Louis Theroux: America's Most Dangerous Pets (2011)

Director
Jamie Pickup

Main cast
Louis Theroux

Genres
Documentary

Description
The programme follows Theroux as he travels to the United States to meet people who own animals normally found in Africa and Asia, including big cats and dangerous primates. In the programme, Theroux visits GW Exotic Animal Foundation in Oklahoma.


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