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Las Vegas court case pushed back one week for man featured in 'Tiger King'

Posted at 4:18 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 19:18:35-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Animal activities gathered outside a Las Vegas courtroom on Tuesday morning.

Jeff Lowe, who became widely known because of the popular “Tiger King” documentary, was scheduled to appear in court because of a citation he received in 2017 for doing business without a license in Las Vegas.

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Lowe was not in court and the case was continued.

Lowe is accused of using a baby tiger and tiger cub for photos with tourists in Las Vegas.

He also operated the Jungle Bus, which allowed people to play with the cubs while traveling the Las Vegas Strip.

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According to PETA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suspended the federal Animal Welfare Act exhibitor’s license [peta.org] of Jeff Lowe of Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park (aka “G.W. Zoo”) and Netflix’s Tiger King. Effective immediately, Lowe cannot exhibit big cats, bears, primates, or other USDA-regulated species at the G.W. Zoo or any other property, including at his reportedly forthcoming new roadside zoo in Thackerville, Oklahoma.