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Jaguar shot dead at Olympic torch ceremony after it escaped from handlers

Jaguar shot dead after escape during Olympic torch event. A jaguar that was part of an Olympic torch relay event on Monday was shot and killed after the cat escaped its handlers, the Brazilian army said in a statement.
After Juma broke free from her confinement, a team of military members and veterinarians worked to recapture the jaguar.


Despite being shot with a tranquilizer dart, the animal lunged at a soldier and, in an attempt to protect the soldier and the rest of the treatment team, the animal was killed with one pistol shot.

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