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Eurasian lynx

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Eurasian lynx

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mammals

Eurasian lynx is medium-sized feline that has tufted ears, large paws and spotted fur. As typical for a pure carnivore, it has long and strong fangs. The most important prey animals of Eurasian lynx include hares, game birds and small deer. Eurasian lynx is a solitary animal that is on the move at dusk and nighttime. It has no natural enemies. The female produces from one to three cubs who learn to prey at one year old. 

Eurasian lynx prefers forested habitats and the size of its large territory is determined by the number of prey animals present. Its area of distribution consists of Eurasia. 

Eurasian lynx is a conserved species but some special permits are granted for hunting it. Eurasian lynx also preys on small predators and controls their populations, which is beneficial for game birds. 

The conservation status of Eurasian lynx is nowadays least concern and it has adapted to living in managed forests and near human settlements. 

Eurasian lynx

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