Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said from the 56 animals that were on the loose only two monkeys, a grizzly bear and three leopards were taken back alive.
As per the statement given by the sheriff two wolves; six black bears; two grizzly bears; nine male lions; eight lionesses; one baboon; three mountain lions; and 18 Bengal tigers were killed.
Terry Thompson the ex owner of the farm forced open the cages of the animals and opened the fences of the farm before he passed away due to a self inflicted gunshot wound.
Autopsy reports of Terry confirmed the gun shot was self inflicted. Thompson also had a bite wound to his head consistent with a bite from a larger-type cat. It is believed to have occurred “within seconds to a minute” after the gunshot wound.
The only animals that were left on the farm were the horses. The killed animals were buried on Thompson’s property, at the request of his wife as she said the animals were like her kids.
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