LYNX REHABILITATION, VLADIMIR REGION
Every year, in Russia, many weakened adult lynx who come into contact with humans, need physical and behavioural rehabilitation, in order to return to their wild habitat.
On top of this more dozens of lynx cubs are found orphaned every year unable to survive in the wild on their own.
ABCR lynx is a new Lynx Rehabilitation Centre and is the only place to rehabilitate lynx in Russia. It was started by a family of enthusiastic scientists with experience in rehabilitating big cats. So far they managed to rehabilitate and release 4 lynx, but are lacking the space to take in more cats. This is why Forgotten Animals helped ABCR Lynx purchase 1 hectare of land to build enclosures that will allow them to rehabilitate 5-7 more lynx per year.
Above you can see before and after photos of Koshka and Miass, adult female and male common lynx from the Urals which were captured by a hunter and kept in small cages for over 3 years, before being rescued and rehabilitated by the Centre in February 2019.
It costs 4700 pounds to feed 1 lynx for 8 months of rehabilitation, treat him and then transport him to a suitable release site, far away from people. A satellite collar suitable for lynx, to track their welfare, is 2000/ piece. The centre receives no government support and is entirely reliant on donors help, when it comes to the number of cats they can help.
Often emaciated lynx are found looking for food near villages and towns and the centre couldn’t take them in due to lack of space and funding. Now they have an extra hectare of land they can rehabilitate on and hopefully with your help, can make sure more of these beautiful rare animals survive.