The population of the Canadian Lynx is mainly influenced by the density of its primary prey, the Snowshoe Hare, which constitutes between 35-100 % of its diet. Consequently, lynx populations undergo a 9 to 10-year population density cycle. During winter, lynx habitually kill 1 hare each day with their home range varying from 32 km square in summer to 12 km square in winter. Except for females with kids, lynx pairs rarely travel together. In eastern North America lynx like a high complex of regenerating conifer habitats covered by at least 4 months by snow. Climate warming could potentially shrink lynx distributions. Additionally, because of habitat loss, the contiguous USA population of the Canadian Lynx has been listed as threatened. A high rate of captures by trappers, predation by coyotes and snowmobile disturbances may also have a negative impact on lynx populations. The lynx illustrated in this painting is a 6-months-old cub that was sleeping not far from its mother.