Jeff Lowe, owner of Oklahoma’s Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park announced the park’s permanent closure on Tuesday. Lowe took to Facebook saying he was voluntarily forfeiting his exhibitor’s license after a USDA suspension. With the forfeiting of his exhibitor’s license, Lowe will no longer face inspections from USDA or PETA.
In regards to Lowe’s previous license suspension, PETA released a statement: “Jeff Lowe’s license has been suspended, a permanent revocation should be next, and his tiger-terrorizing days may soon be over. PETA looks forward to seeing every one of the long-suffering animals at the G.W. Zoo be transferred to an appropriate facility where it won’t take federal intervention for a sick cat to receive veterinary care.”
Lowe stated in his Facebook post: “Rest assured that all the animals will continue to have excellent care, and consequently will no longer be subject to USDA inspections or PETA spies.”
The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park will now be used as a private film set for Tiger King related projects.