Great News for Colorado Lynx

This just in from Colorado:

The discovery of 10 lynx kittens this spring marks the first newborns documented in Colorado since 2006, heartening biologists overseeing restoration of the mountain feline.

The tuft-eared cats with big, padded feet were native to Colorado, but were wiped out by the early 1970s by logging, trapping, poisoning and development. They are listed as threatened on the endangered species list.

You have to — have to — go look at the picture of the lynx kitten. Right now. It might be the best part of your day.

Published: July 3, 2009