‘Weak, Abandoned’ Bobcat Kitten Rescued Last Year in Utah Released Back into Wild!

ALPINE, UTAH — A concerned citizen in Alpine rescued a weak, abandoned bobcat kitten BACK in 2015, and after being nursed back to health the feline was released into a habitat in central Utah.

A bobcat kitten rescued in Alpine, Utah in 2015 and released into the wild in 2016. Image courtesy Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
A bobcat kitten rescued in Alpine, Utah in 2015 and released into the wild in 2016. Image courtesy Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Scott Root who is with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources stated the cat was found in Alpine and given into the care of a local rehabilitator, who shared a photo of the young animal.

On Saturday, the DWR posted a video of the bobcat just as she was being released into a new habitat. The post states that the animal is healthy enough to catch and kill prey, so biologist Tom Becker tranquilized the animal to prepare her for transport and release in central Utah.
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