(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.

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says ON TODAY'S EPISODE,
WE'VE GOT SOME ANIMAL FACTS
THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MONKEY MIND.
WE CHECK OUT
THE TERRIFYING TIGER SNAKE...
(HISSES)...FIND OUT WHAT ALL THE OINK
IS ABOUT WITH PIGS,
AND SQUEEZE IN SOME PYTHONS.
WE HAVE A LAUGH
WITH PANDA AND PONY,
AND MEET NIAMH
AND HER SUPER CUTE CALICO CAT
IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
SO LET'S KICK IT OFF
BY CHECKING IN WITH DR KATRINA
AND THOSE AMAZING WONDER DOGS,
AS SHE HELPS A KEEN YOUNG
DOG TRAINER, 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.
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 8 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 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."

(BARKS)

Katrina 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 Milan and his dog.

Milan is around 11, with short curly brown hair and wears denim shorts and a green T-shirt.

Katrina says HI, GUYS.
I AM HERE WITH MILAN
AND THE VERY GORGEOUS MILO.
TELL ME A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT MILO.

Milan says MILO IS ABOUT TO TURN
2 YEARS OLD
AND HE IS A COCKER SPANIEL
MIXED WITH A POODLE,
THAT'S CALLED A SPOODLE.

Katrina says HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE
MILO'S PERSONALITY?

Milan says HE IS VERY HAPPY
AND PLAYFUL
AND HE WILL BE HAPPY
TO PLAY WITH EVERYBODY.

Katrina says AND DOES HE DO ANYTHING
NAUGHTY?

Milan says UMM, HE LIKES TO EAT SOCKS.

Katrina says STEALING AND EATING OR JUST
EATING IF THEY ARE LEFT OUT?

Milan says I THINK IF THEY'RE LEFT OUT.

Katrina says AND DO YOU THINK HE WOULD
LIKE TO LEARN SOME TRICKS?
IS HE ACTIVE?

Milan says YEP.

Katrina says OKAY COOL, ARE YOU READY TO
LEARN SOMETHING?

Milan says I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD
TO LEARNING SOME TRICKS TODAY.

Katrina says OKAY MILO, LET'S GO.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TRY
TO TEACH MILO HOW TO SPIN.
WITH THIS WE WILL BREAK IT
INTO STEPS
LIKE WE DO WITH
ALL OF OUR TRICKS
AND WE DO THEM GRADUALLY
OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.
THE FIRST ONE IS JUST TO GET HIM
USED TO THE CONCEPT.
MILO, COME ON.
GOOD BOY.
AND THEN,
ALL I AM GOING TO DO IS GET HIM
TO TURN A LITTLE WAY LIKE THAT
AND THEN HE GETS THE TREAT.
GOOD BOY.
OKAY WE'RE DOING OKAY.
DO YOU WANT TO GIVE HIM A GO?
HOLD THAT RIGHT CLOSE TO
HIS BODY.
GOOD BOY.
OKAY, MILO IS DOING
PRETTY WELL.
HE IS QUITE COMFORTABLE
TURNING HIS HEAD.
SO THE NEXT STEP WILL BE
TO TEACH HIM
TO FOLLOW THAT TREAT
ALL THE WAY AROUND.
WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER TO THE
STUDIO AND DO SOME WORK HERE
AND WE WILL COME BACK AND SEE
HOW THE GUYS ARE GOING LATER.

Alfie says MILAN AND MILO,
GREAT NAMES.
I WONDER HOW MILAN WILL GET ON
TEACHING MILO TO SPIN.
HOPEFULLY,
IT'S ONLY THE DOG SPINNING.
WE'LL SEE HOW THEY'RE DOING
A BIT LATER IN THE SHOW.
BUT NOW,
IT'S TIME FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW? THE COLOUR OF A TIGER SNAKE
DEPENDS ON ITS HABITAT?
SOME TIGER SNAKES DO NOT HAVE
STRIPES
BUT MOST DARK-COLOURED
TIGER SNAKES
ARE COVERED WITH YELLOW STRIPES.
THE TIGER SNAKE SPENDS
MOST OF ITS LIFE ON THE GROUND
BUT IT CAN EASILY CLIMB ON TREES
AND VARIOUS MAN-MADE OBJECTS.
THE TIGER SNAKE IS ALSO
ABLE TO SWIM AND DIVE.
IT CAN SPEND NINE MINUTES
UNDER THE WATER
WITHOUT RETURNING TO THE SURFACE
TO BREATHE.
YIKES.
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 CHATTY,
THEY'RE TALKATIVE,
THEY'RE VERBOSE
AND THEY'RE LOQUACIOUS.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE TALKING
ABOUT?
IT'S TIME FOR TWO BOBS.

Penguin Bob 1 says IT'S BOB AND BOB HERE WITH THE
WORLD BELLY FLOP CHAMPIONSHIPS
AT THE ANTARCTIC AQUATIC CENTRE
OR AAC AS WE LIKE TO CALL IT.
DON'T WE BOB?

Penguin Bob 2 says THAT'S RIGHT, BOB.
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY OUT THERE
TODAY.
LET'S CROSS LIVE TO OUR EYE
IN THE SKY.
MARTY, ARE YOU UP THERE,
MARTY?

A voice says I DON'T KNOW WHO MARTY IS
BUT I AM REALLY SCARED UP HERE.
I DON'T KNOW
HOW TO FLY THIS THING.

Penguin Bob 2 says CAN YOU GIVE US SOME IDEA
AS TO HOW THE
AAC COMPETITION IS GOING?

The voice in the sky says WELL, I DON'T KNOW
WHERE I AM UP HERE.

Penguin Bob 2 says WELL, WHY DON'T YOU ASK THE
PILOT TO TURN IT AROUND SON?

The voice says THERE IS NO PILOT, BOB.
I DON'T...
I DON'T SEE ANY PENGUINS.
I THINK WE'RE OFF COURSE.
THERE IS NOTHING BUT SNOW.

Penguin Bob 1 says WELL THANKS FOR THOSE
VALUABLE COMMENTS THERE.

The voice says OH NO.
OH NO.

Penguin Bob 1 says HEY MARTY, WHEN YOU LAND
SEND US THE BROCHURE.

Alfie says AHH THEY'RE A CRACK UP.
MORE FROM THEM LATER.
NEXT ON THE SHOW,
IT'S TIME TO PUT YOUR
ANIMAL KNOWLEDGE TO THE TEST
AND SEE
HOW YOUR BRAIN IS TRAINING.
IT'S TIME FOR CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS USES
A TONGUE LIKE RADULA TO EAT?
IS IT A THE SCRAWNY,
SHAPE SHIFTING STICK INSECT?

An insect says WELL PAINT ME YELLOW
AND CALL ME BANANA.

The announcer says B THE AMAZING
ACROBATIC AROWANA FISH?

An arowana fish jumps high and catches an insect.

The announcer says GOT HIM.
OR IS IT C
THE SLITHERY, SLOBBERING SNAIL?
IF YOU ANSWERED C
YOU ARE CORRECT,
THE SNAIL EATS FOOD USING
AN APPENDAGE CALLED A RADULA.
THERE ARE MORE THAN 60,000
SPECIES OF THESE MOLLUSCS.
AND THEY ALL HAVE
ONE THING IN COMMON.
SNAILS DON'T HAVE ANY BONES,
SO THEY CAN'T USE JAWS
LIKE A HUMAN TO CHEW ON LEAVES.
INSTEAD THEIR MOUTHS HAVE
A UNIQUE APPENDAGE
THAT LETS THEM GRIND UP FOOD.

Kids say EWW.

The announcer says IT'S A RIBBON OF MICROSCOPIC
TEETH CALLED A RADULA
AND IT'S MUCH MORE THAN
JUST A TONGUE.
THIS MUSCULAR APPENDAGE
CAN BE COVERED WITH
UP TO 750,000 TINY SPINES
MADE FROM THE SAME TOUGH
SUBSTANCE
THAT FORMS
INSECT ARMOUR PLATING.
TO SEE HOW THE RADULA WORKS
YOU NEED TO TAKE A CLOSE LOOK
INSIDE THE HEAD OF A SNAIL.
AS THE RADULA IS
PUSHED FORWARD OVER THE SURFACE,
FIRST THE TEETH
CUT INTO THE FOOD.
THEY THEN SCOOP UP
PIECES OF LEAF OR FLESH.
WHEN THE SNAIL PULLS THE RADULA
BACK INTO ITS MOUTH
IT QUICKLY ENGULFS ITS FOOD.
THANKS TO THIS
BIZARRE APPENDAGE,
ONE OF THE WORLD'S SLOWEST
ANIMALS CAN BECOME A PREDATOR.

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,
AND 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? PIGS
AREN’T AS GREEDY AS MANY PEOPLE THINK.
PIGS ARE OMNIVORES.
SO LIKE HUMANS
THEY'LL EAT VEGETABLES, FRUITS
AND EVEN SMALL ANIMALS
IF THEY CAN CATCH THEM.
WHILE PIGS HAVE A REPUTATION
FOR GLUTTONY
THEY ACTUALLY HAVE
QUITE A SMALL STOMACH
SO THEY CAN NEVER REALLY
OVER EAT.
PERHAPS IT'S THEIR MESSY
TABLE MANNERS
THAT GIVE THEM
A BAD REPUTATION.
OH AND THEY'RE
ALSO MADE OF BACON.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT!

Alfie says OH, PIGS ARE PRETTY COOL.
(OINKS)
I'VE HEARD OF PIGS FLYING,
BUT DO YOU THINK
THEY COULD SPIN?
MILO THE DOG IS BEING TAUGHT HOW
TO SPIN BY MILAN AND DR KATRINA.
I WONDER
HOW THEY'RE GETTING ON?
IT MIGHT BE A BIT EASIER
THAN FLYING.
LET'S HEAD OVER AND FIND OUT,
IT'S TIME FOR STEP TWO
OF DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING
SO FAR
IS GETTING MILO JUST USED TO
HAVING HIS HEAD TURN
OR FOLLOWING THE TREAT
TO TURN HIS HEAD
SO HE GETS
REALLY COMFORTABLE
AND THE NEXT STEP
IS GOING TO BE
TO GET HIM TO TURN
IN A FULL CIRCLE.
YOU NEED TO TRY
AND GET THAT NOSE
REALLY CLOSE TO HIS SIDE,
OKAY?
BUT WE DO IT FROM THE
STANDING POSITION.
ARE YOU READY TO GIVE HIM
A GO?

Milan says YEP.
MILO SPIN.

Katrina says THAT'S IT,
SPIN AROUND WITH HIM.
ONE MORE TIME.

Milan says SPIN.

Katrina says PERFECT.
OKAY THAT IS THE
START OF THE TRICK.
WE'LL BE BACK SOON
TO TEACH HIM PHASE NUMBER THREE,
WHICH IS TO SPIN
IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.

Alfie says WE'LL CATCH UP WITH THEM
A BIT LATER.
BUT NOW IT'S TIME FOR SOME
BELLY HURTING, SOME JAW ACHING,
ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING.
WELL, SHE THINKS SO.
YES, GIVE IT UP FOR OUR
FAVOURITE HORSE WHO HOWLS,
IT'S BAD PUN PONY.

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 CALL
A BABY MONKEY?
A CHIMP OFF THE OLD BLOCK.

Ducks chuckle.

Bad Pun Pony says WHAT DID THE DUCK SAY
TO THE BAR TENDER?
YOU CAN PUT IT ON MY BILL.

A bunny chuckles.

(NEIGHS)

Kids say BAD PUN PONY!
YAY!

Alfie says HILARIOUS.
MORE BAD PUN PONY
NEXT TIME.
BUT NOW, IT'S TIME FOR SOMETHING
A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.
WARM UP YOUR BRAINS
AND GET ENGAGED CREATURE FANS,
IT'S TIME TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
IN CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
REGURGITATE FOOD
TO FEED THEIR BABIES?
IS IT A THE ANTEATER
WHO LOVE EATING TERMITES?
IS IT B
THE FLYING COMPOST BIN?
AKA THE VULTURE.
OR IS IT C
THE SCAVENGING JACKAL?
THE ANSWER IS C.
THE JACKAL REGURGITATES FOOD
TO FEED THEIR BABIES.
IN THIS DESOLATE PLACE,
THE GOLDEN JACKAL SURVIVES ON
A TRULY VILE DIET.
JACKALS ARE SCAVENGERS,
WHICH IS WHY EVEN A PUTRID
CARCASS IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR.
CALM DOWN, BUDDY.
THERE IS PLENTY
TO GO AROUND.
JACKALS SURVIVE BY EATING
THE DEAD AND DISEASED,
EVEN IF IT'S BEEN ROTTING
FOR DAYS UNDER THE HOT SUN.
BUT IF YOU THINK
THAT'S SICK,
JUST WAIT TILL YOU SEE THE WAY
THEY BRING UP THEIR KIDS.
THEY HAVE A TRULY REPULSIVE WAY
OF PUTTING DINNER ON THE TABLE.
WAIT FOR IT.
EVERY THREE HOURS
MUM AND DAD THROW UP.
NO, REALLY.
WE MAY THINK A MEAL OF
PRE-DIGESTED BUFFALO IS GROSS.
EWW.
BUT FOR YOUNG PUPS,
IT'S ALL THAT STANDS
BETWEEN THEM AND STARVATION.
AND LIKE MOTHERS EVERYWHERE,
WHEN THE KIDS HAVE FINISHED
EATING,
MUM GETS TO FINISH
WHAT'S LEFT ON THE PLATE.
DINNER'S READY.
UNLIKE ALMOST
ALL OTHER MAMMALS,
JACKAL PAIRS STAY TOGETHER
FOR LIFE.
WHEN MUM AND DAD
HUNT TOGETHER
THEIR SUCCESS RATE
IS THREE TIMES GREATER
THAN IF THEY HAD HUNTED
ALONE.

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 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 BEAR
ALL THAT, STILL TO COME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW? PYTHONS ARE ONE OF
THE LARGEST SNAKE SPECIES?
SMALL PYTHONS CAN BE FOUND
CLIMBING IN TREES,
WHILE LARGER PYTHONS
TEND TO STAY ON THE GROUND.

(HISSES)

The announcer says THE VARIOUS COLOURS OF THE
PYTHON'S SKIN
ARE USUALLY SIMILAR TO
THE COLOURS OF ITS HABITAT.
PYTHONS ARE
COLD-BLOODED ANIMALS,
BUT THEY CAN INCREASE THEIR BODY
TEMPERATURE THROUGH SUNBATHING.
FORTUNATELY,
THEY'RE UNLIKELY TO BE SUNBAKING
AT YOUR LOCAL BEACH.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT!

Alfie says WOOF.
AND NOW CREATURE FRIENDS,
IT'S THE PART OF THE SHOW
I LOOK FORWARD TO.
IT'S TIME TO MEET A SPECIAL
GUEST AND THEIR PET, RIGHT HERE.
BUT FIRST THERE'S THIS.

(music plays)

A clip shows an owl moving its head in circles to the beat of a tune.

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie sits in the set with Niamh and her pet.

Niamh is around 9, with straight brown hair in pig tails and wears blue shorts and a blue T-shirt.

Alfie says INTRODUCING NIAMH.
SHE'S BROUGHT IN HER PET
TO SHOW US.
HELLO, NIAMH.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

Niamh says THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Alfie says NO WORRIES.
SO, WHO IS THIS?

Niamh says THIS IS FAITH.

Alfie says AND WHAT IS FAITH?

Niamh says FAITH IS A BLACK...
BLACK TORTOISE SHELL
DOMESTIC LONGHAIRED CAT.

Alfie says WOW.
SO THAT'S LIKE A MOUTHFUL.
(BOTH LAUGH)

Alfie says I AM JUST GOING TO CALL HER
THE BLACK CAT TODAY.
DOMESTIC LONGHAIRED CAT.
DOMESTIC LONG HAIRS
COME IN ALL GENETICALLY POSSIBLE
CAT COLOURS.
THEY CAN HAVE FUR
THAT IS UP TO SIX INCHES LONG.
THESE CATS SHARE
THE BLOODLINES
OF THOUSANDS OF
DOMESTIC INDIVIDUALS
THROUGH CENTURIES OF
CIVILISED BLISS
WITH THEIR HUMAN COMPANIONS.
THEIR TEMPERAMENT IS PLAYFUL,
DOCILE, FRIENDLY, LOVING
AND THEY MAKE
THE PURR-FECT PET.
DOMESTIC LONGHAIRED CAT.
SO CAN YOU TELL ME
ABOUT FAITH.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD HER?

Niamh says I HAVE HAD HER FOR
THREE OR FOUR YEARS NOW.

Alfie says YEAH RIGHT.
SO YOU GUYS HAVE KIND OF
GROWN UP TOGETHER.

Niamh says YEAH.

Alfie says DOES FAITH HAVE ANY WEIRD
OR INTERESTING HABITS?

Niamh says WELL, SHE LIKES TO
BRING COCKROACHES TO ME.

Alfie says WHAT?

Niamh says YEAH, SO LIKE,
ONCE DURING THE NIGHT
SHE CAME AND BROUGHT IN A
COCKROACH AND PUT IT IN MY SHOE.
AND IN THE MORNING,
MY SCHOOL SHOE...
AND IN THE MORNING
WHEN I PUT MY SHOES ON
I FELT THIS BIG COCKROACH
TOUCHING MY FOOT.

Alfie says WAS IT STILL ALIVE?

Niamh says NO BUT.

Alfie says IT CRUNCHED AND YOU FELT THIS.
WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION?

Niamh says WELL I JUST TOOK OFF
MY SHOE AND SCREAMED.
(LAUGHS)

Alfie says SO FAITH.
SO WHAT'S YOUR MOST
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT FAITH?

Niamh says I LIKE HOW SHE BEEPS,
LIKE AH AH.

Alfie says SHE WHAT?

Niamh says SHE BEEPS.

Alfie says SHE BEEPS?

Niamh says YEAH SHE DOESN'T
MEOW LIKE OTHER CATS.
LET'S SEE.
FAITH AH AH.
AH AH.
SHE IS NOT IN THE MOOD
RIGHT NOW BUT YEAH SHE BEEPS.
SHE DOESN'T LIKE MEOW.

Alfie says SO SHE IS QUITE UNIQUE.

Niamh says YEAH.

Alfie says WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR COMING ON THE SHOW TODAY.

Niamh says THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US
TO YOUR WONDERFUL CAT FAITH.
SHE IS SO CUDDLED UP AND CUTE.
SPEAKING OF CUTE
CHECK THIS OUT.

The announcer says LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME
LEAF MUNCHING HOOLIGANS:
CATERPILLARS.
SURE, THEY'RE KIND
OF WEIRD LOOKING,
WHAT WITH THOSE SCARY
LITTLE MONSTER FACES.

(SCREAMS)

The announcer says AND THOSE SPIKES, YIKES,
AND ALL THOSE LEGS,
TOO MANY LEGS IF YOU ASK ME.
BUT HEY,
THEY CAN ALSO BE FLUFFY.

People say AWW.

The announcer says SUPER FLUFFY AND PRETTY.
(WHISTLES)

AND LET'S NOT FORGOT
THEY TURN IN TO BUTTERFLIES
AND IF YOU ASK ME,
WELL THAT'S JUST...

Kids say TOO CUTE!

Alfie says ALL RIGHT, CREATURE MANIACS
ARE YOU FEELING CLEVER?
LET'S SEE IF WE CAN WORK ON
THOSE SUPER BRAINS OF YOURS,
AND FIND OUT SOME COOL STUFF.
IT'S TIME FOR
SOME MORE ASTOUNDING ANIMALS
IN CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS IS A
MEMBER OF THE RODENT FAMILY?
IS IT A THE HUNGRY,
HUNGRY GUINEA PIG?
B THE SWAMP WALLABY?
HEY, OVER THERE.
OR C THE LEMUR?
THAT'S A VERY PRETTY TAIL
FOR AN ANIMAL
POSSIBLY RELATED TO
THE RAT.
IF YOU'VE SELECTED A THE
GUINEA PIG AS OUR RODENT FRIEND
YOU'RE CORRECT.
THE GUINEA PIG WAS FIRST
DOMESTICATED AS EARLY AS 5000 BC
BY TRIBES IN SOUTH AMERICA,
AFTER WHICH,
SPANISH, DUTCH AND ENGLISH
TRADERS BROUGHT THEM TO EUROPE,
WHERE THEY QUICKLY BECAME
POPULAR AS EXOTIC PETS
AMONG THE UPPER CLASSES
AND ROYALTY,
INCLUDING QUEEN ELIZABETH THE FIRST.
IN SWITZERLAND
IT IS ACTUALLY ILLEGAL
TO OWN A SINGLE GUINEA PIG
AS THEY HAVE TO COME IN TWO
OR MORE,
BECAUSE THEY ARE PRONE TO
LONELINESS
AND IT IS CONSIDERED HARMFUL
FOR THEM
TO BE ON THEIR OWN
FOR THE LONG TERM.

People say AWW.

The announcer says SO EVEN THOUGH IT'S ONLY
SWITZERLAND THAT HAS THE LAW,
IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT
GUINEA PIGS AS PETS,
YOU SHOULD
PROBABLY CONSIDER
GETTING AT LEAST
A MATCHING PAIR,
SO THEY CAN KEEP
EACH OTHER COMPANY.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

White Llama Bob says HEY, BOB.

Brown Llama Bob says YES, BOB.

White Llama Bob says IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
CLAP YOUR HANDS.

Brown Llama Bob says WHAT?

White Llama Bob says IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU
KNOW IT CLAP YOUR HANDS.

Brown Llama Bob says I DON'T HAVE HANDS BOB.

White Llama Bob says OH.
IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
STAMP YOUR FEET.
COME ON BOB IF YOU'RE HAPPY
AND YOU KNOW IT STAMP YOUR FEET.

Brown Llama Bob says NO.

White Llama Bob says OH.
IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
AND YOU REALLY WANT TO SHOW IT.

Brown Llama Bob says I DON'T WANT TO BOB.

White Llama Bob says OH.

Brown Llama Bob says I DON'T WANT TO SHOW IT.
DON'T MAKE ME SHOW IT BOB.

White Llama Bob says IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
LOOK ALL GRUMPY.

Brown Llama Bob says OH COME ON.

White Llama Bob says IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
LOOK ALL GRUMPY.
THAT'S IT, BOB.
YOU'VE GOT IT, BOB.

(FART SOUND)

White Llama Bob says ARE YOU HAPPY NOW, BOB?

Brown Llama Bob says YES.
OH, THOSE BOBS ARE BRILLIANT.

Alfie says WELL, CREATURE MANIACS,
WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE
STILL TO COME ON THE SHOW
WE'VE 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 THREE IN DOG TRICKS.
SO, ALL THAT, STILL TO COME
RIGHT HERE ON
CREATURE MANIA.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW? THE KOALA BEAR
ISN'T A BEAR AT ALL?
IT'S A COMMON MISTAKE
TO CALL A KOALA BEAR A BEAR.

A bear says HEY!

The announcer says THEY'RE ACTUALLY
JUST CALLED A KOALA
AND ARE A MEMBER OF
THE MARSUPIAL FAMILY.
THEY ARE ACTUALLY MORE
CLOSELY RELATED TO A KANGAROO
THAN A BEAR,
BUT THE KOALA DOES DO
A FEW THINGS LIKE A BEAR,
BEARS LIKE TO HIBERNATE,
THE KOALA LIKES TO REST
EVERY DAY.
BEING SO CUTE MAY BE ONE REASON
THEY ARE MISTAKEN FOR BEARS,
TEDDY BEARS THAT IS.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT!

Alfie says WHAT A COOL FACT, RIGHT?
OKAY, CREATURE FANS,
TIME TO GET A BIT PHILOSOPHICAL.
TIME FOR SOME MUSINGS,
SOME WONDERINGS, SOME THOUGHTS
AND SOME PONDERINGS FROM
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 OKAY,
I SERIOUSLY CAN'T CHILL
UNTIL I FIGURE OUT
THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION.
HOW DO SPIDERS
START THEIR WEBS?
I MEAN, HOW DO THEY STRING UP
THAT FIRST PIECE OF SILK?
THERE'S NOTHING FOR
THEM TO HOLD ONTO.
LIKE, ACTUALLY, NOTHING.
WOW.
DO YOU THINK SPIDERS CAN FLY
AND THEY JUST HAVEN'T TOLD
ANYBODY?
FLYING SPIDERS.
NO ONE WANTS THAT.

Alfie says THAT WAS SO WEIRD.
MOVING ON.
IT'S TIME FOR STEP THREE OF SPIN
WITH MILAN AND MILO.
LET'S FIND OUT
IF MILO CAN DO IT.
IT'S TIME FOR DOG TRICKS
PART THREE.

Katrina says WE'VE BEEN HAVING SOME FUN
WITH MILO
AND TEACHING HIM TO SPIN.
HE'S GETTING PRETTY CONFIDENT
DOING IT ONE DIRECTION.
DO YOU THINK HE CAN DO IT
TWO DIRECTIONS?

Milan says I THINK HE CAN DO IT.

Katrina says YOU THINK HE CAN DO IT.
ALL RIGHT LET'S HAVE A LOOK.
I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU SOME
CHICKEN
BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE CALL
A HIGH VALUED TREAT.
IT'S SOMETHING THAT
DOGS REALLY LOVE.
CALL HIM IN AND TRY THE WAY
YOU WERE JUST DOING IT
AND THEN WE WILL TRY
THE OTHER WAY.

Milan says COME ON, MILO,
MILO, COME ON.

Katrina says NICE AND...
OH GOOD ONE.

Milan says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says AND SEE IF HE WILL
GO THE OTHER WAY.

Milan says MILO, SPIN.

Katrina says REALLY GOOD.

Milan says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says WELL DONE.

Milan says YEAH I THINK IT'S GOOD
THAT HE LEARNT A NEW TRICK.
I AM REALLY PROUD OF HIM.

Katrina says GOOD ON YOU MILO.
AND IT JUST SHOWS THAT IT IS
PRETTY EASY TO TEACH TRICKS.
YOU HAVE JUST GOT
TO BE CONSISTENT.

Milan says YEAH.

Katrina says AND DON'T FORGET IF YOU ARE
TEACHING TRICKS
OR DOING ANY DOG TRAINING
AT HOME
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT
YOU HAVE A PARENT TO SUPERVISE.
THAT WAS FANTASTIC AND I THINK
MILO AND MILAN HAD A LOT OF FUN.
THAT IS ALL WE HAVE GOT TIME
FOR TODAY.
I REALLY HOPE YOU ENJOYED
OUR TRICK
AND WE'LL BE BACK NEXT TIME
WITH A WHOLE LOT MORE FUN.

Alfie says WELL WHAT A GREAT SHOW.
BUT THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TIME
FOR TODAY.
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED WATCHING
MILAN TEACH MILO TO SPIN,
AND MEETING NIAMH
AND HER CAT FAITH,
NOT TO MENTION SEEING THOSE
AMAZING JACKALS AND SNAKES.
IF YOU'RE AFTER
MORE CREATURE FUN,
YOU KNOW WHERE TO COME
WHERE ALL THE WEIRD, WACKY
AND WONDERFUL ANIMALS ARE.
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE
AWESOME AND PETS ARE PALS.
I'M ALFIE, JOIN ME NEXT
TIME ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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