Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness has undoubtedly become one of the most fascinating show Netflix’s has offered. Upon the release of the show, we’ve unearthed several individuals related to the show with a fascinating story attached to him.

Recently we’ve put two and two together between the show and Netflix’s other masterpiece Cheer. The two shows were connected by Tiger King AKA Joe Exotic’s fourth husband Dillon Passage.

And now we’ve discovered ‘Doc Antle,’ Joe Exotic’s mentor and somewhat a personality resembling a parallel with lesser-viciousness compared to Joe Exotic.

So who exactly guided Joe Exotic and what is his story?

Delve into this wiki-style article to unravel several facts related to Joe Exotic’s mentor. And learn about his wives and kids!

Bio — Age, Birthday, Zodiac

  Doc Antle was born on 15 March, 1960 in Phoenix Arizona. He turned 60 years old while celebrating his birthday in March of 2019.

As per the date of birth, Don’s zodiac sign is Pisces.

Doc Antle Wiki — Family, Parents, Siblings

Born Mahamayavi Bhagavan Antle in a wealthy agronomist family.

His non-native name was really hard to pronounce for his classmates in school so he was referred to as Kevin. The name came from Indian origin which his mother had picked, and the exact translation to the name would be ‘Great Magical God’.

Antle was raised by boxer father and his mother who was into Eastern philosophy and had adopted the eastern way of living. The family took care of the children in an industrial farm in  Salinas, California, the United States.

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To travel to China, Antle dropped out of school in ninth grade. While traveling, he learned about Chinese medicines and got an informal training which was good enough to treat minor diseases.

It was then, he got the ‘Doctor’ title.

Later he returned with the knowledge he had gained and started practicing it along with yoga. He had became a scholar and a guru of alternative medicine at Exxon in Virginia.

Doc Antle Net Worth, Zoo

While spending time in the family ranch, Don Antle’s infatuation grew exponentially toward the animals in his farm. He started tending to his livestock.

He used to expense his days training dogs, performing rodeo, and looking after the sheltered animals.

In 1982, Antle bought his first two tiger cubs. It took him almost six months to build a bond with it. And by the end of the year, he had successfully domesticated it.

Whenever he visited place, both the cubs were brought along with him. The spectators there used to gather around him for the pictures. Seeing it as a plausible business opportunity, his assistant bought a polaroid.

Don Antle charged people for taking pictures with the tigers.

He would travel to fair, carnivals, malls and basically, pretty much every place where there were crowds for him to make money from.

Antle founded a five-acre safari and wildlife preserve named The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS). The charges the institute collected from the visitors became the source of income.

TIGERS  was estimated to earn around $1.3 million per year.

As of March 2020, Don Antle’s net worth was estimated to be $10 million.

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Movies, Music Videos, Showbiz Career

With that business venture, Don Antle gained prominence as a skilled animal trainer and conservationist.

Like every people with a huge profile, he too was accused of exploiting animals. But he backed himself up creating a Rare Species Fund (RSF) for supporting the efforts worldwide to conserve animals.

He also had several run-ins with the laws related to animal rights violation and exploitation of employees.

On November of 2018, Doc’s Myrtle Beach Safari was celebrated with the ZAA In Situ Conservation Award by The Zoological Association of America.

Besides his private zoo, he was also credited for his animal training skills in Hollywood movies, documentaries, and TV shows.

The prominent credits were given to him on The Jungle Book, Ace Ventura, Dr. Dolittle, and Mighty Joe Young.

Besides that, live performance and music videos part of the music industry too demanded his expertise. Janet Jackson, Ashante, Sean Combs and Britney Spears are some of his music celebrities he had worked with.

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Height, Weight, Distinct Physical Features

Doc Antle stands at a height of 5 feet 6.5 inches (1.68 meters)with a bodyweight of 76 kilograms (178 lbs).

Going into his distinct physical features, he dons a long blonde hair along with white mustache and beard. He has also got piercing in both of his earlobes.

Social Media Reach: IG, FB, Twitter

As for the social media reach, Doc Antle has garnered a huge number of fan followings in his Instagram handle. The platform flaunts a 450k followers as of the end of March 2020.

Whereas, his Twitter account boasts 1903 followers. More on that, he has the same level of popularity in Facebook which has a little over 7000 followers.

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Doc Antle Wives, Kids, Married

As of the time when this article was penned, Doc Antle was leading a single’s life.

But he was married one to his wife, who tragically died in a car accident almost 20 years ago.


Doc Antle’s two employees with the self-bred Ligers (Pic: Doc Antle’s Instagram)

But Doc was rumored to have married his two female employees who were known by the Indian names Moksha and China. But, he had turned down the rumor about his wives after it surfaced.

Doc has four kids out of his marriage. Tawny, Sri Devi, one lesser-known children, and Kody Antle, also known as real-life Tarzan.

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