Lynx recovery a success, says DOW

Calling it a “proud day” for the Division of Wildlife, Division Director Tom Remington announced today that the state’s lynx reintroduction project has accomplished its goal of establishing a sustaining population of the tuft-eared cats in the Southern Rockies.

Researchers this spring found 14 lynx kittens in five separate dens, bringing the total of kittens found to 141 since 2003. The 14 kittens this year are the minimum number of kittens born this since some of the breeding-age female lynx are not wearing satellite monitoring collars.

Division officials said the number of births has outpaced mortality in the 11 years of the reintroduction program, a key factor for a self-sustaining population.

Read more in Saturday’s edition of The Daily Sentinel.



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