Written by Rachel Scherr, Associate Producer of Freaks and Creeps My whole career I’ve loved working on host-driven animal shows.  So when I got the call asking if I’d have any interest to work on a host-driven show about the world’s weirdest animals, I was immediately intrigued.  They sent me Lucy’s blog and then I…

Typically South Africa is known for the Big Five: lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants and rhinos. But not for Lucy Cooke, advocate and avenger for the lesser-known and unloved animals of the world. 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.…

Borneo is a bit like Alice in Wonderland, a topsy-turvy land where animals have been drinking magic potions that make them grow into giants or shrink into midgets. The kind of place where forgone of the world’s smallest frogs, about the size of a pea, is dwarfed by the world’s longest bug—a stick insect that…

Lucy Cooke loves the animals that the rest of us don’t think twice about. The ugly. The underdogs. The unappreciated species that sadly do not get as much love and adoration as the fuzzy or the “cute”. We shun these outcasts because of their appearance, their unfriendly demeanor, or their unsavory reputation. Lucy firmly believes…

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…

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. Cooke’s popular blogs, online videos, films, and TV programs bring her trademark humor and quirky storytelling style to a serious message: If we only care for the best…

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…