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Siberian Lynx

Range:

Russia, Northern China, Mongolia, Korea and northern India areas.


Habitat:

Forests, woodlands, tundra and rocky outcroppings


Characteristics:

Siberian lynx are solitary cats, which are recognized by tufts of hair on their ears, short, bobbed tails and manes of fur around their faces. They are well adapted for their cold habitat with wide webbed paws (these work like snow shoes that help keep the cats from sinking into the snow), hair on the bottom of their paws (this provides traction) and a thick coat of fur for warmth. Their long hind legs help them walk on snow and allow them to jump up to 10 feet to catch prey. Lynx are also excellent swimmers.


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Behavior:

Lynx are solitary usually solitary animals and will hunt prey 3-4 times thier own size.


Reproduction:

68 days; 2-3 kittens


Interesting Facts:

Siberian lynx make a variety of vocalizations including: purrs, mews, yowls, hisses and spits. They also communicate by scent marking, facial expressions and body posturing.


About Our Animals:

Leonid (Male) and Kolya(male) born April 20, 2002. Arrived at UHZ May 2006.


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Did YOU Know?
A lynx can leap nearly 10 ft into the air while pouncing.

Siberian Lynx
Range
Class: mammal
Genus: Lynx
Species: lynx wrangeli
Height: up to 3 feet 7 inches tall
Weight: Approximately 70 lbs
Wild Diet: Deer, rabbits, rodents, birds, and fish
USFWS Status: Threatened
CITES Status: Not Listed
Where at the Zoo? Asian Highlands


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