The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized cat native to European and Siberian forests, where it is one of the predators. While its conservation status has been classified as "Least Concern", populations of Eurasian lynx have been reduced or extirpated from western Europe, where it is now being reintroduced.
The Eurasian lynx is the biggest of the lynxes, ranging in length from 81 to 129 cm and standing about 70 cm at the shoulder. Males usually weigh from 18 to 30 kg and females weigh 18 kg on average. It has grey to reddish fur with black spots. The pattern of the fur is variable; lynx with heavily spotted fur may exist close to conspecifics with plain fur.
The Eurasian lynx is mainly nocturnal and lives solitarily as an adult. Moreover, the sounds this lynx makes are very quiet and seldom heard, so the presence of the species in an area may go unnoticed for years.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Lynx - 14.04.2010
It is wonderful that we have Lynxes in Germany again - and that in liberty, there where they belong to.