‘Tiger King’ Zoo Shut Down After Feds Suspend License


Late Tuesday, Aug. 18, the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park—the zoo that was featured on the wildly popular docuseries “Tiger King” on Netflix—announced it has been shut down to the public after the suspension of its federal animal exhibition license, as reported by CNN. Upon an inspection of the park, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found multiple animal welfare violations, including several repeat violations. The closure is effective immediately.

The zoo, formerly owned by Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka Joe Exotic), is now owned by Jeff Lowe.

Current owner of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, Jeff Lowe. Photo: Netflix/Kobal/Shutterstock

In a Facebook post late Tuesday evening, the park claimed the closure was voluntary: “I no longer want to exhibit animals to the public. We have been contemplating this for weeks. I…

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