Zoo Owned By ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic Has Been Closed Down For Good

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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 series star Joe Exotic, current owner Jeff Lowe, who also appears in the series, confirmed that he had closed the park ‘effective immediately’.

Jeff Lowe

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).

“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.

“In the state of Oklahoma, exotic animal ownership is perfectly legal. Rest assured that all the animals will continue to have excellent care, and consequently will no longer be subject to USDA inspections or Peta spies.”

Lowe added that he plans to open a new park which will be ‘a private film set for Tiger King related television content for cable and streaming services’.