Finja, a lynx, bounds out of her transport box into Germany’s Black Forest earlier this week. Having been brought up in a game reserve without human contact, she now has an important job to do: there are very few lynx left in the area, and most are male. “The name Finja roughly means the beautiful, the bright one and fits the young lynx lady, who will be the first to turn the heads of the cows in the state,” said Johannes Enssle, a conservationist. More female lynx will be released in Baden-Württemberg in future, in hopes of building up the population.
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