Brazilian jaguar
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An Amazon jaguar was shot dead only moments after having been named the “mascot” for an Olympic torch ceremony in the remote Brazilian city of Manaus.

Juma, a female jaguar, was just yards away from the Olympic torch, where she was held at bay by two guards with chains around her neck.

Following the event, however, Juma escaped from a truck that was carrying her back to her zoo cage.

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