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Sainte Croix Celebrates The Birth Of Three Lynx Kittens

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Three lynx kittens were born at Animal Park of Sainte Croix. This Animal Park is located in France and is known as Parc Animalier de Sainte Croix there.

lynx kittens
(Image Source: Animal Park of Sainte Croix / Emilie Scherrer)

The baby kittens arrived on the 18th of May. The staff at the zoo was able to witness the event. Moreover, there are 2 males and a female kitten. They have had their first medical checkup by the veterinarian. All three of the lynx kittens weigh a little over 1 kg.

Lynx are solidarity cats and are native to the northern forests of America, Europe, and Asia. They have beautiful thick fur which aids them in the cold climate. The cats additionally avoid humans and mostly hunt at night. Thus, they rarely emerge during the day. Furthermore, they require areas to live with numerous hideouts.

kitten
(Image Source: Animal Park of Sainte Croix / Emilie Scherrer)

During the winters, their hair can grow up to 10 cm long. Hence, humans also use their hair for sowing garments.

The majority members of this species are around 80 to 120cm long. Additionally, they have 10 to 20 cm long tails.  

staff
(Image Source: Animal Park of Sainte Croix / Emilie Scherrer)

The cats are rather skilled at hunting and have excellent hearing and eyesight. They can spot a mouse from 250 feet away.  

Mating for the animal takes place in either early spring or late winter. The litter comprises of 1 to 6 young kittens. Their gestation period is of 2 months.

lynx cat
(Image Source: Animal Park of Sainte Croix / Emilie Scherrer)

They have beautiful fur and subsequently, are hunted for it. Among the endangered species, the Iberian lynx is indigenous to the mountains of Spain and are struggling to survive.

kitten
(Image Source: Animal Park of Sainte Croix / Emilie Scherrer)

Lynx have four species: bobcat, Canada lynx, Eurasian lynx, and Iberian lynx. Their diet consists of birds and small mammals. Average lifespan of the animal is around 13 years. However, it’s rare that they surpass the 10 year mark.

lynx cat
(Image Source: Animal Park of Sainte Croix / Emilie Scherrer)

Their preferred habitats are high altitudes forests with dense shrubs, and tall grass. Despite having the ability to hunt on the ground, they can climb trees and swim very well.

All three of the newborns at the French zoo are healthy.