With Canada in their name, two new residents of the Buffalo Zoo should feel right at home in a community that embraces Tim Hortons and ice hockey.
The zoo this weekend introduced to the public two female Canada lynx, 10-month-old sisters named Rosie and Hazel. They arrived in November from the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn., where they were born in April, and they recently completed their health quarantine, according to a zoo statement.
Canada lynx are a new species for the Buffalo Zoo. They're a medium-sized cat, similar to a bobcat, and are native to Canada and the northern United States. Canada lynx have large paws that act like snowshoes in deep snow and their main prey is the snowshoe hare.
Rosie and Hazel can be seen in the Garman Family Arctic Edge exhibit presented by TOPS Friendly Markets.