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Carole Baskin

American zookeeper and animal rights activist

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Carole Baskin: American zookeeper and animal rights activist
Carole Baskin is an American big-cat rights activist and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit animal sanctuary based near Tampa, Florida.


‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin to join ‘Dancing With the Stars’ [Video]

‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin to join ‘Dancing With the Stars’

ABC announced the season 29 lineup of the celebrity dancing competition on Wednesday.

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'Dancing With the Stars' to feature a Backstreet Boy and a 'Tiger King' star [Video]

'Dancing With the Stars' to feature a Backstreet Boy and a 'Tiger King' star

From a boy band icon to a "Tiger King," star, the new season of "Dancing With the Stars" has something for everyone. The participants and their professional dance partners for Season 29 were revealed..

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Carole Baskin Comes Out as Bisexual

Carole Baskin has a bombshell for all the cool cats and kittens ... she's sexually attracted to men and women. The 'Tiger King' and 'DWTS' star just came out as bisexual ... Carole tells PinkNews she..
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'Dancing With the Stars': Tyra Banks' announces live TV miscue in wild finish, elimination drama

Even with "Tiger King" star Carole Baskin eliminated, "Dancing With the Stars" brought the drama - tears, a 10 score and a live TV elimination miscue.
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Carole Baskin's Reality TV Plans Won't Hurt Big Cat Rescue

Carole Baskin's reality TV dreams are keeping her in Hollywood, but we're told her animal rescue center won't take a hit while she's on the other side of the country. The 'Tiger King' star was booted..
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'Tiger King' Zookeepers Reunite, Celebrate Carole's 'DWTS' Elimination

A couple of Joe Exotic's former zookeepers are as loyal as ever -- recently getting together after years apart ... partly in the name of cheering Carole Baskin's reality TV demise. Saff Saffery and..
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'Dancing With the Stars' Disney Night: 'Tiger King' Carole Baskin's 'Lion King' dance gets mauled

"Dancing With the Stars" Disney Night wasn't all joy, especially for "Tiger King" star Carole Baskin, whose "Lion King" dance was roundly criticized.
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Carole Baskin Clarifies Letter Mentioning Thought of Killing First Husband

Carole Baskin wrote that she would have killed her first husband to get out of her marriage in an old letter to Don Lewis' first wife, but despite that seemingly shocking reveal ... Carole says it..
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Joe Exotic Rips Carole Baskin, Hopes Don Lewis' Family Gets Justice

Joe Exotic thinks the walls are closing around Carole Baskin ... and he's hoping her missing husband's family finally gets some answers and justice. The 'Tiger King' rips his longtime nemesis in a..
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'Dancing With the Stars' drama hits stride; Carole Baskin cries for inner pain, Kaitlyn Bristowe suffers

"Dancing With the Stars" kicked into gear in Week 2 with drama, Baskin tears, "Bachelorette" agony and the first elimination. Here's what went down.
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Carole Baskin Sued for Defamation Over Don Lewis' References on 'DWTS'

Carole Baskin is participating in jokes about Don Lewis' mysterious disappearance while she's on 'DWTS' ... at least according to Don's family, and now they're taking her to court. Don's daughters..
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'Tiger King' Star Doc Antle Rips Carole Baskin for 'DWTS' Appearance

Carole Baskin participating in "Dancing with the Stars" proves she doesn't give a rip about the animals in her care ... or so claims Doc Antle, who has some harsh thoughts. The 'Tiger King' star tore..
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Carole Baskin has emotional breakdown in 'Dancing With the Stars' preview: 'I keep it inside'

Carole Baskin gets emotional talking about "Tiger King" in video preview of Tuesday's "Dancing With the Stars," the first elimination show.
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Don Lewis' family lawyer says ad during Carole Baskin's 'DWTS' debut sparked 'legitimate tips'

The family of Don Lewis – Carole Baskin's former husband, who went missing in 1997 – cut in to her "Dancing with the Stars" debut Monday.
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Carole Baskin of ‘Tiger King’ Gets Her Own Show

The unscripted series will follow Ms. Baskin and her husband, Howard Baskin, as “they work to expose” animal abuse, a production company said.
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Carole Baskin Hopes Don Lewis Commercial Helps Find Missing Husband

Carole Baskin says she's totally on board with the commercial seeking to find Don Lewis ... even though her missing husband's fam thinks she might have something to do with his disappearance. We got..
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Carole Baskin: Family of her missing ex-husband airs commercial during her 'DWTS' debut

"Do you know who did this, or if Carole Baskin was involved?" asks an attorney for the family of Don Lewis, the "Tiger King" star's former husband
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Family of Carole Baskin's missing husband runs ad in "DWTS"

"Do you know who did this, or if Carole Baskin was involved?" the family's ad said about Don Lewis' 1997 disappearance.
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'Dancing With the Stars': Carole Baskin claws out a paso doble in first dance, earns lowly 3 score

"Dancing With the Stars" kicked off its premiere with a new host, no audience and "Tiger King" star Carole Baskin dancing. Here's what happened.
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'Dancing with the Stars': Carole Baskin bringing the 'Tiger King' freak show is tonight's must-see reality TV

Carole Baskin will bring curious viewers to "Dancing With the Stars" Season 29 Monday night, the first pandemic episode of the reality show.
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Was Don Lewis pushed from a plane?

Correspondent Richard Schlesinger uses his skills as a pilot to test theories raised in the 1997 disappearance of Don Lewis — the former husband of Carole Baskin, who was a key figure in the Netflix..
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"48 Hours Suspicion": The Tiger King Mystery

Shocking new information in the disappearance of tiger activist Carole Baskin’s former husband Don Lewis. "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger investigates.
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Tiger King mystery: What Happened to Carole Baskin's former husband?

A meat grinder threat, a freezer, and a van full of guns: A woman has come forward with new claims about the 1997 disappearance of the Florida millionaire.
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Was Don Lewis fed to the tigers? Hear from the former volunteer whose job it was to feed them

Former Wildlife on Easy Street volunteer Jim Moore explores the theory that Carole Baskin may have fed her second husband Don Lewis to their tigers back in 1997 when he vanished.
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"48 Hours Suspicion" uncovers new information in "Tiger King" missing person case

“48 Hours Suspicion” uncovered new information in the mystery at the center of the hit Netflix series "Tiger King." Richard Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" live to discuss the “Suspicion”..
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Joe Exotic's Underwear Line Sells Out Immediately

Joe Exotic says he's having a rough go in prison, but his fashion line is doing much better ... his underwear collection is selling like hotcakes, thanks in part to his nemesis Carole Baskin. The..
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New clue in Tiger King mystery: "I will put you in the grinder"

For the first time on TV, a witness tells "48 Hours Suspicion" that her ex-husband may be connected to the 1997 disappearance of Carole Baskin's husband, Don Lewis.
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Carole Baskin Watched YouTube Tutorials for 'DWTS' Prep

Carole Baskin studied hard, and cheaply, before "Dancing With the Stars" ... picking up her ballroom basics by watching video tutorials online. Sources close to Carole tell TMZ ... she immediately..
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New details in the disappearance of Carole Baskin's former husband

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'DWTS' snares Netflix stars Carole Baskin, Chrishell Stause and coach Monica from 'Cheer' for Season 29

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Joe Exotic Wants to Help Find Carole Baskin's Missing Husband Don

Joe Exotic still has Carole Baskin on his mind, even from behind bars ... and wants to get involved in the renewed search to find her missing millionaire husband. TMZ's learned the 'Tiger King' star..
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Facebook Sleuth Group Started to Crack Carole Baskin Husband's Case

The case of Carole Baskin's disappeared husband, Don Lewis, is going the route of 'Don't F**k with Cats' -- with an online group claiming it's dug up a massive, and crappy, clue about where his body..
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"Tiger King's" Carole Baskin sued by former husband Don Lewis' family

A cold case that is two decades old is getting new attention thanks to Netflix's wildly popular "Tiger King" series. Part of the series features Carole Baskin, whose former husband Don Lewis..
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Reward offered for info on 'Tiger King' star Carole Baskin's husband, who disappeared in 1997

The family of a Florida man who disappeared in 1997, and who appeared on the TV series "Tiger King," is offering $100,000 in exchange for information/
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Carole Baskin's Missing Husband's Familly Offers $100k Reward in His Case

The family of Don Lewis -- Carole Baskin's millionaire husband who went missing in 1997, whose story was featured on 'Tiger King' -- is going all out to find out what happened to him ... including..
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Carole Baskin Says Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion Music Video Harmful to Big Cats

Carole Baskin is picking a catfight with Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion over their new music video, which she says sends a terrible message and is harmful to the future of big cats. Carole tells TMZ..
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ShowBiz Minute: Black Out Tuesday, Jay-Z, 'Tiger King'

Celebrities take part in Black Out Tuesday on social media; Jay-Z takes out full-page ads in newspapers across the U.S. in honor of George Floyd; Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole..
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Judge Gives Carole Baskin the Tiger King’s Zoo

The legal battle between Ms. Baskin, an animal-rights activist, and Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a former roadside zoo owner, played out for more than seven years and on a Netflix special.
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Carole Baskin awarded zoo of 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic, man who allegedly tried to have her killed

Carole Baskin has some news for the "cool cats and kittens." Big Cat Rescue Corp. has been awarded Joe Exotic's zoo, depicted in "Tiger King."
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Why 'Tiger King's Carole Baskin didn't make it into Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber duet video

Carole Baskin from "Tiger King" dances with her husband in a clip that Justin Bieber shared of his duet with Ariana Grande. Grande does not approve.
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Carole Baskin says YouTubers who pranked her into fake interview with Jimmy Fallon were 'clever'

Carole Baskin thought she was doing an interview with Jimmy Fallon, but she was actually speaking to two British pranksters.
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What happened to Carole Baskin's last husband? Reporter works to solve 'Tiger King' mystery

Jerry Mitchell, central to reopening long-unsolved murders from the civil rights era, saw amid the "Tiger King" lunacy an unsolved homicide.
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'Tiger King': Sarah Hyland, Wells Adams play dress up, channel Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin

Sarah Hyland seems to have some time on her hands after wrapping up "Modern Family." She and Wells Adams dressed up as Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin.
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