(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.
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR FACTS
AND LAUGHS AND TRICKS
AND TRIVIA YOU'RE
IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says WE DIVE IN THE WONDERFUL WORLD
OF CORAL,
DIG IN WITH
THE AUSTRALIAN WOMBAT,
ROMP WITH A SPECKLED BEAR,
HAVE A LAUGH WITH PANDA
AND PONY,
GO HOPPING WITH SOME BUNNIES
AND FIND ALL ABOUT BEARDED
DRAGONS IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
WE HAVE A PACKED SHOW COMING
YOUR WAY.
BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST WE HEAD
OVER TO CHECK OUT DR. KATRINA
AND THE AMAZING WONDER DOGS.
LET'S SEE WHAT THEY'RE GOING
TO GET UP TO 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 COOLEST
CANINES AROUND, THE WONDER DOGS
AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHOW
YOU HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO
LEAVE THEIR FOOD ON COMMAND.
TRICK'S GOING TO DEMONSTRATE
THIS FOR US.
LET'S LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
HIM 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.

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says HE'S DEFINITELY THE FUN LOVING
CRAZY ONE WHO RARELY SITS STILL.
HIS PET HATES: NOT BEING ALLOWED
TO RUN.
NAUGHTIEST DEED: HE'S ALWAYS
STIRRING UP THE OTHERS.
FAVOURITE TREAT IS SAUSAGE.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE TRICK:
NAUGHTY, ACTIVE AND PLAYFUL.
OKAY LET'S SEE TRICK
DEMONSTRATE.

A caption reads "Leave their food."

Katrina says TRICK LEAVE.
TEACHING YOUR DOG
TO LEAVE THEIR FOOD
ON COMMAND IS EXTREMELY USEFUL.
IT TEACHES THEM GOOD MANNERS.
FOR EXAMPLE IT ALLOWS YOU TO PUT
THEIR FOOD BOWL DOWN AT DINNER
TIME WITHOUT THEM JUMPING
ALL OVER YOU
BUT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO
NEVER APPROACH
OR TOUCH A DOG WHEN THEY'RE
EATING
AND ALWAYS GIVE THEM SPACE
WHEN THERE'S FOOD AROUND.
OKAY GOOD BOY.
WELL NOW WE'VE SEEN AN EXPERT
DEMONSTRATION
LET'S GO SEE WHO'S HERE
TO TRAIN THEIR DOG.
I AM HERE TODAY WITH CHARLOTTE
AND HER GORGEOUS DOG RILEY.

Charlotte is around 7, with long straight light brown hair with bangs in pig tails. She wears black Bermuda shorts and a green T-shirt.

Katrina says CHARLOTTE TELL ME A BIT
ABOUT RILEY.

Charlotte says HE IS A GOLDEN RETRIEVER
AND HE'S VERY GREEDY.
UMM WE DON'T KNOW HOW OLD
HE IS BECAUSE HE CAME
FROM GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE.

Katrina says AND WHAT'S HE LIKE AS A PET?

Charlotte says WELL HE IS VERY FRIENDLY
AND YEAH THE ONLY BAD THING
HE DOES IS
REALLY STEAL MY FOOD SO.

Katrina says WHAT DOES HE LIKE DOING OUTSIDE
OF THE HOUSE?

Charlotte says WELL HE LIKES GOING ON WALKS.

Katrina says ARE YOU READY TO LEARN
SOME TRICKS?

Charlotte says YEAH.

Katrina says EXCELLENT.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO
TEACH RILEY TO LEAVE THE FOOD
IN HIS FOOD BOWL.
SO WE WILL DO BABY STEPS.
SO THAT'S WHAT WE ARE GOING TO
DO AS THE FIRST STEP IS ASK HIM
TO JUST LEAVE IT
FOR A LITTLE BIT
AND I SHOULD ADD THAT BECAUSE
THIS IS INVOLVING FOOD
AND DOGS CAN GET PROTECTIVE
OF THE FOOD
IT IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT
TO HAVE PARENTAL SUPERVISION
FOR THIS AND NEVER DO THIS
OR ATTEMPT THIS IF YOUR DOG
HAS ANY ISSUES AROUND FOOD.
SO LET'S GET RILEY HERE.
RILEY.

Charlotte brings the food bowl close to Riley and says RILEY.
LEAVE.

Katrina says SEE IF HE LEAVES IT.
GOOD BOY.

Charlotte says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says SO THAT'S STEP ONE.
SO HE IS IGNORING THAT.
HE IS NOT JUMPING UP
FOR THE FOOD
SO HE'S DOING A GREAT JOB.
BUT WE HAVE GOT A LITTLE BIT
MORE WORK TO DO.
WE WILL CROSS BACK TO
THE STUDIO NOW
AND CATCH UP WITH YOU LATER.

Back in the bamboo house, Alfie says AHH WHAT AN ADORABLE
AND FLUFFY DOG.
RILEY LOOKS LIKE A BIG CUDDLE
MONSTER DON'T YOU THINK?
WE'LL CHECK BACK IN WITH
THEM SOON TO SEE HOW
CHARLOTTE IS DOING AT TEACHING
RILEY TO LEAVE HIS FOOD.
HMM.
COULD BE TRICKY.
BUT FIRST IT'S TIME
FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW CORAL REEFS
ARE ONE OF THE MOST
BIO DIVERSE MARINE AREAS
ON THE PLANET?
HOUSING THOUSANDS
OF DIFFERENT SPECIES.
CORAL'S A RICH SOURCE OF FOOD,
SHELTER, MATES
AND PLACES FOR MARINE LIFE
TO HAVE THEIR BABIES.
REEFS ALSO ACT AS NURSERIES
FOR LARGE FISH SPECIES,
KEEPING THEM SAFE UNTIL THEY ARE
BIG ENOUGH TO STRIKE OUT INTO
THE DEEPER OCEAN BY THEMSELVES.
GOOD WORK CORAL.
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 MOUTHY, THEY RAMBLE,
THEY'RE WINDY AND THEY'RE WORDY.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE TALKING
ABOUT?
IT'S THE DUO THAT MAKES ME
LAUGH.
IT'S TIME FOR TWO BOBS.

On a log, Beetle Bob 1 says OH FUDGE BOB.

Beetle Bob 2 says WHAT IS IT BOB?

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

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

Beetle Bob 1 says BUS I GUESS.

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

Beetle Bob 1 says OH PLEASE DON'T.
NO NOT THIS AGAIN.

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

Beetle Bob 1 says NO, NO, NO.

Beetle Bob 2 says CAN YOU SEE BOB?

Beetle Bob 1 says PUT ME DOWN.
AHH.

Beetle Bob 2 says CAN YOU SEE?

Beetle Bob 1 falls off the log.
Beetle Bob 2 says WHOOPSIE.
HEY BOB DID YOU SEE THE CAR?

Beetle Bob 1 says LEVEL TWO EAST.

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

Alfie says THANK YOU BOB, AND BOB.
THAT WAS, WELL, INTERESTING.
THEY'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
CHATTER LATER ON.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME TO ENGAGE
YOUR BRAIN
AND TEST YOUR ANIMAL KNOWLEDGE.
LET'S SEE IF YOU KNOW
THE ANSWER TO THIS ONE.
IT'S CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS... ..GLOW UNDER UV LIGHT?
IS IT A THE FRUITY FIG WASP?
B THE SERIOUSLY NOT TO BE MESSED
WITH SCORPION?

A clip shows a caterpillar walk next to a scorpion.

The announcer says YIKES, LOOK OUT.

The caterpillar says EHH ME NOT LIKE THE SCORPION.

The announcer says OR IS IT C THE SINGING CICADA?
IF YOU ANSWERED B,
THE SCORPION YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE SCORPION CAN GLOW
UNDER UV LIGHT.
RESEARCHERS USE A PORTABLE
UV LIGHT WHEN LOOKING
FOR A GLOWING CREEPY CRAWLY
SCURRYING ABOUT THEIR FEET.
USUALLY THESE NOCTURNAL HUNTERS
ARE WELL CAMOUFLAGED
ON THE DESERT FLOOR,
BUT SHINE A UV LIGHT ON THEM
AND THE SCORPIONS GLOW
IN THE DARK.
SCIENTISTS HAVE DETERMINED THAT
THE GLOW COMES FROM A MIXTURE
OF COMPOUNDS USED TO HARDEN
THE SCORPION'S PROTECTIVE
ARMOURED SHELL.
IT MAY ALSO BE A FORM
OF SUNBLOCK
OR A METHOD OF COMMUNICATION.

Another scorpion says HELLO.

The announcer says JUST WHY SCORPIONS GLOW
IN THE DARK REMAINS A MYSTERY.
IT'S EVEN POSSIBLE THAT THE
FLUORESCENCE HAS NO FUNCTIONAL
SIGNIFICANCE AT ALL.
AND WHEN RESEARCHERS FINALLY
FIGURE OUT
WHY SCORPIONS GLOW
IT'LL BE MOST ILLUMINATING.

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... ..WOMBATS HAVE SLOW
METABOLISMS?
IT TAKES A WOMBAT UP TO FOURTEEN
DAYS TO DIGEST A MEAL
AND WHEN THEY DO POOP IT COMES
OUT SQUARE.
THIS SLOW METABOLISM HELPS THEM
OUT IN THEIR HOT
AND DRY HABITAT.
A WOMBAT'S DIET CAN CONSIST
OF COARSE NATIVE GRASSES,
SEDGES, RUSHES, HERBS, BARK
AND ROOTS.
THEY GRAZE BETWEEN THREE
TO EIGHT HOURS A NIGHT,
DURING WHICH TIME THEY MAY
TRAVEL MANY KILOMETRES
AND VISIT UP TO FOUR BURROWS
WITHIN THEIR HOME RANGE.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says I LOVE WOMBATS.
THEY'RE SO SLEEPY LOOKING
AND CUDDLY.
I'D LOVE TO CUDDLE A WOMBAT.
YOU KNOW WHO ELSE I'D LOVE
TO CUDDLE:
A FLUFFY CUDDLE MONSTER CALLED
RILEY.
HE'S LEARNING HOW TO LEAVE
HIS FOOD TODAY.
WHICH I WOULD BE TERRIBLE AT
BUT HOPEFULLY RILEY IS DOING
A BIT BETTER.
LET'S FIND OUT.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says I AM HERE WITH CHARLOTTE
AND RILEY
AND WE ARE TEACHING RILEY TO
REFUSE OR LEAVE FOOD
WHEN IT'S IN HIS FOOD BOWL.

Charlotte says YES.

Katrina says NOW HE'S DONE A GREAT JOB WITH
STEP ONE HASN'T HE?
STEP ONE WAS TEACHING HIM TO
LEAVE THE FOOD BOWL
WHEN WE JUST HOLD IT CLOSE
TO HIS FACE
AND HE STAYS IN A STAY POSITION.
SO HE'S MASTERED THAT.
THE NEXT STEP IS FOR US TO PUT
THE FOOD BOWL ON THE GROUND.
AND WE'LL ONLY PUT A LITTLE BIT
OF HIS FOOD IN THE BOWL
SO HE IS NOT TOO EXCITED BY IT
AND WHEN WE PUT IT
ON THE GROUND WE JUST ASK HIM
TO LEAVE IT
FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.
RIGHT ARE YOU READY?

Charlotte says YEP.

Katrina says REMEMBER STAY, LEAVE.
HERE YOU GO.

Charlotte says STAY LEAVE.
LEAVE.
LEAVE.

Katrina says PERFECT.

Charlotte says OKAY.

Katrina says WELL DONE.
THAT'S GREAT.
WE'LL SEE YOU SOON
FOR THE NEXT STEP.

Alfie says MORE FROM DR. KATRINA
AND DOG TRICKS A BIT LATER ON
BUT NOW, TIME FOR SOME
FEEL GOOD AMUSEMENT,
FROM THE BEST JOKE TELLER
IN TOWN.
WELL AT LEAST SHE THINKS SO.
GIVE IT UP FOR THE ONE,
THE ONLY BAD PUN PONY.

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

Bad Pun Pony says YOU'LL LIKE THIS ONE.
WHY DID THE BIRD GO TO HOSPITAL?
TO GET TWEET-MENT.

Duck chuckles.

Bad Pun Pony says WHAT DO YOU CALL AN ANIMAL WITH
NO BODY AND NO NOSE?
NOBODY KNOWS.

A bunny chuckles.

Kids say BAD PUN PONY YAY.

Alfie says YEP, THAT PONY.
HOOVE-LARIOUS.
SHE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE PONYING
AROUND NEXT TIME.
BUT NOW, TIME FOR SOMETHING
A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.
LET'S WARM UP THOSE BRAIN CELLS
AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH
ANOTHER COOL CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS... ..CAN FEEL ELECTRICAL STORMS
THROUGH THEIR FUR?
IS IT A THE CUDDLY SUPER CUTE
SOMETIMES FEROCIOUS CAT?
B THE RUDE AND RASCALLY RACOON?
C THE SILENT, SLITHERING,
SHOCKINGLY SCARY TAIPAN?
STAY AWAY.
IF YOU ANSWERED A,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
CATS CAN FEEL ELECTRICAL STORMS
THROUGH THEIR FUR.
MANY ANCIENT EUROPEAN CULTURES
BELIEVED THAT CATS COULD
INFLUENCE OR EVEN FORECAST
THE WEATHER.
STRANGELY ENOUGH,
THERE IS SOME TRUTH TO THE MYTH.
COMPARED TO OTHER HAIRY MAMMALS,
IN THE COLD, DRY AIR OF WINTER,
CATS CAN FEEL ELECTRICAL STORMS
THROUGH THEIR FUR.
FELINE FUR HAS SUCH AN AFFINITY
FOR STATIC ELECTRICITY
THAT CATS CAN DETECT
THE ATMOSPHERIC BUILD-UP
OF ELECTRICAL CHARGES THAT
PRECEDE BAD WEATHER.

A cat says WOAH.

The announcer says THAT'S WHY A GATHERING STORM
OFTEN MAKES CATS NERVOUS.
SOMETIMES,
TO REDUCE THE STATIC BUILD UP,
A CAT WILL LICK ITS FUR.
NOT ONLY DOES THE SALIVA MAKE
THE HAIR MORE CONDUCTIVE,
BUT THE MOISTURE ALSO ALLOWS
THE STATIC ELECTRICITY
TO LEAK OFF THE CAT.
SO YOU COULD SAY THAT IT'S
PARTIALLY TRUE:
CATS CAN PREDICT THE ARRIVAL
OF AN ELECTRICAL STORM.
ACCORDING TO LEGEND,
WHEN A WEALTHY JAPANESE NOBLEMAN
WAS TAKING SHELTER UNDER A TREE
DURING A THUNDERSTORM,
HE NOTICED A CAT BECKONING HIM
INTO A TEMPLE.
CURIOUS HE DECIDED TO
INVESTIGATE.
A MOMENT LATER THE TREE
WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
THE LUCKY MAN WAS SO GRATEFUL
TO THE CAT,
HE USED HIS WEALTH TO HELP
THE TEMPLE.

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... ..THE SPECTACLED BEAR IS THE
ONLY BEAR NATIVE
TO SOUTH AMERICA?
THESE GUYS ARE ALSO KNOWN
AS THE ANDEAN BEAR,
AS THE SPECIES IS FOUND ALMOST
ENTIRELY IN THE ANDES MOUNTAINS.

A bear says HELLO.

The announcer says WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY THIS
SPECIES OF BEAR
IS REGARDED AS THE BEST CLIMBER
OF THE ENTIRE BEAR POPULATION.
THEY CAN CLIMB MOUNTAINS, TREES,
OR ANYTHING ELSE
BARELY BREAKING A SWEAT.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says AND NOW CREATURE FRIENDS,
IN A MINUTE IT'S TIME
FOR MY FAVOURITE PART
OF THE SHOW WHERE I GET TO MEET
A SPECIAL GUEST AND THEIR
SPECIAL PET RIGHT HERE
IN THE HOUSE.
BUT JUST BEFORE WE DO THAT
LET'S HAVE A LOOK AT THIS.
(MUSIC AND KISSING SOUNDS)

A clip shows walruses kissing one another.

((MUSIC PLAYS))

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie sits with a boy and his pets and says INTRODUCING TRISTAN.
HE HAS BROUGHT
IN HIS PETS TO SHOW US.
HELLO TRISTAN.

Tristan is around 12, with short curly light brown hair and wears jeans and a blue shirt.

Tristan says HELLO ALFIE.

Alfie says WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

Tristan says THANKS ALFIE.

Alfie says WHO ARE THESE GUYS?

Tristan says UMM THIS IS ASTRID
AND THIS IS SHERBET.
THEY'RE BEARDED DRAGONS.

Alfie says DRAGONS.
THEY'RE LIKE FIERCE DRAGONS?

Tristan says NO.

Alfie says YOU’RE SURE?

Tristan says YEP.

Alfie says ARE YOU JUST LIKE LYING?

Tristan says NO.

Alfie says NO OKAY COOL.
I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE
BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU SAID
DRAGONS SO I JUST...

Alfie says BEARDED DRAGONS.
THE AVERAGE BEARDED DRAGON CAN
REACH UP TO TWENTY-TWO INCHES.
THIS REPTILE GETS ITS NAME DUE
TO THE SPINES ON ITS THROAT,
WHICH ENLARGES WHEN THEY FEEL
THREATENED RESEMBLING A BEARD.
BEARDED DRAGONS ARE OMNIVORES,
WHICH MEANS THAT CONSUME BOTH
PLANTS AND MEAT.
THEY MAY LOOK SCARY BUT THEY
ARE GENTLE BY NATURE.
BEARDED DRAGONS.
SO DO THEY TAKE MUCH TO LOOK
AFTER?

Tristan says IT'S PRETTY HARD
BUT LIKE ONCE YOU HAVE HAD THEM
FOR AGES AND AGES
YOU REALLY GET USED TO IT.

Alfie says WHAT DO YOU FEED THEM?

Tristan says I FEED THEM ROCKET,
SOMETIMES CARROT AND UMM WATER.

Alfie says TELL ME ABOUT THESE GUYS.
IS THERE ANYTHING INTERESTING
OR FUNNY ABOUT THEM?

Tristan says THEY DO HAVE A THIRD EYE.

Alfie says THEY HAVE A THIRD EYE?
AND WHAT IS THAT?

Tristan says AN EYE ON THE BACK
OF THEIR HEAD SORT OF.

Alfie says CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT IT?
HOW DID YOU FIND THAT OUT?

Tristan says I WAS LIKE GIVING THEM PATS
AND I SAW THIS ROUND THING.
SO I LOOKED AT IT CLOSER
AND IT LOOKED TO BE AN EYE
SO I GOOGLED IT AND UMM
IT'S SAID THEY HAD A THIRD EYE.
I AM LIKE YEAH.

Alfie says WOW.
SO THEY CAN KIND
OF LOOK AT YOU WHEN YOU ARE
STANDING BEHIND THEM?

Tristan says YEAH.

Alfie says I HAVE GOT YOU.
I HAVE GOT MY EYES
ON YOU TRISTAN.

Tristan says EYE ON THE BACK OF MY HEAD.

Alfie says YEAH EXACTLY.
CAN I HOLD ONE?

Tristan says SURE.

Alfie says OH WOW.

Tristan says THERE IS SHERBET.

Alfie says OH WOW.
OH I HAVE GOT A DRAGON
IN MY HAND.
BE READY FOR THE POWER.
WOW THEY'RE SO AMAZING.
THEY HAVE GOT SUCH SHARP CLAWS.
UMM SO ARE THESE SPIKES,
ARE THEY DANGEROUS?

Tristan says NO.

Alfie says IF OTHERS WERE LOOKING TO GET
A BEARDED DRAGON AS A PET
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?

Tristan says YEP DEFINITELY.

Alfie says YEAH WHY'S THAT?

Tristan says THEY REALLY LOOK AFTER,
NOT MUCH CARING INVOLVED
AND YEAH.

Alfie says YEAH.
WELL THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING
ON THE SHOW TODAY TRISTAN.

Tristan says YEAH THANK YOU TOO.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING
US TO ASTRID AND SHERBET.
WOW, THEY'RE SUPER COOL.
CHECK THIS OUT.

The announcer says RABBITS, RABBITS, RABBITS.
IN SOME COUNTRIES LIKE AUSTRALIA
THEY ARE SO MANY RABBITS
THEY'RE CONSIDERED A PEST.
BUT IN THE REST OF THE WORLD
THEY'RE CONSIDERED A PET.
WHY WOULDN'T THEY BE?
JUST LOOK AT THEM,
WITH THEIR TWITCHY NOSES,
FLUFFY EARS AND ADORABLE FACES.
SO WHETHER YOU THINK
THEY'RE A PEST OR A PET,
YOU HAVE TO ADMIT THEY'RE...

Kids say TOO CUTE.

Alfie says OH YES I AGREE WAY TOO CUTE.
BUT NOW, TIME FOR A CHANGE
OF SCENERY.
IT'S TIME TO ENGAGE YOUR BRAIN
AND TEST YOUR ANIMAL KNOWLEDGE.
CAN YOU GUESS THE RIGHT ANIMAL
IN THIS CREATURE QUIZ?

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS... ..IS FIFTY TIMES MORE LIKELY
TO INJURE A HUMAN THAT A SHARK?
IS IT A THE OVER-REACHING
ORANG-UTAN?
B THE TINY MONSTER SOLDIER ANT?
OR IS IT C THE SNEAKY STINGRAY?
IF YOU ANSWERED C,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
STINGRAYS LOVE TO BURY
THEMSELVES IN SAND
AND THIS IS WHERE MOST
STINGS OCCUR.
IT'S ESTIMATED THAT HUMANS ARE
FIFTY TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE
INJURED BY STINGRAYS THAN
BY SHARKS.
BECAUSE THEY DON'T SEE THEM
BURIED IN THE SAND.
IF THEY STAND ON ONE,
THAT WHIP-LIKE TAIL LASHES OUT
AND BURIES A VENOMOUS SPINE
INTO THEIR LEG.

A diver says OUCH.

The announcer says IT'S A NASTY SURPRISE.
THE STINGRAY'S VENOM CONTAINS
NOT ONLY ENZYMES
THAT DESTROY FLESH,
BUT ALSO SEROTONIN,
WHICH CAUSES INSTANT
EXCRUCIATING PAIN.

A sting ray says BAD BOY.

The announcer says WHILST PAINFUL STINGRAY VENOM
ISN'T USUALLY DEADLY UNLESS
VICTIMS ARE STUNG IN THE CHEST
OR ABDOMEN.
IN ANCIENT GREECE VENOM WAS
ACTUALLY EXTRACTED TO BE
USED AS AN ANAESTHETIC
BY DENTISTS.
THESE GRACEFUL CREATURES ARE
TO BE ADMIRED,
JUST BE CAREFUL NOT TO STEP
ON ONE.
STINGRAYS NORMALLY HAVE
A GENTLE NATURE
AND ATTACKS USUALLY ONLY OCCUR
WHEN THEY FEEL THREATENED.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says OMM.
I AM ONE WITH CALMNESS.

Praying Mantis Bob 2 laughs.

Praying Mantis Bob I AM A LEAF FLOATING DOWN
A RIVER OF CALM.

Praying Mantis Bob 2 laughs and says OH 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

(SCREECHING LAUGHTER)

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says OF MY HEART.
BREATHE IN THE CALM.
BREATHE OUT THE ANGER.
(SCREECHING LAUGHTER)

Praying Mantis Bob 1 punches Praying Mantis Bob 2.

Praying Mantis Bob 2says OW.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says WHAT IS SO FUNNY BOB?

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says BOB YOU GOT A BOOGER.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says OH THAT'S EMBARRASSING.

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 CHICKENS
ARE THE CLOSEST LIVING RELATIVE
TO THE T-REX,
ALTHOUGH MUCH LESS SCARY.

A chicken says GROUP HUG.

The announcer says THESE HUMBLE CREATURES ARE QUITE
IMPRESSIVE:
THEY HAVE FULL-COLOUR VISION
AND COMMUNICATE WITH MORE THAN
TWENTY-FOUR VOCALIZATIONS.
CHICKENS ARE ALSO ABLE TO DREAM
AND THEY CAN NAVIGATE
USING THE SUN, WHICH HELPS THEM
FIND FOOD AND WATER
AND EVEN KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS.

A dog says SUPER GENIUS.

The announcer says WHAT CLEVER CHOOKS.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says WHAT A GREAT FACT.
ALRIGHT CREATURE CRAZIES IT'S
TIME TO GET A BIT PHILOSOPHICAL
WITH A BEAR WHO LIKES TO
SPECULATE, TO REFLECT,
TO CONSIDER AND TO DELIBERATE.
YES IT'S OUR FAVOURITE
BAMBOO-EATING, ROLY-POLY
BUT ALWAYS ADORABLE PONDERING
PANDA.

A kid says THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda on its back says DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT MOTHS?
I MEAN, HOW WEIRD ARE THEY?
THEY COME WHEN IT'S DARK
BUT ARE ATTRACTED TO LIGHTS.
LIKE, WHY WOULD YOU WAIT UNTIL
NIGHTTIME TO FIND A LIGHT?
AND WHAT IS A MOTH?
IS IT JUST A BUTTERFLY
THAT'S SLEPT IN?
OH MOTHS, IS IT JUST ME
OR ARE THEY LIKE SERIOUSLY
WEIRD CREATURES?
MOTHS, WEIRDOS.

Alfie says AND THAT, MY FRIENDS,
WAS THE PONDERING PANDA.
SO WEIRD.
ANYWAY LET'S MOVE ON.
TIME FOR OUR FINAL VISIT
TO KATRINA AND CHARLOTTE
FOR RILEY'S FINAL TEST
IN LEAVE THE FOOD.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says I AM HERE WITH CHARLOTTE
AND RILEY
AND WE'VE BEEN TEACHING RILEY TO
LEAVE HIS FOOD IN THE FOOD BOWL.
IF YOUR DOG DOES GOBBLE
DOWN ALL THE FOOD
AND DOESN'T LEAVE IT THE BEST
THING TO DO IS LET HIM FINISH
THAT FOOD.
NEVER TOUCH A DOG WHILE HE IS
EATING FOOD.
START AGAIN
FROM THAT FIRST POSITION
SO TEACH HIM TO STAY A LITTLE
BIT LONGER AND THEN REWARD.
ALL RIGHT.
I AM GOING TO COUNT.
ARE YOU READY?
REMEMBER WHAT WE ARE DOING?
LEAVE, STAY.
I WILL COUNT YOU FIVE SECONDS.

Charlotte says STAY.
LEAVE.
OKAY.

Katrina says GOOD BOY.
WELL DONE.

Charlotte says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says CHARLOTTE AND RILEY HAVE DONE
A GREAT JOB TODAY
AND EVEN THOUGH RILEY CLEARLY
LOVES HIS FOOD
AND HE IS A LITTLE GREEDY HE
HAS SHOWN FANTASTIC RESTRAINT.
BUT THE KEY WITH TEACHING
SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS TO JUST
DO LITTLE STEPS AT A TIME
AND NOT ASK TOO MUCH
FROM YOUR DOG.
THAT'S ALL WE'VE GOT TIME
FOR TODAY.
I HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED
THE TRICKS SEGMENT
AND I'LL BE BACK NEXT TIME
WITH MORE.

Alfie says THANKS KATRINA.
I AM IMPRESSED.
CHARLOTTE WAS SURE HE WOULD
STRUGGLE AT THIS AS RILEY LOVES
HIS FOOD, BUT HE DID SO WELL.
GREAT JOB RILEY
AND GREAT JOB CHARLOTTE.
AND THAT IS ALL WE HAVE TIME
FOR TODAY.
WHAT A JAM-PACKED ANIMAL CRAZY
SHOW IT'S BEEN.
SCORPIONS AND STINGRAYS
AND ENORMOUS ELEPHANT SEALS.
IF YOU'RE AFTER A CREATURE
COLLISION
YOU KNOW WHERE TO COME.
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
I'M ALFIE.
JOIN ME NEXT TIME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.
((MUSIC PLAYS))

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