The Lynx Features of the Iberian lynx Scientific Name: Lynx pardinus Common Name: Iberian lynx Order: Carnivores Family: Felidae Features: - Weight: 13 kg male, 10 kg females. - Length: Between 0.9 and 1 m males, Between 0.85 i 0.9 m females. - Height: Between 0.6 and 0.8 m. - Longevity: Between 10 and 15. - Habitat: Shrubs, Mediterranean forests. - Distribution: Iberian Peninsula. - Food: Carnivorous (especially rabbits, but also, pigeons, magpies, reptiles, rodents, deer, etc..). More features of the Lynx On her looks: The lynx, mammal hunting larger than the wild cat, has a light brown coat covered with numerous dark spots. The area of the belly, the lynx, however, is white. The most characteristic feature of the Lynx is its tuft of black hair above the ears that is strongly reminiscent plume of owl. Both are nocturnal predators that need camouflage to hunt and not be seen, hence his drawings and mimics the face of their bodies. On their behavior: The lynx is a territorial animal, when two individuals are developing a ritualized movements such as gently banging his forehead against forehead to recognize each other. With the long lock of hair that has the lynx on their ears, get scare pesky flies and other insects to avoid their bites. This ingenious, lynx does fill the role of flush insects that can not carry out his little tail. On their guns for hunting: As saying that "having a keen eye," Bobcats have a sense of well- developed vision and are able to see a deer more than 400 meters away, a rabbit at 300 m and a tiny mouse to 70 m distance. The sense of sight with the ear, coupled with camouflage coat and very long hind legs make the Lynx a predator very well prepared for the hunt. The bobcat hunting strategy is divided into 3 stages. The first is the observation which is at a high point and wait for prey, the second stage is called stalking in which lynx prey approaches the crawling through the vegetation. The last stage is called etching step comprises the construction of a jump too fast to pounce on prey, when the subject and bites his neck with its fangs. The bobcat hunting larger prey gets him through the suffocation by sticking their fangs into the jugular vein. On where it lives: There are 4 species of lynx: - Canadian lynx (Lynx canadadensis) of American distribution, lives in Canada and some parts of the United States of north-west as Montana and Washington. - Lynx common (or Eurasian) (Lynx lynx), large lynx living in Europe and Asia. - Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), typical of the Iberian Peninsula. - Red lynx (Lynx rufus), another American lynx, as the Canadian lynx, but more widely distributed throughout the North American continent (except in the far north). About the dangers threatening it: Habitat loss, hunting and massive population decline of rabbits are the main causes of threat of Iberian lynx populations.