TIGER King star Carole Baskin has been hoodwinked into sending a fake birthday message to paedophile Rolf Harris.

The animal rights activist also mentioned his “best friend” Jimmy Savile after she was tricked in the prank.


Baskin, 59, even blew shamed TV star Harris a kiss in the birthday video message on Cameo.

In the clip, the arch rival of Joe Exotic said: “Hey you cool cats and kittens, its Carole Baskin at Big Cat Rescue.

“Hi Rolf Harris, all your kids wanted to get together and tell you that you have really touched them and that they love all that you have done for them.

“I hear there’s a lot of great stories about you and your best friend Jimmy Savile.”

She adds: “Can’t wait to hear those Happy birthday Rolf.”

The prank was carried out by Australian comedian Tom Armstrong – who shared it on TikTok.

He said: "Surely I couldn't get another American celebrity to shout out Australia’s most notorious sexual predator.

"Bonus points if they mention UK's most notorious sexual predator."

The prank came after he had fooled he fooled 7th Heaven star Beverley Mitchell into giving a shoutout to notorious Australian serial killer, Ivan Milat.

Disgraced Harris, 90, was jailed for child sex offences in 2014.

He was caught by Operation Yewtree, a police probe sparked by twisted telly star Savile being exposed as a vile paedophile.


Reacting to the prank, Baskin said: "I am amazed at the lengths (and expense) people will go to in order to trash my reputation."

She told the Mirror: "Of course, I have never heard of Rolf Harris, and would not have done the Cameo had I known.

"The signature line in my email reads, 'I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made – Franklin D. Roosevelt'.

"I think that tells you all you need to know about the kind of people who abuse me in their efforts to make others hate me."

Cameo is a service where celebrities sell personalised video messages – often for birthdays and other celebrations.

Baskin is charging at least £140 per clip – and is making up to £16,000 a day as she takes advantage of her newfound fame.

Announcing her arrival on Cameo, she said: “Hey all you cool cats and kittens.

“I’m happy to record any kind of greeting for a birthday or anniversary or any kind of encouraging message to the animal lover in your life.”

The animal rights activist then asked fans to visit her Big Cat Act website to donate to her cause.


Netflix hit Tiger King told of how eccentric big cat zoo owner Exotic, 57, was jailed for plotting to kill Carole.

However, Baskin has become the subject on theories about what happened to her first husband -multimillionaire Don Lewis – who disappeared without a trace in August 1997

Exotic repeatedly accused the rival zoo owner of being involved in his death in a series of rambling online videos.

Carole who has since remarried, strongly denies any role in her former husband's disappearance.

Exotic is currently locked up in the US over the plot – but has found a newfound legion of fans, and is now trying parlay his notoriety into a presidential pardon from Donald Trump.

Joe, who was sentenced to 22 years behind bars, said in a letter earlier this month: “My soul dies a little each day.

“Not long and my heart will stop like an animal that morns [sic] itself to death.”

He has previously complained he will be “dead in three months” after not having contact with his loved ones, including husband Dillon Passage.

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