Carole Baskin working on new documentary focusing on big cat conservation

The former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant is teaming up with Knoxville, Tenn., filmmakers to make a documentary about big cat conservation and the cruelty of keeping them in small zoos and parks.

Baskin said she felt like the Netflix show was a missed opportunity to do important work. She wanted to do the series to expose how the animals are mistreated and abused.

Instead, “Tiger King” followed the chaotic life of jailed zookeeper Joe Exotic and his failed murder-for-hire plot against Baskin.