In the Wild:
The Northern Lynx is the largest of the European cats, they can climb well and have acute vision. Unlike most cats, the Northern Lynx is a willing swimmer and may plunge into rivers to cross its territory. They are usually solitary animals, that are nocturnal hunters. The lynx is more than capable of killing prey four times its own size!
Once this lynx was common in all of Europe. By the middle of 19th century, it had become extirpated in most countries of Central & Western Europe. Recently, there have been successful attempts of re-introductions