People rarely see the beautiful lynx outside of a zoo but those heading to the resort village of Lake Louise in Banff National Park have been treated to a look at a pair of the little wildcats spotted near town, The Canadian Press reports.
Parks Canada has released photos and a brief video of a mother lynx and her kitten. The images were shot by a Parks Canada staffer who was helping keep the cats off a nearby highway in Banff National Park.
The images show the agile animals slinking through a wire fence that's supposed to keep wildlife away from the road.
Parks Canada officials told CP such sightings are extremely rare but that this is considered a peak year for lynxes in the area.
“In addition to the remarkable photos, this is a good news story that highlights how the public can assist with wildlife conservation in our national parks,” Parks Canada spokesman Omar McDadi said in a news release.
The lynx, which can weigh up to 24 pounds and reach more than three feet in length andRead More »from Parks Canada worker gets photos, video of rare lynx sighting near Lake Louise in Banff National Park