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Remaining animals from ‘Tiger King’ zoo given up to DOJ

“Tiger King” stars Jeff and Laruen Lowe have handed the Division of Justice the remaining exotic animals they experienced deserted at the now-closed Tiger King Zoo.

The DOJ filed the notice Friday, stating that the few “abandoned their correct, title, and interest in the animals remaining at the Tiger King park,” formerly owned by Joe Unique, according to KXII.

Porcupine, lemurs, bobcats, ferrets, raccoons, foxes and a camel are just some of the many species that will go into United States custody, the outlet claimed.

In January of this year, the Office of Justice purchased that Lowe, 57,  give up all of their large cat cubs for violating the Endangered Species Act.

“The courtroom found that the Lowes’ failure to give safe and sound ailments, right nourishment, and well timed veterinary care resulted in damage to a variety of animals, including the dying of two tiger cubs significantly less than a 7 days apart,” the DOJ stated at the time.

Federal brokers experienced previously seized all of the huge cats at the park in a May raid.
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In May perhaps, the USDA seized 68 huge cats from the property in a raid, but many other animals remained at the rear of.

CEO and founder of Massive Cat Rescue and Tiger King star Carol Baskin instructed KXII the park had as a lot of as 1,400 major cats at its peak underneath Exotic’s regulate prior to it was exchanged into Lowe’s hands in 2018.  

In May well, the Lowes advised KXII they had planned to open yet another zoo in yet another section of the place.

In June, Lowe was desired for skipping a Las Vegas court docket date for 4 2017 expenses, three of which ended up for having wild animals with out the proper license or permit.

Former Tiger King Zoo owner Jeff Lowe turned over the last of the exotic animals including lemurs and a camel.
Former Tiger King Zoo owner Jeff Lowe turned about the very last of the unique animals together with lemurs and a camel.
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Unique was sentenced to 22 years in prison for choosing someone to murder Baskin in 2020, however that sentence was vacated by a choose in July and he will be resentenced.

“There had currently been an purchase to take out all of the animals who were on the endangered species list,” Baskin instructed KXII.

“All the cubs had been taken out, but we ended up anxious about all these other animals that had been still left behind- which include some modest cats like bobcats, links and caracals.”

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