Where Is ‘Tiger King’ Star Doc Antle Now?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Doc Bhagavan Antle

Netflix’s Tiger King explores the lifetime of big-cat breeder and zookeeper Joe Exotic. The documentary sequence additionally follows different unique animal fanatics, together with Joe’s mentor, Bhagavan Doc Antle. He left an enduring impression on viewers, which is why many are questioning what occurred to Doc Antle and the place he’s now.

Doc Bhagavan Antle
Doc Bhagavan Antle | Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe/Getty Images

Who is ‘Tiger King’ star Bhagavan Doc Antle?

Doc Antle runs The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Antle’s private web site describes him as “a world-renowned animal trainer and behaviorist who has devoted his life’s work to establishing intimate personal relationships with some of the planet’s most amazing animals.”

The 60-year-old unique animal fanatic was born in Pheonix, Arizona as Mahamayavi Bhagavan Antle and grew up on cattle ranch together with his dad and mom in Southern California. He took on the title “Doc” after finishing a level in Chinese drugs.

According to his web site, Doc Antle made over a dozen appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and labored with pop stars like Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, and P. Diddy. He additionally labored on main Hollywood movies, together with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Mighty Joe Young, and Dr. Dolittle

Where is Doc Antle now?

Just a few testimonials in Tiger King allege that Doc Antle was endangering animals and cultivating a sexist cult-like social construction at his parks. But it doesn’t appear to be these claims have had any impression on his profession. 

Doc Antle continues to be operating his T.I.G.E.R.S. park in Myrtle Beach. On his Instagram web page, he continues to post footage of his animals and his park staff. In a latest Instagram post, Antle shared an image together with his accomplice Mokhsha standing subsequent to a liter. 

“I just had my 60th birthday,” he captioned the post.  “I wanted to come hang out with one of my favorite big cats — When I asked my partner Moksha what her favorite thing she learned about ligers over the last 20 years of hanging out she said ‘he’s bilingual as he speaks both lion and tiger.’ She doesn’t look 40 does she.”

 What does he take into consideration ‘Tiger King’?

Several individuals on Tiger King counsel that Doc Antle has a number of wives, and runs a cult-like hierarchy in his parks. But in an interview with Oxygen, the animal coach maintained he’s not married and has been single because the demise of his spouse 20 years in the past. 

“I’m not married and I certainly don’t have wives, I certainly am a single guy and I live in a house by myself,” Antle instructed the outlet. “I do not have a harem. I’m what they call ‘OFG’ these days: old, fat and grey. I embrace that character and I am not chasing down women. Twenty years ago I was more of a dashing fellow but even then I was ultra-conservative.”

When requested about his portrayal on Tiger King and the allegations of animal endangerment, Antle mentioned the docuseries wasn’t “as bad” as he thought it might be, however maintained he strives to guard animals. 

“I have been running our own conservation program for 38 years,” he instructed Vanity Fair in a latest interview. “I have been trying to figure out what can be done to save tigers many many decades. Either I’m 100% conning you, or it’s real.”

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