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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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2010-11-19 06:35:00

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a division of Air France-KLM, is teaming up with a commercial space-flight endeavor planning to operate out the Caribbean island of Curacao, according to officials on Thursday.  KLM has purchased a "few" tickets for suborbital space flights through Space Exploration Curacao, a private venture backed by two Dutch industrialists that plans to operate a two-seat Lynx spacecraft currently being developed by XCOR Aerospace in Mojave, California. Gedi Schrijver, a...

2010-11-17 17:40:00

MOJAVE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced to the Netherlands press that they were embarking upon a new relationship with Space Experience Curacao (SXC). KLM will be supporting future suborbital flights through purchases, inclusion in their frequent flyer program, inclusion in future KLM vacation packages to Curacao, and other yet-to-be-named support. The flights will be made on the XCOR Lynx suborbital spacecraft. (Photo:...

2010-10-05 00:00:00

MOJAVE, Calif. and CURACAO, Netherlands Antilles, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Experience Curacao (SXC) and XCOR Aerospace, Inc. jointly announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the wet lease of a production version of the Lynx suborbital spacecraft, pending United States government approvals to station the vehicle on the island of Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. With a planned start date in January 2014, SXC will market, and XCOR will operate,...

2010-09-21 07:00:00

MOJAVE, Calif. and HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace, Inc. announced today they have completed the primary supersonic wind tunnel testing of the Lynx suborbital spacecraft. The tests were performed at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) using a precision scale model and demonstrated the integrity of the Lynx aerodynamic shape and provided data to make final refinements to the vehicle. These new data provide confidence that the Lynx aerodynamic shape will have...

2010-06-08 06:30:00

MOJAVE, Calif. and LITTLETON, Colo., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace, the developer of the Lynx, a manned suborbital spacecraft and related technologies, and United Launch Alliance (ULA), the primary launch services provider to the US Government, announced the first successful demonstration of XCOR's long life, high performance piston pump technology with liquid hydrogen. XCOR has been developing piston pumps for space applications for more than eight years as an alternative to...

2010-05-17 07:00:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 14 /PRNewswire/ - More than 500 Can-Am Spyder roadster owners (325 vehicles) rallied in picturesque Gunskirchen from May 13-15, for BRP's inaugural Pan-European Spyder roadster homecoming event. Driven by a passionate owner community that now spans some 50 countries, BRP's innovative Can-Am Spyder roadster, with its unique Y-Factor geometry, has become a global phenomenon. "This first homecoming event for pan-European Can-Am Spyder roadster owners has been simply...

2010-05-12 04:00:00

GUNSKIRCHEN, Austria, May 12 /PRNewswire/ - BRP-Powertrain GmbH, BRP's Austrian affiliate inaugurates the Regionales Innovations Centrum (RIC) in the presence of representatives from several different levels of the Austrian government. The RIC will design and develop efficient powertrain technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of BRP products while training its employees and students to stay ahead of technological trends. "The RIC is BRP's response to Europe's 2020 strategy to help it...

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2010-04-06 11:54:17

An international team led by researchers from the University of Cordoba (UCO) has analyzed seroprevalence (antibodies to a disease) of Toxoplasma Gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis in many species, including humans. This latest study reveals that the parasite is widespread in areas where the wild Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) lives, and also in captive breeding centers. Scientists are now undertaking further research into the disease itself. Wild felids are important for...

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2010-03-09 14:42:09

Conservationist groups are reporting that the world's top endangered species of feline is facing a new challenge -- Chronic Kidney Disease (CDK). In a statement released on March 9, 2010, the Lynx Conservation Program states that three of the 72 Iberian Lynx raised in breeding centers in Spain have succumbed to the illness, and more than a third of the animals housed at the country's two breeding centers have shown symptoms of CDK. According to the AFP, veterinarians at the centers say that...


Latest Lynx Reference Libraries

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2007-12-13 15:41:08

The Snowshoe is a cross between a Siamese and a bi-colored American Shorthair. The first Snowshoes appeared in the 1960s. The breed is sturdy and pointed with white markings on the face, chest and feet. The ears and head of a snowshoe are triangular. The head typically has black markings. The eyes of a Snowshoe are always blue. The Snowshoe coat is short-haired and is white and gray; it can come with blue, lilac, lynx, fawn, chocolate or seal points. All Snowshoes however are born white,...

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2007-01-19 12:56:54

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...

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2007-01-19 12:44:27

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...

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2007-01-19 12:42:25

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...

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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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