Joe Exotic Will Be Delighted - Carole Baskin Has Been Awarded His Zoo!

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As you will no doubt remember, Exotic - real name Joe Maldonado-Passage - is now serving a 22-year prison sentence for attempting to hire a man to kill his longtime rival Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue.

According to Courthouse News, Schreibvogel admitted in 2015 that "the zoo land was fraudulently transferred to her by Joe Maldonado in 2011 to avoid his creditors".

The determination means that as Maldonado-Passage is incarcerated, Baskin and her 28-year old animal rescue group, have been granted control of his former Oklahoma zoo, a development sure to interest Tiger King fans.

Exotic is now serving his 22-year sentence in prison for his participation in a murder-for-hire plot against Baskin.

In an effort to hide his assets, Exotic transferred ownership of the zoo to his mother Shirley M. Schreibvogel. On January 22nd of this year, he was sentenced to 22 years in prison and was moved to FMC Fort Worth prison. The order also grants ownership of several vehicles and portable buildings to Big Cat Rescue.

Unfortunately, Baskin's legal win is not a win for the tigers and other animals now held in captivity at the zoo.

A zoo formerly owned by the star of Netflix documentary Tiger King is to be handed over to the woman he was convicted of trying to have killed.

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It's quite a weird twist given how much the documentary focused on Exotic's hatred and frequent public attacks of Baskin.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is available to watch on Netflix now. Lowe and his wife Lauren took full control of the controversial Oklahoma zoo as Exotic faced legal troubles.

The zoo's current operator has been ordered to leave within 120 days.

Baskin has previously sued Exotic for trademark and copyright infringement after he appeared to use imagery from her own rescue logo.

No, Don Lewis still hasn't been found.

Perhaps that's why we're collectively riveted to Netflix's Tiger King.

Baskin told us she will not further comment on the issue but attached copies of the court documents onto the Big Cat Rescue website.

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