Ohio residents warned as ‘agressive’ wild animals including lions and bears escape zoo
Police warn residents to remain indoors as they hunt with regard to lions, tigers and bears which have escaped from an exotic zoo within rural Ohio after its proprietor was found dead.
Dozens of exotic animals escaped in the Muskingum County Animal Farm within Zanesville, eastern Ohio after its owner was found dead and also the animal cages unlocked.
“We’ve got some a list compiled. Mainly, there have been grizzly bears and black has there. There were cheetahs, there have been lions, and there were tigers.
“Any kind of a cat species and any type of a bear species right now’s what we’re mainly concerned regarding, ” explained Sheriff Matt Lutz from the Muskingum County Police Department.
Panicked residents called the Sheriff’s department following the animals were spotted along the nearby highway.
Four deputies with assault rifles visited the farm to investigate as well as found owner Terry Thompson dead and all of the cage doors open. It isn’t known how many animals steered clear of.