BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Binder Park Zoo is welcoming two new residents, a pair of Canada lynxes.
The one-year-old sisters are named Casey and Carla, and are part of a Species Survival Plan managed through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The Canada lynx was listed as threatened in 2000 in the lower 48 states by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but their populations are being sustained throughout Canada and Alaska. Once common in the northern U.S., today only a small number remain in Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington and Colorado — according to Binder Park Zoo.
Visitors can find them in the east portion of the zoo, just past the American black bear exhibit.