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Jaguar escapes US zoo enclosure, kills six other animals

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KUALA LUMPUR: A jaguar escaped its habitat at a zoo in New Orleans, the United States, and went on a killing rampage which left six other animals dead. The Saturday morning incident at the Audubon Zoo saw the apex predator moving methodically from one enclosure to the next, killing but not eating four alpacas, an emu and a fox trapped in their own habitats. Three other animals were injured in the violent spree and are being treated by zoo veterinarians, The Washington Post reported. However, no humans were injured as the incident occurred before the zoo had opened to the public. The large feline was first reported missing at 7.20am, but was only spotted almost one hour later, when it was tranquilised and returned to its enclosure. According to the Washington Post, the 3-year-old jaguar named Valerio was engaged in a pure territorial display, as none of the animals it killed was devoured. The zoo was closed on Saturday as officials carried out an investigation on the escape.

A jaguar escaped its habitat at a zoo in New Orleans, the United States, and went on a killing rampage which left six other animals dead. FILE PIC

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