Elmwood Park Zoo loses beloved jaguar

March 5, 2013 2:44:17 PM PST
It is a sad day for a zoo in Montgomery County, Pa.

A beloved animal has passed away.

Officials at the Elmwood Park Zoo say Anasazi, a 19-year-old male jaguar, has died due to complications from kidney failure and cancer.

Anasazi was brought to Elmwood Park Zoo when he was just 1 year old.

The zoo says the big cat was so popular, his likeness was used to create the zoo logo.

Officials add that despite his illness, Anasazi lived 2 years longer than the average jaguar.