Local/State

Elmwood Park Zoo loses beloved jaguar

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

It is a sad day for a zoo in Montgomery County, Pa.

A beloved animal has passed away.

Officials at the Elmwood Park Zoo say Anasazi, a 19-year-old male jaguar, has died due to complications from kidney failure and cancer.

Anasazi was brought to Elmwood Park Zoo when he was just 1 year old.

The zoo says the big cat was so popular, his likeness was used to create the zoo logo.

Officials add that despite his illness, Anasazi lived 2 years longer than the average jaguar.

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