Andrew Welsh-Huggins
AP Legal Affairs Writer

REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO: The state says officials wonít release to the general public the types of animals being held at Ohioís new holding facility for exotic creatures.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture director says the state is just as concerned about making sure animals donít get out as making sure nobody gets in to access the animals.

Director David Daniels says local police and emergency first responders will be notified. He says it would be too difficult to make such notifications to neighbors.

Daniels allowed reporters to tour the facility in suburban Reynoldsburg east of Columbus on Thursday to help assure the public the facility is safe.

State veterinarian Tony Forshey emphasized the building is not a zoo but more along the lines of a temporary humane society facility.