WHAT: A press conference for search updates and general information related to female bobcat Ollie that escaped from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Monday, January 30, 2017, and has yet to be caught.
WHEN: 11 a.m. on Feb. 1, 2017
Bus Parking Lot
Smithsonian’s National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Please note: The area around the bobcat exhibit remains closed and is not available for filming. No one should approach the bobcat if she is spotted. If spotted, call 202-633-7362. There is no imminent danger to the general public. Bobcats are not known to be aggressive to humans.
For more about the species, please read the bobcat page on the Zoo’s website.
Links to press releases already sent out:
Jan. 31, 2017: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/news/smithsonians-national-zoo-continues-search-for-bobcat
Jan. 30, 2017: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/news/smithsonians-national-zoo-reports-missing-bobcat
Photos of Ollie:
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