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Lynx rufus

A more varied diet than his close cousin…

  • More opportunistic than the Canada lynx, it eats a variety of small mammals, besides hunting insects, birds, reptiles and sometimes porcupines as well as young White-tailed deer. It sometimes attacks farm animals.
  • Its range extends from Mexico to southern Canada. At the northern limit of its range, it meets the Canada lynx.
  • Its smaller paws limit its expansion to the north due to the snow. It can run from 40 to 48 km/h.
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