So sad. The Olympic torch relay ended in disaster, when a Brazilian soldier allegedly shot and killed a jaguar that had been involved in the ceremony, a new report claims. Get all the heartbreaking details here.
This is absolutely devastating. A female jaguar named Juma was shot dead after the recent Olympic torch relay, a new report claims. Apparently, a fearful Brazilian soldier murdered the spotted cat, when it allegedly approached him.
The jaguar had been involved in the ceremony in Manaus, according to TMZ, but when all was said and done, the sedated cat, which is normally captive at a zoo, tried to run free. And when Juma approached the solider, he shot and killed her. “The Amazon Military Command said the killing was in line with safety procedures,” according to TMZ.
Ironically, Brazil’s Olympic team mascot is a yellow jaguar.
Sadly, Juma isn’t the only murdered animal in the news as of late. Just a few weeks ago, a gorilla named Harambe was killed when a 3-year-old child fell into the ape’s pen at the Cincinnati zoo. And most recently, a number of alligators were slaughtered when authorities tried recovering the body of a 2-year-old boy who was attacked by one in a manmade lake at Disney World. We totally understand why these animals were killed, but it’s still sad to report the death of some of the Earth’s most beloved creatures. This breaks our hearts.
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