Widow Won't Get Ohio Animals

    This is a handout photo from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium of a bear that was captured by authorities Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, a day after their owned released dozens of wild animals and then killed himself near Zanesville, Ohio.  Sheriff's deputies shot and killed 48 of the animals, including 18 rare Bengal tigers, 17 lions, six black bears, two grizzly bears, a baboon, a wolf and three mountain lions. Six of the released animals - three leopards, a grizzly bear and two monkeys - were captured and taken to the Columbus Zoo.  (AP Photo/Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Grahm  S. Jones)

    Grahm S. Jones / Columbus Zoo and Aquarium via AP

    Marian Thompson, the wife of the man who killed himself after freeing 50 exotic animals, will have to make do with more ordinary pets. The Columbus Zoo won custody of the surviving animals—a grizzly bear, three leopards, and two macaque monkeys—when the Ohio Department of Agriculture issued a formal quarantine order, saying they risked being kept in unsanitary conditions if they were returned to the widow. Zoo officials say Thompson kept the monkeys and the bear in parrot cages, while the leopards lived in small plywood boxes.

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