Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) reclining in snow, Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany
Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) reclining in snow, Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany¨W

The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized cat native to Siberia, Central, East, and Southern Asia, North, Central and Eastern Europe. It has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2008 as it is widely distributed, and most populations are considered stable. Eurasian lynx have been re-introduced to several forested mountainous areas in Central and Southeastern Europe; these re-introduced subpopulations are small, less than 200 animals

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