"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


Another lynx in Mirosławiec Forest District


Ladies and gentlemen! So far, we have already released 13 individuals, each of them has a telemetry collar, thanks to which we can monitor animals on a regular basis. Until now, we have seen that the lynx are doing great at freedom - they have begun to hunt and have ability typical of this species. We keep our fingers crossed for them! In the meantime, we preparing to bring and release more lynx. In the Project, we took 3 ways of obtaining animals for reintroduction:

1. multiplication of lynxes in pens in Dłusko and Jabłonowo by constantly kept pairs, savaging - learning to hunt and after having equipped with telemetry collars released into the wild.
2. method "born to be free" - slightly modified - that is, keeping pairs in pens and enabling the release of kittens born in the yard outside, with the possibility of returning to their full self-empowerment
3. bringing animals born in different breeding centers in Europe, savage, teaching hunting, and putting on telemetry collars released into the wild
So far, we have obtained them using the third method. So far, the lynxes perform better than we expected.

We present you three films: releasing the next lynx into the adaptive pen in the Mirosławiec Forest District and go out onto the wild by female lynx from the same adaptive pen. The second pair of animals is male and female. The shots were recorded using photo trap mounted in the pens. Unfortunately, we were not always able to capture the moment of go out (terrible, recent times, weather conditions), as was the case with the first two males released in the Mirosławiec Forest District (videos from releasing both lynxes into adaptive pen were in the previous article).

1. Releasing two lynx - male and female onto adaptive pen in Miroslawiec Forest District

2. Female from second pair of lynx, went out to the wild

3. She don`t want to go? :)

Another lynx in Mirosławiec Forest District