Prairie State Park will host two classes about two wild cat species native to Missouri: bobcats and mountain lions.

Learn how these creatures live, what they eat and what to do if you cross paths with one of them. A bobcat mount and a mountain lion pelt will be available for viewing.

To accommodate anticipated attendance numbers, two classes will be held. The first class will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 24, and the second class will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 27. Each class is designed for adults and children ages 5 and up. Each class is limited to 35 participants. To register, call 417-843-6711 by June 17.

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Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not allowed on park trails, except for Path of the Earth People and Path of the Sky People. Bison graze freely in the park and this regulation protects both you and your pet. You are welcome to bring your pet to the park’s campground and picnic area, but you must follow Missouri State Park’s pet rules. This applies to all types of pets except service animals assisting people with disabilities.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane in Mindenmines. Participants should meet at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center. For more information, call 417-843-6711.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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