How to Draw a Canada Lynx

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Canada Lynx in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Canada Lynx.

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How to Draw a Canada Lynx - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw the head. It is almost a circle but with a flat top. There are two crooked upside down "U"s on the top corners. These are the ears.

Step 2: Next draw the face. Just under the ears there are two short curved lines. Between them are two black eyes. In the middle of the face is a round nose with a curved mouth and jaw below it.

Step 3: From the right side of the head draw the body line to the right. Bend it sharply down at the rump.

Step 4: At the bottom of the rump line draw a long line down to make the hind leg. There is a large paw at the bottom of the line with three toes. Draw the other leg line up and angle it to the left.

Step 5: Starting at the top of the hind leg line draw the other hind leg line down. There are only two toes on this paw. Draw the other leg line up and curve it to the left.

Step 6: From the bottom right side of the head start the front leg line down past the belly line down to end at the same level as the hind legs. Don't forget to draw the three toes on the paw. Draw the other leg line back up.

Step 7: Draw the other front leg line down from the bottom left side of the head. It ends the same place as the other front leg. There are two toes at the bottom.

Step 8: Finally draw the tail. There is only one line from the rump to the back of the hind leg.

Interesting Facts about the CANADA LYNX

The Canada Lynx is a member of the feline group and the scientific term for them is Lynx canadensis. As the name suggests, it lives mostly in the Canadian region of North America. This species has traits that are more similar to the Bobcat than the Eurasian Lynx. It is brownish silver with thick hair, a ruffed face, tufted ears, short tail, and long legs. In addition, they have wide feet for staying on top of the snow, which are furry to keep them warm.

Did you know?

  • This animal was first documented in 1792.
  • The body grows to about 3.5 feet long.
  • This species weighs about 24 pounds.
  • This creature is about 2 feet tall.
  • Their swimming distance is up to at least 2 miles.

These eat hares almost exclusively. They are very accurate when biting, since their canine teeth have many nerves in them. While they have little endurance and therefore require complex hunting skills, sometimes owls will steal the animal for food that has been chased into an open area. Also, the big toe is set apart from the other toes, so that it can get a good grip when climbing through rough and dense snow. These animals have a low population amount, but are considered to be the least concern for the possibility of extinction.