- Date of Birth:
- January 1, 2014
Juma was an Amazon jaguar involved in the 2016 Olympic torch ceremony in Brazil. Juma was shot and killed by a soldier shortly after the event on June 20, 2016.
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Juma was best known for being shot during the 2016 Summer Olympics.
According to reports, the jaguar escaped from its handlers as it was being placed back in its cage. The animal was tranquilized, but approached a soldier anyway, and was then killed with a single shot. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the jaguar is a nearly threatened species, and has already been wiped out in El Savador and Uruguay.