Bobcat released into Manitoba wild after rescue, 7-month rehab

A rescued bobcat was released back into the wild in Manitoba on Thursday.

Manitoba rescue centre releases bobcat after seven months of rehab for broken legs, hip

Amira, a rescued and rehabilitated bobcat, was released back into the wild in Manitoba on Thursday. (Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre)

A rescued bobcat was released back into the wild in Manitoba on Thursday.

Amira, a 15-month-old bobcat, was hurt in a car crash in Falcon Lake in January.

She was turned over to Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre with broken legs and a broken hip.

After seven months of rehabilitation, Amira was released back into the wild on Thursday.

She was released at the Tall Grass Prairie Reserve near Tolstoi, Man.

Conservation officials were worried if she was released back into Whiteshell Provincial Park, she would have to compete with too many other predators for food.

In spring, the rehab centre held a fundraiser to help pay for her veterinary costs.

Another event is planned for September to help cover some of the other costs associated with her care.