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Rare Lynx duo settle into new Dudley Zoo home
8:20am Monday 8th October 2012 in Local
A PAIR of rare Carpathian lynx are settling into a new home at Dudley Zoo.
Sixteen month-old male, Dave, transferred from Salzburg Zoo in Austria while female, Daisy, aged two, moved from Zoo Veszprem in Hungary.
The duo will soon be joining the Castle Hill attraction’s lone resident lynx, Chloe, and are currently in quarantine on site.
As part of quarantine ruling Chloe has been temporarily moved into a neighbouring enclosure as Dave and Daisy, settle into their new surroundings.
Senior Keeper, Adam Walker, said: “Both lynx are doing well and have settled in quickly, but Daisy is the more confident of the pair and enjoys making friends with visitors to the enclosure’s observation dome.
“Dave seems to be staying at the back of the enclosure at the moment, but when the zoo gets quieter they do get together.
“We are hoping if he sees how confident Daisy is then he will come out to see visitors as well.”
He added: “They are both beautiful cats, really stunning.”
The transfer is part of the European breeding programme for this rare subspecies of Eurasian lynx.