Lynx snow tracking season is open!

Posted - Dec 9, 2021

Collecting lynx non-invasive genetic samples is not an easy task, since lynx are very elusive and usually burry their scats.  However, it gets easier when there is snow around and there is plenty these days in Slovenia. LIFE Lynx team members started with their favorite winter activity – lynx snow tracking, and here are some impressions of the first lynx and other wildlife tracks we found in the past few days.

An off-road car is necessary in the wintertime. Photo: Jernej Javornik, LIFE Lynx

On the lynx’ track. Photo: Nina Šivec Novak, LIFE Lynx

Apparently, the bears are not sleeping yet. Photo: Špela Logar, LIFE Lynx

Lynxes really like to walk on fallen tree trunks. Photo: Lan Hočevar, LIFE Lynx

A perfect paw-print. Photo: Lan Hočevar, LIFE Lynx

Collecting a lynx urine sample. Photo: Maja Sever, LIFE Lynx

A lynx track leads you to the best viewpoints. Photo: Maja Sever, LIFE Lynx

Kingdom of the lynx. Photo: Maja Sever, LIFE Lynx