The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, made famous in the Netflix documentary series 'Tiger King', has been closed for good.
The zoo at the center of the “Tiger King” Netflix docuseries was searched by Oklahoma authorities Friday night after an investigation by The Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” team led them to believe there were human remains on-site.“‘Ghost Adventures’ has been filming at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park for an upcoming episode of the series. Cadaver dogs were brought in as part of the team’s ghost investigation and did pick up a scent, which is currently being investigated further,” a spokesperson from The Travel Channel told TheWrap.Jeff Lowe, who operates the zoo, told KOCO 5 that the dogs honed in on an alligator pit on the property, prompting the trainers to be certain that human remains were nearby. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Garvin County Sheriff Jim Mullett were called to the scene, and authorities began digging.Also Read: 'Tiger King' Directors Credit the Coronavirus' 'Captive Audience' for Show's Sensational SuccessThe sheriff considered the matter closed after they found no sign of human remains, although some small animal bones were uncovered. A source told TMZ that zoo operator and convicted felon Joe Exotic has said that the ashes of four people have been buried on the property as a memorial.“Tiger King” star Carole Baskin’s husband Don Lewis, has been missing since 1997. Baskin has assumed his estate, which has been valued to be worth an estimated $10 million, according to Fox News. Lewis’ family was cut out of the will, and though his body was never found, he was considered legally dead in 2002.In the third episode of “Tiger King,” Joe Exotic accuses Baskin of killing Lewis and feeding his body to the big cats at her wildlife rescue in Tampa. Baskin has previously denied having any involvement in her husband’s death.The paranormal investigation by “Ghost Adventures” is on pause but will proceed in time.Read original story ‘Tiger King’ Zoo Searched by Police After ‘Ghost Adventures’ Shocker At TheWrap
Nicolas Cage is to play Joe Exotic, the flamboyant zoo owner and big cat enthusiast at the centre of Netflix hit 'Tiger King', in a new drama miniseries.
Bill Maher has not jumped on the “Tiger King” bandwagon nor does he plan to. Calling out the popular Netflix show and its subject, tiger breeder and convicted animal abuser Joe Exotic, Maher said that “torturing animals is what got us into this mess.”The host of HBO’s “Real Time” wants people to stop trying to get him to watch the true-crime documentary miniseries about former zookeeper Exotic. “It’s not going to happen,” Maher said. “I’m not watching ‘Tiger King’ while sequestering because torturing animals is what got us into this mess. That’s the lesson we keep refusing to learn, that you can’t trash the environment, including the animals, and not have it come back and kill you.”Watch the video above.Also Read: 64 Million Subscribers Have Watched 'Tiger King,' Netflix SaysBoth sides of the aisle applauded Maher after he bashed China for reopening its wet markets — National Geographic recently wrote, “Wet markets likely launched the coronavirus” — but he said that America’s factory farming is “just as despicable as a wet market and just as problematic for our health.”“Let me put it as basically as I can,” he said. “If we keep producing food the way we do, you’re going to get sick with something medicine cannot fix. You don’t have to care for the sake of the animals; I wouldn’t want to mess with anyone’s reputation as a heartless a–hole. But do it because animal cruelty leads to human catastrophe.”He went on. “And get the f— away from me with ‘Tiger King.’ I don’t care that he sees the light at the end; so did Darth Vader. … Joe Exotic is in prison partly for killing five endangered tigers, which are endangered because of people like him. I don’t get why the woke left loves this show so much and isn’t on this guy like pink sequins.”Read original story Bill Maher Rips Into ‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic: Torturing Animals Is What Got Us Into This Mess (Video) At TheWrap
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’d “take a look” at fulfilling “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic’s request for a presidential pardon.Trump was asked about it by a reporter at Wednesday’s coronavirus briefing at the White House. Trump admitted that he hadn’t seen the show and knew nothing of the exotic animal zoo owner’s situation, but he said he would “take a look.”The exchange comes a few days after the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., jokingly said in an interview on SiriusXM’s “Jim Norton and Sam Roberts” show that he would lobby for a pardon for the exotic animal zoo owner.Watch video of the exchange below.A reporter just asked if Trump would pardon Joe Exotic from Tiger King and Trump said, "I will take a look." pic.twitter.com/f0c0R8QmDy— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 8, 2020Also Read: 'Tiger King' Tops 'Stranger Things 2' in First 10-Day Viewership With 34 Million Viewers, Nielsen SaysJoseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado-Passage is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for hiring a hitman to murder big cat conservationist Carole Baskin. He was recently featured in the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King,” which premiered last month and became an instant sensation, racking up more than 34 million views in its first 10 days on the platform.In the weeks since, Maldonado-Passage has been the subject of a number of media interviews in which he’s advocated for a presidential pardon, maintaining his innocence in the case that put him in prison.Read original story Trump Says He’ll ‘Take a Look’ at Pardoning ‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic At TheWrap
Joe Exotic has told Tiger King's directors who should play him in a movie, and one of his suggestions makes a lot of sense.