Translocated lynx


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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We got the results from the laboratories and we are happy to say that Goru and Doru tested negative for parvovirosis! The test was repeated on three samples from each lynx. We can now be sure that Doru in not shedding the virus anymore and that he is ready for transport to Croatia! Goru luckily did not catch the disease, which means he can safely travel to Slovenia. In the next few days, we will organize the transport for both lynxes,...

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We recently received news that lynx Doru has tested positive for parvovirus. Parvovirus causes feline distemper but fortunately Doru is currently not showing any clinical signs of the disease. Goru was tested negative for parvovirus at his first test. Despite that the two lynx enclosures are separated and strict quarantine procedures were implemented, there is a possibility of transmission of the disease from Doru to Goru. Both lynx...

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His name is Doru

His name is Doru


Posted - Apr 8, 2019

Last week the public had the opportunity to vote for the name of the lynx that was caught in Romania for the reinforcement process in Croatia. Nearly 1900 people left their vote through a poll published on Facebook – Croatian field blog. The results were clear – the name chosen for the lynx is Doru. The name “Doru” (from dor) derived from Romanian means “needing, longing”. If derived from “Tudor” it...

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