'Tiger King' Trainer Doc Antle Fears for His Life After Getting '50 Death Threats Each Day'

The big cat trainer who appears in 'Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness' claims he started to sleep with his gun after receiving numerous death threats.

AceShowbiz - "Tiger King" star Doc Antle has started sleeping with an AK-47 after receiving up to 50 death threats a day following the success of the shocking Netflix series.

The 60-year-old features in "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness" alongside private zookeeper Joe Exotic - who is currently serving a 22-year sentence in jail for plotting to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin and other wildlife violations.

Speaking to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, Doc revealed he's taken to arming himself even in his sleep, as he is worried activists will kill him.

Explaining that he walks around with a "pistol in his pocket and another in his glove box," he insisted, "My life is threatened every day, one to 50 times."

"People say they want to kill me, they're going to get me. I don't know where the next crazy person is going to go."

The big cat trainer, real name Mahamayavi Bhagavan Antle, added that due to the threats, he now walks around with a small gun in his pocket at all times, and he blames Carole's defamation of him for the backlash.

"The salacious insanity she's written, all of the stuff she said that I'm this evil dude," he said. "People think that there's something there."

The show became an instant hit with fans last month, March 2020, having reached a U.S. TV audience of 34.3 million unique viewers within the first 10 days of its release, according to Nielsen estimates.

Several spin-offs, a reported movie, a TV series starring "Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon, and an Investigation Discovery channel sequel are all said to be in the works.

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