The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized wild cat occurring from Northern, Central and Eastern Europe to Central Asia and Siberia, the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas. It inhabits temperate and boreal forests up to an altitude of 5,500 m (18,000 ft). Despite its wide distribution, it is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching and depletion of prey.
Also known as
This breed is also called Eurasian Linx, Eurasian Lynx, European Lynx, Felis Lynx, Lynx Lynx, Lynx UK Trust as well as The Eurasian Lynx.
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