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Two Rare Predator Species Meet on Snowy Hillside

Two of Europe’s rarest predators, a family of Eurasian lynx and a Eurasian wolf, were recently caught on video playfully romping in the Polish woods. These predators were once nearly driven to extinction, but they have recently made a comeback thanks to work by the EU Birds and Habitats Directives.

Learn about another program that helps protect these rare predators by using special livestock guardian dogs to watch over their livestock.

Fun facts about the Eurasian lynx: The Eurasian lynx are the largest of the lynx species, and the third largest predator in Europe after the brown bear and the Eurasian wolf! They are solitary and secretive creatures — rarely grouping up with others of its own species.

Fun facts about the Eurasian wolf: The Eurasian wolf was once considered one of the world’s most widely distributed land mammals. They are the second largest predator in Europe, falling behind the brown bear. Today, they are most commonly found in the Tundra regions of Europe and Western Russia.

Watch the two predators romp and play with each other in the video below!

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