GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A bobcat is on the loose after escaping from its enclosure at Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids.
The 17-pound male bobcat named Apollo was final seen on the nature center’s property round 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17.
“Due to his age and size, it is not likely that Apollo will be a threat to humans or most animals.” Blandford Nature Center mentioned in a Facebook put up saying the escape. “Bobcat prey ranges from rabbits to squirrels and smaller.”
Police and the Department of Natural Resources have been notified.
Apollo is roughly the dimension of a giant home cat. Bobcats have red-brown fur and black coloring on the ideas of their ears and tail.
Another feminine bobcat at the nature center, named Artemis, was moved to a short lived shelter till the enclosure might be altered to make sure one other escape doesn’t happen.
Artemis and Apollo got to the 264-acre Blandford Nature Center in northwest Grand Rapids in early December. The sibling of bobcats have been present in Hart this spring after their mom died in a automotive accident.
“After caring for the Bobcats, wildlife rehabilitators determined that these two would not be able to survive in the wild and they would need to find a permanent home,” Blandford Nature Center mentioned on its web site.
They have been being housed in an enclosure that had been empty after one other bobcat, named Bob, died final 12 months.
Blandford Nature Center is asking the neighborhood to maintain a watch out for the lacking bobcat.
“Do not attempt to capture him,” the nature center mentioned.
Any sightings might be reported to the Grand Rapids Police non-emergency dispatch line at 616-456-3400.
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