The Canada and Eurasian lynx are both listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List, however the Iberian (or Spanish) lynx is listed as Critically Endangered. The population in estimated at 1200 in Spain and 100 in Portugal. They could decline 20 percent in the next 10 years due to habitat loss and reduced numbers of their main prey species, the European rabbit. The Canada lynx is becoming very rare in the northern United States due to hunting, habitat destruction, and competition with the more aggressive bobcat. The Canada lynx is smaller than the Eurasian (aka Siberian) and more gray in coloration. Also highly dependent on rabbits, lynx populations closely follow those of rabbits. The Eurasian, Iberian, and Canada lynxes are separate species, not subspecies.
Born:May 16 2016 Arrived at EFBC: June 2017 from the Montreal Biodome
Favorite Enrichment:Large produce boxes, frozen whole prey