The Comitee for the Following of the Life Lynx Programm was recently informed by the Council for Agriculture, Fishing and Environment on the results of the necropsy performed on the body of a female Iberian Lynx, her name ‘Wari’, which had been found earlier this month and that showed extend injuries. The animal was euthanized, in order to avoid it’s extended suffering.
At the same time a capture device was planted in the area, in order to retrieve ‘Wari”s younglings. At the moment the majority of the cubs have been found.
‘Wari’ was found in a relatively rough shape in the past week, on the 6th of June in the area of Coto del Rey, in Hinjos (Huelva), thanks to the radio-necklace she carried. Her injuries were, apparently, quite extense and have been probably caused by another wild animal, according to the agency Europa Press.
Due to the severiness of her injuries, the presence of parasites and infection and her advanced age, it was decided that she would be euthanized in order to prevent the continuation of her suffering, after confirming that she would most likely pass away soon – the Council for Agriculture, Fishing and Environment enphatyzed.
While ‘Wari”s body was being subjected to the process of necropsy, which later indicated that her injuries had been made by another wild animal, the experts in charge of the program assembled a search and rescue system, in order to retrieve from the wild the female’s three cubs that were missing. This system envolved the construction of a fence of chicken-house wire, encircling the area were it would be moore probable that the cubs were, not far from where their mother had passed away. After the enclosure was complete, the search for the cubs begun, with the help of speciallized technicians and the cooperation of locals.
This system is still up and giving showing positive results, as by now two of the three small cubs have been found and are in good condition, having been placed in quarantine for observation.
‘Wari’ was one of three females (Wari, Rayuela e Viciosa), that made the news for giving birth in the wild in Doñana’s Natural Park in 2008 after a leuchemia epidemy that had ravaged the population.