Watch: Revisiting Colorado’s successful lynx reintroduction

A lynx appears on a Colorado Parks and Wildlife trail camera in southwest Colorado. Credit: CPW

More than 20 years after efforts began to restore lynx to Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, state wildlife officials say the project has been a success. Colorado Parks and Wildlife estimates 200 lynx occupy the San Juans, with more dispersed throughout the state. On a recent CPW podcast, biologists reflect back on the lynx (Lynx canadensis) reintroduction to look for parallels for the state’s upcoming wolf (Canis lupus) reintroduction.

Read more from CBS4 Denver, and watch video of a lynx release below.