Carole Baskin is a name that all pet lovers, especially cat lovers know. If you are a fan of big cats and adore them, then you must have seen the Tiger King docuseries. However, we hear that this series is a storehouse of some dark controversies and speculations. And all these speculations that we hear are about Carole Baskin.
We have a lot of questions in mind. Firstly, who is Carole Baskin? Secondly, how did she manage to reach such great heights? Thirdly, why do we hear so much ill about her? Fourthly, who is Joe Exotic, and what is his equation with Baskin? We hear that they both are arch enemies. But we do not understand why. Besides, netizens are speculating that she is somehow involved in the disappearance of her former husband. In addition, we also hear that the docuseries Tiger King has hinted at the people with these controversies.
We will give you all the gossip you want to know about her life, career, and much more. But for that, you have to stay with us. Keep following this blog if you wish to know where she is now and what she has been up to.
Everything About Carole Baskin
Carole Baskin’s Life
We know that Carole Baskin’s original name was Carole Murdock. She was born on June 6, 1961. Firstly, we know that her birthplace is Lackland Airforce base in Bexar County, Texas. Secondly, netizens have read that she would save little cats and kittens from 9 years of age. In fact, she told the reporters that she wanted to be a veterinary doctor. But she didn’t go in that part because she heard those doctors had to euthanize animals.
Thirdly, she has said a very shocking incident about herself to the media. Carole Baskin said she was raped by 3 men at the age of fourteen. However, since they were from an orthodox Christian family, no one came forward to support her. So she left her family and high school. Later we hear that she bought a truck and slept in it with a pet cat.
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Since the age of 17, Carole Baskin worked at the Tampa Department store. Furthermore, she said to the people that she would breed cats to make extra money. However, she also said that she stopped doing that when she realized how much it was harming the animals. Later she married Don Lewis and both of them together founded a wildlife sanctuary for big cats in 1992. We all know that the name of the sanctuary is Wildlife on Easy Street and it is near Tampa.
Although she is still a chief executive officer she has renamed the sanctuary. We know that it is now called Big Cat Rescue, and it is a non-profit animal sanctuary. Furthermore, she said to the media that in 2020 she participated in season 29 of Dancing With The Stars. In fact, she danced with Pasha Paskov to the song ‘Eye of the Tiger’ but unfortunately got the lowest score.
Her Rivalry with Joe Exotic
First, let us know who Joe Exotic is. Joseph Allen Maldonado Passage Schrievogel is the person’s full name. The people know that he has the nickname The Tiger King. Furthermore, we know that he is an American media personality and the founder of Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal park Oklahoma.
However, we also know that Joe Exotic is sentenced to jail for 21 years. It is because he hired a hitman to murder Carole Baskin.
In addition, we hear that he did this because she was telling the people constantly how harmful it is to own private zoos for big cats. Later she said to the media that she is very happy with the justice served. Besides, we also hear from her that he used to send her threatening emails and would abuse her verbally. In fact, one day he had put venomous snakes in her mailbox. If all these claims are true then we can also say that Joe Exotic indeed deserves the punishment.
Mysterious Disappearance of Don Lewis
At the age of 19, Baskin met a Tampa millionaire Don Lewis. She has said to the ‘People’ that both of them were married at that time. However, we hear that 10 years later Lewis left his wife and children to marry Carole Baskin. Furthermore, we hear that Lewis suddenly disappeared on August 18, 1997. Since then we have been hearing a lot of speculation about her.
In fact, Lewis’s children said to the ‘People’ in 1998 that Baskin did something terrible with their father. They believe that she killed their father and fed him to the tigers. Furthermore, they said that she must have ground his meat in the grinder to feed the tigers Although there is no evidence of such a thing. “My tigers eat meat; they don’t eat people. There would be bones and remains of my husband out there. I am amazed that people would even think of such a thing.” This is what she told the ‘People’ in all her interviews.
Netflix Docuseries – Tiger king: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
This is a very controversial documentary. Firstly, we see that the name of the docuseries is Tiger King, which is Joe Exotic’s nickname. Secondly, we hear that this series has shown the people the open rivalry between Baskin with Joe. Thirdly, this show has shown that Joe is a magnificent honest animal lover with a poor fate. Furthermore, the show has hinted that Baskin had framed him wrongly because of their rivalry.
The Tiger King makers have made a tour of her home before making this series. Furthermore, She has even told them,” I live, eat and breathe, ending the captivity of cats.” This was shown to the public in the series. On March 26, 2020, the Big Cat Rescue Instagram account made a public post for the netizens to see.”
Big cat rescue worked with directors of Tiger king in good faith but its sensationalism is extremely disappointing.” This is what they told them. In fact, we hear that Baskin has sued the directors of Tiger King for showing her in a bad light.
Where is Carole Baskin Now?
Baskin is still working as the CEO of Big cat rescue for big cats and their healthy life. Her present husband is helping her in managing the sanctuary. In fact, we hear that she has a very good bond with her husband. Furthermore, He has been by her side in all her problems. He has, in fact, made public videos and statements for the netizens to see to support his wife.
We don’t know if the controversial statements about her are true or not as there is no evidence. But we are glad to see that she is helping out the big cats in need. We hope the Tiger King series shows what is correct to the people. Furthermore, we also hope Carole Baskin keeps working hard for animals and their well-being.
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