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Workers transport an animal from the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 4, 2012 as Marian Thompson, center, touches the cage, to bring it back to Zanesville, Ohio. Thompson is the widow of Terry Thompson, who released 56 animals, including black bears, mountain lions and Bengal tigers, from his eastern Ohio farm Oct. 18 before he committed suicide. Five of the surviving animals, two leopards, two primates and a bear have been held at the Columbus zoo since October, when state officials had ordered that the animals be quarantined on suspicion of infectious diseases. That order was lifted on Monday by Ohio's agriculture director. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Tom Dodge)

Workers transport an animal from the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 4, 2012 as Marian Thompson, center, touches the cage, to bring it back to Zanesville, Ohio. Thompson is the widow of Terry Thompson, who released 56 animals, including black bears, mountain lions and Bengal tigers, from his eastern Ohio farm Oct. 18 before he committed suicide. Five of the surviving animals, two leopards, two primates and a bear have been held at the Columbus zoo since October, when state officials had ordered that the animals be quarantined on suspicion of infectious diseases. That order was lifted on Monday by Ohio's agriculture director. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Tom Dodge)

Exotic animals returned to Ohio woman

4 May 2012

An Ohio zoo on May 4 returned five surviving exotic animals to a woman whose husband released dozens of wild creatures last fall before he committed suicide.