Iberian lynx

iberian lynxThe Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) or Spanish Lynx (Felis pardina) is the most threatened species of cat in the world. They live in Spain and according to a study done in 2005, the population contains no more than 100 Iberian lynxes . The male is larger than the female. They can become 13 years of age in the wild. At twilight, the Iberian lynx hunts alone on primarily rabbits, rodents, birds, reptiles and amphibians and continues during the night. They are threatened by feral dogs, poaching, habitat loss, collisions with vehicles and poisoning.

The Iberian lynx, pardel lynx, spanish lynx is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Portugal and Spain
Some facts about the
Spanish lynx

Adult weight : 11 kg (24.2 lbs)

Gestation : 68 days

Litter size : 3

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