(rock'n'roll music plays)

In an animated frame, fast clip shows images of different animals: horses, llamas, pandas rolling down a ladder, a dog jumping for a treat, cats skateboarding, giraffes fighting one another and a snake lurking on the forest floor.

A son plays that says HUSTLE AROUND WITH THE
PONDERING PANDAS
TEACHING A DOG TRICKS
DISCOVERING ANSWERS
WE LOVE OUR CRAZY CRITTERS
WE LOOK TO FIND OUT
WHAT THEY DO
IT'S CREATURE MANIA
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

The name of the show appears in yellow animal print letters on an orange background. It reads "Creature Mania."

Alfie walks in his bamboo tree house.

Alfie is in his twenties, with short curly brown hair and wears eggshell trousers and a black T-shirt with white rims.

He says HEY HEY CREATURE MANIACS,
WELCOME TO THE SHOW THAT'S ALL
ABOUT OUR ANIMAL FRIENDS
AND COMPLETELY CREATURE CRAZY.
IT'S
CREATURE MANIA.
AND HAVE I GOT A SHOW FOR YOU.
FROM FURRY TO FABULOUS.
COMING UP...

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says WE FIND OUT HOW MANY BRAINS
AN OCTOPUS HAS,
WHAT'S THE STORY WITH FIG WASPS
AND MEET THE WORLD'S BIGGEST
SNAKE.
WE HAVE A LAUGH WITH PANDA
AND PONY,
CHECK OUT AN ANIMAL WITH THE
POWER OF PROPHECY
AND MEET SOME CHOOKS IN
PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS LOTS MORE.
IT'S GOING TO BE A PACKED SHOW.
FIRST THINGS FIRST,
LET'S GO SAY HI TO DR. KATRINA
AND THE WONDER DOGS AND FIND OUT
ABOUT TODAY'S TRICK.
IT IS...
A caption reads "Dog Tricks."

Doctor Katrina is in her thirties, with long straight brown hair and wears jeans and a hot pink Creature Mania T-shirt.

She sits on the grass with 4 brown and white dogs and says HI AND WELCOME TO DOG TRICKS.
I AM DR. KATRINA.
I AM HERE WITH THE BEAUTIFUL
WONDER DOGS.
TODAY WE ARE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO JUMP
THROUGH A HOOP.
NOW SKETCHY IS GOING TO
DEMONSTRATE THIS ONE FOR US.
LET'S LEARN A BIT ABOUT HER.
MEET SKETCH,
SHE'S SEVEN YEARS OLD.
SHE'S KNOWN
FOR HAVING AN UNUSUAL COAT COVER
AND DIFFERENT COLOURED EYES.
HER NICKNAMES ARE SKITS
AND SKIDDITCH.

A white and golden brown dog stands on a bench.

Katrina says SKETCH IS THE FREE SPIRIT
OF THE WONDER DOG TEAM.
SHE'S SOMETIMES NAUGHTY
AND HAS LOTS OF CHARACTER.
HER HOBBIES, WELL THERE'S
SO MANY.
THEY INCLUDE CHASING BIRDS,
DIVING INTO THE DAM
AND RUNNING AROUND LIKE CRAZY.
HER FAVOURITE TRICKS ARE
JUMPING,
DOING HANDSTANDS AND SKIPPING.

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says HER NAUGHTIEST DEED,
JUMPING UP ONTO THE KITCHEN
BENCH TO REACH FOOD.
PET HATES: WELL SHE HATES HAVING
SMELLY THINGS WASHED OFF HER.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE SKETCH:
QUIRKY, MISCHIEVOUS
AND ENERGETIC.

A caption reads "Jump through hoop."

Sketch jumps through a hoop Katrina holds.

Katrina says HEY.
JUMPING THROUGH A HOOP IS A
TRICK DOGS REALLY ENJOY.
IT'S A GREAT WAY TO HAVE FUN
AND EXERCISE YOUR DOG
AT THE SAME TIME.
YOU START WITH THE HOOP LOW TO
THE GROUND, OR ON THE GROUND,
AND GRADUALLY BUILD UP
THE HEIGHT.
YAY.
WELL NOW WE'VE SEEN AN EXPERT
DEMONSTRATION,
LET'S GO SEE WHO'S HERE
TO TRAIN THEIR DOG.
I AM HERE TODAY WITH BEN
AND HIS VERY CUTE DOG LOUIS.
TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
LOUIS.

Ben is around 11, with short wavy blond hair and wears blue shorts and a burgundy T-shirt.

Ben says WELL HE IS VERY PLAYFUL
AND LIKES TO JUST RUN AROUND.
ESPECIALLY RUN AROUND THE POOL.

Katrina says IS IT FUN TO GO FOR A SWIM?

Ben says YEP.

Katrina says SO WHAT'S THE MOST FUN
YOU HAVE WITH HIM?

Bens says PLAYING AROUND WITH HIM.
SOMETIMES I TAKE HIM
FOR SOME WALKS.

Katrina says HAVE YOU DONE ANY TRAINING
WITH HIM?

Ben says SOME.
JUST THE BASICS: SIT, COME,
STAY.

Katrina says THEY ARE GOOD.
THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO GET
THOSE BASICS.
IF YOU HAD TO TELL ME THREE
WORDS TO DESCRIBE HIM?

Ben says PLAYFUL, LOVING, DETERMINED.

Katrina says WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT
HAVING A DOG?

Ben says LIKE IF I'M BORED, UMM HE IS
ALWAYS HERE FOR ME

Katrina says YEP.

Ben says AND HE CARES ABOUT ME.

Katrina says WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO SOME TRICK
TRAINING?

Ben says SURE.

Katrina says EXCELLENT.

Katrina says LOUIS ARE YOU READY?
LET'S GO.
TODAY BEN AND I ARE GOING
TO TEACH LOUIS
HOW TO JUMP THROUGH A HOOP.
NOW TO START THIS WE JUST HAVE
THE HOOP ON THE GROUND
AND I'LL GET YOU TO LEAN THROUGH
WITH THE TREAT,
YEAH RIGHT THROUGH THE HOOP
AND THEN ENCOURAGE HIM THROUGH.
LOUIS, LOUIS.
CALL HIM THROUGH.
PERFECT.
AND HE GETS THE TREAT WHEN HE
GOES THROUGH THE HOOP.
THAT'S STEP ONE.
WE'LL KEEP PRACTICING.
WE'LL COME BACK WITH STEP TWO
SOON,
WHICH IS TO LIFT THE HOOP
A LITTLE OFF THE GROUND.
GOOD BOY.

Alfie says THAT LITTLE FUR BALL IS
HILARIOUS.
I BET HE'LL BE JUMPING THROUGH
THE HOOP IN NO TIME AT ALL.
WELL HOPEFULLY.
WE'LL FIND OUT HOW THEY'RE
GETTING
ON WITH THEIR TRAINING A BIT
LATER IN THE SHOW.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME
FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

An announcer says DID YOU KNOW... ..THAT WHEN A WASP
DIES INSIDE OF A FIG, AN ENZYME
IN THE FIG WILL BREAK DOWN
THE CARCASS
AND ABSORB IT INTO THE FIG
AS A PROTEIN?
IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT TOO MUCH
IT CAN SEEM KIND OF DISGUSTING.
WHEN YOU EAT A FIG,
THERE'S A DECENT CHANCE YOU'RE
ALSO EATING A DEAD FIG WASP.
BUT YOU WON'T SEE, FEEL
OR TASTE IT BECAUSE IT IS
ABSORBED INTO THE FIG ITSELF,
SO WHAT YOU DON'T SEE
CAN'T GROSS YOU OUT.
RIGHT?
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says AND NOW MY CREATURE MANIACS
IT'S TIME TO MEET A FEW OTHER
PALS OF MINE.
THEY'RE ARTICULATE,
THEY'RE GLIB, THEY'RE WORDY
AND THEY'RE SLICK.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE TALKING
ABOUT?
AND NO IT'S NOT ME.
IT'S MY TWO FRIENDS,
THE TWO BOBS.

Crocodile Bob 1 says I OFFICIALLY CALL THIS ANIMAL
EATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING
TO ORDER.

Crocodile Bob 2 says BOB, BOB, BOB.

Crocodile Bob 1 says A PLACE WHERE VEGANS...

Crocodile Bob 2 says BOB CAN I JUST SAY SOMETHING
BEFORE WE BEGIN?

Crocodile Bob 1 says YOU CAN BOB.
THIS IS A SAFE PLACE.

Crocodile Bob 2 says YES THIS IS AHH, MEETING AS YOU
SAID RIGHT?

Crocodile Bob 1 says YES IT IS.

Crocodile Bob 2 says WELL EVERY TIME YOU SAY MEET
IT JUST MAKES ME THINK OF... ..MEAT.

Crocodile Bob 1 says OH, HANG ON.
YEAH I SEE HOW THAT COULD BE
A PROBLEM.
FROM NOW ON IT WILL BE KNOWN
AS A GATHERING.

Crocodile Bob 2 says GATHERING YES.

Crocodile Bob 1 says A GATHERING.

Crocodile Bob 2 says GATHERING YES, THAT'S GOOD.
THANKS BOB.

Crocodile Bob 1 says THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

Crocodile Bob 2 says OKAY, I'VE GOT TO GO.
I JUST REMEMBERED SOMEWHERE
I GATHERED SOME MEAT.

(stomach growls)

Alfie says TWO BOBS TALKING NONSENSE
ALL RIGHT.
HILARIOUS.
WE'LL FIND OUT WHAT ELSE THEY
HAVE TO SAY A BIT LATER ON.
IT'S TIME NOW
FOR SOME BRAIN NOURISHMENT,
LET'S TEST YOUR ANIMAL KNOWLEDGE
AND FIND OUT
SOME FASCINATING FACTS.
IT'S CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
CAN SQUEEZE THE LIFE OUT
OF ITS DINNER?
IS IT A
THE SLOWLY SLIDING
SLIMY SNAIL?

The snail says AH HA.

The announcer says IS IT B THE FREAKISHLY TALL
AFRICAN GIRAFFE?
OR IS IT C THE LARGEST SNAKE
IN THE WORLD
THE SOUTH AMERICAN ANACONDA?
IF YOU ANSWERED C THE ANACONDA
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE ANACONDA USES CONSTRICTION
TO CRUSH THE LIFE OUT
OF ITS PREY.
THEY COIL AROUND THEIR VICTIM
AND TIGHTEN-UP THE MUSCLE COILS,
MEANING THAT THEIR PREY
CAN'T BREATHE.

(SCREAM)

The announcer says AFTER EATING THE VICTIM
OF ITS DEATH-HUG,
THE ANACONDA CAN GO FOR WEEKS,
SOMETIMES MONTHS WITHOUT HAVING
ANOTHER BIG MEAL.

The anaconda burps.

The announcer says THE ANACONDA IS THE HEAVIEST
SNAKE IN THE WORLD.
IT CAN WEIGH MORE THAN THREE
GROWN UP HUMANS PUT TOGETHER.
HMM, WHAT'S THAT?
AND SINCE THE ANACONDA NEVER
STOPS GROWING,
EVENTUALLY THE SNAKE CAN BECOME
LONG ENOUGH TO WRAP ITSELF
AROUND A SCHOOL BUS.

Alfie says ALL RIGHT GUYS, STILL TO COME
ON TODAY'S SHOW.
WE HAVE MORE CANINE CRAZINESS
IN DOG TRICKS,
LOADS OF LAUGHS
WITH BAD PUN PONY,
AND A TRUCKLOAD
OF ANIMAL AMAZINGNESS
IN CREATURE QUIZ,
SOME ASTONISHING ANIMAL FACTS
AND WE MEET OUR PET AND GUEST
AND HERE IS SOME HILARITY
FROM THE TWO BOBS.
ALL THAT STILL TO COME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW... ..A WEDDELL SEAL PUP PUTS ON
NINETY KILOGRAMS
IN ONLY SIX WEEKS.

The weddell seal says WOAH.
IT NEEDS A THICK LAYER
OF FAT AS INSULATION
IF IT'S TO SURVIVE
IN THE ICY WATER.
EVENTUALLY ITS BODY WILL BE
FIFTY PERCENT BLUBBER
AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE MUM'S MILK
IS SIXTY PERCENT FAT.

A baby seal says MAMA.

The announcer says THAT'S AT LEAST TEN TIMES MORE
FAT THAN IN COW'S MILK
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says YOU KNOW SEALS HAVE ALWAYS
REMINDED ME OF DOGS.
I THINK IT'S THOSE
BIG ADORABLE EYES.
BUT THE DOG WE'RE ABOUT TO GO
SEE DEFINITELY DOES NOT
LOOK LIKE A SEAL.
OH NO.
THIS CURLY BALL
OF FLUFF IS A BIT TOO HAIRY
FOR SEAL LOOK-A-LIKE
COMPETITIONS.
SO IT'S TIME TO GO SEE
HOW BEN AND LOUIS ARE DOING
IN DOG TRICKS PART TWO.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
I AM HERE WITH BEN AND LOUIS.
WE ARE TEACHING LOUIS TO JUMP
THROUGH A HOOP.
OUR FIRST STEP
WAS TO JUST GET HIM COMFORTABLE
WALKING ROUND IT.
HELLO YOU ARE GOING TO DO THAT
ARE YOU?
THROUGH YOU GO.
GOOD BOY.
GIVE HIM A TREAT.

Ben says THERE YOU GO LOUIS.

Katrina says OUR SECOND STEP IS TO TAKE
THE HOOP A LITTLE BIT
OFF THE GROUND AND ENCOURAGE
HIM TO JUMP THROUGH IT.
YOU ARE GOING TO LURE HIM AGAIN
SO YOU ARE GOING TO REACH
THROUGH THE HOOP WITH THE TREAT.
LOUIS, LOUIS, LOUIS.
COME BACK.
HERE.
QUICK, QUICK.
GET HIM TO WALK THROUGH.
GOOD BOY.
SO I WILL HAVE HIM OVER HERE
FOR YOU.
I AM GOING TO LIFT IT UP
A LITTLE BIT
AND I NEED YOU TO REACH THROUGH
AND REALLY ENCOURAGE HIM.
OKAY CALL HIM THROUGH.

Ben says LOUIS, LOUIS.
COME ON LOUIS.

Katrina says GOOD BOY LOUIS.
HE IS GOING A LITTLE SLOWLY
BUT HE IS GETTING THERE
AND HE IS OBVIOUSLY ABLE TO
CLIMB OVER
OR JUMP OVER THE HOOP.
WE'LL KEEP PRACTICING
AND WE WILL COME BACK WITH STEP
THREE WHICH IS TO NOT USE
THE LURE
AND SEE IF WE CAN GET HIM
JUMPING.
GOOD BOY.

Alfie says WE'LL CATCH UP WITH THEM
A BIT LATER.
BUT FIRST TIME
FOR SOME BELLY WOBBLING, ROLLING
ON THE FLOOR, HA-DE-HA LAUGHING.
WELL SHE THINKS SO.
YEP, GIVE IT UP FOR OUR
FAVOURITE HORSE WHO HOWLS,
HAND OVER THE MIC TO
BAN PUN PONY.

A caption reads "It’s Bad Pun Pony!"

A clip shows a brown pony galloping and neighing on a field.

Bad Pun Pony says WHAT DO YOU CALL A PIG THAT'S
BEEN ARRESTED
FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING?
ROAD HOG.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE.
WHAT DO YOU CALL AN ELEPHANT
IN A PHONE BOOTH?
STUCK.

Kids say BAD PUN PONY, YAY.

Alfie says WHAT A KNEE SLAPPER.
WE'LL HAVE MORE
FROM OUR JOKESTER PONY
ON THE NEXT SHOW
BUT NOW IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE
OF SCENERY.
LET'S HAVE A BIT
OF A BRAIN TRAIN
AND SEE IF WE CAN ANSWER THIS
ONE CORRECTLY.
YES, IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER
CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcers says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS KNOWS
HOW TO MEDICATE THEMSELVES?
IS IT A THE CHAMELEON?
WOW.
LOOK AT THAT PRECISE STRIKE.
DO YOU THINK BEING A CHEMIST
IS ALSO ONE OF ITS IMPRESSIVE
SKILLS?
B THE COW.
SLOW MOVING AND UNASSUMING,
BUT PERHAPS THEY COULD BE THE
MIRACLE HEALERS
OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM.
OR C THE SHEEP?
NOT KNOWN FOR ITS BRAINS, BUT
MAYBE THEY COULD SURPRISE US.
IF YOU CHOSE A THE CHAMELEON,
YOU'D BE INCORRECT.
BUT IF YOU CHOSE C THE SHEEP
SURPRISINGLY YOU'RE CORRECT.
THEY CAN SELF-MEDICATE.
LONG CONSIDERED ONE
OF THE WORLD'S LEAST
INTELLECTUAL CREATURES,
THE SHEEP IS ACTUALLY AN
OUTSTANDING CHEMIST.
SCIENTISTS SUGGEST SHEEP MAY
SELF-MEDICATE BY EATING
PARTICULAR PLANTS TO REMEDY
VARIOUS AILMENTS.
EXPERIMENTS SHOW THAT SHEEP
NATURALLY INFECTED WITH
PARASITIC WORMS WILL SELECT
PLANTS THAT ACT AS AN INTERNAL
CLEANSING AGENT AND EAT
THEIR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH.
WHO KNOWS,
PERHAPS ONE DAY FARMERS COULD
SAVE A FORTUNE
IN PHARMACEUTICALS,
SIMPLY BY PLANTING A VARIETY
OF DIFFERENT HERBS
IN THEIR FIELDS
FOR SELF-MEDICATING SHEEP.

People say HOORAY.

Alfie says WHAT AMAZING CREATURES.
SO COOL.
ALL RIGHT CREATURE FANS STILL
TO COME ON TODAY'S SHOW:
AN AMAZING ANIMAL FACT,
WE MEET TODAY'S PET AND N TELL
GUESTS, IN THE HOUSE.
THERE'S AN ADORABLE ANIMAL
IN TOO CUTE,
PLUS SOME MUSINGS FROM OUR
FAVORITE BLACK AND WHITE BEAR
THE FANTASTIC PONDERING PANDA.
ALL THAT STILL TO COME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW... ..THE OCTOPUS IS CONSIDERED
ONE OF THE MOST INTELLIGENT
ANIMALS ON THE PLANET.

The octopus says REALLY?

The announcer says IF THREATENED THE OCTOPUS
SQUIRTS OUT AN INK CLOUD TO
CONFUSE ITS PREDATORS.
THE INK IS MADE IN SPECIAL INK
SACS INSIDE THE OCTOPUS' BODY,
AND CONTAINS A SPECIAL SUBSTANCE
CALLED MELANIN.
IT'S THOUGHT THAT IT CONFUSES
PREDATORS LIKE SHARKS THAT RELY
ON THEIR SENSE OF SMELL TO HUNT,
SO THE OCTOPUS CAN MAKE A QUICK
GETAWAY.
THE OCTOPUS'S INK SAC IS LOCATED
RIGHT NEXT TO ITS BOTTOM.
SO YOU COULD SAY THE OCTOPUS
FART THE INK OUT.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says OKAY CREATURE MANIACS TIME
FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT,
MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE SHOW.
WE'RE GOING TO MEET A SPECIAL
GUEST
AND THEIR SPECIAL PET FRIEND
RIGHT HERE, IN THE HOUSE
BUT FIRST...
(MUSIC AND BOING SOUNDS)

A clip shows a dog hopping up and down like a kangaroo on a field.

((MUSIC PLAYS))

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie says INTRODUCING ROSIE.
SHE'S BROUGHT IN HER PET
CHICKEN TO SHOW US.
HELLO ROSIE.

Rosie says HELLO ALFIE.

Rosie is around 8, with long straight brown hair in a braided do. She wears a denim skirt and a white shirt.

Alfie says SO AHH, WHO IS THIS?

Rosie says HER NAME IS JEMIMA.

Alfie says JEMIMA?

Rosie says AND WHAT KIND OF A CHICKEN
IS A JEMIMA?

Alfie says A BOUNTAN PECAN.

Rosie says SHE'S A BOUNTAN PECAN.

Alfie says IT'S A TYPE OF CHICKEN.

Alfie says YEAH, OKAY.
AND WHAT IS THIS?

Rosie says IT'S AN EGG.

Alfie says AN EGG.
DID JEMIMA LAY THAT EGG?

Rosie says YEAH, SHE LAID IT ON MY LAP.

Alfie says WHEN DID SHE LAY THAT EGG?

Rosie says IN THE STUDIO.

Alfie says REALLY?
SO SHE LITERALLY JUST LAID IT
ON YOUR LAP NOT LONG AGO?

Rosie says YES.

Alfie says CHICKENS.
CHICKENS FORM COMPLEX SOCIAL
STRUCTURES
KNOWN AS PECKING ORDERS.
EVERY CHICKEN KNOWS HIS
OR HER PLACE
ON THE SOCIAL LADDER.
CHICKENS EXPERIENCE REM.
WHICH IS RAPID EYE MOVEMENT.
WHICH MEANS LIKE HUMANS
THEY DREAM.
THERE ARE MORE CHICKENS THAN
PEOPLE ON EARTH.
A MOTHER HEN TURNS HER EGGS
ABOUT FIFTY TIMES A DAY.
CHICKENS CAN MAKE MORE THAN
THIRTY DIFFERENT TYPES
OF VOCALIZATIONS.
A MOTHER HEN CAN TEACH CALLS
TO HER CHICKS
BEFORE THEY EVEN HATCH.
CHICKENS HAVE MORE BONES
IN THEIR NECKS THAN GIRAFFES.
PET CHICKENS THAT ARE PROPERLY
CARED FOR CAN LIFE
FROM EIGHT TO TEN YEARS.
CHICKENS.
HOW OFTEN DOES SHE LAY EGGS?

Rosie says ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK.

Alfie says WHAT KIND OF FOOD
DO YOU FEED HER?

Rosie says GRAINS, SEEDS, CORN,
WE ALSO FEED HER PELLETS.

Alfie says DO YOU EVER HAVE TO CLEAN UP
HER POOS?

Rosie says NO.

Alfie says WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE POO?

Rosie says WE LEAVE IT IN THE GARDEN
SO IT HELPS OUR PLANTS GROW.

Alfie says WOW, SO YOU USE THE CHICKEN POO
AS FERTILIZER.
WELL JEMIMA SOUNDS LIKE AN
AMAZING CHICKEN.

Rosie says YES YOU DO DON'T YOU JEMIMA.

Alfie says SO ROSIE WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE
THING ABOUT JEMIMA?

Rosie says SHE'S CUTE AND CUDDLY
AND SHE HELPS ME WHEN I AM SAD.
SHE GIVES MY FAMILY EGGS
AND SHE'S REALLY FUNNY.
SHE TEACHES US A FEW LESSONS
BECAUSE UMM,
ABOUT BULLYING AND SO DO ALL
THE CHICKENS.

Alfie says OH REALLY.
WHAT KIND OF LESSONS DO THEY
TEACH YOU ABOUT BULLYING?

Rosie says BULLYING IS BAD
AND WE HAVE TO STOP IT.

Alfie says I AGREE.
THAT'S REALLY GOOD ADVICE ROSIE.
WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR INTRODUCING US TO JEMIMA.
SHE SOUNDS LIKE AN AMAZING
CHICKEN.
SPEAKING OF AMAZING
CHECK THIS OUT.

The announcer says IN NORTH AMERICA LIVES AN ANIMAL
THAT'S REALLY QUITE KOOKY.
THE GROUNDHOG SCIENTIFIC NAME
MARMOTA MONAX,
ALSO KNOWN AS A WOODCHUCK,
LAND-BEAVER
OR WHISTLE PIG.
HA HA WHISTLE PIG.
GROUNDHOGS LIVE IN BIG FAMILIES,
LOVE TO NIBBLE
AND HIBERNATE ALL WINTER LONG,
AND IF THEY POP OUT EARLY IT
MEANS SPRING HAS SPRUNG
AND WE'RE IN FOR A GOOD SUMMER.
THANKS WHISTLE PIG.
YOU'RE...

Kids say TOO CUTE.

Alfie says OH, MORE TOO CUTE
ON THE NEXT SHOW.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME
FOR A LITTLE BIT
OF BRAIN NOURISHMENT.
LET'S TEST YOUR ANIMAL KNOWLEDGE
AND FIND OUT SOME FASCINATING
FACTS.
IT'S TIME
FOR A FANTASTIC CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
IS SOMETIMES ALSO KNOWN
AS A SHAG?
IS IT A THE CORMORANT.
A FANTASTIC DIVER
BUT IS IT A SHAG?
B THE MANED WOLF,
DEFINITELY SHAGGIER THAN OTHER
WOLVES, SO IT COULD BE
A POSSIBILITY BE A MAYBE?
C THE SHEEP?
SHAGGY.
CAN DEFINITELY BE VERY SHAGGY.
WELL, WHEN THEY'RE NOT SHORN,
THAT IS.
IF YOU HAVE SELECTED C,
THE SHEEP,
YOU'RE INCORRECT.
THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE
TOO OBVIOUS.
BUT IF YOU CHOSE A YOU'RE
ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.
THE CORMORANT IS SOMETIMES ALSO
KNOWN AS A SHAG.
THE NAME SHAG CAME ABOUT BECAUSE
SOME CORMORANTS HAVE A CREST
ON THEIR HEAD.
HOWEVER CURRENTLY THE NAME
CORMORANT
AND SHAG ARE INTERCHANGEABLE.
ONE CORMORANT SPECIES IS FOUND
ONLY IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS.
THE GALAPAGOS CORMORANT
IS THE ONLY MEMBER
OF THE CORMORANT SPECIES WHO HAS
LOST THE ABILITY TO FLY,
BUT THAT WON'T STOP IT GETTING
AROUND.
UNDER WATER THE CORMORANT USES
ITS STRONG LEGS TO PROPEL ITSELF
BY KICKING THROUGH THE WATER.
THIS FEATHERED DIVER CAN HOLD
ITS BREATH FOR UP TO FOUR
AND A HALF MINUTES,
COMPARE THAT TO THE AVERAGE
HUMAN WHO CAN ONLY LAST
FOR ABOUT A MINUTE UNDERWATER.
THE GALAPAGOS CORMORANT ALSO
RELIES ON ITS EYES WHEN HUNTING
FOR FISH.
THE CORMORANT'S SIGHT, SPEED
AND AGILITY MAKE THEM MORE
THAN A MATCH FOR MOST FISH.
THEIR HUNTING
AND FORAGING IS ONLY LIMITED BY
THE LENGTH OF TIME
THEY CAN STAY UNDERWATER.
ONCE FINISHED ITS SEA-PROWLING
THE CORMORANT SETS ABOUT
SUNBATHING.
WET FEATHERS LOSE HEAT QUICKLY
SO THE CORMORANT SPREADS
ITS WINGS TO DRY BEFORE HEADING
BACK IN FOR ANOTHER DIVE.
YA HOO.
DOESN'T SOUND LIKE A BAD DAY AT
THE BEACH REALLY.
SHAGADELLIC.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Fish Bob 1 says HEY BOB?

Fish Bob 2 says YEA BOB?

Fish Bob 1 says I HEARD SOMETHING DUMB
THE OTHER DAY.

Fish Bob 2 says YOU DID?

Fish Bob 1 says YEAH.

SOMEONE CALLED US MUDSKIPPERS.

Fish Bob 2 says REALLY?
WHAT A WEIRD NAME
FOR BEAUTIFUL CREATURES LIKE US.
WHAT'S MUD?

Fish Bob 1 says I DON'T KNOW.
AHH BOB, WHAT ARE WE?

Fish Bob 2 says I DON'T KNOW BOB.
LET'S THINK FOR A SECOND
SHALL WE?

Fish Bob 1 says WELL WE LIKE THIS BROWN STUFF,
WHATEVER IT IS.

Fish Bob 2 says AND WE SLIP AROUND IN IT
ALL DAY.
BROWN SLIPPERS.

Fish Bob 1 says BROWN SLIPPERS.
YEAH.
WE'RE A PAIR OF BROWN SLIPPERS.

Fish Bob 2 burps and says STINKY BROWN SLIPPERS.

Fish Bob 1 sniffs and says OH.

Alfie says AHH, THOSE BOBS ARE BRILLIANT.
WELL CREATURE MANIACS,
WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE
STILL TO COME ON THE SHOW:
WE GOT ANOTHER INCREDIBLE
ANIMAL FACT,
SOME FASCINATING PONDERING
FROM OUR ROLY-POLY PAL THE ONE,
THE ONLY PONDERING PANDA.
AND TODAY'S FINAL VISIT
TO DR. KATRINA FOR STEP 3
IN DOG TRICKS.
SO, ALL THAT STILL TO COME
RIGHT HERE ON
CREATURE MANIA.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW... ..VARIOUS SPECIES
OF MOUSE LEMURS GO INTO A
HIBERNATING-LIKE STATE KNOWN
AS A TORPOR?
THIS IS UNUSUAL
FOR A PRIMATE SPECIES.
EVEN THOUGH THE WEATHER DOESN'T
GET EXTREMELY COLD WHERE THEY
LIVE THEY MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH
FOOD TO LIVE ON.
ONE WAY THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO
GET THROUGH THE DRY SEASON IS TO
HIBERNATE FOR UP TO FIVE MONTHS
WITH NO FOOD OR WATER.
THEIR TEMPERATURE DROPS
DRAMATICALLY ALONG WITH HEART
AND BREATHING RATES.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says I DO LOVE A FUN FACT.
OKAY GUYS, TIME FOR A BIT
OF PHILOSOPHY WITH A BEAR WHO
LIKES TO REFLECT.
A BEAR WHO LIKES TO MUSE
AND THINK AND WRESTLE AND MULL.
YES IT'S OUR FAVOURITE ADORABLE
BAMBOO EATING, ROLLING
AND ROCKING PONDERING PANDA.

Kids say THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda lying on its back says DO YOU KNOW WHAT KEEPS ME UP
AT NIGHT?
SEA SPONGES.
I MEAN, WHAT ARE THEY?
THEY CAN'T MOVE
AND THEY DON'T HAVE HEADS, EYES,
BRAINS, ARMS, LEGS, ORGANS
OR LIKE, ANYTHING.
THEY'RE JUST SPONGE.
BUT WHAT REALLY GETS ME IS HOW
MUCH DEEPER WOULD THE OCEAN BE
IF SEA SPONGES WEREN'T
IN IT SOAKING UP ALL THAT WATER?
WOW MAN.
THAT'S DEEP.

Alfie says AND THAT CREATURE FANS WAS
PONDERING PANDA.
MOVING ON.
ALL RIGHT IT'S THAT TIME
OF THE SHOW WHEN WE HEAD OVER
FOR STEP THREE OF DOG TRICKS.
WILL LOUIS JUMP THROUGH
THE HOOP?
LET'S FIND OUT.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says HI, BEN AND I ARE READY
FOR LOUIS'S FINAL STEP
IN THE JUMP THROUGH
THE HOOP TRICK.
WE'VE ALREADY TAUGHT HIM TO GET
COMFORTABLE WITH THE HOOP
ON THE GROUND,
WE'VE LIFTED IT UP A LITTLE BIT.
HE IS DOING WELL ISN'T HE?
GETTING OVER THE HOOP.
IT'S TAKEN HIM A LITTLE BIT
OF PRACTICE.
BUT NOW WE'RE GOING TO SEE IF
HE WILL JUMP
THROUGH THE HOOP IF YOU DON'T
USE THE LURE.
SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO PUT YOUR
ARM THROUGH THE HOOP
BUT YOU CAN SHOW HIM YOU HAVE
GOT A TREAT
AND ENCOURAGE HIM OVER OKAY.
SO IF YOU JUST MOVE BACK
A LITTLE WAY THERE.
OKAY.
I'LL HOLD IT HERE.

Ben says LOUIS, LOUIS, LOUIS, LOUIS.

Louis jumps through the hoop.

Katrina says GOOD ONE.
DO THE TREAT, WELL DONE.
AND THAT WASN'T THE FASTEST
JUMPING THROUGH THE HOOP
BUT HE IS GOING THROUGH
THE HOOP,
WHICH IS WHAT WE WANT HIM TO DO.
SO I THINK IF YOU PRACTICE THAT
A LITTLE BIT HE WILL BE JUMPING
BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.
HE HAS DONE VERY WELL
IN A SHORT PERIOD
OF TIME HASN'T HE?

Ben says YEP.

Katrina says WE'VE HAD A GREAT TIME.
I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED TODAY'S
DOG TRICKS.
I WILL BE BACK NEXT TIME WITH
ANOTHER ONE.

Alfie says AWW HE DID IT.
THANKS KATRINA.
WELL DONE LOUIS
AND WELL DONE BEN,
THEY DID A GREAT JOB.
WHAT A DYNAMIC DUO THEY MAKE.
WELL I'M AFRAID WE'RE AT THE END
OF TODAY'S SHOW
AND WHAT A PACKED SHOW
IT'S BEEN.
HOOPS AND CHICKENS
AND CUTE LITTLE GROUNDHOGS.
NOT TO MENTION THE AMAZING
ANACONDA.
WOW.
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
I HOPE YOU CREATURE MANIACS
HAVE HAD FUN.
I'VE HAD A BLAST.
THANKS FOR JOINING ME
I'M ALFIE
AND THIS IS
CREATURE MANIA.
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A caption reads "Creature Mania. A Northern Pictures Productions."

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