When I watched the first episode of Tiger King, I was immediately captivated by the intense characters, their obsession with wild animals, and their intriguing competitive relationships with each other. First, I could not believe that it was legal to own an exotic animal like a tiger in parts of the United States—that honestly blew my mind! Second, I started to think about the way crime and murderous passion intersects in circles like these, because obsession is such a key component of their exotic animal–focused lives. After I was done bingeing all the Tiger King episodes, I started looking for books with similar themes, and I found some that I think match perfectly. Stay safe at home, and enjoy these crazy stories filled with obsession, exotic animals, and passionate crime!
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