Rare photos of Colorado lynx captured by automated cameras
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.
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.
Eric Odell, manager of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s carnivore conservation program, estimates 200 to 300 lynx live in Colorado. TVJ