ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Zookeepers at Albuquerque’s zoo are mourning the loss of their ocelot, “Fireball.”
Fireball had to be euthanized Sunday because of age-related health problems. The zoo celebrated her 27th birthday last year, making her the oldest ocelot in human care.
Ocelots generally live 10-13 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity. The zoo says fireball was a spirited and beloved member of the BioPark family and she will be sorely missed.