MIAMI.- Carole Baskin confirmed that her ex-husband is not dead and was found in Costa Rica.
The missing ex-husband of “Tiger King” star Don Lewis has been found alive in a Central American country, according to the New York Post, but more than a year later the discovery is going viral.
Animal rights activist alleges Department of Homeland Security has been contact with her ex-husband.
They said my husband, Don Lewis, is alive and well in Costa Rica,” she revealed. “And yet all this drama has been made about me having something to do with his disappearance, when Homeland Security knows where he is.”
Lewis disappeared the day before the trip to Costa Rica and was never heard from again. it was announced legally dead in 2002, He and Baskin founded an animal sanctuary that later became Big Cat Rescue Corp. in Tampa, Florida.
Lewis and Baskin’s case is featured in “Tiger King”. baskin still owns it big cat rescueand lobbying to end private ownership of wildlife.
The documentary series “Tiger King” featured Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as “Joe Exotic”, an eccentric former zoo keeper. oklahoma who loves big cats.
Maldonado-Passage was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in the murder-for-hire plot.
He was convicted of hiring someone to kill Baskin, who accused the Oklahoma zoo of trying to hurt him. abuse Sale of animals and kittens.