The Canada Lynx
1. The Canada lynx is
often confused with the bobcat. What is the major
difference between a Canada lynx and a bobcat?
lynx has a long fluffy tail
B. The lynx has
very large and furry feet
C. The lynx is
spotted on its belly
D. The lynx has
2. The male cat is larger
than the female. What is the average weight of an adult
A. up to 10 lbs.
B. over 30 lbs.
C. between 11
and 40 lbs.
D. between 40
and 60 lbs.
3. Why is it difficult for
scientist to determine the population of the Canada lynx
in North America?
A. It is an
extremely solitary animal that remains deep in the
forest far from man
have little interest in knowing
C. there is not
enough funding to adequately study the animal
D. any attempt
by scientists to capture and track the animal has been
4. Which of these regions
is the lynx now known to inhabit?
Alaska and Maine
Idaho and Minnesota
C. Montana, New
Hampshire and Oregon
Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming
E. All of the
False - The
Canada lynx requires a very large area to hunt?
6. The type of habitat
lynx need for hunting is
A. Open fields
B. A mixture of
old farmland and clear-cut forests
hardwood stands in hilly terrain
D. Dense, mature
forests with hollow trees for dens and bogs and thickets
False - 75%
of the Canada lynx' diet is the snowshoe hare?
8. The Canada lynx is not
a fast runner. What techniques do they use for hunting?
climbing trees and waiting to pounce on its prey
B. Jump out from
C. Make sounds
to imitate small rodents to lure unsuspecting animals to
D. Hide in
hollowed out trees waiting for a rabbit to come in
9. Mating of the Canada
lynx occurs between February and March. The females have
between 1 and 6 in a litter. Which of the following
statements is true pertaining to the mating habits?
A. The male lynx
and female mate for life
B. The only time
the male and female lynx interact is during the mating
C. The female
lynx will have several mates during the mating season
and give birth to as many as 3 litters.
D. The litter is
born in August of the following year
False - The
Canada lynx is very vocal and can often be heard in the
northern climes of the United States during the night?