The Eurasian Lynx Is Mainly In Forests Which Support Good Populations of Ungulate Prey

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The Eurasian lynx occurs in a wide variety of environmental and climatic conditions. Generally, the Eurasian lynx is mainly associated with forested areas which support good ungulate populations and provide enough cover for hunting. The Eurasian lynx is found in extended, temperate and boreal forests from the Atlantic in Western Europe to the Pacific coast in the Russian Far East.

In Europe it inhabits all climatic zones and occurs from sea level up to the northern tree line. In central Asia the Eurasian lynx occurs in more open and thinly wooded areas and in steppe habitats. The species probably can be found throughout the northern slopes of the Himalayas, and has been reported both from thick scrub woodland and barren, rocky areas above the tree line. On the Tibetan plateau it occurs sporadically. The lynx has been recorded up to an elevation of 5,500 m.

Fact source: IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group (2019). CatSG: Eurasian lynx.

Image credit: Zdeněk Macháček / Unsplash.


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