A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Messages about respecting the environment and conservation are clear in each episode. Steve takes some risks, but always with the goal of learning and informing.
Violence & Scariness
Some scenes of animals killing and eating others.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Breeding and mating behavior is pointed out when it occurs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this show's stars include crocodiles, lizards, and snakes, and although the host doesn't seem to mind, he occasionally does get nibbled on (and bitten). Part of that is due to his tendency to get in the animals' faces, behavior that kids shouldn't imitate at home. Kids who are leery of bugs and reptiles may want to tune out. Animals are shown close-up in their natural habitats, and viewers are inundated with fun facts about the creatures. Parents may have to answer questions about "breeding" or "mating," as the host often points out occurrences when they're available. Note: Host Steve Irwin was killed in September 2006 following an encounter with a wild stingray.
Is It Any Good?
The Crocodile Hunter is great for kids who love animal facts, and the ick factor no doubt will add to the fun for some. But parents take note -- Steve often pokes, prods, and pulls at the animals to capture them or prompt some sort of reaction, so kids might need a reminder to not do the same to the creatures they meet.
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