Iberian Lynx with tracking collar

Last years (2020) Lynx cubs fitted with tracking collars

The monitoring and veterinary team for the protection of the Iberian lynx recently fitted GPS tracking collars to several of the cubs born in 2020 at the El Acebuche Iberian lynx breeding center close to El Rocio in Huelva province.

They have also had full medical exams and once the results of the analytics are obtained the cubs will be approved for release later this year in Portugal, Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha.

Quite a few people are commenting about the size of the collars being fitted with some going as far to say thay they are cruel and stop the lynx from hunting. Others say they should have reflective strips on them to help them being seen at night on roads.

I presume the tracking collars are this large and bulky size to help with identification of individuals at a greater distance.

Iberian Lynx vet checkup
Iberian Lynx cub vet checkup before being released into the wild later this year (2021)

Read more about the Iberian lynx in English here…
Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) Lince Ibérico

the official Spanish site is here.
https://www.lynxexsitu.es/index.php

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