Many exotic pet owners, like Terry Thompson in Zanesville, Ohio, are hobbyists, which means they don't often have the experience needed to tend to the needs of the animals.
Exotic animal owner Terry Thompson had a history of neglecting his animals, says an animal welfare official. Most of the 56 animals set free Tuesday in Zaneville, Ohio, were killed by law enforcement officers.
Zanesville, Ohio police have shot about 25 wild animals which escaped from an exotic animal sanctuary that was home to Grizzly bears, black bears, lions, tigers and cheetahs. Schools in Zanesville have been closed as the hunt for another 23 animals continues.
Instead, the zorrilla is some sort of smelly weasel that inhabits sub-Saharan Africa and David Letterman's shirt.
Jack Hanna said he's been carrying pepper spray on hikes for 15 years, but Saturday was the first time he's used it.
Killer whales were used in SeaWorld marine parks Saturday – the first time since 'Tilikum' killed a whale trainer in Orlando.