"The Return of Lynx to Northwestern Poland"

The project is implemented by the Western Pomeranian Nature Society together with the Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Acadamy of Sciences in Białowieża and the Cultural Center in Miroslawiec




Jednym z ważnych elementów monitoringu rysi w terenie jest kontrolowanie liczby urodzonych kociąt oraz kondycji matki i potomstwa. Podczas jednego z takich wyjazdów mieliśmy wyjątkową okazję zobaczyć kociaka, który wspiął się na drzewo. Matka od małego trenuje swoje potomstwo tak, aby żadna sytuacja nie była im straszna 😉 Dzielimy się z Państwem kilkoma kadrami z tego spotkania 😊
📷Roksana Czerniawska, ZTP
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First kitten born in a wild

First lynxes born free were babies of Cleo and Rudy in 2019. Couple has finally got their younglings, that were observed until season with mother. In the next year 3 other lynxes became mothers: Cleo, Nelly and Rózia, overall 7 kitten were born. But most fruitful year are yet to come! In 2021 population of lynxes in Western Pomeranians increased by 17 additional kittens from 6 different mothers (Rózia, Hyża, Szelma, Mniszka, Luna and Azjatka) This year born season is still on and team on the field confirmed birth of 6 young lynxes. We hope that in next years will bring another kittens, that will be part of stable population of Lynxes in northern-western poland.

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Work of Emergency Service

Rebuilding lynx population is based on work of many people. One of the most important tasks is to monitor lynxes after being released in to the wild. This task is done by Emergency Service, that is made of ZTP employes. Those are the people that are keeping watch over released individuals. They are making decision about time and date of setting lynx free from releasing yards.


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