Rufus is a three-year-old male lynx. He was born in the spring of 2016, in the central part of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy Mountains. In December 2017 Rufus moved to Slovak Javorníky, where he now lives permanently. In March 2019, Rufus was trapped (into a cage) and was fitted with a satellite telemetry collar.
On the second recording, a male lynx Rufus with a telemetric collar on his neck comes from the camera to a rock crack, which we sprayed with attractant during setting up the camera. In the next part of this record, Rufus took a long sniff that "lynx perfume" under the boulder. Apparently it is attractive to him. Then Rufus leaves the spot in the view of our camera. In the last part Rufus marks with his urine a strong, crooked-growing fir on the left side of the scene.
In March 2019, scientists from the National Forest Center in Zvolen managed to capture male lynx in slovak part of the Javorníky mountains. This lynx, called Rufus, was equipped with a satellite telemetry collar and was then released back into the wild. In the photos below you can see a cage that was used for capture.