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Akron Zoo shares update on Jaguar transferred Arizona for medical reasons in the fall

Akron Zoo jaguar Bella
Posted at 2:30 PM, Feb 09, 2020

AKRON, Ohio — A jaguar that used to reside at the Akron Zoo but was transferred in fall is thriving in her new home, according to a very sweet update from the Akron Zoo.

Bella is an 10-year-old female jaguar that was born at the Akron Zoo in 2009. Due to allergies, the zoo chose to relocate her to Reid Park Zoo in Tuscon, Arizona with hopes the desert air would help her condition.

After a few months at her new facility, the Akron Zoo received an update on Bella and her health has noticeably improved.

The Akron zoo said Bella’s allergies would cause her to over-groom and she would lick the base of her tail raw, but the desert air has drastically helped and her skin has completely healed.

The zoo said Bella will always hold a special place in the hearts of those at the facility but they love seeing her thrive in her new home.

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