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zoo addition

Three jaguars move to Sweden

Published lördag 21 april 2012 kl 10.32

Sweden has got its first jaguars as one male and two females arrived at the zoo in Eskilstuna. "We've managed to get animals known for being difficult to breed to go on to breeding," says Parken Zoo director Helena Olsson to the local newspaper Eskilstuna-Kuriren.

The black male Avatar arrived from Poland while the two spotted females Mocoa and Yupala come from France. Their mother was captured as a juvenile in the wild and was kept as a pet in a private home. As she grew, the family tired of her and gave her to a zoo in France where Mocoa and Yupala were born.

"Every day when I see them my hearts start beating faster, not only because they're so big but because they're so rare," says animal keeper Erika Tagesson to Eskilstuna-Kuriren.

The park already has lions and tigers.

The public will be allowed to see the jaguars from 5 May.

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