Animal cruetly

Tiger King star Jeff Lowe sued over 'inhumane treatment' of animals

The Department of Justice has sued Mr Lowe and his wife Lauren, alleging "recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling" of tigers and lions.

Mr Lowe hasn't commented but has previously accused the government of making "false accusations" against him.

He took over the Oklahoma zoo from his ex-business partner Joe Exotic in 2016.

Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, which housed more than 230 tigers and lions, has been targeted in a series of inspections by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).