Jeff Lowe seems to be the first of the ‘Tiger King’ maniacs to sign on for a reality show after the hit documentary ruled the quarantine airwaves.
Jeff shares that the show “will divulge a lot more information about the relationship between” himself and now-imprisoned Oklahoma zookeeper Joseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado-Passage. Jeffs wife, Lauren, will also be on the show.
“It’ll be our narrative on the Tiger King with evidence to support our sides of the stories. And it will be about the transfer of all these beautiful animals from Joe’s facility to the new facility,” says Jeff, who is set to open a new zoo — Tiger King Park — in Thackerville, Oklahoma, this fall. “And then the day-to-day struggle of running something as big as a 60-acre animal park and all the intricacies of the employment of zookeepers and fighting all of the animal rights groups.”
Jeff says the goal of the show is to prove to the world “that it can be done right.”
“We have an immaculate reputation with the USDA who regulates all the zoos in the world. We have a great relationship with them. We have a great relationship with Fish and Game. The state of Oklahoma, all the game wardens, they really like us, so I think it’ll be an interesting show,” he shares.
Adds Lauren: “Just showing the animals going from small enclosures to bigger enclosures. We just want to put a brighter light on things because everybody wants to put a horrible light on roadside zoos. Every zoo is off of a road.”
As for when the new project will be released? “We’re just going to have to find out,” says Jeff.