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Feb. 20, 2009

On The Lookout For The Lynx

by Guest Blogger

By IUCN

Looking for the Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) in Switzerland's Jura mountains is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Although they were re-introduced to the country in the 1970s, there are only about 100 alive today. Wild Talk took to the hills with wildlife biologist Fridolin Zimmermann to check the camera traps set up in the Jura to monitor the population. To listen,

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To take a peek at the lynx favourite whereabouts in the Jura and the camera traps, see below .


More than just lynx

The camera traps are so sensitive that the slightest movement sets them off. The traps in the Jura mountains capture a lot more than just lynx photos. The photos below are just a small example of the types of creatures caught in the spotlight so far.


Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex). Photo: Kora

Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus). Photo: Kora

Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus). Photo: Kora

Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx). Photo: Kora

Family of badgers (Meles meles). Photo: Kora

Northern Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra). Photo: Kora

Red Fox (vulpes vulpes). Photo: Kora

Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus). Photo: Kora

Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). Photo: Kora

Wild Boar (Sus scrofa). Photo: Kora

Wild Cat (Felis silvestris). Photo: Kora
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