Some of the exotic animals that escaped from a wildlife preserve in Ohio last October will be returned to their owner.
There is no way to put a price tag on the value of the animals lost in Ohio. Some are endangered species and that has fueled debate about whether the animals should have been killed.
Authorities are releasing some new details today following the death of a wildlife preserve owner in Zanesville, Ohio, and the escape of dozens of exotic animals from the facility. According to the sheriff in Muskingum County, owner Terry Thompson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Late Wednesday, the Muskingum County Sheriff said he believes none of the animals which escaped from the animal farm in Zanesville, Ohio, are still on the loose.
Authorities in Ohio have released more information about the release of dozens of exotic animals. Sheriff Lutz said they were dealing with a total of 56 animals.
The Sheriff of Muskingum County no longer believes any animals are running at large.