My review of Netflix’s new series Tiger King which is about captive wildlife and tigers in captivity, roadside zoos, and the weird lives of Joe Exotic and his feud with Carole Baskin at Big Cat Rescue. Is Big Cat Rescue ethical? Are Joe and Carole the same? My thoughts (as a wildlife biologist who has worked in big cat sanctuaries) on the ENTIRE SERIES and the idea behind the show in general.
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***ADDITIONAL READING & SOURCES****
→Captivity effects on wide-ranging carnivores, Ros Clubb & Georgia Mason
https://www.nature.com/articles/425473a (Nature subscription needed)
→Wild Tigers in Captivity: A Study of the Effects of the Captive Environment on Tiger Behavior
→How access to exhibit space impacts the behavior of female tigers (Panthera tigris)
→What is a Wildlife Sanctuary? Why Do We Need Them?
→Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows
→The harmful effects of captivity and chronic stress on the well-being of orcas (Orcinus orca)