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Injured bobcat to be released back into the wild in South Okanagan

Gallagher the young bobcat was found with a badly broken leg earlier this year. After surgeries and a slow recovery at the B.C. Wildlife Park in Kamloops, the young feline is expected to be released back into the wild on June 29, 2019.
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June 25, 2019 - 11:30 AM

KAMLOOPS — An injured young bobcat that's been recovering at the B.C. Wildlife Park after she suffered a broken leg is expected to return to the wild this weekend.

Gallagher the bobcat was brought into the Fawcett Family Wildlife Heath Centre at B.C. Wildlife Park after the young feline was found with femoral fracture in March that left her unable to walk, according to the veternarians that cared when she was first found.

Reports indicated the bobcat had been struck by a car. 

A team of veterinarians, vet technicians and assistants with Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital worked to stabilize the fracture using a titanium plate. After she recovered from anesthesia, Gallagher was returned to the B.C. Wildlife Park in Kamloops where she continued to recover and get better. She also required a second surgery to remove the plate.

Now, staff at the animal rehabilitation centre are prepapring for her release on Saturday, June 29 in Oliver.

B.C. Wildlife Park staff say they will release video footage of Gallagher's return into the wild which will take place near the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls at 9 a.m. 

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