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Rare photos of Colorado lynx captured by automated cameras

/ 08:42 PM September 10, 2015
In this April 20, 2011 photo, provided by the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, a rare lynx is captured by remote research camera, prowling along in the snow of the San Juan Mountains, in southwestern Colorado. AP

In this April 20, 2011 photo, provided by the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, a rare lynx is captured by remote research camera, prowling along in the snow of the San Juan Mountains, in southwestern Colorado. AP

DENVER — Scores of fierce-looking lynx roam the remote Colorado high country, 16 years after they were reintroduced to the state.

But the elusive animals are rarely seen or photographed.

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Now state researchers have captured photos of lynx as they prowl the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.

Using automated cameras mounted in trees, the researchers are studying where lynx live and how well they’re doing.

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Eric Odell, manager of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s carnivore conservation program, estimates 200 to 300 lynx live in Colorado. TVJ

In this Feb. 9, 2015 photo, provided by the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, a rare lynx is captured by remote research camera, prowling along at night in the snow of the San Juan Mountains, in southwestern Colorado. AP

In this Feb. 9, 2015 photo, provided by the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, a rare lynx is captured by remote research camera, prowling along at night in the snow of the San Juan Mountains, in southwestern Colorado. AP

TOPICS: Canadian Lynx, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Lynx, Rare Lynx
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