Two wild Iberian lynxes released into the wild in central Spain

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‘Quinas,’ a young female Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) is released in Torrenueva, Ciudad Real, Spain, 14 February 2020.

The region of Castilla La Mancha has an ongoing program to recover the population of lynxes as one-third of the world’s population of this species lives in the region.

The Iberian lynx is a wild cat species native to the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe that is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. It preys almost exclusively on the European rabbit.

Two wild Iberian lynxes released into the wild in central Spain
‘Quinas,’ a young female Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) on her release in Torrenueva, Ciudad Real, Spain. EPA-EFE/BELDAD

 

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