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Escaped zoo jaguar kills boy, 3

A BOY of three died after being mauled and bitten by a jaguar that escaped from its cage in a zoo in France yesterday. The child's father suffered serious head wounds trying to save his son in the attack in Doue-la-Fontaine, 250 kms (150 miles) south-west of Paris.

Police later killed the 100-kilo (200lb) female cat, and captured another that had also escaped. The Zoo Doue was immediately shut down pending an investigation.