Himalayan Lynx Filmed Hunting Markhor in Pakistan for First Time

by Jessica

WWF – Pakistan
We’re very excited to share never before seen, intimate footage of the Himalayan lynx, captured on the steep rocky cliffs of Chitral Valley, Pakistan

While filming a group of markhor grazing in the Tooshi-Shasha Wildlife Conservancy recently, our field production team and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wildlife Department spotted this lynx crouching in a camouflaged position behind a rock, about to begin a hunt. What followed was a dramatic scene few have ever witnessed – a lynx stalking and successfully killing a yearling markhor.

The Himalayan lynx is one of the most elusive and powerful cats living in these mountains, rivaled only by the famous snow leopard. As an apex predator, the lynx plays an essential role in maintaining the balance and health of this complex mountain ecosystem.

Follow along as we share multiple videos and photographs in the coming days of this powerful animal and get a glimpse of the life of some of Pakistan’s most iconic species.

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