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“Tiger King” star Carole Baskin, in her first “authorized” comments since the popular Netflix series debuted, announced Thursday she had launched a new virtual reality game where players track tigers in the wild.
The free “Big Cat Rescue VR Tiger Game” hit the Oculus store on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. PT. Baskin, in a press release, said Big Cat Rescue has been working with developer Xennial Digital since February on the game. And the reason she wanted to launch a VR game so badly? Baskin said it’s clear most people “don’t understand that breeding tigers is causing their extinction in the wild, not preventing it” — leading her to want to “educate” more people on the topic.
“It’s a fully immersive game that takes the player on a journey where they learn how to track a tiger in the wild,” Baskin said. “Along the way they learn about the plight of the tiger in the wild and how the lucrative cub petting industry is fueling the demand for poached wild tigers. In the end the user is empowered with the knowledge and resources to bring the tiger back from the edge of extinction.”
Baskin hasn’t talked much …
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