Department of Fish and Wildlife
Salato Wildlife Center offers final opportunity to view bobcat as kitten; closes for season Nov. 25
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Visitors have until Nov. 25
to visit the Salato Wildlife Education Center before its seasonal closure for
the winter. This will be the last time that visitors will have the chance to
see the center’s newly acquired bobcat as a kitten.
“Our new bobcat is roughly half grown at this
point and we don’t expect it to be kitten-sized by the time that we reopen
March 1,” said acting Salato Center Manager Brent McCarty. “When the bobcat
reaches adult size, it will be placed on permanent exhibit.”
The kitten will
remain on display from 2 to 3 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday through Saturday until the
center closes for the season at 5 p.m. (Eastern) Nov. 25.
The winter closure
allows the staff to conduct needed maintenance and upgrades on existing exhibits,
trails and enclosures, assuring a quality experience for the center’s 75,000
features a variety of native animals, including a black bear, an eagle,
bobcats, elk, deer, bison, snakes, frogs, turtles and fish. The center has
numerous indoor and outdoor exhibits and miles of hiking trails open to the
The Salato Center is operated by the Kentucky
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The center is located off U.S. 60,
approximately 1 ½ miles west of the U.S. 127 intersection. Look for the bronze
deer statue at the entrance of the main Kentucky Fish and Wildlife campus.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday
through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday. Salato is closed on
Sunday, Monday and state holidays.
Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for youth 5 to
18. Children under 5 are admitted free. The center also offers annual
memberships for individuals and families.