Where is Tiger King’s Carole Baskin now?

TIGER King has made Carole Baskin an international star but what exactly is the Big Cat Rescue owner up to these days.

We take a look at the cat lover’s unbelievable story and find out what she thinks about the explosive Netflix documentary…


Carole Baskin is the owner of Big Cat Rescue[/caption]

Who is Carole Baskin?

Carole Baskin is an animal activist who famously runs the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Tampa, Florida.
The cat lover has become a household name thanks to the Netflix documentary called Tiger King – which features a lot of Carole’s story.
While the show is mainly focused on self-titled Tiger King Joe Exotic, it also focuses on other wild cat owners across the United States – with a keen focus on their clear hate for each other.
Carole – who is called the “Mother Theresa of cats” in the show by her current husband Howard Baskin – was clearly critical of Joe, his zoo and other parks like it.

She used to breed wildcats but now claims to devote her life to saving Big Cats in the United States[/caption]

He in return would publicly threaten her on his online show and on one occasion filled her mailbox with venomous snakes.
During the filming of the Netflix docu-series, Joe also revealed how Wildlife on Easy Street (which is now known as the Big Cat Rescue) was actually started a wild cat breeding zoo by Carole and her first husband, Jack ‘Don’ Lewis.
Naturally, this revelation has caused some viewers to question the authenticity of Carole’s alleged activist work.
Joe Exotic and Carole’s bitter rivalry escalated to new heights when Joe tried to hire a hitman for $3,000 to kill Carole. Following his arrest and conviction for ordering the hit on Carole, he has made extreme claims Carole killed her first husband, Jack ‘Don’ Lewis.

Indeed Don went missing in 1997 after ‘going away to Costa Rica’ and never returning.

He was declared legally dead in 2002, and Carole has vehemently denied Joe’s accusations that she killed Jack and either buried his body under a septic tank, or fed him to her tigers.

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Where is Carole Baskin now?

Carole is still a big name in the Big Cat world and is still running Big Cat Rescue with her husband as she works with PETA to change laws about wild animal enclosures.

Naturally, all eyes are on Carole thanks to the seven-episode series first launched on Netflix, and unsurprisingly she has slammed how she was portrayed.

Carole has branded the Netflix documentary ‘salacious and sensational’ – claiming bosses ‘didn’t care about the truth’.

She wrote in a blog on her website: “When the directors of the Netflix documentary Tiger King came to us five years ago they said they wanted to make the big cat version of Blackfish (the documentary that exposed abuse at SeaWorld) that would expose the misery caused by the rampant breeding of big cat cubs for cub petting exploitation and the awful life the cats lead in roadside zoos and back yards if they survive.

“There are not words for how disappointing it is to see that the docuseries not only does not do any of that but has had the sole goal of being as salacious and sensational as possible to draw viewers.”

Carole also addressed the way the series portrayed her first marriage to Don.


Carole features heavily in Netflix’s Tiger King docu-series[/caption]

She continued: “[Tiger King] has a segment devoted to suggesting, with lies and innuendos from people who are not credible, that I had a role in the disappearance of my husband Don 21 years ago.

“The series presents this without any regard for the truth or in most cases even giving me an opportunity before publication to rebut the absurd claims.

“They did not care about truth. The unsavoury lies are better for getting viewers.”

She also added: “Anyone who wants to put up the money to replace our sceptic tanks is welcome to dig them all up.”

The producers of the series and Netflix are yet to respond to Carole’s comments in her blog.

And there might be further stress coming her way now that it’s been revealed that Tiger King has been snapped up for a drama adaptation.

A live-action mini-series about Joe and his rivalry with Carole is in the works with Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon set to play Carole, as well as executive produce the adaptation with Universal Content Productions.

What is Tiger King on Netflix about?

Tiger King is a Netflix documetary that brings viewers into the world of a handful of large cat-owners across the US.

Thorought the seven-part docu-series, viewers will be shown the colourful lives and personalities of owners of private zoos.

The star of the series is Tiger King Joe Exotic who was the fascinating story of becoming a private zoo owner due to his love of big cats, to then turning into a would-be murderer and being sentenced to life in prison.

Tiger King was released on March 20, 2020 – so viewers with an interest in animals and bizarre crime stories can tune in now to watch the zoo owners at work.

by – TheSun TV and Showbiz