The life of this mother lynx was difficult. She was confined to Russian breeders and had to live in a cage with other lynxes. For more than 4 years, Cat and Miass have been used exclusively for breeding purposes, but unfortunately they didn’t even have a chance to get to know the baby as they took the kitten with them right after giving birth. Then the little kits were sold as pets worldwide!
Fortunately, after many years of captivity, Koshka and Miass found Dr. It was rescued thanks to the efforts of Viktor Lukarevsky and his team. But now, the biggest challenge for the rescue team was to rehabilitate the wild cat and release it back to where it came from—the desert. Although caged for four years (a staggering time for wildlife, especially lynx, which has a lifespan of around 15 years), Lukarevsky was still hopeful because he was born in the wild.
Dr. Lukarevsky and wildlife cinematographer Gordon Buchanan documented the lynx’s long rehabilitation journey in the BBC series Snow Cats and Me.
“When I went to them I thought there was no way you could get these animals back to health and rehabilitate them.” – Gordon Buchanan said. However, it is pointed out that Viktor (Luka Levsky) kept his wild instincts intact because he was born in the wild.
The hardest thing for the team is helping the rescued cat back into the wild and not trusting people. To survive in the harsh desert, they had to rely only on themselves, not on anyone. But a big step has already been taken. The couple became parents again at a rehabilitation center in the Urals. The cat gave birth to two babies, Ivan and Alena!
Gordon looked at the two-week-old kitten and said, “I think they’re going to be two of the most beautiful dogs I’ve ever seen.”
See how the lynx cat hugs one of the two kittens, Aliona!