From houses to take shelter in, to weapons for protection, humans have even made it easier to walk on foot-deep snow without sinking down into it.
The invention of snowshoes made it a lot easier for humans to hunt and travel in cold climates. They saved lots of time that would surely have been spent getting frost bit toes.
However, humans weren't the first creatures to be blessed with useful tools like this. The Canadian lynx has had the amazing benefit of their large, padded paws for many centuries.
This big, wild cat has adapted wonderfully well to its cold surroundings and it can certainly get around in the snow with ease.
And because their favorite prey are small animals, such as bunnies, that are really fast, it's very important that they're equipped with everything they need to catch their 'fast food'!
Their big, exceptionally furry toes are the perfect tools for traveling through the snow and grasping surfaces as they lunge toward their prey.
Sadly, these magnificent cats are often trapped for their beautiful fur and their numbers have been steadily declining because of human encroachment into their habitat, however, in spite of that, these animals still manage to thrive.
Not to mention the fact that they're completely adorable, to boot!
The Canadian lynx prefers to spend most of its time alone. They're really very solitary animals.
And because of this, they aren't often seen around civilization. Still, there are times when a single lynx can be seen and even captured on film.
When it comes to being captured on film, they're really quite photogenic, making sure to show off their best sides in order for everyone to see what spectacular animals they are.
Take a look at Max, the Canadian Lynx, in the video below! He's an educational animal ambassador for his species, and he's absolutely gorgeous!
Make sure to turn the volume up, because you're gonna LOVE listening to his deep, contented purring!
They really are truly magnificent, don't you agree?
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