Police Called To Tiger King Zoo After Film Crew Thought They’d Found Human Remains
Police were reportedly called to an Oklahoma zoo formerly owned by Tiger King star Joe Exotic, after a film crew believed they had discovered human remains.
According to TMZ, law enforcement arrived after dogs that were already on site appeared to signal they had found parts of a body in an alligator pit.
It was then found that the remains were apparently those of a small animal – possibly an alligator – and officials declared the matter closed.
The dogs were reportedly brought in as part of an episode of Zak Bagans’s Ghost Adventures.
The zoo in Wynnewood originally belonged to Exotic until he was convicted on animal abuse charges and for murder-for-hire as part of a plot to kill his rival, Carole Baskin. He is currently serving a 22-year sentence.
A judge has since granted Baskin, 58, full control of Exotic’s 16.4-acre park, in order to help resolve a $1m (£792,000) judgement that Exotic was ordered to pay her for copyright infringement.
Exotic had originally left the zoo to his former business partner, Jeff Lowe, and his mother. However, the judge ruled that his transfer of the zoo land to them a few years ago was fraudulent.
Lowe was given 120 days to vacate the premises and remove all of his exotic animals from the property.
In a Twitter post, Exotic’s management said Baskin’s takeover of the GW Exotic Animal Memorial Park ‘was “a dark day in history”.
“Carole Baskin has stolen the zoo while Joe is helpless behind bars and the world is trying to fix the brokenness in our police departments,” the tweet said