Canada Lynx

Taxonomic Name: 
Lynx canadensis

Conservation Status:
Least Concern (IUCN)

 Hares and other small mammals or birds

Size: Height at shoulder: 48 - 60 cm

Weight: 8 - 14 kg

Longevity in the Wild: Up to 15 years

Fun Fact: Snowshoe hares are the most important food source for Canada Lynx! They are so reliant on hares for food, that when hare populations are high the lynx population grows too - and when the hare population is low, the lynx population drops.

You can find the Zoo's Canada Lynx in the Boreal area!