(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 THERE WILL BE HOOVES
AND PAWS AND WINGS AND FLIPPERS.
COMING UP...

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says WE FIND OUT WHAT'S SO SWEET
ABOUT A BITTERLING,
GET TO KNOW THE RINGTAIL LEMUR,
WE SPLASH ABOUT
WITH THE HUMPBACK WHALE,
HAVE A LAUGH
WITH PANDA AND PONY.
(NEIGHS)
GET UP CLOSE WITH THE RACOON
AND MEET A BIRD
WITH AN AMAZING LIFESPAN
IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
IT'S GOING TO BE A PACKED SHOW,
SO LET'S KICK IT OFF
WITH OUR GOOD FRIEND DR.KATRINA
AND SEE WHAT LUCKY YOUNG
DOG TRAINER
AND THEIR PAL
ARE COMING ALONG TODAY
AND WHAT TRICK
THEY'RE GOING TO LEARN.
IT'S 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 THESE ARE THE INCREDIBLE
WONDER DOGS.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO FETCH
AND TRICK IS GOING
TO DEMONSTRATE THIS ONE FOR US.
LET'S LEARN A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT TRICK FIRST.
MEET TRICK, HE'S FIVE YEARS OLD.
HIS NICKNAMES ARE TRICKY
AND THE TRICKSTER.
TRICK IS AN AGILITY CHAMPION.
HE DID HIS FIRST STAGE SHOW
WHEN HE WAS JUST EIGHT WEEKS OLD
AND HE HAS NOT STOPPED
PERFORMING SINCE.
HIS FAVOURITE TRICKS INCLUDE
FETCHING THINGS TO PUT AWAY,
RUNNING IN CIRCLES
AND PLAYING DEAD.
HE'S DEFINITELY THE FUN LOVING
CRAZY ONE WHO RARELY SITS STILL.

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says HIS PET HATES:
NOT BEING ALLOWED TO RUN.
NAUGHTIEST DEED: HE'S ALWAYS
STIRRING UP THE OTHERS.
FAVOURITE TREAT: A SAUSAGE.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE TRICK:
NAUGHTY, ACTIVE AND PLAYFUL.
OKAY, LET'S SEE TRICK
DEMONSTRATE.

A caption reads "Learn to Fetch."

Katrina tosses a ball at Trick and says SIT.
FETCH IS A FUN, ACTIVE TRICK
THAT YOU CAN DO
WITH YOUR DOG AT HOME.
YOU CAN START OVER
LITTLE DISTANCES
AND BUILD THAT UP TO GIVE
YOUR DOG A GREAT WORK OUT.
WELL THAT WAS OUR EXPERT
DEMONSTRATION.
NOW IT'S TIME TO MEET
OUR BUDDING YOUNG DOG TRAINER
AND THEIR DOG.
I AM HERE TODAY
WITH AVA AND ARCHIE.
AVA HOW OLD IS ARCHIE?

Ava is around 8, with long wavy blond hair in a ponytail and wears jeans and a blue T-shirt.

She sits in a bench with a big curly haired dog.

Ava says THREE YEARS OLD.

Katrina says AND HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE
HIS PERSONALITY.

Ava says AHH, HE IS CALM.

Katrina says YEP.
WHAT SORT OF THINGS DO YOU LIKE

Ava says DOING WITH HIM?
GO ON BUSH WALKS WITH HIM
AND SOMETIMES
WE GO TO THE DOG BEACH
AND HE LIKES PLAYING
IN THE WATER.

Katrina says WHAT'S THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE
WITH A DOG DO YOU THINK?

Ava says PLAY WITH THEM I GUESS.

Katrina says YES AND DO YOU THINK
IT IS IMPORTANT TO TRAIN DOGS?

Ava says YES.

Katrina says WHY DO YOU THINK
IT'S IMPORTANT?

Ava says THEN THEY JUST GO CRAZY.

Katrina says IF YOU DON'T TRAIN THEM?

Ava says YEP.

Katrina says AND WHAT KIND OF THINGS
DO YOU TRAIN HIM TO DO?

Ava says SIT.

Katrina says YEP.

Ava says DROP.
UMM, STAY.

Katrina says WELL THAT'S GOOD MANNERS.
THAT'S A REALLY GOOD START.
ARE YOU KEEN TO DO SOME TRICK
TRAINING TODAY?

Ava says YEAH.

Katrina says OKAY LETS GO.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ARCHIE?
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TEACH
ARCHIE HOW TO FETCH.
THIS IS A REALLY POPULAR
AND FUN TRICK.
THE KEY IS TO FIND SOMETHING
THAT HE REALLY WANTS TO FETCH.
SO HAS HE GOT A FAVOURITE
TYPE OF TOY?
DOES HE LIKE SOFT TOYS
OR SQUEAKY TOYS OR BALLS?

Ava says BALLS YOU HE, BALLS.

Katrina says SO YOU THINK
HE WILL FIND A BALL.
SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO.
YOU CAN HAVE,
YOU CAN DO THIS FOR ME.
YOU FIND A TOY
THAT THEY REALLY LIKE
AND YOU GET THEM REALLY
INTERESTED AND ENTHUSIASTIC.
THAT'S THE FIRST STEP.
SO SEE IF HE IS INTERESTED
IN THAT.
DO YOU WANT YOUR BALL?
DO YOU LIKE YOUR BALL?
ROLL IT AROUND ON THE GROUND
FOR HIM A BIT.
SEE IF HE HAS GOT INTEREST.
HOW ABOUT THAT?
AHH YOU LIKE THAT ONE.
OKAY.
I THINK THIS IS THE ONE,
DO YOU THINK?

Ava says YEAH.

Katrina says OKAY THAT'S STEP ONE.
FINDING THE TOY THAT
HE IS INTERESTED IN.
WE WILL BE BACK WITH STEP TWO,
WHICH IS TEACHING HIM
TO CHASE IT.

Alfie says OKAY THAT DOG ARCHIE IS SO COOL.
I THINK HE MIGHT BE ALMOST TWICE
THE SIZE OF AVA TOO.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW THEY GET
ON TEACHING ARCHIE TO FETCH.
WE'LL CHECK BACK WITH THEM
A BIT LATER ON.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME
FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

A caption reads "Did you know?"

An announcer says THE MOST DISTINCTIVE
CHARACTERISTIC
OF THE BITTERLING IS ITS UNIQUE
METHOD OF BREEDING.
THE FEMALE EXTENDS A SMALL TUBE
FROM HER BODY FOR EGG LAYING.
THIS ALLOWS HER TO LAY HER EGGS
INSIDE THE GILL FILAMENTS
OF A FRESHWATER MUSSEL,
WHICH WILL ACT AS A HOST
FOR THE FISH EGGS.
WHEN THE MUSSEL INHALES
THE WATER,
THE EGGS ARE FERTILIZED
BY THE MALE BITTERLING
AND WILL DEVELOP AND HATCH
WITHIN THE GILLS OF THE HOST.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

AND NOW MY CREATURE FRIENDS,
IT'S TIME TO MEET
A FEW OTHER PALS OF MINE.
THEY'RE EFFUSIVE,
THEY'RE GARRULOUS,
THEY'RE WELL-SPOKEN
AND THEY'RE SOCIABLE.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE
TALKING ABOUT?
NO, IT'S NOT ME.
IT'S MY TWO FRIENDS
THE TWO BOBS.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says OM!
I AM ONE WITH CALMNESS.

Praying Mantis Bob 2 chuckles.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says OM!
I AM A LEAF FLOATING DOWN
A RIVER OF CALM.

(CHUCKLES)

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says CALM. A LEAF.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says THERE ARE NO SOUNDS
ON MY RIVER OF CALM.

(LAUGHING)

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says ONLY THE SERENE, CALM,
BEATING OF MY HEART.

(SCREECHING LAUGHTER)

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says BREATHE IN THE CALM.

(SCREECHING LAUGHTER)

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says BREATHE OUT THE ANGER.

(SCREECHING LAUGHTER)

Praying Mantis Bob 1 punches Praying Mantis Bob 2 and says WHAT IS SO FUNNY BOB?

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says BOBBY GOT A BOOGER.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says OH, THAT'S EMBARRASSING.

Alfie says OH, THOSE TWO BOBS.
I'M NEVER SURE WHAT TO EXPECT
FROM THEM.
WE'LL SEE WHAT ELSE
THEY HAVE TO SAY LATER ON.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME TO TEST
YOUR CREATURE COMPREHENSION.
THROW ON YOUR THINKING CAPS
AND GET READY
TO FEED THAT BRAIN,
IT'S CREATURE QUIZ.
A caption changes to "Which of these animals..."

The announcer says HAS THE LONGEST TONGUE?
WHICH CAN BE A VERY USEFUL TOOL.
IS IT A THE GIRAFFE?
B THE POLAR BEAR?
OR C LLAMA?
IF YOU ANSWERED A
YOU'D BE CORRECT.
THE GIRAFFE
HAS THE LONGEST TONGUE.
THE GIRAFFE'S TONGUE IS UP TO
HALF A METRE IN LENGTH
AND ARE SPECIALLY ADAPTED
TO ALLOW THEM TO FORAGE
ON THORNY TREES THAT
OTHER ANIMALS WOULD AVOID.
((MUSIC PLAYS))

A clip shows two giraffes fighting.

The announcer says THIS WALKING HEDGE TRIMMER
IS AN EXTREME GARDENER
BECAUSE IT PLAYS A MAJOR PART
IN DEFINING THE NATURE
OF THE AFRICAN LANDSCAPE.
GIRAFFES LOVE EATING
ACACIA TREES,
AND CAN PLUCK MORE THAN
30 KILOGRAMS OF LEAVES
EVERY DAY.
THEIR LEATHERY
50-CENTIMETRE-LONG TONGUE
SEEMS UNAFFECTED BY THE ACACIA'S
SPINIEST DEFENCES.
GIRAFFE PRUNING IS SO SEVERE
THAT IT CAN SERIOUSLY
DAMAGE TREES
AND ALTER THE WAY THEY GROW.
WITH YEARS OF PRUNING,
THE SHAPE OF THE ACACIA
CHANGES CONSTANTLY.
EVENTUALLY IT DEVELOPS A WAIST
AT ABOUT HEAD HEIGHT,
WHERE GIRAFFES FEED MOST EASILY.
THEN WHEN THE VERY CENTRE
OF THE TREE IS OUT OF REACH,
IT CAN FINALLY ESCAPE FROM EVEN
THE TALLEST HUNGRY MOUTHS.
ACACIAS ARE THE DOMINANT TREES
OVER MUCH OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA,
AND THEY GET THEIR
CHARACTERISTIC UMBRELLA SHAPE
THANKS TO THESE FOUR LEGGED
HEDGE TRIMMERS.
IN AFRICA GIRAFFES ACTUALLY
MAKE ACACIA TREES TALLER,
NOT SHORTER.
GIRAFFES CAN SPEND MORE THAN
16 HOURS A DAY FEEDING.
TALK ABOUT DEDICATION
TO GARDENING.
(MUNCHING)
((MUSIC PLAYS))

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

A caption reads "Did you know?"

The announcer says THE RING TAILED LEMUR
RUB THEIR TAILS ON GLANDS
ON THEIR WRISTS AND UNDERARMS,
THEN THEY FLING
THEIR BODY ODOURS AT RIVALS
WITH A FLICK OF THEIR TAIL.
THESE SMELLY BOMBS
ARE SUPER STINKY
TO OTHER RING TAILED LEMURS,
WHICH STARTS A REEKING WAR.
TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE,
THE RING TAILED LEMUR STARES
MENACINGLY DURING THE FIGHT,
TO TRY TO MAKE ITS RIVAL
BACK DOWN.
THIS SMELLY FIGHT
MAY SEEM DISGUSTING,
BUT IT'S A NECESSARY PART
OF THE RING-TAILED LEMUR'S
BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says I JUST LOVE LEMURS.
THEY'RE HILARIOUS.
THOSE BIG EYES.
I WONDER IF YOU COULD TEACH
A LEMUR TO FETCH?
AHH PROBABLY A BIT TOO SLEEPY.
BUT I KNOW A DOG
THAT'S FULL OF ENERGY.
LET'S CHECK IN
WITH DR.KATRINA AND AVA
AND SEE HOW ARE THEY DOING
AT TEACHING ARCHIE TO FETCH.
IT'S PART TWO FOR DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
AVA AND I ARE TEACHING ARCHIE
HOW TO FETCH.
NOW WE HAVE CHOSEN THIS
AS HIS TOY
AND HE IS REALLY INTERESTED
IN IT SO THAT'S THE KEY.
THE NEXT STEP IS TO GET HIM
TO CHASE IT.
SO GET HIS FOCUS ON IT.
READY ARCHIE?
AND JUST THROW IT A LITTLE WAY.
ARCHIE.
FETCH.
GOOD BOY.
ONE MORE TIME.
YOU THROW IT.
FETCH IT.

Ava says FETCH.
ARCHIE.

Katrina says WELL THAT WAS STEP TWO.
WE'LL BE BACK WITH STEP THREE,
WHICH IS GETTING HIM
TO BRING IT BACK.
WELL WE HOPE HE WILL.
YOU THINK?

Ava says YEAH.

Alfie says WE'LL HAVE MORE FROM DR.KATRINA
AND DOG TRICKS LATER ON.
BUT FIRST,
TIME FOR A BIT OF FUN.
LET'S ALL REJOICE
AND HAVE A LAUGH
WITH OUR FAVOURITE
JOKE-TELLING PAL,
GIVE IT UP FOR THE ONE,
THE ONLY BAD PUN PONY.
((MUSIC PLAYS))
(NEIGHS)

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 KIND OF CAT SHOULD YOU
NEVER PLAY GAMES WITH?
A CHEETAH.
(LAUGHS)
WHAT PART OF A FISH
WEIGHS THE MOST?
GIVE UP?
IT'S THE SCALES.
(LAUGHS)
((MUSIC PLAYS))

Alfie says OH THAT PONY CRACKS ME UP.
AND WE'LL HAVE MORE CRACK UPS
FROM OUR HILARIOUS HORSE
NEXT TIME ON THE SHOW,
BUT NOW LET'S SEE
SOME MORE INCREDIBLE ANIMALS
AND TEST OUR CREATURE KNOWLEDGE
WHILE WE'RE AT IT.
IT'S TIME
FOR ANOTHER CREATURE QUIZ.

A caption reads "Which of these animals ..."

The announcer says CAN DETECT PREY
WITH THEIR MOUTH?
IS IT A
THE KILLER KOMODO DRAGON?
B THE EVER HUNGRY JACKAL?
OR C THE GREAT WHITE SHARK?
IF YOU ANSWERED C,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE GREAT WHITE SHARK
CAN DETECT PREY WITH ITS MOUTH.
IT'S A THREE-TON MONSTER ARMED
WITH MORE THAN 300 TEETH.
AND IT'S SMART.
IT HAS A BRAIN THAT'S MORE THAN
40 CENTIMETRES LONG
AND IT CAN LEARN 80 TIMES
FASTER THAN A CAT.
IT'S THE MOST FAMOUS SHARK
IN THE WORLD
AND THE BIGGEST PREDATORY FISH
IN THE SEA,
THE GREAT WHITE SHARK.
ALL SHARKS CAN DETECT
THE TINY ELECTRICAL FIELDS
GENERATED BY LIVING CREATURES
EVERY TIME THEY MOVE A MUSCLE.
SHARKS HAVE A NETWORK
OF TINY VOLTMETERS
TUCKED INSIDE PITS
AROUND THEIR MOUTHS,
WHICH CAN MAKE THEM
5 MILLION TIMES MORE SENSITIVE
TO ELECTRICAL FIELDS
THAN HUMANS.
THAT'S HOW THE GREAT WHITES
CAN STILL LOCK
ONTO THEIR TARGET,
EVEN WITH THEIR EYES
ROLLED BACK IN THEIR HEAD.
THE GREAT WHITE SHARK
MAY NOT HAVE HANDS,
BUT IT CAN FEEL THINGS
WITH ITS TEETH.
ONE BITE CAN REVEAL A LOT ABOUT
THE SUITABILITY OF ITS VICTIM.
EACH TOOTH IS EQUIPPED
WITH SENSITIVE NERVES,
WHICH COMBINED
WITH HIGHLY MOBILE JAWS,
MEANS THAT THE GREAT WHITE SHARK
CAN MANIPULATE
AND EXAMINE OBJECTS
WITH ITS MOUTH.
THE GREAT WHITE IS A SUPER SHARK
BECAUSE ITS COMBINATION OF POWER
AND HIGH TECH SENSORY SYSTEMS
MAKE IT THE WORLD'S
MOST FEARED SHARK.

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

A caption reads "Did you know?"

The announcer says WHALES ARE THE BIGGEST
ANIMALS ON THE PLANET
AND YET THEIR DIET CONSISTS
OF TINY KRILL AND SMALL FISH,
AND THEY CAN EAT UP TO
TWO TONNES A DAY.
HUMPBACK WHALES GO FISHING
USING A NET
MADE OUT OF THE BUBBLES
THEY BLOW WITH THEIR BIG MOUTHS.
AS THE RING OF AIR BUBBLES
RISES,
FISH FREAK OUT AND FORM
A TIGHTLY PACKED SCHOOL.
THEN THE HUMPBACK WHALE
SURGES UP
THROUGH THE MIDDLE
OF THE BUBBLE RING
WITH ITS MOUTH WIDE OPEN.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says OKAY, CREATURE FANS
IT'S THAT TIME OF THE SHOW
WE ALL LOOK FORWARD TO,
YES, YOU GUESSED IT,
IT'S TIME FOR PET AND TELL
WITH A NEW GUEST AND THEIR PET
BUT FIRST, THERE'S THIS.
(MAKING SOUNDS)

A clip shows a pool frog breathing and inflating its vocal sacs.

(LAUGHTER)

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie says INTRODUCING MARK.
HE HAS BROUGHT IN HIS PET
TO SHOW US.
HELLO, MARK.

Mark is around 10, with short wavy brown hair, wears gray shorts and a red T-shirt and has a parrot on his shoulder.

Mark says HELLO, ALFIE.

Alfie says OH AND HELLO TO YOU.
WHO IS THIS?

Mark says IT'S MANGO.

Alfie says MANGO.

Mark says HE IS A SUN CONURE.

Alfie says A SUN CONURE.
WOW.
SO HOW LONG
HAVE YOU HAD MANGO FOR.

Mark says UMM ONLY FOR A FEW WEEKS
BUT HE IS THREE MONTHS OLD.

Alfie says THREE MONTHS OLD.
SO WHY DID YOU CALL HIM MANGO?

Mark says BECAUSE WHEN HE IS OLD
HE WILL LOSE
ALL HIS GREEN FEATHERS
AND GET ALL THE ORANGE YELLOW
FEATHERS
AND HE WILL BE LIKE
A MANGO COLOUR.

Alfie says YEAH, AWESOME.
PINEAPPLE CONURE.
THESE BIRDS
ARE NEW WORLD PARROTS
AS THEY ORIGINATE FROM CENTRAL
AND SOUTH AMERICA.
THEY ARE CAPABLE OF LOUD,
SOMETIMES EAR PIERCING
VOCALISATIONS.
THE COMMON CONURE COLOURS
ARE ORANGE, YELLOW OR GREEN.
CONURES ARE BEAUTIFUL
AND VARIED.
THEIR PERSONALITY
AND INTELLIGENCE MAKES THEM
A FAVOURITE PET FOR MANY.
CONURES CAN LIVE UP TO
30 YEARS OLD WITH PROPER CARE.
PINEAPPLE CONURE.
WHAT DO YOU DO
TO LOOK AFTER MANGO?

Mark says AHH WELL WE TAKE HIM OUT A LOT
OTHERWISE HE WILL GET UNFRIENDLY
AND BITE YOU AND WE FEED HIM
LIKE THE SOME SEEDS
AND SOME APPLE
AND SOME WATERMELON.
I ALSO TICKLE HIM
ON THE HEAD THERE.
YOU CAN FEEL THERE.

Alfie says YEAH, WHY DO YOU TICKLE HIM
THERE?

Mark says BECAUSE HE LIKES THAT.
YOU ALSO CAN TICKLE HIM
UNDER HIS NECK.

Alfie says SO DOES MANGO HAVE
ANY OTHER NICKNAMES?

Mark says WELL WE CALL HIM BACKPACK
BECAUSE HE WILL GO
ONTO YOUR BACK
AND STAY THERE.

Alfie says DOES HE DO ANY OTHER TRICKS?

Mark shows it his finger and says MMM, HE CAN DO STEP UP.
STEP UP.
HE STEPS UP.

Alfie says WOW.
CAN I HAVE A GO AT HOLDING HIM?

Mark says YEAH.

Alfie says OH MY GOSH.
STEP UP.
WOW.
HE IS GORGEOUS.
LOOK HE IS HAVING A GO
AT MY BRACELET.

Mark says HE THINKS IT'S HIS GREEN SEED
THAT HE EATS.

Alfie says OH.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT MANGO?

Mark says WELL HE CAN DO KISS-KISS.
(ALFIE LAUGHING)

Mark says AND HE WILL GO TO SLEEP ON YOU.
HE WILL LIKE GO ANYWHERE
WITH YOU.

Alfie says THAT'S AMAZING.
YOU GUYS LOOK LIKE
YOU HAVE AN AMAZING BOND
AND IT SOUNDS LIKE
YOU ARE A REALLY GOOD OWNER.
YEAH, SOLID.

They knock fists.

Alfie says BOOM.
WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR COMING IN TODAY, MARK.

Mark says YOU'RE WELCOME, ALFIE.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US
TO YOUR COLOURFUL PAL MANGO.
HE IS THE PERFECT PET
FOR PET AND TELL.
NOW THIS.

The announcer says IN TOWNS AND CITIES
ALL OVER NORTH AMERICA
LIVES A BLACK EYED BANDIT
THAT WANTS TO STEEL YOUR STUFF.
THE RASCALLY RACCOON.

A raccoon pops out of a trash can and says WHO ME?

The announcer says THIS MASKED BANDIT LOVES
TO TIPTOE THROUGH BACKYARDS
AND RUMMAGE THROUGH RUBBISH.

A racoon goes in a trash can and says OOWEEE!

The announcer says AND THEY'RE SNEAKY, OFTEN HIDING
AND SETTING UP HOME
IN THE MOST UNLIKELY PLACES.
CRAZY CRITTER.
AND THAT'S JUST...

Kids say TOO CUTE.

Alfie says AND THAT, CREATURE FRIENDS,
WAS TOO CUTE.
MORE CUTENESS ON THE NEXT SHOW.
BUT NOW, IT'S TIME TO TEST
YOUR CREATURE IQ
AND FEED THAT BRAIN.
ARE YOU READY?
IT'S TIME FOR CREATURE QUIZ.

A caption reads "Which of these animals..."

The announcer says USES SLIME
AS A DEFENCE MECHANISM?
IS IT A
THE BIG MOUTHED COQUI FROG?
B THE LOPSIDED FIDDLER CRAB,
OR C THE HAGFISH?
IF YOU SELECTED C
YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.
THE HAGFISH USES SLIME
AS A DEFENCE.
IT'S COVERED IN SO MUCH MUCUS
IT'S TOO HARD TO HANDLE.
DIVERS KEEP THEIR DISTANCE
BECAUSE THIS IS ONE ANIMAL
YOU DON'T WANT TO TOUCH.
ITS DISGUSTING DEFENCE IS
WHY IT'S ALSO CALLED
THE SLIME EEL OR THE SNOTTY.
SIMPLY ANNOY A HAGFISH
AND IN SECONDS
IT CAN TURN SEAWATER
INTO A BUCKETFUL OF GOO.
WHEN STRESSED, THE HAGFISH
RELEASES DEHYDRATED PACKETS
FROM ABOUT 150 SLIME GLANDS
SCATTERED ALONG
THE LENGTH OF ITS BODY.
ON CONTACT WITH WATER
THE PACKETS EXPLODE,
AND ALMOST INSTANTLY
COVER THE FISH IN GLOOP.
IN ADDITION TO MUCUS,
THE SLIME CONTAINS VERY THIN,
INCREDIBLY STRONG FIBRES.
ANY PREDATOR ATTACKING
THE HAGFISH
WOULD SOON FIND ITSELF
BEING STRANGLED
BY A SLIMY NOOSE.
IT'S SUCH AN EFFECTIVE DEFENCE
THAT SCIENTISTS CALL THE GOO
THE BULLETPROOF VEST
OF THE SLIME WORLD.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

P1 IT'S BOB AND BOB HERE
WITH THE WORLD
BELLY FLOP CHAMPIONSHIPS
AT THE ANTARCTIC AQUATIC CENTRE
OR AAC AS WE LIKE TO CALL IT.
DON'T WE BOB?

Penguin Bob 2 says THAT'S RIGHT BOB.
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY
OUT THERE TODAY.
LET'S CROSS LIVE TO OUR EYE
IN THE SKY.
MARTY ARE YOU UP THERE MARTY?

A Bob in a helicopter says I DON'T KNOW WHO MARTY IS

Penguin Bob 2 says BUT I AM REALLY SCARED UP HERE.
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FLY
THIS THING.
CAN YOU GIVE US SOME IDEA
AS TO HOW THE AAC COMPETITION
IS GOING?

Helicopter Bob says WELL I DON'T KNOW
WHERE I AM UP HERE.

Penguin Bob 2 says WELL WHY DON'T YOU ASK THE PILOT
TO TURN IT AROUND SON?

Helicopter Bob says THERE IS NO PILOT BOB.
I DON'T SEE ANY PENGUINS.
I THINK WE'RE OFF COURSE.
THERE IS NOTHING BUT SNOW.

Penguin Bob 1 says WELL THANKS FOR THOSE
VALUABLE COMMENTS THERE.

Helicopter Bob OH, NO.
OH, NO.

Penguin Bob 1 says HEY MARTY, WHEN YOU LAND
SEND US THE BROCHURE.

Alfie says AWW, THOSE BOBS ARE BRILLIANT.
WELL, CREATURE MANIACS,
WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE
STILL TO COME ON THE SHOW.
WE'VE GOT ANOTHER INCREDIBLE
ANIMAL FACT,
SOME FASCINATING PONDERING
FROM OUR ROLLIE 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.

A caption reads "Did you know?"

The announcer says THAT FUR SEAL PUPS
SEE BETTER UNDERWATER
THAN ON LAND?
AND THEY SWIM INSTINCTIVELY
ONCE THEY'RE BRAVE ENOUGH
TO TRY.
WHEN MUM IS OUT HUNTING
THEY FIND THEIR WAY
TO THE NURSERY POOL
AND PLAY BOISTEROUSLY
WITH OTHER PUPS.
EVERYTHING THEY DO IS REHEARSAL
FOR ADULT LIFE.
THEY LEARN SKILLS SUCH AS
HOW TO CHASE FISH
AND DEFEND TERRITORY.
(SHRIEKS)
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FATE.

Alfie says WHAT A GREAT FACT.
ALL RIGHT CREATURE CRAZIES
TIME FOR A BIT OF PHILOSOPHY,
WITH A BEAR
WHO LIKES TO CONTEMPLATE,
HE LIKES TO PONDER AND COGITATE
AND PUZZLE AND DWELL.
YES IT'S OUR FAVOURITE
BAMBOO-EATING, ROLLIE POLY,
ADORABLE PONDERING PANDA.

Kids say THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda lying on its back says DO YOU EVER WONDER ABOUT
THE DANGERS OF EATING FRUIT?
I MEAN THEY'VE GOT FRUIT SEEDS
IN THEM,
I'M NOT EATING FRUIT SEEDS,
IF YOU EAT A WATERMELON SEED
YOU MIGHT GROW A WATERMELON
INSIDE YOU.
THAT'S SCARY.
I MEAN HOW WOULD I GET IT OUT?
THAT'S WHY I LIKE EATING BAMBOO.
NO SEEDS.
NO WORRIES.
HMM, THINK ABOUT IT.

Alfie says AND THAT CREATURE FRIENDS
WAS PONDERING PANDA.
SO STRANGE.
LET'S MOVE ON.
IT'S TIME NOW TO CHECK IN
WITH DR. KATRINA AND AVA TO SEE
HOW THEY'RE GETTING ON
WITH TEACHING ARCHIE TO FETCH.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WE'RE TEACHING ARCHIE TO FETCH.
WE'VE HAD SUCCESS SO FAR WITH
GETTING HIM TO CHASE THE BALL
AND NOW WE NEED HIM
TO BRING IT BACK.
SO WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO,
SEND HIM OUT TO FETCH IT AGAIN
AND THEN REALLY ENTHUSIASTICALLY
CALL HIM BACK.
READY, SET, GO.
FETCH IT.

Ava says ARCHIE, COME HERE.

Katrina says PERFECT.
NOW THE BEST WAY TO GET A BALL
OUT OF A DOG'S MOUTH
IS ACTUALLY TO OFFER A TREAT.
READY ARCH, READY?

Ava says FETCH IT.

Katrina says CALL HIM BACK.
READY.

Ava says ARCHIE.
COME ON.

Katrina says AND SEE I CAN GET HIM
TO DROP THAT.
AHH YOU KNOW
I HAVE GOT THE TREAT.
BEST WAY TO GET A DOG
TO DROP A TOY
AND THE SAFEST WAY AS WELL.
GOOD BOY.
ONE MORE TIME.
YOU THROW IT.
FETCH IT.

Ava says FETCH.

Katrina says ARCHIE.
GOOD BOY.
HERE IS YOUR TREAT,
THERE YOU GO.
WHAT A STAR.
I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED
TODAY'S DOG TRICK.
HAVE YOU HAD FUN?

Ava says YEP.

Katrina says YOU PROUD OF ARCHIE?

Ava says YEAH.

Katrina says WE'LL BE BACK NEXT TIME
WITH MORE DOG TRICKS.

Alfie says WELL GUYS THAT'S ALL FOR TODAY.
I HOPE YOU HAD FUN.
IT WAS GREAT TO MEET
MARK AND HIS BIRD
AND WE HAD SOME
PRETTY AWESOME ANIMALS
IN CREATURE QUIZ TOO:
THE GREAT WHITE SHARK
IS SO INCREDIBLE AND SCARY.
REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
JOIN ME, ALFIE, NEXT TIME
FOR MORE ANIMAL MADNESS
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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A caption reads "Creature Mania. A Northern Pictures Productions."

The end credits roll.

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