Brazilian Army Jaguar Mascot Killed After Slipping Leash

June 21, 2016 8:23 PM

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Brazil's army says it had to kill a jaguar used in an Olympic torch relay ceremony after it escaped its leash and tried to attack a soldier.

The army press office says Juma the jaguar was on display as part of ceremonies Monday at the Jungle Warfare Instruction Center in Manaus. It says that soon after the ceremonies ended, Juma escaped from his leash.

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