Cali, the jaguar at Elmwood Zoo, succumbs to lymphoma
Cali, an 18-year-old female spotted jaguar, was diagnosed with the disease last fall and had been receiving chemotherapy.
"Zoo staff witnessed a substantial decline in Cali's condition and made the decision to euthanize her Wednesday morning," according to a zoo statement.
She was born at a Florida nature park in 1995 and became an Elmwood resident the following year. The zoo, on Harding Boulevard, is in the middle of a capital campaign that would finance projects including a new jaguar exhibit.
Last year, a 19-year-old male jaguar at the zoo died of complications from kidney failure, the zoo said. - Carolyn Davis