“Max Canada Lynx, the educational animal ambassador takes a moment to get some good scratchin’ before he sits down for his meal. He was born at a zoo in May 2011. Max is not domesticated but has been humanized. He still has wild tendencies.
He educates the public locally on the endangered/threatened (in lower 48 states) Canada Lynx in hopes that people will be driven to conserve our environment and protect our wildlife. Technically, they are listed as “threatened” but in my state of NY they are considered “extirpated” (which means rooted out and destroyed completely.) However, it’s legal to trap these beautiful animals in Canada and Alaska.
He is NOT declawed. During the winter he weighs 18 kg (40 pounds) and summer about 15 kg (34 pounds). He has about 10 cm (4 in) of fur in this video which makes him look fat….I mean fluffy! This video is NOT taken in my home but where he has an indoor enclosure. This is Max’s rug with his fur, straw and other scents that he loves. He doesn’t like the vacuum. Max also has outdoor housing where he spends most of his time.”