Welcome to virtual Petola!
Petola is a story corner and photo gallery of the Suurpedot.fi-website, but also a visitor centre in Kuhmo, maintained by Metsähallitus. The Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola with its enchanting exhibitions is worth a visit when you want to learn more about the large carnivores of Finland.
Four-toe lynx footprint in the snow. Next to a compass.
Lynx droppings. Photo: Antti Härkälä.
Two images, side by side. The image on the left shows three droppings in the snow. The image on the right is a close-up of the same droppings, with a measuring tape showing the size of the dropping as four centimetres.
Traces of an adult lynx in snow. Photo: Antti Härkälä
Two images, side by side. Both show lynx tracks in snow. The paws have touched down almost exactly in line with each other.