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The Missing Lynx


It’s difficult enough finding Fluffy when she’s hiding in plain sight. Try finding a Canadian lynx in the wilds of a national park.

But Canadian wildlife scientists are thrilled with this photo of a lynx as she crossed a wildlife overpass in Banff National Park. It was captured on an automatic motion-sensitive camera.

missing-lynx-1041512Overpasses helps wildlife move safely from one part of the park to the next.

Lynx are rarely seen. For starters, there aren’t many of them, and they live by stealth, preferring high, wooded terrain over open spaces.

They are also highly intelligent and stay far from prying eyes.

According to the Edmonton Sun, only six lynx and 11 wolverines have been spotted using the overpasses, which are more with herbivores. (More than 50,000 deer have been counted on this overpass.)

Banff National Park is in the Canadian Rockies and, established in 1885, is Canada’s oldest national park.