(rock'n'roll music plays)

In an animated frame, fast clips show 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 HAVE A HOWL
OF A TIME WITH SOME WILD WOLVES,
GET TO THE POINT OF THOSE
DANGEROUS LOOKING DEER ANTLERS.
WE HAVE A LAUGH WITH PANDA
AND PONY,
GET FUNKY WITH THESE CRAZY
DANCING BIRDS
AND MEET A SUPER SMART
ASSISTANCE DOG IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
FIRST THINGS FIRST LET'S GO SAY
HI TO DR. KATRINA
AND THE WONDER DOGS AND FIND
OUTABOUT TODAY'S TRICK.
IT IS...
HI AND WELCOME TO 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 I AM DR. KATRINA
AND THESE ARE THE INCREDIBLE
WONDER DOGS.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO SIT
PRETTY OR BEG
AND DART'S GOING TO DEMONSTRATE
THIS FOR US.
LET'S LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
HER FIRST.
MEET DART.
SHE'S THREE YEARS OLD.
HER NICKNAME IS DARTY.
HER FAVOURITE TRICKS ARE PLAYING
QUOITS AND DOING DOGA.
THAT'S YOGA FOR DOGS.
FAVOURITE HOBBIES: AGILITY
AND SWIMMING

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says HER NAUGHTIEST DEED IS CHASING
THE KANGAROOS AT HER HOME.
HER OBSESSIONS: RUNNING
AND BEING CUDDLED.
HER FAVOURITE TREAT IS A DOB
OF YOGHURT
ON HER MORNING BREAKFAST.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE DART:
FUN, HAPPY AND SWEET.
AND NOW LET'S SEE DART
DEMONSTRATE IT.

A caption reads "Sit pretty."

Katrina says DART UP.
BEAUTIFUL SIT PRETTY.
THE SIT PRETTY IS ALSO CALLED
THE BEG.
IT'S A CROWD PLEASER,
YOUR DOG NEEDS TO KNOW HOW TO
SIT AND ALSO HAVE GOOD BALANCE.
SIT PRETTY.
GOOD GIRL.
WELL NOW WE'VE SEEN AN EXPERT
DEMONSTRATION,
LET'S GO SEE WHO'S HERE TO TRAIN
THEIR DOG.

Katrina sits on a bench with a girl and her dog.

Katrina says HI THERE.
I AM HERE TODAY WITH IMOGEN
AND THE GORGEOUS HARRY.
IMOGEN TELL ME A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT HARRY.

Imogen is around 12, with mid-length blond hair in cornbraids and wears coral shorts and a blue T-shirt.

Imogen says HARRY IS THREE YEARS OLD,
HE IS A CAVALIER KING CHARLES
SPANIEL
AND HE IS ALWAYS VERY HUNGRY.

Katrina says WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST
ABOUT HARRY?

Imogen says HE IS VERY CUDDLY
AND HE IS NICE TO CUDDLE UP TO.

Katrina says SO IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE HIM
IN THREE WORDS
WHAT WOULD YOU PICK?

Imogen says I WOULD SAY SLEEPY, HUNGRY
AND CUDDLY.

Katrina says OH YOU SOUND LIKE A GREAT DOG.
HE IS CONSTANTLY WAGGING
HIS TAIL.
VERY GOOD.
ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING
SOME TRAINING TODAY?

Imogen says YEAH I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD
TO IT.

Katrina says OKAY WELL LET'S GET TO IT.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TEACH HARRY
HOW TO SIT PRETTY,
WHICH IS ALSO KNOWN AS BEG.
NOW IMOGEN THE FIRST STEP WITH
THAT IS JUST GETTING HIM
COMFORTABLE AND WELL BALANCED
IN THE SIT POSITION
AND WE'RE GOING TO TEACH HIM
TO STRETCH HIS HEAD AND NECK UP.
BECAUSE THAT'S THE FIRST STEP
OKAY.
SO HARRY SIT.
SIT.
FEET ON THE GROUND AND THEN
STRETCHING UP THAT NECK
AND THEN HE GETS THE TREAT OKAY.

Imogen says OKAY.

Katrina says THERE YOU GO.
GET HIM TO STRETCH THAT NECK.

Imogen says HARRY SIT.
GOOD BOY.

Katrina says GOOD BOY.
PERFECT.
OKAY THAT IS STEP ONE.
STEP TWO IS GETTING HIM
COMFORTABLE TO LIFT HIS FEET UP
WHILE HE IS SITTING
ON HIS BOTTOM.
WE'LL BE BACK WITH THAT
VERY SOON.

Back in the studio, Alfie says I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW IMOGEN
AND HARRY GET ON.
WE'LL BE BACK WITH THAT LATER
IN THE SHOW BUT FIRST IT'S TIME
FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW,
LIKE ALL WOLVES THE TIBETAN
WOLF'S SURVIVAL REVOLVES
AROUND THE PACK?
BECAUSE TEAMWORK IS SUCH A VITAL
PART OF THE PACK'S SURVIVAL,
THERE'S A CHAIN OF COMMAND
AND THE ALPHA MALE
IS DEFINITELY BOSS.
THIS ALPHA WOLF SHOWS HIS STATUS
BY RAISING HIS TAIL,
THE OTHERS SUBMIT BY ROLLING
ON THEIR BACK.

A wolf says OKAY.

The announcer says A LONE MALE WOLF CAN SURVIVE
ON SMALL PREY AND SCRAPS,
BUT HE WILL NEVER BREED UNLESS
HE JOINS A PACK
AND HE WILL NEVER GIVE UP
TRYING.
AND THAT'S...AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says AND NOW MY CREATURE FRIENDS
IT'S TIME TO MEET
A FEW OTHER PALS OF MINE.
THEY'RE BIG MOUTHED,
THEY'RE GOSSIPY, THEY'RE SMOOTH
AND THEY'RE LONG WINDED.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE TALKING
ABOUT?
IT'S TIME FOR TWO BOBS.

A caption reads "Two bobs."

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says HEY BOB.
HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH?

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says I HAVE NO IDEA BOB?

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says COME ON.
I BET YOU WEIGH A LOT.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says WELL THAT'S NOT VERY POLITE
BOB.

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says I WILL SEE IF I CAN PICK YOU UP.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says I'D PREFER YOU DIDN'T BOB.

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says OH COME ON BOB, COME ON.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says PLEASE DON'T PICK ME UP.

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says UP YOU GO BOB.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says PUT ME DOWN.

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says COME ON BOBBY.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says OH BOB.

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says I AM GOING TO SAY OH ABOUT EIGHT
OR NINE GRAMS BOB.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says CAREFUL BOB, CAREFUL.
OH.

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 drops Dung Beetle Bob 2.

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says WHOOPSIE.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says EIGHT OR NINE GRAMS YOU SAY.

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says WELL BY THE SIZE OF THE DIVOT
IN THE DIRT YOU MADE BOB I'D SAY
TAKE AHH WIND DIRECTION INTO
ACCOUNT, ADD THE VECTORS
AND THERE IS GRAVITY ALWAYS
THERE.
ALL RIGHT CARRY THE TWO,
KEEP THE DECIMAL POINT,
TAKE THE COSINE, COEFFICIENT.
YEAH YOU'RE REALLY FAT BOB.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says A GOOD THING?

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says FOR A RHINO BEETLE YES.
IN FACT I THINK YOU COULD EAT
A BIT MORE BOB.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says EATING MORE NOW.

Alfie says HONESTLY, WHAT A PAIR.
THEY DO MAKE ME LAUGH.
WE'LL HEAR FROM THEM AGAIN LATER
IN THE SHOW.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME TO PUT YOUR
ANIMAL UNDERSTANDING TO THE TEST
AND NOURISH THAT BRAIN OF YOURS.
IT'S TIME FOR CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
IS THE DEADLIEST SNAKE?
IS IT A THE DEADLY DEATH ADDER?
YIKES.
IS IT B THE ELUSIVE TAIPAN?
DOUBLE YIKES.
OR C EVERY COWBOY'S WORST
NIGHTMARE THE RATTLESNAKE?
TRIPLE DOUBLE YIKES.
WELL FOLKS IF YOU ANSWERED B
THE TAIPAN YOU'D BE RIGHT.
THE TAIPAN IS CONSIDERED BY
SNAKE EXPERTS TO BE THE MOST
DEADLY SNAKE IN THE WORLD.
(SCREAMS)

The announcer says THE INLAND TAIPAN FOUND
IN THE REMOTE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK
HAS THE POWER TO KILL 125 MEN
IN ONE BITE.

Voices says OH NO.

A reptile says OH OH.

The announcer says IT CAN GROW TO ABOUT TWO METRES
IN LENGTH AND IS GENERALLY SHY,
PREFERRING TO ESCAPE
FROM TROUBLE.
BUT IF CORNERED,
IT WILL RETALIATE WITH THE
DEADLIEST OF ATTACKS.
THE TAIPAN'S FAVOURITE FOOD
IS THE RAT,
WHICH IT CAN DISPATCH
IN SECONDS.

The snake goes in a rat's den and says OH YEAH.

The rat says WHAT?
WHAT?
NO WAY.

The announcer says BABY TAIPANS ARE EVEN MORE
DEADLY THAN THE ADULTS,
BECAUSE WHERE ADULTS HAVE
LEARNED TO USE JUST ENOUGH
VENOM TO KILL THEIR VICTIM.
BABIES TEND TO USE ALL THEIR
VENOM IN A SINGLE BITE.
BUT WHY SHOULD A SNAKE NEED
ENOUGH VENOM
TO KILL 250,000 MICE
IN A SINGLE BITE WHEN IT ONLY
NEEDS ONE FOR A MEAL?
THE ANSWER IS THAT SNAKE VENOM
IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT AID
IN PRE-DIGESTING THEIR PREY,
AS IT BREAKS DOWN MUSCLE TISSUE.

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...UNLIKE BEES,
WASPS CAN STING REPEATEDLY?
ONLY THE FEMALES HAVE STINGERS,
WHICH ARE ACTUALLY MODIFIED
EGG-LAYING ORGANS.
THE VENOM IN WASPS CONTAINS
A PHEROMONE THAT CAUSES
OTHER WASPS TO BECOME
AGGRESSIVE.
CALM DOWN BUDDY.
NEARLY EVERY PEST INSECT
ON EARTH IS PREYED UPON BY
A WASP SPECIES, MEANING
THEY ARE ACTUALLY
BENEFICIAL TO HUMANS.
AND THAT'S... AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says WASPS ARE PRETTY COOL
AREN'T THEY?
BUT I WONDER HOW GOOD A WASP
WOULD BE AT LEARNING TRICKS?
PROBABLY PRETTY BAD.
JUST AS WELL WE'RE DOING DOG
TRICKS, NOT WASP TRICKS.
TIME TO HEAD OVER FOR STEP TWO
OF THE SIT PRETTY TRICK.
I WONDER HOW IMOGEN
AND HARRY ARE DOING WITH
KATRINA.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
WE'RE TEACHING HARRY TO SIT
PRETTY.
UMM HE IS PRETTY COMFORTABLE
SITTING NICELY NOW ISN'T HE?

Imogen says YEAH.

Katrina says SO I THINK HE CAN GO
FOR THE NEXT STEP.
SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS HE GETS
THE TREAT ONLY WHEN HE LEAVES
HIS BOTTOM ON THE GROUND.
IF HE LIFTS THOSE FEET UP
A LITTLE BIT.
YEP PERFECT.
GOOD BOY.
GO AGAIN.
HARRY, HARRY.
SIT NICE AND COMFORTABLE.
GOOD BOY.
GOOD BOY.
HE IS DOING REALLY WELL.
SO THAT IS STEP TWO.
WE WILL PRACTICE THAT
AND WE WILL COME BACK
FOR STEP THREE, WHICH IS GETTING
HIM TO HOLD THAT POSITION.
HE'S DOING GREAT.
SO ARE YOU.

Alfie says AND NOW MY FRIENDS TIME
FOR SOME MORE LAUGHS,
SOME SNICKERING, SOME SNORTING
AND CHORTLING WITH OUR FAVOURITE
FUNNY HORSE.
OR AT LEAST SHE THINKS SO.
HAND OVER THE MIC TO OUR ONE
AND ONLY...

A caption reads "It's bad pun pony."

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

Band Pun Pony says HOW ABOUT THIS ONE?
WHY DON'T PEOPLE EAT CLOWN FISH?
BECAUSE THEY TASTE FUNNY.

Ducks chuckle.

Bad Pun Pony says HOW DO YOU KEEP A SKUNK
FROM SMELLING?
WHY YOU PLUG ITS NOSE.

A rabbit laughs.

Kids say BAD PUN PONY YAY!

Alfie says OH THAT PONY GET'S ME EVERY
TIME.
SHE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE PONYING
AROUND NEXT TIME.
BUT NOW TIME FOR SOMETHING
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
WARM UP THOSE BRAIN CELLS
AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH
ANOTHER COOL...

A caption reads "Creature Quiz."

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
IS FASTER?
IS IT A THE SCAVENGING,
HILARIOUS HYENA?
B THE LEAPING KANGAROO?
OR C THE MIGHTY MAKO SHARK?
IF YOU ANSWERED C
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THESE MARINE BIOLOGISTS ARE ON
A FISHING TRIP WITH A TWIST.
THEY'RE TRYING TO CATCH UP
WITH ONE OF THE FASTEST FISH
IN THE SEA BY TOWING A SPECIALLY
BAITED CAMERA.
AT THIS SPEED NO ORDINARY FISH
COULD KEEP UP.
BUT THE MAKO SHARK IS NO
ORDINARY FISH.
THE ULTIMATE UNDERWATER PREDATOR
HAS SERIOUS SPEED.
WOW.
IT'S TEN TIMES FASTER THAN
THE BEST OLYMPIC SWIMMER.
THAT'S WHY THE MAKO SHARK IS
REGARDED AS A GREAT SPEEDSTER.
IT CAN SWIM UP TO 50 KILOMETRES
PER HOUR.
WHICH IS FASTER THAN A HUMAN
COULD SPRINT ON DRY LAND.
HUMANS CAN'T SWIM AS FAST
AS THE SHARK
BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE
THE MUSCLES DRIVING
THE SIDE WAYS SWEEPS OF THAT
ENORMOUS TAIL FIN.
OH, CHECK IT OUT.
THE SHARK ALSO MANAGES TO
SWIM FASTER,
THANKS TO ITS SAND PAPER SKIN.
THE SCALES ON THE SKIN SERVED
TO CHANNEL WATER OVER IT'S BODY.
THIS REDUCES THE FRICTION
BETWEEN THE SCALES IN THE WATER
SO THE SHARK SWIMS FASTER

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... EACH YEAR,
THESE BRANCHING BONY STRUCTURES
GROW OUT OF THE FRONT
OF THE MALE DEER'S SKULL,
EXCEPT WITH CARIBOU WHOSE
FEMALES ALSO HAVE ANTLERS?
THEY ARE COVERED IN VELVET,
WHICH IS RICH IN NERVES
AND BLOOD VESSELS.
WHEN THE ANTLERS ARE FULLY
GROWN, THE VELVET DIES
AND THE DEER WILL RUB IT OFF
AGAINST A TREE
OR OTHER VEGETATION.
MALES USE THEIR ANTLERS
IN COMPETITION DURING MATING
SEASON AND SHED THEM SOON AFTER.
AND THAT'S... AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says ALL RIGHT CREATURE FANS
IT'S THAT TIME
OF THE SHOW I ALWAYS LOOK
FORWARD TO.
WE'RE ABOUT TO MEET A SPECIAL
GUEST AND THEIR PET, RIGHT HERE
IN THE HOUSE.
BUT FIRST THERE'S THIS.
(MUSIC AND CRASH SOUND)

A clip shows a dog skate boarding.

(music plays)

A caption reads "It's pet and tell."

Alfie sits in the studio with a guest.

Alfie says INTRODUCING THOMAS.
HE HAS BROUGHT IN HIS PET DOG
TO TELL US ALL ABOUT IT.
HOWDY THOMAS.

Thomas is in his early twenties, with short blond hair and wears glasses, beige trousers and a blue T-shirt.

Thomas says HELLO. HOW ARE YOU?

Alfie says I AM VERY GOOD.
HOW ARE YOU TODAY?

Thomas says I AM EXCITED.

Alfie says WHO'S THIS SPECIAL DOG DOWN
HERE?

Thomas says THIS IS TORI.
SHE, SHE HELPS ME WITH LOTS
OF THINGS.

Alfie says OH REALLY.
SO WHAT KIND OF DOG IS TORI?

Thomas says SHE IS A BLACK LABRADOR.
YEAH.

Alfie says A BLACK LABRADOR.
AND I UNDERSTAND SHE IS A
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE DOG?

Thomas says SHE IS.
SHE HELPS ME WITH SEIZURES,
UMM SHE HELPS ME CROSS THE ROAD
AND SHE ALSO HELPS ME
WITH ANXIETY.

Alfie says YEAH WOW.
SO SHE MUST BE A VERY SMART DOG.

Thomas says SHE IS YEAH.

Alfie says DISABILITY ASSISTANCE DOG.
THESE DOGS CAN BE TRAINED
FOR UP TO TWO YEARS TO HELP
THEIR OWNERS.
ASSISTANCE DOGS ARE PLACED WITH
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
DOGS HELP BY OPENING
AND CLOSING DOORS, DRAWERS,
CUPBOARDS AND FRIDGES.
CAN PRESS THE BUTTON AT TRAFFIC
LIGHTS,
THEY CAN ALERT THEIR OWNER
OF DANGER
AND CAN OFFER EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
AND MORE.
IT CAN COST THIRTY THOUSAND
DOLLARS TO TRAIN EACH DOG.
MONEY WELL SPENT
AND REMEMBER NEVER PAT
A DISABILITY ASSISTANCE DOG
WHEN WORKING.
THOMAS CAN YOU TELL US WHAT LIFE
WAS LIKE BEFORE TORI CAME ALONG?

Thomas says I DIDN'T GO OUT MUCH.
SO I JUST STAYED HOME.

Alfie says AND HAS TORI HELPED A LOT
FOR YOU TO GET OUT THERE?

Thomas says YEP SO SHE HAS GIVEN ME A LOT
OF CONFIDENCE IN GOING OUT.

Alfie says THAT'S AMAZING.

Thomas says IT'S GOOD ISN'T IT?

Alfie says SO SHE HELPS YOU TO CROSS
THE ROAD AS WELL?

Thomas says SHE DOES YEP.
SO ROADS ARE A BIG THING FOR ME.
TORI NUZZLES ME
WHEN IT'S TIME TO GO.

Alfie says SO SHE IS A VERY SMART DOG.
I'VE HEARD SHE HAS GOT A FEW
TRICKS UP HER SLEEVE.

Thomas says THE ONE THAT I LIKE THE MOST
IS CALLED LAP.

Alfie says YEAH WHAT IS THAT?

Thomas says SO IF I AM HAVING A ROUGH TIME
I JUST SAY LAP
AND SHE WILL LIE DOWN ON ME.

Alfie says HAS SHE EVER DONE ANYTHING
NAUGHTY?

Thomas says SO THERE WAS ONE TIME WE WERE
IN A SHOPPING CENTRE
AND THERE WAS A GUY BENDING OVER
TO TIE HIS SHOELACE.
TORI WENT OVER AND LICKED
HIS BALDHEAD.

Alfie says WHAT?

Thomas says SHE LICKED HIS BALDHEAD
AS SHE WALKED PAST.
THAT'S AWESOME.

Alfie says SO WHAT'S THE BEST THING THAT
YOU LOVE ABOUT TORI?

Thomas says I JUST LIKE TORI PERIOD.
I LIKE THAT SHE IS MY FRIEND.

Alfie says WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH THOMAS
FOR COMING IN.

Thomas says THANKS ALFIE.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU
FOR SHOWING US TORI.

Thomas says THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Alfie says IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE HAVING YOU.

Thomas says THANK YOU, YOU TOO.

Alfie says NOW THIS.

The announcer says THE DEMOISELLE CRANE CAN FLY
OVER THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS
IN THE WORLD.
THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL, ELEGANT
AND RARE.
AND THEY'RE ALSO KIND OF GOOFY.
BECAUSE DEMOISELLE CRANES LIKE
TO BOOGIE.

A bouncy crane says HEY I'M DANCING HERE.

The announcer says THIS CRANE LIKES TO SHAKE A TAIL
FEATHER TO ATTRACT A MATE.
KEEP IT UP BUDDY.
THAT'S JUST... TOO CUTE.

Alfie says NEXT ON THE SHOW
IT'S TIME TO PUT
YOUR CREATURE COMPREHENSION TO
THE TEST AND FEED THAT BRAIN
OF YOURS.
YES IT'S TIME
FOR CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS CAN TRICK
ANOTHER ANIMAL INTO LOOKING
AFTER ITS BABIES?
IS IT A THE LOUD MOUTH GIBBON?
B THE MAGICAL STICK INSECT?

The stick insect says I'M AN ANT.
NOW I'M A LEAF.
NOW I'M A CATERPILLAR.
NOW I'M A TREE.

The announcer says OR C THE SLUGGISH
SEA CUCUMBER?
I WOULDN'T WANT TO LOOK AFTER
THEIR BABIES.
IF YOU ANSWERED B,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE HUMBLE STICK INSECT IS NOT
ONLY A TRANSFORMER,
BUT A TRICKSTER TO BOOT.
EVEN BEFORE IT'S BORN IT CAN
FOOL A COLONY
OF ANTS INTO KEEP IT SAFE.
ANTS ARE FEROCIOUS PREDATORS
AND WILL USUALLY EAT ANY INSECT
THEY CAN FIND.
SO FEMALE STICK INSECTS LAY EGGS
THAT COME ATTACHED
TO A TASTY TREAT.
AN ANT WILL PICK UP THE EGG,
TAKE IT BACK TO THE NEST,
CUT OFF THE FOOD REWARD
AND THROW THE REST
OF THE UNAPPETIZING FOOD REWARD
INTO THE GARBAGE DUMP.
WHERE IT CAN DEVELOP SAFELY.
EVENTUALLY IT HATCHES
AND LEAVES THE COLONY
IN A CUNNING DISGUISE.
BY LOOKING LIKE AN ANT
AND MOVING LIKE AN ANT,
THE NEWBORN STICK INSECT KEEPS
MANY POTENTIAL PREDATORS
AT A DISTANCE.
AFTER A FEW WEEKS IT SLOWS DOWN,
UNCURLS ITS TAIL
AND DOES A REMARKABLE
IMPERSONATION
OF AN EVEN SCARIER ANIMAL,
THE SCORPION.
AND THERE'S STILL ONE MORE
TRANSFORMATION LEFT.
AT LAST THE TRUE IDENTITY
OF THE ANIMAL IS REVEALED,
ASSUMING THAT YOU SEE THROUGH
ITS REMARKABLE CAMOUFLAGE.
SIMPLY BY STANDING STILL THE
GIANT PRICKLY STICK INSECT CAN
TRANSFORM ITSELF INTO A PILE
OF DEAD LEAVES.
THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE THE STICK
INSECT USES A SERIES
OF CUNNING DISGUISES TO KEEP
PREDATORS AT BAY:
ANT, SCORPION, TWIG.
WHAT WILL IT THINK OF NEXT?

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Mudskipper Bob 1 says I LOVE MY GILLS.
THEY LET ME BREATHE
AND IF I COULDN'T BREATHE
I WOULD HEAVE UP
MY BREAKFAST ALL
OVER A PILE OF LEAVES.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL POEM BOB.
WHICH ONE IS THAT AGAIN?

Mudskipper Bob 1 says ODE TO MY GILLS
BY WILLIAM MUDSPEAR.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says OF COURSE.
MUDSPEARS' FINEST SONNET.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says SONNET?
BOB I THINK YOU'LL FIND IT'S A
RHYMING COUPLET ACTUALLY.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says I THINK YOU'LL FIND
IT'S A SONNET ACTUALLY.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says IT'S A COUPLET.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says SONNET.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says COUPLET.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says YOU WANT COUPLET HOW IS THIS?
ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
ONIONS ARE UMM BROWN
AND YOU'RE RIGHT,
IT'S A COUPLET.

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...

A clip shows images of the sea floor and the announcer says THAT THIS ISN'T
JUST A COLLECTION OF ROCKS?
THIS GUY IS A PAUA,
WHICH IS A TYPE
OF LARGE SEA SNAIL,
AND THE NATURAL PREDATOR
OF THE PAUA IS ACTUALLY
THE STARFISH.
I'LL ADMIT IT.
AS FAR AS CHASES GO, THIS ONE
WON'T BREAK ANY SPEED RECORDS.
HOWEVER, THE PAUA DOES HAVE
A DEFENCE STRATEGY.
WHEN UNDER THREAT, IT TWISTS
AND SECRETES A SLIPPERY MUCUS TO
RELEASE IT
FROM THE STARFISH'S GRIP,
MEANING THIS PAUA WILL LIVE TO
FIGHT ANOTHER DAY.
AND THAT'S...AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says IT'S TIME TO MULL IT ALL OVER,
TO HAVE A LITTLE BROOD,
TO EXPLORE A FEW IDEAS WITH OUR
FAVOURITE BLACK AND WHITE,
ROLY-POLY, BAMBOO EATING...

A caption reads "Pondering Panda."

A kid says THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda eats bamboo leaves and says DO YOU KNOW WHAT FREAKS ME OUT?
I MEAN REALLY FREAKS ME OUT.
PINEAPPLES.
THEY'VE GOT TO BE THE WEIRDEST
AND SCARIEST FRUIT ON EARTH.
I MEAN,
HOW DID SOMEONE REALIZE YOU
COULD EAT THEM?
THEY DON'T LOOK LIKE YOU
CAN EAT THEM.
THEY'RE LIKE TOTALLY COVERED
IN SPIKES AND SCRATCHY BITS.
BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S EVEN
WEIRDER?
PINEAPPLES AREN'T MADE
FROM PINES OR APPLES.
SO WHY ARE THEY CALLED
PINEAPPLES?
FREAKY.

Alfie says IT'S TIME FOR THE FINAL STEP
OF THE SIT PRETTY TRICK WITH
IMOGEN AND HARRY.
LET'S SEE HOW THEY'RE GOING WITH
DR KATRINA.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says I AM HERE WITH IMOGEN AND HARRY
AND HARRY IS LEARNING HOW TO SIT
PRETTY OR BEG,
WHICHEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT.
HE'S DOING OKAY ISN'T HE?

Imogen says YEAH.

Katrina says OKAY WE'VE TAUGHT HIM TO SIT
AND BE COMFORTABLE STRETCHING UP
HIS NECK AND THEN TO TAKE HIS
LITTLE FEET
OFF THE GROUND
AND NOW WE HAVE GOT TO TEACH HIM
TO HOLD THAT AND BALANCE.
SO IT IS A LITTLE BIT TRICKY
FOR DOGS.
IT TAKES THEM A WHILE.
IT CAN TAKE A FEW DAYS AHH
FOR THEM TO REALLY GET THE KNACK
BUT LET'S SEE HOW YOU ARE GOING.
SIT.
NICE AND COMFORTABLY.
KEEP YOUR HAND NICE AND LOW.
GOOD BOY, SEE LIKE THAT.
BALANCING PERFECTLY.
NOW IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT
IF YOU'RE TRAINING YOUR DOG AT
HOME OR TEACHING DOG TRICKS
THAT YOU DO HAVE
ADULT SUPERVISION,
PARTICULARLY BECAUSE THERE IS
FOOD INVOLVED.
SIT FIRST.

Imogen says SIT.

Katrina says A LITTLE BIT CLOSE.
THAT'S IT.
PERFECT, PERFECT.
YOU PROUD OF HARRY?

Imogen says YEAH I AM REALLY PROUD OF HIM.

Katrina says LOOK AT THAT.
YOU ARE NEARLY THERE.
YOU ARE VERY, VERY CLOSE.
I THINK WITH A BIT OF PRACTICE
HE WILL PERFECT IT THOUGH.
YOU FEEL GOOD?

Imogen says VERY.

Katrina says DO YOU THINK YOU WILL DO SOME
TRAINING AT HOME?

Imogen says I DEFINITELY WILL.

Katrina says THAT'S GOOD.
LOVE TO HEAR THAT.
HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED TODAY'S
DOG TRICK.
WE'LL BE BACK NEXT TIME
WITH MORE.

Alfie says WHAT A JAM PACKED SHOW WE'VE
HAD FOR YOU TODAY.
SITTING PRETTY LITTLE DOGS
AND AN AWESOME LABRADOR
CALLED TORI.
SHE WAS REALLY AMAZING.
I'M SO HAPPY THOMAS BROUGHT HER
IN TO MEET US.
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE MORE AWESOME
ANIMALS
YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME.
I'M ALFIE
AND THIS IS
CREATURE MANIA.
SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

(music plays)

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

The end credits roll.

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