The world is not a safe place for lynx right now. As people move into the cats' habitats, the cats have a harder time finding food. And in some areas, their forest homes are being cut down for agricultural uses. Hunting is still a problem for these beautiful animals, too. The soft, luxurious coat that keeps lynx warm and comfortable in the colder months is also popular in the fur industry, especially the lighter-colored belly fur. It is estimated that about 90,000 bobcat and lynx pelts are sold each year to the world's fur markets. We think the coats look much better on the lynx!