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					                              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.

				
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