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America's Animal Hoarder: Horror at the Zoo

America's Animal Hoarder: Horror at the Zoo

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Documentary telling the story of Terry Thompson, who released his collection of exotic animals onto the streets of Zanesville, Ohio, before killing himself in October 2011. The authorities were forced to shoot 48 of the dangerous creatures, including tigers, lions and bears, to bring the situation under control. Only six animals survived, and were taken to a local zoo. This film, first shown as part of the True Stories strand, explores the events in Thompson's past that led up to the incident, and includes interviews with the police officers involved.

Cast & Crew

Director Ben Chanan
Executive Producer Morgan Matthews


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