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Iberian lynx (2)

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  • 1. Iberian Lynx
  • 2. COUNTRY /CONTINENT
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. INTERESTINGINFORMATION/PopulationThe Iberian lynx is theworlds mostendangered felinespecies.Between 84 and 143adults
  • 6. 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

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