Translocated lynx


In fall 2020, resident lynx Teja was photographed with two kittens and one of them, a male named Niko, was successfully collared in December 2020. A sample was taken for genetic analysis and we can confirm that translocated lynx Goru is the father of this litter. This means Teja and Goru successfully mated for the second time in a row. Good luck to their precious offspring!    ...

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Lynx Maks continues his journey

Lynx Maks continues his journey


Posted - Dec 25, 2020

The journey of lynx Maks is more and more interesting every day. Since our last report in the beginning of December, the path took him further north, near the state borders of Slovenia, Austria, and Italy. This news is exciting, but also a little bit worrying, because if he goes further, out of the SE Alpine area, he won’t be able to carry out his mission; to help the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from extincion. Our project team...

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Where is lynx Maks?

Where is lynx Maks?


Posted - Dec 16, 2020

The last lynx that was translocated in 2020 was named after a legendary Slovenian hunter Maks Konečnik. After spending 20 days in a quarantine enclosure in Snežnik, Maks was released into nature at the end of June. We are monitoring his movements with a telemetry collar and for now he still didn’t establish his own territory. After the release he was moving in the Javorniki area on the territory of lynx Doru. After a few months...

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Our photo traps set across Mala Gora hills have photographed lynx Teja with her new offspring. This year she has not one, but two kittens. We do not yet have genetic evidence of the fatherhood, but based on the movement data of Teja and translocated lynx Goru in the mating season it is highly likely that Goru is the father also of this year’s litter. Goru and Teja share their territories for the second year. Their movement data from...

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Bear vs. lynx

Bear vs. lynx


Posted - Oct 22, 2020

Bears are very effective scavengers, and Eurasian lynx rarely stand a chance when they come to usurp prey remains from them. Let alone, when they are outnumbered  one to five as in this case. You can read more about bears’ interactions with lynx in a scientific article by Miha Krofel and Klemen Jerina from Biotechnical Faculty Mind the cat: Conservation management of a protected dominant scavenger indirectly affects an...

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Update about translocated lynx

Update about translocated lynx


Posted - Sep 24, 2020

Within the LIFE Lynx project, we translocated a total of seven lynx, all males, to Slovenia and Croatia. Out of five lynxes released this year, at least three have already established their territory.   GORU After last year’s release in Loški potok, Goru established his territory in ​​Mala gora area in the Kočevje region. He is still roaming this area today. He shares his territory with resident female lynx Teja, who had...

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Camera trapping in Slovenia revealed 20 adult lynx and two kittens being present in Slovenia between September 2019 and April 2020. Camera traps are used for systematic data collection on minimal number of adult lynx and the presence of kittens, as well as the sex and age structure of the population to some extent. During the second season of camera trapping, we have collaborated with 68 hunters and successfully obtained high-quality...

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The lynx outwitted the fox

The lynx outwitted the fox


Posted - Sep 4, 2020

Maks is a young lynx that was released in June this year in Snežnik forests and is currently establishing a territory in the Javorniki area. Since the release, he has managed to catch several roe deers, on the last census of his prey, we found out that this time he caught a fox. The diet of the lynx in the Dinaric Mountains is mostly based on ungulates, especially roe deer, but sometimes they also prey on red deer or chamois. In...

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Lynx Mala’s path to independence

Lynx Mala’s path to independence


Posted - Aug 25, 2020

In the last few months, we’ve been closely monitoring Teja’s and Mala’s activity. Till the end of April they were moving together all the time. Things started to change at the beginning of May when something triggered Mala’s dispersion. We believe that the reason for dispersion was Teja’s parturition since she’s been seen highly pregnant at the end of April. According to the timing of the telemetry data of Goru and Teja they have...

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Video – lynx Boris and his prey

Video – lynx Boris and his prey


Posted - Aug 5, 2020

We have some good news, young Romanian lynx Boris, released at the end of May in Loški potok, is now in Croatia, between Gerovo and Čabar. We managed to film him with our camera traps and we can see that he is in good health and hunting successfully. There is a high probability of him establishing a territory in that area.  There are though a few adult territorial males in this area, so establishing his territory will not be an easy...

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Searching for Pino

Searching for Pino


Posted - Aug 5, 2020

Lynx Pino was released on 30th May 2020 in Štirovača, the border of the National Park and Nature Park Northern Velebit. The GPS collar that was sending his locations regularly while quarantined, unfortunately, hasn’t sent any new data after the release. Velebit is scarcely covered with a mobile (GSM) network that is used for the collar to send the collected (GPS) locations. From the release, we were impatiently waiting for the data to...

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