Wisconsin bobcat wanders into cougar cage, killed

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. A bobcat was killed at the Irvine Park Zoo in Chippewa Falls after it wandered into the cougar cage.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

William Faherty is the Chippewa Falls director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry.

He says a zookeeper cleaned the outside cages of the animals and went to lunch, but forgot to lock a secured door between the cages.

One of the two bobcats had gone into the cougar cage and was killed.

The other three animals were not injured.

Under a deal the zoo has, the bobcat will be replaced at no charge to the city.

Faherty says the cougars don’t have claws, but their large teeth are very powerful.

Officials also say the antiquated cages factored into the death and need to be replaced.

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