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Extinction Threatened: Rare Cub Dies in Fight with Sibling

03/28/2008 02:43 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

One of three lynx cubs born in captivity in Spain in March has died after a fight with one of its siblings.

Female cub Brezina died and her brother Brezo was left injured and is being treated by staff at the Donana national park in southern Spain.

The third cub, Brisa, has been left with her mother.

The Iberian lynx cubs were born as part of a special breeding programme which had raised hopes of protecting a species threatened with extinction.

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