The first released lynx was the female "Kaja". She is the sponsored animal of HIT Umwelt- und Naturschutz Stiftung.
Followed by the five year old female "Luna". She is sponsored by the Deutschen Wildtierstiftung.
Last released animal in 2016 was the male called "Lucky". He is the sponsored animal of Verein Luchsprojekt Pfälzerwald / Vosges du Nord and followed the two females in a gently walk in to the deep forest.
The two young males from Kaja und Lucky were born in spring 2017 and they are the first reproduction within the reintoduction project. They will leave their mother during the next mating season in February-March 2018 and start a new but dangerous chapter of live: the search of an own territory in the new lynx population in the Palatinate Forest.
Since 07.03.2017 the first lynx from switzerland enhanced the new Palatinate forest lynx population.
He is called "Arcos" and is a adult male from the Swiss jura. The sponsorship has the city Neustadt an der Weinstraße and he was set free near Waldleiningen too.
Arcos left the Palatinate Forest soon after the release and traveld to the southern Vosges in France.
On Wednesday 05.04.2017 the swiss lynx female "Bell" was set free near the village Waldleiningen. The second lynx sponsorship of the foundation HIT Umwelt- und Naturschutz Stiftung support the new lynx population in the Palatinate Forest.
The second Swiss female "Rosa" was set free on Thursday the 13.04.2017. The lynx female born in 2012 comes from the northeastern Alpes and has 18 kg body weight. The sponsorship for Rosa has the couple Angelika und Heinz Schlapkohl from Weisenheim am Sand/Germany.
Our first lynx from Slovakia in 2017 is "Cyril", an approximately 6 year old male from the Muránska Planina. He was set free on Saturday the 22.04.2017 near the village Waldleiningen in the central part of the Palatinate Forest.
The female "Labka" comes from Slowakia and was set free on 15.12.2017 near Waldleiningen into the Palatinate Forest. Her name Labka means Paw. Labka had a Body weight of 19 kg, when she was released and she is sponsored by the couple Stefanie and Werner Theis.
Unfortunately, Labka got run over by a train and was found in the track bed by railway staff on the 26.02.2018 in the area of Frankenstein.
Just before Christmas, the swiss lynx Alosa was released. The female is the third animal, wich is supported by the HIT Umwelt- und Naturschutz Stiftung. When she was released on the 20th of december near Waldleiningen, she weighed 16 kg.
Due to an injury on the paw and the resulting infection, Alosa got euthanized on the 02.02.2018. The fracture made an amputation compulsory, thus a life in the wild was not possible for her anymore.
Since the 18th April 2018, the female “Jara” from the Swiss canton of St Gallen is part of the young lynx population in the Palatinate forest. The full-grown animal was born 2012 and weighed 19 kg at her release in the area of Waldleiningen. The animal sponsored by Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz and BINGO! Die Umweltlotterie boosts the population in the Palatinate forest as an experienced female.
The two year old male “Juri” from the Swiss canton of Vaud was released in the Palatinate forest on the 16th March 2018. The animal, which is sponsored by the Deutsche Wildtier Stiftung, weighed 21 kg when caught and got released with connection to its conspecifics in the area of Waldleiningen.
The Slovakian male “Alfi” was released on the 12th September 2018. The young lynx, which is sponsored by the HIT Stiftung, weighed 16 kg at his release day and all in all, the project released 13 lynx until now.
On the 11th September 2018, the young Slovakian lynx “Wrano” was set free in the area of Waldleiningen. The male, which got raised as an orphan, weighed 17 kg at his release-day and is sponsored by the Krombacher Brauerei. He now strengthens the growing lynx population in the Palatinate Forest.