(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 IT'S COMPLETELY
CREATURE CRAZY.
IT'S
CREATURE MANIA.
ON TODAY'S EPISODE,
WE'VE GOT SOME CRITTERS
TO REALLY DELIGHT.

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says WE LOOK AT THE RASCALLY WRASSE,
SLITHER UP TO THE AUSTRALIAN
DIAMOND PYTHON,
GET COSY WITH A GECKO,
HAVE A LAUGH
WITH PANDA AND PONY,
CHILL OUT WITH THE SUPER
SLEEPY SLOTH
AND MEET A POOCH WITH SOME
SERIOUS CURLS IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
WE'VE GOT A JAM PACKED SHOW
COMING YOUR WAY.
BUT FIRST LET'S CHECK IN
WITH DR KATRINA
AND SEE WHAT TRICK
WE'LL BE LEARNING TODAY
AND WHO SHE HAS COMING ALONG
TO LEARN IT, 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 I AM JOINED
BY AUSTRALIA'S SMARTEST DOGS,
THE WONDER DOGS.
AND TODAY
WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG
TO DO A TUNNEL RUN.
AND SKETCH IS GOING TO
DEMONSTRATE THIS FOR US.
LET'S LEARN A BIT
ABOUT HER FIRST.
MEET SKETCH,
SHE'S SEVEN YEARS OLD.
SHE'S KNOWN FOR HAVING
AN UNUSUAL COAT COLOUR
AND DIFFERENT COLOURED EYES.
HER NICKNAMES ARE SKITS
AND SKIDDITCH.
SKETCH IS THE FREE SPIRIT
OF THE WONDER DOG TEAM.
SHE'S SOMETIMES NAUGHTY
AND HAS LOTS OF CHARACTER.
HER HOBBIES,
WELL THERE'S SO MANY.
THEY INCLUDE CHASING BIRDS,
DIVING INTO THE DAM
AND RUNNING AROUND LIKE CRAZY.
HER FAVOURITE TRICKS
ARE JUMPING,
DOING HANDSTANDS AND SKIPPING.

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says HER NAUGHTIEST DEED:
JUMPING UP ONTO
THE KITCHEN BENCH
TO PINCH FOOD.
PET HATES: WELL SHE HATES
HAVING SMELLY THINGS
WASHED OFF HER.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE SKETCH:
QUIRKY, MISCHIEVOUS
AND ENERGETIC.
AND NOW LET'S SEE SKETCH
DEMONSTRATE.

A caption reads "Tunnel Run."

Katrina says THE TUNNEL RUN
IS A GREAT ACTIVITY
FOR DOGS OF ALL AGES
AND ABILITY.
COME ON.

Sketch runs through a tunnel and Katrina says GOOD GIRLY.
GOOD GIRL.
GOOD GIRL.
IT'S A FUN THING TO DO
IN YOUR BACKYARD
AND IT HELPS KEEP YOUR DOG FIT.
GOOD GIRL.
SKETCH TUNNEL.
COME ON, TUNNEL.
WELL NOW WE'VE SEEN
AN EXPERT DEMONSTRATION,
LET'S GO SEE WHO'S HERE
TO TRAIN THEIR DOG.
I AM HERE WITH SOPHIE, CALEB
AND THEIR ABSOLUTELY
BEAUTIFUL DOG LUCY.

Katrina sits on a bench with Caleb, Sophie and a dog with ginger hair and long ears.

Sophie is in her early teens, with long straight red hair in a ponytail and wears denim shorts and a burgundy T-shirt.

Caleb is in his early teens and has short straight blond hair and wears denim shorts and a burgundy T-shirt.

Katrina says TELL ME A BIT ABOUT LUCY.

Sophie says WELL SHE IS A REALLY PLAYFUL DOG
AND SHE IS REALLY GOOD WITH KIDS
AND SHE IS ALWAYS JUMPING AROUND
AND HAVING HEAPS OF FUN.
SHE'S AHH YEAH VERY LOVING,
GOOD COMPANY.

Katrina says YOU LOVE HER?

Caleb says YEAH.

Katrina says YEAH SHE'S PRETTY COOL.
HOW OLD IS SHE?

Caleb says SHE'S ONE.

Katrina says SHE'S ONE AND YOU'VE HAD HER
SINCE SHE WAS A PUPPY?

Sophie says YEP.

Katrina says WHAT KIND OF FUN THINGS
DO YOU GUYS LIKE TO DO WITH HER?

Caleb says WE, WE...

Sophie says GO FOR A SWIM IN THE POOL.

Katrina says YEAH.

Sophie says PLUS WE LIKE TO RUN AROUND
WITH HER AND PLAY WITH HER TOYS.

Caleb says YEAH.

Katrina says AND IF YOU WERE GOING
TO DESCRIBE HER IN THREE WORDS
WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

Sophie says CHEEKY, PLAYFUL AND ADORABLE.

Katrina says NOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO
SOME TRICK TRAINING WITH HER

Sophie says YES.

Katrina says AND HAVE SOME FUN?
OKAY GORGEOUS LET'S GET TO IT.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TEACH LUCY
TO DO THE TUNNEL RUN.
THE FIRST STEP WITH THIS
IS TO JUST GET HER USED
TO THE FEEL AND SOUND
OF THE TUNNEL.
SO WE WANT HER TO BE CONFIDENT
TO GO INTO THAT TUNNEL.

Sophie says LUCY.

Katrina says I HAVE GOT SOME TREATS
IN MY HAND.

Katrina puts the treats in the tunnel and says GOOD GIRL LUCY.
HERE YOU GO.
IN YOU GO.
LUCY.
GOOD GIRL.
AND SO I AM MAKING
A BIT OF NOISE,
SHE IS NOT AT ALL BOTHERED.
SHE IS DOING REALLY WELL.
THAT IS STEP ONE.
WE'LL BE BACK SOON WITH STEP TWO
WHICH IS GETTING ONE OF YOU GUYS
TO LEAD INTO THE TUNNEL
AND LURE HER THROUGH
WITH A TREAT.
WE'LL SEE YOU SOON
WITH THAT STEP.

Back in the bamboo house, Alfie says THAT'S AWESOME.
WE'VE GOT A TERRIFIC TRIO
ON THE SHOW.
BROTHER, SISTER AND DOG.
I WONDER HOW THEY'LL GO
WITH TEACHING LUCY
TO DO THE TUNNEL RUN?
THIS SHOULD BE FUN.
WE'LL FIND OUT A BIT LATER
ON THE SHOW
BUT FIRST IT'S TIME
FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

A caption reads "Did you know?"

The announcer says THERE ARE MORE THAN
500 SPECIES OF WRASSE
RANGING FROM A TINY
FIVE CENTIMETRES
TO A MASSIVE TWO METRES.
THE LARGEST IS THE MAORI WRASSE
AND THEY CAN BE FOUND
IN AUSTRALIA'S
GREAT BARRIER REEF.
THE MALES CAN BE HUGE.
SOMETIMES TWICE AS BIG
AS THE FEMALES.
THE FRIENDLY MAORI WRASSE SERVES
TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
AS IT EATS ANIMALS
THAT ATTACK THE REEF
SUCH AS THE PESKY
CROWN OF THORNS STARFISH.
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 ARTICULATE,
THEY'RE VOCAL,
THEY'RE MOUTHY
AND THEY'RE WORDY.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE
TALKING ABOUT?
IT'S TIME FOR TWO BOBS.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says WITH YOUR EYES OPEN SETTLE
INTO THE SILENCE
OF YOUR OWN CALM INNER BEING.
OM!

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says OH YEAH, THIS BEAT IS MY JAM.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says AHH EXCUSE ME BOB,
COULD YOU TURN THAT DOWN PLEASE?
I AM TRYING TO MEDITATE.
THANK YOU.
NOW EVERYTHING IS SILENT.
EVERYTHING IS...

(music continues)

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says BOB?
BOB?

Praying Mantis Bob 1 punches Praying Mantis Bob 2.

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says OW.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says BOB I AM TRYING TO FIND
MY TRANQUIL BREEZE HERE.

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says I THOUGHT YOU SAID TURN IT UP.
(FARTS)

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says OH DID YOU JUST SOIL
MY TRANQUIL BREEZE BOB?

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says NO, I ENRICHED IT.
A LITTLE.
(FARTS)
WELL A LOT.
OKAY THAT'S A LOT.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says OH.
OH BOB.
I AM NOT BREATHING THAT IN.

Alfie says WHAT A PAIR.
THOSE TWO BOBS.
WE'LL HEAR FROM THEM AGAIN
A BIT LATER ON IN THE SHOW.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME TO PUT
YOUR CREATURE COMPREHENSION
TO THE TEST AND FEED THAT BRAIN
OF YOURS.
THROW ON YOUR THINKING CAPS.
IT'S TIME FOR CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE
ANIMALS IS NOT A PEST?
A) MATHEMATICS?
NO, WAIT PEST, NOT TEST.
ANYWAY B THE MOSQUITO?
THAT'S MORE LIKE IT.
OR C THE EARTHWORM?
IF YOU CHOSE C THE EARTHWORM,
YOU'RE CORRECT.
NOT A PEST.
THESE WRIGGLY WORMS ACTUALLY
HELP IN THE GARDEN
BECAUSE 24 HOURS A DAY,
THESE SQUIRMING
WASTE DISPOSAL UNITS
TURN ORGANIC MATTER
INTO COMPOST.
TO FIND OUT
WHY THESE SLIMY GARDENERS
ARE SO IMPORTANT,
YOU JUST HAVE TO IMAGINE
WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE
TO LIVE LIKE AN EARTHWORM.
YOU'D BE FOUND
BENEATH THE GARDEN,
IN A COMPLEX NETWORK OF BURROWS
THAT HELP PLANTS
BY AERATING THE SOIL
AND ACTING LIKE DRAINPIPES
FOR WATER.
BUT MOST IMPORTANT WOULD BE
YOUR INSATIABLE APPETITE
FOR VEGETATION.
YOU'D EVEN GO UP TO THE SURFACE
TO DRAG DOWN LEAVES
SO YOU COULD FEAST ON THEM
AT YOUR LEISURE.
AND SINCE YOU'D CONSUME
YOUR OWN WEIGHT
IN ROTTEN VEGETATION EVERY DAY
YOU'D PRODUCE AN AWFUL OF LOT
OF WASTE PRODUCTS.
WORM POO IS NATURE'S
VERY OWN COMPOST,
DELIVERED RIGHT
TO THE PLANT'S FRONT DOOR.
THE WASTE PRODUCTS
OF EARTHWORMS ARE PACKED
WITH VITAMINS AND MINERALS
THAT PLANTS NEED FOR GROWTH.
FOR GARDENERS,
WORM POO IS BLACK GOLD.

Alfie says ALRIGHT GUYS,
STILL TO COME ON TODAY'S SHOW.
WE HAVE MORE CANINE CRAZINESS
IN DOG TRICKS,
LOADS OF LAUGHS
WITH BAD PUN PONY,
A TRUCK LOAD
OF ANIMAL AMAZINGNESS
IN CREATURE QUIZ.
SOME ASTONISHING ANIMAL FACTS
AND WE MEET OUR
PET AND TELL GUEST
AND HEARS SOME HILARITY
FROM THE TWO BOBS.
ALL THAT STILL TO COME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

A caption reads "Did you know?"

The announcer says THAT THE DIAMOND PYTHON
IS A NON-VENOMOUS SNAKE?
YOU CAN TELL IT APART
FROM OTHER PYTHONS
AS IT IS TYPICALLY BLACK ON TOP
WITH CREAM OR YELLOW SPOTS
ON SOME OF THE SCALES,
FORMING A SERIES
OF DIAMOND SHAPED PATTERNS.
DIAMOND PYTHONS ARE ALSO KNOWN
FOR MAKING THEIR HOME
IN THE ROOF SPACES
OF PEOPLE'S HOUSES.
BUT DON'T WORRY, THE SNAKES
CARRY OUT THE BENEFICIAL TASK
OF EATING ANY RODENT PESTS,
AND WHEN THEY'RE DONE,
THEY'LL MOVE ON
TO THE NEXT HOME.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says DIAMOND PYTHONS
ARE PRETTY AMAZING
AND I BET THEY'D HAVE NO TROUBLE
AT ALL DOING THE TUNNEL RUN
OR THE TUNNEL SLIDE
IN THEIR CASE.
BUT HOW WILL LUCY DO I WONDER?
LET'S CHECK IN WITH DR KATRINA
AND SEE HOW CALEB AND SOPHIE
ARE DOING.
IT'S TIME FOR STEP TWO
OF THE TUNNEL RUN IN DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
WE ARE TEACHING LITTLE LUCY
TO DO THE TUNNEL RUN.
WE'VE DONE THE FIRST STEP,
WHICH IS GETTING HER COMFORTABLE
AROUND THE TUNNEL.
SHE DOESN'T SEEM BOTHERED
AT ALL.
THE NEXT STEP
I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU A TREAT.
AND YOU'VE GOT TREATS RIGHT?

Sophie says YEP.

Katrina says GO TO THE OTHER END
FOR ME
AND CALEB WHAT I'D LOVE
FOR YOU TO DO
IS LEAN INTO THE TUNNEL
AND SHOW HER THE TREAT.

Sophie says COME ON, LUCY.

Katrina says CAN YOU CRAWL IN A LITTLE WAY?

Sophie says LUCY.

Katrina says CRAWL IN JUST THAT FAR.
THAT'S IT.
NOW LURE HER.
CALL HER THROUGH
AND THEN BRING HER RIGHT OUT.
WAIT UNTIL SHE GETS RIGHT OUT
BEFORE SHE GETS THE TREAT.

Sophie says COME ON, LUCY.

Katrina says RIGHT THROUGH.
RIGHT THROUGH.

Sophie says GOOD GIRL.

Katrina says GET THOSE LEGS OUT.
HAS SHE GOT THOSE LEGS OUT?
NOW SHE GETS THE TREAT
BUT I FEEL
SHE MAY HAVE ALREADY GOT IT.
BUT THAT IS OKAY.
WE'LL KEEP PRACTISING THIS STEP.
WE'LL BE BACK WITH THE THIRD
AND FINAL STEP,
WHICH IS TO STRETCH
THE TUNNEL OUT
AND GET HER RUNNING THROUGH.

Alfie says MORE OF THAT LATER.
AND NOW MY FRIENDS,
IT'S TIME FOR SOME SNICKERS
AND SNIGGERING,
SOME SNORTING AND CHORTLING
WITH OUR FAVOURITE FUNNY HORSE.
OR AT LEAST SHE THINKS SO.
GIVE IT UP FOR THE ONE,
THE ONLY BAD PUN PONY.

Kids say BAD PUN PONY, YAY!
((MUSIC PLAYS))

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

Bad Pun Pony says WHAT DID THE ALPACA SAY
TO THE BLADE OF GRASS?
NICE GNAWING YOU.

(LAUGHTER)

Bad Pun Pony says OR HOW ABOUT THIS,
WHAT'S A CAT'S FAVOURITE COLOUR?
PURRR-PLE.

(LAUGHTER)

Kids say BAD PUN PONY.
YAY!

Alfie says SHE'S A CRACK UP.
WE'LL HAVE MORE BAD PUN PONY
FOR YOU NEXT TIME.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME FOR SOMETHING
A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.
ENGAGE YOUR BRAINS
AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE,
LET'S TAKE A LOOK
AT ANOTHER CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE
ANIMALS IS THE OLDEST PRIMATE?
IS IT A THE INDULGENT,
ULTRA RELAXED SNOW MONKEYS?
B THE GENTLE
LEAF MUNCHING GORILLA?
OR IS IT C THE LEAPING LEMUR?
THE ANSWER IS C.
THE LEMUR IS THE OLDEST PRIMATE.
A PRIMATE THAT LOOKS SOMETHING
LIKE A CAT
CROSSED WITH A SQUIRREL AND DOG.
LEMURS ARE PROSIMIANS.
PROSIMIANS
ARE GENERALLY CONSIDERED
THE MOST PRIMITIVE
LIVING PRIMATES,
EVEN OLDER THAN MONKEYS
AND APES.
RING-TAILED LEMURS ALSO SPEND
A LOT OF TIME ON THE GROUND,
WHICH IS UNUSUAL
AMONG LEMUR SPECIES.

Alfie says WHAT AMAZING CREATURES.
SO COOL.
ALRIGHT, CREATURE FANS,
STILL TO COME ON TODAY'S SHOW.
AN AMAZING ANIMAL FACT.
WE MEET TODAY'S PET AND TELL
GUEST IN THE HOUSE.
THERE'S AN ADORABLE ANIMAL
IN TOO CUTE.
PLUS SOME MUSING FROM OUR
FAVOURITE BLACK AND WHITE BEAR,
THE FANTASTIC PONDERING PANDA.
ALL THAT STILL TO COME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

A caption reads "Did you know?"

The announcer says MOST SPECIES OF GECKOS
DO NOT HAVE EYELIDS?
INSTEAD THEY HAVE A TRANSPARENT
MEMBRANE COVERING EACH EYE.
THE EYE MUST BE KEPT CLEAN
SO THEIR VISION
DOES NOT BECOME IMPAIRED.

A gecko wags its tail and hits another one on a ceiling.

The gecko says HEY, WATCH IT, BUDDY.

The announcer says THAT'S WHY THEY USE THEIR LONG,
STICKY TONGUES
TO LICK THEIR EYES.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says BOOM.
GREAT FACT.
AND NOW FOR THE PART OF THE SHOW
I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO.
TIME TO MEET A SPECIAL GUEST
AND THEIR PET,
RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.
BUT FIRST.
THERE'S THIS. Man says
A clip rolls.

FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE,
FIRE.

In slow motion, the clip shows a frog jumping high.

(EXPLOSIVE TAKE OFF)

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie now sits with a guest and her curly black haired dog.

Alfie says INTRODUCING GEORGIA.
SHE'S BROUGHT IN AN AWESOME PET
TO SHOW US.
HELLO, GEORGIA.

Georgia is around 11, with long blond hair in a braid and wears denim shorts and a blue T-shirt.

Georgia says HI, ALFIE.

Alfie says SO WHO IS THIS?

Georgia says THIS IS BAXTER.

Alfie says BAXTER.
HELLO, BAXTER.

Baxter gives Alfie his paw.

Alfie says OH.
AND WHAT KIND OF A DOG
IS BAXTER?

Georgia says HE IS A GROODLE, A MINIATURE.

Alfie says A MINIATURE GROODLE.

Georgia says YEAH.

Alfie says SO WHAT IS A GROODLE?

Georgia says IT IS A MINIATURE POODLE
CROSSED WITH A GOLDEN RETRIEVER.

Alfie says WOW.
WELL THAT EXPLAINS
HIS AWESOME HAIR.
IT'S ALMOST LIKE LOOKING
IN A MIRROR.

Georgia says YES.

Alfie says GROODLE.
A GROODLE IS A CROSS
BETWEEN A PURE BRED POODLE
AND A GOLDEN RETRIEVER.
THE GROODLES ORIGINAL PURPOSE
WAS TO BE A LOW SHEDDING
ASSISTANCE DOG.
GROODLES ARE FAMILY
ORIENTATED DOGS
AND BY NO MEANS A HUNTING DOG.
IT DOES HOWEVER ENJOY
OUTDOOR SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES.
THEY'RE NON-AGGRESSIVE DOGS.
THEY'RE FRIENDLY WITH OTHER
ANIMALS AND QUITE TOLERANT.
NOT AN AGGRESSIVE DOG AT ALL.
GROODLE.
HE HAS GOT BEAUTIFUL HAIR.
DO YOU HAVE TO CUT THE EYES?
THE HAIR IN FRONT OF THE EYES?

Georgia says YEAH SOMETIMES
BUT WE NORMALLY TAKE HIM
TO LIKE A GROOMER TO DO IT.

Alfie says HOW OFTEN DO YOU GROOM HIM?

Georgia says AHH, ABOUT TWICE A YEAR
CAUSE WE LIKE HIM A BIT FLUFFY.

Alfie says PLUS I THINK IT'S MUCH BETTER
TO CUDDLE A FLUFFY DOG RIGHT?

Georgia says YES IT'S NICER.

Alfie says SO IS BAXTER A GOOD DOG?

Georgia says YEAH, HE IS A REALLY GOOD DOG.

Alfie says CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT
HIS NAUGHTY BEHAVIOURS?

Georgia says SO ONE TIME MY MUM UMM COOKED
ABOUT 30 SAUSAGE ROLLS
AND HE PUSHED THEM ALL
OFF THE COUNTER ONTO THE FLOOR
AND ATE THEM ALL.

Alfie says OH, HES'S A BIT OF A THIEF.

Georgia says HE STEALS OTHER THINGS AS WELL.

Alfie says WHAT? TELL ME.

Georgia says HE LIKE STEALS OUR SOCKS.

Alfie says DO YOU GET THEM BACK?

Georgia says WELL, WE GET THEM BACK,
WE FIND THEM
BUT THEY'VE GOT A MASSIVE HOLE
CHEWED INTO THEM.

Alfie says SO, HE IS A CHEWER.

Georgia says YEAH.

Alfie says SO IF SOMEONE ELSE WAS LOOKING
TO GET A GROODLE
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?

Georgia says YES, I WOULD.

Alfie says WHY IS THAT?

Georgia says BECAUSE LIKE YOU COULD WANT
A LAP DOG
BUT HE IS JUST A BIG VERSION
OF THAT
BECAUSE HE WILL JUST CUDDLE YOU
ON THE LOUNGE CONSTANTLY.
OR LIKE IF YOU'RE ONE THAT
WANTS TO JUST CONSTANTLY RUN
WITH THE DOG AND THROW BALLS
AND STUFF
HE WILL JUST DO THAT
WHENEVER YOU WANT.

Alfie says THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR COMING IN TODAY GEORGIA.

Georgia says THANK YOU, ALFIE.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US
TO YOUR GORGEOUS DOG BAXTER.

Georgia says YOU'RE WELCOME.

Alfie says HE IS SUPER CUTE.

Georgia says YEAH HE IS.

Alfie says SPEAKING OF CUTE CHECK THIS OUT.

The announcer says DEEP IN THE FORESTS
OF SOUTH AMERICA LIVES AN ANIMAL
THAT WILL MAKE YOU
VERY, VERY SLEEPY.

A parrot says EXCUSE ME.

The announcer says THAT'S RIGHT,
IT'S THE SLOTH.
(SNORING)
THESE GUYS ARE SO LAID BACK
THEY BARELY MOVE
HANGING AROUND TREES ALL DAY
CHEWING LEAVES
AND TAKING IT EASY.
SO EASY THEY SPEND
A LOT OF TIME FAST ASLEEP.
AND THAT'S JUST...

Kids say TOO CUTE!

Alfie says HA, HA.
THAT WAS SOOO CUTE.
ALL RIGHT CREATURE MANIACS,
IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE OF PACE.
WE'RE GOING TO STRETCH
OUR BRAINS
AND FIND OUT SOME FANTASTICALLY
AMAZING THINGS
ABOUT SOME FANTASTICALLY
AMAZING ANIMALS.
IT'S CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE
ANIMALS IS FAMOUS
FOR BEING GREEDY
AND LOVING SLOSHY, MUCKY MUD?
IS IT A THE PIG?
B THE COLOURFUL CHAMELEON?

A chameleon eats different bugs and burps.

The announcer says WATCH OUT.
OR IS IT C THE BROWN BEAR?

A pig says HEY.

The announcer says IF YOU ANSWERED A, THE PIG,
WELL DONE, YOU ARE CORRECT.
((MUSIC PLAYS))
YES, THE PIG LOVES TO EAT
AND LOVES MUD
BUT THERE IS MORE
TO THIS PORKER,
SO DON'T GO THINKING THAT PIGS
ARE JUST DIRTY SWINE.
WITH OVER ONE BILLION
DOMESTICATED PIGS ALIVE,
THEY ARE ONE OF THE LARGEST
ANIMAL GROUPS ON EARTH.
THEIR NAME'S BEEN DRAGGED
THROUGH THE MUD
BECAUSE PEOPLE SEE THEM
AS EXAMPLES
OF HUMANITY'S DEADLIEST SINS.

(EVIL LAUGH)

The announcer says PIGS ARE SAID TO BE FILTHY,
LAZY AND OF COURSE GREEDY
AND FAMOUS
FOR THEIR PIGGING OUT.
BUT DON'T LET THEIR
TABLE MANNERS FOOL YOU,
THESE MUD LOVING PIGS ACTUALLY
HAVE A SUPER SENSE OF TASTE.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT.
HERE'S ANOTHER THING
YOU DIDN'T KNOW IN ONE STUDY,
PIGS REJECTED 171 OUT OF 200
VEGETABLES OFFERED TO THEM.
BECAUSE THEY'RE ACTUALLY
EXTREMELY FUSSY EATERS.
SO PARENTS NEXT TIME YOUR CHILD
REFUSES TO EAT BROCCOLI
REMEMBER THAT THEY'RE PROBABLY
JUST BEING A LITTLE PIG HEADED.
((MUSIC PLAYS))

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?

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 1 says GATHERING.

Crocodile Bob 2 says A GATHERING.
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 AWW, THOSE BOBS ARE BRILLIANT.
WELL, CREATURE MANIACS,
WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE
STILL TO COME ON THE SHOW.
WE'VE GOT ANOTHER INCREDIBLE
ANIMAL FACT,
SOME FASCINATING PONDERING
FROM OUR ROLLIE POLY PAL,
THE ONE, THE ONLY
PONDERING PANDA.
AND TODAY'S FINAL VISIT
TO DR KATRINA
FOR STEP THREE IN DOG TRICKS.
SO, ALL THAT STILL TO COME
RIGHT HERE ON
CREATURE MANIA.

A caption reads "Did you know?"

The announcer says THE LARGE BLACK-AND-WHITE
PIED SHAG
IS OFTEN SEEN INDIVIDUALLY
OR IN SMALL GROUPS ROOSTING
ON ROCKY HEADLANDS AND TREES?
THAT IS A GORGEOUS
BEACHFRONT PROPERTY.
UNLIKE MOST OTHER SHAG SPECIES,
THE PIED SHAG
IS QUITE CONFIDING,
ALLOWING CLOSE APPROACH
WHEN ROOSTING
OR NESTING IN TREES.
IT GENERALLY FORAGES ALONE,
BUT OCCASIONALLY ALSO HUNTS
IN SMALL GROUPS
WHEN THERE IS A LOT OF PREY
IN THE WATER.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says GREAT FACT, RIGHT?
ALL RIGHT CREATURE FANS,
TIME TO GET A BIT PHILOSOPHICAL.
TIME FOR SOME REFLECTIONS,
SOME QUESTIONS, SOME SPECULATION
AND SOME MEDITATION.
FROM OUR FAVOURITE
BLACK AND WHITE, ROLLIE POLY,
BAMBOO EATING, PONDERING PANDA.

A kid says THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda on its back says DO YOU KNOW
WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND?
HUMANS AND THEIR PET DOGS.
I MEAN, HUMANS THINK
THEY'RE THE BOSS OF THEIR PETS
BUT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT,
LIKE REALLY THINK ABOUT IT,
DOGS RUN AROUND
AND HAVE FUN ALL DAY
WHILE HUMANS FEED THEM,
WASH THEM, BRUSH THEM,
CLEAN THEIR TEETH
AND PICK UP THEIR POO.
HUMANS TOTALLY HAVE THE WHOLE
DOG-OWNER THING BACKWARDS.
DUMMIES.

Alfie says AND THAT MY FRIENDS,
WAS PONDERING PANDA.
HE'S SO WEIRD.
MOVING ON.
ALL RIGHT, IT'S TIME
FOR STEP THREE OF THE TUNNEL RUN
WITH CALEB, SOPHIE AND LUCY.
LET'S HEAD OVER AND SEE
HOW THEY'RE DOING
WITH DR KATRINA.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WE'RE TEACHING LUCY
HOW TO DO THE TUNNEL RUN.
SHE'S BEEN GREAT SO FAR.
SHE'S VERY CONFIDENT
AROUND THE TUNNEL.
WE'VE GOT HER GOING THROUGH
THE TUNNEL
WHEN IT'S THIS LONG BUT NOW
WE'RE GOING TO STRETCH
THE TUNNEL OUT.

Sophie and Caleb stretch the tunnel out.

Katrina says KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING,
KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING.
PERFECT.
SO WE'LL DO THE SAME THING
THAT WE DID BEFORE,
REALLY ENCOURAGE HER.
YOU HAVE GOT TO USE LOTS
AND LOTS OF PRAISE
AND THEN AS SHE COMES THROUGH
STEP BACK INTO THE TREAT.
LET'S SEE HOW WE GO OKAY.
OKAY REV HER UP
WITH LOTS OF ENCOURAGEMENT.
IN YOU GO.

Sophie says COME ON, LUCY.

Caleb says COME ON, LUCY.

Sophie says COME ON.
COME ON, LUCY.
COME ON, LUCY.

Katrina says GOOD GIRL.

Sophie says GOOD GIRL.

Katrina says SHE DID IT.
WELL DONE.
NOW THE MORE YOU PRACTICE THAT
THE QUICKER SHE'S GOING
TO GET AT IT.
WELL DONE SHE DID IT.
ARE YOU PROUD OF HER?

Sophie says YEP.

Caleb says YEP.

Katrina says WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF TRAINING
YOUR DOG TO DO TRICKS?

Sophie says UMM, PROBABLY SEEING
HOW THEY'VE LEARNED THE TRICKS
WITH YOUR HELP.

Katrina says YEAH. HELPS THEM SLEEP AT NIGHT
AS WELL.
ALL RIGHT THANK YOU GUYS,
WE'VE HAD A LOT OF FUN.
I HOPE YOU'VE HAD FUN.
WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME
FOR ANOTHER DOG TRICK.

Alfie says WHAT A TEAM EFFORT.
THANKS, KATRINA.
WELL DONE CALEB AND SOPHIE.
THEY DID A GREAT JOB.
AND WHAT A STAR LITTLE LUCY WAS.
WELL, AFTER ALL THAT EXCITING
TUNNEL ACTIVITY,
I'M AFRAID THAT'S THE END
OF TODAY'S SHOW.
I HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED MEETING
SOME OF OUR FRIENDS.
CALEB, SOPHIE AND LUCY
AND GEORGIA AND BAXTER TOO.
I WONDER WHO WILL BE VISITING ME
NEXT TIME?
IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT,
TUNE IN FOR MORE
CREATURE CRAZINESS,
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
I'M ALFIE.
JOIN ME NEXT TIME HERE
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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