A POPULAR wildlife park in West Berkshire has recently welcomed a new addition: a wild cat named Finn.

Finn is a lynx, who is now enjoying making family favourite Beale Park his home.

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He is a 15 month old Carpathian lynx, a subspecies of the European lynx coming from the Carpathian basin (Romania, Slovakia and Hungry).

The park say he is settling in very well and exploring his new enclosure.

Curator Andrew Nicholls said: "He seems inquisitive and also very laid back.

"He is a young adolescent and we hope, in time, to find him a mate."

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His diet consists of a variety of natural meat and fish and he is beginning to get to know his animal keepers, who are learning all about his personality.

Finn has the whole of the winter to get used to his new surroundings before the park opens to visitors again on February 8, 2021.

His natural habitat is across northern Europe so the temperatures in West Berkshire winter will not faze him at all.