Big Game Species in BC

CANADA LYNX

Canada Lynx

A lynx’s diet is primarily made up of snowshoe hare, but it will also consume squirrels, grouse and other rodents.

The range of Canada lynx (Felis lynx) span across much of Canada and Alaska, primary inhabiting the boreal forest. Lynx are a medium-sized cat with long legs, huge paws and protruding ears tipped with black hairs. The long silvery-gray fur of the Canada lynx bears faint darker stripes on the sides and chest. There will also be darker spots on the belly and on the insides of the forelegs, and black stripes on the forehead. The entire tip of their stubby tails is black. A lynx’s diet is primarily made up of snowshoe hare, but it will also consume squirrels, grouse and other rodents. A lynx’s weight will vary from 15 to 40 lbs (6.8 to 18 kg).