Iberian lynx returns to Portugal

Iberian lynx returns to Portugal

That old saying of no place like home seems to ring true for an Iberian Lynx which was raised in Portugal and set free in Spain.

The endangered feline walked a distance of 500 kilometres all the way back to Alqueva from Spain.

The lynx which happens to be named Khan was set free with his brother Kentaro towards the end of last year. Both were fitted with GPS collars so that they could be monitored by the Life + Iberlince project.

While Khan came back home, his brother went in almost the complete opposite direction.

There were a number of concerns that there would not be enough rabbits for the felines to sustain themselves but they have managed to feed on other rodents as well as deer.

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