the Iberian Lynx-Just how endangered a species can be

Here is the perfect example of just how endangered a species can get,

   THE IBERIAN LYNX IS THE MOST ENDANGERED FELINE ON THE PLANET

  This beautiful cat has people worried that it might soon become the

first species of cat to go extinct for at least 2,000 years. It’s considered critically endangered by IUNC ( the International Union for Conservation of Nature )

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Diet: 

The Iberian lynx eats mostly wild rabbits , but if rabbit populations are low it may also eat ducks, young deer and partridges. While an adult lynx needs only about one rabbit a day, a mother lynx raising her kits needs to catch about 3.

Size:

Weight: 10-13 kg

Height: 88-100 cm

Other names: 

The Iberian Lynx is also commonly known as the Pardel Lynx, or the Spanish Lynx

Range/Habitat:

In the mid 19th century the Iberian lynx was found in Spain, Portugal and Southern France.  Now it is restricted to very limited areas of southern Spain.

They live in Mediterranean Forests, and Woodlands and Scrub.

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Status: 

critically endangered

Population:

There are about 300 Iberian lynx in the wild

Physical description:

The Iberian lynx is heavily spotted is has long legs and a very short tail with a black tip. Its coat is tawny with dark spots and it has a characteristic “beard” around its face and black ear tufts.

SOME BRIEF EXAMPLES OF THREATS;

  • Decreasing food
  • Habitat loss
  • Hunting
  • Car hits
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