Entertainment TV Celebs Who've Visited 'Tiger King' Stars Joe Exotic & Doc Antle's Zoos These stars hung out with tigers, chimps and more at Antle's Myrtle Beach Safari and Exotic's former zoo, which has been taken over by Jeff and Lauren Lowe since his 2019 arrest By Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho was the Features Editor of PEOPLE Digital from 2019 to 2022. She worked at the brand for nearly four years covering news, features, human interest, evergreen, holiday gift guides and more. She launched the How I Parent and What It's Really Like to Be …. digital series and has interviewed several celebrities and influential leaders within the entertainment industry. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Diane worked at Bustle, VH1 and Complex. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 8, 2020 08:15 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 12 Shaquille O'Neal G.W. Zoo/Instagram After visiting Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as "Joe Exotic," and his former zoo, O'Neal set the record straight about his relationship with the subject of Netflix's Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness and his involvement with the zoo in an episode of "The Big Podcast with Shaq." "Listen, people are going to make their own opinions, but, again, I was just a visitor," O'Neal said, after admitting he had visited the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park a couple of times and donated money to the park before he knew what was happening behind the scenes. "I met this guy - not my friend. Don't know him. Never had any business dealings with him, and I had no idea any of that stuff was going on." When asked by his co-host if his appearance at the Oklahoma park could paint him in a "bad light," O'Neal said he wasn't worried. "People that know me know that I'm righteous," he said. 02 of 12 Post Malone Post Malone/Instagram The rapper cuddled with a cute cub at Exotic's park in 2018. 03 of 12 Logan Paul Myrtle Beach Safari/Instagram The YouTube star visited Doc Antle's wildlife safari in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to participate in a tiger conservation PSA back in February. 04 of 12 Floyd Mayweather Doc Antle/Instagram "The champ and I talking tigers," Antle captioned this photo of him and Mayweather at Myrtle Beach Safari. 05 of 12 Jay Leno Doc Antle/Instagram Antle and his crew brought his wildlife family to The Tonight Show to appear on the former host's program back in the '00s, with guest Kate Winslet. 06 of 12 Bobby Flay Doc Antle/Instagram Baby Vali the chimp got to hang with Flay during the Food Network star's visit to Antle's facility. 07 of 12 Lil Duval Doc Antle/Instagram The star spent a day taking Antle's Wild Encounters Tour and swimming with tigers and cubs. 08 of 12 Marquise Goodwin Doc Antle/Instagram The NFL star posed with Angada the chimp at Antle's Myrtle Beach Safari. 09 of 12 Kevin Gates Doc Antle/Instagram Another star to meet Angada the chimp was rapper Gates, during a night safari at Antle's establishment. 10 of 12 Naomie Olindo & Metul Shah Doc Antle/Instagram Cheetah boy Tut made a guest appearance at Antle's Safari Manor guest house when the stars of Southern Charm came to visit. Olindo recently apologized for her trip to the facility, writing on Instagram, "Ugh we are SO embarrassed, believe me. We had no idea the depth of the manipulation and how terrible of a situation this place was. We also made a mistake in that we didn't do our research before going, and have huge regrets. I love animals and didn't realize I was doing more harm than good by supporting this place. Really heartbreaking and I feel pretty stupid tbh." 11 of 12 Desiigner Doc Antle/Instagram The "Panda" rapper also stopped by Antle's to help with a tiger conservation PSA. 12 of 12 Britney Spears Kevin Kane/WireImage Though there isn't evidence of her visiting Antle's facility, Spears did work with Antle for her 2001 performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Antle was the animal handler during Spears' performance of "I'm a Slave 4 U," as the singer opened the song inside a cage with Antle and a liger (a hybrid of a tiger mother and lion father), then stormed the stage to dance with a live python.