Lynx lynx - Giada Ottone
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Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)
From the mid-twentieth Century, the European lynx (Lynx lynx, Linnaeus, 1758) once present throughout Europe, has become extinct in many European countries. The causes are to be found in deforestation and the sharp fall in typical prey, combined with a ruthless hunt for the hoarding of pelts and the "protection" of farmed animals.
It is a solitary and territorial animal. It mainly hunts animals of small or medium size. Hunting takes place mostly at dusk.
Since the Seventies were implemented several reintroduction projects. Following these attempts, Lynx has returned to inhabit some areas of Central Europe. Today the presence of lynx in Italy is documented in the Alps and the Apennines.
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