(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 COMING UP,
WE SADDLE UP WITH SOME HORSES,
GO SWIMMING WITH THE CATS
OF THE SEA, THE SEA OTTER,
AND UNCOVER ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S
MOST DEADLY PESTS,
THE CROWN OF THORNS.
WE HAVE A LAUGH
WITH PANDA AND PONY,
AND MEET SOME
AMAZING LONG-NECKED TURTLES
IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
BUT FIRST, IT'S TIME TO
HEAD OVER TO DR KATRINA
AND THE WONDER DOGS
AND FIND OUT WHAT TRICK
SHE'LL BE TEACHING 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 GUYS, THEY'RE SMART,
THEY'RE CUTE,
THEY ARE THE WONDER DOGS.
AND TODAY,
WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG
TO JUMP THROUGH YOUR ARMS.
FLYNN IS GOING TO
DEMONSTRATE THIS FOR US.
LET'S LEARN A BIT ABOUT HIM.
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 GOOD 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 "Jump through arms."

Flynn jumps through Katrina’s arms and Katrina says HA, HA.
TEACHING YOUR DOG TO JUMP
THROUGH YOUR ARMS
IS AN ADVANCED TRICK.
IT'S A PROGRESSION FROM JUMPING
THROUGH A HOOP.
YOU WILL NEED A HELPER
AND IT'S A TRICK THAT'S BETTER
SUITED TO SMALLER DOGS
AS THE DOG HAS TO GET THROUGH
YOUR ARMS.
SO NOT SO GREAT FOR BIG ONES.
YEAH.
SO CUTE.
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 Claudia and her dog.

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

Katrina says I AM HERE WITH CLAUDIA
AND THIS CUTIE CALLED CASPER.
TELL ME A BIT ABOUT CASPER.

Claudia says CASPER IS A POODLE CROSS
AND HE IS AROUND 6 MONTHS OLD.

Katrina says WHAT'S THE BEST PART
OF OWNING A DOG?

Claudia says WELL, WHENEVER YOU ARE LONELY
YOU CAN HAVE CASPER
TO ALWAYS BE THERE.

Katrina says OH, THEY'RE GOOD FRIENDS,
AREN'T THEY?
IF YOU WERE GOING TO
DESCRIBE HIM IN THREE WORDS
WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

Claudia says CHEEKY, LOYAL AND FRIENDLY.

Katrina says OH, WHAT A LOVELY LITTLE DOG.
HAVE YOU DONE MUCH TRAINING
WITH HIM?

Claudia says WE DID A FEW WEEKS OF TRAINING
BUT THAT'S IT YEAH.

Katrina says WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN
SOME TRICKS CASPER?
YEAH, I THINK HE DOES.
TODAY CLAUDIA AND I ARE GOING TO
TEACH HER ADORABLE PUPPY CASPER
TO JUMP THROUGH ARMS.
NOW THIS IS VERY CUTE.
NOW WHAT I AM GOING TO DO I AM
GOING TO POP HIM TO THE SIDE
AND MAKE A CIRCLE WITH MY ARMS
REALLY CLOSE TO THE GROUND
AND YOU'VE ALREADY GOT
A TREAT, RIGHT.
I WANT YOU TO LURE HIM
THROUGH WITH THE TREAT.
AND THAT'S THE FIRST STEP.
IT'S PRETTY EASY, OKAY.
SO CASPER
I WILL GET YOUR ATTENTION.
CASPER, CASPER, CASPER.

Claudia says PUPPY LOOK.
GOOD BOY.

Katrina says PERFECT.
GOOD BOY.
PERFECT.
THAT IS STEP ONE.
SO WE ARE GOING TO PRACTICE THAT
AND THEN WE WILL COME BACK
WITH STEP TWO,
WHICH IS TO HAVE MY ARMS
A LITTLE BIT OFF THE GROUND.

Alfie says WE'LL FIND OUT HOW DR KATRINA,
CLAUDIA AND CASPER ARE DOING
A LITTLE BIT LATER ON
IN THE SHOW.
BUT FIRST,
IT'S TIME FOR AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW THE PREZWALSKI HORSE
IS THE ONLY BREED OF HORSE
NEVER TO BE DOMESTICATED
BY HUMANS?
IN THE GRASSY SHRUBLANDS
OF CHINA,
THEY FORM SMALL FAMILY GROUPS,
LED BY A STALLION
WHO WILL DEFEND THE HERD
FROM ALL KINDS OF THREATS.
THEY WILL CHASE, BITE AND
KICK CATTLE WHO WANDER TOO NEAR,
SHOOING AWAY
UNWANTED NEIGHBOURS.
AND EVEN BACHELOR STALLIONS.
THEY WILL KICK AND BITE UNTIL
ONE STALLION IS CHASED AWAY.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says AND NOW MY CREATURE FRIENDS
IT'S TIME TO MEET
A FEW OTHER PALS OF MINE.
THEY'RE GREGARIOUS,
THEY'RE MOTOR MOUTHED,
THEY'RE CHATTY
AND THEY'RE GOSSIPY.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE TALKING
ABOUT?
YES, YOU GUESSED IT.
IT'S TIME FOR TWO BOBS.

Crocodile Bob 1 says WELCOME NON-ANIMAL PRODUCT
EATING VEGANS.
I OFFICIALLY DECLARE
MEAT EATERS ANONYMOUS IN ORDER.

Crocodile Bob 2 says HELLO.
MY NAME'S BOB.

Crocodile Bob 1 says HELLO, BOB.

Crocodile Bob 2 says IT'S BEEN AT LEAST A FEW MINUTES
SINCE I ATE MY LAST CARCASS.

Crocodile Bob 1 says GREAT WORK, BOB.
HOW DO YOU FEEL?

Crocodile Bob 2 says HUNGRY.
I FEEL HUNGRY.
OH, WOW I COMPLETELY FORGOT TO
TELL YOU.

Crocodile Bob 1 says TELL ME WHAT, BOB?

Crocodile Bob 2 says I KNOW WHERE SOME JUICY
FRUIT BATS ARE HANGING OUT.

Crocodile Bob 1 says WE'RE VEGANS, BOB.
YOU CAN'T EAT BATS.

Crocodile Bob 2 says THAT'S MEAT BATS, BOB.
THESE ARE FRUIT BATS.
I AM NOT A SAVAGE.
GOODBYE.

Crocodile Bob 2 goes in the water.

Crocodile Bob 1 says NO, BOB.
NO, DON'T DO IT, BOB.

Crocodile Bob 2 says I AM OFF TO FIND MY FRUIT BATS.

Crocodile Bob 1 says YOU CAN SWIM BOB
BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE.

Crocodile Bob 2 says FRUIT BATS FOR EVERYBODY.

Crocodile Bob 1 says OH, I GUESS YOU CAN HIDE.

Alfie says MORE FROM THEM LATER ON.
BUT NOW, IT'S TIME TO TEST
YOUR CREATURE COMPREHENSION
AND FEED THAT BRAIN OF YOURS.
THROW ON YOUR THINKING CAPS.
IT'S CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
HAS ENOUGH POISON
TO KILL MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE
IN A SINGLE BITE?
IS IT A
THE BUSY BUMBLING BEES?
IS IT B
THE TRICKY TIGER SNAKE?
JEEPERS CREEPERS.
OR IS IT C
THE ODIFEROUS MILLIPEDE?
YOU CAN SMELL IT.
IF YOU ANSWERED B,
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE TIGER SNAKE CAN GROW
TO NEARLY 2 METRES LONG
AND IS KNOWN
FOR ITS AGGRESSIVE DISPLAY.
FLATTENING ITS HEAD
AND HISSING LOUDLY.
IT PACKS ENOUGH POISON
IN A SINGLE BITE
TO KILL MORE THAN 50 HUMANS.
THE TIGER SNAKE IS A MAJOR CAUSE
OF SNAKEBITES IN AUSTRALIA,
AND IT USED TO BE KNOWN
AS THE SNAKE
THAT HAD KILLED MORE PEOPLE IN
AUSTRALIA THAN ANY OTHER SNAKE.
BUT THESE DAYS,
IF PEOPLE ARE BITTEN,
THEY HAVE A MUCH BETTER CHANCE
OF SURVIVAL,
THANKS TO ANTI VENOM.
ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE FIGHT
AGAINST SNAKEBITE
ARE PEOPLE LIKE CRAIG ADAMS FROM
THE AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PARK.
HE MILKS POISONOUS SNAKES
FOR THEIR VENOM.
STEP ONE IS THE SNAKE.
YOU NEED TO CATCH ONE
WITHOUT GETTING BITTEN.
STEP TWO IS TO GET
YOUR LABORATORY READY
FOR A VISIT FROM AN ANGRY
AND DANGEROUS SNAKE.

Craig holds a snake and says WATCH THAT TAIL MATE,
YOU DON'T WANT TO BITE THAT TOO.
NOW THAT'S A GOOD LOAD OF VENOM
THERE.
HE'S GONNA PROVE TO BE
A GOOD MILKER
AND OVER TIME
THAT GUY'S GONNA SAVE LIVES.

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 SEA OTTERS EAT URCHINS,
ABALONE, MUSSELS, CLAMS,
CRABS, SNAILS AND ABOUT
40 OTHER MARINE SPECIES?
SEA OTTERS EAT APPROXIMATELY 25 PERCENT
OF THEIR ENTIRE BODY WEIGHT
IN FOOD EACH DAY TO SUPPORT
THEIR HIGH METABOLISM.
LET'S PUT THAT INTO PERSPECTIVE.
THE AVERAGE ADULT MALE
WEIGHTS ABOUT 85 KILOGRAMS,
THEREFORE HE WOULD HAVE TO EAT
21.25 KILOGRAMS OF FOOD EVERY DAY
IN ORDER TO KEEP UP
WITH THE SEA OTTER.
NOW THAT'S A BIG LUNCH.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says HOW CUTE ARE SEA OTTERS?
THEY'RE ADORABLE.
SOMEONE ELSE
WHO IS PRETTY CUTE IS CASPER.
HE'S A FLUFFY BALL OF FUN,
AND TODAY CLAUDIA IS
TEACHING HIM
HOW TO JUMP THROUGH
DR KATRINA'S ARMS.
SOUNDS A BIT TRICKY.
I WONDER HOW THEY'RE GETTING ON.
WELL, LET'S FIND OUT.
IT'S TIME FOR STEP TWO
OF DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
CLAUDIA AND I ARE TEACHING
CASPER TO JUMP THROUGH MY ARMS.
NOW THE FIRST STEP IS
GETTING HIM TO GO THROUGH
MY ARMS
WHEN THEY ARE ON THE GROUND.
SO THIS TIME I AM JUST GOING TO
LIFT MY ARMS UP A LITTLE BIT,
BUT STILL USING YOUR TREAT
LURE HIM RIGHT THROUGH.
SO USE LOTS OF PRAISE
AND ENCOURAGEMENT
BUT MAKE SURE
HE KNOWS YOU'VE GOT THE TREAT.
OKAY.
DO YOU WANT TO CALL HIM IN?

Claudia says CASPER.

Katrina says HA HA.
HE CAN DO IT.
TAKE A BIT OF PRACTICE
BUT HE IS DOING IT.
THAT IS THE SECOND STEP.
WE WILL WORK ON THAT
AND GET HIM JUMPING THROUGH
AND WE'LL BE BACK SOON
WITH THE THIRD STEP,
WHICH IS TO SEE IF WE CAN
GET HIM JUMPING THROUGH
WITHOUT YOU LURING HIM
WITH THE TREATS.
DO YOU THINK HE CAN DO IT?

Claudia says I THINK SO.

Katrina says I HOPE SO.
WE'LL SEE YOU SOON.

Alfie says AND NOW TIME FOR SOME GIGGLES
AND CHUCKLES
AND MAYBE EVEN A BIT OF
SNORTING TOO.
WITH OUR FAVOURITE FUNNY HORSE.
GIVE IT UP FOR THE ONE,
THE ONLY BAD PUN PONY.

(music plays)

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 DO YOU GET IF YOU'RE STUCK
BETWEEN TWO LLAMAS?
LAMA-NATED.

Ducks chuckle.

Bad Pun Pony says I GOT TO SAY FOLKS
I DON'T TRUST TRESS.
IF YOU ASK ME
THEY LOOK PRETTY SHADY.

A bunny chuckles.

(NEIGHS)

Kids say BAD PUN PONY.
YAY!

Alfie says PRICELESS.
WHAT A JOKESTER.
WE'LL HAVE MORE FUN WITH OUR
PUNNING PONY ON THE NEXT SHOW.
BUT NOW,
TIME FOR A CHANGE OF SCENERY.
LET'S GO EXPLORE
THE AMAZING ANIMAL KINGDOM.
IT'S TIME TO TEST OUR KNOWLEDGE
WITH ANOTHER CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
IS A FLIGHTLESS BIRD
AND CAN ONLY BE FOUND
IN AUSTRALIA?
IS IT A
THE PRANCING PEACOCK?
IS IT B
THE AMUSING EMU?

An emu says YEAH.

The announcer says OR IS IT C
THE REALLY FAST RHEA?
IF YOU ANSWERED B
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE FLIGHTLESS EMU CAN ONLY BE
FOUND IN AUSTRALIA.
THE EMU IS AUSTRALIA'S
TALLEST NATIVE BIRD
AND IS THE SECOND LARGEST BIRD
IN THE WORLD,
AFTER THE OSTRICH.
IT BELONGS TO A FAMILY OF
FLIGHTLESS BIRDS CALLED RATITES,
WHICH INCLUDE THE OSTRICH,
CASSOWARY, KIWI AND RHEA.
THE EMU'S WINGS
ARE GREATLY REDUCED,
BUT THE LEGS ARE LONG
AND POWERFUL.
EACH FOOT HAS THREE
FORWARD-FACING TOES
AND NO HIND TOE.
LIKE THEIR SOUTH AMERICAN COUSIN
THE RHEA,
THE MALE EMU INCUBATES
HIS EGGS WITHOUT DRINKING,
FEEDING, DEFECATING
OR LEAVING THE NEST.

An emu says FABULOUS.

The announcer says THE YOUNG BIRDS
STAY CLOSE TOGETHER
AND REMAIN WITH DAD
FOR FOUR MONTHS.
THEY FINALLY LEAVE
AT ABOUT SIX MONTHS.

The emu says GET OUT.

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 THE CROWN OF THORNS STARFISH
IS A CARNIVOROUS PREDATOR,
AND ITS PREY OF CHOICE?
CORAL, AND THE WAY IT EATS
SOUNDS KIND OF GROSS.
IT EXTRUDES ITS STOMACH OUT
THROUGH ITS MOUTH
OVER THE CORAL SURFACE.
THEN THAT STOMACH SURFACE
SECRETES DIGESTIVE ENZYMES,
WHICH ALLOWS THE STARFISH
TO ABSORB NUTRIENTS
FROM THE LIQUEFIED
CORAL TISSUE.
IN TROPICAL WATERS,
THEY CAN TRAVEL 35 CENTIMETRES PER MINUTE
AND CAUSE QUITE A LOT OF DAMAGE
IN A RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says ALRIGHT CREATURE MANIACS,
WE'VE COME TO THE PART OF THE
SHOW I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO,
WHERE I GET TO MEET
A SPECIAL GUEST
AND THEIR SPECIAL PET
RIGHT HERE IN THE HOUSE.
BUT FIRST THERE'S THIS.

(music plays)

A clip shows a cat jumping around as it plays with its own reflection in a mirror.

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie sits in the set with Alex and his pets.

Alex is around 10, with short straight brown hair and wears a white T-shirt.

Alfie says INTRODUCING ALEX.
HE'S BROUGHT IN PET TURTLES.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW ALEX.

Alex says THANK YOU, ALFIE.

Alfie says NO WORRIES,
I LIKE YOUR NAME.
AL, AL.

Alex says YEAH.

Alfie says I LIKE THAT,
IT'S GOOD, YEAH.

Alex says YEAH.

They bump fists.

Alfie says SO AHH WHO'VE YOU BROUGHT IN
TODAY?

Alex says I HAVE GOT ROCKY,
THIS ONE HERE
AND THIS ONE'S PATCH.
AND THIS ONE OVER HERE
IS LINCOLN.

Alfie says WOW AND WHAT KIND OF TURTLES
ARE THEY?

Alex says UMM THEY ARE EASTERN LONG NECKS.

Alfie says EASTERN LONG NECK TURTLES, WOW.
THEY'RE AMAZING.

Alex says YEAH.

Alfie says THEY'RE SO CALM.
LONG NECK TURTLES.
THEIR NECK MAKES UP ABOUT
65 PERCENT OF THEIR BODY LENGTH.
THEIR FEET ARE WEBBED
BUT THEY ALSO HAVE CLAWS
TO HELP THEM WALK ON LAND.
LONG NECK TURTLES MAY GROW TO BE
OVER 25 CENTIMETRES LONG.
SOME LONG NECK TURTLES
CAN WEIGH UP TO 1 KILOGRAM.
IN THE WILD,
THESE TURTLES BURY THEMSELVES
IN MUD
OR LEAF LITTER ON THE BOTTOM
WAITING FOR PREY TO SWIM PAST.
THEY SHOOT OUT THEIR LONG NECKS
AND SUCK PREY INTO THEIR MOUTHS.
LONG NECK TURTLES
ARE COLD-BLOODED.
THEY HIBERNATE DURING WINTER.
LONG NECK TURTLES.
SO HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD
THEM FOR?

Alex says A YEAR.

Alfie says A YEAR, WOW.
AND YOU'VE GROWN VERY FOND
OF THEM?

Alex says YEAH.

Alfie says DO THEY NEED LOTS OF
LOOKING AFTER?

Alex says WELL THEY NEED TO BE
IN THE LIGHT IN THEIR TANK
AND THEY'VE GOT A BIG FILTER BOX
AND A HEATER.
AND YOU ALSO NEED TO FEED THEM
TWICE A DAY
AND YOU TAKE THEM OUT
IN THE SUN.

Alfie says WHAT DO YOU FEED THEM?

Alex says I FEED THEM KANGAROO MEAT.

Alfie says WOW.
SO THEY'RE CARNIVORES.

Alex says YEP.

Alfie says CAN ANYONE LOOK AFTER TURTLES?

Alex says WELL, YOU HAVE TO HAVE
A REPTILE LICENSE,
WHICH YOU CAN GET ONLINE.

Alfie says YOU'RE CERTIFIED?

Alex says YEP.

Alfie says YEAH, NICE.
WELL, YEAH, IT'S IMPORTANT
TO KNOW GUYS
IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO GET
A REPTILE
YOU DO NEED TO GET ONLINE
AND YOU DO NEED TO GET
A REPTILE LICENSE.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE THING
ABOUT YOUR TURTLES?

Alex says I LIKE
HOW THEY HAVE A SHELL
THAT'S REALLY COOL
AND THEY'RE LONG NECK.
I LIKE THAT.

Alfie says YOU LIKE THEIR LONG NECK.
WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR
COMING ON THE SHOW TODAY, ALEX.

Alex says IT'S OKAY.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IN
ROCKY, LINCOLN AND PATCH.

Alex says NO WORRIES.

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

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW SNOW MONKEYS ARE ADOR-A-BALLS.

A monkey says HOORAY.

The announcer says BUT THEIR BABIES
ARE EVEN MORE ADORABLE.

People say AWW.

The announcer says PLAYING AROUND WITH SNOWBALLS
AND STAYING TOASTY WARM
WITH THE CUTEST HUGS EVER.
AND WHEN IT GETS TOO COLD FOR
THESE FUR BALLS... ..IT'S BATH TIME.
THEY'RE AMAZING,
WOULDN'T YOU SAY MR SQUIRREL?

A squirrel says WOO-HOO.

The announcer says THAT'S A-NUT FROM YOU,
BABY SNOW MONKEYS ARE JUST...

Kids say TOO CUTE!

Alfie says SO CUTE.
IF YOU NEED ANOTHER DOSE
OF CUTENESS
TUNE IN
ON THE NEXT EPISODE.
WE'LL HAVE MORE ADORABLE THEN.
BUT NEXT ON THE SHOW,
IT'S TIME TO EXPLORE
THE ENORMOUS CREATURE KINGDOM
AND FIND OUT SOME FASCINATING
FACTS IN CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
USES MIMICRY AS A DEFENCE?
IS IT A THE GANGLY GIANT
SPINY STICK INSECT?
IS IT B THE CENTIPEDE?
WHO DON'T HAVE 100 LEGS
AS THEIR NAME SUGGESTS?
OR IS IT C
THE SUN LOVING SKINKS?
IF YOU ANSWERED A
YOU ARE CORRECT,
THE GIANT SPINY STICK INSECT
MIMICS PREDATORS
TO DEFEND ITSELF.
AUSTRALIA'S GIANT SPINY
STICK INSECT BEGINS ITS LIFE,
NOT IN A TREE,
BUT IN THE GROUND.
A JUVENILE STICK INSECT
IS CALLED A PHASMID, OR NYMPH.
HAVING BEEN DORMANT FOR UP TO
3 YEARS IN A SEED-LIKE EGG,
THIS NYMPH IS WASTING NO TIME
TO REACH THE EUCALYPTUS TREES
ABOVE.
THE GIANT SPINY STICK INSECT
HAS A NUMBER OF
EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTATIONS
THAT HELP IT STAY
OUT OF HARM'S WAY,
INCLUDING MOVEMENT MIMICRY.
THE BEST WAY TO DETER PREDATORS
IS TO MIMIC THE MOVEMENT
OF SOMETHING THAT BITES.
THE GIANT SPINY STICK INSECT
WAVES ITS FRONT LEGS ABOUT
AND CURLS UP ITS TAIL,
RUNNING JUST LIKE A RED-HEADED
BLACK ANT,
ERRATIC AND AT SPEED.
THE DEFENCELESS NYMPH COPIES
THE ANT'S PHYSICALITY
TO HELP IT BLEND IN.
A FEMALE STICK INSECT WILL HAVE
GROWN 20 TIMES HER ORIGINAL SIZE
BY THE TIME
SHE REACHES MATURITY.
GOOD GRAVY.
GROWING THIS MUCH
FOR A HERBIVORE
MEANS THE STICK INSECT HAS TO
EAT, AND EAT, AND EAT.
THE SPINY STICK INSECT
CAMOUFLAGES ITSELF
BY SWAYING LIKE A DRIED LEAF
IN THE BREEZE.
THESE INSECTS SURE KNOW HOW TO
HANDLE A STICKY SITUATION.

A caption reads "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 I GIVE UP.

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 GHOST BATS ARE AUSTRALIA'S
ONLY CARNIVOROUS BATS,
PREYING ON LARGE INSECTS,
FROGS, BIRDS,
LIZARDS AND SMALL MAMMALS
INCLUDING OTHER BATS?

A bat says WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?

The announcer says SO EVEN OTHER BATS NEED TO LOOK
OVER THEIR SHOULDERS AT NIGHT,
OR THEY COULD BE IN
FOR A RUDE SURPRISE.
THE GHOST BAT USED TO BE LOCATED
ACROSS MOST OF INLAND AUSTRALIA
BUT IT IS NOW ONLY FOUND IN
TROPICAL NORTHERN REGIONS.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says WHAT A FUN FACT.
ALL RIGHT CREATURE FANS
TIME TO GET A BIT PHILOSOPHICAL
WITH A BEAR WHO LIKES TO BROOD,
HE LIKES TO WEIGH UP AND
CHEW OVER AND STUDY AND REVIEW.
YES IT'S OUR FAVOURITE
BAMBOO-EATING, ROLLIE POLY,
ADORABLE PONDERING PANDA.

A kid says THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda on its back says DO YOU KNOW
WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT?
BAGPIPES.
I MEAN, LIKE,
NOT ACTUAL BAGPIPES
BUT LIKE,
THINKING ABOUT BAGPIPES.
LIKE, HOW DID SOMEONE KNOW
THEY COULD MAKE AN INSTRUMENT
BY SHOVING A BUNCH OF STICKS
INTO A TARTAN BAG?
AND LIKE, HOW COME PEOPLE
ALWAYS MARCH
WHEN THEY PLAY THE BAGPIPES?
DO YOU THINK THEY'RE TRYING TO
GET AWAY FROM THE SOUND?

Alfie says AND THAT CREATURE MANIACS
WAS OUR PONDERING PANDA.
SO STRANGE.
LET'S MOVE ON.
IT'S TIME TO HEAD OVER
TO DOG TRICKS
FOR THE FINAL STEP
OF JUMP THROUGH ARMS.
WILL CASPER ACTUALLY JUMP?
LET'S FIND OUT.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
CLAUDIA AND I ARE BUSY TEACHING
CASPER TO JUMP THROUGH ARMS.
THE FIRST STEP WAS TO HAVE
MY ARM ON THE GROUND
AND LURE HIM THROUGH.
THE SECOND STEP
A LITTLE BIT HIGHER
AND WE USED A TREAT
TO GET HIM THROUGH.
THE THIRD AND FINAL STEP
IS TO GET HIM COMFORTABLE
JUST JUMPING THROUGH MY ARMS.
NOW YOU'VE GOT A SQUEAKY TOY
HERE FOR HIM,
WHICH I THINK HE LIKES AND
YOU HAVE ALSO GOT SOME TREATS.
SO YOU DO WHATEVER YOU CAN
TO ENCOURAGE HIM THROUGH
AND HE CAN HAVE THE TREATS
OR TOY ONCE HE'S THROUGH OKAY.
DO YOU WANT TO MOVE A COUPLE OF
STEPS THAT WAY FOR ME?
SO YOU HAVE GOT TO REALLY
ENCOURAGE HIM.
I AM GOING TO HOLD MY ARMS
UP AGAIN
AND WHEN YOU ARE READY
CALL HIM THROUGH
AND LET'S SEE HOW HE GOES.

Claudia squishes the toy.

Katrina says GOOD BOY.
HE DID IT.
WELL DONE, CASPER.
I THINK YOU'LL FIND THAT
IF YOU PRACTICE THAT
HE WILL GET VERY COMFORTABLE
JUMPING
AND HE WILL BE ABLE TO JUMP
QUITE HIGH FOR YOU AS WELL.
HOW DO YOU THINK HE WENT TODAY?

Claudia says OH, I FEEL LIKE HE DID REALLY
WELL AND I AM PROUD OF HIM.

Katrina says DO YOU THINK YOU WILL KEEP UP
TRAINING AT HOME?

Claudia says YEAH.

Katrina says EXCELLENT.
WELL, YOU GUYS ARE
A VERY CUTE TEAM.

Alfie says THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR
JOINING US
AND I'LL BE BACK NEXT TIME
WITH ANOTHER DOG TRICK.
THANKS, KATRINA.
WELL DONE, CLAUDIA AND CASPER.
WHAT A LITTLE SUPER STAR.
AND WHAT AN AMAZING SHOW
WE'VE HAD.
LITTLE DOGS
JUMPING THROUGH ARMS,
AND AMAZING
LONG-NECKED TURTLES.
PLUS A TIGER SNAKE AND EMU, WOW.
IF YOU'RE AFTER ALL THINGS CUTE,
FLUFFY, FURRY AND FRIENDLY
WITH A LITTLE BIT OF CRAZY,
KOOKY AND FREAKY THROWN IN
THEN THERE'S ONLY ONE PLACE
TO BE.
AND REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
I'M ALFIE.
JOIN ME NEXT TIME
ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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