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Boy Fatally Mauled by Escaped Jaguar

December 07, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

One of two jaguars that escaped from their cage in a zoo in western France fatally mauled a 4-year-old boy, then attacked his father as he tried to fight off the animal. Authorities did not know how the animals got out of their cage at the zoo in Doue-la-Fontaine, 150 miles southwest of Paris. Police killed both of the 200-pound female jaguars, authorities said. The zoo was shut down pending an investigation.

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