Two female Lynx kittens – the first born at the Minnesota Zoo since 1993 – are now on exhibit between 9-noon daily. Born May 13, the kittens have been bonding with their mom off exhibit since that time. Their mother, who came to the Zoo in 2007, is a great first time mom and very protective of her kittens. The Minnesota Zoo had nine litters born at the zoo between 1981–1993, totaling 22 kittens.
Like other wild cats, lynx usually rest during the day, often under cover such as a fallen log or rock ledge. Like the hares they hunt, these secretive and solitary cats are mostly active at night (nocturnal). Minnesota used to have a large Canada lynx population, but numbers have dropped. They are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.