Friday, June 10, 2016

Caucasian lynx

The Caucasian lynx (Lynx Lynx Dinniki), also known as the Caucasus lynx or Eastern lynx, is an endangered subspecies of the European lynx native to the Caucasus region of Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia. The Caucasian lynx, Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopard, and Asiatic caracal are the only remaining big cats of Iran. Iran also was home to Asiatic lions and Caspian tigers and both of them are extinct there. Eurasian lynxes may have been found in every European country. As of 2013, it is estimated to be around 680 individuals left in the wild.

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