Judge wants answer: Where did some of the zoo animals go?

Manchester, Ia (AP)- A judge has ordered the owners of a closed-down roadside zoo in eastern Iowa to explain what happened to some animals that were supposed to be removed. In late November the judge ordered the removal of exotic animals from Cricket Hollow Zoo near Manchester. An attorney representing Iowa residents who sued for the zoo’s closure filed a request for a contempt charge. It alleged that several animals specifically mentioned in the removal order could not be found. The judge set the hearing for Feb. 7.