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Published October 19, 2011, 04:46 PM

Lions and Tigers Shot in Ohio; Dead Owner Freed Them

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff's deputies shot nearly 50 wild animals — including 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions — in a big-game hunt across the Ohio countryside Wednesday after the owner of an exotic-animal park threw their cages open and committed suicide in what appeared to be one last act of spite against his neighbors and police.

By: Andy Brownfield, Kantele Franko, Associated Press

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