Chris Jones, staff writer, Esquire. "Animal" appears in the March 2012 issue.
Jack Hanna, director emeritus, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
In October of 2011, Terry Thompson opened the cages of dozens of wild animals on his farm in Ohio — lions, bears, leopards, tigers, monkeys and wolves — and then shot himself in the head. The nearby city of Zanesville was put on lockdown as police tracked and killed many of the escaped animals.