Black Canada Lynx caught on camera for the first time

In 2022, a black Canada Lynx, a rare sighting of the typically light brownish-gray animal, was captured on camera for the first time. This occurrence was documented by Thomas Jung, a researcher from the University of Alberta, and published in the journal Mammalia. The footage was taken near Whitehorse, Yukon, showing the lynx startled by a dog’s bark. Jung noted the lynx’s unique black coat with whitish-gray hairs, suggesting that such color variations might affect the animal’s evolutionary adaptations. This sighting provides valuable insight into the possible melanism in Canada lynx.