20 Oct '11, 2am

Ohio police armed with handguns and assault rifles hunt and gun down dozens of escaped lions, tigers and bears

Ohio police armed with handguns and assault rifles hunt and gun down dozens of escaped lions, tigers and bears

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz (centre) speaks to individuals from The Wilds, a wildlife conservation centre in Cumberland, Ohio, and The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium about exotic animals loose in the area on Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP CHICAGO (AFP) - Ohio police armed first with just handguns and later with assault rifles shot dead dozens of lions, tigers, bears and wolves after the owner of an exotic farm freed the dangerous animals and then killed himself. They were still hunting for a grey wolf and a monkey believed to be infected with Herpes which remained on the loose near Zanesville, Ohio on Wednesday evening, nearly 24 hours after the hunt began. Of the 56 animals released, 48 were killed as officials fought to keep the beasts away from nearby homes and businesses. Sheriff Matt Lutz defended his shoot-to-kill order, telling reporters that officers were in...

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