POYNETTE, Wis. (AP) – The wildlife exhibit at MacKenzie Environmental
Education Center in Poynette has grown to include two bobcats born in
The state Department of Natural Resources says Mark Showbolt of
Wisconsin Dells donated the secretive cats, which are native to
The exhibit now features 22 different animals and birds native to
Wisconsin, including wolves, coyotes, mountain lions and badgers.
Wildlife technician Dan Mautz says adding bobcats to the exhibit is
important because even avid outdoors people rarely get to see them in
the wild, in part because they are most active at twilight and dawn.
A bobcat is about twice the size of a common house cat and is one of
the most common wild felines in North America.
For the cats,
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to more than 100 big cats
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