Colorado Born Lynx Has Twins  

rm_Shyness61 54F
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8/8/2006 6:11 pm

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Colorado Born Lynx Has Twins

Tuesday, August 8, 2006
DENVER - A lynx born in Colorado has given birth to two kittens, a milestone in the state's ambitious attempt to reintroduce the elusive cats, researchers said Tuesday.

It was the first documented case of a Colorado-born lynx giving birth since the reintroduction program began in 1999. The cat, born in 2004, gave birth to two males on June 17, 2006.

The news was tempered, however, by a dramatic reduction in the number of births this year. Colorado Division of Wildlife researchers found four dens with a total of 11 kittens, down from 18 dens with 50 kittens last year.

Biologists are puzzled by the decline. Researchers speculated that adult lynx released in Colorado might be disrupting the cats' social structure and breeding.

Lynx were wiped out in Colorado by 1973, victims of trapping, poisoning and development. More than 80 births have been documented since 2003, and researchers believe the total number of lynx in the state is holding steady at about 200.

Don't you know who he thinks he is?

timberwolf6972 44M

8/8/2006 6:46 pm

Hi, nice post. I'm an animal lover too. I wrote a post today about a baby giant panda but the Nazi's on this site wouldn't post the pic. Anyhow I resubmitted it just now to see if it would come through this time. Come check it out when you get the chance. Is This Not The Cutest Critter That You Have Seen All Day!!!!! {=}

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