According to NBC4 and a National Zoo spokeswoman, a bobcat named Ollie has escaped from its enclosure at the National Zoo. Ollie was last seen this morning around 7:30AM and was reported missing after a 10:40AM inspection. People are encouraged not to approach Ollie if he is spotted just like any wild animal, but no one is in imminent danger, as bobcats are not known to be aggressive toward humans.
If you happen to spot Ollie, do not approach the cat but call the Zoo hotline at 202-633-7362.
WATCH LIVE: Zoo officials are speaking about the bobcat that's gone missing at the National Zoo. https://t.co/260Km5u5Ys— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) January 30, 2017