Black tufts of hair in the tip of their ears and short, stumpy tails are characteristic for the Lynx (Lynx lynx). Their huge, padded paws make them well equipped for walking on snow without falling through.
Despite having great hearing and large teeth to pierce deep into their prey, the Lynx is not a very skilled hunter and is very often unsuccessful in catching its prey.
Where they live
North America, Canada, Russia and Scandinavia.
Lynxes live in high altitude forests with dense cover of shrubs and tall grass. They hunt on the ground but are able to climb trees and swim.
What they eat
They eat a wide range of animals including deer, reindeer and smaller prey such as hares, fish, squirrels, mice and birds.