Today Triglav National Park got three new inhabitants, the Eurasian lynxes. Lenka and Julija came from Slovakia, and Tris from Romania, all with a mission to save the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from extinction.
The names of two lynxes are tightly connected to Triglav National Park. Lynx Tris was named as a combination of the names Triglav (the highest Slovenian mountain) and lynx (in Slovenian “ris”) and lynx Julija, got her name after the Julian Alps and Julius Kugy, an explorer of the Slovenian Mountains and a patron of the Triglav National Park. We wish that Julija, Tris and Lenka will also explore this wonderful nature and become a symbol of the pristine nature of the only Slovenian national park.
The lynxes were released into nature by Slovenian Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, the biggest co-financer of the LIFE Lynx project, Triglav National Park director, ski-jumper Peter Prevc, who is also the ambassador of the LIFE Lynx project, and the park rangers, who were taking care of the lynxes while they were adapting to their new environment.
Here are some of the impressions from the release.