The Eurasian lynx is the third largest predator in Europe after the brown bear and the grey wolf. It is a strict carnivore, consuming about one or two kilograms of meat every day.
The lynx is a loner who likes to go hunting at night. During the day you can see them if they have young or the prey is scarce. He’s a sneak or surprise hunter. This means that it sneaks up on prey or it lurks at game passes or waterholes, for example. If the surprise attack fails, the lynx does not pursue its prey as the hunter wolf would.
During the mating season between February and April, males and females come together. The gestation time lasts approximately 73 days. The young are already born with fur, but are still blind in the first 16 – 17 days.
The young females become sexually mature from the 21. month, the males, only one year later. The young have only one survival-chance if they find an unoccupied area directly after the separation from the mother. Only about every fourth lynx succeeds in this.
Summer is over - days are getting shorter again - man and nature begin to slow down. For the remaining time until Christmas we have put together a program for young and old with activities suitable for this season.
You can study the complete program online in our park calendar, take the flyer in the park shop or download it. […]
In addition to numerous animals to be discovered, the Hochwildschutzpark also offers various facilities for fun and play - for young and old.
Right next to the bear enclosure, you can swing the tarzan swing over the "bear creek" to the barbecue area at the Volkenbacher Weiher. And - if you have reserved the barbecue in advance (20 €) - reward yourself with freshly grilled food. […]