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.
High birth count is really important in reproduction projects. As we can see, lynxes that were brought by us from breeding yards are able to adapt fast to new envoirement. Overall project of ZTP has confirmed 31 individuals being born in the wild. We need to remember, that lynxes born in 2019 and 2020 will also have children soon. We keep fingers crossed for parents in future.
P.S. Numbers that we provide are confirmed by us. Number of kittens might be higher. Not every females have telemetric collars, which give us ability to monitor animals.