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Erik Cowie Biography, Net Worth, Personal Life, Career Journey

Erik Cowie Biography, Net Worth, Personal Life, Career Journey

Erik Cowie was a distinguished zookeeper who came into the limelight after featuring in Tiger King, a Netflix limited docuseries. Erik loved to take care of the animals at the currently obsolete Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park especially big cats. He worked for Joel Exotic, the former owner of the park who was convicted for plotting to kill Carol Baskin and committing other wildlife violations and is currently serving a 22-year sentence. 

Erik Cowie Age and Place of Birth

In 1969, Erik was born in Oklahoma in the USA on an unknown date. He was found dead in his home in Brooklyn, New York on the 7th of September 2021. He died at the age of 53 years.

Erik Cowie Early Life and Education

Erik’s childhood home is in Oklahoma where he was born. This is where he spent most of his life growing up. He is a simple man who prefers to keep details about his life private. As a result of this, the information regarding the schools Erik went to and whether or not he completed is unavailable.

However, he is rumored to be married to his lifelong love with whom he has borne children. 

Erik Cowie Career

Before the production and release of Tiger King, Erik was an ordinary citizen of the US not known for any purpose that might cause him to become popular but after joining the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Fun Park, he became a source of critical information in the matter concerning wildlife conservation in the park and Joel Exotic, the owner of the park.

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The Park was advertised as a workplace where individuals went to work to redeem themselves from the difficult trappings of life. Erik applied for the job and got it and for 5 years he worked under the management of Joel Exotic which he did not like as he was expected to participate in putting down old tigers in the name of making space in the park for new ones. While an employee at the zoo, Erik took care of five tigers named Delilah, Samson, Trinity, and Cuddles.

Joel Exotic, the ex-zookeeper, was imprisoned for multiple attempts at hiring someone to murder Carol Baskin, a Big Cat’s Rescue. Erik testified against him in court.

Aside from being a zookeeper, Erik is said to have been a cook at Michael’s Grill in Oklahoma.

Erik Cowie Net Worth and Assets

The role Erik played in bringing the truth to light earned him a position in the Netflix docuseries and is said to have made an estimated worth ranging between $3million and $5million.

Real Name Erik Cowie
Age 53
Place of Birth Oklahoma, USA
Nationality American
Net Worth $3million-5million


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