G.W. Zoo Once Owned By Joe Exotic: Now Owned By Carol Baskin
If you've followed the Netflix docuseries "Tiger King Murder, Mayhem and Madness" you know all about the feud between Joe Exotic who's real name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage and Carol Baksin. If you're not familiar with the "Tiger King" story here is a little back story.
Joe Exotic owner of G.W. Zoo also known as The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park located in Oklahoma, and nemesis Carol Baskin owner and founder of Big Cat Rescue in Florida, have been is a public feud long before Netflix released the Tiger King series. Carol didn't agree with Joe and felt he was in the business solely for profit and not for the sake of Big cats, so she would often reach out to her YouTube community and argued that Joe was abusing the big cats.
This clearly ticked Joe Exotic off and in simple words he retaliated. Joe also smeared Carols name claiming that Carol killed her "Missing" husband Don by feeding him to tigers, now I cant say for sure but I'm the type that thinks she clearly is off her rocker and more then likely did.
Nope It didn't stop there, according to court documents Exotic tried to hire a hit man for the sum of 3,000 dollars to kill Carol Baskin. Oh yeah it got real serious, so serious that Joe was convicted last year and sentenced to 22 years for the murder to hire, shooting and killing five healthy tigers and selling baby lemurs under falsified documents stating they were donated.
Now that you have a little back story according to CNN, an Oklahoma judge has ruled in Baskin's favor in the lawsuit between Big Cat Rescue and the Greater Wynnewoood Development Group, LLC aka the G.W Zoo once owned by Joe Exotic. This judgement grants Carol control over the 16 acre animal park in Garvin County, Oklahoma as well as several cabins and vehicles on the property. According to the Court order GWDG is to "vacate the Zoo land premises within 120 days of service of this order. vacating shall also require removal of all zoo animals from the Zoo land".
I know this more then likely doesn't come as a shock to most people who have followed this story, but I will say the whole story has been quite the distraction during these uncertain times.
Are you shocked that Carol Bakin's Big Cat Rescue won the lawsuit against Joe Exotic?