A further 12 Iberian lynx cubs have been born at the reproduction centre in Silves in recent weeks.
According to a statement from the Institue of Nature Conservation and Biodiversity (ICNB) last week, "a further 12 Iberian lynx cubs have been born in recent days. Until now, only one has not survived. The three litters, each with four cubs, are the result of mating between the female Fresa with the male Éon, Flora and Foco and finally Fruta with Fresco."
The 11 new cubs were being fed naturally by their mothers.
CCTV cameras, which film the lynx 24 hours a day, show that the female Castañuela, who gave birth to four cubs at the beginning of March, continues to provide adequate parental care to her litter.
The two cubs of Biznaga, one of the females that had never reproduced successfully before, are being fed artificially and weight more than 800 grams each. .
A total of 17 Iberian lynx cubs have so far been born in Silves this year, although the birthing season continues until the end of this month.