Four more Iberian Lynx cubs born in captivity at Doñana

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Four more Iberian Lynx cubs born in captivity at Doñana
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FOUR more Iberian Lynx Cubs were born at Doñana Natural Park in Almonte, Huelva, within the Programme for Breeding in Captivity.

According to their Facebook page, a female named Nota gave birth to four cubs on Monday night.

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This brings the total born so far this season up to 10 and more are expected in the coming days, as 28 couples were made for breeding. By the end of the season, there should be 40 new cubs born at El Acebuche centre as part of the Lynx Ex Situ breeding programme.

Last year 46 cubs were born and 32 survived.

The births can be followed live through the Lynxexsitu website.


The primary goal of breeding programmes in captivity is recovering an endangered species in order to provide a sufficient number of healthy animals to help restore the species in the wild. At the same time, these programmes are used to maintain an animal reserve as a safeguard against possible extinction until the size and viability conditions of the wild population have been restored.


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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.

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