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Wildcat At The University Of Michigan Zoo, August 1952

Wildcat At The University Of Michigan Zoo, August 1952 image
Month
August
Year
1952
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This is no house cat. It's a genuine wildcat, about three months old, captured by a Berrien county farmer and shipped by the State Conservation Department to the University. The capture caused quite a buzz in conservation circles at first, because wildcats are unknown as far south as Berrien county. But the mystery was cleared up when another Berrien resident reported his "pet" wildcat, brought back from a western trip, was lost. He had neglected to take out a permit to keep the animal in captivity, however, so it looks as if the wildcat will find a permanent home in the University's zoo. He looks happy enough here with a mouse for lunch.
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