Posted Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at 1:39 PM
Lions and tigers and bears … no joke!
The town of Zanesville, Ohio is in lockdown after some four dozen animals escaped from an exotic animal farm.
Authorities found the property's owner, Terry Thompson, dead and some of the cages open. It's not clear how Thompson died.
Police have killed about 30 of the escaped animals so far. Noted wild-animal commentator Jack Hanna is helping police search for those that remain at large. Hanna had this advice for local residents if they spot one of the animals: stay calm and, "Do not run."