16 Wild “Tiger King” Trivia Facts, Just In Case The Netflix Show Wasn’t Bonkers Enough Already

16 Wild “Tiger King” Trivia Facts, Just In Case The Netflix Show Wasn’t Bonkers Enough Already

1.

First, the country songs featured aren’t strictly by Joe Exotic. They are written and performed by musicians Vince Johnson and Danny Clinton — Joe just sang quietly over some of them.


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The duo’s music was also featured in a movie called Nude Nuns with Big Guns.

2.

When Joe was 19, he became a chief of police in Texas.


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It’s worth noting that it was of a rather small department.

3.

Joe bread lots of lion-tiger hybrids. He hoped that it would eventually lead to a re-creation of a prehistoric sabertooth tiger.


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4.

Joe had previously been married before the wedding we see on screen. One of his ex-husbands, JC Hartpence, served time in prison for molesting a young girl and is currently serving life in prison for murder.


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5.

Joe previously got in trouble with law enforcement for shooting a bunch of emus that escaped while he was attempting to transport them.


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6.

John Finlay, another one of Joe’s ex-husbands, appears to be engaged to a different woman than the one he left Joe for.


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9.

Rick Kirkhan’s Texas home also burned down six months after the TV studio fire.


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10.

Rick was also once a dancer on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand when he was 16.


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11.

Director Rebecca Chaiklin said that most of the tigers “were subject to abject cruelty.”


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14.

Carole’s Big Cat Rescue has invited Kim Kardashian West over for a visit.

@KimKardashian We would love for you to visit Big Cat Rescue once Covid-19 is over to meet Carole, tour our GFAS-accredited sanctuary for big cats, and learn about how you can help end abusive cub petting!

@KimKardashian We would love for you to visit Big Cat Rescue once Covid-19 is over to meet Carole, tour our GFAS-accredited sanctuary for big cats, and learn about how you can help end abusive cub petting!

15.

According to his website, people apparently called Bhagavan “Doc” Antle “Kevin” at school.


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16.

Finally, this isn’t even the first documentary with Joe Exotic.


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Joe was also in the 2011 BBC documentary Louis Theroux: America’s Most Dangerous Pets.

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