‘Tiger King’ Park Has Officially Reopened To The Public
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The controversial Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park has been on everyone's lips since the docu-series hit screens.
And, despite the fact we're in the midst of a literal pandemic, hundreds are said to have flocked to Joe Exotic's old zoo for its grand-reopening.
When the documentary first shot to fame, nobody was able to visit the park, due to coronavirus restrictions.
But as soon as Oklahoma's lockdown laws were lifted, the facility was quick to re-open its doors and welcome in the masses.
Despite the fact it is no longer owned by Joe Exotic, the zoo has now been renamed Tiger King Park, to cash in on the popularity of the Netflix show.
And reports from the Daily Mail suggest it has already drawn in flocks of super-fan visitors - all of whom put their health worries aside and flocked to the now infamous park to see the animals for themselves.
The wildlife park is now owned by Jeff Lowe - which, of course, you'll know if you've already binge-watched Tiger King.
If you need a refresher, former owner Joe is now in prison for plotting to kill his rival, Big Cat Rescue owner, Carole Baskin, but even before that he'd fled and left the majority of his animals with Jeff.
As it reopened its doors, Jeff and his wife Lauren are said to have greeted guests at the doors like the TV celebs they now are, and the two men Joe allegedly hired to kill Carole, Erik Cowie and Allen Glover, were also in attendance.
The publication adds that visitors queued for hours to get into the facility, regardless of the fact it faced heavy criticism of horrific animal cruelty from animal rights campaigners and those who previously worked at the park.
It added that many visitors opted not to wear face masks when visiting, and brazenly broke social distancing regulations considered essential elsewhere in the world, to stop the virus spreading.
Do us a favour, guys. If you want to see Joe Exotic's old tigers just re-watch the Netflix documentary, or his old Louis Theroux doc.
Queuing to get into a highly controversial zoo certainly wouldn't be the top of our to-do-list right now...