Sleeping by Eurasian lynxes

Coauthor Irina Rotenko

Together with Wild Naliboki team, Belgium and Maximilian Hetzer, Germany we investigate the poorly known ecological questions and behavioral traits of the Eurasian lynx in Naliboki Forest, the central-western Belarus (Sidorovich et al., 2018). One of such a question how much lynxes sleep during twenty-four hours.

In our mentioned pilot book about the behavior and ecology of Eurasian lynx we have touched the question. In particular, it was preliminary estimated that lynxes sleep about 10% of their time they stay in ambuscades for ambush hunting, that is 5-8% of the twenty-four hours they sleep.

Recently we took movie of adult male lynx in just resting spot. The lynx rested there from 3-20am till 6-30am that is about 190 minutes. It was active (not sleeping with open eyes) during 62 spells of 30 seconds each so 31 minutes. So, approximately the adult male lynx slept for 83% of this time.

Interestingly that a year ago in the same spot mother lynx with two kittens was documented while resting from 2-50am till 8-50am. They slept only 4% of this time.

One thought on “Sleeping by Eurasian lynxes”

  1. Wonderful video – just as my cat 💕🐾 – and times are also interesting – as our rehabilited lynx female on telemetry. Thanks.

    Dňa pi 29. 5. 2020, 15:59 Zoology by Vadim Sidorovich napísal(a):

    > Vadim Sidorovich posted: ” Coauthor Irina Rotenko Together with Wild > Naliboki team, Belgium and Maximilian Hetzer, Germany we investigate the > poorly known ecological questions and behavioral traits of the Eurasian > lynx in Naliboki Forest, the central-western Belarus (Sidorovich” >

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