Spain’s endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction
Ten years ago the Iberian lynx was nearing extinction but today, thanks to an imaginative conservation programme that has brought hunters, farmers and the tourist industry under its wing, its numbers have tripled from 94 to 312.
"We can’t claim victory yet but now there is hope," said Miguel Ángel Simón, the director of the programme for the recovery of the lynx in Andalusia, southern Spain. Only five years ago the animal was classified as critically endangered.
Doctors carry out an ultrasound examination on a walrus with a suspected eye tumour at a hospital in Dalian, China’s Liaoning province. Thankfully, there was no sign of a tumour and vets now suspect the problem is actually linked to a problem with Oudi’s teeth .Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features
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