Not only do the well known species such as deer, roe deer, foxes and hares belong to the mammals but also less well known species such as ermine and bats. Particular attention is being paid to the re-introduction of species such as the lynx, wolf and bear which had been wiped out.

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01.03.2018 Wildcats in Bavaria
Wildcats in Bavaria

The wildcat was extinct in Bavaria. Now it is back, especially in the northern part. A monitoring programme based on DNA-analysis provides information on them.

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The role of predators in Mythology

The mythological meanings of the fox, the lynx and the wolf are surprisingly manifold. Besides their known negative characteristics, very positive attributes are accredited to these animals. Recognizing these positive characteristics in myths may be a successful approach to the objective of stimulating the public’s acceptance of large predators.

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