Second Collar From Transplanted Animal Found In Two Days

Durango (AP) For the second time this week, a radio tracking collar from an endangered canada lynx has been recovered in southern Colorado. The Division of Wildlife is offering a $1,000 reward for information. The division is using radio collars to track 110 of the rare animals.

Thursday, a collar was recovered from a female lynx who gave birth to three kittens in late spring. Lynx researcher Tanya Shenk says the kittens will die without their mother. The collar was found near Missionary Ridge, about 20 miles northeast of Durango after it emitted a signal indicating the lynx had died. There was no sign of the animal.

The first collar was found Tuesday in the Silverton Post Office. It was from a male lynx born last year.

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