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Netflix Famous Tiger King Zoo Permanently Closes

Netflix Famous Tiger King Zoo Permanently Closes.

 The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, made famous in the Netflix documentary series Tiger King, has been closed down for good.

Formerly owned by the series' subject Joe Exotic, current owner Jeff Lowe, who also appears in the series, confirmed that he had closed the park 'effective immediately'.

In a message posted to Facebook, Lowe called out the United States Department of Agriculture for 'folding to pressure' from animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

It comes after a federal judge ordered the zoo be handed over to Carole Baskin as part of a ruling in a $1m (£800,000) trademark dispute.

That meant the current operators had to be out in 120 days.

Jeff Lowe is the former business partner of Joe Exotic, who is currently serving a 22-year sentence for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot and animal abuse.

The Tiger King phenomenon has definitely changed our lives in many ways,” he said in a statement. “It has brought us more attention than any human deserves, good and bad. It has, and probably will continue to make us a target of every nutjob and animal rights loon in the world, but we are prepared.

“It has also provided us with an unfathomable source of income. Income that will guarantee the long term care of our animals and allow us to be very selective going forward.

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