National Geographic : 2010 May
Spring-footed Elanio, a year-old male in Spain's Sierra de Andújar Natural Park, clears a "predator- proof" fence---just as wildlife managers intended. Designed to thwart other rabbit-eaters like fox and boar while letting cats up and over, the fence surrounds a feed- ing area seeded with prey. Offer- ing extra food is extreme but, right now, crucial: Lynx simply won't breed if rabbits are scarce. And while one rabbit a day feeds a single lynx, a mother (right) with cubs needs two or three.