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Bearizona jaguar saves life of jaguar at Reid Park Zoo

Posted at 11:31 AM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 20:38:51-05

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (KNXV) - A well-loved jaguar at Bearizona can now add life-saver to his list of attributes after helping out a Tucson jaguar.

According to Bearizona officials in northern Arizona, Tucson's Reid Park Zoo called about the health of their 20-year-old jaguar, Nikita, who was in need of a blood transfusion.

This week, Nikita is recovering after a successful blood transfusion.

Wild jaguars are a threatened species and are rare in natural habitats, including the southern United States.