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Iberian lynx (2)


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Iberian lynx (2)

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