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Ohio Plans to Take In Confiscated Exotic Pets

Ohio Plans to Take In Confiscated Exotic Pets GRAHM S. JONES | COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUMOne of the leopards that survived after Terry W. Thompson freed his personal menagerie near Zanesville last fall. Ohio officials are planning a multimillion-dollar facility on the outskirts of Reynoldsburg to house dozens of exotic animals and snakesthatmay be seized when a new state law takes effect. The facility, which must be approved by the state Controlling Board, is planned for vacant landbehind the Ohio Department of Agriculture offices, Read More

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Was cougar killed in Minnesota wild- or captive-born?

Published December 12 2009 DNR: Bemidji cougar’s origin still unknownDNA testing continues on a young male cougar killed by a car Sept. 18 in Bemidji, but early indications may be that a stranger was in our midst. By: Sarah Smith, Park Rapids Enterprise DNA testing continues on a young male cougar killed by a car Sept. 18 in Bemidji, but early indications may be that a stranger was in our midst.“The DNA did not match any other cougar in the database so all that tells us is it’s not a cougar somebody else already detected as part of a study,” Read More

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Pennsylvania town passes exotic pet ordinance

Freeland's exotic pets expelled by ordinanceBy AMANDA CHRISTMAN (Staff Writer)Published: December 4, 2009If you live in Freeland and have a pet puma - or any other animal considered exotic - you'll have to pay a fee or find it a new home.Freeland Council approved its version of an exotic pet ordinance at Thursday night's meeting.The ordinance was drafted and advertised to the public in November after two pet pythons went missing from an Adams Street home, to the fright of several people in the neighborhood. The snakes were eventually found, according Read More