Officials with the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans say a three-year-old jaguar escaped its habitat and killed six other animals Saturday.
The jaguar escaped shortly after 7 a.m., before the zoo was open to the public and killed four alpaca, an emu, and a fox in about an hour. Zoo staff were eventually able to sedate and secure the jaguar. Zoo staff say the roof of the habitat was compromised, which allowed the jaguar to escape.
In the over 100 years the zoo has operated, they’ve never had this type of thing happen. The jaguar won’t be put down and the zoo will look at safeguards for the future
Source: NBC News