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As wolf populations grow in parts of the West, most of the focus has been on their value in aiding broader ecosystem recovery – but a new study from Oregon State University also points out that they could play an important role in helping to save other threatened species.
Synchronicity in nature is seen in beating hearts, the flashing of fireflies' lights, the ebb and flow of infectious diseaseâ€”and the simultaneous rise and fall of populations across vast reaches of space.
It was only five years ago that some biologists declared lynx all but eliminated from Minnesota. But when they started looking hard, researchers found lynx across St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties of northeastern Minnesota. Last year, a lynx den was discovered in Minnesota for the first time in more than 20 years.
The audience of about 30 people watching four Canada lynx dash from their metal carriers and scamper through knee-deep snow on the edge of the Weminuche wilderness Tuesday included several federal scientists and officials.
Citing the success of a six-year, $2.5 million state program to transplant the endangered lynx from Canada, state officials want the federal government to lift land use restrictions designed to protect the cat's habitat.
The year ended happily for state biologists with news that six more lynx kittens have been born to transplanted lynx in Colorado, bringing the total of newborns to 36 this year and 52 since a reintroduction program began in 1999.
The bobcat (Lynx rufus, or commonly Felis rufus) is a wild cat native to North America. They are found mostly in the United States, southern Canada, and Northern Mexico. The bobcat is an adaptable animal that inhabits wooded areas as well as semi-desert, urban, and swampland environments. They live in a set home range that shifts in size with the season. They utilize several methods to mark their territorial boundaries including claw marks and deposits of urine or feces. In appearance, the...
The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is a close relative of the Eurasian Lynx. The Canada Lynx is more similar to the Bobcat than to the Eurasian Lynx. This cat is found in northern forests across almost all of Canada and Alaska. In addition there are large lynx populations in Montana, Idaho and Washington. The Canada Lynx is rare in Utah, Minnesota, and New England. Reintroduction efforts in Colorado have been ongoing since 1999, with the first wild-born kittens confirmed in 2003. There...
The Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus, sometimes Felis pardina) - sometimes referred to as the Spanish Lynx. It used to be often miss-classified as a subspecies of the Eurasian Lynx, but it is now regarded as a separate species. While the Eurasian Lynx bears rather pallid markings, the Iberian Lynx has distinctive, leopard-like spots. The Iberian Lynx is smaller than its northern relative. It does not usually hunt animals larger than hares and rabbits as its main prey. However, as the population...
The Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized cat of European and Siberian forests. It is one of the major predators. It has grey to reddish fur with black spots. The pattern of the fur is variable. Lynxes prey on hares, rodents, foxes, and even roe deer.