estimated 48 animals, including lions and tigers, shot after the game reserve owner to release them before committing suicidePolice in the U.S.
canceled a great game for more than 50 exotic animals released from a game reserve and Ohio said they were convinced that the last animal missing, a man Snow had been eaten by one of the big cats released before being shot or captured.Eighteen
rare Bengal tigers, 17 lions, six black bears and grizzly bears are three farm animals in the cages of exotic animals deprived of Zanesville Muskingum County by its owner, Terry Thompson, before that He shot himself Tuesday.
armed police scoured the area to capture the animals. It is estimated that 48 were shot dead creatures, some close to the body of Thompson, that the search was expanded and night approached.
three cougars, a wolf and a monkey were also killed. The authorities said they would be buried in the Thompson farm.
three leopards, a grizzly bear and two monkeys were captured and taken to a zoo in Columbus, 55 miles.Ohio Sheriff Matt Lutz
said Wednesday that the monkey was supposed to be eaten by one of the big cats.suicides
Thompson and the release of animals may have been a last act against their neighbors. It would have been repeated clashes with some of them, and the police.
Lutz said the sheriff's office had received numerous complaints about animals escape from the neighboring property since 2004.
Angie McElfresh, who lives near the reserve, said Thompson's death "could have been a" f-you to everyone around him. "
During the emergency, the schools were closed, parents were warned to keep children and pets and flashing road signs, he said. "Attention, exotic animals" and "Stay in the vehicle"
"It's a tragedy," said Barb Wolfe veterinarian, wildlife preserve in Ohio. "We knew there were dangerous animals ... for many in this place in time that something would happen, but I do not think anyone knew it would be this bad."
Wolfe tried to save a tiger with a tranquilizer dart, but the animal care and then tried to flee. He was shot by sheriff's deputies.Police said they had to shoot to kill, because they wanted to take tranquilizers for animals regain consciousness and escape in the dark.