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Owner commits suicide, sets lions, tigers and bears loose in Ohio town

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Map locates Zanesville, Ohio By F. Duckett Map locates Zanesville, Ohio By F. Duckett

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio sheriff says 48 of about 56 exotic animals were killed by deputies after their owner freed them and committed suicide.
  
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz (LOOTS') says that included 18 Bengal tigers. Other animals killed near the preserve in eastern Ohio included 17 lions, eight bears and a wolf.
  
Lutz says the only remaining animals are a wolf and a monkey. Authorities say the monkey should be shot if caught because it could be carrying a disease.
  
Several schools closed to keep children out of harm's way. The sheriff says that he believes the danger to residents has passed and that schools can reopen.

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