PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Late Wednesday, the Muskingum County Sheriff said he believed none of the animals that escaped from the animal farm in Zanesville, Ohio, were still on the loose.
Earlier, it was thought a monkey carrying the herpes B virus was still at large, but now Sheriff Matt Lutz thinks the animal was eaten by one of the cats.
Owner Terry Thompson is believed to have opened the cages for the [...]
ZANESVILLE, Ohio —Authorities say that in all, 56 exotic animals escaped from a farm in Muskingum County last night, and one was still missing this afternoon.
Of those animals, 49 were killed. Six animals — a grizzly bear, three leopards and two monkeys — were captured alive and taken to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and a monkey and a grey wolf were at large. The animals that were killed included [...]
By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS and J. DAVID GOODMAN
7:38 a.m. | Updated The town of Zanesville, Ohio, was on lock down on Wednesday morning, with schools closed and drivers told to stay in their cars as police tracked dozens of wild animals who escaped from a nearby preserve.
The Columbus Dispatch reported that the man who ran the preserve — which included lions, tigers and bears, among other dangerous animals — had been found [...]