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Collared southern Ariz. jaguar euthanized

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Posted: Monday, March 2, 2009 9:27 pm | Updated: 12:39 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

A collared jaguar from southern Arizona that was recaptured Monday for medical intervention has been euthanized.

Veterinarians determined the cat was in severe and unrecoverable kidney failure.

State game and fish says the decision was made in consultations between the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Phoenix Zoo.

The cat was brought to the Phoenix Zoo earlier Monday after a game and fish team recaptured it.

Zoo veterinarians conducted lab work and physical exams to evaluate the animal and discovered the source of the cat

Deputy Director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department Gary Hovatter says it's an "unfortunate and disappointing situation."

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