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Ohio authorities call off search for ‘herpes monkey’

Liz Goodwin
The Lookout

An Ohio sheriff announced Wednesday night that he has officially called off the search for the last missing beast in the exodus from an exotic animal farm that began Tuesday night.

Sheriff Matt Lutz told the local CBS affiliate that he believes a monkey who was possibly infected with herpes was eaten by another of the escaped animals. Deputies shot 49 of the escaped 56 animals, but a monkey and a wolf were though to still be on the loose as of Wednesday evening. The wolf was later found dead.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich let a ban on owning exotic pets expire last April, to the dismay of the Humane Society.

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