Carole Baskin is an American big-cat rights activist and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit animal sanctuary based near Tampa, Florida. Baskin drew public attention when she was featured in the 2020 Netflix documentary series Tiger King about Oklahoma-based private zoo operator Joe Exotic. The Netflix series follows both Baskin and Joe Exotic, as well as exotic animal owner Doc Antle, filming their ongoing and escalating feuds over exotic animals in private zoos. Following the release of the series, Baskin has been the subject of internet memes and conspiracy theories related to the disappearance of Don Lewis, her second husband. Her catchphrase "Hey all you cool cats and kittens!" also became a meme as a result of the documentary. Aside from Tiger King, Baskin is also well known for her appearance on Dancing with the Stars, featuring her dancing to a cover of the song "Eye of the Tiger".
|Born||Carole Stairs Jones, June 06, 1961, Bexar County, Texas, U.S.|
|Other names||Carole Murdock, Carole Lewis|
|Occupation||Animal sanctuary executive, animal rights activist|
|Known for||Involvement in Tiger King, and Dancing with the Stars|
Animal rights activist known for being the chief executive officer of the non-profit animal sanctuary Big Cat Rescue. In 2020, she appeared in the hit Netflix documentary Tiger King.
Victims of cyberbullying. LGBT businesspeople from the United States. LGBT people from Florida. Businesspeople from Florida. LGBT people from Texas. Bisexual women. American women chief executives