Original report: The bobcat had been spotted on the slopes of Lookout Mountain on cameras, traveling between the nature center and property belonging to the National Park Service, nature center President Mark McKnight told the Times Free Press.
Evi's handler, Taylor Berry, began searching for her near Lookout Mountain early Friday, WRCB reported.
The bobcat was released from the nature center last week by unidentified trespassers, the Times Free Press reported.
Officials at the nature center said they are working with local police, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to find the people who let Evi out of the compound.
A bobcat missing for nearly a week after being let out of its enclosure has returned to its Tennessee nature camp.