Amazing Animals: Lynx Quiz


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The lynx is a solitary animal and spends most of its time alone (except during breeding season). Medium-sized cats with long tufted ears and short bobbed tails, lynxes have the largest range of the entire cat family.

How many different species of lynx are there?

Four species belong to the Lynx genus: the bobcat, the Eurasian lynx, the Spanish lynx and the Canadian lynx.


Which species of lynx is the most numerous?

The Eurasian lynx, found throughout Western Europe and Northern Asia, is the most numerous and widespread of the four lynx species.


Which species of lynx is the rarest?

The Spanish lynx is found only in Spain and Portugal and has been reduced to a population of around 300 individuals.


What is the preferred food of the Canadian lynx?

Anywhere from 60 to 90 percent of the diet of the Canadian lynx is made up of snowshoe hares.


How do the ears of a lynx differ from those of a bobcat?

Lynxes are distinguished by the extra-long tufts of fur on their ears and the shaggy mane of fur around their cheeks.


Why do lynxes have such long tufts of fur on their ears?

The tufts, which can grow to be almost an inch (2.5 centimeters) long, enable the cats to hear better.


The fur of a lynx is:

The long, thick fur of a lynx helps it to survive harsh winters in northern ranges.


What's the population status of the Spanish lynx?

The Spanish lynx, which is critically endangered, is probably one of the most endangered cat species in the world.


How does the tail of a lynx differ from that of a bobcat?

The tip of a lynx tail is completely black.


How much does the average lynx weigh?

The average weight of a lynx is between 18 and 60 pounds (8 and 27 kilograms). However, one subspecies of Eurasian lynx, called the Siberian lynx, can weigh up to 84 pounds (38 kilograms).


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