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Lynxes

Lynxes

Homeland:
The lynx has a huge distribution area, which includes Europe, northern Asia and southern Asian mountains.
Food:
• Flesh
Habitat:
• Forest
enemies:
wolf and bear
Activities:
crepuscular and nocturnal
social structure:
loner
Already knew?
After the lynx was exterminated throughout Germany, it is now free-living again. The populations, some of which can be traced back to targeted settlement projects, are still small and isolated. Male tomcats from Switzerland have been immigrating to the Black Forest for a number of years, but not female lynxes.

In 2011, the year of the lynx, you can see the "brush ear" up close in the Steinwasen Park. The wild lynx is the rarest animal in the Black Forest.

Extensive forests and wastelands with plenty of cover are the habitat of the northern lynx. In the Middle Ages it was still native to all larger forests in Germany and served as one of the most important regulators of game stocks. Today he is only occasionally to be found as an immigrant.

The hunt is done in the typical cat way: sitting, sneaking up, then sprinting and jumping and biting the neck. The lynx leave almost nothing of their prey, only larger bones and parts of the digestive tract are not eaten.