Known for being rare and very elusive, a number of lynx have been calmly strolling by onlookers at a Colorado resort this winter.
In this video, one of the cats slowly meandered through a bunch of skiers and snowboarders across a hill. All the while, people were swerving around it and stopping to take videos. Lynx have also been spotted lately near cars on mountain highways.
Estimates suggest there are only between 50 and 250 wild lynx in Colorado, mostly in the southwest of the state. The multiple sightings of late suggests that the cats are getting more comfortable with the high-altitude forests in southwestern Colorado.
Lynx are native to the state, but were almost wiped out by the 1970s from hunting, poisoning, and loss of habitat. Since 1999, Colorado has been reintroducing lynx to the state by transplanting some from Canada and Alaska.