Cat family

Yoho National Park

There are two species of cats in Yoho National Park. Cats are carnivores - very skilled ones! They are adapted for stalking, pursuing and ambushing which makes them very good at capturing prey.

Lynx | Cougar


The smaller member of the cat family that resides in Yoho National Park is the lynx. Lynx are nocturnal and rarely seen. Grey and brown in colour with tufts of fur on their ears, lynx have distinctively long legs and large feet.


cougar walking on snow

The other cat found in Yoho is the mountain lion or cougar. Weighing nearly 70 kg, cougars are tawny-brown in colour with black-tipped tales. Although rarely seen, there is a small population in the park.

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