This news should have already found its way to Joe Exotic (57) and therefore behind the walls of the Fort Worth prison in the US state of Texas: of all things, his self-proclaimed arch-enemy Carole Baskin, for whose planned murder the "Tiger King" spent 22 years behind bars , has been awarded to Exotics former private zoo. The US industry website "Courthouse News" reports.
Accordingly, a judge allowed the site to be taken over by Baskin's organization called "Big Cat Rescue". However, this obviously only affects the enclosures and facilities, but not the animals housed there. These must be removed from the site within 120 days, the report says.
The surprise hit "Tiger King" by streaming provider Netflix is all about the feud of zoo owners Joseph Maldonado-Passage aka Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. The documentary shows a fierce power struggle of the self-proclaimed animal lovers over the years, which culminated in the fact that Exotic is said to have hired a contract killer on Baskin. The 57-year-old was subsequently sentenced to 22 years in prison last year.