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
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The will of Baskin's missing husband is "100 percent a forgery," Hillsborough County, Fla., Sheriff Chad Chronister says.
Score one for team Big Cat Rescue. A federal judge granted Carole Baskin control of the zoo formerly owned by Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic from Netflix's "Tiger King." "The Courthouse News" reports that Baskin and Big Cat Rescue will soon have full control over Exotic's former zoo properties in Oklahoma. The imprisoned […]
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John Oliver admitted that he wasn’t fully aware of everything Joe Exotic was up to when he showed a clip of the “Tiger King” in 2016.
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The Florida sheriff whose territory includes Carole Baskin’s exotic-animal sanctuary, Big Cat Rescue, has told TMZ that he has suspicions that she may have been involved in the disappearance of her second husband, Don Lewis, who mysteriously vanished 23 years ago.Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister also told TMZ that he is not “yet” ready to say that Baskin is a person of interest in the cold case.‘Tiger King’s’ Carole Baskin Denies Murdering Second Husband, Mincing Him and Feeding Him to Big CatsThe Baskins have used their website to strongly deny allegations made in the Netflix show Tiger King by the documentary’s antihero, Joe Exotic, that Carole murdered Lewis and fed his body to their big cats.As viewers of the series will know, Exotic is in prison, serving 22 years for plotting to murder Baskin.Chronister told TMZ: “I’m extremely suspicious, but not just of her, of this whole circle here. I don’t want to allude to the fact or insinuate that she’s a person of interest and that this is who we are focusing on. I’m not comfortable saying that yet.“Listen, there’s normally not one person that commits a homicide, it’s always a couple of people. This had to be extremely planned out, this had to be well thought out, there’s someone else involved in this, there is someone who is paid to do it, there is someone who helped do it. I’m hoping that person wants to come and get this off their chest and help law enforcement do the right thing.”Chronister said there would be a possibility such a person would be given a deal, saying: “You start talking about different things with immunity, you know. Deals are cut and every deal is on the table right now. Help us solve this case.”Last week, Chronister tweeted a message seeking new information on the disappearance of Lewis in August 1997, fanning the flames of rumors that Baskin was involved in his vanishing.Baskin said in her post that she believed Lewis had Alzheimer’s disease and admitted he was “not easy to live with.”Three months before his abandoned van was found at a small airport near the couple’s home in Tampa, he had sought a domestic-violence injunction against Baskin, which a court rejected. However, Baskin has long maintained that she had nothing to do with the disappearance of her former husband.The Baskins claim their sanctuary is grossly misrepresented in the hit Netflix docuseries, which lifts the lid on the bizarre world of backyard tiger-keepers, zookeeper rivalries, blackmail, and betrayal in the exotic-animal trade.The Baskins have slammed the directors of the series, Eric Goode and Rebecca Chalking. They said they agreed to co-operate because the pair told them “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 backyards if they survive.“There are not words for how disappointing it is to see that the series 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. “As part of that, it 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 in 1997. 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 unsavory lies are better for getting viewers.”The interview will be aired as part of TMZ Investigates Tiger King: What Really Went Down? at 9 p.m. Monday on Fox. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Tiger Lilly, who was "rescued from a fur farm in Minnesota along with 22 other exotic cats," was "peacefully euthanized" on Thursday at age 24
(Warning: Spoilers ahead. Do not watch if you haven't seen all seven episodes of Netflix's "Tiger King.") Like a stealthy tiger padding through the jungle, no one saw Netflix's "Tiger King" coming until it was too late to un-see the questionable conditions the animals were kept in, and the questionable taste in tattoos of nearly […]