(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.
TODAY WE'LL BE MEETING KOOKY,
CREEPY
AND OUTRIGHT CRAZY ANIMALS.
COMING UP...

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says WE FIND OUT WHAT'S SO SPECIAL
ABOUT THE KAKAPO,
WHAT'S SO AMAZING ABOUT
THE SEA LION
AND WHAT'S SO FISHY ABOUT
A PACIFIC SALMON,
WE HAVE A LAUGH WITH PANDA
AND PONY,
WE CATCH UP WITH THE TWO BOBS
AND WE MEET A DOG
THAT'S QUITE A HOUND
IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS LOTS, LOTS MORE.
I CAN'T WAIT BUT FIRST
ON THE LIST IT'S TIME TO HEAD
OVER TO SEE DR. KATRINA
AND FIND OUT WHO SHE HAS COMING
ALONG TO DO SOME TRAINING.
IT'S TIME FOR DOG TRICKS.

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
AND I AM JOINED
BY THE INCREDIBLE WONDER DOGS.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO GO TO
THEIR MAT AND FLYNNY
IS GOING TO DEMONSTRATE
THIS ONE.
LET'S TAKE A MOMENT TO LEARN
ABOUT HIM.
MEET FLYNN,
HE'S EIGHT YEARS OLD.
HIS NICKNAMES ARE MISTER MAN
AND FLYNNY.
HE'S AN AGILITY CHAMPION
AND HAS HEAPS
OF OBEDIENCE TITLES.
HE'S DONE LOTS OF TV COMMERCIALS
AND STAGE SHOW PERFORMANCES,
AND FLIES ALL OVER AUSTRALIA
FOR WORK AND FUN.
HIS FAVOURITE TRICKS INCLUDE
HIDING HIS FACE,
CROSSING HIS PAWS AND ROLLING UP
IN HIS BLANKEY.
HIS FAVOURITE HOBBIES: WELL HE
KNOWS HOW TO WIN HEARTS
WITH HIS DASHING LOOKS
AND CHARISMA.

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says HE ALSO LOVES SWIMMING, HIS BALL
ON THE ROPE, AGILITY
AND SLEEPING UPSIDE DOWN
ON THE LOUNGE.
HIS PET HATES ARE GETTING INTO
TROUBLE
AND BEING KEPT UP PAST
HIS BEDTIME.
HIS FAVOURITE TREAT IS CHEESE.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE FLYNN:
HANDSOME, CLEVER AND LOYAL.
NOW LET'S SEE FLYNN
DEMONSTRATE.

A caption reads "Go to your mat."

Katrina shows Flynn to his mat and says ON YOUR BED.
DOWN.
GOOD BOY.
TEACHING YOUR DOG TO GO
TO THEIR MAT OR BED
IS A VERY USEFUL SKILL TO
TEACH THEM.
IT'S A SAFE AND COMFORTABLE
PLACE FOR THEM TO GO
AND IT MEANS YOU CAN SEND THEM
THERE WHENEVER YOU WANT TO:
AT HOME OR IN A NEW ENVIRONMENT,
LIKE WHEN YOU'RE ON HOLIDAYS.
OKAY.
WELL NOW WE'VE SEEN AN EXPERT
DEMONSTRATION,
LET'S GO SEE WHO'S HERE TO TRAIN
THEIR DOG.
I AM HERE TODAY WITH THE LOVELY
HOLLY AND HER GORGEOUS HONEY.
TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
HONEY.

Holly is around 12, with long slightly wavy blond hair in pigtails and wears blue shorts and a yellow T-shirt.

Holly says AHH WELL SHE LOVES SWIMMING,
SHE LOVES GOING FOR WALKS,
SHE LOVES CUDDLES.

Katrina says WHAT KIND OF DOG IS HONEY?

Holly says UMM, SHE IS A CAVALIER CROSS.

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

Holly says THEY'RE VERY GOOD COMPANIONS.
THEY'RE ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU.

Katrina says AND DO YOU FIND THEY'RE EASY
TO TRAIN?

Holly says UMM YES.

Katrina says OKAY ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO
DOING SOME TRAINING TODAY?

Holly says YEAH.

Katrina says EXCELLENT.
WELL WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO
IT TOO HONEY.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TEACH HONEY
TO LAY ON HER BED OR MAT.
UMM, PRETTY EASY TO START OFF
WITH ALL WE'RE GOING TO DO IS
GET HER TO FOLLOW SOME TREATS
WHICH I AM GOING TO PUT
IN YOUR HAND.
THERE WE GO, TO THE MAT OR BED
AND WHEN SHE GETS THERE AS SOON
AS SHE PUTS ALL FOUR LEGS
ON THAT WHETHER SHE IS STANDING,
SITTING, GIVE HER THE TREATS
AND THEN WE'LL START SAYING
ON YOUR BED,
ON YOUR BED AS SHE GOES.
ALL RIGHT ARE YOU READY?

Holly says COME HONEY.
ON YOUR BED.

Katrina says PERFECT.
HONEY IS BEING A GREAT STUDENT.
WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK
TO THE STUDIO NOW
AND WE WILL CATCH UP WITH HOLLY
AND HONEY SOON FOR STEP TWO.

Back in the bamboo tree house, Alfie says AWW, THAT LITTLE DOG HONEY IS
SO SWEET.
GET IT SWEET?
HOLLY AND HONEY MAKE
AN AWESOME PAIR.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW THEY GO
WITH THEIR TRAINING TODAY.
BUT BEFORE WE GET TO THAT
THERE'S A LOT MORE TO COME.
FIRST UP AN ANIMAL FACT.

An announcer says DID YOU KNOW... ..THAT THE HOOKERS SEA LION
IS ALSO KNOWN AS
THE NEW ZEALAND SEA LION?
AS YOU MAY HAVE GUESSED,
THIS IS BECAUSE THEY ARE FOUND
IN NEW ZEALAND, AROUND AUCKLAND
AND THE SOUTH ISLAND
TO BE PRECISE.
A MALE IS CALLED A BULL,
CAN WEIGH UP TO 360 KILOGRAMS
AND BE TWO POINT SEVEN METERS
IN LENGTH.
A FEMALE IS CALLED A COW AND
CAN WEIGH UP TO 180 KILOGRAMS
AND BE ONE POINT EIGHT METERS
IN LENGTH.
A BABY IS CALLED A PUP
AND WEIGHS
IN AT AROUND SEVEN KILOGRAMS
WHEN THEY ARE BORN.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says AND NOW MY CREATURE FRIENDS,
IT'S TIME TO MEET A FEW OTHER
PALS OF MINE.
THEY'RE BLABBY
AND THEY'RE GABBY,
THEY'RE LOQUACIOUS
AND THEY'RE MOUTHY.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE
TALKING ABOUT?
IT'S THE DUO THAT NEVER
STOP TALKING.
IT'S...

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

White Llama Bob says HEY BOB?

Brown Llama Bob says YEAH BOB?

White Llama Bob says THE RAVEN FLIES AT MIDNIGHT.

Brown Llama Bob says WHAT'S THAT BOB?

White Llama Bob says THE RAVEN FLIES AT MIDNIGHT.

Brown Llama Bob says BOB.
WHEN DID YOU JOIN
THE SECRET SOCIETY?

White Llama Bob says JUST NOW BOB.

Brown Llama Bob says OKAY YOU CAN JOIN
ON ONE CONDITION.

White Llama Bob says WHAT'S THAT BOB?

Brown Llama Bob says YOU GIVE ME THE SECRET PASSWORD.

White Llama Bob says IS IT PASSWORD?

Brown Llama Bob says NO.

White Llama Bob says IS IT BOB?

Brown Llama Bob says NO.

White Llama Bob says IS IT SECRET?

Brown Llama Bob says YES AND NO.

White Llama Bob says IS IT YES OR NO?

Brown Llama Bob says NO.

White Llama Bob says SO IT'S NOT?

BB NO. YES?

White Llama Bob says NO? YES?

Brown Llama Bob says YES IT'S NOT NO.
YES IT IS NO.

White Llama Bob says IS IT NO OR YES?

Brown Llama Bob says NO. IT IS NOT NO OR YES.
BUT YOU'RE GETTING CLOSER.

White Llama Bob says SO...

Brown Llama Bob says IF CLOSER MEANT FURTHER AWAY.
I WILL TELL YOU WHAT BOB.

White Llama Bob says YES.

Brown Llama Bob says IT'S SOMETHING THAT
CAN'T BE SEEN.

White Llama Bob farts.

Brown Llama Bob says WELCOME BROTHER BOB.

Alfie says MORE FROM THEM LATER ON
IN THE SHOW.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME TO NOURISH
YOUR BRAIN
AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE,
THROW ON YOUR THINKING CAP,
IT'S TIME FOR CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
LIVES IN THE BIGGEST COLONIES
OF ANY ANIMAL ON EARTH?
IS IT A THE TENTACLED OCTOPUS?
IS IT B THE TEENY TINY ANT?
OR IS IT C THE FIN FLEXING
MUDSKIPPER?
IF YOU ANSWERED B
YOU ARE RIGHT.
OH.
ANTS LIVE IN THE BIGGEST
COLONIES OF ANY ANIMAL ON EARTH.
IN THE TROPICAL FORESTS
OF SOUTH AMERICA
ANTS ARE EVERYWHERE.
A STUDY FOUND FORTY-THREE
SEPARATE SPECIES LIVING
IN ONE TREE IN THE AMAZON.

A butterfly says OH OH.

The announcer says IN FACT SOME EXPERTS ESTIMATE
ANTS MAKE UP TO A THIRD
OF THE PLANET'S ANIMAL WEIGHT.

Ants chant LEFT, LEFT, LEFT,
RIGHT, LEFT.
IF YOU'RE AN ANT...

The announcer says AND YOU WANT TO SURVIVE
IN THE JUNGLE YOU NEED TO HAVE
SOME FRIENDS
AND NOT JUST A FEW FRIENDS,
MILLIONS OF THEM.
AN ANT'S GREATEST WEAPON IS
THEIR ABILITY TO SWARM.
THEIR SIMPLE BATTLE PLAN IS TO
KEEP ATTACKING UNTIL THEY
OVERWHELM THEIR OPPOSITION.

A caterpillar screams.

The announcer says ANYTHING IN THEIR PATH EITHER
GETS OUT OF THEIR WAY
OR IS IN BIG TROUBLE.

A snail says UH OH.

The announcer says THEY LIVE IN A COLONY THAT CAN
HAVE UP TO TWENTY MILLION ANTS.
IN WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST COLONIES
OF ANY ANIMAL ON EARTH.
THAT'S A LOT OF MOUTHS TO FEED.
THIS MAKES THEM MASTERS
OF MASS DESTRUCTION AS SWARMS
OF UP TO TWO MILLION ANTS CAN
KILL UP TO 50,000 INSECTS
IN A SINGLE DAY.

An insect says OUCH.

The announcer says SOME COLONIES CREATE A CAST
OF PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS.
THIS IS A SOLDIER ANT.
THOSE MASSIVE JAWS ARE GREAT
FOR FIGHTING BUT NOT MUCH ELSE.
IT CAN'T EVEN FEED ITSELF,
AND IT RELIES
ON OTHER ANTS TO BRING IT FOOD
AND KEEP IT FIGHTING FIT.
BUT WHAT MAKES THE ANT ARMY
SO DEADLY IS THE SHEER WEIGHT
OF NUMBERS.
ANTS JUST LOVE HANGING OUT
WITH EACH OTHER,
FOR THESE GUYS THE MORE
THE MERRIER.

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... ..THE FLIGHTLESS
KAKAPO USE THEIR SHORT WINGS
FOR BALANCE AND SUPPORT RATHER
THAN FLAPPING.

A kakapo says OH GOBBLEDYGOOK.

Another kakapo says DO-PA-DO.

The announcer says THEIR FEATHERS ARE MUCH SOFTER
THAN THOSE OF OTHER BIRDS
BECAUSE THEY DO NOT NEED TO BE
STRONG AND STIFF ENOUGH
TO SUPPORT FLIGHT.

A kakapo says SUPER GENIUS.

The announcer says THE KAKAPO IS SO ENDANGERED,
THERE ARE ONLY AROUND 126 LEFT
IN THE WILD.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says WHAT AN AMAZING BIRD.
THEY ARE PRETTY AWESOME.
IT'S A SHAME THEY CAN'T FLY
THOUGH.
YOU KNOW WHO ELSE CAN'T FLY?
ME AND HONEY THE DOG.
WELL AT LEAST I DON'T THINK
SHE CAN.
LET'S HEAD OVER AND SEE
HOW THEY'RE DOING WITH
TRAINING HONEY TO GO TO HER BED.
IT'S TIME FOR STEP TWO
OF DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
I AM HERE WITH HOLLY AND HONEY.
WE'VE MASTERED STEP ONE,
WHICH WAS TEACHING HONEY TO GO
ON TO THE MAT
AND THE NEXT STEP IS TO TEACH
HER TO LIE DOWN ON THE MAT.
I WILL GIVE YOU
SOME MORE TREATS.
THERE YOU GO.
SO JUST CALL HER OVER, SAY
ON YOUR BED AS YOU HAVE BEEN.
YEP.

Holly says COME HERE.
ON YOUR BED.

Katrina says AND NOW STAY, DROP
AND GIVE HER LOTS OF PRAISE.

Holly says GOOD GIRL HONEY.

Katrina says PERFECT.
WELL THAT'S STEP TWO.
JOIN US SOON FOR STEP THREE,
WHICH IS TEACHING HER TO STAY
ON THE BED WHEN HOLLY MOVES AWAY
FROM HER.

Alfie says AND NOW MY FRIENDS, TIME
FOR SOME CRACKING UP,
SOME CHUCKLES, SOME CHORTLES
AND A BIT
OF TEE HEE HEE, WITH OUR
FAVOURITE FUNNY HORSE,
GIVE IT UP FOR THE ONE,
THE ONLY...

A caption reads "It’s Bad Pun Pony!"

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

Bad Pun Pony says HOW DO YOU CATCH A SQUIRREL?
CLIMB UP A TREE
AND ACT LIKE A NUT.
BUT WAIT I HAVE GOT ANOTHER ONE.
WHERE DO FISH KEEP THEIR MONEY?
IN A RIVERBANK.

Kids say BAD PUN PONY, YAY.

Alfie says SHE IS HILARIOUS
AND THERE WILL BE MORE PONY PUNS
ON THE NEXT SHOW,
BUT NOW IT'S TIME
FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT
DIFFERENT.
LET'S STRETCH OUR BRAIN CELLS,
LET'S LEARN SOME STUFF
AND LET'S SEE SOME COOL ANIMALS.
SHALL WE?

A caption reads "Creature Quiz."

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
CAN PRODUCE UP TO 400 LITRES
OF THE TOXIC METHANE GAS
PER DAY?
IS IT A THE CAREFREE COW?
B THE ROWDY RHINOS?
OR C THE GANGLY GIRAFFES?

The giraffe says I HEARD THAT.

Galloping giraffes scream.

The announcer says IF YOU ANSWERED A,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
COWS PRODUCE LOTS
OF METHANE GAS.
(MOO)

The announcer says COWS HAVE A REAL PROBLEM
WITH WIND.

(wind blows)

The announcer says NOT THAT KIND OF WIND, THIS KIND
OF WIND.

(BURPING)

The announcer says THEY HAVE TO BURP ALMOST
CONSTANTLY TO RELIEVE ALL THE
METHANE GAS THAT BUILDS UP
IN THEIR STOMACHS.
THESE BOVINE BELCHERS CAN EXPEL
AS MUCH AS TWO LITRES
OF GAS EVERY MINUTE.
EVERY YEAR THE ESTIMATED
100 MILLION CATTLE IN THE US
RELEASE ABOUT FIFTY MILLION TONS
OF GASES INTO THE ATMOSPHERE
AND NOT JUST FROM THE FRONT.
IT COMES FROM THE BACK AS WELL.

A cow farts.

Voices say OH NO.

The announcer says THE MAIN REASON
FOR THEIR GALLOPING GAS IS
BECAUSE THEY EAT SO MUCH,
UP TO FORTY KILOGRAMS OF FOOD
A DAY.
IF HUMANS ATE LIKE COWS THEY'D
PROBABLY HAVE
A GAS PROBLEM AS WELL.
THAT'D BE PRETTY GROSS.

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 COLOUR
OF A SALMON'S BODY DEPENDS
ON THEIR AGE AND TYPE
OF HABITAT THEY LIVE IN?
SALMON CHANGE THE COLOUR
OF THE BODY ON THEIR WAY
FROM THE OCEAN TO THE FRESHWATER
HABITATS,
WHICH IS WHERE THEY GO DURING
MATING SEASON.
YOUNG SALMON LIVE
IN BEAVER PONDS,
WHICH PROVIDE SHELTER AGAINST
PREDATORS
AND A SALMON'S AGE CAN ALSO BE
DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER
OF ANNUAL GROWTH RINGS
ON THE OTOLITH,
WHICH IS FOUND INSIDE THE
SALMON'S EAR.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says TIME NOW MY CREATURE CRAZIES
TO CHANGE THINGS UP A BIT.
IT'S THE PART OF THE SHOW
I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO.
YOU GUESSED IT,
IT'S PET AND TELL,
BUT JUST BEFORE WE MEET THEM,
THERE'S THIS.

(MUSIC, CAT SOUNDS AND BOINGS)

A clip shows a cat playing with its own reflection on a mirror.

((MUSIC PLAYS))

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie says INTRODUCING BAILEY.
HE HAS BROUGHT IN HIS BEAUTIFUL
PET DOG TO SHOW US.
HELLO BAILEY.

Bailey says HELLO.

Bailey is around 11, with short straight light brown hair and wears blue shorts and a green T-shirt.

Alfie says SO AHH, WHO IS THIS?

Bailey says EVIE.

Alfie says AND WHAT KIND OF A DOG IS EVIE?

Baileys says SHE IS AN IRISH WOLFHOUND CROSS
BULL ARAB.

Alfie says YEAH RIGHT.
SHE IS HUGE.
DO YOU GUYS DO ANY SPORTS
TOGETHER?

Bailey says I PLAY SOCCER.
SHE BES GOALKEEPER
AND EVERY TIME I SHOOT
I CAN'T GET IT IN UNLESS I LIKE
GO FOR THE TOP.

Alfie says REALLY?
SO SHE IS AN AMAZING
GOALKEEPER.

Baileys says YEP.

Alfie says WHAT A TALENTED DOG.
IRISH WOLFHOUND CROSS BULL ARAB.
THE IRISH WOLFHOUND IS ONE
OF THE OLDEST DOG BREEDS.
THEY ARE ANCIENT WAR
AND HUNTING DOGS.
THE FIRST RECORD
OF THE BREED CAN BE FOUND
IN ROME OVER 1600 YEARS AGO.
THEY MAY BE ENORMOUS DOGS
BUT THEY ARE VERY GENTLE GIANTS,
WHICH MEANS THEY ARE NOT GOOD
GUARD DOGS.
IRISH WOLFHOUNDS ARE BIG
BUT HAVE A SHORT LIFE EXPECTANCY
OF SIX TO TEN YEARS.
IRISH WOLF HOUND
CROSS BULL ARAB DOG.
IS EVIE A BITER, A LICKER
OR A SCRATCHER?

Bailey says SHE CHEWS MY SOCCER BALLS
AND SHE CHEWS MY SHOES
AND MY MUM'S SHOES,
ALL THE SHOES SO.

Alfie says SO SHOES ARE A DELICACY
FOR HER?

Baileys says YEP.

Alfie says SO DID SHE HAVE ANY WEIRD HABITS
GROWING UP?

Bailey says WHEN WE GOT HER SHE WAS A BIT
OF A FARTER.

Alfie says REALLY?
SHE IS A FIGHTER?

Bailey says FARTER.

Alfie says OH, A FARTER OH OKAY.
THAT'S DIFFERENT TO FIGHTER.
WHAT DID THEY SMELL LIKE?

Bailey says ROTTEN EGG.

Alfie says OH YUCK.
SO WHY DID YOU NAME HER EVIE?

Bailey says UMM BECAUSE UMM WE GOT HER
ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

Alfie says SO EVIE IS SHORT
FOR CHRISTMAS EVIE?

Bailey says YEP.

Alfie scratches Evie’s leg and says OH. AREN'T YOU JUST A BUNDLE OF JOY?
WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR JOINING US
ON THE SHOW TODAY BAILEY.

Bailey says THANKS ALFIE.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US
TO YOUR GIANT WONDER DOG EVIE.
SHE'S AMAZING ISN'T SHE?

Bailey says YEP.

Alfie says CHECK THIS OUT.

A clip rolls.

Alfie says AUSTRALIA IS CHOCK FULL
OF SUPER CUTE CRITTERS:
JOEYS, KOALAS, QUAILS... ..AND OF COURSE BABY WOMBATS.
AWW WOMBATS, YOU'RE SO CUTE
I COULD EAT YOU.
LOOK AT THEM,
THESE FUR BALLS SPEND ALL DAY
RUNNING ABOUT, PLAYING
AND GETTING UP TO MISCHIEF.
I LOVE EM.
COME ON, BABY WOMBATS
THEY'RE JUST...

Kids say TOO CUTE

Alfie says AND THAT, CREATURE MANIACS,
WAS TOO CUTE.
WHAT A GREAT PART OF THE SHOW.
WE'LL HAVE MORE
OF THAT NEXT TIME.
NEXT ON THE SHOW, IT'S TIME
TO NOURISH YOUR BRAIN
AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE.
ARE YOU READY?
IT'S...

A caption reads "Creature Quiz."

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS IS NATIVE
TO THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA?
IS IT A THE CICHLID?
A BRIGHTLY COLOURED FISH,
THIS ONE
IN PARTICULAR HAS A FONDNESS
FOR SHELLS.
B THE GUPPY, ONE OF THE WORLD'S
MOST POPULAR FRESHWATER AQUARIUM
FISH SPECIES?
OR C THE SMALL,
YET FEARSOME PIRANHA?
STAR OF MANY HORROR MOVIES,
AND WITH A REPUTATION THAT
PRECEDES IT.
IF YOU ANSWERED C UNFORTUNATELY
YOU'RE INCORRECT.
PIRANHA ARE ACTUALLY NATIVE TO
SOUTH AMERICA
AND SPEAKING OF SOUTH AMERICA
IF YOU ANSWERED B THE GUPPY,
THAT TOO IS A FISH THAT IS A
SOUTH AMERICAN NATIVE.
WHICH ONLY LEAVES ONE OPTION,
A, THE CICHLID.
THE CICHLID IS NATIVE TO THE
THREE FRESHWATER LAKES
OF THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY
IN EASTERN AFRICA.
LAKE VICTORIA, LAKE TANGANYIKA
AND LAKE MALAWI.
EAST AFRICA IS HOME TO THE
WORLD'S MOST ICONIC ANIMALS
WHERE DAILY SURVIVAL BREEDS
TOUGH, ADAPTABLE SURVIVORS.
IN THESE AFRICAN WATERS LIVE
OVER 1900 SPECIES OF CICHLIDS,
ALL RELATED BUT VASTLY DIFFERENT
IN SHAPE AND COLOUR.
EACH SPECIES OF CICHLID
HAS A UNIQUE WAY
OF ATTRACTING A MATE.
THIS FLIRTATIOUS MALE HAS AN
OBSESSION FOR SHELLS.
SWIMMING AROUND THE LAKE BOTTOM
HE COLLECTS EMPTY SNAIL SHELLS.
THE MORE SHELLS HE COLLECTS,
THE MORE FEMALES HE ATTRACTS.
THAT'S BECAUSE THESE SHELLS ARE
NOT JUST PRETTY TRINKETS TO
IMPRESS THE FEMALES,
THEY'RE ACTUALLY HOUSES
FOR HIS HAREM.
SHE'S SO SMALL SHE CAN
LAY HER EGGS INSIDE
THE SNAIL SHELL.
SO HE'S NOT REALLY COLLECTING
SHELLS, HE'S COLLECTING HOUSES.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Beetle Bob 1 says LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
I AM THE AMAZING BOB.
THE WORLD'S STRONGEST BEETLE.
TODAY IN AN INCREDIBLE FEAT
OF STRENGTH
I WILL LIFT AN OBJECT
MY OWN BODY WEIGHT.
YES YOU.

Beetle Bob 2 says ME?

Beetle Bob 1 says YEP.

Beetle Bob 2 says DON'T YOU,
DON'T YOU POINT TO ME.

Beetle Bob 1 says YEP YOU, THE ONE
WHO IS POINTING TO HIMSELF.
COME ON. UP.

Beetle Bob 2 says NO, NO.
NO PUT ME DOWN.
PUT ME DOWN.

Beetle Bob 1 says I AM THE AMAZING BOB.

Beetle Bob 2 says YOU'RE THE AMAZING.
AHH.

Beetle Bob 2 falls to the floor.

Beetle Bob 1 says WHOOPSIE.
SO AHH, DID YOU ENJOY
THE SHOW BOB?

Beetle Bob 2 says NO I DID NOT ENJOY
YOUR STUPID SHOW.

Beetle Bob 1 says OH TOUGH CROWD TONIGHT.

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... ..THESE LARGE SPOON-SHAPED
BILLS EASILY DISTINGUISH
SPOONBILLS FROM ALL OTHER BIRDS?
AND THIS IS HOW THE ROYAL
SPOONBILL USES ITS BILL
TO CATCH FOOD:
WITH SLOW SWEEPING MOTION
FROM SIDE TO SIDE
WITH AN OPEN BILL,
RAPID SWEEPING WHILE WALKING
FAST OR EVEN RUNNING THROUGH
THE WATER, AS WELL AS DRAGGING,
PROBING OR GRABBING,
IN ORDER TO CATCH SOMETHING
IN ITS BILL,
WITH THE NEXT STOP BEING
THE STOMACH.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says WHAT A GREAT FACT.
ALL RIGHT CREATURE MANIACS,
TIME FOR A BIT PHILOSOPHY
WITH A BEAR WHO LIKES
TO REFLECT, AND MUSE
ABOUT OBSCURE, WONDERFUL
AND SOMETIMES ODD THINGS.
YES IT'S OUR FAVOURITE
BAMBOO-EATING,
ROLY-POLY PONDERING PANDA

A caption reads "Pondering Panda."

A kid says THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda lying on its back says DO YOU EVER WONDER ABOUT
SNEEZING?
I MEAN, HOW COME WHEN SOMEONE
SNEEZES YOU SAY BLESS YOU
BUT WHEN SOMEONE COUGHS YOU
DON'T SAY ANYTHING?
AND LIKE ISN'T COUGHING WORSE
THAN SNEEZING?
WHO DECIDED THERE WOULDN'T BE
A WORD TO MAKE SOMEONE
FEEL BETTER AFTER THEY COUGH?
HEY, MAYBE I SHOULD COME UP
WITH ONE.
I KNOW WHAT'D MAKE ME FEEL
BETTER IF I WAS COUGHING.
MMM, BAMBOO.

Alfie says I ACTUALLY DON'T KNOW
WHAT TO SAY.
LET'S MOVE ON.
IT'S TIME TO HEAD OVER
AND SEE HOW HOLLY IS DOING WITH
HONEY IN STEP THREE
OF DOG TRICKS,
LET'S CHECK IT OUT.

Katrina says THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC
AND SO FAR
HOLLY HAS TAUGHT HONEY TO
GO ONTO HER MAT AND LIE DOWN.
WELL THE NEXT STEP OF THIS
IS TO TEACH HER TO STAY
ON THE MAT OR BED
AND THE REASON WE TEACH THIS
TRICK IS TO GIVE YOU SOME
CONTROL OF YOUR DOG AT HOME.
IT'S A SAFETY THING AS WELL
AND IT MEANS THAT IF YOU WANT TO
EAT YOUR DINNER IN PEACE
OR WATCH TELEVISION
IN PEACE YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN
ASK YOUR DOG TO GO SOMEWHERE
WHERE THEY CAN ALSO RELAX.
SO WE'RE GOING TO DO EXACTLY
WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING.
YOU HAVE GOT SOME TREATS RIGHT?
YEP.
TREATS ARE VERY IMPORTANT.
SAME THING.
ASK HONEY TO GO ON TO HER BED
AND THEN ASK HER TO DROP
AND GIVE HER A TREAT AND THEN
WE ARE GOING TO ASK HER TO STAY.
JUST FOR A LITTLE BIT
AND THEN WE ARE GOING TO GIVE
HER A TREAT.
CALL HER IN.
OFF YOU GO.

Holly says COME ON HONEY.
ON YOUR MAT.

Katrina says PERFECT.
GOOD GIRL.
LOTS OF TREATS.
NOW ASK HER TO STAY...

Holly says STAY.

Katrina says AND JUST STEP BACK A COUPLE
OF STEPS.
IF SHE STAYS STEP RIGHT BACK IN
AND GIVE HER A TREAT.

Holly pats the dog and says GOOD GIRL.

Katrina says SAY STAY AGAIN.

Holly says STAY.

Katrina says NOW STEP BACK A LITTLE BIT MORE.
GOOD GIRL.
NOW GO AND GIVE HER THAT
TREAT AGAIN.
YOU CAN GIVE HER A PAT
IF YOU WANT
AND THAT MY FRIENDS IS HOW YOU
TEACH YOUR DOG TO GO TO BED.
YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC.
HAVE YOU HAD A FUN DAY?

Holly says YEAH I AM SO PROUD OF HONEY.
SHE HAS DONE SO WELL.

Katrina says THAT'S IT FOR TODAY.
HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED
OUR DOG TRICK.

Alfie says WE WILL BE BACK WITH MORE
NEXT TIME.
WELL GUYS I'M SORRY TO SAY
THAT'S IT FOR TODAY'S EPISODE.
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED MEETING HOLLY
AND HONEY AND BAILEY AND EVIE.
WHAT A DOG-TASTIC DAY.
AND WOW HOW CUTE WERE THOSE
PENGUINS?
IF YOU ARE LOOKING
FOR MORE CREATURE CRAZINESS YOU
KNOW WHERE TO COME.
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
I AM ALFIE.
JOIN ME NEXT TIME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.
((MUSIC PLAYS))
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The end credits roll.

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