A Glimpse into the Fascinating World of the Canada Lynx
Long-term Lynx behavior
The Northwest Boreal Lynx Project is investigating the long distance movements of Canada lynx in relation to the 10-year snowshoe hare cycle.
When working with wild lynx there are special moments that “awaken” sensations within you that you didn’t know existed. It’s like the very wildness of the animal reaches out and grabs hold of you and gives you a tiny glimpse at its primal insides.
Lynx kittens are born in May or June and will stay with their mother until breeding season in late February and March.
We place satellite GPS collars, like the one fitted on this ten month old kitten, on each lynx we capture. These collars keep track of each animal’s whereabouts.
Lynx can and do move very LONG distances!
Shows the tracked behavior of the a collared male lynx where he traveled close to 1,000 miles into Canada.
During these moments there is an undeniable connection to something that feels greater than yourself!
This project is a collaborative effort between the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Yukon Government, Kluane Lake Research Station, and WildLandscapes International.
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