A retailer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada decided to make his Mac OS X 10.2 launch event something different from the other events. Jason Belsey from
had a live Jaguar at his store on Saturday morning to welcome the crowds of people purchasing Apple’s new operating system.
Belsey told MacCentral that they hired a Jaguar trainer and the animal — the only pair in Canada — to make his store’s event something different from what everyone else was doing.
The Jaguar, Kara, was a popular attraction for customers coming to see the OS X demos and purchase the software, according to one customer that attended the event.
“Although the customers tried out Jaguar on various Macs, most spent a good deal of time watching the live jaguar,” said BumJun Jeoung.
Like other Apple events throughout the U.S. this past weekend, retailers found themselves very busy with large crowds that assembled quickly at most retail locations.
“There were only a dozen people when the store opened at 10am but many more streamed into the store in the next hour. By the time I left at 11am, I would guess 150-200 people came through,” said Jeoung.