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Canada Lynx

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The Canada Lynx

 

                               

 

  • Common Name: Canada Lynx
  • Scientific Class:  Mammalia
  • Scientific Genus:  Lynx
  • Species:  Lynx canadensis

 

 

 Where It's Found

 

  • Biome:  High altitude forests with dense shrubs,reeds,and grass;Taiga 
  • Countries Canada, northern United States (major populations in Alaska, western Montana, and nearby parts
  • of Idaho and Washington; small population in New England and Utah and possibly in Oregon, Wyoming and Colorado)

 

 

 

 

Special Adaptations

 

  • Sharp claws for hunting (catching prey), fighting and climbing
  • Fur between toes acts like a snowshoe, helps the lynx walk on deep snow
  • Fur on paws keeps feet warmer in winter
  • Extra thick coat for winter, sheds coat in spring
  • Large eyes and ears for excellent sight and hearing
  • Migrates if not enough to eat in its territory

 

 

Description

 

  • Length: 3 feet
  • Height:  2 feet
  • Weight15-35 lbs.
  • Type of Body Covering:  Fur
  • General Description:  

          - Summer coat is normally reddish-brown and much shorter than winter coat 

          - Winter coat is longer, light gray,spotted, with silver tips

          - Ears tipped with tufts of long black hair

          - Tail is black-tipped all the way around

  • Endothermic
  • Name of Young:  kitten  
  • Name of a group of this animal:pack
  •  Related to:Snow tiger,bobcat
  • Type of eater:Carnivore;ex snow hare

 

Food Chain

 

 

green arrow =energy

blue arrow= What eats what

 

 

 

Symbiotic Relationship

 

It has a commensalism symbiotic relationship with the snowshoe hare. When there are fewer hares to eat, the lynx population goes down. 

 

 

Forms of  Communication

 

  • Good eyesight and excellent hearing help with hunting.
  • There's tactile communication (touching) between mates and between mothers and kittens.
  • Vocalization also occur.                                                                                                                     

 

 

Interesting and Unusual Behaviors

 

  • It will travel up to 19 km. in one day to hunt.
  • It makes its den under a bush or fallen tree, or in a hollow log.
  • It hides its leftover meat. 

 

 

Endangered Species

 

It is endangered by humans hunting it.

 

 

Sources

 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx          

 http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Lynx_canadensis.html

 http://www.saskschools.ca/-gregory/animals/lynx.html                              

 Encyclopedia of Animals,Amber books,2006

 

Comments (3)

wikiuser0055 said

at 12:37 pm on Dec 2, 2008

Very nicely done! So easy to read! Great work,
Mrs. G

wikiuser0046 said

at 10:02 am on Dec 4, 2008

HEY WHO'S IS THIS????

wikiuser0046 said

at 10:02 am on Dec 4, 2008

HEY WHO'S IS THIS????

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