(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.
AND HAVE I GOT A SHOW FOR YOU.
FROM FURRY TO FABULOUS.
COMING UP...

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says WE GET TO KNOW
THE LITTLE BLUE PENGUIN,
LOCK HORNS WITH A DEER
AND ENJOY SOME TURTLE TIME.
WE HAVE A LAUGH
WITH PANDA AND PONY,
GOGGLE AT THE AMAZINGLY CUTE
MOUSE LEMUR AND FIND OUT
WHY BUDGIES MAKE SUCH
GOOD BUDDIES IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
IT'S GOING TO BE A PACKED SHOW.
FIRST THINGS FIRST LET'S GO
AND SAY HI TO DR KATRINA
AND THE WONDER DOGS AND FIND OUT
ABOUT TODAY'S TRICK.
IT IS 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.
I AM JOINED BY THE MOST AMAZING
TALENTED GROUP OF DOGS AROUND,
THE WONDER DOGS.
AND TODAY
WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO SPIN
AND MR FLYNN IS GOING TO
DEMONSTRATE THIS FOR US.
LET'S LEARN A BIT
ABOUT HIM FIRST.
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 GOOD 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 "Learn to spin."

Katrina makes Flynn spin and says GOOD BOY.
SPIN IS A SUPER CUTE TRICK
AND IT'S A GREAT ONE
TO TEACH PUPPIES.
IN FACT YOU CAN START TEACHING
A PUPPY THIS TRICK
THE MOMENT YOU BRING IT HOME.
SPIN.
YEAH, GOOD BOY.
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 Annaliese and her dog.

Annaliese is in her early teens, with shoulder length straight blond hair with a black headband and wears blue Capri pants and a blue T-shirt.

Katrina says I AM HERE TODAY WITH ANNALIESE
AND HER RATHER LARGE DOG
GRIFFIN.
TELL ME A BIT ABOUT GRIFFIN.

Annaliese says HE'S A HONKER VIZSLA
AND HE IS THREE TURNING FOUR
IN JUNE.

Katrina says AND DO YOU KNOW
HOW MUCH HE WEIGHS?

Annaliese says 36 KILOS.

Katrina says THAT'S GOT TO BE MORE THAN YOU.
HE'S A BIG BOY ISN'T HE?
IS HE WELL BEHAVED AT HOME?

Annaliese says WHENEVER HE SEES FOOD
HE IS WELL BEHAVED
BUT WHEN THERE IS NO FOOD
HE DOESN'T BEHAVE.

Katrina says HAVE YOU DONE SOME TRICK
TRAINING BEFORE?

Annaliese says YES.

Katrina says AHH, WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO
SOME MORE TRAINING WITH HIM?

Annaliese says YES.

Griffin licks Annaliese’s face.

Katrina says I THINK HE'S READY.
LET'S GO.
TODAY, ANNALIESE AND I
ARE GOING TO TEACH GRIFFIN
HOW TO SPIN.
NOW FIRST STEP WITH THIS TRICK
IS TO GET HIM TO STAND UP
AND ALL WE WANT IS FOR HIM
TO BE COMFORTABLE
TO TURN HIS HEAD A LITTLE
AND THEN HE GETS THE TREAT.
OKAY, GRIFF.
TURN YOUR HEAD AROUND.
STAND UP.
TURN YOUR HEAD.
GOOD BOY.
THEN HE GETS THE TREAT OKAY.
IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT OF
SLOBBER INVOLVED IN THIS.
HERE YOU GO, THERE IS A COUPLE
OF TREATS FOR YOU.
SO GET HIM TO STAND UP.
CALL HIM TO STAND.

Annaliese says STAND.

Katrina says COME ON AND THEN JUST TURN
HIS HEAD A LITTLE BIT.
PERFECT.
STAND AGAIN.
JUST A LITTLE BIT.
PERFECT.
NOW HE GETS THE TREAT.
PERFECT.
ONE MORE TIME.
GO AGAIN.
PERFECT.

Annaliese says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says THAT WAS STEP ONE.
STEP TWO IS TO SEE
IF WE CAN GET HIM TO FOLLOW
THE TREAT ALL THE WAY AROUND.
BUT WE NEED TO POP BACK
TO THE STUDIO
AND WE'LL BE BACK SOON.

Back in the bamboo house, Alfie says WOW, THAT IS ONE BIG
AND BOISTEROUS LOOKING DOG.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW THEY DO
WITH TRYING TO TRAIN
THAT AMAZING CREATURE.
HE LOOKS SO STRONG.
WE'LL FIND OUT HOW THEY'RE DOING
A BIT LATER ON IN THE SHOW
BUT FIRST IT'S TIME
FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

A caption reads "Did you know?"

The announcer says THE LITTLE BLUE PENGUIN
IS ALSO REFERRED TO
AS THE FAIRY PENGUIN?
IT'S THE SMALLEST
OF ALL PENGUIN IN THE WORLD.

A penguin says I MAY BE SMALL BUT I'M FEISTY.
(SQUEAKS)

The announcer says THE LIFESPAN FOR THE LITTLE
BLUE PENGUIN IN THE WILD
ISN'T VERY LONG.

Another penguin says OH REALLY?

The announcer says ON AVERAGE THEY WILL LIVE
FOR SIX AND A HALF YEARS.
THEY WILL CHOOSE ONE MATE
AND REMAIN WITH THEM
FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.
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 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.

On a log, Beetle Bob 1 says LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
I AM THE AMAZING BOB.
THE WORLD'S STRONGEST BEETLE.
TODAY IN AN INCREDIBLE FEAT
OF STRENGTH
I WILL LIFT AN OBJECT
MY OWN BODY WEIGHT.
YES, YOU.

Beetle Bob 2 says ME?

Beetle Bob 1 says YEP.

Beetle Bob 2 says DON'T YOU POINT TO ME.

Beetle Bob 1 says YEP YOU.
THE ONE WHO IS POINTING
TO HIMSELF.
COME ON.

Beetle Bob 2 says NO, NO, NO, NO.

Beetle Bob 1 picks Beetle Bob 2 up and says COME ON UP YOU COME.

Beetle Bob 2 says NO, NO, NO, PUT ME DOWN.

Beetle Bob 1 says YEP, YEP.

Beetle Bob 2 says PUT ME DOWN.

Beetle Bob 1 says I AM THE AMAZING BOB.

Beetle Bob 2 says YOU ARE THE AMAZING...
AHH.

Beetle Bob 1 drops Beetle Bob 2 and Beetle Bob 2 falls off the log.

Beetle Bob 1 says WHOOPSIE.
SO, AHH DID YOU ENJOY
THE SHOW BOB?

Beetle Bob 2 says NO, I DID NOT ENJOY
YOUR STUPID SHOW.

Beetle Bob 1 says OH TOUGH CROWD TONIGHT.

Beetle Bob 2 says OH.

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
CAN SQUIRT BLOOD
OUT OF ITS EYES?
I DON'T WANT TO KNOW.
BUT IS IT A THE
NOT-AS-TOUG-AS-IT-LOOKS HORNED
LIZARD?
B THE TRANSFORMING SALAMANDER?
OR IS IT C
THE PARANOID PIRANHAS?
THE ANSWER IS A
THE HORNED LIZARD
CAN SQUIRT BLOOD FROM ITS EYES.
A TRULY BIZARRE
AND INTIMIDATING LIZARD
THAT LOOKS TOUGH AND SPIKEY
LIVES IN THE AMERICAN DESERT.
LOTS OF ANIMALS STEER CLEAR
OF THE POWERFUL JAWS
AND VENOMOUS STINGS OF ANTS
BUT THE HORNED LIZARD EATS THEM
FOR BREAKFAST.

A lizard eats ants and says MMM, GOOD.

The announcer says ITS THICK SPINY COAT MAY BE
A GREAT DEFENCE AGAINST BUGS
BUT IT NEEDS
A VERY DIFFERENT WEAPON
IF IT'S GOING TO TAKE ON
MORE POWERFUL PREDATORS.
WHEN FACED BY A CUNNING COYOTE
THE HORNED LIZARD'S FIRST TACTIC
IS TO ACT LIKE A ROCK
AND HOPE TO GO UNNOTICED.
BUT AS THE THREAT INCREASES
SO DOES THE BLOOD PRESSURE
INSIDE SINUSES BEHIND THE EYES
OF THE LIZARD.
ITS WEIRD WEAPON IS NOW LOCKED
AND LOADED,
BECAUSE THIS REPTILE FIRES
BLOOD.

The coyote says WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?

The announcer says THE HORNED LIZARD CAN FIRE
A JET OF BLOOD NEARLY A METRE
FROM A TINY OPENING
IN THE CORNER OF ITS EYE.

Kids say EWW.

The announcer says WHILE FIRING THIS STRANGE WEAPON
DOESN'T HARM THE LIZARD,
IT DOES SEND PREDATORS PACKING.

The lizard says HIT THE ROAD.

The announcer says IT APPEARS THAT THE JET OF BLOOD
CONTAINS FOUL TASTING CHEMICALS.

The coyote says PHEW, DISGUSTING.

The announcer says A WATER GUN LOCKED AND LOADED
RIGHT NEXT TO ITS EYE.
A WEIRD WEAPON INDEED.

The lizard says TAKE A HIKE.

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 DEER HAVE AN EXCELLENT SENSE
OF SMELL,
WHICH ALLOWS THEM
TO DETECT PREDATORS
FROM A LONG DISTANCE AWAY.
DEER LICK THEIR NOSE
TO KEEP IT MOIST,
WHICH HELPS ODOUR PARTICLES
STICK TO IT,
IMPROVING THEIR SENSE OF SMELL.
THE NOSE ALSO PLAYS A ROLE
IN COMMUNICATION.
DEER PRODUCE SCENTS WITH GLANDS
LOCATED ON THEIR HEAD, LEGS
AND HOOVES.
THESE SCENTS PROVIDE INFORMATION
TO OTHER DEER
ABOUT THEIR GENDER,
SOCIAL STATUS,
PHYSICAL CONDITION
AND WHETHER AN AREA IS SAFE.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says DEER ARE SO MAJESTIC,
STRONG AND FAST.
THEY ACTUALLY REMIND ME
OF GRIFFIN,
OUR DOG TRICKS TRAINEE TODAY.
HE'S ENORMOUS AND HAS
SO MUCH ENERGY AND POWER.
I WONDER HOW ANNALIESE
AND DR KATRINA
ARE DOING WITH HIS TRAINING?
THEY'RE TEACHING HIM
HOW TO SPIN.
LET'S FIND OUT
HOW THEY'RE DOING.
IT'S TIME FOR DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
WE'RE TRAINING GRIFFIN TO SPIN
AND HE'S HAVING A GOOD OLD TIME

Annaliese says YES.

Katrina says I THINK, ISN'T HE?
OUR SECOND STEP IS TO GET
GRIFFIN TO FOLLOW THE TREAT
ALL THE WAY AROUND.
OUR FIRST STEP WAS JUST GETTING
HIM TO TURN HIS HEAD LIKE THAT
BUT NOW WHAT WE WANT TO DO
IS TUCK HIS NOSE RIGHT IN
CLOSE TO HIS BODY
AND WHEN HE GOES AROUND
HE GETS THE TREAT OKAY?
SO IT CAN TAKE A LITTLE BIT
OF TIME FOR DOGS
TO GET USED TO THIS.
CONCENTRATE AND TURN YOUR BODY.
FOLLOW YOUR NOSE,
FOLLOW YOUR NOSE.
GOOD BOY.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A TURN?
GO SO NICE AND CLOSE
TO HIS NOSE.
YEP.
THAT'S IT.
HE GETS IT WHEN HE GOES
ALL THE WAY AROUND.
PERFECT.
WE WILL KEEP PRACTISING THIS.
THAT'S STEP TWO NOW.
WE'LL BE BACK SOON
WITH STEP THREE JUST TO SEE
IF WE CAN GET HIM TO SPIN
IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.
HE'S DOING WELL.

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

Kids say YAY!
((MUSIC PLAYS))

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

Bad Pun Pony says WHAT DO YOU CALL AN ALPACA
WITH A CARROT IN EACH EAR?
ANYTHING YOU WANT.
HE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

(LAUGHTER)

Bad Pun Pony says WHAT'S THE MOST MUSICAL PART
OF A CHICKEN?
THE DRUM STICK.
BOOM TISH.

(LAUGHTER)

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 F OR SOMETHING
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
WARM UP THOSE BRAIN CELLS
AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
WITH ANOTHER COOL CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE
ANIMALS WAS ONCE MISTAKEN
FOR A MERMAID?
IS IT A THE DUGONG?
B THE DOLPHIN?
GRACEFUL.
OR C THE GORILLA?
YEAH, THAT LOOKS LIKE A MERMAID.
NOT.
IF YOU CHOSE B THE DOLPHIN
YOU'D BE INCORRECT.
EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL
AND GRACEFUL CREATURES
WHO CUT THROUGH THE WATER
WITH EASE
THE CORRECT ANSWER IS A.
THE DUGONG WAS ONCE MISTAKEN
FOR A MERMAID.
NO ONE SAID A GOOD LOOKING ONE.
THE DUGONG WERE THOUGHT
TO BE MERMAIDS
AND THE SUBJECT OF MANY MOVIES.
IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE CONSIDERING
THEY GET THEIR LOOKS
NOT FROM THE MERMAIDS,
WE SEE AT THE MOVIES,
BUT THEIR CLOSEST ANCESTOR:
THE ELEPHANT.
NO, REALLY.
THEY'RE RELATED.
DUGONGS CAN STAY SUBMERGED
FOR UP TO EIGHT MINUTES
ON A SINGLE BREATH OF AIR
THANKS TO ITS UNUSUALLY
LONG LUNGS.

A dugong swims and says DO PA DO.

The announcer says ALONG WITH ITS CLOSE COUSIN,
THE MANATEE,
DUGONGS ARE THE ONLY FULLY
AQUATIC MAMMALIAN HERBIVORES.
AMONG BEDS OF SEA GRASS
THEY ARE THE LAWNMOWERS
OF THE OCEAN.
IT MAY BE AN UGLY MERMAID,
BUT THE DUGONGS FACE IS BUILT
FOR DIVING FOR FOOD.
IT HAS WHISKERS FOR FEELING
IN THE MUD
AND ITS LARGE NOSTRILS
CAN BE SEALED SHUT
TO KEEP OUT WATER.
IT HAS A MUSCULAR
HORSESHOE SHAPED UPPER LIP,
WHICH ASSISTS IT IN FORAGING.
WHILE IT MAY NOT BE
A BEAUTY QUEEN OF THE OCEAN,
AT LEAST IT'S A CONSISTENT
LAWN TRIMMER.
WHAT AMAZING CREATURES.
SO COOL.

Alfie says 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 THAT WHEN TURTLE EGGS
ARE BEING LAID
AND BURIED ON THE BEACH,
THAT THE TEMPERATURE OF THE SAND
AFFECTS THE SEX OF THE TURTLE?
THE PERFECT BEACH TEMPERATURE
PRODUCES AN EQUAL NUMBER
OF MALE AND FEMALE OFFSPRING.
BUT DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING
AND RISING TEMPERATURES,
TOO MANY SEA TURTLE FEMALES
ARE BEING BORN,
CONTRIBUTING TO A DECLINE
IN TURTLE POPULATION
THANKS TO THE UNEVEN NUMBERS.
GOOD LUCK IN THAT BIG WILD
WORLD, YOUNG HATCHLINGS.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says ALRIGHT, 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...
(BIRDS SQUEAKING AND CHIRPING)

Two chicks peck on a rabbit.

(FARTS)

The chicks walk away.

The rabbit sniffs and says PEW!
YOU CAN SMELL IT.

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie sits with a guest and his pet.

Alfie says INTRODUCING JESSE.
HE'S BROUGHT IN HIS PET BIRDS.
HELLO, JESSE.

Jesse is around 10, with short brown hair and wears denim shorts and a red T-shirt.

Jesse says HI, ALFIE.

Alfie says WELCOME TO THE SHOW.
SO AHH WHO ARE THESE GUYS?

Jesse says THE YELLOW AND GREEN ONE
IS TOMMY
AND THE BLACK AND WHITE ONE
IS R2.

Alfie says WOW, SO WHAT ARE THESE GUYS?

Jesse says THEY ARE BUDGIES.

Alfie says HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD THEM FOR?

Jesse says WE'VE HAD TOMMY FOR THREE MONTHS
AND R2 FOR TWO MONTHS.

Alfie says SO R2 IS THE NEWEST MEMBER
OF THE FAMILY?

Jesse says YEP.

Alfie says BUDGIES.
BUDGIES ARE THE MOST POPULAR
TYPE OF PET BIRD.
BUDGIES NEED BUDDIES
SO IT'S GOOD TO TALK
TO YOUR BIRD.
A BUDGIE CAN HAVE UP TO
3,000 FEATHERS IN TOTAL
ACROSS THEIR WHOLE BODY.
A BUDGIE'S HEART WILL BEAT OVER
300 TIMES PER MINUTE.
THEY CAN SWIVEL THEIR HEADS
UP TO 180 DEGREES,
WHICH ALLOWS THEM
TO FACE BACKWARDS.
BUDGIES CAN LIVE
BETWEEN FIVE TO TEN YEARS.
BUDGIES.
YOU'VE GOT A PRETTY AMAZING CAGE
FOR THEM HERE.
CAN YOU TELL ME MORE
ABOUT THE CAGE?

Jesse says THE WOOD HERE R2 USUALLY JUMPS
ON THAT TO SLEEP.

Alfie says HOW COMES HE DOESN'T SLEEP
IN A BED?

Jesse says AHH BECAUSE IN THE WILD, UMM,
THEY HAVE TO SLEEP STANDING UP
WITH ONE EYE OPEN
SO THEY CAN QUICKLY FLY AWAY.

Alfie says REALLY?
SO THEY SLEEP STANDING UP?

Jesse says YEP.

Alfie says THAT'S REALLY COOL.
HAVE ANY OF THEM EVER TRIED
TO ESCAPE?

Jesse says UMM TOMMY HAS TRIED ONCE
BUT THEN HE LEARNT HIS LESSON.

Alfie says WHAT DO YOU MEAN
BY HE LEARNT HIS LESSON?

Jesse says AHH HE BASHED IN THE GLASS
AND THEN CRACKED HIS BEAK A BIT.

Alfie says SO HE THOUGHT IT WAS OPEN?

Jesse says YEAH.

Alfie says AND THEN HE WENT TO FLY
THROUGH IT?

Jesse says YEP.

Alfie says OH, WOW.
SO I UNDERSTAND PARROTS TALK.
DO BUDGIES?

Jesse says YES BUDGIES CAN TALK
IF YOU TRAIN THEM ENOUGH.

Alfie says AND HOW WOULD YOU TRAIN THEM?

Jesse says YOU WOULD TRAIN THEM BY SAYING
THE WORD EVERY NOW AND THEN.

Alfie says IF OTHERS WERE LOOKING
TO GET A BUDGIE
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?

Jesse says I WOULD RECOMMEND IT
BECAUSE THEY CAN FLY AROUND.
YOU CAN TRAIN THEM
AND UMM YOU CAN TRAIN THEM
SO YOU CAN PAT THEM AND THEN
THEY'RE JUST REALLY COMFORTABLE
TO PAT.

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

Jesse says THANK YOU, ALFIE.
AND THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US
TO TOMMY AND R2.
THEY'RE PRETTY COOL BIRDS.
YIP.

They do a cool hand shake.

Alfie says NOW THIS.

The announcer says ON THE ISLAND OF MADAGASCAR
LIVES ONE OF THE CUTEST
SCHMUKIN
YOU'LL EVER SEE.
THE MOUSE LEMUR.
THEY'RE TINY.
IN FACT THEY'RE THE WORLD'S
SMALLEST PRIMATE.
BUT THEY DON'T SEEM TO MIND,
BECAUSE THESE MINI FUR BALLS
ARE HAPPY TO SPEND THEIR DAYS
MUNCHING ON PRETTY FLOWERS,
LEAPING FROM TREE TO TREE,
WEEEE,
AND NAPPING IN HOLLOWS
WHERE IT'S SAFE TO SNOOZE
AND SNUGGLE THEIR BABIES.

People say AWWW!

The announcer says THE MOUSE LEMUR.
THEY'RE JUST...

Kids say TOO CUTE!

Alfie says OH.
WE'LL HAVE MORE TOO CUTE
NEXT TIME,
I PROMISE AND I CAN'T WAIT.
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 HAVE ONE OF THE DEADLIEST
VENOMS IN THE WORLD?
IS IT A THE TOOTHY GRIN SHARK?
B THE SLIPPERY SWIMMER
THE SEA SNAKE?

A sea snake says WOW!

The announcer says OR C THE ADORABLE OTTER?
IF YOU ANSWERED B,
THE SEA SNAKE,
WELL I GUESS
THAT WAS PRETTY OBVIOUS,
BUT CONGRATULATIONS
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THERE ARE VERY FEW ANIMALS
IN THE SEA BRAVE ENOUGH
TO TAKE ON OUR NEXT
CAUSTIC CANDIDATE.
HE'S SLIPPERY, HE'S STEALTHY
AND INCREDIBLY VENOMOUS.
MEET THE SEA SNAKE.
THERE ARE OVER 50 SPECIES
OF SEA SNAKE
AND MOST OF THEM CAN BE FOUND
IN AUSTRALIA'S TROPICAL WATERS.
THIS SPECIES IS RELATED
TO THE COBRA,
AND HAS TEETH THAT CAN INJECT
PARTICULARLY
POWERFUL NERVE TOXINS.
SEA SNAKE VENOM IS USED
TO PARALYSE THE FISH AND EELS
IT FEEDS ON,
AND IT'S ONE OF THE MOST
POTENT VENOMS IN THE WORLD.
A SINGLE DROP IS REPUTED
TO BE ABLE TO KILL THREE HUMANS.
BEST TO KEEP AWAY
FROM THEM THEN.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Inside a hollow log, Wombat Bob 1 says MOVE IT, BOB.
UP AND AT EM.

Wombat Bob 2 says UMM.

Wombat Bob 1 says WHAT DID YOU SAY MAGGOT?

Wombat Bob 2 says SORRY CAPTAIN BOB.
SIR, YES SIR.

Wombat Bob 1 says I SAID MORNING DRILLS.

Wombat Bob 2 says YES, SIR.
AHH, QUESTION, SIR.

Wombat Bob 1 says YES, WHAT IS IT?

Wombat Bob 2 says WHY DO YOU DO THIS
SO EARLY CAPTAIN BOB?

Wombat Bob 1 says BECAUSE EVIL NEVER SLEEPS.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND
EVIL NEVER SLEEPS.
WHAT IS OUR MOTTO?

Wombat Bob 2 says SO WHAT, WHAT, SHOULD WE GIVE
EVIL A SLEEPING PILL?

Wombat Bob 1 says EVIL HAS NO MOUTH.
YOU CANNOT GIVE
IT A SLEEPING PILL.
EVIL WILL JUST BE AWAKE BECAUSE
THEY STAY AWAKE ALL THE TIME.

Wombat Bob 2 says OKAY, SIR, I THINK
I HAVE GOT THE MOTTO.

Wombat Bob 1 says WHAT IS IT?

Wombat Bob 2 says EVIL HAS NO MOUTH.

Wombat Bob 1 says I GIVE UP.

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?"

A clip shows a sea porcupine.

The announcer says THAT KINA HAVE NO BRAINS?
AND YET, EVEN WITH THIS
DISTINCT DISADVANTAGE,
THEY DO SHOW SIGNS
OF INTELLIGENCE
WHEN THEY ATTEMPT
TO CAMOUFLAGE THEMSELVES
BY ARRANGING ITEMS
ON THEIR BACKS
SUCH AS PEBBLES AND SEAWEED.
AND EVEN WITHOUT BRAINS,
KINA CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE,
AS AN OUT OF CONTROL KINA COLONY
CAN DESTROY A WHOLE KELP FOREST.
SO WHAT THEY LACK IN BRAINS,
THEY MAKE UP FOR IN BRAWN
AND GUTS.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says ALL RIGHT CREATURE FANS,
TIME TO GET A BIT PHILOSOPHICAL.
IT'S TIME TO MULL IT ALL OVER.
TIME TO HAVE A LITTLE BROOD,
TO EXPLORE SOME IDEAS
WITH OUR FAVOURITE
BLACK AND WHITE, ROLLIE POLY,
BAMBOO EATING, PONDERING PANDA.

Kids say THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda on its back says WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH BIRTHDAYS?
HOW COME HUMANS CELEBRATE
THEIR BIRTHDAYS
BY STANDING AROUND A CAKE
THAT'S COVERED IN FIRE
SINGING A SONG?
AND LIKE, WHY DO THEY EVEN
CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS
IN THE FIRST PLACE?
DON'T THEY KNOW BIRTHDAYS
JUST MEAN YOU'VE DONE
ANOTHER LAP AROUND
A GIANT FIREBALL
IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM?
WOAH.
ACTUALLY, NOW I THINK ABOUT IT,
THAT'S PRETTY AMAZING.

Alfie says LET'S MOVE ON.
IT'S TIME NOW TO CHECK IN
WITH THE AMAZING GRIFFIN
AND SEE HOW ANNALIESE IS DOING
WITH HIS TRAINING.
TIME FOR STEP THREE
IN DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says TODAY WE'VE BEEN TEACHING
GRIFFIN TO SPIN.
SO HE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB
SO FAR.
STEP ONE WAS GETTING HIM
TO TURN HIS HEAD A LITTLE BIT.
STEP TWO WAS GETTING HIM
TO FOLLOW A TREAT
IN ONE DIRECTION.
STEP THREE, AND OUR FINAL STEP,
IS TO SEE IF WE CAN GET HIM
TO SPIN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.
SO COME ON GRIFF.
OKAY NOW GET YOUR TREAT
OVER HIS NOSE.
THAT'S IT.
THERE YOU GO.
PERFECT.
GIVE HIM THE TREAT AND NOW
WITH THE OTHER HAND
LET'S GO THE OTHER WAY.
GRIFF.
GOOD ONE.
WELL DONE, YOU DID IT.
SOMETIMES THESE THINGS JUST
TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF PRACTICE
AND I CAN GUARANTEE IF YOU
PRACTICE THIS ONE AT HOME,
YOU'LL HAVE HIM SPINNING
QUITE QUICKLY VERY QUICKLY.
UMM HAVE YOU ENJOYED
TODAY'S TRAINING?

Annaliese says I HAVE ENJOYED IT A LOT.

Katrina says AND WHAT WAS YOUR
FAVOURITE PART?

Annaliese says GETTING TO TEACH GRIFFIN
A TRICK.

Katrina says YEAH, HE IS A GOOD LEARNER,
ISN'T HE
AND A BEAUTIFUL BOY.
WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH.
YOU GUYS ARE AN AMAZING TEAM.
YOU HAVE A LOT OF LOVE GRIFF.
I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED
TODAY'S DOG TRICK.
WE'LL BE BACK NEXT TIME
WITH ANOTHER ONE.

Alfie says AND THAT IS THE END
OF THE SHOW GUYS.
WE'VE HAD SO MUCH FUN
MEETING ANNALIESE AND GRIFFIN,
JESSE AND HIS BIRDS.
NOT TO MENTION FINDING OUT
ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE DUGONGS
AND SEA SNAKES.
FREAKY, FRIENDLY
AND PRETTY EXTRAORDINARY.
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
FOR ALL THINGS ANIMAL
YOU KNOW WHERE TO COME.
I'M ALFIE.
JOIN ME NEXT TIME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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

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