The exotic cat zoo made famous by Netflix docuseries Tiger King has permanently closed. Many fans were seen running to the zoo once possessed by Joe Exotic throughout the end of the week. It has appropriately been renamed Tiger King Park, as the zoo can at last earn money on its Netflix distinction. Handfuls remained in line as they stood by to enter inside the notorious zoo situated in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
Facebook page post of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, current proprietor Jeff Lowe said the zoo is shut to the public "as of now".
“The Tiger King phenomenon has definitely changed our lives in many ways,” the post read.
"It has, and presumably will keep on making us an objective of each psycho and basic entitlements crackpot in the World, yet we are readied. Starting today, we have chosen to close the old zoo taking effect right now."
He added that because of the recreation centre's changeless conclusion he has deliberately relinquished his United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) exhibitor's permit. He noticed that the USDA, who had recently granted his office "five successive impeccable investigations", have now "collapsed to the weights of PETA. They keep on making unfounded complaints against me".
Lowe composes that "Uncertainly, under 24 hours after I reached the USDA to relinquish my permit, they advise me that they are suspending my permit for 21 days for the petition of falsehoods".
"In the territory of Oklahoma, exotic animal ownership is entirely lawful. Have confidence that all the animals will keep on having great consideration, and subsequently will never again be dependent upon USDA reviews or PETA spies."
Lowe's post furthermore inferred a Tiger King's side task including himself and life partner Lauren Dropla. "Our new park will be a private film set for Tiger King related TV content and real-time features," he said.
The news comes after Exotic's chief adversary, Carol Baskin, was granted responsibility for zoo by a government judge in Oklahoma. Given 120 days to empty the property, Lowe said of the decision, “I expected it a year ago. We knew that the writing was on the wall.”
Lately, it was represented that Baskin was searching for a £1 million charge for the second time of Tiger King. Baskin denied the report saying. "There is no measure of cash that would make me confide in the makers once more."