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The Zanesville Animal Catastrophe

a Decade Later

Life on the Ark is a podcast series that reflects on the legacies of a 2011 incident in Zanesville, Ohio, during which fifty exotic animals were killed by county police upon being released by their owner. Through in-depth interviews with people directly impacted by the incident, the series shows how the Zanesville catastrophe has altered local life, state and federal laws, and the world we share with

other animals.

Life on the Ark

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Benjamin Chakoian Jones, music and production

Ben Thomas,
music and production

Claire Flath,
visual interpreter and web designer

Kelly Swope, creator and narrator


Elizabeth Anne Burnett,
Event Photographer

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Premieres August 26, 2022

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