Daphne’s Swiss lover!

DZG can reveal Daphne, one of our first ever Carpathian lynx triplets, has found love in her new Swiss home.

The one-year-old beauty left us last month to form a new breeding pair with a Swiss male called Kuder.

CAPTION – Lynx in love… Daphne and Kuder make a playful pair

And this fabulous picture above – sent to us by Dieter Fleischer, the vet from Switzerland’s Wildpark Peter und Paul – shows she’s happy with her new love in her new home.

DZG’s Registrar and Research Co-ordinator, Dr David Beeston, said: “We were delighted to receive the picture from Dieter showing Daphne with her mate Kuder.

“The pair were a little wary of each other at first, which was to be expected, but Daphne has settled in now and the two are enjoying being together.”

Daphne (pictured left), left Dudley Zoo at the same time as her brother Dick who went to Espace Animalier de la Haute Touche in the Loire Valley in France.

The remaining triplet, Dom, is due to leave us in the next few weeks for Pécs Zoo in Hungary.

Dr Beeston added: “We’re very proud that these special triplets, our first cubs born at Dudley, are part of a successful conservation programme. Fingers crossed they’ll have cubs of their own before too long.”

Triplets Dick, Dom and Daphne were born at DZG on May 23, 2014. 

Their parents Dave and Daisy went on to have a second litter on May 20 this year when twin brothers Dante and Dakota arrived.