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Rio 2016: Jaguar shot dead at Olympic torch ceremony

A jaguar has been shot dead shortly after an Olympic torch ceremony in Brazil.

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Rio 2016: Jaguar shot dead at Olympic torch ceremony

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A jaguar has been shot dead shortly after an Olympic torch ceremony in Brazil.

The female – named Juma – escaped its handlers after the event in Manaus.

Despite firing four tranquiliser darts the cat was reportedly shot when she attacked a solider.

Animal rights campaigners have criticised the stunt, whilst organisers for the Rio Games also admitted it was a mistake to chain the wild animal next to the Olympic touch.