February 29, 2024
Eddie the jaguar makes his Superbowl prediction. Picture courtesy Lions, Tigers, & Bears sanctuary.

A rescued jaguar at Alpine’s Lions, Tigers, & Bears wildlife sanctuary had a tough begin, however now he has a brand new house and a great job — predicting the winner of the 2024 Superbowl.

As a crowd watched Sunday morning, Eddie sniffed at two containers in his enclosure — one with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs emblem emblazoned on it, and one bearing the brand for the San Francisco 49ers, every containing hunks of rooster and beef.

He made his technique to the San Francisco 49ers field first, cementing his prediction.

Eddie the jaguar was bred in captivity by wildlife traffickers, his life a collection of lodge rooms till he was offered as a pet — then, just some weeks later, deserted on the sanctuary’s gates.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service later filed a felony criticism towards two individuals concerned within the unique animal commerce. They have been later prosecuted.

Eddie, who’s about two and a half years previous, will now stay out the remainder of his life at Lions, Tigers, & Bears.

“As a wholesome younger jaguar, he’s thriving in our sanctuary setting and we’re relieved to have the ability to present him with a everlasting lifetime house,” stated an announcement from the big-animal sanctuary.

“Eddie will want a lifetime of care, together with a species-specific weight-reduction plan, enrichment and veterinary care as he continues to develop and develop.”