Ohio zoo returns surviving exotic animals to widow
Empty cages can be seen at the Muskingum County Animal Farm Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Zanesville, Ohio. The owner of a U.S. exotic animal farm who released dozens of tigers, lions and others beasts from their cages in a final act shot himself to death and then was bitten by one of his own animals, a sheriff said Thursday. An autopsy showed Terry Thompson had a bite wound on his head that appeared to have come from a large cat, such as a Bengal tiger, Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz told a news conference. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)
May 4, 2012 9:36:37 AM PDT
by ANN SANNER Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 04, 2012 --
An Ohio zoo on Friday returned five surviving exotic animals to a woman whose husband released dozens of wild creatures last fall before he committed suicide.