According to various reports, the FBI arrested Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, who appeared in the first season of Netflix’s Tiger King. His arrest in Horry County, South Carolina was made for unknown reasons.
Antle, who used to be a magician before opening his own private zoo, currently owns and operates Myrtle Beach Safari, which houses big cats and other endangered species.
Antle was charged with two felony counts of wildlife trafficking in Virginia in the year 2020. He’s also been accused of having sex with youngsters. At his Myrtle Beach firm, he was also accused of running a cult. The allegations are false, according to Antle.
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The zookeeper provided animals for films like Mighty Joe Young, The Jungle Book, and The Jungle Book 2. In the Ace Ventura films, Antle is also listed as a “primary animal trainer.”
He became the topic of Netflix’s Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story in 2021, following his appearance on Season 1 of Tiger King.