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1 Jaguar Attacked, Killed By Another Jaguar At Jacksonville Zoo

The main entrance at the Jacksonville Zoo is pictured.
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The main entrance at the Jacksonville Zoo is pictured.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ 21-year-old female jaguar, Zenta, was attacked and killed by a 12-year old male jaguar named Harry over the weekend.

Zoo officials said the attack happened in a holding complex and the staff was unable to separate the two big cats before Zenta was killed.

They’re calling the death a “terrible accident” and say an investigation is underway so that something like this never happens again.

Zenta came to Jacksonville in 2006 after she was rescued from a private zoo.

Harry was born at the Jax zoo in 2009.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.

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