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“Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe’s legal troubles continued this week after a judge sided with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and ordered him to hand over documents pertaining to young lions that have allegedly been neglected at his Oklahoma zoo.

"This ruling tells Jeff Lowe that he can no longer evade the court's authority and needs to come clean about the ways these lions are suffering in his custody," PETA attorney Brittany Peet said in a statement on the ruling. "PETA looks forward to reviewing these records and getting these animals transferred to accredited sanctuaries."

FEDS LOOK INTO 'TIGER KING' ZOO AFTER DISTURBING PHOTOS OF INJURED ANIMALS EMERGE

Last week, PETA released what it said were images provided by a whistleblower that show young lions at G.W. Zoo, which had belonged to Joe Exotic and was featured in the Netflix series. They show lions with sores and an infestation called “flystrike,” which occurs under unclean conditions when flies lay eggs on an animal and hatching maggots gnaw away at their skin, according to PETA.

A juvenile lion shown with open wounds on its ears, believed to be caused by "flystrike." (Courtesy: PETA)

A juvenile lion shown with open wounds on its ears, believed to be caused by "flystrike." (Courtesy: PETA)

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