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Freaks & Creeps: Africa's Freaky Five

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Freaks & Creeps: Africa's Freaky Five
Zoologist Lucy Cooke is on a quest to champion the oddball creatures of the animal kingdom and show the world what these underdogs can offer. Lucy heads to South Africa in search of Cape vultures, sungazer girdled lizards, golden-brown baboon spiders and chacma baboons. She'll do whatever it takes to get to know and help these animals. She jumps off cliffs to get an up-close view of a vulture's 8-foot wingspan and braves lightning to touch a lizard that looks like a dragon from Middle Earth.

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