Netflix's Tiger King has taken the world by storm. From memes to conspiracies, the internet truly can't get enough of the docu-series.
But did the Netflix show actually show the whole story? Well, according to an insider, there were quite a few things that were left out.
Keep scrolling for twenty-three insane facts that failed to make it to our screens...
Netflix's docuseries, Tiger King gives us a majestic insight into the captivity of big cats here in America.
via: NetflixThe 7-part 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...
via: IMDBIt is mostly about the scandalous lives of these people in America's big cat community... and we cannot get enough.
There was a lot of drama over the years...
via: NetflixAnd 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. Yikes.
The show takes things to a whole new level...
via: NetflixAnd 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?
via: NetflixAnd who knew there was so much rivalry and hate?
But people seem to be forgetting that this is based on real-life...
via: NetflixAnd when Joe's life gradually began to spiral out of control, he landed himself into some deep trouble.
Joe is an openly gay man...
via: YoutubeAnd 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...
via: NetflixJoe 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.
via: NetflixJoe 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...
via: IMDBBut 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...
via: IMDBAnd of course, the internet is now a Tiger King minefield.
There's no doubt the doc-series is a wild ride.But it seems there were some major facts that were left out of the show, according to an insider...
Meet Robert Moor.
via: TwitterRobert is a reporter who spent years working on interviews - even staying at Joe's zoo at one point.
Robert took to Twitter to share some insane facts that were left offscreen.And we've listed them all for your scrolling pleasure...
1. Let's talk about the songs
via: TwitterOkay, we kind of already knew this.
2. Cat bones
via: TwitterWe have no words for this one.
4. Eric Goode
via: TwitterRobert linked to an article in the New Yorker detailing Goode's past. Brace yourselves for this one...
He's hung out with Madonna...
via: TwitterAnd that's just the start of it.
Turns out he used to date Naomi Campbell...
via: TwitterAnd he's pretty rich too.
On the flip side, turtles and tortoises are his passion.
via: TwitterSeems like quite the double life.
5. Joe's former beau
via: TwitterHe "served time in prison for molesting a young girl and is now serving life in prison for first-degree murder."
6. That zoo fire
via: TwitterHow did Joe find out Robert had interviewed the case officer?
Turns out, the case officer was also Joe's limo driver...
via: TwitterThe former police chief was later found guilty of "sexually assaulting an intellectually disabled man multiple times."
7. Josh Diall
via: TwitterDid he use to be a fan?
via: TwitterThis one has popped up on the internet a few times now. Saff uses he/him pronouns and identifies as a trans man, despite the show depicting otherwise.
9. Joe lied about having cancer
via: TwitterHe even profited off it. That really is low...
10. That shady warehouse
via: TwitterWe've all been wondering where the heck it was. Now we finally have answers!
11. Rick Kirkham
via: TwitterHe ended up fleeing to Norway, where he still lives today.
12. Carole Baskin
via: TwitterCarole's ex-husband's unsolved disappearance was one of the most gripping storylines of the show.
Here it is:
via: TwitterDefinitely strange...
13. The highly-rumored movie adaption
via: TwitterWe would definitely watch this!
14. Joe's ex-husband, John
via: TwitterYou can check out his new pearly whites at the end...
15. Secret messages
via: TwitterThings are about to get weird...
He was a former hitman...
via: TwitterBut apparently Joe never approached him about having Carole killed.
16. An unclear detail regarding Alan Glover
via: TwitterKeep scrolling for the manuscript... this is very juicy.
Here it is:
via: TwitterIn the trial, Alan testified that he did in fact go to Florida.
And that's not all...
via: TwitterThroughout the whole trip, Alan was drunk and high on drugs.
via: TwitterHowever, he still claims that he didn't meet up with Carole during his trip.
16. Joe's lawyers claimed that Alan made the Florida story up
via: TwitterIt doesn't end there...
He was confronted about making the story up.
via: TwitterAlan tried to dismiss claims that he didn't take his phone because he simply didn't go to Florida.
He remains adamant he is telling the truth...
via: TwitterDespite there being nothing to verify his story.
17. Was Joe framed?
via: TwitterThis secretly taped conversation between Joe and James was played at the trial.
18. Strip club meets petting zoo
via: TwitterThis one is just all-out strange...
The plan soon changed...
via: TwitterHouses burning down once again.
19. Jeff Johnson used to be friends with Joe
via: TwitterBut, after falling out, he started an online campaign to try and expose Jeff and Joe.
20. Why did no one at the zoo ever speak out about Joe?
via: TwitterWell, according to Robert, Joe's employees had to sign a one million dollar disclosure agreement.
21. Back to the mysterious case of Don Lewis...
via: TwitterHis signature on the restraining order reportedly doesn't match the one on the power of attorney.
Take a look for yourself:
via: TwitterCarole has been confronted about this, but she simply said: "he could barely read or write anyway."
22. Michael Jackson's alligators
via: TwitterJoe did have an alligator at the park, but it survived the fire.
23. Last but not least...
via: TwitterJoe claimed to be a cover star, but the magazine in question allows you to pay to be put on the cover. And that's a wrap! For more Tiger King, scroll on to check out John Finlay's new set of pearly whites. He looks totally unrecognizable...