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11 new lynx cubs at the El Acebuche Iberian Lynx Breeding Center

The El Acebuche Iberian Lynx Breeding Center, in the Doñana National Park has registered four litters with 11 cubs born this 2021 breeding season which has now finished. This is double compared to last year even though of the 7 pairs at the centre only 4 females gave birth. The eleven cubs are in perfect health though there is one that is being hand reared as the mother showed no interest in caring for it.

Read more about Iberian Lynx here.
https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/iberian-lynx-lynx-pardinus-lince-iberico/

Read more about Doñana national Park here.
https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/donana-national-and-natural-parks/

Four new lynx cubs are born at the El Acebuche breeding center in Almonte (Huelva)

The Iberian Lynx “ex situ” captive breeding center, located in Almonte (Doñana Natural Park) has registered the birth of four new lynx cubs born at the El Acebuche breeding center.

The news was published on the Facebook page of the captive breeding program.

The breeding season in the Lynx Ex-situ Conservation Program continues and new births are expected in the coming days.

For the current breeding season of 2021, 28 breeding pairs have been established in the ex situ conservation program of the Iberian lynx in various breeding centres and it is estimated that around 40 cubs will be born this year.

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Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) Lince Ibérico


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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.

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