Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cross-border Cat – Cheryl Lyn Dybas

Rating: ***

This article is about the lynx and its habitat. The lynx is known to travel back and forth between Ontario and Minnesota in search of food and mates which is why they refer to it as the cross-border cat. The article talks about two scientists Cheryl Lyn Dybas and Ron Moen who travel to Minnesota to get a look at this creature. It describes their troubles from enormous snow banks to difficulty locating a lynx. Eventually they captured one in a humane trap so to observe it.

This article showed me that the lynx are very important to nature and seeing as they are endangered; the world should take better care of them. I also learned a few general facts about the lynx to help my understanding of it. Lynx can grow to a metre in length and averages 5 to 15 kg. The exact number living in the United States is unknown because they are a very secretive animal. Since the lynx is such a valuable creature, it should be well protected from extinction.

Dybas, Cheryl Lynn, Canadian Geographic

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