The state of Ohio is expected to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars annually on a $2.8 million temporary holding facility for exotic animals that in a matter of years, could wind up being a storage building, according to state officials.
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- Cost: $2.8 million
- Location: 8995 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg
- 20,000 square feet
- 30 large animal enclosures
- 4 small primate enclosures
- Snake/reptile room
- 12-foot primary fence, with 4-foot cantilever
- 8-foot perimeter fence
- 17 360-degree cameras
- Motion sensitive cameras
Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture
Tune into Channel 7 at 11:30 a.m. Sunday for a special WHIO Reports show on the new state law — the Ohio Dangerous Wild Animal Act — that takes full effect Jan. 1, 2014. The show also will air Sunday morning on the radio: 95.3 FM (6 a.m.); 99.1 FM (6:30 a.m.); and 95.7 FM/1290 AM (8:30 a.m.).