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"The Eurasian lynx is a medium-sized cat native to northern and central Asia and northern and eastern Europe. It's the largest species of lynx with males weighing in between 18 - 45 kg (40 - 99 lb) and females between 8 - 21 kg (18 - 46 lb). During summer, the Eurasian lynx has a relatively short, reddish or brown coat. in winter this is replaced by a much thicker coat of silky fur that varies from silver-grey to greyish brown. The fur is almost always marked with black spots. Lynxes are very powerful ambush predators and have been known to take prey many times their size, including adult reindeer weighing to at least 150 kg (330 lb) although hares are the mainstay. In some parts of their distribution roe deer may become the main prey species for this cat species. Lynxes are solitary throughout most of the year, are typically active during the night and keep to mountain or coniferous forest areas where there is plenty of cover available. They have great eyesight and excellent hearing and avoid humans whenever possible which makes them challenging to hunt."
― In-Game Description

The Lynx is a small sized animal (class 3). It can be hunted in Medved-Taiga National Park and Revontuli Coast. It was the first species of lynx to be featured in the game. The Mexican Bobcat is the second.


Behavior Skittish
Habitat Prefer forests
Senses Good hearing and excellent vision
Social Solitary
Active During night
Recommended Equipment Class 3 Ammo, Predator "Jackrabbit" Caller
Species Lynx lynx
Difficulty Hard

Need Zone Times

  • Medved-Taiga National Park
    Times Activity
    00:00 – 03:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
    03:00 – 6:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
    06:00 – 09:30
    09:00 – 12:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
    12:00 – 16:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
    16:00 - 20:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
    20:00 - 00:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
  • Revontuli Coast
    Times Activity
    00:00 - 03:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
    03:00 - 06:30 DrinkingZoneIcon.svg Drinking
    06:00 - 09:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
    09:00 - 12:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
    12:00 - 16:30 RestingZoneIcon.svg Resting
    16:00 - 18:30
    18:00 - 20:30
    20:00 - 00:30 FeedingZoneIcon.svg Feeding
  • Shot scheme

    Color code
    Lynx shot scheme.png
    Red - Kills immediately
    Blue - Kills very quick
    Orange - Kills slowly
    No Color - Unlikely to kill

    Fur Variants

    Fur Type Grey Light Brown Piebald Albino Melanistic
    Rarity Common Common Rare Very Rare Very Rare


    • The Eurasian Lynx name possibly derives from the Greek word for bright (leukos). This could be a reference to how "bright" their eyes shine when light hits them.
    • The scientific name of the Eurasian Lynx, (Lynx lynx), is together with the name of the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Fallow Deer (Dama dama), Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus), American Bison (Bison bison bison), Axis Deer (Axis axis) Moose (Acles acles), Greylag Goose (Anser anser), and the Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) a tautonym, that means a scientific name in which both parts of the name have the same spelling.


    Patch 1.12 (17 October 2017)

    • Introduced
    Class1Icon.png Class 1 AntelopeJackrabbitIcon.png Antelope JackrabbitBlackGrouseIcon.png Black GrouseBobwhiteQuailIcon.png Bobwhite QuailCanadaGooseIcon.png Canada GooseCinnamonTealIcon.png Cinnamon TealEurasianTealIcon.png Eurasian TealEurasianWigeonIcon.png Eurasian WigeonEasternCottontailRabbitIcon.png Eastern Cottontail RabbitEasternWildTurkeyIcon.png Eastern Wild TurkeyEuropeanHareIcon.png European HareEuropeanRabbitIcon.png European RabbitGoldeneyeIcon.png GoldeneyeGreylagGooseIcon.png Greylag GooseHarlequinDuckIcon.png Harlequin DuckHazelGrouseIcon.png Hazel GrouseMallardIcon.png MallardMerriam'sTurkeyIcon.png Merriam's TurkeyMountainHareIcon.png Mountain HareRockPtarmiganIcon.png Rock PtarmiganRing-NeckedPheasantIcon.png Ring-Necked PheasantRioGrandeTurkeyIcon.png Rio Grande TurkeyScrubHareIcon.png Scrub HareTuftedDuckIcon.png Tufted DuckTundraBeanGooseIcon.png Tundra Bean GooseWesternCapercaillieIcon.png Western CapercaillieWillowPtarmiganIcon.png Willow PtarmiganWhite-tailedJackrabbitIcon.png White-tailed Jackrabbit
    Class2Icon.png Class 2 CommonRaccoonIcon.png Common RaccoonCoyoteIcon.png CoyoteGrayFoxIcon.png Gray FoxRaccoonDogIcon.png Raccoon DogRedFoxIcon.png Red FoxSiberianMuskDeerIcon.png Siberian Musk DeerSide-stripedJackalIcon.png Side-Striped Jackal
    Class3Icon.png Class 3 AxisDeerIcon.png Axis DeerBlackbuckIcon.png BlackbuckChamoisIcon.png ChamoisEurasianLynxIcon.png Eurasian LynxFeralGoatIcon.png Feral GoatMexicanBobcatIcon.png Mexican BobcatRoeDeerIcon.png Roe DeerSpringbokIcon.png Springbok
    Class4Icon.png Class 4 BeceiteIbexIcon.png Beceite IbexBighornSheepIcon.png Bighorn SheepBlacktailDeerIcon.png Blacktail DeerCollaredPeccaryIcon.png Collared PeccaryFallowDeerIcon.png Fallow DeerFeralPigIcon.png Feral PigGredosIbexIcon.png Gredos IbexIberianMouflonIcon.png Iberian MouflonLesserKuduIcon.png Lesser KuduMountainGoatIcon.png Mountain GoatPronghornIcon.png PronghornRondaIbexIcon.png Ronda IbexSikaDeerIcon.png Sika DeerSoutheasternSpanishIbexIcon.png Southeastern Spanish IbexWarthogIcon.png WarthogWhitetailDeerIcon.png Whitetail DeerWildBoarIcon.png Wild BoarWildHogIcon.png Wild Hog
    Class5Icon.png Class 5 GrayWolfIcon.png Gray WolfIberianWolfIcon.png Iberian WolfMountainLionIcon.png Mountain LionPuma Puma
    Class6Icon.png Class 6 AmericanAlligatorIcon.png American AlligatorBlueWildebeestIcon.png Blue WildebeestCaribouIcon.png CaribouMuleDeerIcon.png Mule DeerRedDeerIcon.png Red DeerReindeerIcon.png Reindeer
    Class7Icon.png Class 7 BlackBearIcon.png Black BearEurasianBrownBearIcon.png Eurasian Brown BearGrizzlyBearIcon.png Grizzly Bear
    Class8Icon.png Class 8 GemsbokIcon.png GemsbokMooseIcon.png MooseRockyMountainElkIcon.png Rocky Mountain ElkRooseveltElkIcon.png Roosevelt Elk
    Class9Icon.png Class 9 CapeBuffaloIcon.png Cape BuffaloEuropeanBisonIcon.png European BisonLionIcon.png LionPlainsBisonIcon.png Plains BisonWaterBuffaloIcon.png Water Buffalo