JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — A jaguar at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens died after getting into a fight with another jaguar.
A 21-year female named Zenta died Saturday following a confrontation with a 12-year-old male named Harry, the zoo announced in a news release.READ MORE: Vince Lago Wins Coral Gables Mayoral Race
“Zenta’s death is the result of a terrible mistake, and we are reviewing all aspects of this awful occurrence,” deputy zoo director Dan Maloney said in a statement. “Both jaguars were contained at all times and our team responded safely and swiftly.”READ MORE: Road To Reopening: Miami-Dade, Broward Public Schools Planning 100% In-Person Instruction In The Fall
The fight occurred in a holding complex after Harry was brought in for an examination, officials said. Keepers tried to separate the animals but were unsuccessful. A special team was called to immobilize Harry, but Zenta was already dead by the time they arrived, officials said.
Zenta arrived at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in 2006 as a rescued animal from a private zoo, and Harry was born at the park in 2009.MORE NEWS: Sens. Rubio, Scott Say It’s Too Soon To Weigh In On Gaetz's Future
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