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.
More than 50 exotic animals, including camels and tigers, escaped from a private Zanesville, Ohio, preserve, with 48 later killed by law enforcement in Muskingum County. Activists say the incident shows that Ohio needs to regulate exotic animals.
Escaped animals: A mountain lion, a grizzly bear, and a monkey are the only animals still at large after 48 animals escaped from an exotic-animal preserve in Zanesville, Ohio.
A federal jury awarded residents of a mostly black neighborhood in rural Ohio nearly $11 million Thursday, finding that local authorities denied them public water service for half a century because of their race.