Pawsome! Rare footage captures lynx family roaming mountain paths
Sensational rare footage of a lynx mum with her adorable four cubs has been captured on camera in the Żywiec Beskids region.
A photo trap caught the family playing around on the mountain range, the first time the animals have been filmed in the region.
The incredible footage begins with the mother Lynx making her way through a forest path.
She then sits overlooking a valley as if surveying her territory before the action cuts to another camera later in the day showing one of her cubs ambling along a forest path.
The scene then cuts to nighttime where the other cubs appear out of the darkness.
Researchers say they are in awe because for the first time in history they have managed to capture lynx on camera in action.
Robert Mysłajek from the Association for Nature WOLF which filmed the scenes said: “This is sensational because until now we often observed females with one or two cubs, rarely with three.
“A lynx with four cubs is an excellent hunter, which you can tell due to the amazing condition of all of her cubs.”
The Silesian part of the Carpathians is home to around 25 lynxes.
The Eurasian lynx is slowly becoming an endangered species in Poland as a result of deforestation.
It is the third largest predator that can be found in the country.
An adult lynx weighs between 15(33 pounds) to 35 kilograms (77 pounds).
Lynx are most active during the night, spending on average between six and seven hours exploring their territories. When it comes to rising cubs, females are more active than males.
Lynxes are known as solitary hunters with the exception of females with slightly grown cubs and lynx pairs that are mating.