What is the ‘Tiger King’ documentary?
- The new hit Netflix documentary tells the story of Joe Exotic, the owner of a big cat and game facility in Oklahoma, and the wild people involved in the industry. The documentary is full of violence, cuss words and mature content from start to finish.
- The documentary also has two references to the Beehive State that you might miss if you’re not looking for them.
The first reference: Moksha Bybee
- The documentary features Mahamayavi Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, director of the Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) at the Myrtle Beach Safari. The documentary details Antle’s story and mentions how multiple people will work at his location.
- One of those people is Moksha Bybee, who hails from Uintah, Weber County, Utah. A screenshot of her bio is seen briefly in the show:
- In the documentary, Barbara Fisher, who worked with Antle from 1999 to 2007, said Bybee’s original name was Meredith before she joined the park. She changed her name sometime after she moved there,
- The Deseret News has reached out to Bybee for comment.
The second reference: a map
- The documentary also shows a map of big cat owners and exhibitors in the United States. The map includes a number of pins to different cities with these owners. The Salt Lake City area is pinned on the map:
“Tiger King” is rated TV-MA for language, smoking and animal harm. It is for mature audiences only and may not be suitable for anyone under 17 years old.