This Wildlife Wednesday, learn about the elusive Canada lynx, and how it navigates North Americas snowy forests.
Chances are, if you’ve ever been travelling through the Canadian wilderness, you’ve seen a deer. You might even have seen a bear. But even if you’re in Canada lynx territory, there’s a very good chance you’ll never spot one. This Wildlife Wednesday, learn about the elusive Canada lynx, and how it navigates the snowy forests it lives in.
Habitat: North America, especially in regions with lots of snow
Canada lynx trivia
Why they’re threatened and what you can do to help
Canada Lynxes are classified as threatened. Their main threat in the 1900s was the fur trade, and unfortunately, trapping continues today, although it is regulated. Proper regulation of the forestry industry is also crucial in preserving the lynx population, as lynxes prefer old growth forests.
As consumers, we can help by avoiding purchasing fur and making responsible decisions when it comes to buying wood and paper products.