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The victim at Loro Parque Zoo in Tenerife, Spain, was shot with a tranquiliser dart with a dose meant for a 180-kg ape.
But he added: "The chemical report also says Mr McBride had consumed benzodiazepine group tranquiliser and alcohol, which can also be fatal if the toxic level increases.
The leopard kept moving up and down in the staircase and in the end was caught by the rangers of the Forest Department who fired a few shots of tranquiliser darts.
Ketamine, nicknamed Special K, "techno smack" and "vitamin K", is most widely used as a horse tranquiliser.
An autopsy later in the day showed he died because of the mixture of the tranquiliser and some other drug or alcohol.