Jaguar Killed After Olympic Torch Presentation
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A jaguar was killed in Brazil on Monday after it got out of its leash.
Earlier in the day it was shown off during an Olympic torch ceremony in the city of Manaus.
The mascot of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is a cartoon-style jaguar. A person wearing a jaguar costume appears at many of the pre-Olympic events.
The Rio 2016 organizing committee apologized for using a chained-up wild animal alongside the Olympic torch.
"We made a mistake ... this image goes against our beliefs and our values," the organizers wrote in a statement.
Jaguars are extinct in two South American countries and are in danger of disappearing in Brazil. The jaguar's name was Juma.
Many animal-rights supporters were upset that the big cat was killed.
The Brazilian army said the animal was first shot with a tranquilizer dart, but still walked toward a soldier.
One animal rights group asked: "when will people stop with this sick need to show power?"
The use of the jaguar at the event was also illegal.
A government authority that oversees the use of wild animals said no request was made to use the jaguar at the event.
Many people reacted to the jaguar's death on social media. It reminded people of some recent animal deaths.
In late May, a gorilla was killed in the U.S. state of Ohio after a boy climbed into the animal's enclosure at the zoo in Cincinnati.
More recently, five alligators were killed at Disney World in Florida. Authorities were looking for the alligator that drowned a small boy.
Last year, people were upset when a protected lion named Cecil was killed in Africa by an American hunter.
The death of the jaguar is only the latest problem leading up to the Rio Olympics.
The Olympic organizing committee has been dealing with a number of problems.
Athletes are concerned about raw sewage leaks at open water venues for sailing and swimming. Many are worried about mosquitos carrying the Zika virus.
Rory McIlroy, the champion Irish golfer, announced on Wednesday that he would not compete at the Olympics due to concerns about Zika.
The Games begin August 5.
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1.get out of 脱离；逃脱
He wanted to get out of town and get in a good walk.
2.show off 炫耀
His show off only serves to show up his ignorance.
3.Olympic torch 奥运圣火
The Olympic Torch relay requires 10,000 torches.
4.wild animal 野生动物
I' ve never seen a finer wild animal.
1."We made a mistake ... this image goes against our beliefs and our values," the organizers wrote in a statement.
go against 违背
Teenagers often go against the stream.
Don't do anything that should go against his will.
2.Jaguars are extinct in two South American countries and are in danger of disappearing in Brazil. The jaguar's name was Juma.
in danger 处于危险中
Apes are in danger of extinction
When the dyke was in danger, the whole village rushed out to repair it.
里约奥运会的吉祥物是一只卡通风格的美洲豹 。身穿美洲豹服装的卡通人偶也在奥运前的筹备活动中多次亮相 。
南美两个国家的美洲豹已经绝迹，在巴西的美洲豹也濒临灭绝 。这只美洲豹名叫祖玛 。
很多网友纷纷对美洲豹的无辜死亡发表看法 。这一惨剧又让人们想起近期一些动物被杀事件 。
近日，佛罗里达州迪士尼乐园的5只短吻鳄被击毙 。官方称当时是为了寻找拖走小男孩的鳄鱼 。
运动员怀疑帆船和游泳所需的开放水域因污水泄露遭污染 。还有很多人担心携带寨卡病毒的蚊子 。
周三，爱尔兰高尔夫球冠军罗里·麦克罗伊（Rory McIlroy）宣布，出于对寨卡病毒的担忧，他不会参加此届奥运会 。