Diet of Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx in the northern Dinaric Mountains (Slovenia and Croatia)

  title={Diet of Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx in the northern Dinaric Mountains (Slovenia and Croatia)},
  author={Miha Krofel and Djuro Huber and Ivan M. Kos},
  journal={Acta Theriologica},
The Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx (Linnaeus 1758) is an opportunistic predator that usually selects the smallest ungulate available. Its diet varies considerably among different regions; therefore it is important to study lynx diet in different parts of the species’ range. We studied the diet of lynx from the endangered Dinaric population in Slovenia and Croatia by analyzing lynx scats, prey remains, and stomach contents. Dinaric lynx mainly killed European roe deer Capreolus capreolus (0.64… 

Food habits of the Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx in southeast Poland

Abstract. We studied diet and prey preferences of the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) inhabiting south-east Poland, based on kills found during GPS-GSM telemetry and opportunistic winter tracking. Among 64

Long‐term changes in habitat selection and prey spectrum in a reintroduced Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) population in Switzerland

Abstract When wild‐caught Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) from the Slovak Carpathian Mountains were reintroduced to Central Switzerland in the early 1970s and spread through the north‐western Swiss Alps

Iberian Lynx Lynx pardinus Temminck, 1827 (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) in central Spain: trophic niche of an isolated population

The Iberian Lynx is adept at switching its main prey, an ability that has previously been rejected in the species, which could be a behavioural response to the patchy distributon of European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus in the study area.

Felid bedrooms with a panoramic view: selection of resting sites by Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in a karstic landscape

It is shown how lynx face the trade-off of the need to be concealed, yet at the same time attain good view, by selecting structured microhabitats on top of the ridges and on steep slopes, in a rugged karstic landscape.

Comparing patterns of human harvest and predation by Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx on European roe deer Capreolus capreolus in a temperate forest

Variation in hunting practices and carnivore predation may have an important role in buffering unwanted side effects of harvest of wild ungulates in different parts of Europe.

First insight into the spatial and foraging ecology of the critically endangered Balkan lynx (Lynx lynx balcanicus,

Spatial and foraging ecology of the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) has been well recognized, however due to the distinct taxonomic position and geographic isolation of its Balkan population, it is

Patterns of Lynx Predation at the Interface between Protected Areas and Multi-Use Landscapes in Central Europe

The predation patterns of Eurasian lynx on roe deer and red deer in the unprotected part of the Bohemian Forest Ecosystem increases in winter, thus mitigation of conflicts in these areas should be included as a priority in the lynx conservation strategy.

A Study of Population Size and Activity Patterns and Their Relationship to the Prey Species of the Eurasian Lynx Using a Camera Trapping Approach

The lynx population size, activity patterns, and variation within the prey community at a nature reserve in Inner Mongolia reveals that the activity patterns of the top predator matched those of its prey in different time periods.

Suitability of GPS telemetry for studying the predation of Eurasian lynx on small- and medium-sized prey animals in the Northwestern Swiss Alps

GLC analysis is a promising tool for exploring predation on new-born ungulates, mesopredators, and other smaller prey animals weighing between 2 and 10 kg, however, substantial field effort is mandatory to sufficiently detect prey remains in short-lasting GLCs.



Diet of Eurasian lynx, Lynx lynx, in the boreal forest of southeastern Norway: the relative importance of livestock and hares at low roe deer density

Despite the very low density of roe deer in this study area, lynx seemed to still specialise on them, although domestic sheep did constitute a significant amount to their diet, especially for males and yearlings, however, the contribution of sheep to summer diet was far from that expected if their relative density was considered.

Foraging of lynxes in a managed boreal-alpine environment

The importance of agricultural land as a foraging habitat and the dominance of livestock in the diet in remoter areas indicate that the lynx has responded to agriculture and reindeer husbandry during the past century by switching from smaff game to ungulates.

Significance of lynx Lynx lynx predation for roe deer Capreolus capreolus and chamois Rupicapra rupicapra mortality in the Swiss Jura Mountains

It is calculated that lynx killed 354 ± 13 roe deer and 87 ±13 chamois annually in the 710 km2 study area and the magnitude of lynx predation was primarily shaped by the lynx population structure.

Winter lynx Lynx lynx predation on semi-domestic reindeer Rangifer tarandus in northern Sweden

It is concluded that reindeer are a very important food source for lynx in winter, which potentially could lead to problems in resolving the camivore-livestock conflicts in the region.

Behavioural and spatial adaptation of the Eurasian lynx to a decline in prey availability

  • K. Schmidt
  • Environmental Science
    Acta Theriologica
  • 2010
Study of the effect of a roe and red deer population decline on diet composition, home range size and foraging pattern in the Eurasian lynx showed that, with declining prey abundance, the lynx increased their hunting efforts by either spending more time actively searching for prey or continuing foraging even after a successful hunt.


The goal is to establish bilateral cooperation between Croatia and Slovenia as a basis for the management of the entire lynx population in this part of Europe, including primarily Bosnia and Herzegovina but also Austria and Italy.

Scat analysis of gray wolves (Canis lupus) in Slovenia

In Slovenia, the wolf's main prey are cervids (Cervidae), which were found in 87% of samples and represented 85% of consumed biomass, and wolves were feeding on young wild boar and on remains of domestic animals.

Data for estimating eaten prey masses from Eurasian lynxLynx Lynx scats in Central and East Europe

To derive a model which allows estimating eaten prey masses from lynx scats, lynx lynx Linnaeus, 1758 scats were fed 3 roe deer, 2 wild boars, and 1 daily diet of mice to two adult lynx.

Status and conservation of the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in Europe in 2001

The Action Plan for the Conservation of the Eurasian Lynx in Europe (Breitenmoser et al. 2000) was based on data up to 1995. This new report presents data up to 2001 (with some more recent

Foraging by lynx and its role in ungulate mortality: the local (Białowieża Forest) and the Palaearctic viewpoints

Lynx Lynx lynx (Linnaeus, 1758) - ungulate relationships were studied in the exploited (530 km2) and pristine (47.5 km2) parts of Bialowieza Primeval Forest during 1985 through 1992. In pristine