September 22, 2010- Source: The Ottawa Citizen
The Colorado Division of Wildlife planned to bring the lynx back to southwest Colorado in 1999. The program left some of the transplated cats from Canada dead from starvation or wandering to unwanted places to later be shot on sight. But to their surprise, last week they discovered 14 kittens in five separate dens which is a huge success as they were once extinct in the region and now population is self-sustaining. Biologists have identified their next candidate: the wolverine. Officials managing reintroductions programs in the U.S. usually turn to Canada for supplies of animals to be transplanted.