Travel to the Ends of the Earth to Find the World's Most Dangerous Animals with "Weird, Wild and Deadly"

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12 April 2015
Weird,Wild and Deadly
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"Weird, Wild and Deadly"
Premieres Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
on Discovery Family Channel

         From the Arctic to Antarctica, the world is full of incredible and formidable creatures-and Discovery Family Channel's newest series, WEIRD, WILD AND DEADLY, is on a mission to find them. Led by British adventurer Steve Backshall, this series brings viewers along for a globe-spanning journey of a lifetime, traveling over 10,000 miles to find deadly places, deadly adventures and deadly animals. Traversing glaciers, jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, WEIRD, WILD AND DEADLY will premiere in the United States on Wed, April 15 at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c.

         "WEIRD, WILD AND DEADLY is a wild rollercoaster of a trip from pole-to-pole, into some of the most dangerous and exhilarating places on earth to find the wildest, craziest animals known to man," said Tom Cosgrove, general manager, Discovery Family Channel. "Steve's infectious spirit, wanderlust and keen expertise about the natural world make for an unforgettable expedition-and an entertaining ride that the entire family will enjoy."

          A consummate adventurer, Steve has circumnavigated the globe time and again to satiate his passion and curiosity about the wild world. In WEIRD, WILD AND DEADLY, Steve treks down through North, Central and South America to Antarctica, and along the way, encounters some of the world's most aggressive predators-from great white sharks and belugas, to Mexican freetail bats and red diamond rattlesnakes. Throughout the series, viewers will see Steve facing our most primeval human fears- being hunted by a polar bear in Svalbard; exploring the underbelly of an Antarctic iceberg alongside a predatory leopard seal; and catching dozens of deadly species of snake and crocodile. WEIRD, WILD AND DEADLY also features Steve's crew in action as they race to capture the action by chasing animals-and experience some heart-pounding escapes.

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