Iberian lynx

27 Iberian lynx to be released this year

Of the Iberian lynx born in captivity in 2020, 27 individuals will be released into the wild in 2021.

Six have already been released with two in the Guadiana Valley Natural Park (Alentejo, Portugal) and another four in the reintroduction areas of Castilla La Mancha (two in Polán,Toledo and two in Torre Juan Abad, Ciudad Real.

These lynx will only be around year old when they are released so I guess that they will face some troubles in finding their place in the wild but it is hoped that they will survive well and continue on to find mates.

The most recent census shows that the lynx poluation in the wild of Iberia stands at 894 individuals.

All the lynx are given a full vetinary check up and are fitted with tracking collares before they are released.

Time will tell but with issues regarding the education of people in the areas where the lynx is expanding and food supply (rabbit) we still may see a struggle for these newly released specimens.

Read more about the missing lynx here.

Read more about Iberian lynx here.

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