Lynx were reintroduced into Colorado’s mountains in 1999. Recent news reported that the number of lynx kittens born in the wild this year dropped 75%. As a result the DOW is not planning to release any more cats next spring while biologists study why. Information about this elusive cat is available on the Division of Wildlife’s Lynx Overview site providing a description, with links to reintroduction reports and location reports, and how to distinguish lynx from bobcats. An opportunity to comment to the Division of Wildlife on this reintroduction program is available as well.
The animal’s status can be followed on the Threatened and Endangered List. Additional information on lynx can be found on the Kids Discovery Pages, Wildlife in Danger Profile, and Colorado’s Wildlife Company web sites.