The Jeff Corwin Experience

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The Jeff Corwin Experience
GenreNature documentary
Travel documentary
StarringJeff Corwin
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes42
Original networkAnimal Planet
Original releaseDecember 7, 2000 –
December 3, 2003
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The Jeff Corwin Experience is an American wildlife documentary television program that premiered on the Animal Planet cable channel in 2000. It was hosted by actor and conservationist Jeff Corwin, who previously hosted Disney Channel's Going Wild with Jeff Corwin.


In its initial season, the program included a cobra festival in India, jungles in Thailand, Borneo and the Galápagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador in South America. The following year, the program featured Guyana, Australia and Tanzania. In its third season in 2005, Mexico and Peru were included, as well as Kenya and Uganda in Africa. While the program includes some North American settings, segments have included all the other continents except Antarctica.

The program has educational value, but is produced to entertain as well. Jeff is often bitten or nearly bitten by the animals being described. Jeff also enjoys making numerous jokes and references to pop culture and movies.

Corwin was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in public education from Bridgewater State College. He has long been a proponent of rain forest preservation. Programs such as this and those of Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin (of The Crocodile Hunter) reflect a "human coexistence with wildlife approach" which is in sharp conflict with poachers and past practices in many parts of the world.


Season 1 (2000–01)[edit]

Season 2 (2002)[edit]

Season 3 (2003)[edit]

  • Episode 1 — Botswana: Exploring the Elephant Highway
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2003
  • Episode 2 — Uganda: It's a Croc Story
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2003
  • Episode 3 — Mexico: The Great Snake Hunt
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2003
  • Episode 4 — Peru: Bear Necessities
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2003
  • Episode 5 — Kenya: Hyena, Queen of the Beasts
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2003
  • Episode 6 — Australia: Going Bats Down Under
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2003
  • Episode 7 — Cambodia: Snakes on the Menu
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2003
  • Episode 8 — Indonesia: The Orangutan Freedom Journey
    Animals: Bornean orangutan, (possibly) gibbon, binturong, macaque, sun bear, cobra, (possibly) king cobra
    Original Air Date: October 29, 2003
  • Episode 9 — The Big Bad Wolf?
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2003
  • Episode 10 — Brazil: Saving the Tamarin
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2003
  • Episode 11 — Venezuela: Operation Anaconda
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2003
  • Episode 12 — Where's Jeff?
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2003
  • Episode 13 — The Urban Show
    Original Air Date: December 3, 2003


  1. ^ Nowell, Kristin; Jackson, Peter (1996). Wild Cats: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (PDF). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group. pp. 1–334. ISBN 2-8317-0045-0.

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