Today I want to write about a very special species of cat, the Iberian lynx.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These beautiful cats grow up to 1 metre long.
- They mainly hunt at night and use their excellent eyesight to catch rabbits. If rabbit numbers are low, they will catch small deer and birds.
- Iberian lynx live by themselves and are very territorial. The males mark their territory by weeing on trees and rocks.
- At breeding time, the females give birth to 1-4 kittens. The kittens become independent after about 10 months and live in the same territory for about 20 months.
- Iberian lynx live in open woodland, scrub and thickets in south western Spain. They are the most endangered species of cat in the world, with only a few hundred left in the wild. They are impacted by drops in the numbers of rabbits, habitat loss and hunting.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about Iberian lynx?