Breeding Project Boosts Iberian Lynx Numbers From 94 to 1,100

lynx g18cce2401 1920 Breeding Project Boosts Iberian Lynx Numbers From 94 to 1,100
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Takeaways:

  • The Iberian lynx was at risk of going extinct due to hunting by humans, destruction of its natural habitat, and an illness among its favourite food source, the rabbit.
  • An ambitious breeding program as well as introducing more than 100 000 rabbits into the lynx’s breeding grounds have helped their populations rise.
  • The latest census of lynx numbers in 2020 have shown the numbers to have reached 1,100 (from 94 in 2002).

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