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Black Canada Lynx caught on camera for the first time

A species of lynx native to North America, including Canada and parts of the United States, is called the Canada Lynx, or Lynx canadensis.

Although the Canada Lynx normally has a light brownish-gray fur coat, there have been reports of black-furred individuals as well.

Black-colored type had never been photographed, but in 2022, a lucky person was able to snap some images that quickly went viral.

The animal was caught by a researcher at the University of Alberta, Canada. Thomas Jung, an employee of the Government of Yukon, recorded a video of the animal on his cell phone.

The discovery was documented in an article, “Paint it black: first record of melanism in Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis),” in the journal Mammalia.

The footage was captured in a rural residential neighborhood close to the Yukon metropolis of Whitehorse. The lynx may be seen in the video relaxing at a distance of roughly 50 meters. There were some people and a dog nearby, and the lynx eventually fled when the dog began to bark.

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