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Tiger King’s Carole Baskin sells Joe Exotic’s zoo – but bans it from ever being associated with ‘he who shall not be named’

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Carole Baskin has offloaded Joe Exotic’s zoo (Pictures: Netflix)

Carole Baskin quickly became an internet sensation thanks to Tiger King last year and it now seems as though she’s finally said goodbye to the famous zoo featured in the Netflix show.

Baskin was handed over control of Joe Exotic’s zoo by a judge to help satisfy their $1million lawsuit.

But Carole and her husband Howard Baskin reportedly sold the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park back in June.

TMZ recently reported that Exotic’s former plot was bought by Francisco and Nelly Vazquez for $140,000 (£100,000).

Big Cat Rescue Centre’s Baskin has put a clause into the sale which limit what the new owners will be able to use the property for in a big way.

They will be banned from using the centre ‘to house exotic animals of any kind — or as a zoo, wildlife park or menagerie’ for the next 100 years.

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Baskin shot to fame in Netflix’s Tiger King (Picture: Netflix)

Howard told TMZ another key condition the new owners would have to stick to after purchasing the zoo.

They will be prohibited from ‘ever being associated with he who shall not be named’ – their arch-enemy, Exotic.

Conditions state the property cannot be named with the words ‘Tiger King’, ‘big cat’ or ‘tiger.’

Exotic was previously sentenced to 22 years in prison for hiring someone to murder Baskin, and is serving this in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Joe Exotic is currently serving time in prison (Picture: Netflix)

He is also serving time after being accused of multiple animal abuse charges under the Endangered Species Act.

The sentence was vacated by a judge in July and he is set to be re-sentenced in due course.

Baskin has been in charge of the former zoo for just over a year, after fellow Tiger King star Jeff Lowe was forced to hand over control.

The news upset Exotic, who claimed Baskin had ‘stolen’ the zoo he formerly owned.

Upon hearing the outcome at court, Exotic’s team released a statement calling it ‘a dark day in history’ and that Carole’s ‘treachery’ need to be dealt with.

Tiger King is set to be back for a second series after the seven-part docuseries proved an unexpected hit on Netflix last March.

The streaming service confirmed new episodes would be available in due course by adding ‘Tiger King 2’ to its list of shows ‘coming soon’ on its homepage.

Tiger King season 1 can be streamed on Netflix now.


Credit: Original article published here.

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