There has been a major update in the real-life drama related to the hit Netflix documentary Tiger King —Carole Baskin has won control of Joe Exotic’s former zoo.
A federal judge ruled that Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue Corp will take over the 16,439-acre Oklahoma property that was heavily featured in the Netflix series. The current owners have 120 days to vacate Greater Wynnewood Development Group, a.k.a. Tiger King Park. They also have to remove all zoo animals from the land, but ownership of several trucks based on the property will now go to Big Cat Rescue as part of the deal.
The court ruled that the property’s owner, Exotic’s mother Shirley M. Schreibvogel, fraudulently transferred the park in an attempt to shield it from a $1 million settlement owed to Big Cat Rescue Corp. In January, Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot to kill Baskin, as detailed in the Netflix series which became a national sensation in March.