The popularity of the docuseries ‘Tiger King’ prompts Netflix to produce a new episode to release next week. FOX Business’ Lauren Simonetti with more.
Carole Baskin practically became a household name with the release of Netflix’s hit docuseries “Tiger King.”
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Her appearance on “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” which featured a share of accusations against her from other people on the show – prompted a mix of public speculation in connection to her second husband’s cold case disappearance and the way she runs her cat rescue in Tampa, Fla.
Baskin began rescuing cats in November 1992 and transformed her passion into Big Cat Rescue, “one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to big cats,” according to its website. The sanctuary houses more than 50 exotic cats, including tigers, lions, cougars and bobcats.
The seven-part series documents the life of unconventional zookeeper and exotic animal extraordinaire "Joe Exotic," whose real name is Joe Maldonado-Passage, and largely details his hatred for Baskin and the murder-for-hire plot he was convicted of orchestrating.
Maldonado-Passage is serving a 22-year prison sentenced based, in part, on his attempts to pay to have Baskin killed.
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Meanwhile, Baskin, through Big Bat Rescue, has vehemently refuted many of the claims made on the show, and she has said she was hoodwinked into thinking showrunners intended to “expose the misery caused by the rampant breeding of big cat cubs,” Big Cat Rescue wrote on its website.