The Eurasian lynx has yellow grey to grey-brown fur that is marked with black spots and white underparts. They have long ears that are tipped with tufts of dark hair, a short tail, and long legs with broad footpads. They are adapted to live and hunt in a colder seasonal climate. In the winter they have a thick coat and their broad footpads are used for walking on snow. In warmer months they have a lighter fur coat.
They are solitary animals that will only come together to mate. They are a mainly nocturnal species that prefer to hunt at dusk and dawn but when food is scarce, they will sometimes hunt during the day.
Eurasian lynx are predators in their habitat playing an important role in the regulation of prey species. Through influencing the population size, behaviour, and distribution of prey species, such as roe deer and chamois, they ensure there is balance in the ecosystem.