CAROLE BASKIN has given almost no interviews since "Tiger King" came out . . . mainly because she doesn't like the way she's portrayed in it.
And she probably doesn't want to answer any questions about her missing husband . . . which you just know EVERYBODY wants to ask her.
But two YouTubers named Josh Pieters and Archie Manners tricked Carole into giving her first interview, by pretending to be producers from "The Tonight Show".
They used the quarantine to their advantage, telling Carole she wouldn't be able to see JIMMY FALLON because he didn't have the right equipment at his house. Then they played old clips of Jimmy asking questions, and she answered them.