The lynx is best known for
the striking tufts of hair on its ears. These do not protect the ears
of this predatory cat from the cold, but actually help it to hear
better. Lynx that live in colder areas have larger and more heavily
padded paws. Like snowshoes, they help the animals not to sink into the
Fun Fact: The lynx can see six times as well as a human being – especially at night.