Bhagavan Antle

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Full Name Bhagavan Antle
Age 60 Years Old
Nick Name Doc Antle
Gender Male
Famous As Wildlife Conservant
Birth Date March 15th, 1960
Birth Place Salinas, California

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Mahamayavi Bhagavan Kevin Antle famed as Doc Antle is an Americal wildlife enthusiast, trainer as well as a businessperson. He is the founder and director of The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  He has devoted his whole life to establish a personal relationship with the planet's most amazing animals. He has even raised more than $1 million for select wildlife conservation projects around the world. He is featured in Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is currently the top series on Netflix, and one of its subjects is now speaking out about his portrayal. While the main focus of the documentary is former Oklahoma zookeeper Joseph Maldonado-Passage (best known as Joe Exotic), one of the supporting players is Bhagavan "Doc" Antle. While Exotic is the focus, Antle and his ties to the now-imprisoned zookeeper do not come off particularly well. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Antle said he and the zoo's staff are "very disappointed" in their portrayal and blasted the series as "sensationalized entertainment." Scroll more to know more about his biography, birthday, wiki, religion, ethnicity, children, nationality, birth name, degree, wives and many more.

Doc Antle slams Netflix's 'Tiger King' as a 'train wreck of entertainment'

Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, a South Carolina zookeeper and one of the subjects of Netflix's "Tiger King," slammed the true-crime docuseries as a "train wreck of entertainment." He said in an interview Tuesday with media company TMX News that directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin did not tell him that the series would be about the bitter feud between animal rights activist Carole Baskin and Oklahoma zookeeper Joseph Maldonado-Passage. Maldonado-Passage, who is better known as Joe Exotic, is currently serving 22 years in prison for a number of crimes, including paying a hitman to kill Baskin. The show also explores Baskin's life and the 1997 disappearance of her husband, Don Lewis. Maldonado-Passage alleges in the series that Baskin was responsible for her husband's death, which she has denied. 

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Famous For

  • Being an animal trainer and behaviorist.
  • Being the Founder and Director of "The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare species"(T.I.G.E.R.S.). 

Doc Antle With Tiger King

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Early Life of Bhagavan Antle

Bhagavan Antle was born on 15th March 1960, in Salinas, California, the USA. His real name is Mahamayavi Bhagavan Kevin Antle. He was born in a well-to-do family as his parents had a cattle ranch in Southern California. He even spent his formative years developing a love of animals there in Southern California. He used to have his name "Kevin" during his school days. His nationality is American and he belongs to Mixed ethnicity. Pisces is his zodiac sign. There is no information about his religion. He then traveled to China where he received a Doctoral degree in Chinese medicine and eventually developed love and affection towards animals. He thereafter picked up his nickname "Doc". 

Career of Bhagavan Antle

  • After his graduation, he was approached by Exxon Corporation representatives in the year 1982.
  • He was asked to make a presentation with a tiger at the Exxon Annual Convention. 
  • Later, he was engaged in training tigers for Exxon’s "Put A Tiger In Your Tank" advertising campaign by 1983. 
  • His tigers even participated in the Exxon campaign for more than 6 years, thus it became his first Animal Ambassadors.
  • He began his career as an animal trainer and he started developing more bonds to voice-less animals.
  • After that, he was called and offered by Hollywood and made quite a few appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.
  • In the year 2001, he was booked by Britney Spears for the "2001 MTV Video Music Awards". 
  • He and his animals also worked on music videos for P. Diddy and Ashante, also multiple video projects for Janet Jackson. 
  • Moreover, he and his team of animal actors also got a chance to be featured on the big screen including "Dr. Dolittle" and "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and worked on Disney’s "Mr. MaGoo", "The Jungle Book" and "Mighty Joe Young". 
  • He and his team were interviewed by "The Rolling Stone" magazine and that was put together in a compiled video entitled, "Doc Antle’s Animal Actors". 
  • He is also the Founder and Director of "The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species" (T.I.G.E.R.S.).
  • His institution has been supporting projects like "The Tiger Lantern Project", "The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit" and "The Conservation Through Public Health".
  • He has also contributed to vital genetics and behavioral research with Texas A&M and National Geographic, and Jaguar research with the Smithsonian Institute.
  • In the year 2011, the U.S. Postal Service’s "Save Vanishing Species" stamp (which features the face of an Amur tiger cub) was established in partnership with Doc Antle’s Rare Species Fund. 
  • In addition to this, he has also become involved with the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) to raise money for conservation and providing resources to researchers and rangers. 
  • In Netflix’s hit documentary series, "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness"(2020), he has been featured prominently at the beginning of the show.

Personal Life of Bhagavan Antle

Bhagavan Antle With His Wife

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Bhagavan Antle was a married man. He was married to his wife who died nearly 20 years ago in a car accident. However, it was alleged that Doc has three wives, long term girlfriend in China, Ranjnee, who has been there for 20 years, and Moksha, who has been there for 16 years. But Doc denies being in relationships with any of the girls. He has two children: a son named Kody Antle and a daughter named Tawny Antle. Kody, popularly known as "Real Life Tarzan" is an animal lover and he works alongside his dad at the Myrtle Beach Safari. Tawny also works alongside them and calls herself, "Queen of the Jungle". He is not dating anyone and he is currently single and is living his life happily with his animals. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Net Worth of Bhagavan Antle

Bhagavan Antle is one of the successful founders earning big bucks from his zoo. He makes most of his money from the zoo. His net worth is estimated to have $10 Million as of 2020. He has quite a great earning through his profession as an animal trainer and behaviorist. He makes most of his money from his zoo as a tour of the zoo costs $339 per person. The park brings in $1.3 million annually. His money from the zoo to feed nearly 70 adult tigers thus the expenditure runs around $5,000-$10,000, a year. Moreover, he also gives 10% of the annual revenue of T.I.G.E.R.S. to a nonprofit called "Rare Species Fund", he has also given $40,000 to the Corbett Foundation, known for its tiger work in India and has also contributed $20,000, sponsoring Dr. Jim Sanderson and his Small Cat Conservation Alliance. As of today, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

Body Measurements of Bhagavan Antle

Bhagavan Antle is a very handsome person with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. At the age of 60 also, he has maintained his body a lot. He has a fair complexion with white hair and green eyes. His other body measurements such as height, weight, waist size, hips size and more will be added soon.