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    From 1999-2001, a male Canada lynx engaged in yearly exploratory movements across the greater Yellowstone area including the Teton Wilderness Area and Yellowstone National Park. For three consecutive summers, the lynx traversed a similar path in a northwesterly direction from the animal’s home range in the Wyoming Range near Big Piney, Wyoming, to as far as the Henry’s Lake Mountains, west of West Yellowstone, Montana. The longest travel distance was a minimum of 728 km during the summer of 2001. The male crossed several two-lane highways during his movements, including one highway that was crossed at least four times using the same general corridor between the Wyoming and Wind River Mountain Ranges.

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    Squires, John R.; Oakleaf, Robert. 2005. Movements of a male Canada lynx crossing the greater Yellowstone Area, including highways. Northwest Science. 79(2,3): 196-201.


    Canada lynx, yellowstone, exploratory movements

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