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Kingsport park welcomes bobcat brothers


Kingsport’s Bays Mountain Park will soon be the home of two bobcat kittens who were being raised in captivity in Montana. Born at a zoological facility earlier this year, the brothers were two of a litter of four with their sisters serving as animal ambassadors at another facility. Once the bobcats arrive at the park, they will be placed in quarantine while park rangers work to get them accustomed to people and their new environment. Park staff are working on adding several additions to the bobcat habitat to provide both safety and enrichment for the bobcats. The new bobcats’ names will be announced at a later date. The largest municipal park in the state, the Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium is a 3,500 acre park with habitats for wolves, red foxes, white-tailed deer, river otters, turtles a raptor exhibit, and a herpetarium.  Follow along with the bobcat brothers’ progress on the Bays Mountain Park Facebook page and Instagram.