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So little is seen of the cats that it's hard to estimate a precise population number, although the cats are listed as "Near Threatened" on the IUCN Red List.   ARKive points out that the logging and deforestation that have turned much of the cat's woodsy habitat into savannah would suggest a population decline, and conflict with local farmers -- whose chickens and livestock the cats are known to target -- also puts the species in danger. Cat Habitat, Iberian Lynx, Rare Animals, Animals Of The World, Endangered Species, Woodsy, Black Bear, Science And Nature, Livestock

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When you think about big cats with dwindling populations, a few breeds come to mind: tigers, lions, the Iberian lynx. But one you probably haven't spent much time considering is... 


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