‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem & Madness’ — Photos By: Christina Casiano December 20, 2022 7:04PM EST 1 of 6 ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem & Madness’ – Pics Courtesy of NETFLIX ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem & Madness’ is a seven-part Netflix true crime documentary series, which tells the story of former zookeeper, Joe Exotic. Joe – whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage – was the owner of Oklahoma’s Garold Wayne Exotic Animal Memorial Park, where he showcased his collection of lions and tigers. He butted heads with animal rights activist Carole Baskin from 2004 onwards. Carole, who owns the Big Cats Rescue sanctuary in Tampa, Florida led a protest campaign against Joe, who traveled around the country performing with his tigers in shopping malls. What followed was a years’ long battle, which included Joe ranting against Carole on his online show and her suing him for trademark infringement. It ended in – according to the Justice Department – Joe paying a man $3,000 in 2017 to travel from Oklahoma to Florida to kill Carole, as part of a thwarted plot. In 2019 he was found guilty of, among other things, two counts of murder-for-hire. In January 2020 he was sentenced to 22 years in prison. March 19, 2020, 3:22PM 2 of 6 Joe Exotic AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Joe Exotic was well-known in Oklahoma as an eccentric zookeeper and big personality with a love of lions and tigers. He was also a wannabe country singer. March 19, 2020, 3:23PM 3 of 6 Joe Exotic With Some Of His Big Cats Courtesy of Netflix Joe always felt at home in front of a camera. In addition to hosting his own online live show, he filmed footage for a reality TV series, which never came to fruition. March 19, 2020, 3:22PM 4 of 6 Joe Exotic Sings To A Cub Courtesy of Netflix Joe Exotic filmed numerous country music videos, which often featured his tigers and their cubs. This is a still from a clip that is featured in the Netflix docu-series. March 19, 2020, 3:23PM 5 of 6 Carole Baskin Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times via AP Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic were engaged in a years’ long feud, which culminated in him hiring a man to murder her. Based in Tampa, Florida, Carole owns the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary. She made it her mission to stop Joe from traveling and performing with his tigers. March 19, 2020, 3:23PM 6 of 6 Joe Exotic’s Mug Shot Uncredited/AP/Shutterstock In 2018 Joe was arrested and accused of hiring a hitman to kill his nemesis, Carole Baskin. He was later convicted of two counts of murder-for-hire and is serving a 22-year prison sentence. March 19, 2020, 3:23PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.