The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans said it would be closed Saturday after an adult jaguar escaped its enclosure and killed several animals.
'Nothing's going to happen to the jaguar itself, ' he said. "The animal care team is devastated by this tragic loss", Audubon Zoo Communications Specialist Frank Donze said.
Valerio was sedated and returned to confinement in the animal's night quarters without incident.
During an afternoon briefing, the zoo reassured the public that the jaguar, named Valerio, will not be euthanized and remains safe.
In this photo taken August 17, 2011, a jaguar walks in a public zoo.
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The jaguar's attack on other animals was likely territorial, rather than driven by a desire to hunt for food, officials said.
Zoo officials said it wasn't clear how Valero managed to escape his habitat. 'Unfortunately, it was doing what jaguars do'. "Certainly his behaviour wasn't out of the ordinary for that kind of an animal". For WDSU's original story, see the attached link. The zoo is in Uptown New Orleans between Audubon Park and the Mississippi River. In that time period, we've had over 100 million visitors to the zoo.
In a statement, the zoo said: "The team responded immediately to the incident".
"This is by far the biggest incident we've had, the biggest magnitude, the biggest tragedy we've had", Ron Forman, head of the Audubon Nature Institute, said in a news conference. That was about an hour after he was first spotted roaming free early Saturday morning, before the zoo was open to the public. So I think statistically there's nothing to worry about the safety of coming to the zoo.