24 de mar de 2014

Lince-do-canadá / Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)

Biologia-Vida | Photo via Scientific Illustration (unknown photographer)

Lince-do-canadá (Lynx canadensis) endêmico da América do Norte; esse animal possui patas enormes, que ajudam a distribuir o peso na neve e evitar que ele acabe afundando. Medem cerca de um metro e meio e chegam a pesar quase 20 quilos. Como outros felinos, são carnívoros e caçam normalmente a noite, podendo ser guiados pela audição aguçada, e passam horas na moita esperando a presa distraída passar. São extremamente territoriais, dominando áreas de 11 a 300 km².
Photo: Keith Williams
Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) endemic to North America; endemic to North America, and this animal has huge paws that helps distribute its weight in snow and avoid it to sinking in. Measure about five feet and can weigh almost 40 pounds. Like other cats, they are carnivores and typically hunt at night, being guided by its acute hearing, and spend hours in the bush waiting for the distracted prey to pass. They are extremely territorial, dominating areas around 11-300 km².
Sources: Animal Diversity Web/ Arkive.org
Posted by Thalita Morais