14 “SECRET” Behind The Scenes Facts–Naked And Afraid (Madagascar)

1.  At night, a hedgehog-looking creature would visit our cave.  We named him Steve.  One night he came waddling out of his hole and fell right on top of Eva! She screamed so loud I thought she was being attacked! Then we realized he was just a harmless blind hedgehog!  We decided to name him Steve,…

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Naked And Afraid ‘EXPOSED’–Q and A with Jeff Zausch

What appealed to you about the show? I live my life to do the things that nobody else has ever done before! I think of myself as a pioneer, breaking the trail for all that come after me! My father, Matthew Zausch, was the greatest survivalist that I have ever known, trying to live up…

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Pocatello Survivalist ‘Naked But Not Afraid’

POCATELLO, Idaho – Imagine being dropped off in the middle of nowhere, without clothes, food or civilization to help keep your sanity intact. That’s exactly what happened to Jeff Zausch, 27, of Pocatello, when he showed-off his survival skills on the Discovery Channel’s hit television series “Naked and Afraid.” “It really is the most ultimate,…

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Duo Survives — Barely: Pocatello Man, Ariz. Woman Left 21 Days In Desert, Naked

POCATELLO — Naked and starving, Pocatello’s Jeff Zausch found himself in the Madagascar desert for 21 days last October and November. The 2011 Idaho State University and 2005 Century High School graduate had to rely solely on his survival skills and those of his naked companion, Eva Rupert, of Flagstaff, Ariz., to endure the ordeal.…

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Naked Reality Contestant Bites Off Lizard’s Head — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

This Sunday’s episode of the Discovery Channel’s survival reality show Naked and Afraid will find one contestant in a self-described epic battle with a lizard he intends on eating in order to survive. “I’ve already burnt more calories than I’m gonna get from eating the guy, but I don’t like this lizard,” Jeff Zausch says as he…

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