Eurasian Lynx


The Eurasian Lynx is also known as the European Lynx, Common Lynx, the Northern Lynx and the Siberian or Russian Lynx.
The Eurasian Lynx is the largest lynx species, ranging in length  from 80-130cm and standing about 60-75cm at the shoulder. The tail measures 11-24.5cm in length.  Males usually weigh from 18-30kg and females weigh from 8-21kg.


During the summer, the Eurasian Lynx has a relatively short, reddish or brown coat, which tends to be more brightly coloured in animals living at the southern end of its range.  In winter, however, this is replaced by a much thicker coat of silky fur that varies from silver-grey to greyish-brown.  The under-parts of the animal, including the neck and chin, are white at all times of the year.  The fur is almost always marked with black spots.  Some also possess dark-brown stripes on the forehead and back. The Eurasian Lynx makes a…

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