Bobcat missing at DC's National Zoo

National Zoo officials are searching for a 25-pound bobcat that escaped her enclosure this morning.

Ollie was last counted at 7:30 am Monday morning by a keeper. When a zookeeper went to feed the bobcats at 10:40 a.m., Ollie was missing.

Zoo staffers conducted an immediate search and have not located the 7-year-old bobcat.

Ollie, who is almost 7 years old and weighs about 25 pounds, is not a danger to humans, zoo officials said.

Zoo officials said there is no imminent danger to the general public or zoo guests.

Ollie the bobcat escaped her enclosure at the National Zoo on Monday. It is believed that she may return to her familiar grounds for food and shelter. Anyone who spots the bobcat is advised not to approach her. She will most likely stay hidden if humans are nearby.

The bobcat escape comes one week after a red panda made its way out of an enclosure at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk.

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