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Kingsport welcomes bobcat brothers to Bays Mountain


Two new bobcats have arrived at Kingsport’s Bays Mountain Park. Brothers Carter and Cash have been relocated to a new, larger enclosure that provides them with newly added interactive toys and plenty of places to lounge around. Carter and Cash have been in quarantine for the past five months while park rangers work to get them accustomed to their new environment. During this time, the park has made a number of improvements to the bobcat habitat to provide both safety and enrichment for the animals. Improvements include interactive toys, tree baffling, fence modifications, the removal of dead trees and new interpretive signs. Bays Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the state of Tennessee and attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year. The 3,750-acre park features 44 miles of hiking trails, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a 44-acre lake, rope course, and wildlife habitats showcasing numerous animals native to the area.