Talk about a twist of events!
The zoo that once belonged to 'Tiger King"Joe Exotic is now the property of his longtime rival. An Oklahoma judge awarded the zoo to big cat rights activist Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue Corporation yesterday.
Baskin will now control the 16-acre property that's home to an animal park with a variety of big cats an hour south of Oklahoma City. Baskin and Exotic feuded for years before he was convicted last year in a plot to have Baskin murdered.
He's serving a 22-year prison term for the attempted hit and other crimes, including animal abuse.
It turns out, Joe transferred the property to his mom and Jeff Lowe to avoid Baskin getting it in a lawsuit. Lowe has 120 days to pack up his animals and stuff. He had just re-opened the facility last month and called it Tiger King Park.