Spanish Lynx - Lynx pardina

Weight: 54 lbs
Head/Body: 38 in
Tail: 5-7 in
Subspecies: 1

Very similar to but slightly smaller than the European Lynx, the Spanish lynx is also a large cat with a powerful body, short, sturdy legs, and a very short tail. It too has a large head with side whiskers and large tufted ears. It has exceptionally keen eyesight, the best of all the cats. Its coat is yellowish-brown fading to white on its undersides, and is strikingly spotted with black.

The Spanish lynx may be found in the pine forests of the Iberian peninsula, where it hunts by night, from the ground, and seeks rodents, birds, fish, termites, and small deer, goats, and sheep.