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Lynx Running In Snow Stock Photo 151125257Animal Themes,Animals In The Wild,Close-up,Cold Temperature,Color Image,Colorado,Focus On Foreground,Horizontal,Lynx,Motion,No People,On The Move,One Animal,Outdoors,Photography,Running,Snow,Speed,USA,Wildlife,WinterPhotographer Amy ToensingCollection: The Image Bank Amy ToensingA lynx runs away from the spot of his release into his new habitat of in Southern Colorado. In 1999 the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) began a lynx reintroduction program, trapping the animals in Canada and bringing them to Colorado. The goal is to re-establish the lynx population in the state, which has been nonexistent since the 1970s, to a viable level where the population that can sustain itself. The program has brought in 204 lynx between 1999 and 2005. There have been 71 known deaths, and 101 kittens born. The program is considered widely as a success, however the program has also instigated controversy protests from animal rights groups and developers.