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Zoo: Surviving animals from Ohio farm doing well

Zoo: Surviving exotic animals from Ohio farm doing OK; beasts were set free by owner By The Associated Press

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) ' A zoo says the surviving animals from an Ohio farm where exotic animals were set free by their owner seem to be OK.

Some four dozen animals were killed by police after authorities say the owner opened cages at the farm near Zanesville on Tuesday and then killed himself.

The Columbus Zoo says it's now caring for a young grizzly bear, two monkeys and three leopards. The zoo said in a statement Thursday that the rescued animals seem to be doing very well.

The animals that were killed include 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions.

One monkey from the farm is still unaccounted for. The county sheriff has said in interviews that it's very possible the monkey was eaten by one of the big cats.

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