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12 Dec 2014
10:55 am

Jaguar cub stolen from Bloemfontein zoo


A jaguar cub was stolen from the Bloemfontein Zoo and allegedly used for muthi purposes, Free State police said on Friday.

FILE PICTURE: An American Jaguar strolls through its enclosure at Bratislava's Zoo on November 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR

“I can confirm the theft of a four-month-old baby jaguar at the zoo and the value is estimated at around R20,000,” spokesman Captain Chaka Marope said.

“The baby jaguar was stolen two weeks ago and traces on the premises indicated that it might have been killed there and taken away. According to information, it is suspected that they might have used it for muthi purposes.”

He said investigations continued and no arrests had yet been made.