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Ohio Animal Tragedy: Why Do People Own Exotic Pets?

April Truitt October 23, 2011

The slaughter of over 50 renegade animals let loose from a backyard zoo in Zanesville, Ohio, Wednesday is shedding light on the people who actively pursue owning lions, bears, tigers, baboons and other exotic pets and why they risk their lives to tend to animals many consider dangerous and unfit for private habitation.

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Dangerous Animals Escape Ohio Preserve

April Truitt October 19, 2011

Dozens of animals escaped Tuesday from a Zanesville, Ohio wild-animal preserve that houses bears, big cats and other beasts, and the owner later was found dead there, said police, who shot several of the animals and urged nearby residents to stay indoors.

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