Canada Lnyx

Day in the Life

Canada Lynx Day in the Life

The Canadian lynx is native to North America and typically lives in tundra or forested areas. Source.

Diet and Hunting Patterns

A typical day for the Canadian lynx consists of lounging about and sleeping, as this cat’s activity take place during the later hours of the day. During the day, the lynx can be found near shrubbery or on the limbs of trees resting. When they do rise for hunting, it is usually to catch animals such as snowshoe hares (which are the most common of its food sources), birds, and small rodents. Like their Eurasian kin, Canadian lynx typically stalk and ambush their prey instead of pursuing by running.

Mating and Family Life

The breeding season of the Canadian lynx is February and March with successful mating resulting in a gestation period of 8-10 weeks. The number of kittens in a litter for the average Eurasian lynx is one through five. Females are able to reproduce at two-years-old and males at roughly three.

Communication and Behavior

The female is the primary caregiver for the kittens, as the males have no part in the upbringing. The cubs feed of their mother’s milk for up to five months, and then they are weaned and begin to eat meat.

They communicate with one another vocally through purrs, hisses, and different calls.There is also tactile communication which can be observed between a mother and her cubs or two lynx that are mating. This communication can include any touching with paws or body rubbing against one another. Scent marking is also a way to establish reign over territory.

The Canada lynx is a solitary cat and is only with others if mating, with kittens or sharing territory. Females are usually the only ones that are often seen sharing territory with one another.