Parents' Guide to

Up Close and Dangerous

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Animal-encounter tales may scare the very young.

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Frightening tales and sometimes-aggressive wildlife scenes rule out this show for viewers too little to understand basic animal behavior, but its educational value makes it a good family viewing choice for young tweens and up. Parents will want to reiterate the show's overriding message of respect for wildlife and remind their kids of the danger of approaching any strange animal.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 7, 2006
  • Network: Animal Planet
  • Genre: Educational
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: September 20, 2019

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