You asked: What type of ecological relationship do the lynx and hares share?

The lynx and hare populations have a predator-prey relationship. Disease, food supply and other predators are variables in this complex relationship. The flux in this cyclic relationship is what allows for the ecosystem dynamic to work.

What type of interaction is a lynx is attacking a hare?

The cycling of snowshoe hare and lynx populations in Northern Ontario is an example of predator-prey dynamics.

When the number of hares is high what happens to the number of lynx?

As hare population declines so does the lynx population. An obvious relationship is that lynx eat hares. As the population of hares increase, the available food supply for lynx increases making it easier for the lynx population to support young. This causes the lynx population to increase with the hare population.

Do hares eat lynx?

Look no further than the snowshoe hare, normally a herbivore: Between January 2015 and July 2017, Canadian researchers observed hares eating the flesh of grouse, Canadian lynx, and even other hares.

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Who is the predator lynx or hare?

Predator and Prey

Canada lynxes eat mostly snowshoe hares—which in turn are preyed on almost exclusively by Canada lynxes.

What is the relationship between hare and lynx growth?

Snowshoe hare is the primary food of the lynx. The population cycles of these two species are closely linked. When hares are plentiful, lynx eat little else and take about two hares every three days. Lynx prey upon mice, voles, squirrels, grouse, ptarmigan and carrion when hares are scarce.

What term describes the relationship you see in the graph of the hare and the lynx population?

The predator/prey relationship explains that an increase in the snowshoe hare population (prey) leads to an increase in the lynx population (predator).

What kind of ecological relationship is shown by each pair of organisms?

Symbiosis is an ecological relationship between two species that live in close proximity to each other. Organisms in symbiotic relationships have evolved to exploit a unique niche that another organism provides.

Why does the hare and lynx population number fluctuate?

When the plants they feed on decline, so too does the hare numbers as they face starvation. The Lynx populations also fluctuate with the Hare population declines, as they are forced to hunt less nutritious species such as mice and carrion.

When did the hare population increase?

When the hare population increased, what happened to the lynx population. Why? The Lynx population also increases because there is more food for them to eat.

How do hares adapt to their environment?

The snowshoe hare are well adapted for their life in the north. They have large, furry feet that act as snowshoes for traveling on top of the snow. Their fur is thick to protect them from freezing temperatures. It also turns white in winter so that they are almost invisible in a snowy background.

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Can I eat my pet rabbit?

Domestic rabbits are highly valued for their low fat, low cholesterol, and high quality proteins. They are entirely white meat. Rabbit compares very favorably to chicken, turkey, and some fish for its beneficial health virtues and its adaptability.

Do rabbit eat their babies?

Rabbits can sometimes eat their own young. This is most likely to happen if your pet is feeling particularly anxious, lacks dietary protein, or has become excessively territorial. Feed your rabbit a diet of Alfalfa hay in the days before the birth of her kits.