Libby, Lenny : Lynx Cousins
Gender : Male
Homeland : Forest in Spain
Origin : Iberian Lynx
A handsome Iberian lynx.
What is actual animal for this character?
Lynx with a leopard-like spotted coat
Iberian lynx, sometimes referred to as the Spanish lynx, is a critically endangered cat native to the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe.
The species used to be misclassified as a subspecies of the Eurasian lynx, but is now considered a separate species.
Both species occurred together in central Europe in the Pleistocene epoch, being separated by habitat choice.
The Iberian lynx has distinctive, leopard-like spots with a coat that is often light grey or various shades of light brownish-yellow.
Some western populations were spotless though these have recently become extinct.
The head and body length is 85–110 cm, with the short tail an additional 12–30 cm; the shoulder height is 60–70 cm. The male is larger than the female, with the average weight of males 12.9 kg and a maximum of 26.8 kg, compared to 9.4 kg for females; this about half the size of the Eurasian lynx.