Tiger King: Joe Exotic's former zoo handed to rival Carole Baskin

A pair of the 39 tigers rescued in 2017 from Joe Exotic's GW Exotic Animal Park

Carole Baskin Wins Control of Oklahoma Zoo That Used to Be Joe Exotic's

Joe Exotic, protagonist of Netflix's docuseries "Tiger King", has lost his Oklahoma zoo to arch rival Carole Baskin after a U.S. judge ruled in her favour as part of a $1 million trademark dispute.

The judge ruled that the zoo must pass to the control of Baskin, who owns and operates Big Cat Rescue, within 120 days, the report said.

Mr Lowe now has 120 days to vacate the zoo's premises and take all of the animals with him.

Carole Baskin, the long-term rival of famous zoo operator Joe Exotic, has been handed control of Exotic's zoo in Oklahoma after it was proven that the zoo properties were fraudulently transferred so Exotic could avoid paying Baskin in a $1 million trademark judgment.

Exotic - real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage - is now in prison, having been found guilty of 17 counts of animal abuse and a murder-for-hire plot against Baskin, and sentenced to 22 years. He is now serving a 22 year prison sentence.

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Her statement continues: "If the need arises to make other plans to place the animals in new homes, Big Cat Rescue and the animal welfare organizations that have previously successfully placed big cats from large facilities in new homes stand ready to assist". Greater Wynnewood Development Group must also remove all animals now on the property, though the ruling did not provide any guidelines for doing so.

Tiger King Joe Exotic was reported to have over 200 big cats at his zoo in Oklahoma.

This legal win was a long time coming for Baskin, who was truly done dirty by Tiger King.

In 2013, a Florida court ordered Exotic to pay Baskin $1 million because his company had used logos and images similar to those of Big Cat Rescue. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, the judge said Joe's transfer of the zoo land to his mother and Jeff Lowe was fraudulent.

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as "Joe Exotic". You'll recall, he had just re-opened last month and renamed the zoo, Tiger King Park.

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