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Wildlife

Eurasian lynx
Eurasian lynx
Eurasian lynx
Eurasian lynx

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The Eurasian lynx is Europe’s biggest feline. Its habitat is situated in large parts of Europe and Asia. At the end of the 19th century, however, the lynx was nearly completely exterminated in Western and Southern Europe.

Typical for the lynx is its short tail, its whiskers and its tufted ears. The fur is almost always marked with black spots, although the number and pattern of these are highly variable and can also nearly be missing completely.

The lynx lives as a loner, which mainly hunts at dawn or at night. During the hunt the lynx waylays and then sneaks up his prey which is followed by jumping up at it or by a short sprint.

Lynxes can reach a velocity of nearly 70 kilometres per hour while running.

Nutrition: The lynx mainly hunts deer and chamois but also foxes, rabbits and birds.

Withers height: 50 - 70 cm
Length of tail: 11 – 25 cm
Weight: 15 – 25 kg
Expectation of life: ~ 20 years
Gestation time: 10 weeks

 

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