People: Doc Antle of 'Tiger King' Hasn't Been Married in Years despite Having Many Girlfriends

Lois Oladejo
Apr 11, 2020
12:30 P.M.

"Doc Antle" of Tiger King who has often been speculated to have several wives, recently denied the allegations and calimed that his wife died in 1995


The big cat trainer, Bhagavan Antle, has reportedly retorted at allegations made against him over the years, claiming that he has had a harem of wives for a long while. Antle said:

"I'm not married. My wife died 25 years ago in a car crash here in Myrtle Beach. I've never been married since."

A tiger and its trainer, Dr. Bhagavan Antle, at a Renaissance Festival in Massachusetts in October 2005 | Photo: Wikimedia/Andy Carvin

A tiger and its trainer, Dr. Bhagavan Antle, at a Renaissance Festival in Massachusetts in October 2005 | Photo: Wikimedia/Andy Carvin


The actor and trainer, however, did not deny that since his wife's death, he had had more than his fair share of girlfriends. Antle described the women he had met and loved as his "girls" and said they were by no means his wives.

Guessing what could have lead to the speculations, Bhagavan said that it could have been because he only employed women at his sanctuary, The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.).


Antle appeared in the Tiger King" show, which is an exploration of big cat breeding, based on the life of a former zoo owner, Joe Exotic, and his rivalry with a Florida big-cat campaigner, Carole Baskin. He, however, expressed dissatisfaction with how he was portrayed.

Doc Antle's Myrtle Beach Safari announced on their website that the park would be temporarily closed.


In a now-deleted Instagram post that Doc shared on March 26, he revealed that he had been very disappointed that his sanctuary was mentioned in the Netflix series. He made sure to clarify that his facility had broken no laws. Antle said:

"It is because Doc Antle has been such a high profile wildlife personality for so many decades that his association would create more buzz."

The wildlife enthusiast disclosed that his presence in the true-crime docuseries' script should not have associated him with Joe Exotic's notorious arrest on counts of animal abuse and a murder-for-hire plot.


Joe Exotic was arrested and handed a sentence of 22 years on 17 counts of animal abuse and plotting to assassinate his arch-nemesis and big-cat campaigner, Carole Baskins.

One of the facility's zookeepers, Saff, revealed that Exotic had begun to develop an obsession for Baskins and their hatred for each other had escalated beyond the animals.


Saff was, like Doc Antle, wrongly represented. The zookeeper who was deemed the "smartest character" in the series was misgendered as he identified by the pronouns "he/him," and the producers did not recognize that.

On April 1, due to growing concerns about the novel coronavirus, Doc Antle's Myrtle Beach Safari announced on their website that the park would be temporarily closed until the pandemic restrictions were lifted.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy

We at news.AmoMama.com do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDС, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated.Take care!

Related posts

Inside Christopher Walken's 53-Year Marriage to 'Fox' Wife Who Sacrificed Career & Sold Cosmetics for Him

April 10, 2022

Ron Howard Was Most Concerned about His Kids' Values — Inside His Decision to Protect Them

April 26, 2022

Woman Lost Her Cat and 11 Years Later Gets a Call from the Shelter

February 09, 2022

Tom Brady & Pregnant Bridget Moynahan Split - She Wed Husband at Secret Ceremony 9 Years Later

February 20, 2022

Steve Irwin Would Have Turned 60 This Week — Meet His Children Bindi and Robert

February 24, 2022

Jerry Lewis Treated Adopted Daughter as His 'Real Child' & Called His Other Kids 'Inauthentic'

February 28, 2022

Sharon Osbourne Stayed with Ozzy Despite 'a Lot' of His Infidelities — They Have Been Married for 39 Years Now

March 14, 2022

Inside Schwarzenegger & Ex-wife’s Longtime Home Where They Lived Amid His Affair With Housekeeper

May 10, 2022

Jay-Z Refuses to Do a DNA Test for Years While His Alleged Look-Alike Son Wants Him to ‘Tell the Truth’

March 08, 2022

Michelle Obama Felt ‘Lost & Alone’ as She Could Not Conceive at 35 - She Described Having a Baby as ‘Magical'

March 12, 2022

Steve Harvey’s 2nd Wife Sued Him for $50M after Their Divorce & Listed ‘Soul Murder’ as One of the Reasons

April 01, 2022

Marlo Thomas’ Spouse Was a Virgin before Marriage to Mom of His 5 Kids & a Lousy Lover Afterward

February 03, 2022

Richard Gere Promised 3rd Wife 'At Least 20 Good Years' Together When He Married Her at 68

May 11, 2022

Kevin Costner Was 'Enthralled' with 1st Wife Yet Had Reputation as 'A Total Hound' & 'True Rogue'

March 27, 2022