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Photographer's Note

This photo is of a Caracal Lynx, and was taken at the Metro Toronto Zoo.

It was a special treat to see this Lynx out in the sun. Lynx are largely nocturnal but are sometimes seen during the day. It climbs and jumps well and is a skillful, agile hunter.

During the hottest part of the day, they usually rest in a den, hollow tree, under tree roots or in the discarded den of another animal, which is why it was so unusual to see this one out in the sun.

**Interesting Fact - The name "caracal" comes from the Turkish word meaning "black ears" which refers to their large, black ears topped with two-inch tufts of black hair. The ears and tufts serve as sensitive receivers to detect the quietest sounds of nocturnal prey and also as detects the signals of the other cat's moods and intentions.

**Post Pro - Cropped, Autolevels, increased green saturation slightly.

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