Louis Theroux with a tiger
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Louis Theroux meets America's dangerous pets

Louis Theroux meets an animal keeper who says if one of his lions "gets him" he wants to be shot rather than toyed with for hours by his pet.

Joe Exotic owns GW Exotic Animal Park, a not-for-profit zoo and refuge with 1400 animals in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

There are more tigers in captivity in the US than in the wild in the whole of Asia, according to some estimates.

READ MORE: Why do Americans keep dangerous pets?

Louis Theroux: America's Most Dangerous Pets is on BBC Two at 21:00 on Sunday 30 October.