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In the hunt for those wild and dangerous animals finally over.
All of the animals released on Tuesday from a private farm now accounted for Mike McCarthy of our fox affiliate live now from the Columbus zoo with the latest.
Hey Mike we got some new -- new people is -- this morning -- animals here with the Columbus -- this morning that are in the care of the veterinarians here.
They are three leopards two monkeys and a grizzly bear were told -- are doing very well we just got an update from the -- telling us veterinarians.
I've been checking on these animals -- around the clock since they were brought here it is -- yesterday afternoon but -- we take you back over to muskingum county if Judy because it was a frightening intense day yesterday as investigators did that deputies there.
Hunted down some 56 animals that were released from this farm that was owned by Terry Thompson.
Investigators believe Thompson opened those animals cages -- -- took his own life.
The sheriff says public safety was his top priority which is why his deputies shot and killed 49 of those animals.
Attempts were made a tranquil life several love them but they were not successful in their efforts there.
-- investigator said last night but one monkey that has not yet been found is now believed to have been killed by one of the big cats.
It was a frightening ordeal for neighbors who -- all these wild animals running free.
Yeah I think I -- -- we'll look at -- School social yeah.
What was your -- -- where your emergency.
The other little lion on now very nice shot -- turbine analogue out I'm an assailant and demand of the street lights.
Well authorities do not know why Thompson released those animals no suicide note was -- that question may go unanswered.
He was released a few weeks ago after serving time at a federal prison on federal weapons charges.
It -- here at the Columbus you this morning will be kept here in court T where they'll go from here.
I still yet -- -- decided.
Live in Columbus, Ohio on Mike McCarthy sent -- back to you what Astoria right Mike thank you very much.
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