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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.

1 species ID suggestions

Student 6 years ago
Canada Lynx
lynx canadensis

31 Comments (1–25)

Lindsy 5 years ago

Beautiful shots! Beautiful cat.

thundermak 6 years ago

thanks for the conmments and congrats on the SOTD.


kittuandme 6 years ago

Nice shot thunder and congrats!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 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 6 years ago

Beautiful cat. Well deserved SOTD!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Wonderful series and congratulations on your SOTD!

duttagupta35504 6 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 6 years ago

Congratulations !

DanielWhitlock 6 years ago

That is a spectacular cat!

NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago


VivBraznell 6 years ago

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

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 6 years ago

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

birdlady6000 6 years ago

Wow! Congratulations! Love photo #2!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

fantastic! Congratulations :)

bearattack79 6 years ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congratulations. What a gorgeous animal.

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

Congratulations !

auntnance123 6 years ago

Awesome cat!

thundermak 6 years ago

Thanks for the comments and pic of the day Wow!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Lovely! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day!

KarenL 6 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 6 years ago


EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Look at those paws! Wow!

Ontario, Canada

Lat: 48.33, Long: -89.83

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

Spotted for mission

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