(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 TODAY, WE'LL BE MEETING
SOME KOOKY, CREEPY,
AND OUTRIGHT BONKERS ANIMALS.
COMING UP,
WE GO INSIDE AN IMPRESSIVE
INSECT SKYSCRAPER
FILLED WITH TERMITES,
MEET THE WORLD'S MOST
MASSIVE MOLLUSC THE GIANT CLAM,
AND STAND BACK
FROM THE HORNED LIZARD.
WE HAVE A LAUGH WITH
PANDA AND PONY,
AND MEET TAYLOR AND
HER CUDDLY CAT 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 THESE ARE THE WONDER DOGS
AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO
SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG
TO SAY THEIR PRAYERS.
DART'S GOING TO DEMONSTRATE THIS
FOR US
SO 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 "Say your prayers."

Katrina says SAY YOUR PRAYERS
IS A REALLY SWEET TRICK.
YOUR DOG NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO
SIT CALMLY
AND BE COMFORTABLE
OFFERING YOU BOTH THEIR PAWS.
WELL THAT WAS
OUR EXPERT DEMONSTRATION.
NOW IT'S TIME TO MEET
OUR BUDDING YOUNG DOG TRAINER
AND THEIR DOG.

Katrina sits on a bench with Molly and her dog.

Molly is around 13, with long straight blond hair in a ponytail and wears denim shorts and a blue T-shirt.

Katrina says I AM HERE TODAY WITH MOLLY
AND HER GORGEOUS DOG CASSIE.
TELL ME A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT CASSIE.

Molly says WELL, SHE IS VERY ACTIVE
AND SHE LOVES DOING TRICKS
AND GOING OUT WITH HER FRIENDS.

Katrina says AND WHAT KIND OF TRICKS
HAVE YOU TAUGHT HER?

Molly says UMM WE'VE TAUGHT HER BACK UP,
SPIN, TWIRL.

Katrina says BORDER COLLIES DO LOVE
LEARNING TRICKS
AND IT GETS THEIR MIND WORKING.
AND HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE
HER PERSONALITY.

Molly says CRAZY.

Katrina says to Cassie YOU?
NEVER.

Molly says FUN.
AND CUDDLY.

Katrina says AND WHEN YOU SAY CRAZY,
WHY IS SHE CRAZY?

Molly says WELL, SHE LIKES SCREAMING AROUND
THE HOUSE AND THAT STUFF.

Katrina says SHE ROUNDS EVERYTHING UP
MAYBE?

Molly says YEAH.

Katrina says AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT
HAVING DOGS IN YOUR LIFE?

Molly says AHH THEY'RE REALLY FUN
AND THEY'RE LIKE MY FAMILY
AND IT'S REALLY NICE
HAVING THEM AROUND.

Katrina says DO YOU THINK CASSIE WOULD LIKE
TO LEARN SOME MORE TRICKS TODAY?

Molly says YES, I THINK SHE WOULD.

Katrina says EXCELLENT.
LET'S GET TO IT.
TODAY, MOLLY AND I ARE GOING TO
TEACH CASSIE TO SAY HER PRAYERS.
THIS IS A SUPER CUTE TRICK.
NOW THE FIRST STEP IS TO
ASK HER TO SIT,
WHICH SHE IS DOING NICELY NOW
BUT I WILL GET YOU TO
JUST CALL HER TO YOU.
THAT'S IT
AND ASK HER TO SIT.

Molly says CASSIE, SIT.

Katrina says NICE AND EVEN.

Molly says GOOD GIRL.

Katrina says OKAY.
GIVE HER ANOTHER TREAT
FOR SITTING.
GOOD GIRL.
SO THE KEY HERE IS TO MAKE SURE
SHE IS COMFORTABLE IN A SIT
SO THAT HER HINDQUARTERS
ARE NICE AND EVEN.
SHE IS PRETTY COMFORTABLE HERE.
GOOD GIRL.
ANOTHER TREAT.
I THINK SHE HAS THE SIT NAILED.
WE'RE GOING TO THROW BACK
TO THE STUDIO NOW.
WE'LL BE BACK SOON WITH
STEP TWO,
WHICH IS TO GET HER TO
PUT HER PAWS UP ON YOUR ARM.

Alfie says CASSIE LOOKS LIKE A SUPER SMART,
TALENTED DOG
I BET SHE'LL BE GREAT
AT THIS TRICK TRAINING BUSINESS.
WE'LL CHECK BACK IN WITH MOLLY,
CASSIE AND DR KATRINA
A LITTLE BIT LATER IN THE SHOW
BUT FIRST
IT'S TIME FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW TERMITES ARE ONE OF THE
OLDEST INSECTS?
THEY'RE RELATED TO THE COCKROACH
AND HAVE BEEN ON EARTH
FOR UP TO 250 MILLION YEARS.
TERMITES ARE NUMEROUS BECAUSE OF
THEIR FAST REPRODUCTION.
IN A TERMITE COLONY, THE QUEEN
IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LAYING EGGS
TO SUSTAIN THE COLONY'S GROWTH
AND SURVIVAL.
DURING HER 15-YEAR LIFESPAN,
A QUEEN CAN LAY MORE THAN
165 MILLION EGGS.
THESE LARGE MOUNDS CAN HOST
OVER 3 MILLION TERMITES.
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.

Inside a hollow log, Wombat Bob 1 says OH, NOT COOL.
NOT COOL.

Wombat Bob 2 says BOB, WAKE UP, WAKE UP.
ARE YOU OKAY, BOB?

Wombat Bob 1 says YEAH, I WAS JUST HAVING
A GRASS MARE.

Wombat Bob 2 says GRASS MARE?

Wombat Bob 1 says YOU KNOW WHEN YOU EAT TOO MUCH
GRASS AND YOU HAVE BAD DREAMS?

Wombat Bob 2 says MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO EASY
ON THE GRASS, MATE.

Wombat Bob 1 says LOOK GRASS.
MMM.

Wombat Bob 2 says THIS IS EXACTLY
WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT, BOB.
EASE UP ON THE GRASS.
GRASS.
SLOW DOWN, BOB,
SLOW IT DOWN.

Wombat Bob 1 says I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING.

Wombat Bob 2 says SLOW IT DOWN.

Wombat Bob 1 says ALL RIGHT.

Wombat Bob 2 says CUTTING YOU OFF.
STOP.
OKAY, YOU DON'T MIND
IF I EAT YOUR BITS DO YOU?

Wombat Bob 1 says WELL.
OKAY.
THANKS FOR SLOWING ME DOWN,
BOB.
GEE YOU ATE A LOT OF GRASS.

Wombat Bob 2 says AHH.
GRASS MARE.
GRASS MARE.

Alfie says CHATTY AND BATTY
TWO BOB CREATURES.
THEY'RE HILARIOUS.
MORE FROM THEM
LATER ON 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
USUALLY DIES
AFTER IT ATTACKS ANOTHER ANIMAL?
IS IT A
OUR BUSY BUZZ POLLINATING BUDDY
THE COMMON GARDEN BEE?
I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED.
OR IS IT B THAT CREEPY CRAWLY
NOCTURNAL NASTY,
THE DEADLY SCORPION?
OR IS IT C THAT MYSTERIOUS
MAGICAL UNDERWATER ASSASSIN
THE STINGRAY?
WITH ITS POINTY BARB
AND DEADLY LOOKS.
IF YOU SAID A, THE BEE,
YOU'D BE CORRECT.
THEIR BARBED STINGER
IS A SELF-DEFENCE MECHANISM
THAT'S ONLY USED
IN EXTREME CASES,
BECAUSE A BEE WILL DIE
AFTER IT STINGS.

A bee says JEEPERS CREEPERS.

The announcer says WHEN A HUMAN IS STUNG BY A BEE,
VENOM IS PUMPED THROUGH THE
BARBED STING INTO THEIR SKIN.

People says OH, NO.

The announcer says WHERE THE CHEMICAL MELITTIN
GETS TO WORK
ON THE NERVE ENDINGS
OF PAIN RECEPTORS
CAUSING A BRIEF BURST OF AGONY.

A man steps on some bees in a hole on the ground.

A voice says OH, OH.

The announcer says EACH BEE ONLY CARRIES LESS THAN
HALF A MILLIGRAM OF VENOM,
BUT FOR SOME UNLUCKY HUMANS,
THESE TINY INSECTS REALLY ARE
THE MOST DEADLY ANIMAL
IN THE WORLD.
FOR ONE PERSON IN A THOUSAND
BEE VENOM CAUSES
AN ALLERGIC REACTION IN THE SKIN
AND OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY
INCLUDING THE VITAL ORGANS.
IF LEFT UNTREATED,
THE PATIENT CAN DIE
IN LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT
BEES THEY MAY BE SMALL
BUT WHEN IT COMES TO STINGING
THEY ARE FULLY COMMITTED.

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 DUE TO ITS HUGE SIZE
THE GIANT CLAM
HAS GAINED A REPUTATION
FOR BEING A MAN-EATER?
BUT DON'T WORRY,
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY PROOF
THAT A GIANT CLAM HAS EVER HAD
A HUMAN BEING FOR DINNER.
BUT JUST TO SHOW
HOW HUGE THESE CLAMS CAN GET...
IN 1817, A GIANT CLAM WAS FOUND
IN INDONESIA
WEIGHING A MASSIVE
231 KILOGRAMS,
ALMOST THE SIZE OF
A BABY GRAND PIANO.
WITH SIZE LIKE THAT,
NO WONDER THESE MAN-EATING MYTHS
CAME ABOUT.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
THE NEXT ANIMAL WE'RE VISITING
DOESN'T LIVE UNDERWATER,
AND ACTUALLY HAS FOUR LEGS
AND A BIG BRAIN MADE FOR
DOING TRICKS.
YES, THAT'S RIGHT,
LET'S HEAD OVER
AND CHECK IN WITH MOLLY
AND CASSIE
AND SEE HOW THEIR TRAINING
IS GOING WITH DR KATRINA.
IT'S TIME FOR STEP TWO OF
DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says TODAY, MOLLY AND I ARE TEACHING
CASSIE TO SAY HER PRAYERS.
THE FIRST STEP WAS TO
GET HER SITTING COMFORTABLY
AND WELL BALANCED
AND SHE HAS NAILED THAT
QUITE WELL.
THE NEXT STEP IS TO
ENCOURAGE HER TO PUT HER PAWS UP
OR PLACE THEM ON YOUR ARMS.
OKAY, SO SAME THING,
CALL HER IN,
GET HER TO SIT IN FRONT
OF YOU.
COME.
SIT.
WE JUST WANT TO GET HER
BALANCING HER TWO LEGS
ON YOUR ARM.
ENCOURAGE HER UP.
PUT HER ARM UNDER.
PERFECT.
GOOD GIRL.
SO WE'RE GOING TO WORK ON THIS
AND GET HER REALLY COMFORTABLE
WITH OFFERING HER ARMS
AND THEN THE NEXT STEP WILL BE
TO ASK HER TO PUT HER HEAD
UNDERNEATH
SO SHE SAYS HER PRAYERS.
IT'S PRETTY CUTE.
WE'LL BE BACK SOON WITH THAT.

Alfie says MORE OF THAT LATER.
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.

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 DID THE CHICKEN SAY
WHEN IT GOT TO THE LIBRARY?
BOOK-BOOK-BOOK-BOOK-BOOK.

Ducks chuckle.

Bad Pun Pony says YESTERDAY, I ATE A CLOCK.
IT WAS VERY TIME CONSUMING.
A bunny chuckles.

(NEIGHS)

Kids say BAD PUN PONY!
YAY!

Alfie says SHE IS HILARIOUS
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 IS
RELATED TO THE KOMODO DRAGON?
IS IT A
THE SUN LOVING MARINE IGUANA?
B THE THORNY DEVIL?
HAVE NO FEAR
THESE GUYS ONLY EAT ANTS.
OR IS IT C THE GOANNA?
A PROTECTED SPECIES
IN AUSTRALIA.

A goanna says OH, YEAH.

The announcer says IF YOU ANSWERED C
YOU'RE CORRECT.
THIS PREHISTORIC LOOKING REPTILE
IS THE GOANNA,
ALSO CALLED A MONITOR LIZARD.
THEY ARE THE CLOSEST
LIVING RELATIVE
OF THE INDONESIAN KOMODO DRAGON.
THERE ARE MORE THAN
20 SPECIES OF GOANNA,
AND MOST ARE FOUND
IN AUSTRALIA.

A goanna says A WISE GUY, HEY?

The announcer says SIMILAR TO THE KOMODO,
THEY WANDER AROUND WITH
ALL FOUR FEET ON THE GROUND,
FLICKING THEIR TONGUE IN AND OUT
TO TASTE THE AIR
IN THEIR HUNT FOR FOOD.

A snake says HELP.

The announcer says THESE GREEDY GUTS AREN'T FUSSY
ABOUT THEIR FOOD.
THEY ENJOY EATING
SMALLER LIZARDS, EGGS,
INSECTS, MICE
AND OTHER SMALL MAMMALS,
AND WILL ALSO EAT DEAD ANIMALS
OR CARRION TOO.

People say OH.

The goanna says YOU GOT A PROBLEM?

The announcer says GOANNAS HAVE STRONG LEGS
AND SHARP POWERFUL CLAWS
USED FOR CLIMBING TREES.
THEY HAVE LOOSE SKIN
ON THEIR NECK
MAKING IT LOOK BIGGER
THAN THE HEAD.
USUALLY THEY'RE QUITE SHY
BUT IF THREATENED
THEY CAN PUFF UP THOSE FLAPS
SO THEY LOOK MORE DANGEROUS.
SO IT'S BEST NOT TO GO A GOANNA,
THEY CAN STAND ON
THEIR HIND LEGS
AND REALLY DO SOME DAMAGE
WITH THOSE MENACING CLAWS.

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 PANDA.
ALL THAT, STILL TO
COME ON
CREATURE MANIA.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW A HORNED LIZARD
WILL LAP UP ANTS
WITH THE TIP OF
ITS STICKY TONGUE?
IT DOESN'T CHEW THE ANTS.
INSTEAD, BEFORE SWALLOWING,
IT WRAPS THE ANTS
IN STRANDS OF THICK MUCUS
SECRETED BY SPECIAL CELLS
AT THE BACK OF ITS THROAT.
A HORNED LIZARD HAS TO EAT
A LOT OF ANTS
AND TO DO THAT
IT NEEDS A BIG STOMACH.
IT'S STOMACH MAKES UP
A MASSIVE 13 PERCENT OF ITS MASS.
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)

A dog follows around a computer cursor.

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie sits in the set with Taylor and her pet.

Alfie says INTRODUCING TAYLOR.
SHE HAS BROUGHT IN HER PET
TO SHOW US.
HELLO, TAYLOR.

Taylor is around 6, with long slightly wavy blond hair with a flower barrette and wears a white skirt and a green T-shirt.

Taylor says HELLO, ALFIE.

Alfie says WELCOME TO THE SHOW.
SO AHH WHO'S THIS?

Taylor says SOPHIA.

Alfie says WHY IS SOPHIA IN A CAGE?

Taylor says SHE MIGHT SCRATCH
AND SHE'S REALLY SHY.

Alfie says AND WHEN SHE IS SHY
DOES SHE SCRATCH?

Taylor says MMM-HMM.

Alfie says OH.
WHAT KIND OF A CAT IS SOPHIA?

Taylor says SHE IS A BLACK DOMESTIC CAT.

Alfie says A BLACK DOMESTIC CAT.
WOW.
WHEN THEY'RE NOT EATING
OR SLEEPING,
CATS LIKE TO GROOM,
A LOT.
FUR BALLS ARE A HAIRY DILEMMA.
WHEN INDIGESTIBLE HAIR
IS SWALLOWED
AND BUILDS UP IN THE STOMACH.
IN A HEALTHY CAT,
HAIR PASSES THROUGH THE
DIGESTIVE TRACT JUST FINE
AND REAPPEARS LATER
IN THE LITTER BOX.
BUT SOMETIMES,
THE HAIR FORMS A MASS
THAT HAS TO BE REGURGITATED.
LONGHAIRED CATS
HAVE MORE HAIR TO SWALLOW.
SO THEY ARE MORE LIKELY
TO HAVE A FUR BALL ATTACK.
HEALTHY CATS HAVE ONE OR TWO
HAIRBALLS A YEAR.
TALK ABOUT A BAD HAIR DAY.
SO WHAT DO YOU DO
TO LOOK AFTER SOPHIA?

Taylor says I BRUSH HER AND I HOLD HER
AND I SAY IT'S ALL RIGHT SOPHIA,
IT'S ALL RIGHT.

Alfie says YEAH, SO YOU REASSURE HER
THAT SHE IS SAFE?

Taylor says MMM-HMM.

Alfie says SO IS SOPHIA A PRETTY GOOD CAT?

Taylor says MMM-HMM.

Alfie says DOES SHE EVER DO
ANYTHING NAUGHTY OR CHEEKY?

Taylor says UMM YEAH.

Alfie says WHAT?
WHAT DOES SHE DO?

Taylor says ONE TIME SHE POOED IN THE PLANT
BY ACCIDENT.

Alfie says SHE POOED IN THE PLANT?
HOW DID YOU FIND THAT?

Taylor says WELL, I SAW HER.

Alfie says AND DID IT SMELL?

Taylor says MMM-HMM.

Alfie says WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO
TO LOOK AFTER SOPHIA?
WHAT DO YOU FEED HER?

Taylor says CAT FOOD AND CHICKEN NECKS.

Alfie says WOW AND HOW OFTEN
DO YOU FEED HER?

Taylor says SO, I DO TWO SCOOPS.

Alfie says WOW.

Taylor says AND I ALSO GIVE HER LUNCH TOO
AND DINNER.

Alfie says SO TWO SCOOPS PER MEAL.

Taylor says MMM-HMM.

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

Taylor says OKAY.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US
TO YOUR SPECIAL CAT SOPHIA.

Taylor says YOU'RE WELCOME.

Alfie says SHE'S IS PRETTY SPECIAL,
ISN'T SHE?

Taylor says MMM-HMM.

Alfie says NOW THIS.

Taylor says BYE.

The announcer says IN THE WILD, IT'S SURVIVAL OF
THE FITTEST OR CUTEST.
AWW.
MEET THE FUR SEAL.
THEY HAVE WHISKERS
LONGER THAN A CAT...
(MEOW)

The announcer says AND ARE REALLY FAST
UNDER WATER.

A fur seal says OUT OF MY WAY.
COMING THROUGH.
(HORNS SNARING)

The announcer says BUT THEY'RE THE CUTEST
WHEN THEY'RE JUST LAZING AROUND.
SHARING KISSES.
AND HANGING WITH FAMILY
AND FRIENDS.

The fur seal says YOU BETCHYA.

The announcer says THEY'RE 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 AN AUSTRALIAN NATIVE?
IS IT A
THE GIANT RAINFOREST MANTIS?
B THE MULTI-COLOURED,
EVER CHANGING CHAMELEON?
OR C THE PLEASANTLY NAMED
DUNG BEETLE?
IF YOU ANSWERED A.
YOU'D BE CORRECT.
THE GIANT RAINFOREST MANTIS
IS AN AUSTRALIAN NATIVE
AND ONE OF THE LARGEST
PREDATORY INSECTS
IN THE LAND DOWN UNDER.
THE GIANT RAINFOREST MANTIS IS
JUST ONE OF 2,300 KNOWN SPECIES,
WORLDWIDE.
CONSIDERED THE T-REX
OF THE BUG WORLD,
THE PRAYING MANTIS CARRIES AN
IMPRESSIVE EVOLUTIONARY TOOLKIT
TO HELP IT SURVIVE AND THRIVE
IN ITS ENVIRONMENT.
ITS FACE IS DOMINATED BY TWO
LARGE, WIDE-SET COMPOUND EYES
THAT HELP IT ACCURATELY JUDGE
DISTANCES WHEN STRIKING AT PREY.
THE MANTIS' BAG OF EVOLUTIONARY
TRICKS DOESN'T STOP THERE.
THE BLACK DOT PRESENT IN THE
MANTIS' GIGANTIC COMPLEX EYES
IS CALLED A PSEUDO PUPIL:
A UNIQUE OPTICAL ILLUSION
THAT MAKES IT APPEAR
AS THOUGH THE MANTIS
IS ALWAYS WATCHING.
THIS COMES IN HANDY WHEN TRYING
TO DETER POTENTIAL PREDATORS.
A GRASSHOPPER UNKNOWINGLY
APPROACHES THE MANTIS,
SHE TILTS HER HEAD DOWN,
ANTENNAE POINTED DIRECTLY AT
HER PREY,
CONDUCTS A SINGLE SWAYING MOTION
AND THEN STRIKES.
THIS GRASSHOPPER,
WITH ITS OWN POWERFUL LEGS
IS LUCKY ENOUGH TO ESCAPE.
BUT IT WON'T BE AS LUCKY
NEXT TIME.
THE MANTIS HAS MASTERED
THE ART OF INVISIBILITY
BY BLENDING IN
WITH ITS SURROUNDINGS,
HELPING IT REMAIN UNDETECTABLE
BY PREY AND PREDATORS.
THEIR INSTINCTIVE
SWAYING BEHAVIOUR
ALSO HELPS THEM TO CAMOUFLAGE
WITH THEIR ECOSYSTEM.
THE SWAYING MOTION IS JUST LIKE
A LEAF OR BRANCH
MOVING IN THE BREEZE.

A caption reads "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, OH 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 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 PROBOSCIS MONKEY
CUTS ONE DISTINCT PROFILE?

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

The announcer says IT IS AN INDONESIAN NATIVE,
SPECIFICALLY TO THE ISLAND
OF BORNEO.
THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY
ALSO GOES BY THE INDONESIAN NAME
MONYET BELANDA.
MEANING DUTCH MONKEY,
OR EVEN
ORANG BELANDA
MEANING DUTCHMAN.
AS INDONESIANS REMARKED
THAT THEIR DUTCH COLONISERS
OFTEN HAD SIMILARLY
LARGE BELLIES AND NOSES.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

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

A kid says THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda on its back says DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT
HOW IF A HUMAN CLEANS
THEIR VACUUM CLEANER,
THEY'RE MAKING THEIR VACUUM,
LIKE, CLEANER?
AND IF A HUMAN CLEANS
THEIR VACUUM CLEANER,
WELL, THEN, WHILE THEY'RE
CLEANING THEIR VACUUM,
THAT HUMAN IS ACTUALLY, LIKE,
A VACUUM CLEANER.
WOW, OKAY.
MIND OFFICIALLY BLOWN.

Alfie says I ACTUALLY DON'T KNOW
WHAT TO SAY.
LET'S MOVE ON.
LET'S HEAD OVER FOR THE FINAL
STEP IN TODAY'S DOG TRICKS.
CAN MOLLY GET CASSIE
TO SAY HER PRAYERS?
LET'S FIND OUT.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says MOLLY HAS BEEN TEACHING CASSIE
TO SAY HER PRAYERS.
WE'VE DONE THE FIRST STEP,
WHICH IS TO GET HER TO SIT
COMFORTABLY.
SECOND STEP IS TO GET HER
TO OFFER HER PAWS UP
TO MOLLY'S ARM.
THIRD STEP IS TO,
CAN YOU GET HER UP?

Molly says YEP.

Katrina says WE'LL GET HER UP AGAIN,
AND THEN, NOW WE NEED TO
ENCOURAGE HER NOSE TO GO DOWN
BETWEEN HER PAWS.
SO IF YOU CAN PUT
A TREAT DOWN THERE.
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.

Molly says GOOD GIRL.

Katrina says LOTS OF TREATS FOR DOING
SO AND THAT IS SAY YOUR PRAYERS.
YOU GUYS HAD FUN TODAY?

Molly says YEP.

Katrina says WILL YOU KEEP TRAINING AT HOME?

Molly says YES, WE WILL.

Katrina says WHAT'S BEEN YOUR BEST PART
OF TRAINING?

Molly says THAT SHE LIKED IT SO MUCH
AND IT WAS REALLY FUN FOR HER.

Katrina says WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED
TODAY'S SUPER CUTE TRICK.
I'LL BE BACK NEXT TIME
WITH ANOTHER ONE.

Alfie says WHAT A GREAT TRICK,
THEY NAILED IT.
I WONDER WHAT DOG TRICK
THEY'LL BE TEACHING ON
THE NEXT SHOW?
WALKING ON A TIGHTROPE?
JUMPING THROUGH A HOOP?
IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT,
YOU'LL HAVE TO TUNE IN.
WE'LL ALSO HAVE
MORE AMAZING FACTS,
A PONDERING PANDA, BAD PUN PONY,
KOOKY CREATURE QUIZZES
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE.
HERE WHERE ALL THE ANIMAL CRAZY
IS HAPPENING.
REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
I'M ALFIE.
JOIN ME NEXT TIME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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