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Meet the big-pawed Canadian Lynx – one of the rarest felines in the world

The feline family is as gorgeous as it is many, making it virtually hard to argue that one is more attractive than another. They all have their own unique characteristics, and the rarer they are, the more intriguing they become. The Canadian Lynx is a wonderful species, and one of the cutest large cats in the planet!


The Canadian lynx, like most of its relatives, is exceedingly fluffy. Domesticated cats, for example, are unlikely to be dangerous predators. Their long legs, remarkable eyesight, and hearing make them excellent hunters. They are not as nimble as one might imagine, despite having incredibly lengthy legs (in comparison to their body), yet they are excellent tacticians.


The Canadian lynx is endemic to Canada and Alaska, as the name implies. They also have some interesting characteristics, such as unusual bobcat paws. Although they dwell in the far north, where temperatures are far below zero for much of the year, the Canadian lynx is ideally adapted to these harsh circumstances, thanks to their coat.

These lovely species are also quite elusive, making it difficult to detect them in the wild!


“Regardless of how hard I’ve tried, I’ve yet to see a lynx in the wild,” wildlife photographer Tracy Munson told Bored Panda. Nonetheless, Munson was able to capture some excellent images of a Canadian Lynx.

“She [the lynx she photographed] was a permanent inmate of an Ontario Wildlife Rehab Centre,” the photographer explained. “It was almost as though I was photographing a really enormous and furious housecat.”


“Lynx are pretty timid and secretive in the wild, so you’d be incredibly lucky to encounter one,” wildlife photographer Tracy Munson said.


Because they are so elusive and mysterious (they generally pray at night), the Canadian Lynx is also known as “the grey ghost of the North.”


Although the species was categorized as endangered for many years, conservation measures have recently allowed them to re-thrive, and these gorgeous wild cats are no longer classed as e

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