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Jacksonville Zoo mourns death of Steve, a beloved cheetah

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Facebook
via Florida Times-Union
Steve, a beloved cheetah at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, was euthanized last week due to deteriorating health.

Steve, a beloved 11-year-old cheetah at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, was humanely euthanized due to deteriorating health last week.

The animal care and veterinary staff had been monitoring his health closely and "last week his condition continued to deteriorate," the zoo posted Tuesday, on Facebook.

"Steve's quality of life was the highest priority, and the difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize him," the post read.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.