Baskin claims she did not agree to appear in the upcoming sequel, as she only signed on to participate in the first series and producers are repacking old clips that didn’t make the first cut for the new Tiger King installment.
OK! reported, in the upcoming Discovery+ docuseries, Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight, she and her hubby, Howard, will get “their hands dirty and investigate the treatment of big cats, often coming into direct confrontations with dangerous operators.”
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The animal loving duo will investigate Exotic’s former proper G.W. Zoo for “evidence of animal trafficking and abuse treatment, revealing many shocking moments along the way.”
Baskin was awarded the zoo after Exotic — real name Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage — was sentenced to prison for plotting to kill her and for violating the Endangered Species Act. He is currently locked up in Fort Worth, Texas, serving out a 22-year sentence.
The Texas native has enlisted Exotic’s niece, Chealsi, to provide “first-hand knowledge” of the zoo she grew up around as a child.
“This is a unique opportunity for audiences to come ‘behind the scenes’ with us for an unfiltered look at how we expose the cub petting exploiters and roadside zoos we feel are mistreating animals,” the Dancing with the Stars alum said in a press release, adding: “This is our real-life work within a dangerous world, and viewers will see it comes with our people being threatened, guns pointed at us and the bad guys shooting at our drones.”