A puma has been shot dead not long after it was utilized as a part of an Olympic light hand-off at a zoo in the Brazilian city of Manaus, the armed force said.
The female panther got away from its handlers after the function on Monday and assaulted a warrior, a representative said.
Four tranquiliser darts neglected to stop it and an officer shot it with a gun.
Coordinators for the Rio Games said it had been a slip-up to display the Olympic light beside a binded wild creature.
Every living creature’s common sense entitlement bunches have denounced the slaughtering, with some doubting why the creature was included in the Olympic occasion.
“At the point when will we learn? Wild creatures held hostage and compelled to do things that are unnerving, once in a while difficult, and constantly unnatural are ticking time bombs,” Brittany Peet, chief of hostage creature law implementation at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), said in an announcement.
The creature, called Juma, had been brought up in the zoo in the Amazon since it was a whelp alongside about six kin.
The Olympic light is handed-off through Brazil paving the way to the August opening service.