NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Eight animals have now died after a jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.READ MORE: Police Chase Ends On Route 28 After Shooting And Carjacking In Homewood
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: Charleroi Community Comes Together For 'Stuff The Bus' Campaign
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: West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin Says Infrastructure Bill Could Be Finished As Early As Sunday Night
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