An Oklahoma judge has awarded Carol Baskin with Joe Exotic’s former zoo.
The judge announced the decision on Monday, stating that they did not challenge Baskin’s attempts to absorb the zoo:
“We anticipated Carol Baskin getting the title to the former park that once belonged to Joe Exotic, and we did not challenge her attempts to do so,” Mosley said Monday. “All of Jeff’s focus is on opening the new Tiger King Park in Thackerville, (Oklahoma), which should be opening in the next 120 days.”
Many people may know and Baskin and Exotic from the hit Netflix show Tiger King where the ongoing feud between the sanctuary owner and the zoo owner served as the bases of the show.
Baskin, who owns Big Cat Rescue Corporation in Florida, has been a long-time vocal critic of Maldonado-Passage’s animal park and the handling of and possible breeding and selling of the animals.
Joe claimed that Baskin was trying to destroy his business by creating a smear campaigns online and by harassing potential clients.
Joe was eventually arrested after he allegedly attempted to pay a hit man $3,000 to kill Baskin. The court documents also stated that Exotic shot five tigers, sold baby lemurs, and falsified paperwork to say they were donated. He is currently serving a 22 year jail sentence.