Ok, so I'm sure by now you've all seen this Tweet from Joe Exotic's official Twitter. In a photo of a handwritten note, Joe, AKA 'The Tiger King,' claims to be moving to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Well, let's break this down.

Joe Exotic's estranged husband Dillon Passage is out, John Robert Graham is in!

Joe does not have a biological son. From what I could find, this new guy, John Robert Graham, has a son from a previous relationship.

John and Joe apparently met in prison in North Carolina. John was in for drug-related charges and was released to his family in Sioux Falls, SD.

Joe Exotic is currently in prison on a murder-for-hire conviction. He was sentenced to 21 years.

So, if Joe Exotic is moving to Sioux Falls, it could be a while.

Also, thanks to friend of the Andy and Tasha Show on Hot 104.7 radio, Mitchell Olson, for being pen pals with Joe Exotic!

"This absolutely is Joe’s handwriting, so the message IS 100% TRUE. I’d heard all about this a few weeks ago...," Mitchell said on Facebook.


Joe Exotic is serving time for convictions of murder-for-hire, Violations of the Lacey Act, and Violations of the Endangered Species Act. Exotic, born Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, rose to fame after Netflix aired the documentary Tiger King in 2020 which chronicled his rivalry with Carole Baskin and his exotic animal park in Okolomaha.

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Have an interesting pet or looking to get one? Check this out from South Dakota Exotic Animal Laws before you go trying to adopt one.

You will need a zoo permit to harbor a raccoon dog. That's a real species. It's a small wild dog with a black facial mask and long fur, native to the forests of Asia.

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