On May 10, 2019, there was a historic moment. For the first time in over 200 years the lynx appeared in the forests of the Miroslawiec Forest Inspectorate! There are two 2-year-old males that were brought from Germany from Bayerwald Tierpark by ZTP employees as part of the lynx reintroduction project in Western Pomerania. The lynx are currently in a large release enclosure in the Forest District, but after the period of adaptation, they will be released into the wild.
"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
In March and the beginning of April this year, more lynxes have found their way to freedom. We have already released 9 individuals to date. Each of the released lynx has a telemetry collar, thanks to his technology we can observe their actions in the wild. Extrapolating the data sent by the collars and from our observations, it appears that the lynxes have begun to gain their own food. So far, apart from roe deer (which is their favorite food), the lynx also hunted hares, cranes, and swans.