The feline group is as majestic as it is numerous, and that is why it is almost impossible to say that one is more beautiful than another. However, they all have their own uniqueness, and the rarer they are, the more fascinating they are. Such a magnificent creature is the Canadian Lynx – one of the most adorable big cats on Earth!
Like most of their cousins, the Canadian lynx is extremely fluffy. Yet unlike house cats – for example – they are deadly predators. Their long legs, incredible eyesight and hearing make them extremely skilled hunters. Still, they’re not as agile as one might think – even though they have very long legs (compared to their body), but they are excellent tacticians.
“No matter how hard I tried, I haven’t had the chance to encounter a lynx in the wild yet,” wildlife photographer Tracy Munson told Bored Panda. Nonetheless, Munson managed to take some great shots of a Canadian lynx.
“She [le lynx qu’elle a filmé] was a permanent resident of a wildlife rehabilitation center in Ontario,” the photographer said. “The photography was pretty much like photographing a really big, angry house cat.”
“In the wild, lynxes are quite shy and secretive, so you’ll be very lucky to see one,” said wildlife photographer Tracy Munson.
Since they are so secretive (they usually go to pray during the night), the Canadian lynx is also known as the “grey ghost of the North”.
Although the species was listed as endangered for many years, conservation programs have helped them to thrive again in recent times, so nowadays these beautiful wild cats are no longer listed as a species. endangered.
Watch two wild lynx have a pretty intense conversation in Ontario, Canada!