Canadian Lynx Male Skull


The Canadian lynx is native to Canada and most of the northern United States. Lynx are strictly carnivorous preying on small mammals and birds. Lynx have been observed hunting in pairs and small groups.


Canadian Lynx Male Skull Replica measures 5.1 inches. Canadian Lynx Male Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum bear skull exhibit, bear home décor, or office décor skull.

Canadian lynx or Lynx canadensis is a medium-sized North American lynx that ranges across Alaska, Canada, and northern areas of the contiguous United States. It is characterized by its long, dense fur, triangular ears with black tufts at the tips, and broad, snowshoe-like paws.

As in the related bobcat (Lynx rufus), the lynx’s hindlimbs are longer than the forelimbs, so the back slopes downward to the front. The Canada lynx stands 19 to 22 in. tall at the shoulder and weighs between 11 and 37 lb. The lynx or Lynx canadensis is a good swimmer and an agile climber. The Canadian lynx was first described by Robert Kerr in 1792.

A specialist predator, the Canadian lynx or Lynx canadensis depends heavily on snowshoe hares for food. This leads to a prey-predator cycle, as Canadian lynxes respond to the cyclic rises and falls in snowshoe hare populations over the years in Alaska and central Canada.

When hares are scarce lynxes tend to move to areas with more hares and tend not to produce litters, and as the numbers of the hare increase, so do the populations of the lynx.

The Canadian lynx or Lynx canadensis hunts mainly around twilight, or at night, when snowshoe hares tend to be active. The Canada lynx waits for the hare on specific trails or in ambush beds, then pounces on it and kills it by a bite on its head, throat or the nape of its neck.

The Canadian lynx or Lynx canadensis occurs predominantly in dense boreal forests, and its range strongly coincides with that of the snowshoe hare.

Given its abundance throughout the range, and lack of severe threats, the Canada lynx has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. This Canada lynx is regularly trapped for the international fur trade in most of Alaska and Canada but is protected in the southern half of its range due to threats such as habitat loss.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 5.1 in
Canadian Lynx Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Lynx
Species: L. canadensis
Binomial name: Lynx canadensis