Washington, Oct 24 : Scientists in Spain claim to have discovered a previously unknown population of the Iberian lynx. They say the find raises hope that one of the world’s most endangered cat species is not that close to extinction.
“We are excited and amazed by this discovery,” said Luis Suarez, head of WWF’s Species Program in Spain.
“However, we are a long way from saving the Iberian lynx from imminent extinction,” Suarez said.
According to a WWF report, the new population was discovered in the previously un-surveyed estates in Castilla - La Mancha (Central Spain).
This Iberian community is one of the most sparsely populated of Spain's autonomous communities.