Kazakhstan • 07 November, 2019

Rare Turkestan lynx caught in photo trap in Charyn national park

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This was reported by the press Secretary Of the committee of forestry and wildlife of the Ministry of Ecology, geology and natural resources of Kazakhstan Saken Dildakhmet on Facebook

Specialists of the Charyn state national natural Park installed camera traps near the Big Bugutty mountain. On one of lenses engulfed Turkestan lynx. This type of cat is listed in the Red book of Kazakhstan. 

In late nineteenth century in Semirechensk area number lynx was high, in some years mined more 200 animals. In 1940-50, 20-30 lynx skins were harvested annually. Hunting has been banned since 1976. Lives sedentary, but because of the snow and lack of food can make large transitions. Active in the twilight and night hours, less often during the day. Meets more often singly, sometimes with families. 

The main prey of the lynx - hares, marmots, voles, deer, young boars and mountain goats, partridges, and occasionally poultry, goats, sheep. Enemies and competitors are wolf, snow leopard. Lynx might get sick with rabies.

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