“The threatened Lynx making a come back from Colorado to Spain”

The threatened Lynx are hopefully making a come back from Colorado to Spain. The discovery of 10 lynx kittens this spring marks the first newborns documented in Colorado since 2006,. This good news raises the hopes of  biologists overseeing restoration of the mountain feline and all those that love this beautiful endangered cat.. The tuft-eared cats with big, padded feet were native to Colorado, but were wiped out by the early 1970s by logging, trapping, poisoning and development.

The threatenedLynx on the comeback trail in Colorado

The threatenedLynx on the comeback trail in Colorado

They are listed as threatened on the endangered species list. Biologists found no kittens the past two years, possibly partly because of a drop in the number of snowshoe hares, the cats’ main food source. This year, seven male and three female kittens were found in five dens.

More than 200 lynx from Alaska and Canada have been released in Colorado since 1999. It is unknown how many lynx are currently living in the state.

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Excerpts courtesy of News.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090627/ap_on_re_us/us_lynx_kittens

Image courtesy of Turtletrack.org/Issues01/Co11172001/Art/LynxKitten.jpg

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