Fred Polks Jr.
  • Terry Thompson: Exotic Animals Run Free

    The king of beasts – 17 of them actually – were killed by police when 56 dangerous, exotic animals were set free Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 by the suicidal owner of an animal reserve in Zanesville, Ohio.
    Fred Polks Jr.
  • Terry Thompson: Exotic Animals Run Free

    Police who arrived at the wild animal preserve had no choice but to kill the animals, who were spreading out and heading towards the road. The dead included nine male lions and eight female lions.
    Fred Polks Jr.
  • Terry Thompson: Exotic Animals Run Free

    A sad tableau of massacred animals who were set free in Zanesville, Ohio, and had to be killed to avoid a catastrophe.
    Fred Polks Jr.
  • Terry Thompson: Exotic Animals Run Free

    Eight female lions were among the animals that had to be dispatched in Zanesville, Ohio, on Oct. 18 and 19.
    Fred Polks Jr.
  • Terry Thompson: Exotic Animals Run Free

    Nine male lions were killed when they were released in Zanesville, Ohio, and threatened to menace the town.
    Fred Polks Jr.
  • Terry Thompson: Exotic Animals Run Free

    Part of the tragedy of the Zanesville animal massacre is that it included the deaths of 18 Bengal tigers, an animal that is threatened with extinction.
    Fred Polks Jr.
  • Terry Thompson: Exotic Animals Run Free

    Many of the animals, some weighing as much as 300 pounds, were killed by police firing their pistols in close quarters.
    Fred Polks Jr.
  • Terry Thompson: Exotic Animals Run Free

    Terry Thompson, 61, of Zanesville, Ohio, is shown in this mugshot, after he plead guilty in a U.S. District Court, April 5, 2010, to possessing eight illegal firearms, including five fully automatic firearms and three short-barreled firearms without serial numbers.
    USMS
  • Terry Thompson: Exotic Animals Run Free

    In the chaos of the effort to hunt down more than 50 wild animals, police arrested several people who tried to steal the carcass of a slain lion.
    ABC
  • Terry Thompson: Exotic Animals Run Free

    The carcasses of a lion and a black bear lay side by side after the animal hunt was over.
    ABC
  • Terry Thompson: Exotic Animals Run Free

    A black bear was on the loose in Zanesville, Ohio, before it was killed along with 49 other animals.
    ABC
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