(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 ITS 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 GO SCAVENGING
WITH SOME JACKALS,
GO FOR A DIP WITH A SEA SNAKE
AND HANG OUT
WITH THE ADORABLE HONEY POSSUM.
WE HAVE A LAUGH WITH
PANDA AND PONY,
AND MEET JO AND HER EAGER
BEAGLIER 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 THESE ARE THE BEAUTIFUL,
TALENTED WONDER DOGS.
TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO STAY.
TRICK'S GOING TO SHOW US
HOW IT'S DONE.
LET'S LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
TRICK FIRST.
MEET TRICK,
HE'S 5 YEARS OLD.
HIS NICKNAMES ARE TRICKY
AND THE TRICKSTER.
TRICK IS AN AGILITY CHAMPION.
HE DID HIS FIRST STAGE SHOW
WHEN HE WAS JUST 8 WEEKS OLD
AND HE HAS NOT STOPPED
PERFORMING SINCE.
HIS FAVOURITE TRICKS INCLUDE
FETCHING THINGS TO PUT AWAY,
RUNNING IN CIRCLES
AND PLAYING DEAD.
HE'S DEFINITELY THE FUN LOVING
CRAZY ONE WHO RARELY SITS STILL.
HIS PET HATES:
NOT BEING ALLOWED TO RUN.
NAUGHTIEST DEED: HE'S ALWAYS
STIRRING UP THE OTHERS.

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says FAVOURITE TREAT IS SAUSAGE.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE TRICK:
NAUGHTY, ACTIVE AND PLAYFUL.
OKAY, LET'S SEE TRICK
DEMONSTRATE.

A caption reads "Learn to stay."

Katrina says to Trick STAY.
STAY IS ONE OF THE
MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
YOU SHOULD TEACH YOUR DOG
FOR THEIR SAFETY.
IT GIVES YOU CONTROL
IN ALL SITUATIONS.
STAY.
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 Holly and her dog.

Holly is around 12, with long wavy blond hair in pig tails and wears blue shorts and a yellow shirt.

Katrina says I AM HERE TODAY WITH THE LOVELY
HOLLY AND HER GORGEOUS HONEY.
TELL ME A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT HONEY.

Holly says WELL, SHE LOVES SWIMMING,
SHE LOVES GOING FOR WALKS,
SHE LOVES CUDDLES.

Katrina says WHAT KIND OF DOG IS HONEY?

Holly says SHE IS A CAVALIER CROSS.

Katrina says AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE THE MOST
ABOUT HAVING A DOG?

Holly says THEY'RE VERY GOOD COMPANIONS.

Katrina says THEY'RE ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU.
AND DO YOU FIND
THEY'RE EASY TO TRAIN?

Holly says YES.

Katrina says OKAY ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO
DOING SOME TRAINING TODAY?

Holly says YEAH.

Katrina says EXCELLENT.
WELL, WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD
TO IT TOO, HONEY.
TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO TEACH
HONEY TO STAY.
STAY IS AN IMPORTANT COMMAND
THAT ALL DOGS REALLY SHOULD KNOW
BECAUSE IT IS
A SAFETY THING REALLY.
SO IF YOU FOR EXAMPLE NEED TO
CROSS THE ROAD IN AN EMERGENCY
AND YOU NEED THE DOG TO STAY,
YOU KNOW, THAT THEY ARE GOING TO
STAY THERE
AND YOU CAN START TEACHING
A PUPPY
FROM THE TIME
THAT THEY ARE 8 WEEKS OF AGE.
BUT HONEY IS OBVIOUSLY
A LITTLE BIT OLDER.
HOW OLD IS SHE?

Holly says JUST TURNED 3.

Katrina says JUST TURNED 3, OKAY.
WELL, WE'RE GOING TO BREAK THIS
DOWN INTO OUR USUAL THREE STEPS
AND THE FIRST STEP IS WE'RE JUST
GONNA ASK HONEY TO SIT AND STAY
FOR A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME
AND THEN YOU GIVE HER A TREAT.

Holly says OKAY.

Katrina says YOU CALL HER TO YOU.

Holly says HONEY.

Katrina says ASK HER TO SIT.

Holly says SIT, STAY.

Katrina says AND THEN, PERFECT.
SO THE GOAL HERE IS TO
JUST ASK HER TO STAY
FOR A VERY SHORT PERIOD
OF TIME.
JUST A COUPLE OF SECONDS
AND THEN SHE GETS THE TREAT
IF SHE DOESN'T MOVE.
WELL, THAT'S STEP ONE DONE.
STEP TWO IS GETTING HONEY TO
STAY IN THE DOWN POSITION
AND STEP THREE WILL BE TO
ASK HER TO STAY
FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME.
WE'LL POP BACK TO THE STUDIO
AND COME BACK
AND CHECK ON YOU GUYS
A LITTLE BIT LATER.

Back in the bamboo house, Alfie says OKAY LET'S TRY THE TRICK.
AND STAY.
WELL DONE.
SEE, NAILED IT.
SURE IT MIGHT BE A BIT TRICKIER
WITH A DOG.
WE'LL FIND OUT LATER WHEN
WE CHECK IN ON HOLLY AND HONEY
BUT FIRST,
ITS TIME FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW JACKALS ARE FAST ANIMALS?
THEY CAN RUN 40 MILES PER HOUR,
BUT THEY USUALLY RUN
ONLY 10 MILES PER HOUR
FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME.
JACKALS ARE VERY VOCAL ANIMALS.
THEY USE A WIDE VARIETY
OF SOUNDS TO COMMUNICATE.
MOST NOTABLE SOUNDS INCLUDE:
YIPS, HOWLS, GROWLS
AND OWL-LIKE HOOTS.
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 THE TWO BOBS.

Inside a hollow log, Wombat Bob 1 says BOB, WAKEY WAKEY.

WHAT?

Wombat Bob 1 says TODAY'S THE DAY.

Wombat Bob 2 says WHAT FOR, BOB?

Wombat Bob 1 says THE 75 PERCENT OFF DOOR BUSTER SALE
AT THE HAPPY WOMBAT.
OFF YOUR BUM NOW.

Wombat Bob 2 says OKAY, OKAY.

Wombat Bob 1 says LET'S GO, LET'S GO.

Wombat Bob 2 says ALL RIGHT,
WAIT BOB WE'RE WOMBATS.

Wombat Bob 1 says YEAH.

Wombat Bob 2 says WHAT DO WE NEED TO BUY?
WE HAVE GOT FOOD RIGHT HERE.

Wombat Bob 1 says YEAH, BUT IS IT 75 PERCENT OFF?

Wombat Bob 2 says NO, IT'S FREE.

Wombat Bob 1 says STACK ME.
SO 75 PERCENT LESS THAN THAT MEANS
THEY WILL BE PAYING US TO...
OH WAIT,
IS TODAY THE 17TH?

Wombat Bob 2 says NO, IT'S THE 18TH.

Wombat Bob 1 says OH, WELL, BACK TO BED THEN.
GOOD PRACTICE RUN
FOR NEXT YEAR, BOB.
(SNORING)

Alfie says WHAT A PAIR.
THOSE TWO BOBS.
WE'LL HEAR FROM THEM AGAIN
A BIT LATER 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 CAP.
IT'S TIME FOR CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
RELY ON THEIR FEMALES
TO DO MOST OF THE HUNTING?
IS IT A THE RED RIVER HOGS?
B THE LIMBER LIONS?
OR C
THE CHAMPION ATHLETIC CHEETAHS?
IF YOU ANSWERED B THE LIONS,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
LADY LIONESS IS THE TOP PREDATOR
ON THE AFRICAN PLAINS.
RATHER THAN HELP OUT,
THE MALES OF THE PRIDE STAY HOME
MORE THAN 95 PERCENT OF THE TIME.
SO LIKE ALL GOOD KINGS,
THE MALE LION SPENDS HIS TIME
SITTING AROUND AND LOOKING REGAL
WHILE OTHERS DO ALL THE WORK.
BUT WHY IS THE SMALLER,
WEAKER MEMBER OF THE LION FAMILY
DOING ALL THE HARD WORK,
YOU MAY WONDER?
WELL, THE SIZE OF THE MALE LION
CAN ACTUALLY HINDER HIS CHANCES
WHEN HUNTING.
FIRSTLY, HE IS A LOT LESS AGILE
THAN THE SMALLER FEMALE,
AND SECONDLY HE HAS TO
CARRY AROUND A HUGE MANE,
WHICH MAY MAKE HIM LOOK
MORE IMPRESSIVE,
BUT REALLY GETS IN THE WAY
WHEN HE IS HUNTING.
SO, ON THE PLAINS OF AFRICA,
THE LIONESS IS
THE MOST FEARED HUNTER.

Alfie says ALL RIGHT, GUYS,
STILL TO COME ON TODAY'S SHOW.
WE HAVE MORE CANINE CRAZINESS
IN DOG TRICKS
LOADS OF LAUGH
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 THAT SEA SNAKES
ACTUALLY BREATHE AIR?
THEY DO NOT HAVE GILLS
LIKE OTHER FISH
AND SURFACE REGULARLY
TO BREATH.
THEY HAVE ADAPTED TO THE SEA
PERFECTLY.
THEIR TAILS ARE FLATTENED TO
ACT LIKE RUDDERS IN THE WATER.
THEIR LUNGS HAVE LENGTHENED
TO LET THEM HOLD MORE AIR.
THEY CAN DIVE TO DEPTHS
OF 90 METERS
AND CAN STAY UNDER
FOR AS LONG AS 5 HOURS.
SOME SEA SNAKES CAN ALSO
ABSORB AIR THROUGH THEIR SKIN
DIRECTLY FROM SEAWATER.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says SNAKES THAT CAN SWIM?
IMPRESSIVE.
DO YOU KNOW
WHAT ELSE IS IMPRESSIVE?
DOGS WHO WILL STAY
WHEN YOU TELL THEM TO.
IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TRAINING.
SOUNDS PRETTY EASY,
BUT IS IT?
LET'S FIND OUT
HOW HOLLY AND HONEY ARE DOING
WITH THEIR TRAINING.
IT'S TIME TO CHECK IN
WITH DR KATRINA
FOR STEP TWO OF DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
THE NEXT STEP FOR HONEY IS TO
ASK HER TO LIE DOWN AND STAY
IN A DOWN POSITION.
SO I THINK
SHE IS LOOKING VERY TIRED.
I DON'T THINK SHE IS GOING TO
HAVE A PROBLEM LYING DOWN
AND YOU HAVE GOT THE TREATS
CLEARLY.
YES.
OKAY, SO ALL YOU NEED TO DO
IS ASK HER TO LIE DOWN,
STAND UP AND ASK HER TO STAY
AND EXACTLY
WHAT WE WERE DOING FOR SIT.
PERFECT.

Holly says SIT.
LAY DOWN.
STAY.

Katrina says AND THEN STEP BACK.
PERFECT.
AND THEN THE NEXT ONE,
WHICH IS STEP BACK
A LITTLE FURTHER.

Holly says YEP.
STAY.
GOOD GIRL.

Katrina says THAT IS FANTASTIC.
STEP THREE IS COMING NEXT,
WHICH IS TO SEE
IF SHE CAN LIE DOWN
AND STAY FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.
I DON'T THINK
SHE'S GOING TO HAVE A PROBLEM.
I THINK SHE'S GOING TO
FALL ASLEEP.
MORE OF THAT LATER.

Alfie says AND NOW MY FRIENDS,
IT'S TIME FOR SOME SNICKERS
AND SNIGGERS,
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.

A caption reads "Bad Pun Pony."

Kids say YAY!

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

Bad Pun Pony says WHAT IS A RABBIT'S FAVOURITE
MUSIC?
HIP HOP.

Ducks chuckle.

Bad Pun Pony says OR HOW ABOUT THIS?
WHAT DO YOU CALL
A CRATE FULL OF DUCKS?
A BOX OF QUAKERS.

A bunny chuckles.

(NEIGHS)

Kids say BAD PUN PONY!
YAY!
(NEIGHS)

Alfie says SHE'S A CRACK UP.
WE'LL HAVE MORE OF 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.
WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS...

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE
ANIMALS GROW NEW BODY PARTS
EVERY YEAR?
IS IT A THE DELIGHTFUL DEER?
B THE SHAPELESS SEA SPONGE?
OR C THE SEA STAR?

A sea star says DON'T GET ME STARTED.

The announcer says IF YOU ANSWERED A
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE MALE DEER GROWS NEW ANTLERS
EVERY YEAR.
(LOUD SNORT)

The announcer says EVEN THOUGH THEY SHARE
A SIMILAR BUILD,
DEER ARE STRONGLY DISTINGUISHED
FROM ANTELOPES BY THEIR ANTLERS.
DEER ANTLERS ARE BRANCHED
AND ANTELOPE HORNS ARE NOT.
EXCEPT FOR REINDEER
ONLY BUCKS GROW ANTLERS.

A reindeer says REALLY?

The announcer says THERE ARE OVER 100 DIFFERENT
SUB SPECIES OF DEER
IN THE WORLD.
THE MALE DEER IS KNOWN AS
A BUCK,
THE FEMALE IS A DOE...

A deer says OKAY.

The announcer says AND THE YOUNG IS A FAWN.
DEER DON'T SLEEP VERY MUCH
BUT THEY DO TEND TO HIDE
AND REST DURING THE DAY.
THEY ARE VERY SOCIAL ANIMALS.
THE FEMALES FEEL MORE SECURE
AMONGST A GROUP.
ALTHOUGH MALES TEND TO ENJOY
ALONE TIME WHEN THEY GET OLDER.

(LOUD SNORT)

The announcer says DEERS ARE NATURE'S HEAD BANGERS,
GROWING ELABORATE ANTLERS
TO PROTECT THEIR SKULLS.

(LOUD SNORT)

A deer says BUTTON IT UP.

The announcer says THE OLDER A DEER IS THE BIGGER
HIS ANTLERS WILL BECOME
ON HIS HEAD.
EACH YEAR,
THESE BRANCHY BONY STRUCTURES
GROW OUT OF THE FRONT OF
THE MALE'S SKULL.
THEY'RE WEAPONS USED IN
HIGHLY RITUALIZED FIGHTS
FOR TERRITORY AND FEMALES.
THE FLAT BLADE OF THE ANTLER
IS A SHIELD,
WHILE THE PRONGS ARE USED AS
SPEARS FOR GRAPPLING.

A fox says OH DEER.

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 GUEST IN THE HOUSE.
THERE'S AN ADORABLE ANIMAL
IN TOO CUTE.
PLUS, SOME USING FROM OUR
FAVOURITE BLACK AND WHITE BEAR,
THE FANTASTIC PONDERING BEAR.
ALL THAT, STILL TO COME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW THE HONEY POSSUM EATS ABOUT
AS MUCH POLLEN
AS A SMALL GREEN PEA
AND ABOUT ONE AND A HALF
TEASPOONS OF NECTAR EACH DAY?

A honey possum says MUNCHING MUNCHKINS.

The announcer says THAT'S A LOT
FOR A LITTLE CRITTER
THE SIZE OF A GRAIN OF RICE
WHEN IT'S BORN.
WHEN THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TO EAT
THESE ADORABLE NECTAR MUNCHERS
CURL UP INTO A BALL
AND FALL ASLEEP.
THIS IS CALLED TORPOR.
JUST LIKE THE EQUALLY ADORABLE
MOUSE LEMUR.
WHEN THEY WANT TO WAKE UP.
THEY SHIVER.
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.

A voice says FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE.
FIRE.

A dolphin jumps to the surface and says YEE HOO.
I AM FLYING.
I AM FLYING.
OH, OH.
BELLY FLOP.

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie sits in the set with Jo and her dog.

Jo is around 11, with long straight brown hair in a ponytail and wears denims shirts and a white T-shirt.

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

Jo says HELLO, ALFIE.

Alfie says SO WHO'S THIS?

Jo says THIS IS D.R.

Alfie says D.R?
AND WHAT DOES D.R. STAND FOR?

Jo says DOG ROBERTS.

Alfie says DOG ROBERTS.
DID YOU COME UP WITH THAT NAME?

Jo says YES.

Alfie says YEAH.
SO HOW BIG WAS SHE
WHEN YOU FIRST GOT HER?

Jo says SHE WAS PRETTY TINY.
SHE WAS PROBABLY ABOUT
AS BIG AS MAYBE FOUR PALMS.

Alfie says REALLY?
SO WHAT KIND OF DOG IS SHE?

Jo says SHE'S A BEAGLE CROSS CAVALIER.

Alfie says A BEAGLE CROSS CAVALIER.
AWESOME.
BEAGLIER.
THE BEAGLIER IS A CROSS BREED
BETWEEN THE BEAGLE
AND THE CAVALIER KING CHARLES
SPANIEL.
BEAGLIERS ARE NOT
A RECOGNISED BREED
BUT ARE KNOWN TO BE BEST GROUPED
IN WITH THE HOUNDS.
THE BEAGLIER IS A PLAYFUL,
GENTLE,GOOD NATURED
AND VERY CURIOUS DOG.
BEAGLIERS ENJOY DAILY WALKS
WITH A LEASH
AND LOVE TO BE PART OF
ACTIVITIES WITH FAMILY.
THIS KEEPS THEM ACTIVE
AND HAPPY.
THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF
A BEAGLIER IS 10 TO 13 YEARS.
BEAGLIER.
WHAT DO YOU DO
TO LOOK AFTER HER?

Jo says WHEN SHE GETS REALLY MESSY
I HAVE TO WASH HER.

Alfie says SO HOW DOES SHE REACT TO
A BATH?

Jo says AHH SHE DOESN'T LIKE
COLD WATER
SO WE HAVE TO PUT
WARM WATER ON HER
BUT THEN SHE STILL DOESN'T
REALLY LIKE IT
SO SHE TUCKS HER TAIL UNDER HER
BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T LIKE IT
AND THAT SHOWS
THAT SHE IS NERVOUS.

Alfie says SO D.R. SEEMS LIKE
A REALLY GOOD DOG.
HAS SHE EVER DONE ANYTHING
NAUGHTY?

Jo says YES.

Alfie says WHAT?

Jo says ONE DAY SHE WAS...
WELL WHEN I CLIMBED UP THE TREE
SHE FOLLOWED ME
BUT THEN I WENT INSIDE,
AND THEN, SHE JUMPED ACROSS
INTO THE NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOURS
AND CROSSED THE FENCE
AND SHE WAS PLAYING
WITH THIS DOG,
A PUG NAMED PUGLEY.

Alfie says REALLY?

Jo says YEAH.

Alfie says SO SHE JUST LIKE CLIMBS TREES?

Jo says YEAH SHE CLIMBED THE TREE
THAT WE HAVE AT MUMS'.

Alfie says SHE'S PRETTY ADVENTUROUS.

Jo says SHE CLIMBS TREES LIKE CATS.

Alfie says SO SHE IS LIKE A CAT DOG.

Jo says SORT OF.

Alfie says SO IF OTHERS WERE LOOKING TO GET
A PET DOG LIKE D.R.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?

Jo says DEFINITELY.

Alfie says WHY?

Jo says I CAN JUST TALK TO HER
AND HAVE HER AS A BEST FRIEND
AND I ALSO JUST LOVE HAVING HER
WITH ALL HER FUR
AND PATTING HER.

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

Jo says THANK YOU.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US
TO YOUR GORGEOUS PET,
DOG ROBERTS.

Jo says THAT'S OKAY.

Alfie says SHE IS SUPER CUTE.
SPEAKING OF CUTE.
CHECK THIS OUT.

The announcer says SURE DOGS ARE CUTE...
(BARKS)...BUT NOT AS CUTE
AS PRAIRIE DOGS.

People say AWW.

The announcer says THESE FURRY LITTLE GUYS
ARE COUSINS
TO THE NUT-MUNCHING
SQUIRREL.
WHICH IS WEIRD
'CAUSE THEY LOOK LIKE A BEAVER.
THEY LIVE IN
CUTE LITTLE BURROWS
THAT EVEN HAVE
THEIR OWN TOILETS.
AND THEY'RE PRETTY AWESOME
AT SELF-DEFENCE.

A squirrel says HIYAH.

The announcer says PRAIRIE DOGS.
UNDERGROUND SQUIRREL NINJAS.
THAT'S JUST...

Kids say TOO CUTE!

Alfie says 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 CAN PUSH
ITS STOMACH OUT ITS MOUTH?
IS IT A THE OCTOPUS.
ONE OF THE MOST INTELLIGENT
OF ALL INVERTEBRATES?
B THE STARFISH?
OR IS IT C
THE MOOCHING MOLLUSC THE SNAIL?
IF YOU ANSWERED B
YOU'RE CORRECT.
THE STARFISH EATS ITS PREY
BY PUSHING ITS STOMACH
OUT OF ITS MOUTH.
(SCREAMS)

The announcer says STARFISH ARE MOSTLY CARNIVOROUS
AND PREY ON MOLLUSCS,
SUCH AS CLAMS, MUSSELS,
AND OYSTERS,
WHICH ARE USUALLY
ATTACHED TO ROCKS
AND UNABLE TO ESCAPE
QUICKLY.
THEY PRY THEIR PREY OPEN
WITH THEIR SUCTION-CUPPED FEET
BEFORE PUSHING ITS STOMACH
OUT OF ITS MOUTH
AND INTO THE SHELL.
AFTER DIGESTING THE ANIMAL
WHOLE,
STARFISH WILL RETURN
THEIR STOMACHS
BACK INTO THEIR OWN BODIES.
STARFISH ARE ECHINODERMS,
CLOSELY RELATED TO SAND DOLLARS,
SEA URCHINS, AND SEA CUCUMBERS.
SCIENTISTS COUNTED OVER
2,000 SPECIES OF STARFISH
THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
AND IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT
CLIMATES.
MOST OF THEM HAVE FIVE ARMS,
BUT SOME SPECIES
CAN HAVE UP TO 40 ARMS.
THAT'S STAR-TLING.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Crocodile Bob 1 says IN TODAY'S MEAT EATERS
ANONYMOUS SESSION
WE'RE GOING TO BE USING
MINDFULNESS
TO HELP US WITH OUR MEAT
CRAVINGS.

Crocodile Bob 2 says WHAT'S MINDFULNESS, BOB?

Crocodile Bob 1 says IT'S WHEN YOU REALLY FOCUS ON
WHAT'S HAPPENING
IN THE PRESENT MOMENT.
BOB?

(GROWL)

Crocodile Bob 2 says SORRY BOB,
I WASN'T LISTENING.
WHAT DID YOU SAY?

Crocodile Bob 1 says LET'S START BY TUNING INTO
OUR BODIES.
WITH MINDFULNESS WE WILL
OVERCOME OUR MEAT CRAVINGS.
WON'T WE, BOB?
WON'T WE, BOB?

Crocodile Bob 2 says SORRY BOB, I CAN'T HEAR YOU.
MY STOMACH'S TALKING TOO LOUD.

Crocodile Bob 1 says BOB, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Crocodile Bob 2 says JUST LIKE YOU SAID, BOB.
TUNING INTO MY BODY
AND THIS PIG CARCASS TOO.

Crocodile Bob 1 says FIGHT IT, BOB,
FIGHT IT.

Crocodile Bob 2 says NO USE FIGHTING,
IT'S ALREADY DEAD.

Crocodile Bob 1 says NO, I MEAN,
FIGHT THE URGE, BOB.

Crocodile Bob 2 says URGE IS WINNING,
URGE IS WINNING.

Crocodile Bob 1 says NO, BEAT IT.
PUT THE CARCASS DOWN.

Crocodile Bob 2 says I WILL PUT IT DOWN MY THROAT.

(BELCH)

Alfie says OH, 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 ROLIE 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.

The announcer says THAT A BEE FLAPS ITS WINGS
ABOUT 300 BEATS PER SECOND,
A WASP FLAPS THEIRS
400 BEATS PER SECOND,
BUT A DRAGONFLY
FLAPS ITS WINGS
AT ONLY ABOUT
30 BEATS PER SECOND?
YOU WOULD THINK A DRAGONFLY
WOULD NEED MORE BEATS PER SECOND
BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH BIGGER IT IS
THAN A WASP OR A BEE,
BUT THAT'S JUST NOT THE CASE.
THIS IS BECAUSE DRAGONFLIES
HAVE TWO SETS OF WINGS
SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO BEAT THEM
AS MUCH TO FLY.
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 EVER WONDER ABOUT
TURTLES?
LIKE REALLY WONDER ABOUT
TURTLES?
I MEAN,
WHAT WOULD THEY LOOK LIKE
IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE A SHELL?
DO YOU THINK THEIR BODIES
WOULD BE ALL BIG AND ROUND
LIKE THE SHAPE OF
THEIR SHELL?
OR WOULD THEY BE LONG AND THIN,
KIND OF LIKE A LIZARD?
HEY, DO YOU THINK LIZARDS ARE
JUST SHELL-LESS TURTLES?
I AM GOING TO HAVE TO PONDER
THIS ONE MORE.

Alfie says HE'S ONE OF A KIND.
MOVING ON.
IT'S THAT TIME IN THE SHOW
WHERE WE SEE
IF HOLLY AND HONEY
CAN MASTER
THE FINAL STEP
OF TODAY'S TRAINING.
LET'S FIND OUT.
IT'S STEP THREE OF DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELL, WE'VE HAD
A LOVELY TIME TODAY
AND HONEY HAS BEEN AN
ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL STUDENT.
SO NOW IS THE BIG TEST,
WHICH IS OUR STEP THREE.
LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GET HONEY
TO STAY FOR 10 SECONDS.
SO I WILL COUNT THE 10 SECONDS
AND YOU JUST ASK HER TO STAY.
OKAY, YOU GOT A TREAT?
OFF YOU GO.

Holly says LIE DOWN.
SIT.
LIE DOWN.
STAY.

Katrina says ALL RIGHT AND I AM GOING TO
COUNT YOU IN.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
REWARD HER, SHE DID IT.

Holly says GOOD JOB.

Katrina says OKAY, WELL DONE, GUYS.
IT HAS BEEN SO NICE TO SEE
HOW WELL YOU WORK TOGETHER.
HAVE YOU HAD FUN?

Holly says YES, I AM SO GLAD
HONEY WAS SUCCESSFUL.
THANK YOU.

Katrina says SHE HAS BEEN FANTASTIC
AND SO HAVE YOU.
I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED
TODAY'S DOG TRICK.
DON'T FORGET IF YOU ARE DOING
TRICKS OR TRAINING AT HOME
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE
ADULT SUPERVISION.
I'LL BE BACK NEXT TIME
WITH MORE FUN DOG TRICKS.

Alfie says WELL, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TIME
FOR TODAY GUYS.
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED WATCHING
HOLLY AND HONEY
AND MEETING JO
AND HER DOG D.R.
WHAT A DOG-FULL DAY
WE'VE HAD.
BUT LET'S NOT FORGET THE AMAZING
KING OF THE JUNGLE, THE LION.
REMEMBER, ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO TO SEE ALL
THE INCREDIBLE, UNBELIEVABLE,
IMMENSELY IMPRESSIVE ANIMALS
OUT THERE.
JOIN ME, ALFIE,
NEXT TIME ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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

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