Tiger King’s Carole Baskin fears big cat sanctuary may be forced to close as lays off staff

’s Carole Baskin fears she may be forced to shut her big cat sanctuary due to the pandemic.

Carole explained that they might not be able to put on tours at her sanctuary, where she keeps 55 exotic cats, when the crisis eases.

She broke her silence in an interview which by YouTubers Archie Manners and Josh Pieters.

Carole also explained that she has been forced to lay off some of her staff as the lack of visitors to the sanctuary means they have lost money.

Speaking about how she and her husband were managing during the pandemic, she said: ‘Thankfully we were able to fill up our freezers. We can score about 20,000 pounds of food at a time.

‘I work seven days a week but I’m a workaholic so I really love doing this work.

‘Due to the loss of tourism revenue we had to let go of half of our staff. Thankfully half of our animal care is done by volunteers. The animals are still getting their daily care but it means all of us are having to work double time to make sure that all of that happens.

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‘We have so many cats depending on us, we don’t have a choice in the situation.

‘After Covid-19 I just don’t know if we’re ever going to be able to do tours again.’

In the interview, Carole believed she was speaking to US talk show host Jimmy Fallon, when in fact she was responding to pre-recorded soundbites of him asking questions to other celebrity guests on his own show.

She found fame through the Netflix documentary Tiger King which presents the theory that Carole murdered her second husband Don, who has been missing since 1997.

However she has firmly denied this and accused the series of being

Tiger King is available to watch on Netflix.

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