Canada lynx caught on video at Vermont refuge

Read the Vermont Fish and Wildlife press release here.
See the story of Fox/ABC news here.

There was lot of other coverage locally, but no additional information.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region

Video monitoring by refuge staff at the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge captured footage of a Canada lynx on March 1 at the Nulhegan Basin Division in Brunswick, Vt. The camera was set up by refuge intern Andrew Butler as part of an ongoing monitoring effort, and has detected lynx on three separate occasions.

This indicates that lynx – a federally threatened species – are breeding in northern Vermont!Learn more.

Monitoring began in the winter of 2012 when Vermont Fish and Wildlife and refuge staff conducted winter track surveys, documenting a family group (adult and kittens). This past winter, wildlife biologist Rachel Cliche and Andrew continued conducting winter track surveys and documented another family group.

The Nulhegan Basin Division contains large tracts of spruce fir forest that supports snowshoe hare, the lynx’s main prey, and thus, provides the best lynx habitat in Vermont. However, predictions of…

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