AWCC houses two female lynx, Venetie and Chena. Venetie was orphaned in a wildfire in the interior of Alaska, her mother was nowhere to be seen. Her and her sibling were young kittens and were too young to survive on their own and came to to live permanently at AWCC in 2011. Her sister has since passed away.
Chena arrived to the Center in 2014, when she was rescued from the North Pole where she was being kept illegally inside a chicken coop. As a result of growing up in small, cramped conditions, she is afflicted with a number of physical handicaps.
Photo courtesy of Gary Lackie.