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Audubon Zoo reopens jaguar habitat after July escape

8 months 1 week 3 days ago Tuesday, February 05 2019 Feb 5, 2019 February 05, 2019 9:18 AM February 05, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans has reopened the jaguar habitat.

The enclosure has been closed for several months after one of the animals, named Valerio, escaped last year and killed several animals. According to a release from the zoo the enclosure is reopening following months of extensive research, manufacturing, and repairs.

"We’ve gone above and beyond safety protocols for the habitat and are confident our Zoo is a safe place for our guests to come visit,” said Joel Hamilton, Audubon Zoo Vice President and General Curator.

The habitat now features new woven stainless-steel barriers, welded panels added to the service door and rear wall, a camera monitoring system, and more.

Click here for more information on the zoo.

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