Animal Intervention: RV Monkeys
Premieres Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Alison and Donald head to Branson, Mo., to meet with Kirby Van Burch, a magician who uses exotic animals in an act he performs more than 300 times a year. He has been close with animals all his life, and even cuddles with a leopard on the couch of his dressing room. Kirby has been criticized for his small enclosures and rigorous production schedule for his main attractions—three tigers and two leopards. Alison and Donald are there to find out if these accusations are true, or if it is all just smoke and mirrors. They then head to the bayous of Louisiana to meet Jim and Donita Clark, who are evading local authorities while housing four capuchin monkeys in their RV. Ironically, their Louisiana home was designed to house the monkeys properly, but as Alison and Donald discover, there is more to the story of the Clarks than meets the eye.
A Magician’s Wildcats: Kirby the magician shows the cameras his intimate relationship with the big cats in his act.