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America's Animal Hoarder: Horror at the Zoo

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America's Animal Hoarder: Horror at the Zoo

The sleepy town of Zanesville, Ohio became the centre of a media storm in October 2011 when 48 animals were found roaming a residential area, and shot dead after police realised they could not control the situation.

The animals killed included 18 tigers, 17 lions and eight bears. They belonged to Terry Thompson, who was later found dead on his farm, partially eaten by his own animals.

This film tells the compelling story of this bizarre incident and explores the events in Thompson's past that led up to it.

With revealing police radio archive and exclusive interviews, this is a gripping account of what happened when one man's obsession with dangerous animals spiralled out of control.

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America's Animal Hoarder: Horror at the Zoo synopsis

The extraordinary story of how 48 wild animals belonging to a private collector in small-town America were found roaming a residential area and had to be killed by the police

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