Freaks & Creeps

Freaks & Creeps

Synopsis

Lucy Cooke loves the animals that the rest of us don't think twice about. The ugly. The underdogs. The unappreciated. The species that sadly do not get as much love and adoration as the more fuzzy or "cute" animals do. Whether we shun them because of their appearance, their unfriendly demeanor, or their unsanitary reputations, these animals still have something to share - and something to teach us. Now Lucy's on a globe-spanning quest from Borneo to South Africa and all the way to Tasmania to champion these ignored creatures and to make you love them as much as she does.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Weirdest Monkey Alive

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    Lucy Cooke is on a one-woman mission to show why the ugly, weird and overlooked animals of the world can be cute, cuddly and deserving of attention. Join her as she heads off to the rainforests of Borneo. Borneo is its own very unique crucible of weirdness - with countless strange creatures that can only be found there. Lucy's goal is get up close with the giant-nosed proboscis monkey to figure out why this creature looks so strange. Along the way, she finds many other "odd ones" - animals that have come up with all kinds of strange adaptations so they can survive in the forest of Borneo. Lucy finds dung beetles in action - eating dung; frogs...

  • Devil Island

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    Lucy Cooke loves the animals that the rest of us don't think twice about. She's off to a remote Australian island- Tasmania- to determine which animal deserves the title "ultimate weirdo". The competition is fierce: With a face like a retired boxer and a scream to send chills down her spine, the scrappy Tasmanian devil seems to be a prime contender. Also on the ballot, a spiny, termite-eating, egg-laying mammal with a four-headed penis called the echidna. And how about an animal with the bill like a duck, body of a mammal and defense system like a reptile for top billing? As Lucy journeys across Tasmania, she comes to see Mother Nature's creative...

  • Africa's Freaky Five

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    Lucy's on a hunt for the more enigmatic Freaky Five: Cape vultures, sungazer girdled lizards, golden-brown baboon tarantulas, ground pangolins, and chacma baboons. The Freaky Five are all important to South Africans and their traditions.