'Tiger King' Star Carole Baskin Releases a Tiger-Tracking Virtual Reality Game

The Free Game Allows Players To Track Tigers In The Wild

RADIO.COM Staff
June 27, 2020 - 4:25 am

"Tiger King" star Carole Baskin wants to play games.

The controversial animal activist has made her first “authorized” comments since the release of the hit Netflix docuseries.

While she didn’t discuss anything regarding the disappearance of husband Don Lewis, Baskin did reveal she has launched a new video game to teach people about tiger conservation, reported The Wrap.

“Big Cat Rescue VR Tiger Game” is a virtual reality video game that fans can play for free.

“It’s a fully immersive game that takes the player on a journey where they learn how to track a tiger in the wild. Along the way they learn about the plight of the tiger in the wild and how the lucrative cub petting industry is fueling the demand for poached wild tigers,” Baskin said in a press release, according to the outlet.

The game was developed by her wildlife sanctuary, Big Cat Rescue, along with Xennial Digital, and hit the Oculus store for download on Thursday.

According to Baskin, she wanted to make the game because most people “don’t understand that breeding tigers is causing their extinction in the wild, not preventing it.”

Last month, handwriting experts said they believed the signature on Baskin’s missing husband’s will and power of attorney were forged and now a Florida sheriff is confirming their accounts.

"They had two experts deem it 100 percent a forgery. But, we knew that...we knew that before," Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told 10 Tampa Bay.

While Baskin has not been named a suspect in Lewis’ disappearance, Chronister said investigators have uncovered new information they weren’t aware of previously.

Lewis and Baskin married in 1991 and co-owned Big Cat Rescue, a Tampa, Florida wildlife sanctuary together. He disappeared without a trace in August 1997. And while Lewis’ body was never found, he was declared legally dead in 2002. Baskin later inherited his fortune.

Baskin was never charged with a crime, but speculation that Lewis was murdered ramped up after the premiere of “Tiger King" in March.

While Baskin has not commented on the alleged forgeries, she and her Big Cat Rescue Corp. were recently granted control of Joe Exotic's former zoo, now known as Tiger King Park.

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