Carole Baskin Sells Joe Exotic’s Former Zoo
Carole Baskin has confirmed that the zoo previously belonging to Joseph Maldonado-Passage, A.K.A. Joe Exotic from Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, has been sold.
Baskin, the owner of the nonprofit sanctuary Big Cat Rescue, told Yahoo! Entertainment yesterday (August 29) that the former exotic animal park been sold to a local couple who are known for purchasing properties that need a lot of work, but that the new owners cannot use the ownership for anything Tiger King-related.
“When we sold the property in June, we required that it never be used as a zoo, or for anything related to Tiger King or anything like that,” Baskin said. Her husband, Howard Baskin, said the couple had a covenant written into the deed that stipulates the property cannot be associated with Tiger King.
“If it became an RV park or storage unit,” he explained, “We don’t want it named the Tiger King RV Park. We would like the 20 years of mistreatment of animals there to be forgotten and be history.”
The Baskins said they recently worked on a documentary called Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic “that played in Britain back in April to rave reviews, and was on the top of their on-demand list for weeks.”
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We last reported that Joe Exotic has an upcoming business venture from the inside of his federal prison cell -— launching his own cannabis line. Joe has been directly involved in the weed industry through calls and emails with his attorney. The deal includes the various companies financially taking care of the funds with Joe’s name attached to the products.