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Rio 2016 Apologizes for Olympic Jaguar After Army Shoots It Dead

Rio de Janeiro’s local Olympics organizing committee apologized after a chained jaguar used in a photograph with the Olympic torch was shot dead.

Following the photo op in Amazonas state’s capital, the jungle cat slipped out of its restraints within an army zoo. Tranquilizers failed to subdue the escaped animal, and a soldier shot it with his pistol, according to a statement the army posted on Facebook.