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Canadian Lynx

Lynx canadensis


The Canadian Lynx stands about 30-40 cms tall, and ranges in length from about 90-110 cms. They weigh anywhere between 10-20 kgs. The lynx has characteristics that stand out, such as its amazing triangular shaped ears with black tufts at the end. The lynx usually has thick light brown or grayish colored fur which helps to keep it warm during cold winters. They have large paws which assist them in moving fast through the snow.

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Canada Lynx
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29 Comments (1–25)

Lindsy 9 years ago

Beautiful shots! Beautiful cat.

thundermak 10 years ago

thanks for the conmments and congrats on the SOTD.

cranbrook-sda-youth1 10 years ago


kittuandme 10 years ago

Nice shot thunder and congrats!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD! What a beautiful animal! I love the thick paws and the pointed ears. The coat is so thick. Amazingly prepared for the elements.

DonnaBollenbach 10 years ago

Beautiful cat. Well deserved SOTD!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Wonderful series and congratulations on your SOTD!

duttagupta35504 10 years ago

It's really majestic.... yet at the same time manages to look like a stuffed cat. Wow. Really great pictures!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Congratulations !

DanielWhitlock 10 years ago

That is a spectacular cat!

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago


VivBraznell 10 years ago

Great spotting! BIG paws ..... Congrats on the SOTD

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 10 years ago

That must definitely be an animal worth to spot! It does not look at all disturbed by your presence.

birdlady6000 10 years ago

Wow! Congratulations! Love photo #2!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

fantastic! Congratulations :)

bearattack79 10 years ago

Good Job! Spotting of the Day! Thats huge. Congrats.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Congratulations. What a gorgeous animal.

Great capture Thundermak,beautiful ,congrats on the SOTD,thanks fro sharing

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulations !

auntnance123 10 years ago

Awesome cat!

thundermak 10 years ago

Thanks for the comments and pic of the day Wow!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Lovely! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day!

KarenL 10 years ago

What a beauty! Thank you for sharing & congratulations on earning spotting of the day!

The lynx is a skilled hunter with great hearing (the tufts on its ears act as a hearing aid) and eyesight so keen that it can spot a mouse 250 feet away.

Jessica36 10 years ago


EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Look at those paws! Wow!

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Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Mar 9, 2013
Submitted on Mar 12, 2013

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