What Do Lynx Eat?


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Lynx are carnivores and their diet typically consists of snowshoe hares, fish, birds and rodents. Lynx also find sickly deer and kill them for food and eat carcasses of animals left behind by human hunters. These animals primarily stay in areas where there is a large population of snowshoe hares so they have an adequate source of food.

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The habitat of a lynx can consist of mature forests, tundra and rocky areas. The average lifespan of a wild lynx is up to 15 years. They use their vision to help them hunt for food, and use their excellent hearing to track down prey. Lynx are active at night only, sleeping underneath ledges of rocks and underneath fallen trees during the day.

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