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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 19, 2011
Location: Zanesville, Ohio

Animal: Bears, Lions, Tigers, Wolfes, Primates, Giraffes, Camels, etc.
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Injury to animal, Injury to animal by human, Injury to animal by other animal
Species: Primate, Bear, Big Cat, Small Cat, Other

Summary: An owner of a large number of exotic animals, many of them dangerous, apparently set his animals loose and then shot himself according to preliminary investigations. Most of the animals were shot and killed, but some remained at larte. The animals included lions, tigers, bears, wolves and primates. Many of the schools in the area were shut down and residents advised to stay indoors. Ohio has no ban on owning exotic animals.

Source: CNN.com

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