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The Freek Show

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Science  06 Dec 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6163, pp. 1164-1165
DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6163.1164

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At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country, the Netherlands, he is known primarily as a TV celebrity. Vonk's wildlife shows, known for his enthusiastic storytelling, air every day, and Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, where Vonk has a half-time appointment, has made him its public face.