Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin turned 61 on Monday, June 6!
The animal rights activist was born on June 6, 1961, in Lackland, Texas. She tuns the Big Cat Rescue non-profit animal sanctuary in Tampa, Florida, and has received international media attention for her efforts to shed light on protecting big cats.
However, Carole Baskin has also become a household name due to the 2020 Netflix series “Tiger King,” which became a global phenomenon during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown due to her public feud with Joe Exotic. Although some believe that Carole Baskin killed her first husband, Don Lewis, Carole insists she didn’t and says the FBI has actually found proof that he’s still alive in Costa Rica.
Whatever the case, Baskin has since moved on with her life and has earned plenty of supporters for her goal in big cat conservation.
‘Tiger King’ Fans Wish Carole Baskin A Happy Birthday
Hey all you cool cats and kittens, it’s Big Cat Rescue CEO and “Tiger King’s” Carole Baskin’s birthday! Take a moment to wish her well on her special day down below. 🐯⬇️ pic.twitter.com/StdYUgNtZj
— 10 Tampa Bay (@10TampaBay) June 6, 2022
The 10 Tampa Bay radio station tweeted, “Hey all you cool cats and kittens, it’s Big Cat Rescue CEO and ‘Tiger King’s’ Carole Baskin’s birthday!” They encouraged fans to wish her a happy birthday. However, as of this writing, only one person had commented on the post, asking, “Didn’t she kill her husband?”
— Famous Birthdays (@FamousBirthdays) June 6, 2022
Famous Birthdays also wished Carole Baskin a happy birthday, but it looks like no one had responded to that post either.
— Dish Nation (@DishNation) June 6, 2022
Dish Nation wished the “Tiger King” star a “very catty” 61st birthday!
Carole Baskin Makes No Mention Of Her Birthday On The Big Cat Rescue Page
Good morning Big Cat Rescue Friends! ☀️
Today is Cyrus, Chaos and Zucari’s rescue-versary!
Have a great day everyone! #GoodMorning #BigCats #BigCatRescue #Rescue #MondayMotivation #Cats #Tiger #CaroleBaskin pic.twitter.com/3nn4Ibt5OL
— Big Cat Rescue (@BigCatRescue) June 6, 2022
Although it’s her birthday, Carole made no mention of her birthday when the Big Cat Rescue page posted on Monday morning.
“Good morning Big Cat Rescue Friends! ☀️” the organization tweeted. “Today is Cyrus, Chaos and Zucari’s rescue-versary! Have a great day everyone!”
Happy birthday to this activist. Happy birthday to Carole Baskin pic.twitter.com/lYE1U5gY4Q
— Scott Smith (@Canaansdad1987) June 6, 2022
One supporter, Scott Smith, tweeted, “Happy birthday to this activist. Happy birthday to Carole Baskin.”
#JOEvsCAROLE took fans deeper into the infamous rivalry between Joe Exotic & Carole Baskin. The cast gave a performance of a lifetime and brought a certain level of vulnerability & compassion to the characters we thought we knew. JOE vs CAROLE is now streaming on @peacocktv. #FYC pic.twitter.com/RydMGZkoq7
— Universal Content Productions (@UCP) June 4, 2022
To celebrate her birthday, fans might want to consider giving Peacock’s “Joe vs. Carole” scripted series a try. Although Carole is played by “Saturday Night Live” alum Kate McKinnon in the Peacock series, it gives fans even more backstory into Carole’s life.