Jeff Corwin Unleashed

 
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Lions and tigers and cobras, oh my! Kids OK.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Corwin teaches about the natural state of the animals, their environment, their dangers, and their importance. He's very considerate about leaving animals in their habitat after filming and discussion. A diverse group of experts joins him throughout the series.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a wildlife series for kids, but little ones might need a slow introduction to these animals from around the globe, which include Asiatic lions, Bengal tigers, Hanuman langurs, spitting cobras, and blue-tongued skinks. The host shows great appreciation for the animals and for preserving their natural world. Kids will learn about various aspects of the animals' lives, from what they eat to where they live.

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What's the story?

JEFF CORWIN UNLEASHED channels the herpetologist's passion for wildlife into a show for kids. Slightly slower-paced and more thoughtful than the manic Croc Files, Jeff Corwin Unleashed not only gives kids fascinating facts about various animals, but also shows how animals adapt to and interact with their environments. Corwin interacts with local scientists, guides, and trackers in the various locations he travels to, which allows the show to introduce experts from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, all dedicated to preserving wildlife.

Is it any good?

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Corwin almost glows with enthusiasm as he encounters a Bengal tiger in India, creeps closer to a snoozing Asiatic lion with her cubs nearby, or handles a deadly spitting cobra. His excitement helps bring the science to life as he explains facts about each animal's biology, behaviors, and habitat in terms that kids will easily understand. Kids accustomed to striking, close-up shots of captive animals might find the show's photography a bit dull and the animals hard to spot, but there's an extra thrill in knowing that you're seeing animals in the wild, where they belong. This is a show with a lot to offer and is an especially good fit for kids who already like animals and want to learn more.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about biology and ecology. The series lends itself to discussions about conservation, human-animal interactions, and what we can do to help wild animals survive. The series can create an opportunity to research the animals further at the library or (supervised) on the Internet.

TV details

Cast:Jeff Corwin
Network:Discovery Kids
Genre:Educational
Topics:Science and nature, Wild animals
TV rating:TV-Y7

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Adult Written bydjb952 April 9, 2008
 

This one's OK

In my rating I said this was OK for kids 5-7, but actually I believe all kids can watch this program. It shows the marvels of nature, as well as its dangers. Corwin shows how one respects wildlife in their natural habitat and recognizes the dangers that are present. It is a good an entertaining show.
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
 

you can learn more!

Jeff Corwin has entertained people like me for years and still is it's fun for people over and uner my age because some laugh and also learn at the same time. I would recomened that 6 and up year olds should watch it because then they get an early start on learning about animals they might know more than other kids in there classes. most other kids end up whatching cartoons that can teach them things that aren't real or you can't really do and it's true that happend to me but now playing learning and watching things i can learn from so that is why Jeff Corwin unleashed is great for learning.

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