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A look at Ohio's temporary holding facility for dangerous wild animals seized or surrendered

Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:45 AM EDT

Ohio's temporary housing facility for dangerous wild animals opened in March 2013. Here's a look at details about the taxpayer-funded facility, which has so far housed 35 animals:

— Animals boarded include 27 alligators, one crocodile, four bears, one cougar, one timber wolf and one serval cat.

— No animals have been euthanized.

— Animals have been relocated to accredited sanctuaries or rescues in five states: California, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina and South Dakota.

— The longest stay at the facility has been 66 days. The shortest has been overnight.

— The building, at nearly 20,000 square feet, can hold up to 30 large animals. It has four secured enclosures for primates and features a snake and reptile room.

— Animal enclosures have 6-gauge wire and six padlocks.

— Seventeen 360-degree cameras monitor the facility.

— Animals are fed or cared for once or twice a day.

— Columbus Zoo employees provide additional help, if necessary, through a state contract.

— Creatures are given enrichment activities to stimulate natural behaviors.

— Several Ohio zoos reviewed safety policies and procedures at the facility this month, prompted in part after a bear nipped a college intern on the finger.

Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture


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