The lynx was no luckier than the wolf and the bear.
During the 19th century the lynx was exterminated in Switzerland. Strictly carnivorous, the lynx was previously considered by man to be a competitor. They mainly eat chamois and roe deer, creeping up on them and killing them with a well-aimed bite in the neck. A lynx eats about 1.5 kg of meat a day.
In 2007 a lynx migrated from north-eastern Switzerland into the National Park. It remained in the region for several months, during which time it was fitted with a tracker collar. It has subsequently migrated to the Trentino region in Italy.