(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.
TODAY'S SHOW IS FULL
OF AMAZING ANIMALS, PLENTY
OF PETS AND DYNAMIC DOG TRICKS.
COMING UP...

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says WE GET LOUD WITH THE MONSTROUS
ELEPHANT SEAL,
GO CRAZY WITH KRILL
AND CHECK OUT THE EXTREME
TORRENT DUCK.
WE HAVE A LAUGH WITH PANDA
AND PONY,
MEET A MOUSE THAT CAN FISH
AND WE FIND OUT ALL YOU NEED
TO KNOW ABOUT LOOKING AFTER
GUINEA PIGS IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
BUT FIRST LET'S HEAD OVER TO SEE
DR. KATRINA
AND FIND OUT WHAT DOG TRICK
WE'RE GOING TO LEARN TO TEACH
TODAY AND WHAT LUCKY YOUNG
TRAINER SHE HAS JOINING HER.

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 GUYS,
THEY'RE SMART, THEY'RE CUTE.
THEY ARE THE WONDER DOGS
AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHOW
YOU HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO
JUMP THROUGH YOUR ARMS.
FLYNN IS GOING TO DEMONSTRATE
THIS FOR US.
LET'S 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.
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.

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE FLYNN:
HANDSOME, CLEVER AND LOYAL.
NOW LET'S SEE FLYNN
DEMONSTRATE.

A caption reads "Jump through arms.".
Katrina makes a circle with her arms and Flynn jumps through it.
Katrina says HA HA.
TEACHING YOUR DOG TO JUMP
THROUGH YOUR ARMS
IS AN ADVANCED TRICK.
IT'S A PROGRESSION
FROM JUMPING THROUGH A HOOP.
YOU WILL NEED A HELPER
AND IT'S A TRICK THAT'S BETTER
SUITED TO SMALLER DOGS
AS THE DOG HAS TO GET THROUGH
YOUR ARMS, SO NOT SO GREAT
FOR BIG ONES.
SO CUTE.
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 Chelsea and her dog.

Chelsea is around 13, with long blond hair in French braids and wears denim Bermuda shorts and a blue T-shirt.
Katrina says TODAY I'M HERE WITH CHELSEA
AND HER VERY CUTE DOG ARCHIE.
CHELSEA TELL ME A BIT
ABOUT ARCHIE.

Chelsea says WELL ARCHIE IS CHEEKY AND HE,
HE'S CUTE AND HE'S PSYCHO TOO.
Katrina says DO YOU DO MUCH TRAINING
WITH HIM?

Chelsea says YES.

Chelsea says WHAT SORT OF THINGS HAVE YOU
TAUGHT HIM?

Chelsea says WELL WE TAUGHT HIM HOW TO GO
INTO HIS BED, SIT,
UMM ROLL OVER.
I AM TEACHING HIM TO HOW TO UMM
SHAKE HANDS, I MEAN HIGH FIVE.
Katrina says WHAT DO YOU THINK THE BEST PART
OF OWNING A DOG IS?

Chelsea says WELL THE BEST PART
OF OWNING A DOG IS WHEN YOU GET
HOME HE IS ALWAYS EXCITED
TO SEE YOU.
Katrina says THEY CERTAINLY DO KEEP SMILES
ON OUR FACES DON'T THEY?

Chelsea says YEP.
Katrina says SO WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO SOME
MORE TRICK TRAINING?

Chelsea says YES I WOULD.
Katrina says BRILLIANT. LET'S GET TO IT.
TODAY CHELSEA AND I ARE GOING
TO TEACH ARCHIE
TO JUMP THROUGH ARMS.
SO WE ARE GOING TO START OFF
TEACHING HIM
TO JUMP THROUGH MY ARMS.
THE FIRST STEP IS I AM GOING TO
MAKE A HOOP
WITH MY ARMS VERY LOW
TO THE GROUND.

Chelsea says COME ON.
THROUGH.
Katrina says PERFECT.

Chelsea says GOOD BOY.
Katrina says THAT IS STEP ONE.
STEP TWO WILL BE TO GET MY ARMS
A LITTLE OFF THE GROUND
BUT WE NEED TO PRACTICE
THIS A BIT.
WE WILL BE BACK
WITH STEP TWO SOON.

Back in the studio, Alfie says OKAY THIS TRICK LOOKS LIKE QUITE
AN ARMFUL.
GET IT?
YOU KNOW LIKE ARM.
IT'S A BAD JOKE.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW CHELSEA
AND ARCHIE GET ON.
WE'LL FIND OUT A BIT LATER
IN THE SHOW.
BUT FIRST IT'S TIME
FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW...FEMALE ELEPHANT SEALS GIVE
BIRTH TO A SINGLE PUP EACH YEAR?
AFTER AN ELEVEN-MONTH PREGNANCY.
FEMALES NEEDS TO PUT
ON A KILO A DAY
SO THAT SHE'LL GET BIG ENOUGH TO
PLAY THE PART
OF MOTHER TO HER PUP.
IN THE MONTH AFTER HAVING HER
PUP SHE LOSES A THIRD
OF HER BODYWEIGHT.
AFTER A MONTH OF CARE,
THE PUPS ARE BIG ENOUGH TO LOOK
AFTER THEMSELVES
AND THE MUM GOES AWAY FOR A FEED
AND DESPITE THE NAME,
ELEPHANT SEALS DO NOT SOUND
LIKE ELEPHANTS.
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 NEED NO INTRODUCTION.
THEY'RE OBSTREPEROUS,
THEY'RE CLAMOROUS,
THEY'RE BOISTEROUS
AND THEY'RE EFFUSIVE.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE TALKING
ABOUT?
YES IT'S TIME FOR TWO BOBS.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says HEY BOB.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says YEAH BOB.

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

Mudskipper Bob 2 says YOU DID.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says YEAH. SOMEONE CALLED US MUD SKIPPERS.

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

Mudskipper Bob 1 says I DON'T KNOW.
UMM BOB WHAT ARE WE?

Mudskipper Bob 2 says MMM I DON'T KNOW BOB.
LET'S THINK FOR A SECOND,
SHALL WE.

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

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

Mudskipper Bob 1 says BROWN SLIPPERS.
YEAH.
WE'RE A PAIR OF BROWN SLIPPERS.
(BURP)

Mudskipper Bob 2 says STINKY BROWN SLIPPERS.

Mudskipper Bob 1 sniffs and says OH, YEAH.

Alfie says AHH BRILLIANT.
THEY'LL BE BACK LATER
ON WITH MORE CHATTER.
BUT NOW, IT'S TIME
FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
LET'S ENGAGE IN SOME ANIMAL
EXPLORATION.
LET'S FEED THAT BRAIN OF YOURS.
YES GET READY.
IT'S TIME FOR CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS...IS IMMUNE TO THE POISONOUS
STING OF THE SEA ANEMONE?
IS IT A THE COLOURFUL CLOWNFISH?
B THE SHAPE SHIFTING
MULTI-TENTACLED OCTOPUS?
OR C THE MAGNIFICENT MANTA RAY?
THE ANSWER IS A THE CLOWNFISH
IS IMMUNE TO THE STING
OF THE SEA ANEMONE.
SURVIVAL ON TROPICAL CORAL
REEFS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER
FOR THE CLOWN FISH.
IT USES A SPECIAL SLIME
TO THRIVE
WHERE MOST OTHER FISH CAN'T.
THIS IS ACTUALLY A SPECIAL TYPE
OF CLOWN FISH,
CALLED A CLOWN ANEMONE.
THEY'RE ONE OF THE MOST
RECOGNIZABLE FISH ON THE REEF.
THEY'RE NAMED FOR THE ANEMONE
THAT THEY CALL THEIR HOME.

A clown fish says HEY, HOW ARE YA?

The announcer says TO BECOME A RESIDENT AMONGST ITS
HOST'S TENTACLES,
THE CLOWN FISH MUST FIRST ASK IF
IT'S OKAY TO MOVE IN.
THE CLOWN FISH PERFORMS AN
ELABORATE DANCE,
GENTLY BRUSHING PAST THE
ANEMONE'S TENTACLES WITH
DIFFERENT PARTS OF ITS BODY.
THIS IS HOW THE ANEMONE
AND THE CLOWN FISH
GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER.
IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THEY KNOW
EACH OTHER WELL BEFORE THEY
DECIDE TO LIVE TOGETHER.
ONCE THE INTRODUCTIONS ARE DONE,
AND BOTH ARE COMFORTABLE
BECOMING ROOMMATES.

The fish says I'D LOVE TO.

The announcer says THE CLOWN FISH MOVES IN.
MOST FISH CAN'T SURVIVE BEING
TOUCHED BY A FISH EATING
ANEMONE'S LETHAL TENTACLES,
BUT THE CLOWN FISH
DOESN'T MIND.
THE CLOWN FISH IS SURROUNDED BY
A LAYER OF SLIMY MUCUS,
WHICH PROTECTS IT
FROM THE DANGEROUS TENTACLES.
THE MUCUS MAKES THE CLOWN FISH
IMMUNE FROM THE TENTACLE'S
OTHERWISE DEATHLY EMBRACE,
SO IT LIVES SAFELY WITHIN
THE ANEMONE.
IN EXCHANGE
FOR A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE,
THE CLOWN FISH DRIVES OFF
INTRUDERS,
AND PREENS THE ANEMONE,
KEEPING IT FREE OF PARASITES.

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...KRILL ARE ZOOPLANKTON
THAT FLOAT IN HUGE SWARMS
IN OCEANS ALL OVER THE WORLD?
THESE SWARMS SOMETIMES REACH
SUCH A DENSITY THAT
IT ACTUALLY TURNS THE SURFACE
OF THE OCEAN PINKISH-RED.
THE AVERAGE SINGULAR KRILL
IS ABOUT SIX CENTIMETRES
IN LENGTH AND WEIGHS TWO GRAMS.
NOW JUST THINK ABOUT
HOW MANY KRILL WOULD MAKE UP
500 MILLION TONS.
BECAUSE THAT'S HOW MANY KRILL
THERE ARE SWIMMING
IN OCEANS AROUND THE WORLD.
KRILL ARE ONE OF THE MOST
ABUNDANT ANIMAL SPECIES.
AND THAT'S...AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says KRILL ARE PRETTY INTERESTING,
EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE TINY.
TODAY'S DOG IS ALSO QUITE TINY
FOR A DOG,
BUT DON'T LET THAT SIZE
FOOL YOU.
HE'S A SUPER SMART LITTLE HOUND.
I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO DO
PRETTY WELL WITH STEP TWO
OF TODAY'S TRICK.
LET'S SEE HOW THEY'RE DOING
WITH DR. KATRINA.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.
Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
TODAY CHELSEA
AND I ARE TEACHING ARCHIE TO
JUMP THROUGH MY ARMS.
WE STARTED VERY LOW
TO THE GROUND
SO HE COULDN'T GET UNDERNEATH
AND THEN NEXT STEP IS TO LURE
HIM THROUGH IF I LIFT MY ARMS
A LITTLE BIT OFF THE GROUND.
SO WE WILL DO IT THE SAME
AS LAST TIME.
GRAB HIM.
GET HIM TO SIT, STAY.
OKAY.

Chelsea says ARCHIE SIT.
STAY.
Katrina says LOTS OF ENCOURAGEMENT.

Chelsea says COME ON.
Katrina says STAY.
OH ONE MORE TIME.
BACK YOU GO.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
LURE HIM BACK.

Chelsea says ARCHIE SIT.
SIT.
STAY.
STAY.
COME ON THROUGH HERE.
COME ON.
GOOD BOY.
Katrina says SEE HOW HE ACTUALLY JUMPED.
NOW HE REALIZES TO JUMP THROUGH
THE ARMS.
SO THAT IS STEP TWO.
STEP THREE WILL BE TO SEE IF WE
CAN GET HIM DOING THAT WITHOUT
ACTUALLY LURING WITH A TREAT.
DO YOU THINK
HE CAN HANDLE THAT?

Chelsea says YEP.
Katrina says WE'LL KEEP PRACTICING
AND WE'LL BE BACK WITH THAT
THIRD STEP SOON.

Alfie says MORE FROM DR. KATRINA
AND DOG TRICKS A BIT LATER ON
BUT NOW, TIME FOR SOME HILARITY
AND MERRIMENT
FROM OUR FAVOURITE STAND-UP
HORSE.
GIVE IT UP FOR THE ONE
AND ONLY HILARIOUS HORSE,
OUR VERY OWN BAD 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 YOU'RE GONNA LOVE THIS.
WHERE DO SHARKS GO ON VACATION?
FINLAND.

Ducks chuckle.

Bad Pun Pony says WHAT DID THE MUMMA BUFFALO SAY
TO HER SON
BEFORE HE WENT TO SCHOOL?
BI-SON.

A rabbit laughs.

Kids say BAD PUN PONY YAY.

Alfie says MORE PONY PUNS NEXT TIME.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME
FOR SOMETHING A BIT DIFFERENT.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK TO SEE
IF WE CAN GUESS
THE CORRECT ANIMAL.
IT IS...

A caption reads "Creature Quiz."

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
HAS THE LEAST AMOUNT
OF INSULATING BLUBBER
TO KEEP THEMSELVES WARM?
IS IT A THE POLAR BEAR?
VERY BIG, VERY COLD.
BUT HOW MUCH BLUBBER IS UNDER
THAT FUR, I WONDER?
B THE PENGUIN?
HEY THAT MIGHT NOT BE BLUBBER
UNDER THERE,
IT COULD JUST BE A BIG ROUND
MUSCLE.
LIKE ONE BIG AB.
SHAPED KIND OF LIKE
A BOWLING PIN.
OR C THE SEA OTTER?
HMM.
THEY ARE ALL MARINE
OR POLAR MAMMALS
SO THEY ALL COULD USE IT.
REMEMBER I SAID THE LEAST
AMOUNT OF BLUBBER.
SO IF YOU CHOSE C YOU'RE
ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.
THE SEA OTTER HAS THE LEAST
AMOUNT OF BLUBBER.
UNLIKE OTHER MARINE MAMMALS THE
OTTER HAS LITTLE FATTY BLUBBER
TO KEEP IT WARM.
INSTEAD ITS FURRY COAT ACTS
AS A DRY SUIT.
THE OTTER BLOWS AIR INTO ITS FUR
WHERE IT STAYS TRAPPED
AS AN INSULATING BLANKET
DURING A DIVE.
THE SEA OTTER CAN SPEND UP TO
SIX MINUTES
UNDER THE COLD WATERS
OF THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN.
THIS FUR BALL SPENDS HALF ITS
DAY GROOMING.
IF ITS FUR GETS DIRTY
OR MATTED IT CAN QUICKLY LOSE
ITS INSULATING PROPERTIES.
WITH A COAT OF UP TO
150 THOUSAND HAIRS PER
SQUARE CENTIMETRE,
THE SEA OTTER HAS THE THICKEST
FUR OF ANY MAMMAL.
IT NEEDS ALL THE INSULATION IT
CAN GET BECAUSE A SEA OTTER
SPENDS HOURS UNDERWATER
COLLECTING SHELLFISH
FROM THE SEAFLOOR.
ITS THICK COAT AND MASSIVE LUNGS
MEAN THE SEA OTTER ALSO HAS
NO PROBLEMS STAYING AFLOAT.
IN FACT,
THIS EXTREME FUR BALL HAS TO
WRAP ITSELF IN KELP
TO STOP FLOATING AWAY
IN ITS SLEEP.
OTHERWISE THE SEA OTTER COULD
END UP ANYWHERE IF IT DRIFTED
OFF TO SLEEP.

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...THAT BABY TORRENT
DUCKS MUST LEARN TO SWIM
IN DANGEROUS FAST MOVING WATER
RAPIDS?
IF THE CHICKS WANT TO EAT
THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN
HOW TO SWIM.

A chick says OH NO.

The announcer says HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FORCED
INTO THESE RAPIDS
WHEN YOU ARE ONLY ONE DAY OLD?
THAT'S WHY THEY MUST STAY CLOSE
TO MUM AND COME WHEN SHE CALLS.
BANG OW.
THEY LEARN TO RECOGNIZE THE
SOUND OF THEIR MOTHER'S VOICE,
EVEN BEFORE THEY LEAVE THE EGG.
AFTER ALL IT'S IMPORTANT TO
LISTEN TO YOUR PARENTS.
AND THAT'S...AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says RIGHT, TIME TO CHANGE THINGS UP.
IT'S THE PART OF THE SHOW
I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO:
WE'RE GOING TO MEET
A SPECIAL GUEST
AND THEIR SPECIAL PET,
RIGHT HERE IN THE HOUSE.
OH BUT FIRST THERE'S THIS.

(TRUMPET MUSIC)

A clip shows a polar bear sliding across the ice on its arms and belly.

(music plays))
(SIGHS)

A caption reads "It's Pet and Tell."

Alfie sits in the studio with Rex and her pets.

Rex is around 11, with long straight black hair and wears jeans, a red T-shirt and a headband.

Alfie says INTRODUCING REX.
SHE'S BROUGHT
IN HER PETS TO SHOW US.
HELLO REX.

Rex says HI ALFIE.

Alfie says.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

Rex says THANK YOU.

Alfie says SO AHH WHO ARE THESE GUYS?

THESE ARE MY TWO GUINEA PIGS
MOCHA AND MARBLE.

Alfie says YEAH WOW.
AND AHH WHAT KIND OF
GUINEA PIGS ARE THEY.

Rex says THEY'RE CALLED ABYSSINIAN.

Alfie says ABYSSINIANS.
YEAH CAUSE I CAN SEE FROM
THEY'RE FUR THEY HAVE GOT
AMAZING FUR.
SO WHEN WILL THEY FINALLY GROW
TO THEIR FULL SIZE YOU KNOW
AND LOSE ALL THEIR FUR
AND GET PINK?
THEY'RE NOT PIGS ARE THEY?
NO.
GUINEA PIGS.
GUINEA PIGS ARE NOT FROM GUINEA
AND THEY'RE NOT PIGS.
GUINEA PIGS PURR
WHEN THEY ARE HAPPY.
GRASS IS THE GUINEA PIGS'
MAIN DIET
BUT THEY ALSO NEED TO EAT FRESH
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.
ON AVERAGE THEY LIVE
FOR AROUND FOUR TO FIVE YEARS
BUT THE BETTER A GUINEA PIG
IS LOOKED AFTER
THE LONGER THEY WILL LIVE.
GUINEA PIGS ARE TAIL LESS
WITH STOUT BODIES.
THERE ARE THREE TYPES
OF GUINEA PIGS: THE AMERICAN
SHORT HAIR, THE ABBYSSINIAN
AND THE PERUVIAN GUINEA PIG.
THEY'RE ALL CUDDLY
AND THEY'RE ALL CUTE.
GUINEA PIGS.
DO MOCHA AND MARBLE
HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONALITIES?

Rex says YES THEY DO.
UMM SO MARBLE IS UMM THE CHEEKY
AND ADVENTUROUS ONE
AND MOCHA IS THE SCARED ONE LIKE
JUST QUIET
AND EATS A LOT OF FOOD
AND JUST CHILLS AND FOLLOWS
MARBLE AROUND.

Alfie says MOCHA IS THE MORE TIMID ONE.

Rex says YEAH.

Alfie says THE RELAXED ONE.

Rex says YEAH.

Alfie says SO HAVE THESE GUYS EVER DONE
ANYTHING MISCHIEVOUS OR CHEEKY?
MOCHA HE SQUISHED THROUGH
THE CAGE ON THE BOTTOM
AND HE JUST RAN OUT
AND THEN MARBLE WAS LIKE
OH I WANT TO GO THERE TOO
SO LIKE THIS
AND THEY SQUEEZED OUT
AND I WAS LIKE MUM
I NEED TO GET THEM.

Alfie says SO THEY ESCAPED?
AND THEN WAS IT HARD TO TRY
AND CATCH THEM?

Rex says YES BECAUSE THEY'RE REALLY FAST.

Alfie says DO THEY DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT
IS ANNOYING?

Rex says WELL WHENEVER THEY COMMUNICATE
OR LIKE WHISTLE
LIKE IT'S SO LOUD
AND I AM JUST LIKE
SHH I AM TRYING TO WATCH TV.

Alfie says SO WHEN YOU'RE WATCHING TV THEY
WILL JUST LIKE WHISTLE.

Rex says YEAH.

Alfie says SO REX WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE
THING ABOUT GUINEA PIGS?
THEY'RE REALLY CUTE AND FLUFFY
AND THEY'RE SO BIG.
I LIKE THEM.

Alfie says BIG, FLUFFY AND CUDDLY.

Rex says YEAH.

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

THANK YOU.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU
FOR INTRODUCING US TO MARBLE
AND MOCHA.
THEY'RE SUPER CUTE.
SPEAKING OF CUTE
CHECK THIS OUT.

The announcer says THE HIGHLANDS OF ECUADOR
ARE HOME TO THE COOLEST
NOCTURNAL CRITTER EVER.
NO IT'S NOT A WOLF.
IT'S A FISHING MOUSE.
THIS FURRY LITTLE FUZZ BALL
LOVES TO SWIM.
SHE SCAMPERS ABOUT ON HER
TINY TOES LOOKING FOR FOOD.
FISH FOOD.
AND WHEN SHE HAS CAUGHT SOME
SUPPER SHE SKEDADDLES BACK HOME
TO HER BURROW AND CUDDLES UP
ON HER COMFY BED
THAT SHE'S MADE FROM MOSS.

People say OH.

The announcer says OH.

Kids say TOO CUTE.

Alfie says OH HO HO,
THEY WERE TOO CUTE ALRIGHT.
WE'LL HAVE MORE
OF THAT NEXT TIME.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME FOR SOMETHING
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
LET'S HAVE A BIT
OF ANIMAL ENLIGHTENMENT, A BIT
OF EXPLORATION
AND FEED THAT BRAIN OF YOURS.
IT'S...

A caption reads "Creature Quiz."

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS GOES
TO THE GREATEST LENGTHS
TO ATTRACT A MATE?
IS IT A THE GIBBON?
B THE GIRAFFE?
OR C THE GUPPY?
AS FAR AS ATTRACTING A MATE
GIBBON MALES WILL ACTUALLY SING
A LITTLE SOLO TO ATTRACT
A FEMALE,
WHEREAS ALPHA MALE GIRAFFES
WILL FIGHT OFF
THE SMALLER NECKED GIRAFFES
TO STAY THE ALPHA MALE
AND GET THE GIRL.
WHICH MEANS THAT IF YOU SELECTED
C THE GUPPY AS THE ANIMAL THAT
GOES TO THE GREATEST LENGTHS TO
WIN A FEMALE'S HEART,
THEN YOU'RE CORRECT.
LIVING IN THE OCEAN CARRIES
A RISK YOU'LL GET EATEN,
SO A GOOD WAY TO SURVIVE
IS TO USE CAMOUFLAGE.
IN TROPICAL WATERS,
MALE GUPPIES LOWER THEIR CHANCES
OF SURVIVAL BECAUSE THESE GUYS
PLAY CHICKEN.

A guppy says HARDY HA HA.

The announcer says FOR THE MALE GUPPY STANDING OUT
FROM THE PACK MEANS SWIMMING
IN FRONT OF PREDATORS.
IT'S HOW THEY PROVE THEIR
BRAVERY TO FEMALES.
GUPPIES ARE SOMETIMES CALLED
MILLION-FISH,
BECAUSE THERE ARE LITERALLY
MILLIONS OF THEM IN THE SEA.
THE MALES CHALLENGE EACH OTHER
TO FLAUNT THEMSELVES IN FRONT
OF A PREDATOR,
THINKING THEY'LL LOOK PRETTY
COOL FOR THE FEMALES.
THIS WATERLOGGED GAME
OF CHICKEN MAY SEEM SILLY TO US,
BUT TO THE GUPPY,
IT'S A WAY TO STAND OUT
FROM MILLIONS OF OTHER RIVALS
FOR THE LOVE OF THE FEMALE.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says OH FUDGE BOB.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says WHAT IS IT BOB?

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says OH I FORGOT WHERE I PARKED
MY CAR.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET
HOME BOB?

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says BUS I GUESS.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says I KNOW, I'LL LIFT YOU UP
SO YOU CAN SEE BETTER.

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says OH PLEASE DON'T.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says YEAH COME ON, UP YOU GO.

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says NO NOT THIS AGAIN.
NO, NO, NO.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says CAN YOU SEE BOB?

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says PUT ME DOWN, PUT ME DOWN.
PUT ME DOWN, PUT ME DOWN.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says CAN YOU SEE?

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says AHH.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says WHOOPSIE.
HEY BOB DID YOU SEE THE CAR?

Rhino Beetle Bob 1 says LEVEL TWO EAST.

Rhino Beetle Bob 2 says COULD YOU COME UP
AND PICK ME UP?

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...THAT THE WANDERING ANEMONE
IS TOTALLY BRAINLESS?
AND THAT'S NOT AN INSULT,
JUST FACT.
IT LITERALLY HAS NO BRAIN.
MOST ANEMONES LIVE
IN COLONIES ATTACHED TO PIECES
OF ROCK,
BUT THIS ANEMONE AS ITS NAME
SUGGESTS, WANDERS.
IT CLINGS TO KELP WITH ITS
ADHESIVE FOOT UNTIL THAT
LOCATION'S FOOD SUPPLY IS GONE.
THEN IT SIMPLY DETACHES ITSELF
AND LETS THE CURRENT TAKE IT TO
ITS NEXT RESTING PLACE.
ALL WITHOUT A CARE
IN IT'S BRAINLESS BODY.
AND THAT'S...AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says ALRIGHT CREATURE FANS TIME TO
GET A BIT PHILOSOPHICAL.
IT'S TIME FOR A BIT
OF DELIBERATION, A BIT
OF COGITATION AND SPECULATION.
LET'S HAVE A BIT
OF ANALYSIS WITH OUR FAVOURITE
BLACK AND WHITE, ROLY-POLY,
BAMBOO EATING, PONDERING PANDA.

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 KEEPS ME UP
AT NIGHT?
SLUGS.
I MEAN, WHAT ARE THEY?
ARE THEY JUST HOMELESS SNAILS?
AND WHY DO THEY LEAVE SLIME
EVERYWHERE?
IMAGINE IF A SLUG WAS TRYING TO
HIDE FROM LIKE, A BIGGER SLUG.
IT COULDN'T BECAUSE THE BIGGER
SLUG COULD FOLLOW THE SMALLER
SLUG'S SLIME EVERYWHERE
AND THEN THE SMALLER SLUG
WOULDN'T EVEN HAVE A SHELL
TO HIDE IN BECAUSE
IT'S A HOMELESS SNAIL.
SLUGS.
WEIRD.

Alfie says SO, SO WEIRD.
ANYWAY TIME TO HEAD OVER
AND SEE IF CHELSEA CAN GET
ARCHIE TO ACTUALLY JUMP THROUGH
KATRINA'S ARMS.
LET'S FIND OUT.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.
Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
CHELSEA AND I HAVE BEEN DOING
A GREAT JOB TEACHING ARCHIE
TO JUMP THROUGH MY ARMS.
WELL I THINK WE HAVE.
BECAUSE NOW WE HAVE THE FINAL
STEP, WHICH IS...

Chelsea says PRETTY SURE.
Katrina says PRETTY SURE.
WHICH IS GOING TO BE TEACHING
HIM OR HOPING THAT
HE WILL JUMP THROUGH MY ARMS
WHEN I HOLD THEM A BIT HIGHER
WITHOUT YOU ACTUALLY LURING HIM
WITH FOOD.
NOW I SHOULD ADD WHENEVER YOU
ARE DOING ANY TRAINING
WITH YOUR DOG AT HOME
OR TEACHING TRICKS IT'S REALLY
IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE
ADULT SUPERVISION.
ALWAYS GOT TO GET THAT BIT IN
FOR SAFETY.
OKAY ARE WE READY?

Chelsea says YEP.
Katrina says LOTS OF ENTHUSIASM.
REALLY ENCOURAGE HIM.

Chelsea says ARCHIE THROUGH.
Katrina says OKAY.

Chelsea says THROUGH.

Archie walks past Katrina and tries to eat the treat from Chelsea's hand.
Katrina says OH ARCH.
SHOULD WE, LET'S LURE HIM
THROUGH ONE MORE TIME.

Chelsea says ARCHIE COME ON.
OH GOOD BOY.
GOOD BOY.
Katrina says PERFECT.
WELL DONE.
SO THAT IS STEP THREE.
HOW DO YOU THINK ARCHIE
WENT TODAY?

Chelsea says WELL I THINK HE WENT
REALLY WELL.
HE IS UMM REALLY EXCITED
TO BE HERE.
Katrina says AND YOU?
YOU'VE DONE WELL TOO.

Chelsea says THANK YOU.
Katrina says YOU ENJOYED IT?

Chelsea says YES I HAVE.

IT WAS REALLY FUN.
Katrina says I HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED TODAY'S
DOG TRICK.
I LOOK FORWARD TO COMING BACK
NEXT TIME WITH ANOTHER ONE.

Alfie says WELL CREATURE FANS THAT'S ALL
WE HAVE TIME FOR TODAY.
WHAT A GREAT SHOW IT'S BEEN:
JUMPING DOGS AND FISHING MICE.
WHO KNOWS WHAT WEIRD
AND WONDERFUL CREATURES
WE WILL HAVE NEXT TIME.
HMM.
REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT
THE KOOKIEST, CRAZIEST
AND MOST ADORABLE ANIMALS
ON THE PLANET JOIN ME, ALFIE,
NEXT TIME ON
CREATURE MANIA.

(music plays)

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

The end credits roll.

Copyright 2017, Northern Pictures.