Jaguar escapes habitat in New Orleans zoo and kills 6 animals

A jaguar in a New Orleans zoo escaped its habitat and ended up killing six animals.


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AUDUBON ZOO, NEW ORLEANS — A jaguar from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans escaped and ended up killing six animals, reports CBS News.

Zoo officials said the 3-year-old male jaguar escaped its habitat, because its roof may have been "compromised' and opened up an escape route.

The incident took place around 7:20 a.m. before the zoo was open.

After escaping, the jaguar — named Valerio —reportedly attacked four aplacas, a fox and an emu, unfortunately they didn't survive. Valerio also attacked two other foxes and an alpaca, but they are expected to recover.

Team members from the zoo sedated the jaguar within a few minutes with tranquilizers, reports Fox News.

According to a press release from the Audubon Zoo, they plan to conduct a thorough investigation of how this happened.
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