Huge Crowds Flock to Joe Exotic's Zoo for Reopening After 'Tiger King' | 22 Words

Thousands can be seen crowding around the tiger enclosures after Joe Exotic's zoo reopened to the public, for the first time since the series dropped on Netflix.

And people were clearly excited, as the zoo was completely packed out. It's a shame Joe Exotic didn't get to see it for his own two eyes, he would have been thriving off all the attention.

Keep scrolling for the insane pictures...

Joe Exotic's famous zoo has just reopened to the public...

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And it's instantly made everyone forget that we're still in the middle of a pandemic. The pictures are shocking...

Tiger King has taken the world by storm.

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Joe Exotic and his bizarre clan of exotic animal lovers have been catapulted to unprecedented levels of fame... So much so that a very famous face is set to play the eccentric big cat owner.

But first, let's start from the beginning.

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The docuseries gives us a majestic insight into the captivity of big cats here in America - In 7 episodes, the series retells the story of a war between a very flamboyant tiger owner named Joe Exotic and his enemy, a Florida-based animal activist named Carole Baskin.

But it isn't just about the tigers and lions...

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It is mostly about the scandalous lives of these people in America's big cat community... And we cannot get enough.

There has been a lot of drama over the years...

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And Joe Exotic seemed to really have it in for Carole Baskin, with footage showing him repeatedly wishing death upon her and describing how he would like to kill her.

The show takes things to a whole new level...

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And it has already been branded as "bonkers" by viewers but that certainly doesn't mean it isn't binge-worthy.

Who knew there was such a large cult of exotic animal hoarders in the US?

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And who knew there was so much rivalry and hate?

But people seem to be forgetting that this is based on real-life...

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And when Joe's life gradually began to spiral out of control, he landed himself into some deep trouble.

Joe is an openly gay man...

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And after he married both John Finlay and Travis Maldonado in a 3-way ceremony, both of his husbands gradually deteriorated with drug use and mental health problems. Travis tragically took his own life after he made claims that he wasn't at all gay, and Joe had simply hoodwinked him by fueling his addictions.

And after this marriage tragically fell apart...

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Joe himself fell into a downward spiral and his obsession with Carole and her husband grew even bigger.

And last year, things took a turn for the worst.

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Joe was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison for attempting to have Carole murdered.

He hired a hitman to take Carole out whilst she was biking down a deserted bike path...

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But the FBI became involved and they thankfully managed to put a stop to this dangerous plan.

Many viewers believe that Joe belongs in prison after his alarming behavior...

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And of course, the internet is now a Tiger King minefield.

The memes have been flooding in...

And even though this is poking fun at real-life events, we cannot get enough during lockdown.

The show has been at the top of the ranks for weeks now...

And its popularity seems to know no bounds.

Months after its release...

Fans are still talking about it. And now that the zoo has reopened, people didn't hesitate to be the first ones to get a glimpse of the famous zoo.

Thousands of people caused mass crowds to gather around the tiger enclosures...

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Pictures showed his zoo packed out to the max, as people from all over flocked to his beloved zoo for the first time since Tiger King dropped.

He would have loved to see just how much publicity it caused.

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The zoo is now called Tiger King Park, and it seems to be cashing in on Joe's Netflix notoriety pretty well.

The queues to get into the Wynnewood zoo were ridiculously long after it reopened under new CDC social distancing and sanitation protocols.

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The zoo has lost a lot of money since the virus restrictions went out, but that all seemed to change now they've reopened to the public.

I wouldn't be surprised if they made it all back in one weekend.

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There were at least 200 new visitors!

Once entering the zoo, it seemed as though social distancing measures went out of the window.

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People could be seen without masks, cramming together to see the big attractions... lions and tigers.

People could be seen sat shoulder-to-shoulder, waiting for a chance to play with the cubs.

While Joe is the reason behind the new burst in business, it's his business partner Jeff Lowe that will be raking in the money. Jeff and his wife, Lauren could be seen greeting people as they walked around. Sorry Carole, but it looks like people are still hyped up to visit Joe's zoo. Keep scrolling to check out how these YouTubers tricked Carole Baskin into an exclusive interview...