What Happened To Doc Antle From Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’? Where The T.I.G.E.R.S Owner Is In 2020 – Women’s Health

As depicted in Netflix's new true crime docuseries Tiger King, Doc Antles safari park in Myrtle Beach (otherwise known as T.I.G.E.R.SThe Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species) served as the inspiration for Joe Exotics Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. At one point in the doc, Joe even refers to Antle as his mentor.

So what exactly happened to Mahamayavi Bhagavan Antle (a.k.a. Doc Antle) and where is he now?

Authorities raided Antle's safari park in December 2019. (This may have been related to allegations Tiger King depicts him facing.)

According to ABC 15 News, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division served Antle with warrants to search the park. However, Antle claims that these warrants had to do with lions at his park being descendants of lions connected to a different zoo that was closed on account of animal cruelty charges.

Today, Antle has yet to be charged with animal abuse himself, and Antles safari park still remains open.

Celebrity wrestler The Undertaker even posted photos of himself and his wife playing with the tigers at Antles park on March 20, 2020.

Though Antle claims to treat his tigers substantially better than Joe did, PETA has criticized T.I.G.E.R.S for a long time.

In a statement on its website, the animal rights organization wrote, "Antle has a long history of violating the federal Animal Welfare Act, including by endangering the public and by failing to provide animals with needed veterinary care, sufficient cage space, and clean water."

Similar to Carole Baskins complaints against Joe, PETA also takes issue with Antles breeding practices, as well as his letting customers handle the wild animals.

Watch Doc Antle discuss the 2019 raid of his safari park in Myrtle Beach:

The documentary claims that Doc Antle also chose to go by the name Mahamayavi Bhagavan Antle. Every woman who worked for Antle was supposed to call him Bhagavan. According to Barbara Fischer, a former apprentice of Antle, Bhagavan means "lord." Antle, however, claims the name means "friend of God," while his son claims it means "master of the universe."

Either way, it is clear that Antle wanted others to think of him as a powerful person. According to those interviewed in Tiger King, it worked.

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