The European/Eurasian or Northern Lynx, usually called just the Lynx, is native to Scandinavia, northern Russia,
Western, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including China/Tibet.
There are very few left in Western and Central Europe. It became extinct in UK in the Middle Ages.
The ear tufts are characteristic features. The tail is short. The lynx is a secretive, solitary animal
usually hunting at dusk and dawn. The Lynxes above are the nominal subspecies from Scandinavia, Eastern Europe
and Western Russia with the lovely subspecies name of Lynx lynx lynx.
Some individuals have much more spotted coats than others and some have plain coats.
Younger Lynx tend to have more spots and elderly Lynx (immediately above) have fewer spots.
A Lynx makes similar sounds to those of a domestic cat, although it is much larger, and its young, above, is called a kitten.