(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.
WE'VE GOT AN INCREDIBLE LINE UP
OF INTERESTING, WACKY
AND WONDERFUL ANIMALS TODAY.
COMING UP...

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says COMING UP STRAP YOURSELF IN
FOR SOME SUPER SHARK ACTION,
MEET A SEAL THAT THINKS
IT'S A LEOPARD
AND DISCOVER THE ELUSIVE
TUATARA.
HAVE A LAUGH WITH PANDA
AND PONY.
GO NUTS WITH A SUPER CUTE
SQUIRREL
AND MEET A VERY ENERGETIC KELPIE
PUPPY IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
WE HAVE A MASSIVE SHOW LINED UP
FOR YOU TODAY
BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST LET'S
CHECK IN WITH DR. KATRINA
AND THE WONDER DOGS AS WE FIND
OUT WHAT TRICK SHE'S GOING TO
TEACH US TODAY, 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 THESE ARE
THE AMAZING WONDER DOGS.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG
HOW TO SHAKE PAWS AND DART
IS GOING TO DEMONSTRATE THIS
BUT FIRST LET'S LEARN A LITTLE
BIT ABOUT HER.
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 "Shake Paws."

Katrina shakes her paw and says SHAKING PAWS IS AN OLD FAVOURITE
AND IT'S A VERY CUTE
PARTY TRICK.
BEFORE YOU TEACH YOUR DOG
TO SHAKE PAWS,
IT DOES NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SIT.
MAKE SURE YOU TEACH ONE
PAW FIRST.
YES, GOOD GIRL.
MASTER THAT BEFORE MOVING ONTO
THE SECOND PAW.
HELLO.
OH TWO PAWS.
WELL THAT WAS OUR EXPERT
DEMONSTRATION.
NOW IT'S TIME TO MEET OUR
BUDDING YOUNG DOG TRAINER
AND THEIR DOG.

Katrina sits on a bench with Lucinda and her dog.

Lucinda is around 10, with long curly brown hair in pigtail braids and wears red shorts and a blue T-shirt.

Katrina says I AM HERE TODAY WITH LUCINDA
AND HER DOG LOUIS.
TELL ME A BIT ABOUT LOUIS.

Lucinda says AHH HE'S VERY UMM CUTE
AND PLAYFUL
AND HE'S VERY NICE TO CUDDLE.

Katrina says WHAT KIND OF THINGS DOES HE
LIKE TO DO AT HOME?

Lucinda says EAT AND SLEEP.

Katrina says THAT'S A TRUE LABRADOR.
I HAVE GOT A GOLDEN RETRIEVER
WHO LIKES TO EAT
AND SLEEP AS WELL.
WHAT SORT OF THINGS DO YOU DO
TO CARE FOR HIM?

Lucinda says SOMETIMES I PICK UP HIS POO.

Katrina says GOOD GIRL.

Lucinda says AND I TAKE HIM
FOR WALKS WITH MY MUM.

Katrina says HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE LOUIS?

Lucinda says AHH A LOT.

Katrina says HE'S YOUR BEST FRIEND?

Lucinda says YEP.

Katrina says OKAY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO SOME
TRICK TRAINING WITH HIM?

Lucinda says YEP.

Katrina says WHAT DO YOU THINK LOUIS?
I THINK THAT'S A YES.
TODAY LUCINDA AND I ARE GOING
TO TEACH LOUIS TO SHAKE PAWS.
NOW THE FIRST STEP WITH THIS IS
TO GET SOMETHING TASTY
THAT WE KNOW LOUIS IS GOING
TO LIKE.
HE LOVES HIS CHICKEN
DOESN'T HE?

Lucinda says YEAH.

Katrina says OKAY GRAB THAT ONE.
NOW THE GOAL IS TO JUST GET HIM
TO OFFER UP
HIS PAW WITH YOUR HAND.
NOW A LOT OF DOGS DO THAT
NATURALLY WHEN THEY KNOW
THERE IS A TREAT.
SO PUT YOUR TREAT IN THAT HAND,
HOLD THIS ONE OUT.
HE KNOWS YOU HAVE GOT IS.
TOUCH.
GOOD BOY.
NOW GIVE HIM THE TREAT.
THAT IS PERFECT,
THAT IS THE FIRST STEP.
WE WILL KEEP PRACTICING THAT
UNTIL HE KEEPS OFFERING IT
TO YOU AND WE'LL BE BACK SOON
WITH STEP TWO,
WHICH IS TO SEE IF HE WILL DO
THE OTHER HAND.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Lucinda says YEP.

Katrina says I THINK HE'LL DO IT.
YEAH.
DON'T YOU?

Lucinda says YEAH.

Katrina says GOOD BOY.

Back in the studio, Alfie says AHH LOUIS IS SUCH
AN ADORABLE DOG.
BUT WILL HE BE ABLE TO MASTER
THE SHAKE PAWS?
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING
HOW LUCINDA DOES WITH HIS
TRAINING TODAY, WE'LL CHECK
ON THEM A LITTLE LATER ON.
BUT FIRST IT'S TIME
FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW...THE OCEANIC WHITE TIP SHARKS
ARE ACTIVE BOTH DAY AND NIGHT?
THEY RELY ON RAM BREATHING,
WHICH MEANS THEY MUST
CONSTANTLY SWIM TO PUMP OXYGEN
OVER THEIR GILLS,
SO THEY NEVER SLEEP.
THEY ARE NICKNAMED
THE "DARK KNIGHT OF THE OCEAN."
BECAUSE THEY TEND
TO HUNT MOSTLY AT NIGHT.
EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE PRIMARILY
NOCTURNAL,
THESE HUNGRY BEASTS WILL ALSO
FEED DURING THE DAY
IF AN EASY MEAL PRESENTS ITSELF.

A fish says OH BOY.

The announcer says AND THAT'S...AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says AND NOW MY CREATURE MANIACS,
IT'S TIME TO MEET A FEW OTHER
PALS OF MINE.
THEY'RE ARTICULATE,
THEY'RE GLIB, THEY'RE WORDY
AND THEY'RE SLICK.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE TALKING
ABOUT?
AND NO IT'S NOT ME.
IT'S MY TWO FRIENDS,
THE TWO BOBS.

White Llama Bob says HEY BOB.

Brown Llama Bob says YES BOB.

White Llama Bob says IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
CLAP YOUR HANDS.

Brown Llama Bob says WHAT?

White Llama Bob says IF YOU'RE HAPPY
AND YOU KNOW IT CLAP YOUR HANDS.

Brown Llama Bob says I DON'T HAVE HANDS BOB.

White Llama Bob says OH.
IF YOU'RE HAPPY
AND YOU KNOW IT STAMP YOUR FEET.
COME ON BOB IF YOU'RE HAPPY
AND YOU KNOW IT STAMP YOUR FEET.

Brown Llama Bob says NO.

White Llama Bob says OH.
IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
AND YOU REALLY WANT TO SHOW IT.

Brown Llama Bob says OH.
I DON'T WANT TO BOB.
I DON'T WANT TO SHOW IT.
DON'T MAKE ME SHOW IT BOB.

White Llama Bob says IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
LOOK ALL GRUMPY.

Brown Llama Bob says OH COME ON.

White Llama Bob says IF YOU'RE HAPPY
AND YOU KNOW IT LOOK ALL GRUMPY.
THAT'S IT BOB.
YOU'VE GOT IT BOB.

Brown Llama Bob farts.

White Llama Bob says ARE YOU HAPPY NOW BOB?

Brown Llama Bob says YES.

Alfie says TWO BOBS OF TALKING NONSENSE
ALL RIGHT.
HILARIOUS.
WE'LL FIND OUT WHAT ELSE
THEY HAVE TO SAY A BIT LATER ON.
IT'S TIME NOW
FOR SOME BRAIN NOURISHMENT,
LET'S TEST YOUR ANIMAL KNOWLEDGE
AND FIND OUT SOME FASCINATING
FACTS, IT'S CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS,
LIVE IN CAMPS WITH MORE THAN
100,000 MEMBERS?
A THE INDUSTRIOUS
GREEN TREE ANTS?
B AUSTRALIA'S LITTLE RED
FLYING FOX?

A flying fox says HOW'S IT HANGING?

The announcer says OR C THE BIRDY WITH THE FUNNY
NAME, THE BOOBY?
IF YOU SAID B YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE LITTLE RED FLYING FOX ROOST
IN GROUPS CALLED CAMPS
AND THEY CAN NUMBER MORE THAT
100 000 MEMBERS.

The flying fox says HAS ANYONE SEE ALFRED?
ALFRED?

Another one says I THINK HE'S OVER THERE.

The announcer says FLYING FOXES ARE BATS OR,
MORE ACCURATELY, MEGA-BATS,
BIG BATS.
THEY DON'T USE SONAR LIKE
SMALLER, INSECT-EATING BATS.
ONLY THEIR EYES AND
EARS LIKE US.
THEY SEE AS WELL AS A CAT
AT NIGHT
AND ARE JUST ABOUT AS SMART.
THE LITTLE RED FLYING FOXES
ARE IMPORTANT POLLINATORS
OF TREE SPECIES.
THEY ARE NOMADIC AND FOLLOW
THE FLOWERING OF EUCALYPTS
OR THEIR OTHER FAVOURITE
PLANTS.
FLYING FOXES ALSO USE THEIR
EXCELLENT SENSE
OF SMELL TO LOCATE NECTAR
AND RIPE FRUIT.
EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE AGILE
CREATURES THEY MUST BE CAREFUL
NOT TO END UP A TASTY SNACK
FOR THE CUNNING CROCS.

A crocodile says HELLO.

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 LEOPARD SEAL IS
THE SECOND LARGEST OF ALL SEALS
AND CONSIDERED THE MOST
AGGRESSIVE.
IT SPENDS ITS SUMMER HUNTING
ON THE ICE PACKS IN ANTARCTICA.
IF YOU WERE A PENGUIN
AND WANTED TO HOP IN THE WATER
FOR A BITE OF FISH,
YOU BETTER BRING ALL YOUR
FRIENDS BECAUSE A LONE PENGUIN
WOULDN'T STAND A CHANCE
AGAINST THIS TOP PREDATOR.
THESE SEALS ARE THE ONLY SEALS
THAT WOULD EAT SMALLER SEALS.
AND THAT'S...AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says LEOPARD SEALS,
THEY'RE PRETTY AMAZING
AND THEY CAN BE PRETTY
FIERCE TOO.
YOU KNOW WHAT ISN'T FIERCE?
A BIG CUDDLY LABRADOR
CALLED LOUIS.
BUT HE IS TRYING TO LEARN
HOW TO SHAKE PAWS.
I WONDER HOW HE'S DOING?
LET'S HEAD BACK OVER AND CHECK
IN WITH DR. KATRINA, LUCINDA
AND LOUIS.
IT'S DOG TRICKS PART TWO.

Katrina says TODAY LUCINDA AND I ARE
TEACHING LOUIS TO SHAKE PAWS.
HE'S MASTERED THE FIRST STEP,
WHICH IS GETTING HIM TO OFFER
ONE PAW AND NOW LET'S SEE
IF WE CAN GET HIM TO OFFER
THE OTHER PAW.
SO WE DID HIS RIGHT PAW BEFORE
SO LET'S SEE
IF WE CAN GET THAT LEFT PAW UP.
SO SAME THING, TREAT
IN THAT HAND.
HOLD THIS HAND OUT TO HIM,
IF HE OFFERS IT...
OH GOOD BOY.
SEE HOW HE OFFERED THAT
ONE FIRST
AND THEN HE GAVE YOU THAT ONE?
THAT WAS PERFECT.
SO TRY AGAIN.
SO HE ONLY GETS THAT TREAT
IF HE OFFERS THE PAW
THAT YOU WANT.
TREAT IN THAT HAND.
PERFECT.
YES GOOD BOY.
AND YOU CAN START SAYING SHAKE
TOO AT THE SAME TIME.
DO YOU WANT TO DO ONE MORE?

Lucinda says OKAY.
SHAKE.

Katrina says JUST TOUCH IT.
YES GOOD BOY.
THAT WAS PERFECT.
HE IS COMFORTABLE OFFERING
BOTH PAWS.
WE'LL BE BACK SOON
WITH STEP THREE,
WHICH IS TO GET HIM TO BE
COMFORTABLE TO ACTUALLY SHAKE
THAT PAW.
YOU FEEL CONFIDENT?

Lucinda says YEAH.

Katrina says YEAH, YOU'RE DOING GREAT.
WE'LL SEE YOU SOON.

Alfie says WE'LL CATCH UP WITH THEM
A BIT LATER.
BUT FIRST TIME
FOR SOME BELLY WOBBLING, ROLLING
ON THE FLOOR,
HAR DE HAR LAUGHING,
WELL SHE THINKS SO.
YEP GIVE IT UP FOR OUR FAVOURITE
HORSE WHO HOWLS,
HAND OVER THE MIC TO
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 WHAT DO YOU CALL A DOG THAT
LIKES BUBBLE BATHS?
A SHAM-POODLE.

Ducks chuckle.

Bad Pun Pony says HOW ABOUT THIS ONE?
WHAT DO YOU GIVE A PIG WITH
A RASH?
OINK-MENT.

A rabbit laughs.

Kids say BAD PUN PONY YAY.

Alfie says WHAT A KNEE SLAPPER.
WE'LL HAVE MORE FROM OUR
JOKESTER PONY ON THE NEXT SHOW.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE
OF SCENERY, LET'S HAVE A BIT
OF A BRAIN TRAIN AND SEE
IF WE CAN ANSWER
THIS ONE CORRECTLY.
YES, IT'S TIME
FOR ANOTHER CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
CAN BUILD A HOME USING GLUE
SECRETED FROM ITS KIDNEYS?
IS IT A THE SUPER KEEN,
HYPERACTIVE STICKLEBACK?
B THE NOT-SO-FUNNY CLOWNFISH?
OR IS IT C THE WACKY
WORKAHOLIC WASPS?
IF YOU ANSWERED A
YOU ARE CORRECT.
STICKLEBACKS MAKE THEIR
OWN GLUE.
HERE IN THE MARSHES
OF NORTHERN JAPAN LIVES AN
INGENIOUS CARPENTER.
WHEN THE STICKLEBACK BUILDS HIS
HOUSE HE DOESN'T USE NAILS.
HE USES A GLUE SECRETED
BY HIS KIDNEYS.
HIS HOUSE MAY BE SMALL
BUT IT'S PERFECTLY FORMED,
AT LEAST THIS FEMALE STICKLEBACK
THINKS SO.
SHE'S QUICK TO CROSS THE
THRESHOLD WITH A LITTLE
ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE MALE.
ONCE SHE'S LAID HER EGGS,
HE DASHES
IN TO FERTILIZE THEM.
HE FANS THE EGGS WITH HIS FINS
TO SUPPLY OXYGEN
TO THE DEVELOPING EMBRYOS.
FANNING AT UP TO 400 BEATS
PER MINUTE.
WOW THAT'S IMPRESSIVE.
THIS PROTECTIVE DAD CAN EVEN
SCARE OFF NOSY NEIGHBOURS.

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
FAVOURITE BLACK AND WHITE BEAR
THE FANTASTIC PONDERING PANDA.
ALL THAT STILL TO COME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW...THAT THE TUATARA HAS A THIRD
EYE ON TOP OF ITS HEAD?
IT'S CALLED A PARIETAL EYE,
MUCH SMALLER THAN THE OTHER
TWO EYES.
IN FACT IT'S ALMOST INVISIBLE
AND IT DOESN'T WORK.
HOWEVER, THIS PARIETAL EYE
IS WELL DEVELOPED,
WITH A SMALL LENS
AND RETINA,
LIKE NORMAL EYES HAVE.
THE EYE IS CONNECTED TO
THE BRAIN,
WHICH SUGGESTS THAT IT DID
EVOLVE FROM A REAL EYE,
AND THAT A TUATARA
FROM THOUSANDS
OF YEARS AGO PROBABLY HAD
THREE EYES.
AND THAT'S...AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says OKAY CREATURE MANIACS, TIME
FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT,
MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE SHOW.
WE'RE GOING TO MEET
A SPECIAL GUEST
AND THEIR SPECIAL PET FRIEND,
RIGHT HERE IN THE HOUSE.
BUT FIRST.
(TRIPPING)

A clip shows a dog climbing up stairs to go in the toilet.

(TINKLING SOUNDS)

A boy says SUPER GENIUS.

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

Alfie sits in the studio with Olin and his pet.

Olin is around 8, with short straight light brown hair and wears brown shorts and a red T-shirt.

Alfie says INTRODUCING OLIN.
HE'S BROUGHT
IN HIS BEAUTIFUL PUPPY TO SHOW.
HELLO OLIN.

Olin says HELLO ALFIE.

Alfie says SO AHH WHO IS THIS?

Olin says HIS NAME IS PICKLE AND HE IS
A VERY NICE AND CALM DOG.

Alfie says OH RIGHT.
SO WHAT KIND OF DOG IS PICKLE?

Olin says HE IS A RIDGEBACK BORDER COLLIE
KELPIE CROSS.

Alfie says WOW, THAT'S A MOUTHFUL.
SO WHY DID YOU NAME HIM PICKLE?

Olin says WELL MY SISTER DID AND I DON'T
KNOW WHY SHE DID IT.

Alfie says IS IT BECAUSE SHE LIKES PICKLES?

Olin says YEAH SHE DOES.

Alfie says RIDGEBACK.
RIDGEBACKS WERE ORIGINALLY BREED
AS FARM AND HUNTING DOGS
IN ZIMBABWE.
THE LIFESPAN OF A RIDGEBACK
IS TWELVE YEARS.
RIDGEBACK DOGS RANK THE HIGHEST
FOR BEING AFFECTIONATE,
GOOD WITH CHILDREN
AND INTELLIGENT.
BORDER COLLIE.
BORDER COLLIES GET THEIR NAME
BECAUSE THEY WERE INITIALLY BRED
ON THE BORDER OF SCOTLAND
AND ENGLAND.
THEY TYPICALLY LIVE
FOR TEN TO TWELVE YEARS.
BORDER COLLIES CAN LEARN
HUNDREDS OF HUMAN WORDS.
THESE BRIGHT POOCHES
WERE BRED TO BE
INDEPENDENT PROBLEM SOLVERS.
BORDER COLLIES.
TELL ME WHAT DO YOU DO TO LOOK
AFTER PICKLE?

Olin says GIVE HIM FOOD AND WE HAVE
A NICE COMFY BED FOR HIM.

Alfie says AND WHAT DO YOU FEED PICKLE?

Olin says WE FEED HIM WET FOOD
AND DRY FOOD.

Alfie says DO YOU FEED HIM SCRAPS OFF
THE TABLE?

Olin nods.

Alfie says YOU DO?
IT'S ALL RIGHT I WON'T TELL MUM.

Olin says WELL SHE ALREADY KNOWS THIS.

Alfie says IS HE A CHEWER?

Olin says YEAH SOMETIMES HE GOES
IN OUR BEDROOMS,
CHEWS UP THE TISSUE BOX...AND THEN HE SCATTERS ALL THE
TISSUES AROUND THE PLACE.

Alfie says WHAT IF HE IS JUST TRYING TO
MAKE IT SNOW?

Olin says HE IS NOT.

Alfie says WHAT OTHER NAUGHTY THINGS DOES
HE DO?
IS HE A FARTER?

Olin says YEAH HE FARTS A LOT AND
SOMETIMES HIS FARTS
REALLY STINK.
THEY SMELL REVOLTING.
ONCE IT SMELLED SO BAD THAT I,
THAT I HAD TO RUN OUT
OF THE ROOM.

Alfie says SO OLIN WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE
THINGS ABOUT PICKLE?

Olin says BECAUSE SOMETIMES WHEN I GO TO
BED HE COMES IN MY ROOM
AND JUMPS UP ON MY BED
AND I GET TO CUDDLE HIM.

Alfie says SO YOU LIKE TO CUDDLE HIM.
WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR COMING IN TODAY OLIN.

Olin says THANKS FOR SAYING THAT.

Alfie says AND HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS GOING
TO SLEEP.
THAT'S SO CUTE.
SPEAKING OF CUTE,
CHECK THIS OUT.

The announcer says IN THE FOREST OF JAPAN
LIVES AN ANIMAL YOU'LL GO
NUTS FOR.
IT'S THE SQUIRREL.
THIS NUT NIBBLING MUNCHKIN
SPENDS ALL SUMMER COLLECTING
FOOD AND HIDING IT FOR WINTER.
AND WHEN THE SNOW COMES LITTLE
FUR BALL DARTS ABOUT
DIGGING UP HIDDEN TREASURE.

People says AWW.

The announcer says LIKE A FURRY LITTLE PIRATE
AND FEAST ALL WINTER LONG.
GOOD WORK BUDDY YOU'RE JUST...TOO CUTE.

Alfie says OH.
MORE TOO CUTE ON THE NEXT SHOW.
BUT NOW, IT'S TIME
FOR A LITTLE BIT
OF BRAIN NOURISHMENT.
LET'S TEST YOUR ANIMAL KNOWLEDGE
AND FIND OUT SOME FASCINATING
FACTS.
IT'S TIME FOR A FANTASTIC
CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS EATS
60 MEALS A DAY?
IS IT A THE HUNGRY HIPPOPOTAMUS?
OH SLOW DOWN THERE BUDDY.
B THE FIERCE AND ANTISOCIAL
KOMODO DRAGON?
OH NASTY.
OR C THE POCKET ROCKET
HUMMINGBIRD?
WOW LOOK AT THAT SUCKER GO.
IF YOU ANSWERED C,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THESE HUMMING BIRDS CAN EAT
SIXTY MEALS A DAY.
THE SMALLEST BIRD IN THE WORLD,
THE HUMMING BIRD,
MIGHT ALSO BE THE WORLD'S
HUNGRIEST.
IN ORDER FOR IT TO KEEP FLYING,
THE HUMMING BIRD EATS
SIXTY MEALS A DAY, AND YET
IT NEVER GETS FAT.
ALL THAT FOOD FUELS THE BIRD'S
RACING METABOLISM.
A HUMMING BIRD'S HEART CAN BEAT
MORE THAN TWENTY TIMES A SECOND
WHEN ITS WINGS ARE BEATING
AT MORE THAN
2,000 REVS PER MINUTE.
TO GET THE NUTRIENTS IT NEEDS,
THAT MEANS EATING A LOT OF FOOD.
THAT'S WHY A HUMMING BIRD MUST
VISIT UP TO 1,000 FLOWERS A DAY.
ITS HIGH PERFORMANCE RACING
METABOLISM BURNS ENERGY
ALMOST AS FAST AS IT CAN REFUEL.
THAT'S WHY THE HUMMINGBIRD
IS SAID TO BE ONLY TWO HOURS
AWAY FROM STARVATION.

A hummingbird says OH REALLY?

The announcer says IT'S LITTLE WINGS
AND FEROCIOUS APPETITE WORK
TOGETHER TO KEEP THE HUMMING
BIRD FLYING.
ALL THE FLYING IS EXHAUSTING.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Crocodile Bob 1 says I OFFICIALLY CALL THIS ANIMAL
EATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING
TO ORDER.

Crocodile Bob 2 says BOB, BOB, BOB?

Crocodile Bob 1 says A PLACE WHERE VEGANS, WHERE...

Crocodile Bob 2 says CAN I JUST SAY SOMETHING BEFORE
WE BEGIN?

Crocodile Bob 1 says YOU CAN BOB.
THIS IS A SAFE PLACE.

Crocodile Bob 2 says YES THIS IS A MEETING AS YOU
SAID RIGHT?

Crocodile Bob 1 says YES IT IS.

Crocodile Bob 2 says WELL EVERY TIME YOU SAY MEET IT
JUST MAKES ME THINK...OF WELL MEAT.

Crocodile Bob 1 says OH HANG ON.
YEAH.
I SEE HOW THAT COULD BE
A PROBLEM.
FROM NOW ON IT WILL BE KNOWN
AS A GATHERING.

Crocodile Bob 2 says GATHERING.

Crocodile Bob 1 says A GATHERING.

Crocodile Bob 2 says YES THAT'S GOOD, THANKS BOB.

Crocodile Bob 1 says THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

Crocodile Bob 2 says OKAY I HAVE GOT TO GO.
I JUST REMEMBERED SOMEWHERE
I GATHERED SOME MEAT.

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 MINIATURE HORSES
POSSESS AMAZING VISION?
WITH THEIR EYES MOUNTED SQUARELY
ON THE SIDES OF THEIR HEADS,
THEY HAVE NEARLY
350-DEGREE VISION.
FABULOUS.
MINI HORSES CAN SURVIVE
ON LUSH GRASS
AND MAKE EXCELLENT LAWN MOWERS.
THEIR TEETH GROW CONTINUOUSLY
AND A HORSE EXPERT CAN GAUGE THE
APPROXIMATE AGE OF ANY HORSE
BY EXAMINING ITS TEETH.

A horse says REALLY?

The announcer says IN FACT, THIS IS THE ORIGIN
OF THE PHRASE "LONG
IN THE TOOTH" WHICH DESCRIBES
AN ELDERLY PERSON.
AND THAT'S... AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says I DO LOVE A FUN FACT.
OKAY GUYS, TIME FOR A BIT
OF PHILOSOPHY,
WITH A BEAR WHO LIKES
TO REFLECT.
A BEAR WHO LIKES TO MUSE
AND THINK AND WRESTLE AND MULL.
YES IT'S OUR FAVOURITE ADORABLE
BAMBOO EATING, ROLLING
AND ROCKING, PONDERING PANDA.

A caption reads "Pondering Panda."

A kid says THE PANDA THAT LIKES
TO PONDER.

A panda eats bamboo leaves and says MAN, IS THIS SWEET.
I JUST LOVE RELAXING WITH A COLD
STICK OF BAMBOO
IN AN EMPTY PATCH OF FOREST.
HANG ON.
I'M HERE.
THAT MEANS THIS PATCH
OF FOREST ISN'T EMPTY.
WOW.
THAT MEANS I'VE LIKE, NEVER BEEN
IN AN EMPTY FOREST.
EVER.
IN FACT, NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN
IN AN EMPTY ANYTHING,
ANYWHERE EVER.
OKAY, MIND OFFICIALLY BLOWN.

Alfie says AND THAT CREATURE FANS
WAS PONDERING PANDA.
LITTLE BIT ODD.
YES.
MOVING ON.
IT'S TIME FOR STEP THREE
OF SHAKE PAWS.
LET'S CHECK IN WITH LUCINDA
AND LOUIS
AND SEE HOW THEY'RE DOING.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
I AM WITH LUCINDA.
WE'RE TEACHING LOUIS
TO SHAKE PAWS.
WE'VE DONE STEP ONE
AND STEP TWO,
WHICH IS GETTING HIM COMFORTABLE
TO OFFER EACH PAW.
NOW WE NEED TO GET HIM
COMFORTABLE TO ACTUALLY HOLD
THAT PAW UP.
SO THE KEY WITH THIS ONE,
YOU HAVE GOT YOUR TREATS.
HE KNOWS YOU HAVE GOT
YOUR TREATS.
GET HIM HAND OUT.
WHEN HE GIVES YOU A PAW,
LET HIM GIVE THE ACTUAL.
HAND OUT.
HOLD IT FOR A SECOND.
GOOD BOY, LITTLE SHAKE.
GOOD BOY LOUIS.
OKAY YOU GUYS HAVE NAILED IT.
I SHOULD ADD IF YOU ARE DOING
ANY DOG TRAINING
OR TRICK TRAINING AT HOME
IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT
YOU ALWAYS HAVE ADULT
SUPERVISION.
ARE YOU PROUD OF LOUIS TODAY?

Lucinda says YEAH.

Katrina says DO YOU THINK HE'S DONE WELL?

Lucinda says YEAH, VERY WELL.

Katrina says WHY DO YOU THINK IT'S IMPORTANT
TO TRAIN DOGS?

Lucinda says AHH THEY WON'T BE ACTIVE
AND HEALTHY
AND THEN YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING
WITH THEM.

Katrina says IT'S GOOD BONDING TIME
ISN'T IT?

Lucinda says YEAH.

Katrina says WELL I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED
WATCHING LOUIS
LEARN TO SHAKE PAWS.
I WILL BE BACK NEXT TIME WITH
ANOTHER DOG TRICK.

Alfie says WELL DONE LUCINDA AND LOUIS,
AND THANKS DR. KATRINA.
WHAT A GREAT TRICK.
AND WHAT A GREAT SHOW.
WE'VE HAD A LABRADOR SHAKING
HANDS,
AN ADORABLE KELPIE CALLED
PICKLE, SOME BATS,
SOME STICKLEBACKS
AND EVEN A SHARK.
WHAT CAN I SAY
CREATURE CRAZIES,
THIS IS WHERE THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
REALLY COMES ALIVE.
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE MORE
ADORABLE, FREAKY, KOOKY, WEIRD
AND WONDERFUL ANIMALS JOIN ME,
ALFIE, NEXT TIME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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