Fence upgraded on Zanesville farm where exotic animals escaped

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - A sheriff says repeated escapes by horses have prompted fencing upgrades at the Ohio farm where dozens of exotic animals were released by their suicidal owner and later killed by authorities last fall.

Two surviving leopards, two primates and a bear were returned to the owner's widow and the farm near Zanesville this month. That left some people concerned because nothing in Ohio law allows state officials to check on the animals' welfare or require improvements to the conditions in which they're kept.

Last week, horses somehow escaped the farm three days in a row. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz (lootz) tells WBNS-TV   farm hands have installed new barbed wire and an electrical line on the fence to help prevent such escapes.

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