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Eurasian Lynx

(engl: Lynx)

Shy "paintbrush ears"

The lynx, along with the wolf and bear, are the three largest predators in the animal kingdom. With populations destroyed by humans, they disappeared from our forests about 200 years ago, but now they are making a comeback.

They have short tails and characteristic tufts of black hair on the tips of their ears. Lynx prefer to live in dense forest, the females occupy about 100 km2, the males claim about three to five times more territory.

Luchs, Foto: Nicole Pregizer
Wissenschaftl. Name Lynx lynx
Ordnung Predators
Familie Felidae
Größe Schulterhöhe 60 bis 70 cm
Gewicht 20 -25 kg
Verbreitung Europe, Northeast Asia
Lebensraum forest areas , offene Landschaften und menschliche Siedlungen nur temporär
Nahrung Small ungulates, small mammals, Birds