(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.
ON TODAY'S EPISODE...

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says
WE'VE GOT LEAPING LEMURS,
DAZZLING GLASSFISH
AND SOME TERRIFIC TURTLES.
WE HAVE A LAUGH WITH PANDA
AND PONY,
WE CHECK OUT SOME ADORABLE
RHEA BABIES MEET LUCY
AND HER VERY SPECIAL CHUG CALLED
PUGSLEY IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
IT'S GOING TO BE A PACKED SHOW,
SO LET'S KICK IT OFF BY CHECKING
IN WITH DR. KATRINA
AND THOSE AMAZING WONDER DOGS,
AS SHE HELPS A KEEN YOUNG DOG
TRAINER, IN 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 THIS
GORGEOUS GANG
IS THE WONDER DOGS.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG
TO DO A LEG WEAVE.
FLYNN IS GOING TO DEMONSTRATE
THIS FOR US.
LET'S TAKE A MOMENT TO LEARN
A BIT 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.

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says 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.
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 NAUGHTIES DEED: DEFINITELY
DIGGING THE BIGGEST HOLE
OF ALL THE WONDER DOGS.
HIS FAVOURITE TREAT IS CHEESE.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE FLYNN:
HANDSOME, CLEVER AND LOYAL.
NOW LET'S SEE FLYNN
DEMONSTRATE.

A caption reads "Leg Weave."

Katrina does the leg weave with Flynn. As Katrina takes long steps, Flynn crosses under her legs.

Katrina and says IN.
IN.
GOOD.
THE LEG WEAVE IS
AN ADVANCED TRICK,
IT REQUIRES GOOD COORDINATION
AND PATIENCE.
IT'S A GOOD ONE
FOR SMALLER DOGS.
WELL NOW WE'VE SEEN AN EXPERT
DEMONSTRATION,
LET'S GO SEE WHO'S HERE
TO TRAIN THEIR DOG.
I AM HERE WITH MADDY
AND HER GORGEOUS DOG MONTY.
TELL ME A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT MONTY.

Maddy is around 12, with long wavy blond hair in a ponytail and wears army green shorts and a blue T-shirt.

Maddy says SO HE IS EIGHT MONTHS OLD
AND HE IS A POODLE CROSS.
AND HE LOVES TREATS.

Katrina and says HE IS ALREADY ONTO MY TREATS.
SO HE IS EASY TO TRAIN I BET.

Maddy says YEAH.

Katrina says WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT HAVING
A DOG?

Maddy says WELL I LIKE THE WAY IT MAKES US
GO OUTSIDE AND HAVE FRESH AIR
AND HELPS US GET EXERCISE.

Katrina says YEP.
THAT'S GREAT THOUGH.
IT KEEPS YOU ALL ENTERTAINED
WITH GOOD PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN
SOME TRICKS?

Maddy says YES.

Katrina says EXCELLENT.
YOU READY MONTY?
YEAH WE'RE READY.
LET'S GO.
TODAY MADDY AND I ARE GOING TO
TEACH MONTY HOW TO LEG WEAVE.
THE FIRST STEP WITH THIS IS YOU
GET HIM TO SIT
IN A NICE COMFORTABLE POSITION
AND THEN WE ARE JUST GOING TO
PUT OUT ONE LEG.
SO GET HIS ATTENTION ONTO
THE TREAT
AND WHEN HE GETS HIS WHOLE BODY
THROUGH HE GETS IT.
ARE YOU READY TO HAVE A GO?
I WILL GIVE YOU A FEW TREATS.
CALL HIM AROUND.
GET HIM TO SIT.

Maddy says MONTY SIT.

Katrina says OKAY AND THEN A NICE BIG STEP
WITH YOUR LEG.

Maddy says MONTY.

Katrina says THAT'S IT AND THEN HAND UNDER.
PERFECT.
FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE NOSE,
GET THEM RIGHT THROUGH.

Maddy says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says TELL HIM HE IS A GOOD BOY
AND GIVE HIM THE TREAT.
THAT WAS PERFECT.
WE'RE GOING TO KEEP PRACTICING
STEP ONE WITH THIS LEG.
WE WILL BE BACK SOON
WITH STEP TWO,
WHICH IS TEACHING HIM TO GO
THROUGH THE OTHER LEG.
WELL DONE MONTY.
WHERE HAVE YOU GONE?
COME BACK.

Alfie says I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW MONTY
GETS ON LEARNING THE LEG WEAVE.
THAT SOUNDS TRICKY.
WE'LL CHECK IN LATER AND SEE
HOW THEY'RE GETTING ON.
BUT IN THE MEANTIME
WE HAVE A LOT OF OTHER ANIMALS
TO TALK ABOUT.
YES STARTING
WITH AN ANIMAL FACT.

An announcer says DID YOU KNOW... ..SOME LEMURS ARE HERBIVORES,
WHICH MEANS THEY DO NOT
EAT MEAT.
THEY LOVE FRUIT,
BUT WILL ALSO EAT FLOWERS,
LEAVES, TREE BARK AND SAP.
OTHER LEMURS ARE OMNIVORES
AND EAT A VARIETY
OF FOODS THAT INCLUDE FRUITS,
NECTAR, FLOWERS
AND LEAVES WITH A SIDE OF
INSECTS, SPIDERS
AND SMALL VERTEBRATES.
THE TYPE OF DIET ALL DEPENDS
ON WHICH BREED OF LEMUR IT IS.
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 CHATTY,
THEY'RE TALKATIVE,
THEY'RE VERBOSE
AND THEY'RE LOQUACIOUS.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE
TALKING ABOUT?
IT'S TIME FOR THE TWO BOBS.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says HEY BOB.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says WE BOB.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says YES BOB WE BOB.
WE ARE BOTH BOB.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says NO WE JE M'APPELLE BOB.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says BOB WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Mudskipper Bob 2 says LEARNING THE LANGUAGE
OF LOVE AIN'T I BOB?

Mudskipper Bob 1 says LITHUANIAN?

Mudskipper Bob 2 says NO FRENCH BOB TO IMPRESS
THE LADIES.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says OH.
YOU KNOW MUDSKIPPER LADIES LOVE
A GOOD BURP BOB.
Mudskipper Bob 2 says DO THEY?

Mudskipper Bob 1 says YES THEY DO.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says HOW ABOUT THIS THEN.
(BURP)

Mudskipper Bob 1 says OH.
CAN YOU DO THAT IN FRENCH?

Mudskipper Bob 2 says SURE CAN.
LE (BURP)

Mudskipper Bob 1 says VERY ROMANTIC BOB.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says WE BOB.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says YES BOB WE BOB.
WE ARE BOTH BOB.
I THOUGHT WE WENT THROUGH THIS.
(BURP)

Alfie says AHH THEY'RE A CRACK UP.
MORE FROM THEM LATER.
NEXT ON THE SHOW IT'S TIME
TO PUT YOUR ANIMAL KNOWLEDGE
TO THE TEST AND SEE HOW YOUR
BRAIN IS TRAINING.
IT'S TIME FOR CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS... ..CAN EAT FORTY PERCENT OF ITS
BODY WEIGHT IN THIRTY MINUTES?
IS IT A THE SLIMY
AND EVER AMUSING MUDSKIPPER?
B THE LEAN MEAN TASMANIAN DEVIL?
OR IS IT C THE SUPERSIZE,
SUPER HUNGRY HIPPOPOTAMUS?
IF YOU ANSWERED B
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE TASSIE DEVIL CAN EAT FORTY
PERCENT OF ITS WEIGHT.
MEET THE TASMANIAN DEVIL.

The devil eats an animal and says MMM NOM NOM NOM NOM.
TASTY.

The announcer says THE PIT BULL TERRIER
OF THE MARSUPIAL WORLD WAS
CALLED A DEVIL BY EARLY EUROPEAN
SETTLERS WHO WERE TERRIFIED BY
ITS NIGHT TIME SCREAMING.

A devil says I'M THE SCARIEST.

Another devil says WHO YOU KIDDING, I AM.

The first devil says ME.
CALL THAT A SCREAM?

The announcer says THE TASMANIAN DEVIL IS A
SCAVENGER RULED BY ITS STOMACH.
IT'LL EAT ANYTHING THAT SMELLS
EVEN REMOTELY LIKE FLESH.
DINE WITH THE DEVIL
AND YOU'LL FEAST NOT ONLY
ON ROTTING CARCASSES,
BUT ALSO OLD BOOTS,
CARTRIDGE CASES
AND EVEN SMELLY SOCKS.
BUT IT'S QUANTITY,
NOT QUALITY THAT'S MADE THIS
DEVIL A MASSIVE GLUTTON.
SCAVENGING DEVILS
HAVE TO EAT FAST,
BECAUSE THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE
WANTING TO STEAL FOOD
FROM UNDER YOUR NOSE.

A devil says BACK OFF BUDDY.

The announcer says DEVILS WILL GORGE THEMSELVES
UNTIL THEY CAN BARELY WADDLE.
THEY CAN EAT MUCH MORE
THAN VULTURES,
BECAUSE DEVILS DON'T HAVE TO
STAY LIGHT ENOUGH TO FLY AWAY.
THAT'S WHY THEY CAN SWALLOW UP
TO FORTY PERCENT
OF THEIR BODY WEIGHT
IN ONLY THIRTY MINUTES.
NOW THAT'S INCREDIBLY
FAST FOOD.

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... ..ALSO KNOWN AS
THE INDIAN GLASSY FISH
AND SOMETIMES AS THE MALAYSIAN
GLASSY FISH,
THE GLASSFISH IS ONE OF THE MORE
FASCINATING SPECIES OF FISH?
ITS MOST ASTOUNDING FEATURE IS
ITS COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT BODY,
WHICH REVEALS ITS BONES
AND INTERNAL ORGANS,
HENCE ITS NAME.
GLASSFISH ARE ALSO A VERY
PEACEFUL SPECIES
AND ARE GREAT FISH FOR YOUR
HOME AQUARIUM AS THEY MAKE
EXCELLENT TANK MATES FOR ANY
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED FISH.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says GLASSFISH ARE SO AMAZING.
CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING ALMOST
INVISIBLE?
IT WOULD BE PRETTY HARD TO TEACH
AN INVISIBLE DOG
TRICKS WOULDN'T IT?
YOU'D JUST BE TALKING TO
YOURSELF.
LUCKILY TODAY'S DOG MONTY
IS NOT INVISIBLE.
LET'S SEE HOW KATRINA
AND MADELEINE ARE DOING TEACHING
HIM TO LEG WEAVE.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
MADDY AND I ARE TEACHING MONTY
TO DO THE LEG WEAVE.
WE'VE HAD SUCCESS WITH HIM GOING
THROUGH THE RIGHT LEG.
NOW LET'S TRY EXACTLY THE SAME
THING WITH YOUR LEFT LEG.
SO LET HIM KNOW, GIVE HIM
A LITTLE TREAT FOR SITTING.
OKAY.
NOW SAME THING,
NICE BIG STEP WITH YOUR LEFT LEG
AND THEN ARM UNDERNEATH,
YOU NEED TO GO UNDER, THAT'S IT.
THAT'S IT.
GO BACK.

Maddy says MONTY.

Katrina says ENCOURAGE HIM BACK.

Maddy says GO BACK.

Katrina says AND WHEN HE GETS THAT LEG
THROUGH GOOD BOY.
NOW HE GETS THE TREAT.
WE WILL KEEP PRACTICING
THAT ONE.
A LITTLE BIT OF WORK TO DO.
WE WILL BE BACK SOON WITH STEP
THREE THOUGH,
WHICH IS GOING THROUGH
BOTH LEGS.
WELL HOPEFULLY.
YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.
WE WILL SEE YOU SOON.

Alfie says IT'S TIME FOR SOME BELLY
HURTING,
SOME JAW ACHING, ROLLING
ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING.
WELL SHE THINKS SO.
YES GIVE IT UP FOR OUR FAVOURITE
HORSE WHO HOWLS.
IT'S...
A caption reads "It’s Bad Pun Pony!"

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

Bad Pun Pony says YOU'RE GONNA LIKE THIS
ONE FOLKS.
WHAT FISH SWIMS AT NIGHT?
A STARFISH.
THERE ARE TWO COWS IN A PADDOCK.
ONE OF THE COWS SAYS MOO
AND THE OTHER ONE SAYS THAT'S
WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY.

(laugh)

Kids say BAD PUN PONY YAY!

Alfie says MORE BAD PUN PONY NEXT TIME.
BUT NOW, IT'S TIME FOR SOMETHING
A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.
WARM UP YOUR BRAINS
AND GET ENGAGED CREATURE FANS.
IT'S TIME TO TEST YOUR
KNOWLEDGE IN...

A caption reads "Creature Quiz."

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS... ..BURIES ITS FOOD UNDERGROUND?
IS IT A THE FURRY, CAMOUFLAGED,
HALF FROZEN ARCTIC FOX?
IS IT B THE SUPER CUTE
AND CUDDLY JUMPY LEMUR?

A leaping lemur says EXCUSE ME.

The announcer says BEING A LEMUR WOULD BE
SO MUCH FUN.
OR IS IT C THE SPECKLED BEAR?
IF YOU ANSWERED A
YOU WOULD BE RIGHT.
THE ARCTIC FOX BURIES ITS FOOD
UNDERGROUND.
LIVING HIGH ABOVE THE ARCTIC
CIRCLE THERE IS NOT A GREAT DEAL
TO SEE UNLESS YOU ARE INTO ICE
AND SNOW
AND THERE IS EVEN LESS TO EAT
UNLESS YOU ARE AN ARCTIC FOX.
UNLIKE OTHER SMALL MAMMALS
UP HERE,
THE FOX DOESN'T HIBERNATE
THROUGH WINTER.
NOR DOES IT RELY ON HUGE LAYERS
OF FAT AS AN ENERGY SOURCE.
INSTEAD IT SURVIVES BY EATING
FOOD IT COLLECTED PRIOR
TO THE ARRIVAL OF SNOW.
DURING THE SUMMER BREEDING
SNOW GEESE
ARE AN ATTRACTIVE TARGET
FOR A HUNGRY THIEF.
AND THIS FOX IS HAVING ITS EGGS
TO GO.
IT'S ADDING THE EGG TO ITS
COLLECTION OF BURIED FOOD.

Birds say OH OH.

The announcer says ONE RESEARCH TEAM UNEARTHED
A FOX CACHE CONTAINING ABOUT
A DOZEN EGGS, FOUR RABBITS
AND THIRTY-EIGHT BIRDS.
THE ARCTIC FOX HAS HUNDREDS
OF THESE SECRET PANTRIES
SCATTERED ACROSS ITS FIFTY
SQUARE KILOMETRE TERRITORY.
IT MARKS ITS CACHE WITH SCENT.
IT'S LUCKY THE FOX ISN'T FUSSY.
AFTER A FEW WEEKS UNDERGROUND,
ITS CACHE CAN BE A LITTLE
ROTTEN AND VERY CRUNCHY.

Kids say EWW.

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... ..A GROUP OF TORTOISES IS
CALLED A CREEP?
CREEPY.
THE TRAVANCORE TORTOISE GROWS UP
TO THIRTY-THREE CENTIMETRES.
IT PRIMARILY FEEDS ON GRASSES
AND HERBS
BUT IT ALSO FEEDS ON MOLLUSCS,
INSECTS, ANIMAL CARCASS,
FUNGI AND FRUITS.

A monkey says OH REALLY?

The announcer says UNFORTUNATELY THE TRAVANCORE
TORTOISE IS A THREATENED SPECIES
DUE TO FOREST FIRES
AND HABITAT DESTRUCTION.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says AND NOW CREATURE FRIENDS
IT'S THE PART
OF THE SHOW I LOOK FORWARD TO.
IT'S TIME TO MEET A SPECIAL
GUEST AND THEIR PET RIGHT HERE.
BUT FIRST THERE'S THIS.

A clip shows a wolf poking a bear from behind.

The bear says HEY.

The wolf says HA HA HA HA.

Alfie says INTRODUCING LUCY.
SHE HAS BOUGHT IN HER PET DOG
TO TELL US ABOUT.
HOW ARE YOU DOING LUCY?

Lucy says GOOD THANKS.

Lucy is around 13, with long straight brown hair in a ponytail and wears blue shorts and a white shirt. She sits on a bench with her dog.

Alfie says WHO'S THIS?

Lucy says THIS IS PUGSLEY.

Alfie says AHH PUGSLEY.
HELLO PUGSLEY.
WHAT KIND OF A DOG IS PUGSLEY?

Lucy says PUGSLEY IS A CHUG, WHICH IS
A CROSS BREED BETWEEN
A CHIHUAHUA AND A PUG.
SO HE IS BASICALLY A MINI PUG.

Alfie says YEAH WOW.
WAIT SO PUGS NORMALLY HAVE
A SINUS PROBLEM.

Lucy says NO.
IS THAT AN ISSUE FOR PUGSLEY?
CHUGS HAVE BEEN BRED
SO THAT THEY DON'T HAVE
BREATHING PROBLEMS.
SO THEY HAVE SORT OF A NOSE.
AHH BECAUSE NORMALLY PUGS
HAVE A FLAT FACE
AND THEY FIND IT QUITE HARD
TO BREATHE
BUT WITH PUGSLEY THAT IS NOT
AN ISSUE.

Alfie says SO WHAT MADE YOU GET A CHUG?

Lucy says WELL WE JUST THOUGHT
HE WAS REALLY CUTE
AND WE JUST THOUGHT HE WAS
THE PERFECT SIZE
AND HE IS JUST PRETTY MUCH
PERFECT.

Alfie says OH HE IS.
HE IS A CUTIE.
CHUGS.
CHUGS ARE NOT A RECOGNIZED
DOG BREED.
THEY'RE A CROSS BETWEEN A PUG
AND A CHIHUAHUA.
BOTH BREEDS TEND TO HAVE AN OVER
LOAD OF SELF-ESTEEM.
CHUGS ARE ENERGETIC
AND VERY FRIENDLY.
A COMPANION DOG.
THEY LOVE THEIR PEOPLE
BUT CAN ACT AS GUARD DOGS
AND BARK AT STRANGERS
BUT ARE QUICK TO MAKE FRIENDS
ONCE INTRODUCED.
IN FACT THEY ARE SO FRIENDLY
CHUGS CAN BE TRAINED
TO BE VERY EFFECTIVE
THERAPY DOGS.
CHUGS.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE THING
ABOUT PUGSLEY?

Lucy says I JUST LOVE HOW CUTE HE IS.
I JUST THINK HE IS VERY ADORABLE
AND HE IS THE PERFECT SIZE
BECAUSE HE IS NOT A GIANT DOG
AND HE IS EASY TO TAKE CARE OF.
HE IS JUST AWESOME.

Alfie says AND CHIHUAHUAS ARE QUITE BIG
ON BEING GUARD DOGS AREN'T THEY?

Lucy says MMM HMM.

Alfie says YEAH CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING
ABOUT HIM GUARDING THE HOUSE?

Lucy says WELL THERE IS A POSTMAN
WHO DELIVERS JUNK MAIL
AND PUGSLEY GOES ABSOLUTELY
BERSERK WHEN HE SEES HIM.

Alfie says NOT A FAN OF THE POSTMAN
AT ALL.
SO IF OTHER CHILDREN WERE
LOOKING TO GET THEIR FIRST PET
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND A CHUG?

Lucy says I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND
CHUGS TO OTHER PEOPLE.
ONLY IF YOU ARE PREPARED TO
VACUUM A LOT.
BECAUSE HE SHEDS SO MUCH HAIR.
I COULD MAKE A LOT OF WIGS OUT
OF THE HAIR HE SHEDS
YEAH PUGSLEY WIGS.

Alfie says YOU SHOULD DO A BUSINESS.

Lucy says YEAH EXACTLY.

Alfie says WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR COMING IN TODAY LUCY.

Lucy says NO PROBLEM ALFIE.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING
IN PUGSLEY.

Lucy says YOU ARE WELCOME ALFIE.

Alfie says HE IS THE PERFECT PET FOR PET
AND TELL.

Lucy says YEAH.

Alfie says NICE WORK.

Alfie brings his fist forward for a fist bump, but Luce grabs his fist.

Lucy says GEARSHIFT.

Alfie looks at the camera and says NOW THIS.

The announcer says HIGH IN THE ANDES LIVES A BIRD
CALLED THE RHEA,
HE'S A FLOWER-PICKING SUPER DAD,
WHO SPENDS HIS TIME GUARDING UP
TO TWENTY EGGS
FROM PREDATORS LIKE SKUNKS,
FOXES AND SHEEP.
BUT IT'S WORTH IT BECAUSE BABY
RHEA ARE ADORABLE.
THEY'RE SUPER FLUFFY,
CHIRP LIKE CRAZY
AND HAVE STRIPES THAT MAKE THEM
LOOK LIKE
TWO LEGGED ZEBRA WITH WINGS.
THE BABY RHEA.
THEY ARE JUST...

Kids say TOO CUTE.

Alfie says AHH SO CUTE.
ALL RIGHT CREATURE MANIACS ARE
YOU FEELING CLEVER?
LET'S SEE IF WE CAN WORK
ON THOSE SUPER BRAINS OF YOURS
AND FIND OUT SOME COOL STUFF.
IT'S TIME FOR SOME MORE
ASTOUNDING ANIMALS IN...

A caption reads "Creature Quiz."

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS... ..LAY THEIR EGGS OUT OF
THE WATER?
IS IT A THE CUNNING CATFISH?
B THE HYPERACTIVE HOARDING
CICHLID?
OR IS IT C THE NIMBLE
SPRAYING CHARACIN?
IF YOU THINK THE ANSWER IS C,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE CHARACIN LAY THEIR EGGS
OUT OF THE WATER.
THE FORESTS OF THE AMAZON BASIN
ARE HOME TO THE SPRAYING
CHARACIN FISH, A WORKAHOLIC
WHO DOES IT ALL
IN THE NAME OF LOVE.
COUNTLESS SPECIES OF FISH BREED
IN THESE FLOOD WATERS,
SO THERE ARE MANY HUNGRY MOUTHS
LOOKING FOR FOOD.
THAT'S WHY THIS SPRAYING
CHARACIN HAS COME UP
WITH A NOVEL WAY OF PROTECTING
ITS EGGS FROM HUNGRY GRAZERS.
RATHER THAN SPAWNING IN WATER,
IT SPAWNS IN THE AIR.
SPRAYING CHARACIN ARE THE ONLY
FRESHWATER FISH
IN THE WORLD THAT LAY
THEIR EGGS OUT OF THE WATER.
BY LOCKING THEIR PECTORAL
AND TAIL FINS TOGETHER, THE MALE
AND FEMALE COORDINATE THEIR LEAP
TO LAND SIDE BY SIDE
ON THE LEAF.
THEIR VENTRAL FINS
ACT AS SUCKERS,
HOLDING THEM ONTO THE LEAF
LONG ENOUGH
FOR THE FEMALE TO SECURE
HER EGGS,
AND FOR THE MALE
TO FERTILIZE THEM.
THE COUPLE KEEP LUNGING UNTIL
ABOUT FIFTY EGGS
ARE STUCK IN PLACE.
AND IF YOU THINK THAT'S
HARD WORK,
JUST WAIT TILL YOU SEE WHAT
HAPPENS NEXT.
IF THE EGGS DRY OUT THE BABIES
WILL DIE,
SO THE MALE HAS THE JOB
OF KEEPING THEM MOIST.
USING HIS TAIL, HE SPLASHES
WATER ONTO HIS SPAWN.
JUST LIKE CLOCKWORK,
HE KEEPS SPRAYING THE EGGS
ONCE EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY.
BY THE TIME HIS EGGS ARE MATURE,
THE MALE WILL HAVE MADE OVER
6,000 FLICKS OF HIS TAIL
TO ENSURE HIS BROOD HAVE
THE BEST CHANCE OF SURVIVING.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

In a hollow log, Wombat Bob 1 says BOB WAKEY WAKEY.
TODAY'S THE DAY.

Wombat Bob 2 says WHAT FOR BOB?
WHAT FOR?

Wombat Bob 1 says THE SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OFF
DOOR BUSTER SALE
AT THE HAPPY WOMBAT.

Wombat Bob 2 says OKAY, OKAY.

Wombat Bob 1 says OFF YOUR BUM NOW.

Wombat Bob 2 says ALL RIGHT.

Wombat Bob 1 says LET'S GO, LET'S GO.

Wombat Bob 2 says WAIT BOB WE'RE WOMBATS.

Wombat Bob 1 says YEAH.

Wombat Bob 2 says WHAT DO WE NEED TO BUY?
WE HAVE GOT FOOD RIGHT HERE.

Wombat Bob 1 says YEAH BUT IS IT SEVENTY-FIVE
PERCENT OFF?

Wombat Bob 2 says NO IT'S FREE.

Wombat Bob 1 says STACK ME.
SO SEVENTY-FOUR PERCENT
LESS THAN
THAT MEANS THEY WILL BE PAYING
US TO OH WAIT,
IS TODAY THE SEVENTEENTH?

Wombat Bob 2 says NO IT'S THE EIGHTEENTH.

Wombat Bob 1 says OH WELL BACK TO BED THEN.
GOOD PRACTICE RUN FOR NEXT
YEAR BOB.
(SNORING)

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... ..SCALLOPS HAVE UP TO
ONE HUNDRED EYES THAT LINE
THEIR MANTLE?
THESE EYES ALLOW THE SCALLOP TO
DETECT LIGHT, DARK AND MOTION.
UNLIKE THEIR COUSINS THE MUSSEL
AND THE CLAM,
MOST SCALLOPS CAN SWIM.
BY CLAPPING THEIR SHELLS QUICKLY
USING THEIR ADDUCTOR MUSCLES,
THEY PRODUCE A WATER JET THAT
PROPELS THEM FORWARD.
THIS IS HANDY WHEN CONFRONTED BY
THEIR ARCH NEMESIS.
THE ELEVEN ARMED STARFISH.
THE SCALLOP CAN GO UP TO SAFETY.
SEE YOU LATER SUCKER.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says OKAY CREATURE FANS TIME TO GET
A BIT PHILOSOPHICAL.
TIME FOR SOME MUSINGS,
SOME WONDERINGS, SOME THOUGHTS
AND SOME PONDERINGS
FROM OUR FAVOURITE BLACK
AND WHITE, ROLY-POLY,
BAMBOO EATING...

Kids say PONDERING PANDA.
THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda lying on its back says DO YOU KNOW WHAT KEEPS ME UP
AT NIGHT?
ORANGES.
I MEAN ARE ORANGES CALLED
ORANGES BECAUSE THEY'RE ORANGE?
OR IS ORANGE CALLED ORANGE
BECAUSE ORANGES
ARE ORANGE?
AND IF ORANGES ARE CALLED
ORANGES BECAUSE THEY'RE ORANGE,
THEN WHY AREN'T BANANAS CALLED
YELLOWS?
UGH, MY BRAIN HURTS.
I THINK I'LL JUST STICK
WITH BAMBOO.
MMM BAMBOO.
YOU'RE NOT BAMBOOZLING.

Alfie says SO WEIRD.
MOVING ON.
IT'S TIME TO CHECK
IN WITH DR. KATRINA.
LET'S SEE HOW SHE'S GETTING
ON WITH MADELEINE AND MONTY.
IT'S TIME FOR PART THREE
OF DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WE'VE HAD A GREAT TIME TEACHING
MONTY TO DO THE LEG WEAVE.
WE'VE GOT HIM GOING THROUGH
THE RIGHT LEG AND THE LEFT LEG
AND NOW WE NEED TO SEE IF WE CAN
BRING IT ALL TOGETHER.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE
ADULT SUPERVISION IF YOU'RE
DOING ANY DOG TRAINING
OR TEACHING TRICKS AT HOME.
OKAY LET'S GIVE IT A GO.
SO BRING MONTY IN.
ASK HIM TO SIT.

Maddy says SIT.

Katrina says USE LOTS OF VERBAL
ENCOURAGEMENT AS WELL.

Maddy says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says PERFECT.
NOW NICE BIG STEP WITH THAT
TREAT BETWEEN YOUR LEGS
UNDERNEATH.

Maddy says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says DOING THAT, CALL HIM THROUGH.
GIVE HIM THE TREAT.
PERFECT, NEXT LEG, OTHER HAND.

Maddy says COME ON.
YAY.

Katrina says RIGHT THROUGH MONTY.
PERFECT.
WE DID IT.
ARE YOU FEELING GOOD?

Maddy says YEAH.

Katrina says HAVE YOU HAD FUN WITH MONTY
TODAY?

Maddy says YEAH.

Katrina says HAVE YOU LEARNT SOMETHING?
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PART?

Maddy says MY FAVOURITE PART WAS TEACHING
HIM TO DO THE LEG WEAVE
BECAUSE HE UMM,
HE WAS REALLY ENJOYING IT.
ESPECIALLY WHEN HE GOT
THE TREATS.

Katrina says WELL YOU GUYS ARE
AN AMAZING TEAM.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR JOINING US.
I HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED TODAY'S
DOG TRICK.
I'LL BE BACK NEXT TIME WITH
ANOTHER ONE.

Alfie says AND THAT, MY FRIENDS,
IS ALL WE HAVE TIME FOR TODAY.
I HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME
WATCHING MONTY LEARN TO WEAVE,
AND HOW ABOUT LUCY
AND HER ADORABLE CHUG.
SO CUTE.
AND DON'T FORGET THE AWESOME
ARCTIC FOXES, SO COOL.
LITERALLY.
REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
YOU KNOW WHERE TO COME
FOR YOUR DOSE
OF CREATURE MADNESS.
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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