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With the keen sense of timing that comes from being an experienced showman, former zookeeper Joe Exotic sued the federal government over his imprisonment just before a Netflix docuseries made him even more famous.


A jury in April found him guilty of twice hiring someone in 2017 to kill his chief critic, Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue, an animal sanctuary in Tampa, Florida. Jurors also found him guilty of illegally killing five tigers at his zoo in in 2017 with a shotgun, illegally offering to sell and selling tiger cubs, and falsifying documents involving the sale of tigers, lions and a baby lemur.

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The big cats have been subject to gradually tightened regulation, but they are still bred and traded with only patchy oversight.

The defendant, whose full name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, is on trial in Oklahoma City federal court, accused of paying $3,000 to a zoo worker in November 2017 to kill his chief critic, Florida animal sanctuary operator Carole Baskin. He also is accused of 19 wildlife violations, including killing five healthy tigers at the zoo in October 2017.

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The son of daredevil Evel Knievel wants to follow in his late father's footsteps and attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in southern Idaho, a spokesman for Robbie Knievel says.

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JEFF LOWE had never bowled in an American Bowling Congress

Masters tournament before Tuesday. Lowe picked this time

to bowl like a master, too.

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