A retired National Parks employee spotted a pair of lynx in western Colorado and managed to get a photo of them, which has now gone viral on the web.
According to this story, lynx had disappeared from Colorado back in 1973, but an ambitious restoration program saw over 200 of the animals released into the wild. Between 2003 and 2010 there were over 141 confirmed lynx kittens born in the state, and it appears that the species is making a comeback in the wild.
Here's the photo taken in Colorado:
On a slightly less exciting note, here's a photo I took of a lynx at the Nashville Zoo a couple of years ago.
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