Lynx d Europe

Eurasian lynx

Scientific name :
Lynx lynx lynx
Class :
Mammals
Order :
Carnivora
Family :
Felidae

The Eurasian lynx is a solitary animal that hunts by getting as close to its prey as possible without being detected. It uses the vegetation or any other feature of its environment for camouflage and launches a surprise attack. If it fails to catch its prey on the first attempt, it gives up.

 

Geographic distribution of the Eurasian lynx

Eurasian lynx are found in Europe and Asia.

 

Eurasian lynx under threat

In France, the population of Eurasian lynx is vulnerable due to low numbers and its dispersion geographically. It also suffers from poaching and collisions with cars. Sanctions, protective measures and scientific studies are expected to help ensure its survival.

Forest, mountains and wooded hills
Length: 70 cm to 1m 30
Weight: 20 to 35 kg
Chamois, roe deer, hares
Longevity: 20 years
Gestation: 2.5 months
Young: 1 to 5

Conservation status

Stable Threatened Critically endangered