Jaguar escapes at Audobon Zoo, kills 6 animals (1 Viewer)

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The zoo was closed at the time of escape, no humans were harmed.
 

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yeah, read about it this morning-we saw him maybe 5 days ago - that was the 1st we'd seem the new Mayan exhibit - which was the 1st thing i thought of, 'maybe the new construction had created some opening (but i don't think they'd done anything to the jaguar enclosure

also it took a long time for them to say what time this all occurred - id remembered that Friday night was a zoo/movie night - just had the image of the jaguar being loose while families were watching the movie
 

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yeah, read about it this morning-we saw him maybe 5 days ago - that was the 1st we'd seem the new Mayan exhibit - which was the 1st thing i thought of, 'maybe the new construction had created some opening (but i don't think they'd done anything to the jaguar enclosure

also it took a long time for them to say what time this all occurred - id remembered that Friday night was a zoo/movie night - just had the image of the jaguar being loose while families were watching the movie
Sounds like compromised roof

Roof of escaped Audubon Zoo jaguar's habitat was 'compromised,' zoo says

The zoo did not specify how the roof has been compromised or what type of damage had been sustained. Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Lauren Messina Conrad said zoo staff would "know more about the enclosure once we complete a thorough investigation."
No animals will be housed in the habitat until the investigation and repairs are complete, according to a news release.
 

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pdate, 5:40 p.m.: Zoo officials said Saturday afternoon that the roof of the jaguar habitat was "compromised." Audubon's other jaguar, Ix Chel, was safe in a separate indoor habitat at the time. The zoo will reopen Sunday, but the jaguar exhibit will be closed.]
 

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I get the alpaca and the emu - they’re just waiting to be predated. Look at them.

But the fox is more interesting. My theory is that he happened to be in the same enclosure as the victims and the jaguar wanted to eliminate the witness.
 
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And interesting little tidbit for those that didn't already know.. Jaguars are residents to the US as well. Of course we've all but eliminated them here, but there have been reports of sightings.

Jaguars Moving Back Into U.S.
 

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