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Iberian lynx

Old archive photo. Don't know in which year the photo was taken but Zootierliste mention Antwerp as former holder of the species.

Iberian lynx
vogelcommando, 23 May 2014
    • vogelcommando
      Old archive photo. Don\'t know in which year the photo was taken but Zootierliste mention Antwerp as former holder of the species.
    • Arizona Docent
      Interesting. I did not know there were ever any Iberian lynx outside of Spain or Portugal.
    • TeaLovingDave
      They have popped up every so often in European collections, though not since the population crashed in the 1990s.

      Riber Castle in the UK bred them in some numbers, but ultimately sent the vast majority of their animals back to Spain in the late 1980s when nowhere else was interested in working with the species; I believe Pont-Scorff in France did get one or two animals from them though, these being the last animals held outside the Iberian peninsula.
    • IanRRobinson
      There was talk of London having them in one of the proposals for government money at the time of the closure crisis in 1991. That came to nothing, though.
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