Jaguar Killed Moments After Being Used As A Prop In Olympic Torch Ceremony

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The Monsters Among Us

A  female endangered jaguar, named Juma was shot dead only moments after having been named the “mascot” for an Olympic torch ceremony in the remote Brazilian city of Manaus.

Screenshot_5 Juma was murdered while being used as a prop

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Juma, a female jaguar, was just yards away from the Olympic torch, where she was held at bay by two guards with chains around her neck.

Following the event, however, Juma escaped from a truck that was carrying her back to her zoo cage.

While a team of vets tried to recapture her by sedating her with tranquilizers, they failed to make an immediate impact on the jungle cat. A Brazilian soldier opened fire on her – saying that she had reportedly come close to attacking another soldier.

“Efforts were made to capture the animal by firing tranquilizers. But even though the animal was hit, she still advanced towards a soldier that was stationed nearby,” Brazil’s…

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