In 2005, workers at the Albuquerque Zoo discovered something rather gruesome outside the cage of the resident Jaguar. It was a human finger, severed no doubt by the bite of the “panthera onca” in the cage.
No one came forward to claim the severed digit, maybe because they were too embarrassed that they really didn’t believe the “DO NOT STICK YOUR FINGERS IN THE CAGE OR FEED THE ANIMALS” sign. Or perhaps the Jaguar might have had more for its snack than just a finger. The critter wasn’t interested in discussing the matter.
When I looked up information about Jaguars, the largest cat in the Western Hemisphere, I found this frightening entry: “They’ll eat almost anything.” You have been warned.