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  • WORLD'S WEIRDEST

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World's Weirdest is an amazing series where you will see the strangest, freakiest, weirdest, and just plain "out of this world" behaviours ever seen in the animal kingdom. From beasts that develop their babies in their mothers back; to strange adaptations that enable creatures to survive in extreme environments; to alien-looking body parts and camouflage, World's Weirdest will cover it all.

World's Weirdest: Freaks on Land
In the animal kingdom, there's no shortage of bizarre behaviour. This episode burrows high and low ground to unearth some of the creepiest creatures who crawl on this planet! They range from those that fend off prey by squirting blood from their eyeballs, to others who eat their partner's right after mating, to others who raise their offspring in the carcasses of dead animals. And that's just a sampling of over 20 species whose antics you can hardly believe...or turn away from.

World's Weirdest: Freaks in the Ocean
Dive deep into the realm of creepy aquatic creatures to uncover the world's most bizarre water-dwelling tenants. Among them, a fish with a transparent head shows off everything it's got. Hermaphrodite flatworms battle to determine which among them will be male or female. A master-of-disguise octopus camouflages itself as a rock, a plant and even as a snake, to capture prey or elude pursuit. A lizard literally walks on water, while a fish "walks" on dry land to find a mate, and that's just for starters.

World's Weirdest: Freaks of the Sky
Get ready to brush feathers with the freakiest members of the winged world. Take a whirlwind tour of the planet's wackiest and most fearsome fliers. Check out dancing manikins that bust out the moonwalk to impress the ladies; shrikes that impale their prey before ripping it apart; and lyrebirds with enough snazzy solos for a whole glee club. Plus discover that the sky isn't just for the birds. Venture into treetops ruled by gliding snakes and rivers teeming with jumping carp staging an airborne invasion. For the grand finale, get cosy with the botfly, a pest that's sure to get under your skin... literally.

 

EPISODE GUIDE

  • World's Weirdest: Freaks In The Ocean
    Can a lizard walk on water? And can a fish walk on dry land? Dive into the realm of creepy aquatic creatures with us to find out!
  • World's Weirdest: Freaks On The Land
    There's no shortage of bizarre behavior.We burrow high ground and low to unearth some of the creepiest creatures who crawl on this planet.
  • World's Weirdest: Freaks Of The Sky
    Brush feathers with the freakiest denizens of the winged world as we take to the sky... though some of the freaks don't even need wings for takeoff!
  • World's Weirdest: Freaks On Land
    Some land creatures are so bizarre they defy imagination. Follow us to unearth some of the creepiest creatures who crawl around this planet.
  • World's Weirdest: Strange Love
    From sex-changing fish to rodents that mate themselves to death, finding a partner in the natural world is a task fit only for the world's weirdest.
  • World's Weirdest: Freaky Eats
    Some animals do have unusual food choices, and Freaky Eats will whet your appetite with the weirdest animal meals ever!
  • World's Weirdest: Bizarre Battles
    World's Weirdest Warfare proves that to the freaks go the spoils. We investigate the atypical tactics of predators and prey struggling to dominate and survive.
  • World's Weirdest: Oddities
    Stunning mutations, shocking survivors and freakish feats, all caught on film. World's Weirdest Oddities is certainly a nature’s freak show.
  • World's Weirdest: Almost Human
    Are we like animals…or are they like us? World's Weirdest Almost Human demonstrates that the line separating us from our furry, feathered or scaly friends can be hard to draw.
  • World's Weirdest: Sneak Attacks
    Witness freak encounters, unexpected assaults and killer animal instincts - these are the World's Weirdest Sneak Attacks.
  • World's Weirdest: Freaky All-Stars
    We've saved the best for last in this tour of the bizarre. The All-Stars of weirdness are movers and shakers, tricksters, brawlers and freaks.
  • World's Weirdest: Animals Behaving Badly
    From primal pranksters to indiscriminate mating, cameras roll as unsuspecting animals are caught behaving badly.
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