Canadian Lynx ( Lynx canadensis )
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The Canadian lynx inhabits the area of Alaska, Canada and New England. Over there it lives mainly in forests. It has a light brown colour with dark spots all over its body, triangular ears and a short tail. The lynx is about 3 feet long and the tail measures up to 5 inches. Its weight is about 40 pounds.
The lynxes mate once a year usually in February or in March. The gestation period lasts approximately 9 weeks. Small lynxes are sexually mature when they reach the age of 2-3 years. Lynx is a carnivore and often hunts during the night, when it fully uses its night sight as well as perfect hearing and smell. They feed on hares, rodents, birds and fish. Their feet are quite large so they do not sink deeply when running on the snow.