There are four subspecies of lynx, and all of them are in danger. While only one subspecies has made it onto the critically endangered list, and one other sits on a list as threatened, they are all disappearing from their native habitats. The Canadian Lynx once inhabited 16 U.S. states, it can now only be found in three. The entire lynx population in the U.S. is thought to be numbered somewhere around 1,000 animals. This is a mere fraction of what once was a thriving population living on our soil.
The Iberian lynx is in even worse condition. This subspecies of lynx, native to Spain, is sure to disappear unless we take immediate and drastic action to save them. There is though to only be about 250 Iberian lynx left anywhere in the world. Due to deforestation around the globe, all of the subspecies of lynx are left in danger of extinction. These specialized hunters only prey on a select few types of animals, and with their habitat and prey being quickly erased in the name of human progress the lynx remains ever in danger. Even the bobcat once a common animal, even considered a nuisance at one time, is starting to become hard to find.