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Iberian Lynx Facts

Lynx Species - Spanish Lynx (Lynx pardinus)   The most rare species of Lynx is the Spanish Lynx. Its natural habitat is open forest and sand dunes in isolated areas of Spain and Portugal. It is an endangered species, with only 1,000 remaining in the wild. Its prized fur and label of agricultural pest has greatly reduced its range. It is now found mainly in a small enclave in Spain and few scattered populations in remote areas of Portugal.   There are noted differences from its relatives, the Eurasian Lynx: it is much smaller Read More

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Sire of first brood of Iberian lynx in captive breeding program has died

Death of the macho ibéricoFebruary 3rd, 2010 | by nick |Garfio, the Iberian lynx who was captured in 2003 and begat the first brood of lynx cubs to be bred in captivity, has died this week from a chronic renal infection at the age of ten. In all he sired 11 little lynxes. El Paíshttp://www.iberianature.com/spainblog/2010/02/death-of-the-macho-iberico/For more complete coverage in Spanish:http://www.elpais.com/articulo/espana/Muere/Garfio/padre/primera/camada/linces/cautividad/elpepuesp/20100202elpepunac_35/Tes------------Learn more about big cats Read More

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Spanish film about Iberian lynx seeks a place in the U.S.

'El Lince Perdido', una aventura animada de España que busca espacio en EEUU9/06/2009 - 11:36Si varias generaciones crecieron sabiendo que el Oso Yogi vivía en el parque estadounidense de Yellowstone, por qué no un lince ibérico puede enseñarle al mundo sus peripecias en Doñana, el parque andaluz donde transcurre 'El Lince Perdido', una cinta de animación hecha en España bajo la producción de Antonio Banderas."Imagínate qué risa si un día viene un americano de Wisconsin hasta este parque porque ha visto la película y llega hasta Doñana Read More

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Animated film about Iberian lynx considered for Oscar nomination

NOTE: The Spanish film, "El lince perdido" (English: "The Missing Lynx") ended up not being one of the 5 Oscar nominees for Animated Feature Film. It had previously won a Goya, which is Spain's equivalent of an Oscar.20 films vie for animated OscarPublished: Nov. 11, 2009 at 2:32 PMBEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Twenty movies were submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards, it was announced in Los Angeles Wednesday.Oscar nominations are to be revealed Feb. 2 in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Read More

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PHOTO: Endangered lynx runs after being released in Spain

Date: 15-Dec-09Country: SPAINAuthor: REUTERSAn Iberian lynx runs after being released in Villafranca de Cordoba, southern Spain December 14, 2009.The Andalusia regional environment ministry delivers an experimental reintroduction of the Iberian lynx for a programme aimed at breeding the animal in captivity.http://www.planetark.org/enviro-news/item/55977----------Learn more about big cats and Big Cat Rescue at http://bigcatrescue.org Read More
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