95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Ohio’s governor has signed into law the state’s widely watched new regulations on exotic animals.
Workers at the Columbus Zoo transferred exotic animals to the widow of the Zanesville man who released them last fall.
A hearing has been scheduled over Ohio’s quarantine order for five exotic animals kept at the Columbus Zoo since their escape in October.
Officials have euthanized a leopard that was among six creatures kept at an Ohio zoo since their suicidal owner released dozens of exotic animals that were subsequently killed by authorities.
A female bald eagle that contributed to the recovery of the iconic species has died at the Columbus zoo.
The few animals to survive the Zanesville exotic animal farm fiasco last week wonâ€™t be heading back to the farm; at least not yet. On Thursday state regulators issued a last-minute order after Marian Thompson, widow of the suicidal owner, announced that she would reclaim the surviving animals from the Columbus Zoo.
The Ohio man who collected wild and rare animals admitted he was having a tough time taking care of them just days before he unleashed dozens of tigers, bears and lions into the countryside and killed himself.