It’s often said that a cat is a cat regardless of how big it is, and that seems to certainly be true when it comes to Max the Canada Lynx!
Cats are known for making a subtle rumbling noise when they’re happy and content, known as purring, and it turns out that the big ones do so as well. Give them a nice head rub, scratch their ears and cheeks, and you’ll have a purring machine in no time.
Except Max’s purr sounds a little different than the purring you’re used to. Because he’s a much larger cat, his purr sounds more like an small engine running than any type of cat. Watch as Max receives some TLC and starts purring like you’ve never heard before.
Bernadette Hoffman is Max’s caretaker, and while he isn’t fully tame, he also isn’t exactly wild. Max was born in captivity at a zoo, but was eventually rescued by Bernadette and taken to her home in upstate New York where she houses him in both indoor and outdoor enclosures.
In fact, Max helps Bernadette run her wildlife education program as an education animal ambassador. Her program visits school children and public events to help educate people on the protection of the Earth and all of the endangered species that also call our planet home.
In March of 2002, the Canada Lynx made the endangered species list after a combination of hunters and loss of habitat caused their population numbers to dwindle.
Check out this big cuddly cat and then share with friends and loved ones who would also love to see what a big cat purrs like!