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A 9-month-old bobcat named Grace found after escaping from the Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City

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Friday, May 31, 2024 9:20 AM

Bobcat found after escape from Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City

A 9-month-old bobcat named Grace, who escaped from her enclosure at the Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Indiana, has been found.

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WLS) — A nine-month-old bobcat is back home safely after escaping from the Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Indiana, yesterday.

She was found Thursday evening near the Foreman Amphitheater, a short distance from the zoo.

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The bobcat, named Grace, is about the size of a large house cat, zoo director Jamie Huss said. She and her sister Hazel arrived at the zoo in December and have been housed since April in a habitat designed for bobcats.

Zoo officials have not yet determined how Grace escaped her enclosure; her sister has been moved to another building for safekeeping. Bobcats are native to Northwest Indiana.

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