The Lynx still survives in Northern Europe and some parts of Asia and America but was exterminated from western Europe some time ago. Recently it has been reintroduced to parts of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, although farmers are afraid that it will effect livestock in those areas.
The Lynx tends to inhabit dense forests in mountainous areas and individual territories can often span several square kilometers.
When hunting it relies primarily on it's acute sense of hearing and vision and usually waits high in a tree, dropping onto it's prey's back. It lives mainly off rodents and birds but will take small or weak deer.