Jaguar escapes habitat at zoo and kills 6 animals

Jaguar escapes habitat at Audubon Zoo kills 6 animals

A jaguar escaped from his habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Saturday morning and killed six animals.

The zoo described the fatal attacks as a "tragic loss", but noted that no human injuries were reported. The large feline was first reported missing at 7.20am, but was only spotted nearly one hour later, when it was tranquilised and returned to its enclosure.

The zoo is closed Saturday and will reopen at 10 a.m. Sunday. The jaguar is housed in a location called the "Jaguar Jungle" which also houses the alpaca enclosure and other animals. But none of those incidents led to other animals being harmed or killed.

According to a statement from the zoo, the staff and security quickly implemented the correct plan to ensure staff safety.

Despite sympathy for the lost animals, many online couldn't blame Valerio for doing what jaguars do.

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The animal will not be euthanized, officials said.

Joel Hamilton, the Audubon Zoo's vice-president and animal curator, echoed that sentiment when asked whether there was something particularly aggressive about Valerio.

Meet Valerio, our male jaguar!

Back in March, the zoo ha acquired five alpacas from different farms in south MS and Mobile, Alabama. "Certainly his behaviour wasn't out of the ordinary for that kind of an animal". "We care for these animals every day and so we've closed the zoo today to help our team mourn and to help conduct our investigation", Burks said.

"We receive inspections a few times a year from Association of Zoos and Aquariums since 1981", Forman said. In that time period, we've had over 100 million visitors to the zoo. We've never had an incident like that before.

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