A new reality show shoot at the private zoo, once owned by Joe Exotic and featured on the successful Netflix reality show “Tiger King,” was briefly upset when the film team believed they had found human remains.
Agents of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and deputy sheriff of Garvin County rushed to the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park on Friday after corpse dogs alerted the dog handlers of the possibility of human remains, the local ABC subsidiary reported.
The dogs were in the park to shoot a “Ghost Adventures” episode, the zoo’s current operator, Jeff Lowe, told the outlet.
But the supposed corpse was just a holdover from a small animal. Reporter Taylor Adams from KFOR station in Oklahoma tweeted just before midnight on Friday.
“!! EXOTIC UPDATE !!”
During the filming, the dog handlers had been convinced that two mortuary dogs had noticed the smell of body parts, Lowe said, according to the ABC partner.
Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as “Joe Exotic”, had owned the park before being detained after being convicted of conspiracy to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin in April 2019 – and for killing five tigers and selling tiger cubs .
The zoo will not be in Lowe’s hands for long.
A federal judge granted control of the facility to Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue last month after ruling that the property had been fraudulently transferred to Joe Exotic’s mother, Shirley Schreibvogel, years ago, to prevent Baskin from previously making a 1 million mark judgment Dollars was paid.
Weeks after the verdict, authorities announced that they would investigate the zoo after photos of allegedly neglected and injured animals had appeared.
Lowe was recently sued by the state of Oklahoma for at least $ 50,000 in sales tax.