The Lynx has a very short tail and tufted ears. This makes it look different from other cats. Lynx live in the forest. They eat a wide variety of birds and small mammals. In North America, their diet consists largely of snowshoe hares. The North American lynxes have large round paws that help them walk on top of snow.
Experts disagree on the number of lynx species. Opinions range from their being only one species of lynx to as many as three.