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Parents' Guide to

Crocodile Kingdom

By Davis Ryan Cook, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fact-packed, beautiful nature doc has animal violence.

TV Max Educational 2021
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Crocodiles are one of Earth's most ancient species, and yet continue to wield intelligent and significant power over the ecosystems in which they live. Crocodile Kingdom brings all the details of the crocodiles' power to the forefront through a wealth of gorgeous (sometimes slow motion, when it fits) footage, evenhanded narration, and the occasional bit of music to underline a tense situation.

Crocodile Kingdom has inherent entertainment value for viewers interested in ecology, science, and of course crocodiles. Unlike some nature documentaries, Crocodile Kingdom does not track or give names to a constant group of animals throughout the show; there are no anthropomorphizing "human interest" stories imposed on the crocodiles. Rather, the documentary builds its pace by focusing on the situations in which many crocodiles find themselves challenged (e.g., protecting unhatched babies from lizards that are hungry for crocodile eggs). The documentary, so to speak, lets the crocodiles speak for themselves, and relies on a wealth of information and stunning camera work to open a window into crocodiles' lives.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: August 2, 2021
  • Network: Max
  • Genre: Educational
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: May 18, 2023

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