Tiger King's Jeff Lowe 'signed on' for reality TV show about his zoo which will 'divulge information' about Joe Exotic
TIGER King's Jeff Lowe has revealed he's signed up to star in a reality TV series with wife Lauren.
The Netflix star, who shot to notoriety on the docuseries, said that he "will divulge a lot more information about the relationship between" himself and jailed Joe Exotic on the show.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Jeff explained that the show will follow his journey to opening his new zoo, Tiger King Park, in Oklahoma and the "struggle" of running an animal park.
He said: "It'll be our narrative on the Tiger King with evidence to support our sides of the stories. And it will be about the transfer of all these beautiful animals from Joe's facility to the new facility.
"And then the day-to-day struggle of running something as big as a 60-acre animal park and all the intricacies of the employment of zookeepers and fighting all of the animal rights groups."
The TV star added that he and wife Lauren want to show the world that animal parks "can be done right" because "everybody wants to put a horrible light on roadside zoos."
However, Jeff admitted that the series has yet to go into production due to the current coronavirus pandemic but they are currently "filming B-roll" for it.
He added: "It's hard with COVID-19 to put crews together and get them all out here, staying in hotels. It's just a little bit difficult, but I think they anticipate a few more weeks before they start all of the big camera filming."
News of their reality show comes days after Jeff said that Carole Baskin will not be taking any of the animals from Joe Exotic’s zoo after she was granted ownership of the park in a bombshell ruling this week.
The 58-year-old animal activist is the owner of Big Cat Rescue in Florida and now her competitor Joe's 16.4-acre G.W. Exotic Animal Memorial Park, which was under the control of his ex-business partner Jeff.
In light of the ruling Jeff and his wife Lauren have 120 days to vacate the property and leave the animals that reside there behind.
However, Jeff spoke to PEOPLE about the lawsuit and insisted that Carole will not be taking any of the animals from the zoo in a pointed comment to the publication.
Jeff went on to explain that the exotic animals will be re-homed at the new Tiger King Park, which is set to open in Thackerville, Oklahoma, in September behind the World’s largest casino.
His comments come after Carole was granted ownership of her rival Joe's former zoo in Oklahoma.
Big Cat Rescue initially sued Joe's mother Shirley M. Schreibvogel alleging that the transfer of the Oklahoma zoo was fraudulent in February 2016.
Shirley allegedly later admitted in 2015 that the zoo land was fraudulently handed to her in 2011 to avoid creditors.
The complaint read: "Schreibvogel later admitted under oath that the zoo land was transferred to her by Joe Maldonado to remove it from the reach of creditors, including BCR, should BCR win its Florida lawsuit".
Carole became a worldwide known figure after Tiger King dropped in March and made her the center of conspiracy theories that she had something to do with her husband Don Lewis' disappearance.
The animal rescuer was also the target of violent threats from the Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic, who claimed Carole was the reason his business was failing.
Carole accused Joe of animal cruelty and sued the private zoo owner for threatening her.
Joe was sentenced to a 22-year jail sentence after being found guilty of paying a hitman to kill Carole and killing tigers to make room for more exotic cats in his animal park.
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