BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) _ A leopard born in the city zoo died early Friday at age 24, which in human terms would be more than 100 years, the state-run news agency MTI reported.

The zoo claims that Csilla was the world's oldest leopard living in captivity. Leopards in the wild live only 10 to 12 years.

At first, Csilla's chances for longevity seemed slim: her mother ate her two siblings. But zoo workers rescued Csilla and fed her dog's milk.

The leopard became so tame she could be walked around the zoo on a leash. She allowed her keepers into the cage even when she was with her young.

In the days before its death, Csilla refused to eat meat, accepting only vitamin-enriched water.