Common Name: Lynx
Scientific Name: Lynx canadensis
Habitat: Coniferous forests.
Diet: Carnivorous, feeding especially on snowshoe hares.
Although there are records of lynx in the Commonwealth, it is believed that all are cases of this predator temporarily expanding its range due to low prey densities further north.
A detailed account of the occurrence of the lynx in Pennsylvania can be found in Williams, S. L., S. B. McLaren, and M. A. Burgwin. 1985. “Paleo-archaeological and historical records of selected Pennsylvania mammals.” Annals of Carnegie Museum, 54(4): 77–188.