Ninth lynx from Romania arrives in Slovenia

Ilirska Bistrica – An adult male lynx arrived from the Carpathian Mountains in Romania to the Snežnik plateau on Friday and is adjusting to the new environment in an enclosure. It is the ninth lynx to have arrived from Romania, said partners to the LIFE Lynx project, striving to preserve the Dinaric-Alpine lynx population.

According to LIFE Lynx website, the lynx male will be cared for by hunters from the Jelen hunting area. “At this point it is important not to disturb the lynx, because this is a very timid wild animal,” they said.

The location of the enclosure has not been made public and people have been urged not to approach it. The area is under video surveillance, and hunters and inspector also patrol the area.

This is the ninth lynx that has been moved from Romania to Slovenia and Croatia since the spring of 2019. Weighing 27 kilogrammes, it is also one of the largest to be moved as part of the LIFE Lynx project. It shares the first place with lynx Tris, which was moved to Slovenian Alps last year.

The new lynx does not have a name yet and is to be named in cooperation with the centre for large carnivores Dina Pivka.