The Canadian Lynx population of Queens doubled this week.
The Queens Zoo welcomed a female Canadian Lynx from the Minnesota Zoo this week to be paired with the male that already lives here for breeding.
According to zoo experts, the animal is a medium-sized cat with thick grayish-brown coats and pointed tufts on their ears. Their oversized paws are covered in dense fur and act as snowshoes to prevent them from sinking in deep snow in their native habitats. Their range spans Alaska, Canada, and portions of the northern and western United States.