(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.

Alfie 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 CHECK OUT A PACK OF
MAINE WOLVES,
HUNKER DOWN WITH A KEA
AND GET GRUBBY WITH A
SWAMP WALLABY.
WE HAVE A LAUGH WITH PANDA
AND PONY AND MEET XAVIER AND HIS
FREAKY LOOKING AXOLOTLS IN
PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
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 VERY TALENTED WONDER DOGS.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG
TO COME WHEN THEY'RE CALLED.
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 COVER
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 ON 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 "Come when called."

Katrina says SKETCH. SIT. GOOD GIRL.
TEACHING YOUR DOG TO COME TO YOU
WHEN YOU CALL THEM
IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
YOU NEED TO BE CONFIDENT TO KNOW
THAT YOUR DOG WILL RETURN TO
YOU IN ANY ENVIRONMENT.

Sketch stands on two legs.

Katrina says OH THANK YOU.
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 Sofia and her dog.

Katrina says I AM HERE WITH SOFIA
AND HER ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS DOG,
TAYTO.

Sofia is around 11, with long straight brown hair and wears denim shorts and a blue T-shirt.

Katrina says SOFIA, IF I CAN SEE YOU
UNDER THERE,
TELL ME A BIT ABOUT TAYTO.

Sofia says HE IS A POODLE CROSS
AND HE IS VERY FUNNY.
HE IS TWO YEARS OLD
AND HE LIKES TO PLAY.

Katrina says OH HE IS A BIT OF A CLOUD
ISN'T HE?
HE IS GORGEOUS.
HE OBVIOUSLY LIKES BEING
THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION.

Sofia says YES HE DOES.

Katrina says DOES HE WEAR A BOW TIE
VERY OFTEN?

Sofia says UMM NO, ONLY ON SPECIAL
OCCASIONS.

Katrina says SUCH AS FILMING A TV SHOW, YES.
AND TELL ME ABOUT HIS
PERSONALITY.

Sofia says WELL HE'S VERY FUNNY
AND HE USUALLY WANTS TO PLAY
AND SLEEP.

Katrina says AND SLEEP.
MOST DOGS LIKE A BIT
OF SLEEP.
DOES HE LIKE FOOD?

Sofia says YEP, HE LOVES FOOD.

Katrina says WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST
ABOUT HAVING A DOG IN YOUR LIFE?

Sofia says WELL MAINLY BECAUSE I HAVE
SOMEONE TO PLAY WITH
AND HE IS VERY FUNNY.
YEAH AND WHAT ABOUT
TRAINING TRICKS.
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN SOME
TRICKS?

Sofia says OKAY.

Katrina says I THINK THAT WOULD BE FUN.
I THINK HE'S GOING TO LOVE IT.
LET'S GO.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TEACH TAYTO
TO COME BACK WHEN HE'S CALLED.
THIS IS CALLED THE RECALL.
NOW DOES TAYTO COME BACK IN
THE PARK?

Sofia says SOMETIMES.

Katrina says SOMETIMES.
OKAY THE GOAL IS TO HAVE HIM SO
HE WILL COME BACK TO YOU EVERY
TIME AND THE KEY WITH THIS TRICK
IS TO START OFF TEACHING THEM IN
AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE IT'S
CONFINED SO HE CAN'T RUN AWAY
AND ALSO ON THE LEAD TO
START SO I HAVE THE CONTROL.
WHAT I AM GOING TO GET YOU TO
DO, SEE HOW HE LIKES THAT TOY?
WE ARE GOING TO USE THAT TOY
AND ENCOURAGE HIM
TO COME TO THAT.
SO STEP BACK MAYBE TWO STEPS
FOR ME.
THAT'S PERFECT.
RIGHT THERE.
WAVE THE TOY, GET HIM EXCITED
AND THEN SAY TAYTO COME.

Sofia says TAYTO COME.

Katrina says AND THEN GIVE HIM THAT TREAT.
THAT'S PERFECT.
SO IT IS BABY STEPS TO START.
THAT IS STEP ONE.
WE'LL KEEP WORKING ON THAT
AND WE'LL BE BACK
WITH STEP TWO SOON,
WHICH IS TO TAKE HIM OFF
THE LEAD FOR A SHORT DISTANCE.

Back in the bamboo house, Alfie says WE'LL COME BACK AND CHECK IN
WITH THEM A BIT LATER ONE.
BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST,
IT'S TIME FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW THAT MANED WOLVES
USE THEIR URINE TO COMMUNICATE
WITH EACH OTHER?
A PAIR OF MATING MANED WOLVES
PRESERVE A LARGE AREA TOGETHER
AND MARK THEIR TERRITORIES WITH
CRISSCROSSED PATHS BY URINATING.
THE MANED WOLF IS ALSO KNOWN AS
SKUNK WOLF BECAUSE OF ITS
DISTINCTIVE ODOUR.
BOTH MALE AND FEMALE
MANED WOLVES USE URINE AS
THEIR MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION.
FOR INSTANCE THEY MARK THE
HUNTING PATH OR BURIED PREY BY
URINATING.
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 AND 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.

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 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 OH, I GIVE UP.

Alfie says 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 RELY ON
THEIR FEET TO IMPRESS THE
LADIES?
IS IT A THE BUOYANT SEA OTTERS?

An otter says OH YEAH. OH.

The announcer says B THE UNFORTUNATELY NAMED
BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY?
OR C THE ACROBATIC GIBBONS?
THEY HAVE GOT SOME PRETTY FANCY
FOOTWORK.
BUT THE ANSWER IS B,
THE BOOBY RELIES ON HIS FEET
TO ATTRACT A MATE.
CAN YOU SEE WHY THEY ARE CALLED
THE BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY?
ANY TAKERS?
IT'S BECAUSE THEIR
FEET ARE BLUE.
DAH.
THE MALES USE THEIR BRIGHTLY
COLOURED TOES
TO ATTRACT THE FEMALES,
BECAUSE THEY'RE AN INDICATION
OF HIS ABILITY AS A PROVIDER.
THE MALE BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY BIRD
BRINGS FOOD BACK TO THE NEST
FOR THE FEMALE AND THE CHICKS.
THE BETTER HIS DIET
THE BLUER HIS FEET.
MAKING A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION
IS VITAL,
BECAUSE BOOBIES ARE PARTNERS
FOR LIFE.
BUT IT TAKES MORE
THAN TWINKLING TOES
TO IMPRESS A FEMALE
BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY.
SHE'S WAITING FOR THE ULTIMATE
TOKEN OF HIS AFFECTION,
A TWIG ON HER TOES.
IT'S THOUGHT THIS BEHAVIOUR IS A
LEFTOVER FROM A TIME WHEN THESE
BIRDS ACTUALLY MADE NESTS.
BECAUSE ONCE HE HAS PRESENTED
THIS TO HER THE FIRST THING THE
FEMALE DOES IS SCRAPE AWAY ALL
THE TWIGS TO MAKE A CLEAR PATCH
OF GROUND.
THEN SHE BRINGS UP THE CHICKS IN
THE DIRT.
THIS BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY HAS BEEN
SWEPT OFF HER FEET
BY THE MALE'S FANCY FOOTWORK.

Alfie says ALRIGHT GUYS, STILL TO COME
ON TODAY'S SHOW.
WE HAVE MORE K9 CRAZINESS
IN DOG TRICKS.
LOADS OF LAUGHS
WITH BAD PUN PONY.
A TRUCKLOAD OF ANIMAL
AMAZINGNESS IN CREATURE QUIZ.
SOME ASTONISHING ANIMAL FACTS
AND WE MEET OUR PET AND TELL
GUEST
AND HEAR SOME HILARITY
FROM THE TWO BOBS.
ALL THAT STILL TO COME
ON CREATURE MANIA.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW THE KEA IS THE
WORLD'S ONLY TRULY ALPINE PARROT
AND IT'S NO BIRDBRAIN.
A KEA'S INTELLIGENCE IS SO HIGH
THAT IT IS THE SAME AS A
FOUR-YEAR-OLD CHILD'S.
STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT THE KEA
HAS THE AMAZING ABILITY TO NOT
ONLY LEARN NEW TASKS BUT TO
BUILD UPON THAT KNOWLEDGE AND
STOP BEHAVIOURS THAT ARE NO
LONGER USEFUL,
KIND OF LIKE DELETING USELESS
FILES FROM YOUR HARD DRIVE.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says KEA'S ARE SO SMART.
YOU KNOW THEY'D DEFINITELY BE
ABLE TO COME TO YOU
WHEN YOU CALLED.
I'M NOT ENTIRELY SURE THAT TAYTO
THE HALF POLAR BEAR
HALF POODLE DOG
IS GOING TO BE SO EASY TO
TRAIN.
I WONDER HOW SOFIA
AND DR.KATRINA ARE DOING.
LET'S FIND OUT.
IT'S TIME FOR STEP TWO OF
DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
SOFIA AND I ARE TEACHING TAYTO
TO COME WHEN HE IS CALLED.
WE'VE BEEN PRACTISING OVER A
SHORT AREA WITH HIM ON THE LEAD
AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO PRACTICE
OVER A SHORT AREA
WITH HIM OFF THE LEAD.
SO WHAT I'LL GET YOU TO DO
JUST GO A FEW STEPS FOR ME.
THAT WILL BE GREAT.
AND NOW REALLY ENTHUSIASTIC,
YOU HAVE GOT YOUR TOY TO
ENCOURAGE HIM AND ALSO A TREAT
TO REWARD HIM.
OKAY YOU READY?

Sofia says TAYTO COME.
GOOD BOY.

Katrina says PERFECT.
SO WE'LL KEEP WORKING ON THAT
AND WE'LL DO LOTS OF PRACTICE
OVER SHORT DISTANCES.
SO WE WILL COME BACK WITH
STEP THREE, WHICH IS TO WORK ON
THE RECALL OVER MUCH
LONGER DISTANCES.

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 SEEMS
TO THINK SO.
GIVE IT UP FOR THE ONE, THE ONLY
BAD PUN PONY.

Kids say BAD PUN PONY! YAY!
(CHEERING)

A caption reads "Bad Pun Pony."

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

Bad Pun Pony says WHAT DO YOU GET FROM A
PAMPERED COW?
SPOILED MILK.

Ducks chuckle.

Bad Pun Pony says OR HOW ABOUT THIS ONE?
WHAT SOUND DO PORCUPINES MAKE
WHEN THEY KISS?
OUCH, THAT HURTS.

A bunny chuckles.

Kids say BAD PUN PONY YAY!

Alfie says YEP, THAT PONY, HOOF, HOOF,
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 ARE BUILT
ESPECIALLY FOR FIGHTING?
IS IT A THE CRAZY KILLER BEES?
B THE SWARMING SOLDIER ANTS?
OR C THE PRICKLY PIRANHAS?
IF YOU ANSWERED B
THE SOLDIER ANT,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THIS IS A SOLDIER ANT.
IN ADDITION TO THE ORDINARY
WORKER ANTS, SOME COLONIES
CREATE A CASTE OF PROFESSIONAL
FIGHTERS.
THOSE MASSIVE JAWS ARE GREAT
FOR FIGHTING, BUT NOT MUCH ELSE.
IT CAN'T EVEN FEED ITSELF AND
RELIES ON OTHER ANTS TO BRING
IT FOOD TO KEEP IT FIGHTING FIT.
THESE SOLDIERS ARE ALSO EQUIPPED
WITH CHEMICAL WEAPONS.
A STING IN THE TAIL OF THE ANT
CAN INJECT A DEADLY POISON.
INDIVIDUALLY EACH SOLDIER IS
ARMED TO THE TEETH, BUT WHAT
MAKES THE ANT ARMY SO DEADLY IS
THE SHEER WEIGHT OF NUMBERS.
THERE CAN BE UP TO TWENTY
MILLION SISTERS LIVING IN
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST COLONIES
OF ANY ANIMAL ON EARTH.
THIS REALLY IS AN ARMY OF ANTS.
THESE SOLDIERS ARE SUCH
TERRIFYING FIGHTERS THAT
ANYTHING THAT GETS IN THEIR WAY
IS IN BIG TROUBLE.
IT BEGINS WHEN A SCOUT SEES AN
INTRUDER
FROM A NEIGHBOURING COLONY.

An ant says HEY!

The announcer says THE ALARM IS RAISED
AND REINFORCEMENTS
POUR OUT OF THE NEST.
BUT ANTS ARE SMART.
THEY WON'T COMMIT TO A WAR
UNLESS THEY THINK THEY CAN WIN.
SO ANTS CALCULATE THE OTHER
COLONY'S STRENGTH BY JUDGING HOW
MANY WORKERS SHOW UP TO BATTLE.
THEY RECOGNISE THEIR SISTERS BY
ODOUR AND SEPARATE THEM
IMMEDIATELY.
ONLY IF THEY SNIFF AN ADVANTAGE
WILL THEY SEND IN ALL AVAILABLE
REINFORCEMENTS TO START
FIGHTING.
THE VICTORIOUS COLONY WILL KILL
THE QUEEN, STEAL THE
FOOD SUPPLIES, AND EVEN MAKE
SLAVES OF THE DEFEATED WORKERS.

(LAUGHTER)

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 IS 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 SWAMP WALLABIES
ARE ONE OF THE ONLY MACROPODS
WITH WEBBED FEET?

A wallaby says WHAT'S ALL THE HUB-UB?

The announcer says WHAT IS A MACROPOD YOU ASK?
WELL IT'S A MARSUPIAL BELONGING
TO MACROPODIAE FAMILY THAT ARE
NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA.
THIS INCLUDES KANGAROOS,
TREE KANGAROOS AND OUR BUDDY
THE SWAMP WALLABY.
THE WEBBED FEET HELP
THIS LITTLE GUY LIVE
IN THE THICK FOREST UNDERGROWTH
WHERE THEY FEED ON MAINLY
SHRUBS, GRASSES AND FERNS.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says AND NOW CREATURE FRIENDS IN
A MINUTE IT'S TIME FOR US TO
MEET A SPECIAL GUEST AND THEIR
SPECIAL PET HERE IN THE HOUSE.
BUT JUST BEFORE WE DO HAVE A
LOOK AT THIS.

(music plays)

A clip shows a baby moose learning how to walk.

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie sits in the set with Xavier and his pet.

Xavier is around 11, with short brown hair and wears black shorts and a white T-shirt.

Alfie says INTRODUCING XAVIER.
HE'S BROUGHT IN SOME
AWESOME PETS TO SHOW US.
HELLO XAVIER.

Xavier says HELLO ALFIE.

Alfie says SO AHH WHO IS IN THE TANK?

Xavier says UMM THEIR NAMES ARE CASPER
AND JASPER AND THEY'RE AXOLOTLS.

Alfie says AXOLOTLS?
SO WHAT IS AN AXOLOTL?

Xavier says MOST PEOPLE CALL THEM
MEXICAN WALKING FISH.
THEY'RE SORT OF JUST UMM FISH
WHO WANDER AROUND EVERYWHERE
AROUND THE TANK.

Alfie says CAN I JUST SAY THEY ARE SUPER
FREAKY LOOKING?
AXOLOTL.
AN AXOLOTL IS A SALAMANDER
AND AN AMPHIBIAN.
MEANING THEY ARE
CAPABLE OF LIVING BOTH ON LAND
AND IN WATER.
AXOLOTLS COME FROM A LAKE IN
SOUTHERN MEXICO BUT CAN BE FOUND
IN AQUARIUMS ALL AROUND
THE WORLD.
AXOLOTLS HAVE NO EYELIDS,
WHICH MAKE THEM GREAT AT STARING
COMPETITIONS.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE AXOLOTL
HAS HEALING POWERS.
IF ONE OF ITS LEGS GETS CUT OFF
IT WILL GROW BACK.
YIKES.
ON AVERAGE AN AXOLOTL WILL LIVE
FOR ABOUT TEN YEARS.
AXOLOTLS.
DO YOU EVER HAVE STARING
COMPETITIONS WITH THEM?

Xavier says NO I'VE NEVER TRIED.

Alfie says YEAH DO YOU RECKON I'D BEAT IT?

Xavier says I DON'T KNOW.

Alfie says OKAY.
WELL THEN IT'S GAME ON.
SEE NUP I GIVE UP BECAUSE HE
LOOKS LIKE A GHOST SO
I GOT SCARED.
SO WHAT DO YOU DO TO LOOK
AFTER THEM?

Xavier says AHH WELL WE FEED
THEM BLOODWORMS.

Alfie says WAIT, BLOOD WORMS?

Xavier says BLOOD WORMS.

Alfie says WHERE DO YOU GET
BLOODWORMS FROM?

Xavier says THEY ARE USUALLY JUST IN
PET SHOPS ACTUALLY.
YEAH.

Alfie says SO THEY ARE JUST WORMS
WITH LIKE BLOOD?

Xavier says YEAH THEY'RE LIKE A BUNCH OF
SORT OF DEAD BLOODWORMS AND
THEY'RE IN CUBES.
FROZEN CUBES.

Alfie says YUCK.
THAT SOUNDS DISGUSTING.
SO ARE AXOLOTLS COLD OR WARM
WATER CREATURES?

Xavier says USUALLY COLD YEAH.

Alfie says SO THEY'RE A COLD WATER FISH?

Xavier says YEP.

Alfie says IF SOMEONE ELSE WAS LOOKING TO
GET A PET AXOLOTL
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?

Xavier says I THINK THEY'RE
VERY FASCINATING.
JUST WATCHING THEM.

Alfie says YEAH.

Xavier says THEY'RE VERY FUNNY AS WELL.

Alfie says DO THEY EVER STARE AT YOU LIKE
IN A CHEEKY WAY?

Xavier says YEP. SOMETIMES.

Alfie says WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR JOINING US
ON THE SHOW TODAY XAVIER.

Xavier says THANK YOU.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US
TO CASPER AND JASPER.

Xavier says THANK YOU.

Alfie says THEY'RE SUPER COOL.
YEAH THEY ARE.
SPEAKING OF COOL.
CHECK THIS OUT.

The announcer says ON THE ISLAND OF MADAGASCAR
LIVES A CREATURE SO MYSTERIOUS
THAT WE KNOW VERY LITTLE
ABOUT IT.
THE AQUATIC TENRIC.

A ternic says DO PA DO.

The announcer says THESE LITTLE FUR BAGS ARE
RELATED TO THE HEDGEHOG,
THE OPOSSUM AND THE SEA OTTER.

Kids say AWW.

The announcer says THEY'VE GOT TINY LITTLE
WEBBED FEET, WHICH MAKES THEM
AMAZING SWIMMERS, BUT APART FROM
THAT THERE'S VERY LITTLE WE KNOW
ABOUT THESE ADORABLE MYSTERIOUS
LITTLE CRITTERS, EXCEPT
OF COURSE THAT THEY'RE...

Kids say TOO CUTE.

Alfie says OH YES, I AGREE WAY TOO CUTE.
BUT NOW IT'S 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 A FISH?
IS IT A
THE STRANGE SEA CUCUMBER?
THE VACUUM CLEANERS OF THE SEA.
OR B THE BRAINLESS
AND BLOODLESS STARFISH?

A starfish says WHAT'D YOU SAY?
I AM A STAR.

The announcer says OR C THE STEALTHY MORAY EEL?
IF YOU ANSWERED C
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE MORAY EEL IS A FISH.
MORAY EELS ARE THE LARGEST TYPE
OF EEL, AND EVEN THOUGH IT MAY
LOOK LIKE A SNAKE IT'S NOT A
REPTILE BUT BREATHES THROUGH
GILLS LOCATED BEHIND ITS HEAD.
THE MORAY EEL IS MOSTLY
NOCTURNAL AND IS A RELATIVELY
SECRETIVE ANIMAL, SPENDING
MUCH OF ITS TIME HIDING IN HOLES
AND CREVICES AMONGST THE ROCKS
AND CORAL ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.
FISH, MOLLUSCS INCLUDING
SQUID AND CUTTLEFISH AND
CRUSTACEANS SUCH AS CRABS
ARE THE MAIN SOURCE OF FOOD
FOR THE MORAY EEL.

A crustacean runs away and says WO HO.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Crocodile Bob 1 says WE'RE NOT JUST ABOUT BEING
VEGANS HERE AT MEAT EATERS
ANONYMOUS ARE WE?

Crocodile Bob 2 says WHAT'S VEGAN BOB?

Crocodile Bob 1 says WELL VEGANS DON'T EAT ANY
ANIMAL PRODUCTS BOB.

Crocodile Bob 2 says WE DON'T?

Crocodile Bob 1 says AS I WAS SAYING WE'RE ALSO
ABOUT REDUCING OUR WASTE.

Crocodile Bob 2 says OH YEAH.
HOW DO WE DO THAT?

Crocodile Bob 1 says RECYCLING, COMPOSTING
AND RE-USING.

Crocodile Bob 2 says OH THAT REMINDS ME I JUST
REMEMBERED WHERE I RECYCLED THAT
BUSH PIG CARCASS.
OH SEE YOU LATER.

Crocodile Bob 1 says DON'T DO IT BOB.
REMEMBER THE STEPS.

Crocodile Bob 2 says I REMEMBER STEP ONE FIND
CARCASS, STEP TWO EAT CARCASS.

Crocodile Bob 1 says HOW ABOUT YOU EAT AN AVOCADO?
YEAH A BIG JUICY AVOCADO.

Crocodile Bob 2 says I WILL DO THAT IF IT'S AN
AVA-CARCASS.

Crocodile Bob 1 says I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU.

Crocodile Bob 2 says YOU DON'T KNOW ME.
I'M ANONYMOUS.

Crocodile Bob 1 says BOB, BOB, BOB.

Crocodile Bob 2 says ANONYMOUS, ANONYMOUS, ANONYMOUS.

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 ROLLY, POLLY 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?
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.

A wombat says EWW.

The announcer says 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 AND
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 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, ROLLIE POLY BUT
ALWAYS ADORABLE PONDERING PANDA.

A kid says THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda on its back says HOW WEIRD ARE FINGERS?
I MEAN, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT,
THEY'RE BASICALLY JUST SHORTER,
THINNER ARMS.
THEY LOOK THE SAME AS ARMS AND
THEY KINDA DO THE SAME THING.
SO LIKE, WHY DO YOU NEED
FINGERS AND ARMS?
WHY NOT JUST HAVE FINGERS?
HANG ON.
IF I ONLY HAD
FINGERS I WOULDN'T HAVE A PAW
AND I NEED MY PAW TO, LIKE HOLD
ONTO MY BAMBOO.
WOW.
FINGERS-ONLY WAS A
TERRIBLE IDEA.

Alfie says LETS MOVE ON.
TIME FOR THE FINAL SHOWDOWN WITH
SOFIA AND TAYTO.
LET'S SEE IF HE WILL ACTUALLY
COME WHEN SOFIA CALLS HIM.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
WE'VE BEEN BUSY TEACHING TAYTO
TO COME WHEN HE'S CALLED AND
HE'S BEEN DOING REALLY WELL IN
THE SHORT DISTANCE,
OVER A SHORT DISTANCE,
HASN'T HE?

Sofia says HE HAS.

Katrina says SO WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO NOW,
STEP THREE IS TAKING HIM
OFF THE LEAD
AND LETTING HIM RUN BACK TO YOU
OVER A LONGER DISTANCE.
WE'RE STILL IN A CONFINED AREA
OF A SAFE BACKYARD
WHILE WE PRACTICE THIS.
WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS WALK A
FAIR DISTANCE UP TOWARDS
THAT FENCE AND YOU HAVE GOT TO
REALLY ENCOURAGE HIM.
SO GET EXCITED WITH THAT TOY
AND WITH YOUR VOICE AND
CALL HIM TO YOU.
AND I WILL GET THIS
LEAD OFF HIM.
ARE YOU READY?

Sofia says YES.

Katrina says OKAY GET HIS ATTENTION.
(TOY SQWEAKING)

Sofia says TAYTO COME.
GOOD BOY.

Katrina says PLAY WITH HIM FOR A LITTLE BIT.
TELL HIM HE IS A GOOD BOY.

Sofia says GOOD BOY. COME ON.

Katrina says DOGS LOVE TO PLAY SO IT'S GREAT
TO HAVE A GAME WITH THEM WHEN
THEY COME BACK TO YOU BECAUSE
THAT WILL ENCOURAGE THEM TO
COME BACK NEXT TIME.

Alfie says WELL THEY'VE DONE REALLY WELL,
BOTH OF THEM.
I HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED TODAY'S
DOG TRICK AND I WILL BE BACK
WITH ANOTHER ONE NEXT TIME.
WELL CREATURE MANIACS THAT'S THE
END OF THE SHOW.
IT WAS SO COOL TO MEET XAVIER
AND HIS AXOLOTLS.
THEY ARE THE KOOKIEST THINGS
I'VE EVER SEEN.
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
IF YOU GUYS WANT TO SEE MORE
WEIRD, WACKY, WONKY OR WONDERFUL
ANIMALS YOU KNOW WHERE TO
FIND ME.
I'M ALFIE.
JOIN ME NEXT TIME ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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