Cat House

Eurasian Lynx
(Lynx lynx)
sign The Canadian and Eurasian lynxes are both Least Concern, however the Iberian (or Spanish) lynx is Endangered. The Iberian lynx 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 Canadian lynx is becoming very rare in the northern United States due to hunting, habitat destruction, and competition with the more aggressive bobcat. The Eurasian (aka Siberian) lynx is larger than the Canadian and more brown in coloration. They are not endangered, and have healthy populations in Russia and northern Europe. Also highly dependent on rabbits, lynx populations closely follow those of rabbits. The European, Iberian, and Canadian lynxes are separate species, not subspecies.
Eurasian Lynx at EFBC/FCC
Male, born 25 May 2004, arrived here May 2008 from the JarvZoo, Sweden. More Photos:
Arrivals 2008

Video/sounds of our lynx