Lynx, Giant

Description: Giant Lynx are covered with beautiful thick fur that keeps them warm during frigid winters. Their large paws are also furry and hit the ground with a spreading toe motion that makes them function as natural snowshoes.

These stealthy cats avoid humans and hunt at night, so they are rarely seen.

Giant lynx head and body are 8 to 10 feet; their tails are 1 to 2 feet. Giant lynx weighs 100 to 200 lbs

Lifestyle: The giant lynx is a solitary cat that haunts the remote northern forests.

Giant lynx eat elk, squirrels, and large birds but prefer the deer. The lynx is so dependent on this prey that their populations fluctuate with a periodic plunge in deer numbers that occurs about every ten years.

Giant Lynx mate in early spring or late winter. About two months later, females give birth to a litter of one to four young.

Combat: All lynxes are skilled hunters that make use of great hearing (the tufts on their ears are a hearing aid) and eyesight so strong that a lynx can spot a mouse 250 feet away.

Lynx like to sneak up on their prey and pounce on it, digging its sharp claws into its haunches. Then biting the neck the lynx twists and snaps the spine.