Reid Park Zoo has announced Saturday that the 23-year-old Jaguar has died.
On July 5, Simone was euthanized due to age-related health issues.
The zoo says they determined euthanization based on kidney disease and pancreas issues that are common in cats her size and age.
Simone was the oldest Jaguar at an AZA-accredited zoo, according to Reid Park Zoo.
Reid Park Zoo is saddened to announce the death of Simone, the Zoo’s 23-year-old jaguar. Simone was the oldest jaguar at an AZA-accredited zoo, and lived nearly all of her long life at Reid Park Zoo. https://t.co/DE2JegoX1d— Reid Park Zoo (@ReidParkZoo) July 6, 2019
Reid Park Zoo says "They spent lots of time carefully observing Simone, monitoring her diet, and caring for age-related issues."
Simone lived almost her entire life at the zoo. She arrived at the zoo when she was just about 7-months-old.
Simone's sister also lived at the zoo until 2017 when she died.
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