Common Sense Media says

Close encounters of the animal kind are iffy for young kids.

Users say

(out of 4 reviews)
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Teen, 13 years old Written bysuper movie reviewer February 8, 2010
i love this show! But he is working with the DEADLEAIST animals in the whole WORLD! That can be scary to younger kids.
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Too much violence
Adult Written byTulananian February 15, 2010

This Show Should Revisit Its Purpose - If One Can Say It Has A Purpose At All

I think this person needs to scale back his act. If he's so allergic to snake bites, why is he handling them without protection! One show had him in a cage in Vegas!!! Come on!!! What will you all do next to boost this loser-rated show's points? It's violent, uninformative and suggests that anyone can run around the globe molesting animals for the the 'sake' of 'science'. What are his credentials? Even if he is trained, he's NO Marlin Perkins. They respected the animals they encountered. This guy seems to get off on the level of danger involved and it's not fun to watch. It squarely places him in the role of aggressor when he digs up and unearths animals who are seeking to have nothing to do with him. Bad form, Animal Planet. Bad form!
Kid, 11 years old July 31, 2010

Boon's rating

This man is crazy! he abuses animals and tackles them to the ground. the sexual content is mild, except for one episode where he picks up a snake and says it has TWO penises. then he touches the snakes private area and the snake bites him and his hand is all bloody. i actually don't blame the snake, but still the show is still nasty!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Kid, 11 years old January 13, 2010


love it girl!!!!
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