Fearless Adventures with Jack Randall

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Energetic docu shorts about wild Aussie animals.

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Educational Value

Lots of details about different animals in the Australian wild, including information about extinction and conservation.

Positive Messages

Every animal is unique, special, and worth protecting. It's better to be curious and informed about animals than afraid of them. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Jack Randall is a zoologist who is passionate about animals, and fearless when he handles them. While he takes precautions, he doesn't always make this clear. 

Violence & Scariness

Every episode comes with a warning to not try what the host does. Lots of scenes of animals snapping or trying to get away, and sometimes the host talks about getting bitten, but not in a fearful way.  

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Fearless Adventures with Jack Randall is an informative series about different species of animals found in the Australian wild. The host, who used to work with the late Steve Irwin (aka the Crocodile Hunter), is an energetic professional zoologist who handles reptiles and other creatures with ease. Viewers of all ages are warned not to try the same activities at home. 

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What's the story?

FEARLESS ADVENTURES WITH JACK RANDALL is a docuseries featuring former Steve Irwin apprentice Jack Randall as he teaches people about wildlife. Each short episode features the zoologist as he searches for, observes, and catches various animals and reptiles. Throughout the process, he offers lots of information, often with the help of other animal experts. From observing large saltwater crocodiles from the safety of a tank to rescuing a baby kangaroo, Randall does what he has to do to get as close as he can to each animal. 

Is it any good?

This upbeat series features the British zoologist traveling around Australia looking for snakes, crocodiles, turtles, and other creatures to showcase. But each roughly four-minute episode is also designed to demystify many "scary" animals, in hopes of encouraging people to be more curious than scared, and to appreciate these creatures' beauty and place in the wild. 

Randall, much like his late mentor, has a larger-than-life personality that makes everything he says and does entertaining. But some of his bold antics, which includes grabbing snakes from underneath rocks and handling big spiders, sometimes feel invasive. They could also inspire some untrained animal lovers to follow suit. But if you can get past this, Fearless Adventures with Jack Randall offers lots of fascinating animal details. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different species of animals and reptiles featured in Fearless Adventures with Jack Randall. What makes each of them unique? Do you have a favorite one?

  • Can touching and holding wild animals be potentially dangerous? What kind of training do you think is required in order to safely handle wild animals? 

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