Barcelona, Spain.- The fauna recovery center MónNatura Pirineus, an equipment of the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera located in Les Valls d’Aneu (Lleida), has seen the birth of the first lynx born in the Catalan Pyrenees for more than a century. The feline, a male that weighs a kilo and is in perfect health, was born last May 28 and is of the species Lince Boreal or European Lynx (lynx lynx), extinct in this area decades ago.
The parents of the puppy are two lynxes who were born in captivity in May 2008 in a wildlife center in Galicia and were transferred to MónNatura Pirineus in August of the same year. HELP US Click the Google News star and follow us «For 11 years they are in the center and it is the first puppy they have had, and in a totally natural way», has highlighted the director of Territory and Environment of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation , Miquel Rafa.Rafa added that «this lynx will reinforce the environmental education work that is done in this center», where there are other species of animals such as bonebreakers, fox or roe deer. MónNatura Pirineus is a center of environmental education and interpretation of nature that opened its doors in 2002 and that has a fauna recovery center. The centre offers stays and actions aimed at sustainable development and conservation of nature and landscape through environmental education activities.