Lynx and Hare Populations

When the populaion size of the hare increases there is more food for the lynx to eat. As a result the lynx population also increases. The large lynx population will kill more hares so the hare population decreases. This will also cause the hare population to decrease.

The population sizes for the lynx and hare fluctuate every few years. Neither population gets too big as the predator and the prey keep each population in balance.

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