The Iberian lynx has been pulled back from the brink of extinction thanks to a captive-breeding centre in Donana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-western Spain.

It started with four lynxes – three females and a male, weaklings that would have perished in the wild. Today, 30 lynxes roam a spacious, fenced scrubland area identical to their natural habitat except for the dangers.

Early this year, the first two lynxes were released into the wild. It is hoped that in the future a larger number of young animals will be released each year.

Amanda Burrell visits the breeding centre to learn how lynxes are bred in captivity, and travels to the heart of Donana Park in search of the notoriously elusive lynx.

Source: Al Jazeera