Joseph Maldonado “aka” Joe Exotic grew up in the mountains of Wyoming and was a police chief at the age of 19 years old for a small town near Dallas Texas.
Joe has been with the zoo since 1998 when it opened on October 14, 1999. Joe has been working with Tigers and Lions and other exotics for over 32 years and has been working with geneticist and has become the world’s expert of hybridizing of big cats.
Joe is the only one in the world who has successfully bred, Ligers, Taligers, Tigons and LiLigers proving many things of where these animals originally came from and how they will be the only ones that will survive climate change./
Joe puts on a show and tours every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am and 2:30 pm year round. If you would like to learn the truth about the love between a man and beast be sure and book the Endangered tour or the Joe Exotic VIP tour today.