Ollie the Bobcat Escapes DC Zoo

By Newser Editors, Newser Staff

January 31, 2017


A 25-pound bobcat has sprung herself from the National Zoo in Washington, DC. 

Ollie went missing Monday morning, probably through an opening in the mesh around her enclosure, reports WTOP. Zoo officials hope she doesn't get into the adjacent Rock Creek Park, which they describe as the perfect place for a bobcat to remain well-fed and undiscovered.

Our female bobcat, Ollie, has escaped her enclosure. The approximately 25 lb. bobcat was last counted at 7:30 a.m. this...

Posted by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Monday, January 30, 2017

Ollie, 7, isn't seen as a threat to humans, though she would likely defend herself if approached. Park-goers, however, probably don't want to leave small pets unattended.

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