Little Rock Zoo's female jaguar dies | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Little Rock Zoo's female jaguar dies

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1:43 PM

click to enlarge ZOO JAGUARS: Cactus Jack (left) and Agave.
  • ZOO JAGUARS: Cactus Jack (left) and Agave.

The Little Rock Zoo's 16-year-old female jaguar, known as Agave, has died after complications from cancer. She and a brother, known as Cactus Jack, have been at the zoo since 2001.

The animal was euthanized after surgery determined cancer was spreading and inoperable.

Said a Zoo release:

Keepers are now keeping a watchful eye on Agave's sibling, Cactus Jack. Together since birth, the two were bonded and could be seen playing together on exhibit, which is different from their counterparts in the wild that lead solitary lives. Cactus Jack is receiving more enrichment and activities to keep him occupied.

Keeper Kate Barszczowski called Agave one of the sassiest cats she had ever worked with, and also one of the smartest. The cat had a particular knack for swiping her brother's treats, Barszczowski said. In an entire decade of bonding, Barszczowski found early on that Agave took well to training, and even was participating in training sessions during this past weekend despite her illness.

Tags: , ,


Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation