Zoo (2015)

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Suggested correction: The power drops out but later on in the episode they have backup power. The problem is that the bat that gets into the base then takes out the backup power.

Eats, Shoots and Leaves - S1-E11

Factual error: They travel to Zambia along the Luangwa to search for leopards and the locals speak Swahili. In that region of Zambia they speak Nyanja or Bemba. I lived in Northerm Zambia for a few years and all the way up to the Tanzania border it was not common for anyone to know Swahili.

First Blood - S1-E1

Factual error: While at the lodge of the safari camp, they find lion tracks. However, there are distinct nail imprints in the tracks. Lions have retractable claws and do not leave nail prints when walking.


First Blood - S1-E1

Other mistake: When he and Chloe encounter a group of lions scouring for food, what tips Oz off that something is wrong is the unusual sight of more than two males together. The more obvious indicator is that they are all male; in lion prides under normal circumstances, the hunting and gathering of food is done by the females.

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Plot hole: How do they travel all over so quickly? Why does it take the same amount of time to travel from one continent as it does city to city? Someone in Paris talks to another in Zambia and bam, they're together all of a sudden.

Wild Things - S1-E12

Factual error: When they arrive at the hospital after Jackson is shot, they show alligators attacking people. Alligators are not native to Africa. Crocodiles would make much more sense, but I would assume either budget or behavioural differences prevented their use.

Murmuration - S1-E9

Plot hole: The team went to look for a leopard with a natural mutation which would imply a black panther or a leopard with a mutation. But then they find normal leopards who have already started killing people, and in the hospital it was clear that the leopards were already exposed to Reiden's Mother Cell, yet they persisted with the "cure".

Sleuths - S1-E7

Other mistake: Whenever the sequence with the bear attack occurs, they're talking about brown bear information and show a video. The video they show depicts a black bear at one point.

Caraquet - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: After Jaime steps on the nail then takes off her shoe and sock, her big toe is black. She stands up in frustration and the long shot shows she's still got her boot on.

Sleuths - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Chloe had a glass of wine though it is not on table in front of her or in her hand. Next shot showing the same table area, there's a glass of wine on the table. (00:20:30)

Show generally

Question: How come Chloe didn't tell the other group what happened when she was kidnapped and held by Alves after she been rescued? She told the group on her cell phone that she will talk about it later but she never did.


Answer: My assumption would be a simple "it's not important" explanation. It's one of those typical selfless things in film where the characters don't provide specific information as to not make other characters worry about them, in addition to her intelligence background she may have just thought it would distract them from their main goal. Nothing really "happened" to her that would really drive plot development either, as she was quickly rescued from the situation. A similar example would be when Chloe called right after the speech she gave, Jamie doesn't tell her that Jackson was shot, just that he was hurt and that he'll be OK. We can assume that she just doesn't want Chloe to worry about him.

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