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British Isles Was Home To Exotic Big Cat Over A Century Ago
2013-04-25 14:36:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Historical Biology say they have proved that a big cat once prowled the British countryside. A mysterious animal in a museum's underground storeroom helped the team prove that a non-native "big cat" roamed around the British countryside a century ago. The scientists analyzed the animal's skeleton and mounted skin and found that it was a Canadian lynx, which is a carnivorous predator more than...

2012-09-14 23:00:22

Tigers for Tomorrow on Untamed Mountain meets the high standards of feline care and facility management that are hallmarks of the Feline Conservation Federation facility accreditation. Washington, D. C. (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 Tigers for Tomorrow on Untamed Mountain meets the high standards of feline care and facility management that are hallmarks of the Feline Conservation Federation facility accreditation. Doc Antle, chairman of the accreditation board, visited the preserve and was so...

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2010-11-25 06:00:00

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Wednesday it is planning to transfer a number of lynxes from Estonia, where they are thriving, to Poland where the species is on the brink of extinction. "We want to save the lynx in Poland, where the population is threatened with extinction," WWF representative, Pawel Sredzinski, told AFP. "We want to transfer the first animals (from Estonia) to Poland by January or February," Sredzinski, who is running the organization's lynx repopulation program in...

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2009-06-22 06:45:00

In the Doñana National Park in the southernmost Spanish community of Andulia, roadside signs abound warning drivers to watch out for wild Iberian Lynxes, one of the rarest species of cats on the planet. With less than 50 of the endangered felines roaming the park's 134 square miles of protected scrubland, forests and marshes, the chances of actually seeing one of the stealthy creatures is slim at best. Less than a hundred years ago, there were an estimated 100,000 Iberian...

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2009-02-23 08:15:00

For about a century, the Balkan lynx, an iconic wild cat, has wavered on the brink of extinction. "The lynx has no natural enemy except man," said Georgi Ivanov, an ecologist running a research project that observes lynxes in western Macedonia's Galicica National Park. Poaching is the main threat to the Balkan subspecies of the European lynx, the biggest cat on the continent. Lynx are slain by villagers primarily for their fur. However, deteriorating forests and a lack of quarry also...


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2007-01-19 12:40:24

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.

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