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Lynx
Traits: Medium-sized mammal in the cat family; large feet, short tail, sharp teeth

Habitat: Mosaic of old conifer and early successional stage forests where prey is abundant

Foods: Snowshoe hares almost exclusively; small mammals, birds when hare populations are low

Eaten by: Great horned owls or wolverines may eat young.

Do You Know? The lynx is the only cat native to Alaska.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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