The Iberian Lynx

iberian lynx

The Iberian lynx is extremely rare but completely protected by the law. It is about half the size of the Eurasian lynx, is about 85-110 cm with a tail of 13cm, It weighs 10-13 kg. This species of lynx lives in and around South West Europe in isolated wetlands and uplands. It uses thickets for cover and open areas for food such as deer, fawns and ducks. It is primarily nocturnal and is an exceptional tree climber. This cat is endangered mainly because of habitat loss, illegal hunting, and accidental killing by snares and poison baits set for other animals.

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