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Fox News alert on this crazy situation unfolding in Ohio as deputies armed with high powered rifles.
Are hunting down the last of the wild animals that escaped from a preserved.
This after the owner opened their cages and then committed suicide.
Jack Hanna is the director.
And and brightest Columbus zoo aquarium and the wild and He joins us now live Jack thanks so much for being here.
They tracked down virtually all of the animals -- what remains at large.
Right now my birthday is a war that large in a monkey that large.
On the -- which can live in weather like this it is cold out rating that animal about where to look at.
The wall plug I don't how is situated it -- all those folks.
What the wolf -- round although competitors something like deadly.
The cat was found that cougar mountain on river wasn't -- backyard gets lost his life last night and in the bear was found.
I get done in the woods is well so.
They're burying them on the property right now.
And we've just now taken three leopard.
Grizzly bear and assimilate to visit our civil we'll catch up to the zoo Kalamazoo -- -- -- -- -- legally we know what to do.
Affect how we get to this situation where some guy who is you know off the rocker and -- -- gonna kill himself is here taking these animals and with that -- to you know a situation where He endangers the lives.
Of of of human beings as well as these for animals.
Right well Ohio has a very weak laws concerning what people -- hear that that is as of last night.
-- to governor Casey twice today during meetings right now as we speak.
How it'll all pass by governor Strickland.
Before He left office Hillary Casey form -- committee immediately when He took office which we had been beyond we -- about eight weeks away from solving this whole problem.
The problem is everyone wants to know -- why did they not stop it because it really what He lot of stopping.
The only animals.
It's so right now we're trying to pass a -- to shut down all the animal auctions in Ohio people come and often these animals off.
We're just like drugs for example where the drugs come from we're trying to shut this down and you'll start affecting people like this.
If they don't meet the criteria of what we set in this new law did the animal -- we confiscated that would have to happen.
Why don't they have to shoot and kill so many of these -- animals.
-- -- -- an ethic question a hundred times.
And obviously no one of them of more than me if you solve.
The bodies of the animals that were being -- right now you're get emotional like a bit emotional but thank god -- -- being lost her life.
The sheriff had to do what He had to do when those people pulled up -- like -- -- right.
About 36 flight when -- dark.
He -- were streaming down out of his place 3040 able lions tigers leopards wolf -- imagine just coming out of the place like this.
All of that had even draw their handguns are coming for them like that so therefore.
We could not take -- kids on the gambles money -- -- right here next to me -- there's only a mile up that road where these animals are.
Imagine what would happen to fill Hamels got -- flight left there -- who knows what would happen today I could even tell you what would happen.
What's so it's a terrible thing that happened what's happened at the end of that had to be done there's you -- -- it.
That that well about a terror apparently it was a -- -- allowed him -- -- it cannot trample on the animal modeling that's impossible we try to do that with a tiger about three hours ago.
Try to come for the veterinarian had to shoot the tiger.
-- we track was an animal -- them to lay down.
We've done this last night the woods in the dark preamble would hidden they you know really be put -- -- we don't know what's gonna happen until we don't know -- gonna go.
That would not have work but to get it up killing the animals anyway with the -- -- where they were being shot in addition to the dark.
Yeah seven to blame for this situation is -- on the share of -- on this.
Terry Thompson the man who who did this in the first place is -- -- Into the -- it's a wanted to do what they thought they what I think happened here demanded got a prison understand is why my left.
That she's -- -- I just talked with her but He came back home -- the port condition the -- lived and He saw what was happening.
He'll out of prison no wife in Las Vegas He opened the doors cut the -- let all the animals out in the committed suicide that my own personal opinion but that's what it's worth.
Thank goodness -- I gotta go but quickly what's gonna happen any animals -- that have been recovered.
What right now after Columbus -- will we're gonna -- legally find out what -- -- do they'll have a beautiful home there until we found legally -- -- her property or what we can do.
With the animals.
I know I speak for a lot of Americans when I say -- I feel better knowing -- there on the scene and helping handle this Jack thanks so much for being here.
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