Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison for animal abuse and plotting a murder-for-hire.
Zoo employee Cowie said “good riddance”, and that Exotic would likely die in jail. He didn’t speak highly of his former boss at all, calling him “an arsehole”.
“Joe was an arsehole, man. You couldn’t talk to him without getting yelled at.”
His coworker John Reinke said Exotic tried to keep everyone else lower than him, and regularly told him he’d never know how to run the zoo on his own.
“We got into plenty of verbal fights, he was always belittling somebody, always,” he said. Also, uh, he said Exotic blew up his golf cart and cabin, just because.
Zoo keeper Saff said “justice was served” when Exotic went to jail, but he doesn’t want to see him die inside.
Director Rick Kirkham (who we must point out did his interview with his singular AirPod upside down, bless), said he regretted ever meeting…