“This is the first female born in Silves to give birth in the Portuguese centre," said a statement from the centre,"In addition there is the fact that this female was raised artificially by the centre's team for a month and a half" after she and her two siblings were abandoned by their mother. The latest kittens join seven others born so far this year at the Silves centre. Lynxes from the breeding programmes in Spain and Portugal have already been introduced into the wild with mixed success so far. TPN/PA