Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaMammals › Lynx

Lynx lynx, Lynx, Gaupe. 110cm.

The lynx was an uncommon resident in the mountains west of the main watershed in the earlier half of the last century, but has now been eradicated.

Occasionally migrants from the east of Norway's main watershed may establish a territory but they will soon be persecuted to move on.

They are at home in remote, rocky, mature forests with an undergrowth. They hunt mammals and birds and will also take livestock. They make a den in caves or under an overhang. They do not hibernate.

Lynx can live up to 15 years.