Publishedduration30 minutes agoimage copyrightNetfliximage captionJeff Lowe shut Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in August

Jeff Lowe, who appeared in Tiger King and took over the zoo featured in the Netflix hit, has been accused by the US government of cruelty to animals there.

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.