Lynx lynx lynx

The lynx is an excellent climber, so it is often seen on trees. Although lynxes are mainly active at dusk and night, they easily get used to a different rhythm when living together with humans.

After people had exterminated the last European lynx in the low mountain ranges, animal rights activists began with the resettlement in Austria in 1976. Shortly after, they began to realise that the lynx does hunt deer and chamois. But since most of the hunted down animals are sick or inured the lynix actually corntibutes to maintain the health of the fauna.



Western Europe, Scandinavia, Russia to Siberia


forests, mountains up to 2.500 meters


deer, chamois, hares, foxes, young boars


up to 30 kg


shoulder height up to 75 cm;

Erreichbares Alter:

up to 25 years

Tierpaten Ehrentafel

  • Weisheidinger Robert, Timelkam
  • Lagler Brigitte, Leiben
  • Lagler Martin, Leiben
  • Mayer Annika, Aschach an der Steyr
  • Dick Kimberly, Erlauf
  • X Works, Pöchlarn
  • ‘Niki’, born 12. May 2009:
    Hinterholzer Michaela, Member of the Lower Austrian Parliament and mayor of the market town of Oed-Öhling, Aschbach-Markt
  • ‘Nayla’ – sponsor:
    Schuster Melanie, Enns
  • ‘Sammy’, born 4. May 2008:
    Grenus Alexander, Purkersdorf
  • ‘Silvia’, born 6. June 2014:
    Breitsprecher Silvia, Wien 17
  • ‘Luna’, born 17. May 2017
    Zeitlhofer Siegfried, Kematen an der Ybbs



Audio Sounds