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Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin is selling coronavirus masks

There are also Joe Exotic-themed face coverings out there, though you won’t find them in the Tampa Bay animal sanctuary’s shop.

CITRUS PARK — Calling all cool cats and kittens: There’s now a coronavirus mask out there for you.

Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin, prominently featured in Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, started selling face masks with her catchphrase Saturday.

Related: Joe Exotic tried to kill the founder of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. Now it’s a Netflix documentary

The dual-layered tie masks feature the words “Hey all you cool cats and kittens” above a whiskered feline smile. Masks cost $11 each and come in black or leopard print.

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Posted by Big Cat Rescue on Saturday, May 16, 2020

The masks are being sold on to raise money to help big cats. Portions of the proceeds also support first-responders.

Big Cat Rescue is closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak. A post on said the animal rescue is losing $160,000 a month in tour revenue.

Related: Tiger King: Read our stories on Don Lewis, Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic from Netflix’s hit series

Big Cat Rescue and its founder have been the subject of much attention since being featured in Tiger King. The viral docu-series stars gun-toting Oklahoma zookeeper Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison after killing five tigers and plotting to have Baskin murdered.

Baskin was not pleased with how the show portrayed the captive tiger trade. Tiger King spent much of its airtime instead focusing on whether or not Baskin was behind the disappearance of her ex-husband, Don Lewis.

“I just feel so angry that people have totally missed the point,” Baskin told Tampa Bay Times reporter Tracey McManus in the first interview since the series debuted. “And the point is, these cubs are being abused and exploited, and the public is enabling that.”

Related: Carole and Howard Baskin say ‘Tiger King’ makers betrayed their trust

That hasn’t stopped others from cashing in on the phenomenon. Etsy is filled with Tiger King-themed face coverings, and online retailer Shut Up & Take My Money is selling its own anti-microbial micropoly fabric mask featuring Joe Exotic’s signature facial hair.

Will it be recognizable without the blonde mullet? You can find out for $18.49.

"Wear the Tiger King on your face!" advertises online retailer Shut Up & Take My Money. The Tiger King mask is selling for $18.49.
"Wear the Tiger King on your face!" advertises online retailer Shut Up & Take My Money. The Tiger King mask is selling for $18.49. [ Screenshot, ]

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