In case you were curious:
- The largest member of the Lynx family and the largest cat found in Europe.
- A big male Eurasian Lynx can weigh 84 pounds (38 kilograms) whereas the Canadian Lynx weighs 18 to 24 pounds (8 to 11 kilograms).
- They commonly hunt prey three to four times their size and there are records of reindeer kill.
- The name “lynx” comes from the Greek word “to shine,” in possible reference to the eye shine of the cats at night.