Joe Exotic Part I: Early Exotic Life


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Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, is the former G.W. Zoo owner & convicted felon. Joe is the main subject depicted in the popular Netflix documentary, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, & Madness. In part one of this series, we dive into the early years of Joe Exotic before he was the Tiger King, when Joe was just a kid growing up in Texas. We discuss his many relationships, his time as a police officer, owning a pet store with his brother, & more, all while leading up to the events that would happen in the Tiger King documentary.


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