(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.
TODAY WE'LL BE MEETING SOME
KOOKY, CREEPY
AND OUTRIGHT CRAZY ANIMALS.
COMING UP...

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says WE DO SOME KUNG FU WITH
A PRAYING MANTIS,
HANG OUT WITH A HUNGRY HIPPO.
WE HAVE A LAUGH WITH PANDA
AND PONY,
AND MEET DEAN AND HIS FEARSOME
FIGHTING FISH IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
BUT FIRST ON THE LIST,
IT'S TIME TO HEAD OVER TO SEE
DR. KATRINA
AND FIND OUT WHO SHE HAS COMING
ALONG TO DO SOME TRAINING.
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 I AM JOINED BY
THE INCREDIBLE WONDER DOGS.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO GO TO
THEIR MAT AND FLYNNY
IS GOING TO DEMONSTRATE
THIS ONE.
LET'S TAKE A MOMENT TO LEARN
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 GOOD LOOKS
AND CHARISMA.

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says HE ALSO LOVES SWIMMING, HIS BALL
ON THE ROPE, AGILITY
AND SLEEPING UPSIDE DOWN
ON THE LOUNGE.
HIS PET HATES ARE GETTING
INTO TROUBLE
AND BEING KEPT UP PAST
HIS BEDTIME.
HIS FAVOURITE TREAT IS CHEESE.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE FLYNN:
HANDSOME, CLEVER AND LOYAL.
NOW LET'S SEE FLYNN
DEMONSTRATE.

A caption reads "Go to your mat."

Katrina makes Flynn go to his mat and says ON YOUR BED.
DOWN.
GOOD BOY.
TEACHING YOUR DOG TO GO
TO THEIR MAT
OR BED IS A VERY USEFUL SKILL
TO TEACH THEM.
IT'S A SAFE AND COMFORTABLE
PLACE FOR THEM TO GO
AND IT MEANS YOU CAN
SEND THEM THERE
WHENEVER YOU WANT TO: AT
HOME OR IN A NEW ENVIRONMENT,
LIKE WHEN YOU'RE ON HOLIDAYS.
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 a girl and her dog.

Katrina says WE'RE HERE TODAY WITH GABBY
AND HER DOG HUGO.

Gabby is around 12, with long wavy brown hair with bangs in a ponytail and wears denims shorts and a yellow T-shirt.

Katrina says OH HE IS A GORGEOUS DOG.
TELL ME WHERE DID HE COME FROM?

Gabby says WOLLONGONG.

Katrina says YOU ADOPTED HIM?

Gabby says WE ADOPTED HIM WHEN HE WAS TWO
AND WE REALLY LOVE HIM NOW.
HE'S THE BEST.

Katrina says HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE
HIS PERSONALITY?

Gabby says FUNNY.
BECAUSE WHEN MY MUM COMES HOME
HE GOES MAD
AND HE JUMPS ALL AROUND
AND HE'S SO EXCITED.

Katrina says THEY'RE GOOD COMPANY
AREN'T THEY?

Gabby says YEAH.

Katrina says HAVE YOU DONE ANY TRAINING
WITH HIM?

Gabby says YES.

SO HE CAN SIT, LIE DOWN
AND SLEEP.

Katrina says AND WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN
SOME TRICKS?

Gabby says YES DEFINITELY.

Katrina says OKAY LET'S GET TO IT.
I'M HERE WITH GABBY AND HUGO
AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TEACH
HUGO TO GO TO HIS MAT OR BED
OR RUN
OR WHATEVER YOU'D LIKE TO
CALL IT.
NOW THE FIRST STEP WITH THIS
IS TO JUST GET A TREAT.
I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE
TREAT FOR HUGO
AND WE'RE JUST GOING TO
ENCOURAGE HIM TO GO TO THE MAT
AND SIT AND THEN HE GETS
THE TREAT.
OKAY SO IF YOU POP HIM DOWN
I'LL GIVE YOU THE TREAT.

Gabby says BACK TO HIS RUG.
RUG.

Katrina says SAY ON YOUR RUG.

Gabby says RUG.

Katrina says GOOD BOY.

Gabby says SIT.

Katrina says GOOD BOY.
OKAY THAT IS STEP ONE.
HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB.

Gabby says YEP.

Katrina says I THINK HE HAS GOT IT PRETTY
QUICKLY.
WE'LL BE BACK WITH STEP TWO,
WHICH IS GETTING HIM TO LAY DOWN
ON THAT RUG BECAUSE THAT'S
A MORE COMFORTABLE POSITION
FOR DOGS TO HOLD.

Alfie says AWW HUGO IS ADORABLE.
I BET HE'S GOING TO BE GREAT AT
THIS TRAINING.
WE'LL COME BACK AND CHECK
IN WITH GABY, HUGO
AND DR. KATRINA A BIT LATER
IN THE SHOW.
BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST,
IT'S TIME FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW... ..THE PRAYING MANTIS
HAS JUST A SINGLE EAR, LOCATED
ON THE UNDERSIDE OF ITS BELLY,
JUST FORWARD OF ITS HIND LEGS.
DO PA DO.
THIS MEANS THE MANTIS CANNOT
DISCRIMINATE THE DIRECTION
OF SOUND, NOR ITS FREQUENCY.

A praying mantis says HEY, HEY.

The announcer says IT CAN ONLY HEAR LOUD
HIGH-PITCHED NOISES.
OTHER SOUNDS CAN ONLY BE FELT
AS VIBRATIONS
BUT NOT AS REAL HEARING.
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 BLABBY
AND THEY'RE GABBY,
THEY'RE LOQUACIOUS
AND THEY'RE MOUTHY.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE TALKING
ABOUT?
IT'S THE DUO THAT NEVER
STOP TALKING.
IT'S THE TWO BOBS.

Orangutan Bob says OH DOING THE WEEKLY SHOPPING
BOB?

Dung beetle Bob says SURE AM BOB.
GOT THIS ON SALE.

Orangutan bob says YOU PAID FOR THAT?

Dung beetle Bob says YEP DUNG MART.

Orangutan Bob says SO WHAT'S ON THE MENU
TODAY BOB?

Dung beetle Bob says BIG BALL OF DUNG BOB,
WHAT ELSE?

Orangutan Bo says OKAY.

Dung beetle Bob says YOU COMING OVER FOR DINNER BOB?
PLENTY TO GO AROUND.

Orangutan Bob says OH LOOK I AM GOOD WITH JACKFRUIT
THANKS BOB.

Dung beetle Bob says I'LL TELL YOU WHAT BOB
YOU HAVEN'T HAD DUNG UNTIL
YOU'VE HAD HOME COOKED DUNG.

Orangutan Bob says I HAVEN'T HAD DUNG LET'S KEEP IT
AT THAT HEY BOB.

Dung beetle Bob says MATE YOU SHOULDN'T, NO ONE
SHOULD DIE NOT EATING DUNG BOB.
COME OVER.
COME ON.
I'LL MAKE YOU A BIG PLATE OF IT.
I'LL MAKE YOU TWO.

Orangutan Bob says WELL WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO
GARNISH WITH THAT?

Dung beetle Bob says GARNISH?
JUST A LITTLE BIT OF PAPRIKA
AND A LITTLE BIT OF DUNG.

Orangutan Bob gags and says I WOULDN'T WANT TO DEPRIVE YOU
OF VALUABLE FOOD SOURCE.

Dung beetle Bob says HEY DON'T YOU THROW UP.
BOB THAT IS DISGUSTING.

Alfie says MORE FROM THEM LATER IN THE SHOW
BUT NOW IT'S TIME TO NOURISH
YOUR BRAIN
AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE.
THROW ON YOUR THINKING CAP.
IT'S TIME FOR A CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
USES ROCKS TO BUILD THEIR NEST?
IS IT A THE SUPER SOARING
FRIGATE BIRD?
IS IT B THE CHEEKY NEW ZEALAND
TUATARA?
OR IS IT C THE PINT SIZED
ADELIE PENGUIN?
IF YOU ANSWERED C
YOU'RE RIGHT.
THE ADELIE PENGUIN USES ROCKS
TO BUILD THEIR NESTS.
IN ANTARCTICA THE OPPORTUNITIES
FOR INDIVIDUAL FLAIR
FOR HOUSE-PROUD PENGUINS
ARE SLIM.
ON THIS BARREN GROUND,
SIMPLE NESTS
OF STONES ARE ALL THE MALE
CAN MUSTER,
AS HE TRIES TO ATTRACT A MATE.
STONES ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE
THE GROUND IS FROZEN
AND THERE'S NOTHING ELSE
TO BUILD FROM.
A BED OF PEBBLES WILL LIFT
THE EGGS AWAY FROM THE ICE.
THAT'S WHY STONES ARE LIKE GOLD
TO THE ADELIE PENGUINS.

A penguin runs away with a stone and says YEAH.

The announcer says AND THEY'RE ALWAYS WORKING
ON HOME IMPROVEMENT.

Another penguin says WOO HOO.

The announcer says MALES WILL SQUABBLE OVER PEBBLES
AND NEWCOMERS WILL HAVE TO MAKE
THEIR NESTS ON THE EDGE
OF THE COLONY,
WITH CHILLY BOTTOMS
ON THE BARE GROUND.

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... ..HIPPOS SPEND MOST
OF THEIR TIME
IN WATER BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE
SWEAT GLANDS
AND THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO
PREVENT OVERHEATING?
WHEN THEY DIVE THEIR EARS
AND NOSTRILS CLOSE
AUTOMATICALLY.
HIPPOS CAN OPEN THEIR JAW
TO 150 DEGREES
AND THE MALE HIPPO HAS A MOUTH
THAT OPENS MORE THAN ONE METRE
WIDE WITH RAZOR SHARP LOWER
CANINES THAT GET UP
TO FIFTY CENTIMETRES LONG.
A HIPPO IS CAPABLE
OF KILLING ANOTHER HIPPO
WITH A SINGLE BITE.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says HIPPOS, THEY'RE SUCH HUGE,
JAW DROPPING ANIMALS.
THEY'RE SO INTERESTING
TO LOOK AT, DON'T YOU THINK?
YOU KNOW WHO ELSE IS PRETTY
INTERESTING TO LOOK AT?
HUGO THE DOG.
HE'S FUNNY LOOKING
BUT HE'S ADORABLE.
I WONDER HOW THEY'RE DOING
WITH THEIR TRAINING.
LET'S FIND OUT.
LET'S HEAD OVER TO DR. KATRINA
FOR STEP TWO OF DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
WE'RE TEACHING HUGO TO GO TO
HIS MAT OR BED.
NOW FIRST STEP WAS GETTING HIM
TO WALK ONTO THE MAT AND SIT.
OUR SECOND STEP IS TO ASK HIM
TO WALK ONTO THE MAT, SIT
AND THEN LIE DOWN.
CAUSE LYING DOWN IS MORE
COMFORTABLE FOR DOGS.
OKAY SO YOU'VE GOT YOUR TREATS.
LURE HIM ON
AND THEN ASK HIM TO LIE DOWN.

Gabby says COME ON.
SIT.

Katrina says LIE DOWN.
ASK HIM TO DROP OR LIE DOWN.
PERFECT.
ANOTHER TREAT.

Gabby says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says GOOD BOY HUGO.
GOOD BOY.

Alfie says SO THAT IS STEP TWO.
WE'LL BE BACK WITH STEP THREE,
WHICH IS ASKING HIM TO WALK
ON TO THE BED
AND LIE DOWN HIMSELF.
AND NOW MY FRIENDS TIME
FOR SOME CRACKING UP,
SOME CHUCKLES AND SOME CHORTLES
AND A BIT
OF TEE HEE HEE WITH OUR
FAVOURITE FUNNY HORSE.
GIVE IT UP FOR THE ONE,
THE ONLY BAD PUN PONY.

Kids say YAY!

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

Bad Pun Pony says OKAY FOLKS.
WHAT DOES A MIXED UP HEN LAY?
SCRAMBLED EGGS.

Ducks chuckle.

Bad Pun Pony says WELL HOW ABOUT THIS?
WHAT DO YOU CALL A PARROT
WHEN IT HAS DRIED ITSELF
AFTER A BATH?
POLY-UNSATURATED.

A bunny chuckles.

Kids say BAD PUN PONY YAY!

Alfie says AND THERE WILL BE MORE PONY PUNS
ON THE NEXT SHOW.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME FOR SOMETHING
A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.
LET'S STRETCH OUR BRAIN CELLS,
LET'S LEARN SOME STUFF
AND LET'S SEE SOME
COOL ANIMALS.
SHALL WE?
IT'S CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
HOARDS FOOD FOR THE WINTER?
IS IT A THE SNEAKY SQUIRRELS?
IS IT B THE PARANOID PIGEONS?

A pigeon says SHAZZAM.

Another pigeon says OH GOBBLEDYGOOK.

The announcer says OR IS IT C THE SINGLING
CICADAS?
IF YOU ANSWERED A THE SQUIRREL,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THEY HOARD FOOD FOR THE WINTER.
SURVIVING A WINTER
IN THIS FOREST
IN JAPAN REQUIRES BUILDING UP A
COLLECTION OF FOOD.
THE JAPANESE SQUIRREL KNOWS
BETTER THAN TO GORGE
ON THESE WALNUTS DURING SUMMER.
IT CAREFULLY PEELS THE NUT
BEFORE TAKING IT AWAY TO STORE
FOR TOUGH TIMES AHEAD.
AS SUMMER TURNS TO AUTUMN
AND THEN WINTER, THE FOOD
FOR ALL THE ANIMALS
IN THIS FOREST BECOMES SCARCE.
THE SQUIRRELS SPEND MOST
OF THE WINTER
IN THEIR DENS, SLEEPING... ..AND STAYING OUT
OF THE ELEMENTS.
DURING THE FEW HOURS THEY'RE
ACTIVE EACH MORNING, THEY SEARCH
FOR THE NUTS THEY HID IN SUMMER.
GUIDED FIRST BY MEMORY
AND KEEN SENSE OF SMELL,
THE SQUIRREL WILL TRACK-DOWN
THEIR HIDDEN COLLECTIONS.
WITH A QUICK CHEW
FOR SUSTENANCE,
THIS SQUIRREL TAKES HIS PRIZE
HIGH UP INTO A TREE TO EAT,
WHERE IT WON'T BE DISTURBED.
OTHER ANIMALS IN THE FOREST THAT
DIDN'T MAKE A WINTER PANTRY
ARE LESS FORTUNATE
WITH THE MENU ON OFFER.

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... ..CORAL REEFS ARE ONE OF THE
MOST BIO DIVERSE AREAS
ON THE PLANET,
HOUSING THOUSANDS
OF DIFFERENT SPECIES.
CORALS ARE 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 TIME NOW MY CREATURE CRAZIES TO
CHANGE THINGS UP A BIT.
IT'S THE PART OF THE SHOW
I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO.
YOU GUESSED IT,
IT'S PET AND TELL.
BUT JUST BEFORE WE MEET THEM,
THERE'S THIS.
((music plays))
(ELEPHANT SOUNDS)

A clip shows an elephant swirling its trunk around.

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie sits in the set with a boy and his pet fish.

Alfie says INTRODUCING DEAN.
HE'S BROUGHT IN HIS PET FISH
TO SHOW US.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW DEAN.

Dean is around 10, with short black hair and wears jeans and a blue T-shirt.

Dean says HI ALFIE.

Alfie says WHO IS THIS LITTLE GUY?

Dean says AHH HIS NAME IS BLUEY
BECAUSE UMM,
WELL WHEN I GOT HIM
HE WAS BLUE ALL OVER.

Alfie says AND WHAT KIND
OF A FISH IS BLUEY?

Dean says HE IS A DOUBLE TAILED,
HALF MOON, FIGHTING FISH.

Alfie says WOW.
SO HE IS A BETA FISH YEAH?

Dean says YEP.

Alfie says OH WOW SO HE'S GOT A BIT
OF A BIG NAME.
HENCE WHY YOU JUST LIKE TO
CALL HIM BLUEY.

Dean says YEP.

Alfie says NICE AND SHORT.
FIGHTING FISH.
HOYA.
FIGHTING FISH ARE FOUND
IN TROPICAL WATERS.
THEY ARE VERY TERRITORIAL FISH
SO IT IS UNWISE
TO HOUSE TWO MALES TOGETHER.
IN THE WILD BETA FISH FIGHT
FOR ONLY A FEW MINUTES BEFORE
ONE FISH BACKS OFF.
FIGHTING FISH HAVE AN ORGAN
CALLED THE LABYRINTH ORGAN.
WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO BREATHE AIR
AT THE WATER'S SURFACE.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN HOWEVER THAT
THEIR TANK SHOULD BE LEFT
UNCLEANED.
FRESH TANK PLEASE.
FIGHTING FISH.
SO I HAVE NOTICED THAT BLUEY
IS THE ONLY ONE IN THE TANK.
WHY IS IT THAT HE IS BY HIMSELF?

Dean says BECAUSE IF HE IS PUT WITH
ANOTHER UMM FIGHTING FISH
UMM THEY'LL ATTACK EACH OTHER.

Alfie says REALLY?

Dean says YES.

Alfie says AND SO HOW OFTEN DO YOU
FEED BLUEY?

Dean says I FEED HIM ONCE EVERY DAY
TWO PELLETS OF BETA FISH FOOD.

Alfie says IS BLUEY HARD TO LOOK AFTER?

Dean says AHH NOT REALLY.
HE JUST NEEDS A HEATER TO MAKE
THE WATER
TWENTY-SIX DEGREES CELSIUS
AND A FILTER TO CLEAN
THE WATER WHILE YOU'RE AWAY.

Alfie says WHY DOES IT NEED TO BE
TWENTY-SIX DEGREES CELSIUS?

Dean says UMM BECAUSE HE COMES
FROM THAILAND.
AND THE WATER IS ABOUT THAT...
THAT TEMPERATURE OVER THERE.

Alfie says SO IF SOMEONE ELSE WAS WANTING
TO GET A DOUBLE TAILED,
HALF MOON, FIGHTING BETA FISH
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?

Dean says AHH YES BECAUSE UMM IT'S EASY
TO TAKE CARE OF,
UMM IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH SPACE
AND YOUR PARENTS
WON'T BE ANGRY ABOUT IT BECAUSE
IT'S NOT THAT EXPENSIVE.

Alfie says YEAH THAT'S THE BEST ONE.

They high-five.

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

Dean says THANKS ALFIE.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU
FOR SHOWING US YOUR DOUBLE
TAILED, HALF MOON,
FIGHTING BETA FISH BLUEY.

Dean says NO WORRIES.

Alfie says WELL THAT WAS REALLY
INTERESTING.
CHECK THIS OUT.

A clip shows horses galloping on a field.

The announcer says SEA HORSES ARE ONE OF THE MOST
INTERESTING CREATURES
ON THE PLANET.
SEA HORSES ARE PERFECTLY ADAPTED
TO THEIR UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENT.
WAIT A SECOND
THAT'S NOT A SEA HORSE.
THIS IS A SEA HORSE.
TOTALLY DIFFERENT ANIMAL
AND A LOT CUTER.
THEY'VE GOT CURLY LITTLE TAILS,
DART ABOUT THE OCEAN LIKE MINI
HELICOPTERS WITH RIPPLING FINS
ON THEIR BACKS AND NECKS,
CAN MOVE THEIR EYES IN OPPOSITE
DIRECTIONS AT THE SAME TIME
WHICH MAKES THEM LOOK
GOOFY,
AND WHEN THEY WANT TO IMPRESS
A MATE THEY DANCE.
AWW SEAHORSES UNDERWATER
DANCING GOOFBALLS.
THAT'S JUST...

Kids say TOO CUTE.

Alfie says WHAT A GREAT PART OF THE SHOW.
WE'LL HAVE MORE
OF THAT NEXT TIME.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME TO NOURISH
YOUR BRAIN
AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE.
ARE YOU READY?
IT'S CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS... ..IS THOUGHT TO BE ABLE
TO PREDICT AN EARTHQUAKE?
IS IT A THE PIGEON?
B THE RACCOON?
OR C THE FOX.
IF YOU'VE SELECTED C THE FOX
UNFORTUNATELY YOU'RE INCORRECT.
WHILE THE FOX HAS SOME VERY
FINELY TUNED SENSES,
THE ABILITY TO PREDICT
EARTHQUAKES IS NOT ONE OF THEM.
HOWEVER,
IF YOU'VE SELECTED B THE RACCOON
YOU ARE ALSO INCORRECT.
RACCOONS ARE ALSO VERY SKILLED
AND INTELLIGENT CREATURES,
ONE OF THE MOST INTELLIGENT
MAMMALS IN FACT,
WITH AN UNCANNY KNACK
FOR GAINING ENTRY
INTO PEOPLE'S HOMES,
BUT EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION IS
BEYOND THEM.
BUT IF YOU CHOSE A
YOU'RE CORRECT.
THE PIGEON IS THOUGHT TO BE ABLE
TO PREDICT AN EARTHQUAKE.
FLUTTERING AWAY TO PREDICT
DISASTERS IS ONE REASON
WHY PEOPLE THINK THE COMMON
PIGEON IS PSYCHIC.
CHINESE RESEARCHERS STUDYING
PIGEONS DISCOVERED THE BIRDS
ARE INCREDIBLY SENSITIVE
TO MINUTE VIBRATIONS.
IT'S THOUGHT THIS AMAZING
SENSITIVITY ALSO HELPS THEM
DETECT THE TINY TREMORS THAT
PRECEDE AN EARTHQUAKE.

A pigeon says HELP.

The announcer says AND IT'S ALL THANKS TO THEIR
VERY UNUSUAL LEGS.
IMAGINE IF HUMANS HAD LEGS
LIKE A PIGEON.
WE'D HAVE BUILT-IN VIBRATION
SENSORS UNDER THEIR KNEES.
IN THE SPACE BETWEEN THE TWO LEG
BONES WE'D HAVE HUNDREDS
OF OVAL RECEPTORS CONNECTED TO
THEIR BODY'S NERVOUS SYSTEM.
THEY'RE SO SENSITIVE WE WOULD
BE ABLE FEEL THE TINY TREMORS
THAT INDICATE SOMETHING BIG
IS BREWING.

A pigeon says OH BOY.

The announcer says WHILST WE DON'T HAVE CONCLUSIVE
EVIDENCE THAT THE PIGEON IS ABLE
TO PREDICT EARTHQUAKES,
ONE THING'S FOR SURE,
IT UNDOUBTEDLY HAS SENSITIVE
LEGS.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Mudskipper Bob 1 says YOU KNOW WHAT BOB,
I REALLY THINK YOU'RE ON TO
SOMETHING WITH THESE
CONTEMPORARY DANCE LESSONS.
MY BODY FEELS SO FREE
AND RELAXED.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says I SEEM TO AGREE WITH YOU BOB.
WHAT SAY WE TAKE IT UP A NOTCH
OR TWO?

Mudskipper Bob 1 says GOOD IDEA BOB.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says LET'S GO.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says TWELVE, FOURTEEN, TWENTY-THREE,
THIRTEEN.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says OH YEAH.
MERMAID, TWO, THREE, FOUR.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says BODY FLOP MMM.
BODY FLOP MMM.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says HEY BOB WAS THAT ONE NOTCH
OR TWO YOU JUST TOOK IT UP?

Mudskipper Bob 2 says I TOOK IT UP SIX NOTCHES.
TOO MUCH?

Mudskipper Bob 1 says TOO MUCH, YEAH COULD YOU TAKE IT DOWN
FOUR NOTCHES?
BRING IT DOWN, BRING IT DOWN.
BRING IT DOWN, BRING IT DOWN.
BRING IT DOWN.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says TOO FAR DOWN I THINK.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says YEAH, YEAH.
YEAH, YEAH.
TAKE IT, TAKE IT.
TAKE IT, TAKE IT.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says I COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF THIS.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says I COULD.
AND I AM.

Mudskipper Bob 2 says ME TOO.
I AM TIRED.
ALL RIGHT.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says I THINK WE TOOK IT UP
TOO MANY NOTCHES.

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... ..CUTTLEFISH ARE COLOUR-BLIND?
HOWEVER, THEY RELY ON THEIR
INCREDIBLE CAMOUFLAGING
ABILITIES TO AVOID PREDATORS,
CHANGING COLOUR ALMOST
INSTANTANEOUSLY TO MATCH
THEIR SURROUNDINGS.
THEY CAN ALSO REPLICATE
THE SHAPE AND TEXTURE
OF THE NEARBY CORAL
AND SEAWEED ADDING AN EXTRA
LAYER OF CAMOUFLAGE.
WHEN THEY'RE THREATENED,
CUTTLEFISH, WILL RELEASE A CLOUD
OF INK TO HIDE THEMSELVES
FROM THE WOULD-BE PREDATOR.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says ALRIGHT CREATURE MANIACS TIME
FOR A BIT
OF PHILOSOPHY WITH A BEAR
WHO LIKES TO REFLECT,
AND MUSE ABOUT OBSCURE,
WONDERFUL
AND SOMETIMES ODD THINGS.
YES IT'S OUR FAVOURITE
BAMBOO-EATING,
ROLY-POLY PONDERING PANDA.

A kid says THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda on its back says DO YOU EVER WONDER WHY HUMANS
ALWAYS PUT THE WORD DAY
AFTER THE DAYS OF THE WEEK?
I MEAN, THEY SAY MONDAY,
TUESDAY.
BUT, LIKE, IT'S NOT ALWAYS
DAYTIME, IS IT?
I MEAN, SOMETIMES,
IT'S NIGHT TIME.
SO WHY DON'T HUMANS SAY
MONNIGHT, TUESNIGHT AS WELL?
OR LIKE IN THE MORNINGS,
THEY COULD SAY, THURSMORNING,
FRIMORNING.
THEN EVERYONE WOULD KNOW
WHAT TIME IT WAS.

Alfie says IT'S TIME FOR STEP THREE
OF TODAY'S TRICK.
LET'S FIND OUT IF GABBY CAN
TEACH HUGO TO GO TO HIS MAT
AND STAY THERE.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says GABBY AND I ARE TEACHING HUGO
TO LIE ON HIS MAT OR BED.
WE'VE DONE THE FIRST COUPLE
OF STEPS,
WHICH IS GETTING HIM TO WALK
ONTO THE MAT
AND NOW WE'VE ASKED HIM TO LIE
DOWN ON THE MAT.
WELL THE NEXT STEP GABBY IS TO
SEE IF HE WILL STAY ON THAT MAT.
OKAY LET'S GIVE IT A GO.
SO ASK HIM TO GO ONTO THE MAT.

Gabby says HUGO MAT.
MAT.

Katrina says SIT, SIT.

Gabby says DROP.
GOOD BOY.

Katrina says NOW JUST STEP OUT A LITTLE WAY
AND JUST ASK HIM TO STAY.

Gabby says STAY.
GOOD BOY.

Katrina says NOW GIVE HIM A TREAT.
ASK HIM TO LAY DOWN AGAIN.

Gabby says LIE DOWN.
GOOD BOY.

Katrina says GOOD BOY.
REWARD HIM FOR STAYING.

Gabby says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says NOW TAKE ONE MORE STEP BACK
AND THEN STEP IN.
STRAIGHT BACK IN.
GOOD BOY.

Gabby says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says OKAY LUCKY LAST STEP OUT.
GOOD BOY.
YOU CAN GIVE HIM A PAT NOW.
WELL DONE GABBY.

Gabby says THANKS.

Katrina says HAVE YOU ENJOYED TODAY?

Gabby says YES.

Katrina says DO YOU THINK HUGO'S A GOOD
LEARNER?

Gabby says AHA.

Katrina says ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP UP
THE TRAINING?

Gabby says DEFINITELY.

Katrina says WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT
TRAINING HIM?

Gabby says UMM HE'S REALLY EASY TO TRAIN
SO YOU CAN LIKE DO IT
STRAIGHT AWAY.

Katrina says HE'S A SMART LITTLE DOG AND
HE LOVES HIS TREATS DOESN'T HE?

Gabby says YEAH.

Katrina says OKAY WELL KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
BOTH OF YOU.
THAT WAS OUR DOG TRICK
FOR THE DAY.
I'LL BE BACK NEXT TIME WITH
ANOTHER ONE.

Alfie says WELL CREATURE FANS, IT'S BEEN
A BUSY SHOW.
WE HAD PENGUINS AND SQUIRRELS,
PYTHONS AND EVEN WEIRD ALPACAS.
NOT TO MENTION AN ADORABLE DOG
AND AN AMAZING FIGHTING FISH.
BUT IT'S ALL WE HAVE TIME
FOR TODAY.
FOR MORE CREATURE FUN,
YOU KNOW WHERE TO COME.
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
I'M ALFIE.
JOIN ME NEXT TIME HERE,
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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