Tiger King Joe Exotic loses his zoo to Carole Baskin

The plot has taken another turn in the bizarre story of ‘Tiger King’, with Joe Exotic’s Oklahoma zoo now awarded to his arch nemesis Carole Baskin.

Overnight, a US judge has ruled in Baskin’s favour, as part of a $1 million trademark dispute, granting the ‘Big Cat Rescue Corp’ control of the property.

Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for plotting the murder of Carole Baskin and killing some of his own tigers.


During the hit Netflix docuseries, Ms Baskin has always been extremely critical of the way Mr Exotic ran his Oklahoma zoo, and was constantly campaigning to shut him down.

Baskin eventually sued Mr Exotic for trademark and copyright infringements and won a $1 million civil judgement against him.

It’s understood Exotic then transferred the ownership of the zoo to his mother to avoid paying the legal fees.

But now, the zoo will become property of Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue group.

The ruling stipulated that the animals must be removed from the property within 120.

But it’s not yet known what will happen to those animals.