2020 was the year of the Tiger King as Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin made the headlines over the Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” The series was a hit for the streaming service and it has gone onto creating multiple spinoffs and adaptions. However, outside of the controversial limelight, the story of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin has continued.
Since the series premiered, Baskin has purchased Joe Exotic’s former animal “sanctuary” and has now sold it under some rather funny conditions. Baskin, who also owns the nonprofit sanctuary Big Cat Rescue, confirmed to Yahoo Entertainment that Joe’s park has been sold to a couple who work on restoring and uplifting properties. Unfortunately, whoever owns the property now cannot by any means use it for “Tiger King” related commercial gain.
Baskin told Yahoo Entertainment that selling the property has always been a priority for her. However, she had the intention to sell it and hopes that all the mistreatment of animals is forgotten at the same time. So she decided that whoever purchased the property was not allowed to associate themselves with anything Tiger King related.
Baskin’s husband Howard had a covenant written into the deed that stipulates the agreement.
“When we sold the property in June, we required that it never be used as a zoo, or for anything related to Tiger King or anything like that.
If it became an RV park or storage unit. We don’t want it named the Tiger King RV Park. We would like the 20 years of mistreatment of animals there to be forgotten and be history.”
So in the end, Carole Baskin had the last laugh. She clearly wanted to stick it to Joe Exotic by not only demolishing his former sanctuary but also ensuring that his legacy dies with the sale of the property.
Source: Yahoo Entertainment