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March 27, 2021 at 8:51 am #573Carl
I found this film about lynx re introduction in Slovakia really interesting. The ranger is obviously really passionate about his work….
I’m not sure about teaching them to know where the farmer keeps his chickens is a good idea though! 🙂
Grab a beer, coffee or wine and enjoy 50 minutes of really nice wildlife footage.
With large tufted ears, a short tail and a trusting look, one could almost believe that lynxes are just big cats. In their hearts, however, they are wild and untamed. They are the tigers of Europe. This is the story of a hard earned friendship. On the one side is Milos Majda, a quiet, nature loving ranger at the Mala Fatra national park in Slovakia. On the other side are two small lynxes, fresh from the zoo. With Milos’ help, it’s hoped the lynxes will return to the home of their ancestors in the forests of Mala Fatra in the heart of Slovakia. For two years Milos Majda and the biologist and animal filmmaker Tomas Hulik follow the journey of the lynx siblings from their warm nursery inside a cabin into the wilderness.
March 27, 2021 at 11:30 am #576Rachel
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Hi Carl, I just watched it all the way to the end… The photography and filming of the two lynx is spectacular.
But, this guy pretty much tamed them and even had them in his city apartment. Here in Spain I think they do the opposite with virtually no human contact.
Its amazing to see that even with close human contact these lynx returned to the wild and survived to be captured on the camera trap at the end….March 27, 2021 at 11:33 am #577clive
And he made a live trap from scratch because he wanted to put a tracking device on one of them but they were far to clever to be caught in that even when he put their favorite food, chicken in there… hehehehe 🙂
Me too not so sure about teaching them about chickens in coops…. Thats an issue here in Spain with Iberian lynx taking domestic livestock and upsetting the locals…..
Thanks for finding and posting the video Carl! 🙂
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