Jaguar escapes, kills 6 animals at New Orleans zoo

Jaguar escapes New Orleans zoo enclosure, killing 4 alpacas, an emu and a fox

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

"We are looking to investigate everything that happened and to prevent anything like this from ever happening again", said Forman.

Unfortunately, the jaguar attacked and killed four alpaca, one emu and one fox in nearby habitats before it was sedated. Authorities say the zoo was closed to the public at the time of the escape and no humans were injured. Once darted, the jaguar was sedated within minutes.

Ron Forman, the zoo's president and chief executive officer, said Saturday's series of attacks was the worst in the zoo's history but told the public the Audubon Zoo was still safe.

No humans were injured during the incident and luckily there are no plans to euthanise Valerio, the three-year-old male jaguar, because he was technically doing nothing wrong.

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It's not the first time an animal has escaped in Audubon Zoo.

"Certainly his behaviour wasn't out of the ordinary for that kind of an animal, and he's just a normal jaguar as far as we are concerned."
'Today is a hard day for the Audubon family'. "The animal care team is devastated by this tragic loss".

"Additionally, we have three other animals that are being cared for right now, they've got the best professional care out there, and we hope for them a speedy recovery", said Burks. "We have grief counsellors coming in to talk to staff to help them get through this", he said.

Horrified witnesses said they could see zookeepers sprinting to the edge of the tiger enclosure, throwing pieces of meat as an unsuccessful distraction. We've never had an incident like that before.

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