Newquay Zoo has bid farewell to one of its most popular animals – Tink the Carpathian lynx – as part of the European Endangered Species Programme.

Tink has moved to the Alpine Zoo in Innsbruck, Austria, with the hope that she'll become a mum and help secure the future of her species. She was born at Newquay Zoo in May 2017 to mum Kicsi and dad Boomer. The charity zoo has been high;y successful in breeding Carpathian lynx, with twins Toma and Codrin born in May last year.

Carpathian lynx are the third largest predator in Europe and the largest of the four lynx species. Known as secretive creatures, they tend to hide in dense forests, generally sleeping in the day and at their most active during dusk and dawn. Newquay Zoo Environmental Park is a registered charity. For more information go to or ring 01637 873342.

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