Ohio police still trying to track down potentially dangerous escaped animals

Zanesville area police locked down schools and asked people to stay in their homes after dozens of exotic animals escaped from an Ohio farm.

WNWO reports the animals escaped from the Muskingum County Animal Farm Tuesday. A monkey and wolf remain on the loose. Authorities say they have killed a total of 48 animals. A cheetah, lion, tiger, and other potentially dangerous animals were also among those roaming the streets Tuesday night.

WNWO reports staff members from the Columbus Zoo attempted to tranquilize and capture the animals, but local law enforcement officials were ordered to shoot-to-kill them.

The Associated Press also says the farm TMs owner, Terry Thompson, was found dead outside his home. It is believed he may have set the animals loose before killing himself.

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