front legs are shorter than their back legs and their tail is short with a black tip. They are medium sized, a little bigger than a house cat weighing from 11-40 pounds and reach 19-22 inches in height.
Habitat and Behavior
Canada lynxes can be found in Canada and Alaska. They are also located in some northern states like Washington and Montana. They live in forests and prefer cold, snowy, and swampy areas. They make dens under trees that have fallen or in thick brush or shrubs. Male Canada lynxes live alone while the females stay with their kittens. They are most active at night.
Binomial name: Lynx canadensis
Species: L. canadensis
Animal Size Information:
Length: 31 - 39 inches
Height: 19 - 22 inches
Weight: 11 - 40 pounds
Tail: 2 - 5.9 inches
The Canada lynx lives in
mixed forests, rocky areas,
Canada lynxes eat mainly snowshoe hares. They can eat an entire hare every one to two days. Sometimes they will prey on smaller animals like birds and squirrels if hares cannot be found. Their predators include cougars, wolves, coyotes, and humans. People will kill the Canada lynx for their fur coat.
Breeding season for the Canada lynxes is usually from March to May. Most kittens are born in May and June. The gestation period lasts about 64 days. The size of the litters are usually…
With a name as blatant and descriptive as “black-footed cat,” the literal translation of Felis nigripes is almost certainly assumed to have black feet, however, its name is slightly misleading. Melvin and Fiona Sunquist, authors of Wild Cats of the World, note only the soles of the black-footed cat’s feet are truly black, whereas the visible upper parts are no different from the rest of its tawny colored coat (76). The name is further misunderstood within the Felidae family, since the African…
kittens who love to follow toys and play fight. Play fighting among kittens may be a way for them to practice and learn skills
As a member of the kingdom Animalia, locomotion is a distinct characteristic. They are part of the phylum Chordata. Firstly, they have bilateral symmetry which allows for a very distinct head region. Also, cats have three germ layers and a complete digestive tract. Class Mammalia feed their young with milk from mammary glands. They also have bodies covered with fur and…
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Cats love to play no matter what breed they might be. Their playful nature is what made them adored by many. But sometimes, your cat can be rough when playing as they extend their claws trying to outmatch you. Claws are important to cats because they use them for climbing, grabbing, and balancing. Here are some essential facts you need to know about cat’s claws.
Cat’s Swiss Army Knife
Claws are multi-purpose tools for all types of cats, big or small. Cat’s claws grow in front of their toes,…
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If cats could talk, they wouldn't! Fun Facts about our feline friends:
It is fascinating how pet cats are the smaller version of those amazing big felines like tigers, jaguars, panthers, lions and we are blessed to enjoy their company at home. If you are a cat lover there are so many things you must learn about this beautiful animal.
COMMON NAME: Domestic Cat
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Felis catus
SIZE: 28 in
WEIGHT: 5 to 20 lbs
PRESENCE IN WORLD HISTORY
There are four characters in the story. Each of these characters represents a part of us. :-
Hem and Haw – Little people
Sniff and Scurry – mice
Sniff: sniffs out changes early before others are aware of it.
Scurry: sees what is needed and takes actions immediately.
Hem: tries to deny and resists change as he fears it will lead to something worse.
Haw: Always learns to adapt in time when he sees change can lead to something better.
All four characters in the story search for Cheese in the maze.…
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In many countries, the black cat seems to an “unluckiness” significant. Especially to the places which still remain the old traditional costumes.
For an example, in Taiwan, when the elderly people see a black cat, they will try to get away from it or…
“Cat Pictures Please,” is a short story by Naomi Kritzer about an A.I. that has one want in life: cat pictures. The unnamed A.I. narrates the story of its quest to find a moral code to live by, and later details its attempts to help three humans lead better lives. The original intended use for this A.I. is a search engine and because of that the A.I. knows almost everything about everyone. Thankfully for the humans, it decides to use this power for good by trying to help people. The A.I. is…