Don’t mess with Carole
Tragedy never stopped following Joe, and in 2017, his husband Travis Maldonado, evidently took his own life at the zoo. Joe wasn’t present at the moment; he was informed of the incident when he returned to the zoo, and insisted this was an accident. To this day it remains unclear whether or not it was an attempt to take his own life or simply an unfortunate mistake.
After losing someone he loves for the third time, it was the last straw for Joe. As zoo workers indicated, Joe was never the same again after this incident. Not that he was ever a calm, rational man, but it’s safe to say that after this incident, Joe has really lost all inhibitions.