Apparently this story is for real:
And the horrific aftermath:
A list of dead animals included 18 Bengal tigers, 20 lions, six black
bears, two grizzly bears, a baboon and a wolf, while a grizzly bear,
three leopards and two monkeys were recaptured.
Owner Terry Thompson, who had been charged with animal cruelty 11 times
since 2004, was found dead from an apparently self-inflicted wound when
authorities went to the farm after reports of animals running free.
But this whole mess begs further answers about the dealers of exotic animals. How? Why?