‘Tiger King’: 7 Shocking Facts Omitted From the Documentary Too Bizarre to Believe

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness will be the nation’s most weird obsession but. We can all thank Netflix and present social distancing efforts as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for the seven-part docuseries phenomenon. The sequence follows unique Oklahoma zookeeper, Joe Exotic, within the seedy world of massive cat “conservation” and the wacky solid of characters concerned. With all that occurred on the earth of Tiger King, many viewers nonetheless have questions. Luckily, journalist, Robert Moore, spilled the tea with a couple of info not proven inside these seven wonderful episodes.

Joe Exotic bought tiger bones to a bone museum lengthy earlier than ‘Tiger King’

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Producers couldn’t probably match all of the wild Tiger King trivia into seven components. This means followers are severely lacking out on understanding what turns into of Joe Exotic’s huge cats once they perish.

According to Moore, bones of the lifeless tigers go to “America’s only skeleton museum” in Oklahoma, Metropolis. They’re presently closed as a result of COVID-19, however as soon as they’re open once more, we’re positive Tiger King Fans will flock to see the stays of Exotc’s huge cats.

Who set the G.W. Zoo on fireplace?

While it’s be irresponsible for Moore to outright title who he believes to be answerable for the fireplace that killed the zoo’s reptile habitat and hours of documentary footage, he did tease a possible suspect.

“At one level I used to be investigating the hearth on the zoo, and I interviewed the case officer on the Wynnewood police dept, Brion Gordon, over the telephone. The following day, I acquired a name from Joe, livid, saying he’d gotten a name from Brion that I used to be asking about him,” he tweeted.

“I stated, ‘Joe, why is the case officer—on the case wherein YOU are a suspect — calling you to inform you a reporter is asking questions on you?’ Joe stated, ‘Effectively, he’s additionally my limo driver.’ (Which was true.)”

The post ends with a hyperlink to an April 2018 story that said Gordon “sexually assaulted an intellectually disabled man multiple times in Bryan County.” Yikes.

Exotic as soon as claimed to have most cancers to boost cash

In one other tweet, Moore claims Exotic beforehand tried conning cash out of Facebook followers with a pretend most cancers analysis.

“For a very long time, Joe informed everybody he was dying from prostate & bone marrow most cancers. He raised $$$ from his Fb followers for his bills. He confirmed me this horrifying picture as proof,” he tweeted with a photo of a “cancer-stricken” Exotic.

“I later discovered he simply had a contaminated prostate, dehydration, & a foul outbreak of herpes.”

Rick Kirkham had his personal mysterious fireplace after filming ‘Tiger King’

Tiger King wouldn’t exist with out Inside Edition alum, Rick Kirkham, and his relentless dedication to the story. Moore famous Kirkham beforehand filmed a narrative about his crack dependancy earlier than delving into fireplace specifics. He added that due to Kirkham’s advanced involvement within the making of Tiger King, he suffered tragic, “coincidental” consequences.

“After the zoo hearth, Rick moved to Dallas. Then HIS home mysteriously burned down, nearly killing him. He fled to Norway, the place he now lives.”

Carole Baskin’s former boyfriend filed a restraining order

With all of the Carole Baskin memes circulating, Moore delivered a giant dose of tea to stir the pot. In one other tweet, he stated Baskin had a boyfriend after Don first disappeared — it didn’t finish effectively.

“After Don Lewis vanished, however earlier than Carole married Howard, she dated a man named Jay Baykal. In 2002, Jay filed a restraining order against Carole, which incorporates some weird and suspicious-sounding particulars concerning Don’s disappearance.”

This seemingly isn’t surprising information for many who assume Baskin killed her husband and fed him to the tigers, however fascinating, nonetheless.

A former hitman had been serving to Exotic open a zoo in Dallas

For the sake of including extra twists to Tiger King’s legacy, Moore revealed a meetup with a former hitman, assumed to be employed for the hit on Baskin.

“One day, a source sent me some messages that came from Joe’s phone. Joe’s contacts tended to be listed as, like, ‘James Tiger or ‘Marc Police’. I noticed one of the contacts was simply ‘Mike Hit’. I called up the number. It turned out to be a guy named Psycho Mike.”

He continued: “He was a former hitman (or ‘bone collector’) for a Mexican gang in Dallas. He’d since given that life up. Recently he’d been helping Joe try to get a zoo opened in Dallas. I asked whether Joe ever approached him about killing Carole. He said no.”

Moore defined how the 2 met in Dallas to speak, off the report.

“Then I turned on the recorder and asked him how much, in his experience, it should cost to take a hit out on someone. His answer surprised me.”

His reply? “A lot more than $4,000.” He goes into element about charges that might’ve been earned “back in the day.” You can hearken to that disturbing clip right here.

Court paperwork revealed a secret dialog in regards to the alleged hit on Baskin

And lastly, with the hashtag #freejoeexotic trending, Moore wished to provide followers all the knowledge — not solely what’s included within the docuseries.

“To anyone who came away from #TigerKingNetflix thinking Joe was framed, please take a look at this secretly taped conversation between Joe and James, which was played at the trial. These are not the words of an innocent man!” he tweeted.

The photo included incriminates Exotic on the idea for the murder-for-hire plot towards Baskin. Exotic is presently serving a 22-year jail sentence for the fees towards Baskin, in addition to a number of wildlife violations.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is on Netflix now.

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