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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!

Conservation Status:

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

Feeding Times @ Afternoons

Zoo Location Lynx enclosure

Quick Facts

  • Lifespan: Up to 20 years
  • Distribution: Scandinavia to Siberia
  • Habitat: Dense coniferous forests & woods
  • Gestation: 65 – 70 days
  • Diet: CARNIVORE: deer, rodents, hare & birds

Our Animals

What are people saying...

I am writing on behalf of all at South Cambridgeshire Branch of Friends of Chernobyl’s Children to thank you for allowing our new group of children to visit Shepreth Wildlife Park yesterday.

Our chaperones for the day said how helpful your staff were in every way and that they spent a lot of time with the children showing them how to handle the animals and playing interactive games with them.

We really appreciate the fact that you have supported us every year for the last five years and twice this year, allowing both our summer group and autumn group to visit. In times of financial uncertainty it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to raise funds and so we really appreciate being able to not only come to the park and use all of your facilities, free of charge, but also that you provided lunch for the group, drinks and ice creams.

The children also loved the gift bags you gave them.

I visited Belarus in March to help select these children for our new programme and the situations they were all living in were very sad. This really special day and has given the children some lovely memories to take home with them. I know they will be looking forward to their visit next year.

Once again, thank you all so much for your support.

Vanessa Cross