Animal Underworld

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (8)

Animal Underworld is a three-part television series that explores the illegal market for exotic animals in the United States. Henry Rollins is your guide as he navigates through the black market present in America for the purchase of exotic animals for either as a pet, or in more disturbing cases for use in rituals of a dark nature. The series is divided into three parts exploring all aspects involved from finding a seller, to the final fate of the animal involved, see for yourself the other side of exotic animal purchasing.

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Wild Hunger
3. Wild Hunger
May 28, 2012
In North Carolina, Henry Rollins tags along with people who make meals from roadkill. In Vietnam, Henrys afternoon snack of snake blood, heart and bile is considered a delicacy and believed to bring strength. And a trip to the local market reveals a shop where animals are used to create special medicinal wines believed to have healing powers.
Beast Worship
2. Beast Worship
May 28, 2012
Go inside the divine and sometimes taboo ways humans worship animals as Henry Rollins investigates why some animals are expendable in one culture but considered holy in another. In India, the connection to cattle is spiritual, nutritional and medicinal even cow urine is believed to have healing qualities when consumed a theory Henry tests firsthand. And visit a Hindu temple where hundreds of rats, believed to be holy, crawl underfoot as visitors come to feed them and pay their respects.
Fatal Obsession
1. Fatal Obsession
May 28, 2012
Henry Rollins examines everything from dangerous pets to gator wrestling to illegal animal fighting. What drives someone to wrestle a 10-foot croc? Or handle cobras every day? Or hunt and capture a wild boar? Henry digs deep into people's pastimes to uncover where the boundary lies between civilized and wild, safe and deadly, coddling and cruel.
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Animal Underworld is a three-part television series that explores the illegal market for exotic animals in the United States. Henry Rollins is your guide as he navigates through the black market present in America for the purchase of exotic animals for either as a pet, or in more disturbing cases for use in rituals of a dark nature.

The series is divided into three parts exploring all aspects involved from finding a seller, to the final fate of the animal involved, see for yourself the other side of exotic animal purchasing.

Animal Underworld is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on May 28, 2012.

Where to Watch Animal Underworld

Animal Underworld is available for streaming on the National Geographic Wild website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Animal Underworld on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 28, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (8)