This photo provided by the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows Ollie, a female bobcat the the zoo. Ollie, who escaped from its enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington, is perfectly capable of surviving in the wild and would find plenty to eat in Rock Creek Park if it wanted to stay there, zoo officials said. The female bobcat, believed to be about 7 years old, was found to be missing Monday, Jan. 30, 2017,  morning when it didnt show up for breakfast.
This photo provided by the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows Ollie, a female bobcat the the zoo. Ollie, who escaped from its enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington, is perfectly capable of surviving in the wild and would find plenty to eat in Rock Creek Park if it wanted to stay there, zoo officials said. The female bobcat, believed to be about 7 years old, was found to be missing Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, morning when it didnt show up for breakfast. Smithsonian's National Zoo via A

Bobcat ducks out, may not return

A BOBCAT has pulled a swifty on her keepers after escaping from the National Zoo at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC on Monday. Ollie (pictured) was last seen about 7.30am but disappeared before feeding time three hours later. Staff hope to lure Ollie back but it won't be easy. Spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson said bobcats are "very elusive” and "it will be very, very difficult to find her”. Ollie is unlikely to be a threat to people. Bobcats eat small animals and look similar to domestic cats, but stand 30cm at the shoulder and weigh 7kg.


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