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Rescued exotic animals: Settling into a new life

Nearly 50 exotic and wild animals were killed in Ohio this week when their owner threw open cages, slashed pens and then turned a gun on himself. Law enforcement officials said they had no choice but to put down the more dangerous animals. But they rescued six creatures -- including this macaque -- and transported them to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for recovery and safekeeping. Here’s a look at the rescued animals in their new home. (Grahm S. Jones / Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)
A black leopard, one of six animals rescued from the Muskingum County Animal Farm near Zanesville, Ohio. (Grahm S. Jones / Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)
This young grizzly bear is said to be recovering nicely. (Grahm S. Jones / Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)
All the animals rescued, including this second of two macaques, are eating and drinking water as normal, experts said. (Grahm S. Jones / Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)
One of three leopards seized from a backyard farm in Ohio. (Grahm Jones / Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)
An early examination showed that the animals -- including this leopard -- were a little on the thin side, but otherwise appeared to be in good health. (Grahm Jones / Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)
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