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lllJARlll3193 karma

How did Netflix approach you to film this? How did they frame it to you?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe8565 karma

Netflix did not approach us. We were produced by the guys who made the show. They framed it as an expose on Carole Baskins. And to Carole, they said it was warning against the dangers of keeping tigers. They misrepresented the show to everyone.

CharlesBarkelly2856 karma

There's a conspiracy all over the internet this week that you were Carole Baskins' first husband. Have you seen the picture comparison and what's your take on this? She doesn't seem like your type!


I_AM_Jeff_Lowe5312 karma

You're a brilliant man and she is not my type. If I was stuck on a deserted island with her, I would fuck a coconut. I've seen the side by side pictures. It looks more like John and Joe's love child.

xxxJackSpeedxxx2119 karma

What happened between you and Tim Stark that forced that partnership to end?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe2334 karma

He was losing his license to work with the animals. In order to maintain his ability to work with animals, he came down and offered resources to do everything here. When he started to bring the animals down to the new park, he actually was neglectful; and let 27/100 animals roast in a trailed. That's when it went all bad for us.

gunnyhunty1521 karma

Are there any other crazy ass exotic animal people not covered in the doc we should know about?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe2034 karma

The one that would have been great is diving into Tim Stark a little bit more. He was the guy sitting on the porch with the monkey. He has the most interesting story.

coffeeandcontemplate1518 karma

Hey Jeff! Would you rather fight 100 Joe Exotic-sized Carole Baskins or 1 Carole Baskin sized Joe Exotic?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe548 karma

I've got a feud to settle with Joe Exotic. I would take the 1 Carole Baskin sized Joe Exotic.

Reiyv1479 karma

Oh boy, this is going to be spicey... here’s a question though: at the end of Tiger King, we saw the new park in Texas fall through, so what’s next for the GW zoo?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe1849 karma

A couple misnomers. The new park is not in TX, but in OK. It is close to the border. It's still under construction.

The gw zoo is no longer in existence.

The new zoo will open this summer. All the animals will go there.

gunnyhunty1420 karma

Did you ever eat the Walmart meat on purpose or by accident?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe1498 karma

Joe used to invite us over for dinner for pork chops. I would go over when he did grilled cheese and tomato soup. Pepperoni for the pizza never came on meat trucks, so I think I was safe. Joe used to allow the staff members to get big boxes of all the stuff.

Sundazed1076 karma

Joe Exotic seemed to idolize Doc Antle, have you had many interactions with Doc? How do you feel about that guys whole setup?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe1034 karma

I have never met him and never want to. We've talked to ex-employees about him, and have heard disgusting things regarding playtime with the animals.

NDakotaFarmer1018 karma

Did and tigers or animals that got put down ever get fed to humans or other animals under Joe?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe1405 karma

Yes. They were not fed to humans, but we would put down goats, cows, horses. Rather than be buried, we would feed them to the animals. We have people donate sick animals which we process and feed to them. None to humans.

22plus1006 karma

Do you feel Carole Baskin and Big Cat Rescue was treated properly in the documentary?

Cf: https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida/2020/04/10/carole-and-howard-baskin-say-tiger-king-makers-betrayed-their-trust/

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe1684 karma

They were too easy on her. Joe had file cabinets full with info on the disappearance of Don. All she does is she has big cats in cages, just like Joe.

Snowbofreak794 karma

Hey Jeff! I was wondering what (if any) weird S*IT have you found out about Joe Exotic since he's been incarcerated randomly around the park?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe1150 karma

I think the weirdest thing we found is that it found was a flash drive of Joe and Finley and they were having sexual relations with animals in the park. That would probably be the weirdest thing about Joe. Thanks for the disturbing question.

Blitz-Lexikon760 karma

What got you into big cats initially? I could see from the show that there's a certain allure to the whole thing, but how does one get wrapped up in that world starting from scratch?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe721 karma

My grandfather owned a circus, The Robins brothers circus in the 20s and 30s. He sold to Ringling and he worked for them. I've had big cats in my DNA. That's how I did it.

Dalai-Parma682 karma

How's the nanny hunt going?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe684 karma

We actually have two nannies now. They alternate days. We've had at least 2-3k stalkers that found my cell phone number. I've been inundated with nanny requests.

Don_Goofed586 karma

Hey Jeff! Where are you from originally and what were you upto before you met Joe Exotic?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe539 karma

I'm from Lansing, Michigan. I had a business that was liquidating merchandise. We then moved to Colorado and that's where I met Joe. Now we are back in Oklahoma taking care of animals.

iamateenagehandmodel14 karma

How did it feel to become famous overnight? Any weird fan encounters?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe-94 karma

I don't know I would say we are famous. We are just recognized. The weirdest thing is now people are waiting for us to leave the premises. We go to target and Walmart, and people want to take pictures with you.

tycddt9 karma

Would you consider doing a reality show similar to Joe Exotic TV for your new park?

I_AM_Jeff_Lowe-79 karma

We would definitely do a reality tv show, but it would not be like joe exotic TV. It would be more about the animals. We are in talks with several people about doing a reality show.