This is the European relative of the Iberian lynx, but it is larger and has a thicker coat. They are large predators, capable of killing animals that are twice their weight. They inhabit forest areas, where they climb trees. They are solitary animals. The males defend large territories, where they live with one or two females. The females usually have between one and five offspring. The young are born blind and furless and they live with their mothers for their first year. The lynx is a twilight animal, so during our visit it is more likely that we see them when they are lying in trees or among nearby rocks.