Lynx Spotted in Charyn National Park in Kazakhstan
A lynx has been caught on camera for the first time in two years at Mount Bugyty in the Charyn National Park in the Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan.
Lynx are nocturnal predators, with their spotted pattern helping them blend in among trees during the day. When attacking their prey, lynx can jump up to four meters, and adults can cover distances of up to 30 kilometers per day.
The Charyn National Park was established in 2004 and covers an area of over 150,000 hectares, including the Charyn Canyon. The park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including over 150 species of birds and 40 species of mammals. The sighting of the lynx is seen as an important step in protecting and preserving the wildlife in the park.
The camera trap was set up by park rangers in an effort to monitor the park’s wildlife and gain a better understanding of their movements and behaviors. The images will help park officials develop conservation plans and ensure the survival of the animals in the park for generations to come.
The lynx is listed as a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, but still faces threats from hunting and habitat loss in some areas of its range. The sighting of the lynx in Charyn National Park is a positive sign for conservationists and highlights the importance of protecting natural habitats for wildlife.