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Iberian lynxes are the only cat species to be considered Critically Endangered (IUCN?s highest risk category); as of 2005, there may be only 100 Iberian lynxes left in the wild. They live in 2-3 isolated areas in southern Spain. One of the reasons they?re so endangered is because they have specialized eating habits: rabbits make up 80-100% of their diet, and as the rabbit populations have suffered from disease, over-hunting by humans, and habitat change, the Iberian lynxes have likewise dwindled.
Photo Credit: (c)?Programa de Conservación Ex-situ del Lince Ibérico www.lynxexsitu.es? [CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons