Animal of the week
Last month, a Eurasian lynx escaped from its enclosure at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Wales. Lilith, who is twice the size of a pet cat, is believed to have leapt over an electrified fence.
LIFESPAN IN THE WILD: On average, lynx live until their early teens (but have reached 24 years old in captivity).
HABITAT: Eurasian lynx mostly live in forested areas across Russia, western Europe and Central Asia.
DIET: Lynx mainly eat large mammals such as red and roe deer, but will also prey on beavers, birds, wild pigs and rabbits if deer are nowhere to be seen.
FUN FACT: During the winter months, their paws become covered in long, dense hair, which helps create a kind of snowshoe, helping the lynx travel through snow.