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ABQ BioPark mourns the loss of male jaguar

Onca the male jaguar celebrated his 20th birthday in November. Onca the male jaguar celebrated his 20th birthday in November. |  Photo: Cindy Rogers

Marian Camacho
January 10, 2019 07:09 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Albuquerque BioPark is mourning the loss of a longtime zoo resident.

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Zoo officials say Onca, also known as Manchas, was experiencing kidney failure and was humanely euthanized yesterday morning.

Onca was 20-years-old, surpassing a jaguar’s median life expectancy of 17-years.

Staff at the BioPark say he was a favorite of theirs and will be greatly missed.

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Marian Camacho

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