At 7:20 a.m. on Saturday a jaguar escaped from its enclosure at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.
The 3-year-old jaguar managed to kill four alpaca, an emu and a fox before being sedated. Thankfully there were no human injuries and the staff was able to get the feline back into its enclosure, officials said at a press conference Saturday.
“In over a 100-year period, we’ve never had any incident like this,” said Ron Forman, the president and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute at press conference on Saturday. “This is by far the biggest tragedy we’ve had.”
The zoo also stated that they have practices in place that are meant to prevent these incidents, but apparently they are not as well trained as Japanese zoo keepers who practice this kind of thing (see below).