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WILDLIFE

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lynx

Lynx Solitary hunters of deep forests, the lynx hunts at night for hares and smaller game such as squirrels and small birds. Its short body is covered in a thick coat, its oversized padded feet make it a swift and stealthy hunter. Found in coniferous forests and mountainous regions of the very northern United States, this cat ranges sometimes more than a hundred miles. Only during the mating season can the lynx be seen traveling in pairs.


bobcat

Bobcat Named for its short tail, the bobcat is widespread from southern Canada to northern Mexico. Primarily nocturnal creatures, they subsist mostly on small game, such as rabbits and rodents. After birthing, the mother drives off her mate, but allows him to return after a while to help in gathering food.


bison

Bison A large animal characterized by a large hump on the back between the shoulder blades. The hump joins powerful muscles and ligaments which help to support the large head. The head is covered in dense shaggy fur ranging from brown to brown-black in color, and both males and females have short, curved horns. Although bison often seem to move slowly, they can reach speeds up to thirty-five miles an hour. Once thought to be in endless supply, these massive animals are now near extinct in the wild.


wolf

TimberWolf Ranging large stretches of northern territories in Alaska and Canada, these pack animals work together to bring down large prey. In the United States, they can be found only in a few northernmost regions, including Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, Michigan. The timber wolf eats afield and disgorges it upon return to the den, feeding the litter.


tiger

Tiger The Bengal tiger lives in Southern Asia. It was hunted, captured,and poisoned to such an extent that is practically disappeared, except in natural preserves and national parks. It is now strictly protected. Some males occupy a territory of 200 square miles. When there is enough food, the tiger lives in a much smaller territorty. It lives in the forest, the grassland, or the swamps.

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