There are two new residents of the Buffalo Zoo's Arctic Edge exhibit -- two Canada Lynx sisters named Rosie and Hazel.

According to the Buffalo Zoo, the 10-month-olds come from the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and arrived in Buffalo back in November. After a health quarantine, they are now living in the Arctic Edge.

“We are very excited to welcome these two to Buffalo,” said Tiffany Vanderwerf, Chief Conservation Officer.  Vanderwerf adds that “this species of lynx is a great representation of arctic animals found in North America.  Although wild populations are doing well throughout most of Canada, their numbers are threatened in the United States and critically imperiled in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.  Our aim at the Zoo is to help our guests explore local and global wildlife and encourage them to take action to save them.”

The pair will be the first Canada Lynx for the Buffalo Zoo.

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