An incredible journey of 600 kilometres to Andalucia Province

Photo of Teresa Ribera at the Cepsa plant in Tenerife. Credit: [email protected]

IN November of 2013, a female Iberian Lynx, now named Carla, injured and weighing just seven kilos was found in the Natural Park of the Sierra de Andújar in Jaen.

Experts believed that she had been involved in a fight with another lynx over territory and possibly a male.

Carla was cared for and after recovering was released back into the wild in January 2014 also in Jaen but several years later, in December 2018, she was one again discovered in a very poor condition weighing just six kilos near Ciudad Real and was considered close to death.

After nursing her back to health, she was acclimatised back into the wild in a specially fenced off area which was teeming with rabbits and after 40 days was then released to fend for herself in the Cabañeros National Park in April of this year.

Rather than stay there however, Carla started on her incredible journey and was recently spotted in healthy condition some 600 kilometres away near to Cordoba and scientists have learnt a great deal about the habits and movements of this protected species from the journey of just one animal.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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