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Lynx kitten makes debut at Minnesota Zoo

Updated: August 08, 2019 08:03 PM

Just in time for International Cat Day, the Minnesota Zoo announced its latest addition to the Medtronic Minnesota Trail.

A male Canada lynx kitten was born at the zoo on May 12 but had spent the previous two months being cared for by his mother. On Wednesday, the kitten took his first steps into the Lynx Habitat, according to a release from the Minnesota Zoo.

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On Thursday, the kitten was seen by employees climbing across tree limbs and checking out the habitat's stream. The zoo said both the kitten and the mother lynx are doing well.

The Minnesota Zoo now is home to three Canada lynx. Minnesota used to have the most lynx in the Great Lakes region, but numbers dropped to near zero in the 1980s. The zoo said only recently has there been an increase in the population in the area. 

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