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A young scientist searches to find out what's causing a rash of violent animal attacks.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
James Wolk ...  Jackson Oz 39 episodes, 2015-2017
Kristen Connolly ...  Jamie Campbell 39 episodes, 2015-2017
Nonso Anozie ...  Abraham Kenyatta 39 episodes, 2015-2017
Billy Burke ...  Mitch Morgan 39 episodes, 2015-2017
Alyssa Diaz ...  Dariela Marzan 26 episodes, 2016-2017
Josh Salatin ...  Logan / ... 26 episodes, 2016-2017
Nora Arnezeder ...  Chloe Tousignant 18 episodes, 2015-2016
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Violent animal attacks upon humans are occurring all over the world. Jackson Oz, an American zoologist who offers safaris in Africa, begins to notice the animals' strange behavior and takes it upon himself to solve the reason why before these attacks become more coordinated and ferocious. Written by Soumik Ghosh

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English

Release Date:

30 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Season 2 is expected to air in summer of 2016. See more »

Goofs

Mount Kilimanjaro features in some scenes but it is in Tanzania not in Botswana. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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The idea might have worked, but both the fauna and humans are far from engaging
1 July 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Zoo has a simple concept of animals rebelling against humans. Enough is enough for them as they randomly converge on some tree or attack random passerby. It has merit since with both viewpoints from savanna and urban locales simultaneously detect anomalies. Unfortunately, there's not much interest sparked by the human characters while the animals certainly can't carry the show by themselves.

Its most problematic issue is the awkward writing. None of the personalities are fascinating, in fact nearly everyone is either showing exaggerated emotions or lack of urgency. For the city perspective, we have the story of a journalist who writes blog of preserving animal rights. She's meant to be a strong female lead, but sadly she just seems preachy and unapproachable.

The savanna cast is very elementary, they even react very stiff in face of danger, bantering about theory while the animals literally just attacked them. I reckon it could be better if presentation could resemble Jurassic Park or Planet of the Apes, but such caliber is not within the Zoo's grasp.

Ultimately, the show sounds rather tediously pretentious and nonsensical. It could build tension, but it would be a long trek for audience to follow since there's no character, walking with paws or feet, is worthy on investing time on.


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