‘Tiger King’ Star Jeff Lowe Wanted By Police In Las Vegas
Tiger King star Jeff Lowe is wanted by police on four bench warrants in Las Vegas after he failed to make an appearance at the Las Vegas Municipal Court on Wednesday.
Three charges were made in 2017 for not having proper certifications to work with wild and farm animals and the fourth was made for doing business without a license. An attorney for Lowe has withdrawn from the case. Lowe must pay $20,500 to pay off all four of his warrants.
The news broke just a few days after he and his wife were arrested in Oklahoma City for driving under the influence. The couple was arrested at 4 a.m. on Saturday, and Lowe was also charged for changing lanes improperly.
In May, the couple was said to have violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which resulted in several wild cats being seized from their zoo in Oklahoma by federal authorities.
In a press release last month, the U.S. Department of Justice said that “68 protected lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids, and a jaguar” were seized.
Three inspections have been conducted on the Oklahoma zoo since December 2020. The prosecutors said that the Lowes “received citations for failing to provide the animals with adequate or timely veterinary care, appropriate nutrition, and shelter that protects them from inclement weather and is of sufficient size to allow them to engage in normal behavior.”
The Justice Department also said that the couple failed to obey the court’s mandate which said they had to employ a veterinarian and provide the wild cats with proper care that meets the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act.