Altyn Emel National Park Captures Red Book Turkestan Lynx On Video

NUR-SULTAN  – A camera trap caught rare footage of the Turkistan lynx walking around Altyn Emel National Park located in the Almaty Region on March 30, according to the park’s press service.

The Turkestan lynx. Photo credit: Click to see the map in full size.

The video published on the park’s Instagram account demonstrates a female lynx with her three one-year-old cubs.

According to the staff of the national park, the female lynx usually has two and only rarely – three cubs. It means that the animals are provided with comfortable living conditions in the national park. 

The Turkistan lynx is a subspecies of Eurasian lynx, which inhabits mainly the mountains and forests of Central Asia. It is listed in the Red Book of Endangered Species and its hunting has been prohibited since 1976.

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