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

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says WE GO BIG WITH A LARGE LIZARD,
CHECK OUT
NEW ZEALAND'S FLIGHTLESS KIWI
AND GET CLOSE TO
A BLACK-HEADED PYTHON.
WE HAVE A LAUGH
WITH PANDA AND PONY,
AND MEET SAM
THE SNAKE WHISPERER
AND HIS SUPER COOL SNAKE
IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
FIRST THINGS FIRST,
LET'S GO 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
AND THESE ARE THE
INCREDIBLY TALENTED WONDER DOGS.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO DANCE
AND DART IS GOING TO
DEMONSTRATE IT FOR US.
LET'S LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
HER FIRST.
MEET DART.
SHE'S 3 YEARS OLD.
HER NICKNAME IS DARTY.
HER FAVOURITE TRICKS ARE
PLAYING QUOITS AND DOING DOGA:
THAT'S YOGA FOR DOGS.
FAVOURITE HOBBIES:
AGILITY AND SWIMMING.

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says HER NAUGHTIEST DEED IS CHASING
THE KANGAROOS AT HER HOME.
HER OBSESSIONS:
RUNNING AND BEING CUDDLED.
HER FAVOURITE TREAT
IS A DOB OF YOGHURT
ON HER MORNING BREAKFAST.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE DART:
FUN, HAPPY AND SWEET.
AND NOW LET'S SEE DART
DEMONSTRATE IT.

A caption reads "Learn to dance."

Katrina makes Trick dance and says READY, READY UP.
YES.
GOOD GIRL.
THE DANCE IS A VERY CUTE
AND ENTERTAINING TRICK.
GOOD DANCING.
BUT IT DOES REQUIRE YOUR DOG
TO HAVE GOOD BALANCE
AND IT TAKES SOME SKILL.
IT'S NOT A TRICK TO TEACH
YOUNG PUPPIES OR LARGE BREEDS.
GOOD GIRLY.
YEAH.
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 Claire and her dog.

Claire is around 12, with long blond hair in a bun and wears denim shorts and a blue T-shirt.

Katrina says I AM HERE WITH CLAIRE
AND HER GORGEOUS DOG LOUIS.
HE IS SO CUTE.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT HIM.

Claire says WELL, HE IS NEARLY 1
AND HE IS A POODLE CROSS
AND HE IS VERY PLAYFUL
AND ENERGETIC.

Katrina says TELL US WHY YOU LOVE
HAVING A DOG IN YOUR LIFE.

Claire says WELL, HE LIKE, WHEN I AM LONELY
HE LIKE GIVES ME SOME COMPANY
AND HE...
I WAKE UP TO HIM LICKING ME.

Katrina says HE IS QUITE WRIGGLY.
HAVE YOU DONE SOME TRAINING
WITH HIM?

Claire says YES, I HAVE.
WE HAVE PRETTY MUCH JUST DONE
SIT, STAY AND COME.

Katrina says DO YOU WANT TO POP DOWN HERE,
SWEETIE.
SIT, STAY AND COME.
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN
SOME TRICKS?

Claire says YES, THAT WOULD BE GOOD.
EXCELLENT.

Katrina says LET'S GET TO IT.
TODAY, CLAIRE AND I ARE GOING TO
TEACH LOUIS HOW TO DANCE.
SO CLAIRE THE FIRST STEP,
I AM GOING TO BRING HIM OVER
TO ME WITH TREATS,
IS JUST TO GET HIM TO SIT
AND WE JUST WANT HIM
TO BE COMFORTABLE
STRETCHING HIS HEAD UP.
JUST A TINY LITTLE BIT.
SO JUST GENTLY WITH THE TREAT.
GIVE IT TO HIM
WHEN HE REACHES HIS HEAD UP.
GOOD BOY, LOUIS.
JUST SO HE SEES YOU JUST
REACHING UP A LITTLE BIT.
GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF TREATS.

Claire says THANK YOU.

Katrina says ON HIS NOSE, STRETCHING UP.
PERFECT.
THAT'S STEP ONE.
WE'LL BE BACK SOON
WITH STEP TWO,
WHICH IS GETTING HIM TO TAKE HIS
FRONT LEGS UP OFF THE GROUND.
FEELING CONFIDENT?

Claire says YES.

Katrina says WE'LL SEE YOU SOON.
GOOD BOY.

Back in the bamboo house, ALfie says I'M EXCITED.
IT'S A DANCING DAY.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE
HOW CLAIRE AND LOUIS GET ON
WITH THIS TRICK.
I WONDER EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF
DANCING THEY'LL BE DOING?
SALSA, TAP, WHO KNOWS.
WE'LL FIND OUT A BIT LATER ON.
BUT FIRST,
IT'S TIME FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW KOMODO DRAGONS ARE THE
WORLD'S LARGEST
AND OLDEST LIZARDS?
KOMODO DRAGONS USE THEIR LONG,
FORKED TONGUES
TO PICK UP SMELLS IN THE AIR.
BECAUSE THEY OFTEN EAT
DEAD ANIMALS
AS WELL AS LIVE ONES,
KOMODO DRAGONS HELP TO KEEP
THEIR HABITAT
FREE OF ROTTING CARCASSES.
THEY CAN EAT 80 PERCENT OF THEIR
BODY WEIGHT IN ONE MEAL.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FAT.

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.

White Llama Bob says HEY, BOB?

Brown Llama Bob says YEP?

White Llama Bob says DO YOU WANT TO SEE
A MAGIC TRICK?

Brown Llama Bob says NO.

White Llama Bob says ONE, TWO, THREE, POOF.

Brown Llama Bob says WOW, WHERE'D YOU GO BOB?

White Llama Bob says I'M HERE.

Brown Llama Bob says WOW, HOW'D YOU DO THAT?

White Llama Bob says I'M BOBERINO,
THE FAMOUS MAGICAL BOB.
THREE, TWO, ONE, POOF.

Brown Llama Bob says OH BOB, STOP THAT.

White Llama Bob says POOF, I AM BACK.

Brown Llama Bob says STOP IT, BOB.

White Llama Bob says POOF, POOF, POOF.

Brown Llama Bob says STOP IT BOB.
BOB?
BOB?

White Llama Bob says BOB, HELP.

Brown Llama Bob says WHERE ARE YOU, BOB?

White Llama Bob says I AM STUCK IN THE TREE.

Brown Llama Bob says I'LL GET THE CHAINSAW.

White Llama Bob says YOU'LL GET THE WHAT?

Alfie says HONESTLY, WHAT A PAIR.
THEY DO MAKE ME LAUGH.
WE'LL HEAR FROM THEM AGAIN
LATER ON 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
IS REARED BY ITS FATHER?
A THE NAUGHTIEST OF ALL MONKEYS,
THE MACAQUES?
B THE SOUTH AMERICAN OSTRICH
CALLED RHEA?

A rhea says DO PA DO.

The announcer says OR C THE HALITOSIS-SUFFERING
HOOKER'S SEA LION?
IF YOU ANSWERED B
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE RHEA IS REARED
BY THEIR FATHER.
HIDDEN HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS
OF THE ANDES IS THE RHEA.
IT'S THE MALE OF THE SPECIES
THAT BUILDS THE NEST
AND HE HAS TO BUILD A GOOD ONE
AS HE MIGHT ATTRACT UP TO 5
FEMALES TO LAY THEIR EGGS THERE.
BUT ONCE THE FEMALES HAVE LAID
THEIR EGGS, THEY RUN AWAY.
AS THESE GIRLS
JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN.

The rhea says FABULOUS.

The announcer says THE MALE RHEA COMES BACK TO LOOK
AFTER THE EGGS UNTIL THEY HATCH.
AND HE TAKES HIS JOB
VERY SERIOUSLY.
HE'LL SPEND THE NEXT TWO MONTHS
ON THE NEST.
AND HE'S SO DEDICATED THAT HE'LL
STARVE HIMSELF IN THE PROCESS.
HE'LL SURVIVE ON JUST A QUARTER
OF HIS NORMAL FOOD INTAKE.
HE CAN'T AFFORD TO LEAVE
THE NEST FOR LONG,
BECAUSE HE HAS TO GUARD HIS EGGS
AGAINST ALL KINDS OF INTRUDERS.

A sheep says HARDEE HAR HAR.

The announcer says BUT FOR THIS SOLO DAD,
SITTING AROUND ALL DAY IS JUST
THE FIRST PART OF HIS DUTIES.
SOON HE'LL HAVE UP TO
20 NEW CHICKS TO LOOK AFTER.
HE REALLY IS A GREAT DAD.

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.
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 KIWIS ARE MOSTLY NOCTURNAL?
THEY ARE MOST COMMONLY
FOREST DWELLERS,
MAKING DAYTIME DENS AND NESTS
IN BURROWS,
HOLLOW LOGS
OR UNDER DENSE VEGETATION.
KIWIS ARE THE ONLY BIRD
TO HAVE NOSTRILS
AT THE END OF THEIR
VERY LONG BILL.
THEIR NOSTRILS ARE USED
TO PROBE IN THE GROUND,
SNIFFING OUT INVERTEBRATES
TO EAT,
ALONG WITH SOME FALLEN FRUIT.

A kiwi finds an insect and says BINGO!
DELICIOUS!

The announcer says AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT!

Alfie says LITTLE KIWIS
MAY NOT BE ABLE TO FLY
BUT I RECKON THEY CAN
BUST A FEW MOVES, DON'T YOU?
I RECKON THE KIWI DANCE WOULD BE
A LOT LIKE THE CHICKEN DANCE,
ONLY A LOT CUTER.
ANYWAY SOMEONE WHO'S LEARNING TO
DANCE IS LOUIS THE TOY POODLE.
LET'S FIND OUT HOW CLAIRE
IS DOING AT TRAINING HIM.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
CLAIRE AND I ARE TEACHING LOUIS
TO DANCE.
SO THE FIRST STEP WAS TO GET HIM
COMFORTABLE LIFTING HIS HEAD UP
AND SECOND STEP IS TO GET HIM
ON HIS BACK LEGS.
SO MOST LITTLE DOGS WILL HAPPILY
GO UP TO FOLLOW THE TREAT.
SO HE GETS THAT REWARD JUST FOR
HOLDING IT FOR A TINY SECOND.
GOOD BOY, LOUIS.
SEE, STRAIGHT UP.
GOOD BOY.
DO YOU WANT TO HAVE A TURN?
HERE YOU GO.
HOLD IT STRAIGHT UP.
PERFECT.
GOOD BOY.
GIVE YOU ANOTHER TREAT.
HERE YOU ARE.

Claire says UP, UP.

Katrina says GOOD BOY.
OKAY, THAT'S STEP TWO.
STEP THREE WILL BE TO GET HIM
TO BALANCE ON HIS HIND LEGS
AND I THINK HE'S IN
WITH A BIG CHANCE OF THAT.
DO YOU THINK?

Claire says YEAH.

Katrina says HE'S DOING WELL.
LET'S GO ONE MORE TIME.
YEAH, GOOD BOY.
WE'LL BE BACK WITH THAT
THIRD STEP SOON.

Alfie says AND NOW MY FRIENDS
TIME FOR SOME MORE LAUGHS,
SOME SNICKERING,
SOME SNORTING,
AND CHORTLING
WITH OUR FAVOURITE FUNNY HORSE.
OR AT LEAST SHE THINKS SO.
HAND OVER THE MIC TO
OUR ONE AND 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.

(NEIGHS)

Bad Pun Pony says WHERE DO DOGS GO
WHEN THEY LOSE THEIR TAILS?
TO THE RE-TAIL STORE.

Ducks chuckle.

Bad Pun Pony says WHAT'S INVISIBLE
AND SMELLS LIKE CARROTS?
WHY IT'S RABBIT FARTS.

A bunny chuckles.

(NEIGHS)

Kids say BAD PUN PONY, YAY!

(NEIGHS)

Alfie says OH THAT PONY GETS ME
EVERY TIME.
SHE'LL BE BACK WITH
MORE PONYING AROUND NEXT TIME.
BUT NOW, TIME FOR SOMETHING
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
WARM UP THOSE BRAIN CELLS
AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
WITH ANOTHER COOL CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
IS A THIEVING PIRATE?
IS IT A
THE PREDATORY CARACARA?
B THE DIVE-BOMBING GANNET?
OR C
THE FAST MOVING FRIGATE BIRD?
IF YOU ANSWERED C,
THE FRIGATE BIRD,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THIS BIRD IS A PESKY PIRATE.
THE FRIGATE BIRD CAN BE FOUND
CRUISING AROUND
TROPICAL ISLANDS,
JUST LIKE THE FAST
AND MANOEUVRABLE SHIPS
THAT ONCE GAVE THE FRIGATE BIRD
ITS NAME.
THESE SEABIRDS ARE SO NIMBLE
THAT INSTEAD OF DIVING,
THEY USE THEIR VICIOUSLY
HOOKED BEAKS
TO SNAG FISH OFF THE
WATER'S SURFACE.
BUT THIS AERIAL AGILITY
DOESN'T COME NATURALLY.
A CHICK HAS TO LEARN
HOW TO BECOME A SKILLED HUNTER,
WHICH IS WHY SOME YOUNG
FRIGATE BIRDS TURN TO PIRACY.
WHY BOTHER GOING FISHING
WHEN THERE ARE PLENTY OF
TROPICAL BIRDS
BRINGING HOME FOOD
FOR CHICKS OF THEIR OWN?

A clip shows the frigate bird stealing food from another bird.

The announcer says THE FRIGATE BIRD
IS A RUTHLESS PIRATE
BECAUSE IT'S AN EXPERT
AT MID-AIR MUGGINGS.
IT WON'T LET GO UNTIL
ITS VICTIM COUGHS UP, LITERALLY.
LUCKILY FOR THIS COLONY
OF BOOBIES
IT'S USUALLY ONLY A SMALL
PERCENTAGE OF FRIGATE BIRDS
THAT LEARN HOW TO BECOME
PIRATES.

A frigate bird says HARDEE HAR HAR.

The announcer says SET UP HOUSE TOO CLOSE TO
A COLONY OF THESE AERIAL PIRATES
WHEN THEY'RE BUILDING
THEIR NESTS
AND YOU'RE IN BIG TROUBLE.
THAT'S BECAUSE FRIGATE BIRDS
WILL TARGET A BOOBY
NOT JUST FOR ITS LUNCH
BUT ITS STICK.

Another bird says HEY.

The announcer says BUT THE FRIGATE BIRD
IS ONLY A PART-TIME PIRATE.
AT THE END OF THE
BREEDING SEASON
THESE COLONIES EMPTY.
DEPRIVED OF VICTIMS, THE PIRATES
RETURN TO THE SEA TO FISH.

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 USINGS 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
THE BLACK-HEADED PYTHON LACKS
HEAT SENSING PITS
LIKE OTHER PYTHONS
MOST LIKELY BECAUSE THE MAJORITY
OF ITS PREY ARE COLD BLOODED?
THIS NATIVE AUSTRALIAN
SHELTERS DURING THE DAY
IN AREAS SUCH AS CAVES,
ROCK CREVICES,
HOLLOW LOGS, EMPTY BURROWS
AND TERMITE MOUNDS.
THEY ARE PREYED UPON BY ANIMALS
SUCH AS BIRDS OF PREY,
DINGOES
AND THE NORTHERN QUOLL.
THE BLACK-HEADED PYTHON CAN LIVE
ANYWHERE FROM 20 TO 30 YEARS.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say "An animal fact."

Alfie says ALL RIGHT 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.

A walrus slaps another walrus.

The slapped walrus says HEY.
HEY!

The slapping walrus says HO, HO, HO, HO.

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie sits in the set with a guest and his pet.

Alfie says INTRODUCING SAMUEL.
HE'S BROUGHT IN AN AMAZING PET
TO SHOW US.
HELLO, SAMUEL.

Samuel is around 7, with short blond hair and wears jeans, a white T-shirt, a necklace and an explorer’s hat.

Samuel says HI, ALFIE.

Alfie says SO, IS THAT A SPIDER IN THE BAG?

Samuel says NO.

Alfie says IS IT A DOG?

Samuel says NO.

Alfie says WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

Samuel says A SNAKE.

Alfie says WAIT A SECOND.
BEFORE YOU GET THAT ONE OUT
I FEEL LIKE
I NEED TO GET PROPERLY EQUIPPED.

Alfie puts on an explorer’s hat and says LET'S DO IT.

Samuel takes the snake out of the bag.

Alfie says WOW.
LOOK AT THAT.
SO...

Samuel puts the snake around his neck.

Alfie says WOW.
SO SAMUEL, WHO'S THIS?

Samuel says AHH, FELIX.

Alfie says FELIX.
AND WHAT KIND OF A SNAKE
IS FELIX?

Samuel says A STIMSON PYTHON.

Alfie says STIMSON PYTHON.
SO HOW LONG
HAVE YOU HAD HIM FOR?

Samuel says NEARLY TWO YEARS.

Alfie says TWO YEARS.
SO YOU KIND OF RAISED HIM.
STIMSON PYTHON.
THIS PYTHON IS FROM AUSTRALIA.
STIMSON PYTHONS
ARE RELATIVELY EASY TO KEEP.
HOWEVER, KEEPING SNAKES DOES
REQUIRE A PROPER ENVIRONMENT
AND A REPTILE LICENSE.
THEY ONLY GROW
BETWEEN THREE TO FOUR FEET.
ADULT PYTHONS CAN EAT
A MEDIUM-SIZED RAT OR MICE
ONCE EVERY SEVEN TO 10 DAYS.
PYTHONS SHOULD NOT BE HANDLED
FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS
AFTER FEEDING.
THIS IS TO AVOID STRESS
AND THE POSSIBILITY
OF REGURGITATION.
STIMSON PYTHONS
EAT OTHER WARM-BLOODED ANIMALS
SUCH A BIRDS, POSSUMS,
BATS AND BANDICOOTS
AND WITH PROPER CARE
THEY CAN LIVE FROM
15 TO 25 YEARS IN CAPTIVITY.
STIMSON PYTHON.
AREN'T SNAKES DANGEROUS?

Samuel says SOMETIMES.

Alfie says BECAUSE YOU'RE QUITE COMFORTABLE
WITH HIM
WRAPPING AROUND YOUR ARM
AND NECK,
AND, LIKE, IS THAT OKAY?

Samuel says YEAH.

Alfie says RIGHT, SO WHAT DO YOU DO
TO LOOK AFTER FELIX?

Samuel says AHH WE GIVE HIM WATER,
FEED HIM, CLEAN HIS TANK OUT.

Alfie says SO WHAT DO YOU FEED IT?

Samuel says UMM MICE.

Alfie says ALIVE OR DEAD?

Samuel says DEAD.

Alfie says BUT LIKE STILL MICE.

Samuel says YEAH.

Alfie says LIKE DOES HE EAT THEM WHOLE?
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THAT?

Samuel says YEP, HE EATS THEM WHOLE.

Alfie says WOW.
IF SOMEONE ELSE WAS WANTING TO
GET A PET SNAKE
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?

Samuel says YES.

Alfie says WHY IS THAT?

Samuel says EASY TO LOOK AFTER.

Alfie says YEAH BECAUSE THEY'RE PRETTY
EASY TO LOOK AFTER.
WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR JOINING US ON THE SHOW
TODAY SAMUEL.

Samuel says YOU'RE WELCOME, ALFIE.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US
TO YOUR SLITHERY FRIEND FELIX.
THAT WAS AMAZING.

The announcer says NOW THIS.
KANGAROOS ARE AMAZING.
THEY CAN HOP FASTER
THAN MOST ANIMALS CAN RUN,
AND BOUNCE FOR MILES AND MILES.
BUT DO YOU KNOW
WHAT'S COOLER THAN A KANGAROO.
NO NOT YOU MR WOMBAT.
BABY KANGAROO.
THEY'RE CALLED JOEYS.
JOEYS ARE ADORABLE
AND LIVE IN A SPECIAL POUCH
ON THEIR MUM FOR ALMOST A YEAR.
OFTEN HOPPING IN UPSIDE DOWN.
THEY'RE MACROPODS WHICH MEANS
THEY'VE GOT BIG FEET,
SO BIG THEY OFTEN STICK OUT
OF THE POUCH.
JOEYS HAVE BIG FLUFFY EARS,
SHINY BLACK NOSES,
AND ADORABLE FACES.
AND THAT'S WHY
WE THINK THEY'RE JUST...

Kids say TOO CUTE!

Alfie says 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
CAN CREATE A SUBSTANCE
FIVE TIMES STRONGER THAN STEEL?
IS IT A
THE TERMINALLY BUSY TERMITES?
B THE SLOPPY SLIMY
SLOW MOVING SNAIL?
OR IS IT C
THE SCREAM MAKER...
(SCREAMS)

The announcer says SPIDER?
(SCREAMS)

The announcer says IF YOU ANSWERED C,
THE SPIDER, YOU ARE CORRECT.
SPIDER SILK IS AN AMAZING
BUILDING MATERIAL.
WEIGHT FOR WEIGHT,
SPIDER SILK IS TWICE AS ELASTIC
AS NYLON
AND FIVE TIMES STRONGER
THAN STEEL.
ALL SPIDERS BUILD WITH SILK
THEY PRODUCE FROM GLANDS
IN THEIR BOTTOM.
SILK STARTS AS A LIQUID
BUT QUICKLY HARDENS INTO
A THREAD
THAT CAN BE SPUN INTO
A DEADLY WEB.
BY BUILDING THEIR WEB
ACROSS BUSY AIR SPACE
SPIDERS CAN FILTER FOOD
FROM THE SKY.
TO STOP BUGS FROM BOUNCING OFF,
SPIDERS COVER THEIR WEB
WITH GLUE.
SO WHY DOESN'T THE SPIDER
GET CAUGHT IN ITS OWN WEB?
TAKE A CLOSE LOOK
AT THE SILK STRANDS
AND YOU'LL SEE DISTINCT BLOBS
OF GLUE.
BY PICKING ITS WAY
BETWEEN THE BLOBS,
THE SPIDER CAN MOVE FREELY
ACROSS THE WEB.

Kids say HOORAY.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Orangutan Bob says OH, DOING THE WEEKLY SHOPPING,
BOB?

Dung Beetle Bob carries a dung ball and 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 Bob 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 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 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 DID YOU KNOW
THE OKAPI MAY LOOK LIKE
A HORSE OR ZEBRA
BUT IT IS ACTUALLY THE ONLY
LIVING RELATIVE OF THE GIRAFFE?

A giraffe says REALLY?

The announcer says ALTHOUGH IT STANDS AT ONLY
1 THIRD OF THE GIRAFFE'S HEIGHT
THE OKAPI HAS A LONG, DARK,
PREHENSILE TONGUE,
JUST LIKE A GIRAFFE'S,
TO HELP IT STRIP THE BUDS
AND YOUNG LEAVES OFF TREES.
THE SHY OKAPI'S HOME IS IN THE
TROPICAL RAIN FOREST OF CONGO.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT!

Alfie says WHAT A BRILLIANT FACT.
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.

A kid says THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda on its back says WHY DO SOME WORDS
HAVE PLURALS,
BUT, LIKE, OTHERS DON'T?
I MEAN, HOW COME YOU CAN HAVE
A COUPLE OF DOGS, CATS,
LLAMAS AND FROGS;
BUT YOU CAN'T HAVE, LIKE,
A COUPLE OF SHEEPS, FISHES,
MOOSES OR SALMONS?
MAYBE THEY SHOULD MAKE UP
SOME NEW WORDS.
I MEAN, YOU COULD STILL SAY
YOU HAVE, LIKE, TWO SHEEP
BUT IF YOU ONLY HAVE ONE SHEEP,
MAYBE YOU SHOULD CALL IT
A SHOOP.
YEAH, SHOOP.
THAT MAKES TOTAL SENSE.

Alfie says INTERESTING.
OKAY LET'S MOVE ON.
TIME TO CHECK IN AND SEE IF
CLAIRE CAN TEACH LOUIS TO DANCE
ONCE AND FOR ALL.
LET'S FIND OUT.
IT'S PART THREE OF DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says CLAIRE AND I HAVE BEEN TRAINING
LOUIS TO DANCE
AND HE IS DOING VERY WELL,
ISN'T HE?

Claire says YES, HE IS.

Katrina says SO THE NEXT STEP IS TO SEE
IF HE CAN HOLD THE DANCE
FOR A LITTLE BIT LONGER
THAN HE WAS BEFORE.
SO OUR FIRST STEP WAS TEACHING
HIM TO PUT HIS HEAD UP.
THE SECOND STEP WAS TO GO UP
ON HIS BACK LEGS
AND THIRD STEP IS TO SEE
IF CAN HOLD IT FOR A MINUTE.
NOW I AM GOING TO GET YOU
TO DO THIS.
SO I WILL POP HIM DOWN.
NOW DRAW HIS ATTENTION
NICE AND CLOSE TO YOU.
HOLD HIM UP
LIKE WE WERE BEFORE.
PERFECT.
WELL DONE, LOUIS.
HE IS DOING WELL.
DO YOU WANT TO TRY
ONE MORE TIME?

Claire says SURE.
UP, AROUND.

Katrina says GOOD BOY.

Claire says GOOD BOY.

Katrina says HERE LOUIS, COME HERE.
COME HERE.
UP.
GOOD BOY, GOOD BOY.
HE'S DOING REALLY WELL.
ARE YOU PROUD OF HIM?

Claire says YES.

Katrina says HE IS A SMART LITTLE DOG,
ISN'T HE?

Claire says YEAH, HE IS.

Katrina says WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED
THE MOST ABOUT TRAINING TODAY?

Claire says PROBABLY LIKE SEEING LOUIS
LIKE HAVE A SMILE ON HIS FACE.

Katrina says IT IS FUN.
IT'S A REALLY GOOD TIME TO SPEND
WITH YOUR DOG, ISN'T IT?
DOING TRAINING SESSIONS.
I HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED
TODAY'S DOG TRICK.
I WILL BE BACK NEXT TIME
WITH ANOTHER ONE.

Alfie says THANKS, KATRINA.
I KNEW HE COULD DO IT.
GOOD JOB CLAIRE AND LOUIS.
THAT WAS A BIT OF BALLET
I THINK.
AND THAT CREATURE FANS
IS THE END OF TODAY'S SHOW.
WHAT A JAM-PACKED
ANIMAL FESTIVAL IT HAS BEEN:
A DANCING DOG
AND A SIMPLY STUNNING SNAKE.
THANK YOU SAMUEL FOR BRINGING IN
FELIX THE PYTHON.
LOTS OF BIRDS
IN TODAY'S EPISODE TOO.
FRIGATE BIRDS AND RHEAS
AND PIGEONS.
A FLYING FEAST.
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
I'M ALFIE.
JOIN ME NEXT TIME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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