NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Eight animals have now died after a jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.READ MORE: Two New K9 Teams Graduate From Pittsburgh Police K9 School
NOLA.com reports an alpaca and fox died Sunday, the day after the male jaguar killed four alpacas, one emu and one fox Saturday morning. The jaguar was captured and returned to its night house after being sedated by a vet team.
No people were hurt and the zoo was reopened Sunday.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Jobless Rate Fell In March, As Payrolls Grew
The zoo acquired the alpacas in March from farms in Alabama and Mississippi. The alpaca that died overnight Sunday was the zoo’s last living alpaca.
One injured fox continues to be monitored.
It’s not immediately clear how the animal escaped. Zoo officials say inspections found that the roof was “compromised,” but initial findings concluded that keeper error was not a factor.MORE NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf To Receive His First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
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