LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Little Rock Zoo celebrated the long life of Sydney the jaguar, a black jaguar born at the Zoo 23 years ago, who died Friday afternoon.
At the advanced age of 23, Sydney had outlived many of his counterparts in zoos and more than doubled the life expectancy of jaguars in the wild. Sydney was in renal failure and had advanced arthritis and could hardly walk. His health declined rapidly in the last few weeks causing Zoo staff to make the decision to euthanize the animal.
Sydney was a beloved member of the Zoo family who will be missed by many Zoo staff.
Sydney is survived by jaguars Agave and Cactus Jack who are both doing well.
(Source: Little Rock Zoo)