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"Tiger King” zoo is awarded to animal sanctuary owner Carole Baskin



The zoo formerly owned by "Tiger King" Joe Exotic and featured in the Netflix series of the same name has been taken over by Carole Baskin.


Baskin, who runs an animal sanctuary in Florida, was heavily featured in the Netflix documentary as a “rival” to Joe.


Joe Exotic eventually signed over the zoo to Jeff Lowe who owned the site up until a court decision today, handing over the site to Carole Baskin.


An Oklahoma judge ruled in favor of Baskin's Big Cat Rescue Corporation on Monday in its lawsuit against the Greater Wynnewood Development Group, LLC, (GWDC).


The court ruled GWDC must "vacate the Zoo Land premises within 120 days of service of this Order...Vacation of premises shall also require removal of all zoo animals from the Zoo Land."


An attorney for Jeff Lowe, told CNN:

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.
All of Jeff's focus is on opening the new Tiger King Park in Thackerville, which should be opening in the next 120 days.

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