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Born Joseph Allen Schreibvogel on March 5, 1963, he grew up on a rural farm in Kansas. He was one of five children born to a wealthy farming family there. Joe would later go by Joe Maldonado-Passage, or his public persona, Joe Exotic, and set up base in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

Joe and his siblings grew up not very pampered and reportedly didn’t hear “I love you” often, if at all. Joe believes the five of them were more farmhands than children to their parents. He wasn’t close to his siblings, either, except for his older brother, Garold.

When Joe was 14, the family relocated from Kansas to Wyoming and then to Texas where they lived on massive properties.

A new “Tiger King” docuseries arrives on Netflix describing a true criminal journey about a zoo keeper Joe Exotic who attempted to kill his enemy. Everyone is buzzing after seeing this and finding details about his story via Wikipedia. His real name is Joe Shreibvogel and he is now known as Joe “Exotic” Maldonado Passage and claims to be the most prolific tiger breeder in the United States. He was born on March 14, 1963 in Kansas, United States, to a rich family of farmers in rural areas. From his early age, he was surrounded by animals and discovered his love for animals and also learned how to care for them. Joe often helped his parents on the farm and cared for larger creatures while he was not in the field.

Joe Exotic Education & Career

After graduating from high school in 1982, he joined a small police department in Eastvale, Texas. When was 19, he was promoted to chief of police among the handful of officers in the department.

Joe Exotic Early Life

He grew up with his brother Garold and in that he was only close to him. They both shared a strong bond and they both loved animals, while Joe often bullied at school and even raped when he was only five years old. Later, in the 1990s, he lost his brother in a tragedy where a drunk driver severely crashed him. To fulfill his brother’s wish, he bought a former horse ranch and 16 acres of land using the money he got from the insurance settlement. In honor of Garold, he completely turned his horse farm into a roadside zoo where wild animals were kept and named it Garold Wayne Exotic Animal Memorial Park.

Carole Baskin and her husband are the owners of Big Cat Rescue that works to prevent people from breeding big cats. Since Joe was associated with breeding big cats, she just wanted to stop him, while Joe hired someone to kill her. The FBI arrested him in September 2018 on charges of hiring someone for trying to murder Carole Baskin. During the trial, he was convicted in April 2019, as the man he hired was a federal agent posing as a hitman. Just before two months, he was sentenced to 22 years in prison today in federal prison. The Netflix story “Tiger King: Muder, Mayhem and Madness” represents the story that revolves around them.

Joe Exotic Bred Big Cats in His Roadside Zoo

Former Joseph Maldonado-Passage earned his public persona, Joe Exotic, and the nickname “Tiger King” for his huge private zoo in Wynnewood. The zoo that spanned 16 acres housed tigers, lions, alligators, bears, and even tiger-lion hybrids, leagues. Visitors to its zoo may also pet the tigers. His brother Garold shared his dream of owning exotic animals. Along with Joe’s first husband, they had a pet store in Texas that sold reptiles, birds, and small fish until they could expand their business. Garold tragically died in October 1997 after being hit by a drunk driver.

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