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By: Savannah Silke. Maine Animals Lynx. Animal's Name. My animal is a lynx. Its scientific name is lynx canadensis.  The males and females don't have special names The young are called cubs. Classification. My animal is a mammal. Appearance.

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By savannah silke

By: Savannah Silke

Maine AnimalsLynx


Animal s name
Animal's Name

  • My animal is a lynx.

  • Its scientific name is lynx canadensis. 

  • The males and females don't have special names

  • The young are called cubs.


Classification
Classification

My animal is a mammal.


Appearance
Appearance

  • Their colors are gray, orange, black and white. 

  • The weight for a male is 50.6 lbs. 

  • Females weigh 28.2 lbs. 

  • Lynx have short hair, black hair on the tip of their ears, big paws so they can walk on snow, long whiskers, 28 teeth and good hearing.


Movement
Movement

Lynx are quick and sly, if they were slow they would not get their prey.


Maine animals lynx
Diet

Their diet is mice, voles, grouse, ptarmigan and red squirrel.


Habitat
Habitat

Lynx live in forests and rocky areas.


Adaptations
Adaptations

2 important adaptations of Lynx are:

  •  eyes that provide good vision for the night

  •  feet that are very fluffy so it is quick and quiet in the snow.


Life cycle reproduction
Life Cycle & Reproduction

  • The male follows the female.

  • Lynx mate between February and March.

  • The mother will usually give birth to six kittens.

  • The kittens stay with their mom for a year.

  • Lynx usually live about 26 years.


Behavior
Behavior

Lynx are solitary, which means they like to live alone. 

Listen to a Lynx here!


Defense offense
Defense & Offense

Lynx use claws to attack their prey.


Enemies
Enemies 

Some enemies are: wolves, coyotes and mountain lions. Kittens are attacked by large owls sometimes.


Species survival
Species Survival

  • Lynx were listed as endangered in Maine in 2000.  People  destroy lynx homes when they cut trees and clear land.

  • Bobcats are more aggressive than lynx are, so they sometimes take over Lynx habitat.


Something special
Something Special 

The kittens are weaned at 2 months and stay with their mom for a year.


Bibliography
Bibliography

Here are the websites I used in my research:

  • http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/species/endangered_

         species/canada_lynx/index.htm

  • http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/animal-guides/animal-

         guide-canadian-lynx/1228/

  • kidrex.com 

  •  http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/animals/lynx.html

  •  bing.com 


Quiz time
Quiz Time

Let's see what you learned about my Maine animal.  Can you answer these questions?

  • What are 3 enemies? 

  •  What color is my animal?


Answers
Answers:

  • Enemies:  wolf, moutain lion and coyote

  • Colors: gray, orange, black and white.