DESCRIPTIONThe Iberian lynx is heavily spotted andweighs about half as much as theEurasian species, with long legs and avery short tail with a black tip. Its coat istawny with dark spots and it bears acharacteristic "beard" around its face andprominent black ear tufts.COLOURBrown,black,whiteSIZEMediumHEIGHT /WEIGHTWeight: 10-13kgHeight: 88-100cm
FOODThe Iberian lynx mostlydepends on wild rabbitsto feed, but it will alsoeat ducks, young deerand partridges if rabbitdensities are low. Whilean adult lynx needsabout one rabbit a day, amother raising heryoung needs to catchabout 3.
INTERESTINGINFORMATION/PopulationThe Iberian lynx is theworlds mostendangered felinespecies.Between 84 and 143adults
WHY IS ITENDANGERED?The Iberian lynx has been brought tothe brink of extinction because of acombination of threats:Decreasing food baseHabitat loss and degradationCar hitsHunting