Animal Planet Releasing New Documentary Surviving Joe Exotic — Watch the Trailer

And the Tiger King saga continues!

Animal Planet is releasing a new documentary titled Surviving Joe Exotic, which will focus on the animals Joseph "Joe Exotic" Maldonado-Passage once owned at his Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park.

In a trailer for the upcoming special, filmed just four months before Maldonado-Passage, 57, was arrested on murder-for-hire charges for a plot to kill his nemesis Carole Baskin, the Tiger King star opens up about his infamous park.

"We are a zoo open to the public that takes unwanted animals," Maldonado-Passage says.

When asked why he runs the zoo, Maldonado-Passage quips back "I don't know why the hell I'm doing this."

"This is definitely not one of the things you do to make money," he shares.

The clip then transitions to show the many animals of the park as Maldonado-Passage says — in what he appears to have thought was an off-camera moment — "These are my f——- tigers… and I'm going to sell them."

"It's a labor of love," Maldonado-Passage says in a confessional interview. "You really have to love the animals."

At one point during filming Maldonado-Passage even fires a gun in the direction of a crowing rooster.



Lowe has 120 days to vacate the premises — including all of his animals currently residing there, according to a copy of the ruling published by the Courthouse News Service.

A rep for Lowe, a rep for Big Cat Rescue and Maldonado-Passage's public defender did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment.

The ruling marked yet another twist in the complicated world of big cats captured in the Netflix docuseries Tiger King.

Director Eric Goode told Entertainment Weekly in March that the zoo under Lowe's leadership was still open, but "basically operating on fumes."

"No one is going now and there’s no source of income, and that's been going on for a long time," Goode said. "It's not something that has just happened because of what's happening in the world today.

Surviving Joe Exotic premieres on July 25 on Animal Planet

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