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Ohio's exotic animal facility has tight security

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) - A new high security building just outside Columbus has cameras, cages and a giant fence to hold dozens of exotic animals.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state's new Dangerous Wild Animal Temporary Holding Facility was built in less than three months and is ready for business.

The facility in the Columbus suburb of Reynoldsburg cost right around $3 million.

It's a result of the new Ohio law that requires owners to register exotic animals such as lions, tigers and some snakes that came about after an eastern Ohio man released dozens of bears, mountain lions and tigers, from his farm in 2011.

The new holding facility will have tight access and won't be open to the public.

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