Carole Baskin gained the property of Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in her court docket case towards Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic. Jeff Lowe and his spouse Lauren have been managing the zoo featured in Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness since Maldonado-Passage went to jail for hiring a hitman to kill Baskin. They now have 120 days to vacate, however that doesn’t imply they’ve to assist Baskin.
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Jeff Lowe spoke with ET Online on June 2 in regards to the determination that landed Baskin in command of the zoo. The Lowes are on the point of transfer their tigers to a brand new location in Thackerville, Oklahoma anyway.
Carole Baskin will inherit loads of crap from ‘Tiger King’
Part of caring for the massive cats in captivity means cleansing up their waste. Once the Lowes transfer them to Thackerville, no matter business they depart behind will likely be Baskin’s duty.
“We’ll probably leave it here,” Lowe informed ET’s Lauren Zima.
Once he stops sustaining the panorama, Baskin will likely be spending loads of time with maintenance.
“[It’s going to be] complete hell because I’m not taking care of it as we leave,” Lowe mentioned. “The bamboo is about taking this place over. She has no idea the amount of work it is to keep this park up.”
Maybe Carole Baskin could have extra luck with the zoo than Joe Exotic and Jeff Lowe
Lowe went on to listing the shortcomings of the G.W. Zoo. For one, Baskin might have hassle getting Tiger King followers out to her location.
“We don’t particularly like it here because of its geographical location,” Lowe mentioned. “It’s not a great place for a business. It was poorly constructed so we’re happy to let her have it.”
Lowe is joyful to have discovered higher services for his animals. Baskin will likely be transferring her Big Cat Rescue tigers to the G.W. Zoo.
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“Joe built this as a speed breeding facility,” Lowe mentioned. “It wasn’t built for the long care life of a tiger. The cages are too small. The cages are kind of barren. Some of these guys have been locked in 20 x 20 cages for 10 and 15 years. He just didn’t care.”
Jeff Lowe has no exhausting emotions about ‘Tiger King’
Even although Baskin tried to incorporate Lowe within the lawsuit, regardless that she’s been taking photographs at his zoo post Tiger King, regardless that she by no means thanked him for saving her life by reporting Maldonado-Passage’s hitman, Lowe bears no sick will. He needs Baskin nicely, however he’s cautiously optimistic.
“My suspicion is she’ll come here and try to open up the Joe Exotic park and she’ll exploit the animals and sell tours,” Lowe mentioned. “She’ll turn this into the Graceland of Oklahoma. I wish her all the luck in the world. She can have this 16 acres of haunted memories.”
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The Lowes simply need to handle their tigers.
Carole, we hope this places an finish to your spite and to your hatred. I’ve obtained nothing for you. I’ve obtained nothing towards you. You do your factor, I’ll do mine. In the top, we’ll let the general public determine who takes higher care of their animals and who’s extra real of their concern for the care of the animals. Our philosophy is we don’t care in regards to the TV present. We don’t care about Carole Baskin. We care that these animals lastly get the life they deserve. That’s why we’re anxious to get right down to Thackerville.
Jeff Lowe, ET Online 6/2/2020