Range and Habitat: Canada lynxes occur throughout much of the boreal forest of Canada and Alaska and into the more northern parts of the lower 48 states.
Canada lynxes are adapted for a cold, northern climate having a thick winter coat and extra large paws that act like snowshoes for hunting and traveling in deep, soft snow.
The main prey of the Canada lynx is the snowshoe hare. Canada lynx are so dependent on eating hare that their populations rise and fall with fluctuations in the populations of snowshoe hare.
Fun Facts: Canada lynxes are generally solitary animals, usually hunting and traveling alone. They are slightly more active at night than by day, and are secretive and seldom seen.