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Joe Exotic gives his zoo to Carole Baskin

It is the ultimate humiliation for Mr Joe Exotic. His zoo has been given to his arch nemesis, Carole Baskin, the owner of Big Cat Rescue. The transfer took place under a court order to satisfy a successful claim for compensation by Carole Baskin against Joe Exotic when he infringed her trademark and she won a $1 million judgement against him.

Joe Exotic’s zoo. Picture in public domain.

Joe Exotic had tried to circumvent the judgement by transferring his zoo to his mother. It was a fraudulent transfer said the judge Scott Palk.

The zoo and its cabins and vehicles are now the property of Ms Baskin the judge said. He gave Mr Exotic’s company 120 days to vacate the premises and to move all the animals there elsewhere.

You should by now know that Mr Exotic is in jail serving a 22 year sentence for murder-for hire plot to kill Baskin and for killing five tigers.

Exotic’s true name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage. He is the notorious star of the popular documentary series Tiger King. His zoo is called the Greater Wynnewood go to sleep Exotic Animal Park.

This story is a long-running saga and therefre there are many posts. If you are interested you can see some below:

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Follow-up series to Tiger King documentary will dismay Carole Baskin

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Roadside zoo “Wildlife in Need” – further court injunction stopping big cat abuse

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Carole Baskin may never open Big Cat Rescue again

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Notorious “Tiger King” Joe Exotic injected staff with big cat tranquilliser when they had the flu

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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