Sourced Lynx

2024

© Archiv Naturschutz LfULG, Alexander Sommer© Archiv Naturschutz LfULG, Alexander Sommer

© Archiv Naturschutz LfULG, Alexander Sommer

Alva

«Alva» comes from the Swiss Jura Mountains, where she was captured on 7 March 2024. A few weeks later, she was released into the wild in the German Ore Mountains as part of the Relynx Saxony project.

© Max Kesberger / Luchs Thüringen© Max Kesberger / Luchs Thüringen

© Max Kesberger / Luchs Thüringen

Frieda

Frieda was released into the wild in mid-May as part of the Luchs Thüringen project in the central Thuringian Forest. She was born, together with her brother Juno, in 2022 in the wild cat village of Hütscheroda.

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© Archiv Naturschutz LfULG, Alexander Sommer

Juno

In March 2024, «Juno», who was born in the wildcat village of Hütscheroda in 2022, was released into the wild in the RElynx Saxony project in the German Ore Mountains. He is a younger sibling of lynx «Finja».

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© Archiv Naturschutz LfULG, Alexander Sommer

Nova

In March 2024, the female lynx «Nova», who was born in Switzerland and is at least three years old, was released into the wild in the German Ore Mountains as part of the RElynx Saxony project. 

© Max Kesberger / Luchs Thüringen© Max Kesberger / Luchs Thüringen

© Max Kesberger / Luchs Thüringen

Viorel

Viorel is a wild lynx from the Romanian Carpathian Mountains that has been resettled in the Thuringian Forest. Viorel and Frieda are the first two reintroduced lynxes to roam the Thuringian Forest since mid-May.

2023

© FVA, M.Strein© FVA, M.Strein

© FVA, M.Strein

Finja

In December 2023, the female lynx «Finja» from a game reserve in «Thüringen», Germany, was released into the wild in Baden-Württemberg. A male lynx is already living in her new habitat. There is hope of reproduction.