Carole Baskin‘s closing the door on Joe Exotic‘s former zoo for good — or at least for 100 years — by selling the property with the stipulation it can’t become a zoo again for a century … and the owners can have nothing to do with ‘Tiger King.’
A judge granted Carole’s Big Cat Rescue sanctuary control over Joe’s former Oklahoma exotic animal park in Wynnewood back in mid-2020 … to satisfy the $1 million judgment she won against him in their notorious trademark lawsuit.
Carole previously vowed to sell the property on the condition the new owners would not use it as a zoo, and according to legal docs obtained by TMZ … she did just that.
We got the paperwork showing Big Cat Rescue sold the property formerly known as Joe Exotic’s G.W. Zoo for $140k in June to Francisco and Nelly Vazquez.
According to the deed, the Vazquez’s are expressly barred from using the land to house exotic animals of any kind — or as a zoo, wildlife park or menagerie — for 100 years … but there’s more.
The new owners also can’t name any new business on the property after anything related to its ‘Tiger King’ past … including Joe Exotic, G.W. Zoo, anything with the word “tiger” or “big cat.”
Our photog got Carole and her husband Howard out in Santa Monica where they were promoting a documentary, “The Conservation Game,” and they confirmed the sale of the property and even had a suggestion of what it could be used for.