Chena the Canadian Lynx arrived at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in 2014 after being rescued from North Pole, Alaska. From a young age Chena had been kept illegally inside a small chicken coop and as a result, has developed multiple physical handicaps. Since coming to AWCC, Chena’s life has improved dramatically. She can often be seen eating full chicken breasts and bathing in the sun.
Calliope is a Canada lynx who was rescued in the Bethel area after her mother was killed. She arrived as a 6-pound kitten. Calliope is very vocal and energetic and keeps her care takers on their toes. Lynx are the only felines native to Alaska. A lynx’s feet are the same size as a mountain lion’s even though a lynx is one quarter the size. A lynx’s large feet relative to body size help act as snowshoes so they can stay on top of snow.