What they look like
The Eurasian lynx is the largest species of lynx, with its most distinctive features being its pointed ears and large webbed paws which help it walk across the snow. They are golden brown in colour and have black spots on their back, while their underside is completely white. Another notable feature is the white ruff of fur around their jaw line.
- One of the widest ranging cat species in the world.
- They use thick vegetation to remain out of sight while they stalk their prey.
- Their paws are webbed to help them walk across snow.
What they eat
They feed on a range of mammals and birds, from rodents and squirrels, to deer.
Where they live
The Eurasian lynx is native to Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, East Asia, Siberia and Scandinavia.
Habitat loss and conflicts with hunters.