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An athlete holds the Olympic Torch by a jaguar --symbol of Amazonia-- during a ceremony in Manaus, northern Brazil, on June 20, 2016.
 
The jaguar, who was named Juma and lived in the local zoo, had to be shot dead by soldiers shortly after the ceremony when he escaped and attacked a veterinarian despite having been hit four times with tranquilizing darts. / AFP PHOTO / Diario do Amazonas / Jair AraujoJAIR ARAUJO/AFP/Getty Images
An athlete holds the Olympic Torch by a jaguar --symbol of Amazonia-- during a ceremony in Manaus, northern Brazil, on June 20, 2016.
 
The jaguar, who was named Juma and lived in the local zoo, had to be shot dead by soldiers shortly after the ceremony when he escaped and attacked a veterinarian despite having been hit four times with tranquilizing darts. / AFP PHOTO / Diario do Amazonas / Jair AraujoJAIR ARAUJO/AFP/Getty Images

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A jaguar was shot and killed at a Rio Olympics torch relay event after escaping from its handlers, the Brazilian Army stated.

Jaguar killed during Olympic event

A jaguar was shot and killed at a Rio Olympics torch relay event after escaping from its handlers, the Brazilian Army stated.