The Lynx is an elusive, ghost-like animal that sees without being seen. Often called the keeper of secrets of the forest, its magical appearance stems from the mystery that such a creature's secrecy can also be its strength. The Lynx teaches us that even the smallest can succeed in life, and that the world can unfold itself to those who stop and listen.
The lynx was chosen as the emblem of the Accademia dei Lincei (Lincean Academy - Italy), one of the world's oldest scientific societies. Its piercing vision was invoked symbolically as characteristic of those dedicated to science.