Translocated lynx


Good news from Romania

Good news from Romania


Posted - Jan 17, 2020

Romanian LIFE Lynx team started the new lynx capturing season with a great success. Just after 3 days since the activation of box traps, they captured a lynx. A healthy 5-6 year old male lynx will be the new inhabitant of the quarantine enclosure in Romania and he will stay there for at least 30 days. After that, the lynx will be translocated to Paklenica National Park in Croatia. Congratulations to the ACDB team, Romsilva and also to...

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Our photo traps on Mala Gora captured these amazing photos of lynx Teja, her kitten and Goru. We are still waiting for genetic analyses to confirm the paternity of the kitten.  

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Telemetry collars of Goru, Teja and Doru are still regularly sending information about their locations. These collars give us a tiny insight in the mysterious lives of Europe’s largest cats. Data from the collars enable us to find the best places for setting the camera traps, like predation sites. This time, we found remains of Goruˋs prey, a roe deer, and set a camera trap there. With the help of camera trapping videos we can observe...

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Doru established his territory

Doru established his territory


Posted - Aug 27, 2019

Almost 4 months ago we released into the forests of National Park Risnjak a male lynx Doru. After the release Doru stayed in the park’s area, but in the beginning of June decided to cross the Slovenian- Croatian national border and stayed in Slovenia ever since. Currently he is in Javorniki, moving in the area of around 90 km2. Telemetry data from Doru’s radio collar show that he probably established a territory in this...

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Lynx dating

Lynx dating


Posted - Jul 22, 2019

It looks like that our Romanian male lynx Goru has found his territory on Mala gora and maybe also his mate. He met a female lynx Teja, and it looks like they have met more than once. Their radio collar data shows that they first met on June the 1st, that is the first day Goru entered Teja’s territory. Their locations show that they’ve spent 3 days close to one another. Their second “date” was just after 4 days, when again...

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Goru and Doru, the first two of 14 lynx that will be included in the Dinaric- SE Alpine lynx population in the scope of LIFE Lynx project are exploring their new environment. Both are equipped with radio collars, which send us information about their locations. Right now, both lynx are in Slovenia. Their paths haven’t crossed (yet), but they have managed to cross the Slovenian-Croatian national border a few times. This show how...

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News about the lynx Doru

News about the lynx Doru


Posted - May 24, 2019

Since the release of Doru in the NP Risnjak until today, we have collected 52 positions fixed by the GPS collar. After the release, Doru stayed in the area of the national park for a few days and then he decided to move and discover a bigger area. Because of the clustered fixes we received from the collar, we managed to suspect on a kill site on the mountain Platak and locate it. We successfully reached the location, set up a camera...

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Lynx Goru was released into the wild

Lynx Goru was released into the wild


Posted - May 14, 2019

Today Slovenian hunters from Loški Potok released a lynx named Goru into the wild. Goru was transferred from Romania to Slovenia on April 26th and was placed in an enclosure in Loški Potok, where he adjusted to his new environment, a procedure known as a soft release. During the adjustment, he was cared for by local hunters from Loški Potok hunting club, a veterinarian and Slovenian LIFE Lynx project team members. This soft release...

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Lynx Goru arrived in Slovenia on April 26th and is currently adjusting to his new environment in quarantine enclosure in Loški Potok. He is taken care of by local hunters, veterinary and Slovenian LIFE Lynx project team. With this method of release ( so called “soft release”) we will reduce the chances that lynx will move away from the release site after the period spent in the release enclosure and allow lynx to become...

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Doru, a four-year-old male lynx from the Carpathian mountains in Romania, was released in the Risnjak National Park on Saturday morning. It is the first out of the four lynxes to be settled in Croatia as part of the LIFE Lynx project. Doru weights twenty-one kilograms and was caught in late February in the Romanian forests. The Association for Biological Diversity (ACDB) was in charge of the catching and handling the lynx. For that...

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Goru arrived in Slovenia

Goru arrived in Slovenia


Posted - Apr 26, 2019

Lynx Goru arrived today to his quarantine enclosure in Slovenia. This is the first lynx to save the Dinaric- SE alpine lynx population from extinction. The transport of the lynx was done by an experienced team for live animal transfer from ZOO Ljubljana and Slovenia Forest Service team members. The trip went without any trouble, and the lynx is now already settled in his temporary home in Loški Potok. During the quarantine, local...

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