(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.
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR FACTS
AND LAUGHS AND TRICKS AND TRIVIA
YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

Clips show different types of animals as Alfie says WE GO FOR A WADDLE
WITH SOME ADELIE PENGUINS,
CHECK OUT THE SUPER WEIRD
WINGLESS BAT-FLY
AND GO TO NEW HEIGHTS
TO LOOK AT GIRAFFES.
WE HAVE A LAUGH WITH
PANDA AND PONY,
AND MEET VERONICA AND HER MICE
IN PET AND TELL.
PLUS, LOTS, LOTS MORE.
BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST,
WE HEAD OVER TO CHECK OUT
DR KATRINA
AND THE AMAZING WONDER DOGS.
LET'S SEE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO
GET UP TO 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.
THESE ARE THE AMAZING
WONDER DOGS
AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO
SHOW YOU
HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO SIT.
SKETCH IS GOING TO
DEMONSTRATE THIS FOR US.
LET'S LEARN A BIT ABOUT
HER FIRST.
MEET SKETCH,
SHE'S 7 YEARS OLD.
SHE'S KNOWN FOR HAVING
AN UNUSUAL COAT COLOUR
AND DIFFERENT COLOURED EYES.
HER NICKNAMES ARE SKITS
AND SKIDDITCH.
SKETCH IS THE FREE SPIRIT
OF THE WONDER DOG TEAM.
SHE'S SOMETIMES NAUGHTY
AND HAS LOTS OF CHARACTER.
HER HOBBIES,
WELL THERE'S SO MANY.
THEY INCLUDE CHASING BIRDS,
DIVING INTO THE DAM
AND RUNNING AROUND LIKE CRAZY.
HER FAVOURITE TRICKS
ARE JUMPING,
DOING HANDSTANDS
AND SKIPPING.

Clips show the dog doing its favourite activities.

Katrina says HER NAUGHTIEST DEED,
JUMPING UP ON THE KITCHEN BENCH
TO REACH FOOD.
PET HATES: WELL SHE HATES HAVING
SMELLY THINGS WASHED OFF HER.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE SKETCH:
QUIRKY, MISCHIEVOUS
AND ENERGETIC.
AND NOW,
LET'S SEE SKETCH DEMONSTRATE.

A caption reads "Learn to sit."

Katrina says SKETCH.
SIT IS ONE OF THE FIRST
BEHAVIOURS
YOU SHOULD TEACH YOUR DOG.
YOU CAN TEACH A PUPPY
FROM 8 WEEKS OF AGE.
IT'S POLITE BEHAVIOUR
AND IT'S ALSO THE FOUNDATION
FOR A LOT OF OTHER TRICKS.
SIT.
GOOD GIRL.
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 Sebby and his dog.

Sebby is around 9, with short straight brown hair and wears khaki shorts and a blue T-shirt.

Katrina says I AM HERE WITH SEBBY
AND HIS LABRADOR ELKE.
TELL ME ABOUT ELKE.
WHAT'S SHE LIKE?

Sabby says NAUGHTY, CHEEKY AND FUN LIKE ME.

Katrina says NAUGHTY, CHEEKY AND FUN.
THAT IS GORGEOUS.
SHE IS VERY STRONG THOUGH.
I DON'T KNOW ARE YOU AS STRONG
AS ELKE?
I THINK SHE'S BIGGER THAN YOU.
SO DOGS LIKE LABRADORS NEED
A LOT OF TRAINING DON'T THEY
BECAUSE THEY'RE SO BIG
AND BOISTEROUS.
IS SHE NAUGHTY AT HOME?

Sebby says MAKING A MESS.

Katrina says LABRADORS LIKE TO MAKE MESS.
DOES SHE LIKE FOOD?

Sebby says YEP.

Katrina says HOW MUCH DOES SHE LOVE FOOD?

Sebby says VERY, VERY MUCH.

Katrina says YES, SO A LOT OF LABRADORS
THINK OF FOOD
MORE THAN ANYTHING
I THINK.
WHICH MAKES THEM EASY TO TRAIN
BECAUSE WE CAN USE TREATS
TO TRAIN HER, CAN'T WE?

Sebby says YEP.

Katrina says HAVE YOU GOT ANY FUNNY STORIES?

Sebby says SHE STOLE MY UNDIES.

Katrina says SHE STEALS YOUR UNDIES.

Sebby says YEP.

Katrina says DOES SHE STEAL ANYTHING ELSE?

Sebby says YEAH, MY SOCKS.

Katrina says AND YOUR SOCKS.
OH, ELKE.
DO YOU THINK
SHE NEEDS SOME TRAINING?

Sebby says YEP.

Katrina says I THINK WITH ELKE
IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT
SHE HAS HER BASIC TRAINING,
HER SIT, STAY AND DROP.

Sebby says YEP.

Katrina says AND THEN, YOU HAVE GOT
A LITTLE BIT MORE CONTROL OF HER
AROUND THE HOUSE.
OKAY, LET'S GET TO IT.
TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO TEACH ELKE
TO SIT ON COMMAND.
SIT IS A REALLY IMPORTANT THING
THAT ALL DOGS SHOULD KNOW
AND ELKE IS REALLY BIG
AND STRONG, ISN'T SHE?
SO SHE COULD EASILY
KNOCK PEOPLE OVER
AND WE WANT HER TO HAVE
GOOD MANNERS AROUND THE HOUSE.
SO THE FIRST STEP IS TO HAVE HER
ON THE LEAD
AND TO ARM OURSELVES
WITH LOTS OF TREATS
BECAUSE WE KNOW SHE LIKES FOOD
AND FOOD IS THE QUICKEST WAY
TO TEACH HER TO SIT.
WE'LL BE BACK WITH
STEP TWO SOON,
WHICH IS ACTUALLY HOLDING
THAT TREAT ABOVE HER NOSE
AND GETTING THAT BOTTOM
ON THE GROUND.

Alfie says OH ,WHAT AN ADORABLE DUO.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE
HOW THEY GET ON WITH
TODAY'S VERY IMPORTANT TRAINING.
WE WILL CHECK IN WITH KATRINA
AND SEBBY
A BIT LATER ON IN THE SHOW.
BUT FIRST, IT'S TIME TO GAIN
SOME KNOWLEDGE.
YES, IT'S TIME FOR
AN ANIMAL FACT.

The announcer says DID YOU KNOW THE ADELIE PENGUIN
IS A NOTORIOUS THIEF?
STEALING IN THE NAME OF ROMANCE.
THEY CONSTRUCT THEIR NESTS
OUT OF PILES OF STONES.
THE MORE ROCKS YOU HAVE
THE MORE INTERESTING YOU ARE
AS A POTENTIAL MATE.
AND THAT IS WHY A PEBBLE
IS SOMETHING THEY WILL CHEAT,
STEAL AND FIGHT FOR.
THE FEMALE WILL EVEN PRETEND
TO BE INTERESTED
IN ANOTHER MALE
JUST SO SHE CAN STEAL A STONE.
SHE WILL GO BACK TO THE
SAME SINGLE MALE
AND PULL THE SAME TRICK AGAIN
AND AGAIN.
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 MOUTHY, THEY RAMBLE,
THEY'RE WINDY AND THEY'RE WORDY.
WHO ELSE COULD I BE TALKING
ABOUT?
IT'S THE DUO
THAT MAKES ME LAUGH.
IT'S TIME FOR TWO BOBS.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says HEY, BOB.

YEAH, BOB.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says I HEARD SOMETHING DUMB
THE OTHER DAY.

YOU DID.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says YEAH.
SOMEONE CALLED US MUD SKIPPERS.

REALLY?
WHAT A WEIRD NAME
FOR BEAUTIFUL CREATURES LIKE US.
WHAT'S MUD?

Mudskipper Bob 1 says I DON'T KNOW.
UMM, BOB WHAT ARE WE?

MMM, I DON'T KNOW, BOB.
LET'S THINK FOR A SECOND.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says WELL, WE LIKE THIS BROWN STUFF,
WHATEVER IT IS.

AND WE SLIP AROUND IN IT
ALL DAY.

They both say BROWN SLIPPERS.

Mudskipper Bob 1 says YEAH.
WE'RE A PAIR OF BROWN SLIPPERS.

Mudskipper Bob 2 burps and says STINKY BROWN SLIPPERS.

Mudskipper Bob 1 sniffs and says OH.

Alfie says THANK YOU BOB
AND BOB.
THAT WAS, WELL, INTERESTING.
THEY'LL BE BACK WITH
MORE CHATTER LATER ON.
BUT NOW,
IT'S TIME TO ENGAGE YOUR BRAIN
AND TEST YOUR ANIMAL KNOWLEDGE.
LET'S SEE IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER
TO THIS ONE.
IT'S CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS LIVE ON
THE HIGHEST SLOPES IN THE WORLD?
IS IT A THE GOAT WITH NO COAT,
THE SURE FOOTED BHARAL
LIVING ON THE SNOW AND ICE
OF THE HIMALAYAS?
OR IS IT B THE MAJESTIC
BUT CHEEKY KEA
WREAKING HAVOC
IN THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS?
OR IS IT C THIS SECRETIVE
AND CUTE PRAIRIE DOG
LIVING ON THE HIGH PLAIN
OF SOUTH AMERICA?
IF YOU THOUGHT A THE BHARAL
YOU'D BE TOTALLY CORRECT.
THE TIBETAN BHARAL LIVES ON
THE EDGE OF THE HIGHEST SLOPES
IN THE WORLD.
AND, I MEAN ON THE EDGE.
AND IT'S JUST AS WELL THAT THEY
ARE EXTRAORDINARY ROCK HOPPERS.
THEY HAVE TO BE.
WHEN YOU LIVE ABOVE 4,000 METRES
IN THESE MOUNTAINS,
ONE SLIP CAN BE FATAL.
WHOA, THAT WAS CLOSE.
THESE DAREDEVIL MALE BHARAL
ARE VERY CONFIDENT
IN THEIR JUMPING ABILITY.
IN FACT, THEY SHOW OFF
BY TRYING TO KNOCK EACH OTHER
OFF THE CLIFF.
THAT'S RIGHT,
OFF THE CLIFF.

A bharal says WOW.

The announcer says IN FACT, ONLY HALF THE KIDS
BORN EACH YEAR
WILL CELEBRATE THEIR
FIRST BIRTHDAY.

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 THE WINGLESS BAT FLY
ARE NOT DEPENDENT
ON THE BLOOD OF THE BATS
IT LIVES WITH,
INSTEAD IT FEEDS ON
THEIR FAECES?
GUANO.
WHEN THE TIME COMES
FOR THE MOTHER TO GIVE BIRTH
SHE WALKS OFF THE BAT'S BODY
AND ATTACHES THE LARVA
TO THE WALL
OF THE BAT'S ROOSTING PLACE.
HUNGRY BAT FLY LARVA LICK FLUIDS
OFF THE SKIN OF NEWBORN BATS.
GROSS.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says WHAT A GREAT FACT.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
EARLIER IN DOG TRICKS,
WE MET SEBBY
AND THE GORGEOUS ELKE
AND DR KATRINA TAUGHT THEM
STEP ONE OF SIT,
WHICH IS A REALLY IMPORTANT PART
OF DOG TRAINING.
WELL, IT'S TIME FOR US
TO HEAD OVER
AND SEE HOW THEY'RE GETTING ON.
IT'S PART TWO OF DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says TODAY, WE ARE TEACHING ELKE
TO SIT.
REALLY IMPORTANT THING THAT
ALL DOGS SHOULD KNOW RIGHT.
NOW WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO,
IT'S CALLED LURING.
OKAY, NOW,
WHAT I WILL DO WITH YOU IS
I WILL GET YOU TO HOLD MY HAND
SO YOU CAN HELP ME DO IT.
CALL HER IN.
ELKE, ELKE, COME.
AND WE ASK HER TO SIT.
SIT.
GOOD GIRL.
THEN SHE GETS THE TREAT.
AND BEST WAY TO GIVE A TREAT
TO A DOG, TO BE NICE AND SAFE,
IS NICE FLAT HAND LIKE THAT
OR SIMPLY JUST DROP IT
ON THE GROUND.
OKAY, SHE'S DOING WELL.
THE NEXT STEP IS TO SEE
IF WE CAN GET HER TO SIT
WITHOUT ACTUALLY LURING HER
WITH THE TREAT.
DO YOU THINK SHE'LL DO IT?

Sebby says YEP.

Katrina says YEAH, I THINK SHE WILL TOO
BUT SHE HAS GOT TO LEARN TO
PUT THAT BOTTOM ON THE GROUND.
WE'LL BE BACK SOON
WITH STEP THREE.
SEE HOW SHE GOES.

Alfie says MORE FROM DR KATRINA
AND DOG TRICKS A BIT LATER ON.
BUT NOW TIME FOR SOME
FEEL GOOD AMUSEMENT,
FROM THE BEST JOKE TELLER
IN TOWN.
WELL AT LEAST SHE THINKS SO.
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 WANT TO HEAR A JOKE
ABOUT CONSTRUCTION?
I'M STILL WORKING ON IT.

Ducks chuckle.

Bad Pun Pony says YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE DUCKS.
WHAT'S A DUCKS FAVOURITE DIP?
QUAKA-MOLE.

A bunny chuckles.

(NEIGHS)

Kids say BAD PUN PONY!
YAY!
(NEIGHS)

Alfie says YEP, THAT PONY,
HOOF, HOOF HOOVE-LARIOUS.
SHE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
PONYING AROUND NEXT TIME.
BUT NOW, TIME FOR SOMETHING
A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.
LET'S WARM UP THOSE BRAIN CELLS
AND TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
WITH ANOTHER COOL CREATURE QUIZ.

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS HAVE
A QUEEN THAT THEY PROTECT?
IS IT A
THE SLIPPERY EARTHWORM?
IS IT B THE BATTY BATS?
OR IS IT C
GREGARIOUS GREEN TREE ANTS?
IF YOU ANSWERED C
YOU ARE CORRECT.
THE GREEN TREE ANTS
LOYALLY PROTECT THEIR QUEEN.

The queen ant says OH, HELLO.

The announcer says THERE IS ONLY ONE QUEEN ANT
IN EACH COLONY.
HER ROLE IS TO LAY THE
FIRST CLUTCH OF EGGS ON A LEAF,
CALLED A LEAF CLUSTER,
AND TEND TO THEM
AS THEY DEVELOP.
THE QUEEN ANT IS VITAL
FOR THE FUTURE OF A COLONY
AND SO SHE IS KEPT HIDDEN,
OUT OF HARMS WAY,
INSIDE THE NEST.
WHEN EXPOSED,
SHE WILL AGGRESSIVELY GUARD
HER BROOD FROM ANY FOREIGNER,
LIKE THIS COMMON BLACK ANT.
SHE POSITIONS HER ANTENNAE
AND JAWS WIDE APART
IN A DEFENSIVE STANCE
AND, IF PROVOKED...

An ant says HARDEE HAR HAR.

The announcer says WILL BITE.
GREEN TREE ANTS ARE
BEST KNOWN
FOR THEIR TENACIOUS
TEAMWORK SKILLS.
NICE WORK, BABE.
WORKER ANTS ARE ALWAYS
INFERTILE FEMALES,
GATHERING FOOD,
PROTECTING THE QUEEN
FROM INTRUDERS
AND CONSTRUCTING THE
COLONY'S NEST.

The queen and says SHAKE A LEG.

The announcer says ONE SUPER COLONY CAN HOUSE
AS MANY AS 10,000 INDIVIDUALS.
GREEN TREE ANTS CREATE
NESTING CHAMBERS
BY COOPERATIVELY PULLING LEAVES
TOGETHER.
THESE LEAVES ARE THEN BOUND
BY SILK
PRODUCED BY THE COLONY'S
ANT LARVAE.
WHEN THE DISTANCE BETWEEN A LEAF
AND A BRANCH IS TOO WIDE...

An ant says I GOT AN IDEA.

The announcer says WORKER ANTS CREATE CHAINS
OR BRIDGES
BY GRASPING
ONE ANOTHER'S WAIST.

The queen ant says FABULOUS.

The announcer says WHAT CLEVER ANTICS.

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 NEWBORN GIRAFFES ARE WAY MORE
DEVELOPED THAN MOST MAMMALS?
FEMALE GIRAFFES
GIVE BIRTH STANDING UP.
THIS MEANS THEIR YOUNG FALL OVER
A METRE TO THE GROUND AT BIRTH.
OUCH.
THESE NEWBORN BABIES
ARE ACTUALLY TALLER
THAN MOST HUMANS.
AND IN ADDITION TO ALL THAT
BABY GIRAFFES ARE VERY ADVANCED.
THEY ARE ABLE TO STAND
AND TAKE THEIR FIRST STEPS
WITHIN HALF AN HOUR OF BIRTH
AND AFTER ONLY 10 HOURS
CAN ACTUALLY RUN
ALONGSIDE THEIR FAMILY.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says AND NOW CREATURE FRIENDS
IN A MINUTE
IT'S TIME FOR MY FAVOURITE PART
OF THE SHOW
WHERE I GET TO MEET
A SPECIAL GUEST
AND THEIR SPECIAL PET RIGHT HERE
IN THE HOUSE.
BUT JUST BEFORE WE DO THAT
LET'S HAVE A LOOK AT THIS.

A clip shows a frog with a bulging throat.

A caption reads "It’s Pet and Tell."

Alfie sits in the set with Veronica and her pet mice in a mice cage.

Veronica is around 8, with long straight brown hair in pig tails. She wears printed shorts and a white T-shirt.

Alfie says INTRODUCING VERONICA.
SHE HAS BROUGHT IN
HER AWESOME PETS TO SHOW US.
HELLO, VERONICA.

Veronica says HELLO, ALFIE.

Alfie says WHO IS IN THE BOX?

Veronica says SO WE HAVE, I HAVE THREE MICE.
THE WHITE ONE WITH BROWN...
WHITE AND BROWN PATTERN
IS CALLED TOFFEE
AND THE BLACK ONE OVER THERE
IS CALLED BLACKIE
AND THE WHITE ONE OVER THERE
NEXT TO TOFFEE IS CALLED SNOWY.
SNOWY.

Alfie says SO YOU TELL THEM APART
BY THEIR COLOURS.

Veronica says YEAH.

Alfie says RIGHT.
SO HOW LONG HAVE YOU
HAD THEM FOR?

Veronica says EIGHT MONTHS OR SOMETHING.
I GOT THEM ON MY BIRTHDAY.

Alfie says YEAH, RIGHT.
ARE THEY ALL BOYS?
ARE THEY ALL GIRLS?
WHAT ARE THEY?

Veronica says THEY'RE ALL GIRLS
BECAUSE BOYS KIND OF FIGHT
AND I DON'T WANT TOO MANY MICE.

Alfie says MICE.
THE AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF A MOUSE
IS ONE TO TWO YEARS.
MICE ARE KEEN EXPLORERS.
THEY LOVE INVENTIVE WAYS
OF SATISFYING THEIR CURIOSITY
OF INVESTIGATION.
THIS OFTEN INCLUDES
SQUEEZING THROUGH TIGHT GAPS
AND BITING THROUGH OBSTACLES
WITH THEIR STRONG TEETH.
THEY ARE INCREDIBLE CLEAN,
TIDY AND ORGANISED ANIMALS.
MICE ARE AMAZING JUMPERS.
THEY CAN JUMP DOWN 3 TO 4 METERS
WITHOUT INJURING THEMSELVES.
MICE.
SO WHAT DO YOU DO
TO LOOK AFTER THESE GIRLS?

Veronica says WELL I GIVE THEM WATER
AND I GIVE THEM FOOD OVER THERE.
SO THE WATER BOTTLE YOU JUST
PULL IT OUT OF THE BLUE
AND THEN FILL IT UP WITH WATER
AND THEN PUT THE BLUE
LIKE THAT
AND THEN TIP IT OVER
AND THEN
ALL THE WATER COMES OUT.
AND THEY DON'T GET DIRTY
BECAUSE THEY JUST STICK
THEIR LITTLE HEAD IN THERE
AND I GIVE THEM FOOD
OVER THERE.

Alfie says SO HOW DO YOU PLAY WITH MICE?

Veronica says WELL, I JUST HOLD THEM
AND I JUST LOOK AT THEM.
IT'S FUN TO HOLD THEM.

Alfie says IF OTHERS WERE LOOKING
TO GET A PET MOUSE
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?

Veronica says YES BECAUSE PET MICE
ARE REALLY CUTE.
THEY ARE FUN TO LOOK AT
AND IF YOU CAN HOLD THEM
THEY'RE FUN TO HOLD.

Alfie says AND WHAT'S YOUR MOST FAVOURITE
THING ABOUT YOUR MICE?

Veronica says THAT THEY ARE VERY CUTE.
THEY LIKE TO SNUGGLE
IN YOUR HAND
AND THEY'RE DIFFERENT
FROM EACH OTHER.

Alfie says OH, AWESOME.
AND THAT'S AMAZING.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR COMING IN TODAY, VERONICA.

Veronica says THANK YOU.

Alfie says AND THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US
TO TOFFEE, SNOWY AND BLACKIE.

Veronica says YOU'RE WELCOME.

Alfie says THEY ARE SUPER CUTE.
SPEAKING OF CUTE.
CHECK THIS OUT.

The announcer says THE LIFE OF A JACKAL
CAN BE ROUGH
BUT THEY ALSO LIKE TO
HAVE FUN.

A ram says DO PA DE DO.

The announcer says ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE YOUNG.

People say AWW.

The announcer says THEY JUST LOVE GETTING HUGS
AND KISSES FROM MUM.

A jackal kisses its mom and says RIGHT IN THE KISSER.

The announcer says AND SPEND MOST OF THEIR DAY
PLAYING AND MUCKING ABOUT.
EVEN PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK
WITH THEIR MUM.
THAT'S JUST...

Kids say TOO CUTE!

Alfie says OH YES, I AGREE.
WAY TOO CUTE.
BUT NOW,
TIME FOR A CHANGE OF SCENERY.
IT'S TIME TO ENGAGE YOUR BRAIN
AND TEST YOUR ANIMAL KNOWLEDGE.
CAN YOU GUESS THE RIGHT ANIMAL
IN THIS CREATURE QUIZ?

The announcer says WHICH OF THESE ANIMALS
CAN KILL 9 HUMANS
WITH A SINGLE BITE
OF THEIR VENOM?
IS IT A
THE LIGHTNING FAST DEATH ADDER?
IS IT B
THE NURSERY WEB SPIDER?

A spider says HEY, HOW ARE YOU?

The announcer says OR C
THE SCABIES MITE?
THESE GUYS KNOW HOW TO GET UNDER
YOUR SKIN,
BUT CAN THEY KILL YOU?
IF YOU ANSWERED A
THE DEATH ADDER YOU ARE CORRECT.
INSTEAD OF HUNTING FOR A MEAL,
THE AUSTRALIAN DEATH ADDER
LETS OTHER ANIMALS HUNT IT,
OR RATHER ITS TAIL.
THE DEATH ADDER PACKS
ENOUGH PUNCH TO KILL 9 HUMANS
WITH A SINGLE BITE.
BY WRIGGLING ITS TAIL
LIKE A WORM
THE DEATH ADDER CAN DRAW
ITS VICTIMS IN CLOSE
UNTIL THEY'RE WITHIN
STRIKE RANGE.
THEN IT ATTACKS WITH FANGS
THAT CAN GROW ABOUT 10 MILLIMETRES LONG.
THE DEATH ADDER'S
HUNTING TECHNIQUE
IS ONE OF THE REASONS
IT'S SO DANGEROUS.
UNLIKE MOST SNAKES,
THE DEATH ADDER WON'T
NECESSARILY RETREAT
FROM APPROACHING HUMANS.
THAT'S WHY IT CAN BE EASILY
DISTURBED BY THE UNWARY.
THE SNAKE WILL STRIKE ALMOST
AUTOMATICALLY AT ANYTHING
THAT GETS WITHIN STRIKE RANGE.
THE DEATH ADDER INJECTS VENOM
IN 60 PERCENT OF STRIKES,
SIX TIMES MORE THAN
MOST SNAKES.
EVEN WITH A CORRECTLY APPLIED
PRESSURE BANDAGE,
THE NEUROTOXINS
IN THE DEATH ADDER'S VENOM
WILL STILL GO TO WORK
ATTACKING HUMAN NERVES.
THE DEATH ADDER.

A caption reads "Two Bobs."

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says OMM.
LOOK INSIDE YOURSELF
AND FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE.

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says CAN YOU SEE YOUR HAPPY PLACE,
BOB?

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says WHEN YOU ARE IN YOUR HAPPY
PLACE...

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says DO YOU NEED SOME HELP LOOKING,
BOB?
TURN AROUND
SO I CAN TAKE A PEEK.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says INHALE YOUR SURROUNDINGS.

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says DON'T INHALE TOO MUCH BOB
YOU MIGHT JUST CHOKE ON A FLY
OR SOMETHING.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says BE THE KING OF YOUR OWN CALM
HAPPY PLACE.

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says ALL HAIL BOB KING OF CALM.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 punches Praying Mantis Bob 2.

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says BOB, OW.

Praying Mantis Bob 1 says GET YOUR FACE OUT OF
MY HAPPY PLACE.

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 OSPREY
HAVE A THIRD EYELID
CALLED THE NICTITATING MEMBRANE,
WHICH IS A THIN LAYER
OF CLEAR TISSUE
THAT CLOSES OVER THE EYE
SEPARATELY FROM THE EYE LID?
IT ALSO ACTS LIKE GOGGLES
AND HELPS THEM SEE CLEARLY
BENEATH THE WATER.
JUST AS WELL
BECAUSE THEIR DIET CONSISTS
ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY OF FISH.

A fish says OUCH.

Praying Mantis Bob 2 says WHILST THE FEMALE DOES MOST OF
THE INCUBATION
AND CHICK REARING,
THE MALE BRINGS FOOD
BACK FOR THE FAMILY.
AND THAT'S...

Kids say AN ANIMAL FACT.

Alfie says ALL RIGHT CREATURE CRAZIES,
IT'S TIME TO GET
A BIT PHILOSOPHICAL
WITH A BEAR WHO LIKES TO
SPECULATE, TO REFLECT,
TO CONSIDER
AND TO DELIBERATE.
YES, IT'S OUR FAVOURITE
BAMBOO-EATING, ROLLIE POLY
BUT ALWAYS ADORABLE
PONDERING PANDA.

Kids say THE PANDA THAT LIKES TO PONDER.

A panda on its back says DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT
HOW WEIRD HUMANS ARE?
I MEAN, REALLY THINK ABOUT
HOW WEIRD HUMANS ARE.
LIKE, WHY DO THEY SAY
SOMETHING IS ON FIRE
WHEN REALLY IT'S THE FIRE
THAT'S ON SOMETHING?
BECAUSE WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT,
I MEAN,
REALLY THINK ABOUT IT,
IF SOMETHING WAS ACTUALLY
SITTING ON A FIRE,
WOULDN'T THE FIRE BE,
LIKE, OUT?

Alfie says AND THAT MY FRIENDS
WAS THE PONDERING PANDA.
OH, THE PANDA
THAT LIKES TO PONDER.
IT'S TIME TO HEAD OVER
TO DR KATRINA AND SEBBY
AND SEE HOW THEY'VE BEEN
GETTING ON
WITH TRAINING ELKE TO SIT.
IT'S DOG TRICKS.

Katrina says WELCOME BACK.
SEBBY AND I
HAVE BEEN TEACHING ELKE TO SIT.
NOW WE'VE BEEN LURING HER
WITH THE TREAT ABOVE HER NOSE
AND SHE'S REALLY GOOD
WITH THAT
BUT WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO
THIS TIME IS CALL HER TO YOU,
SO YOU ARE NOT GOING TO PUT
THE TREAT ABOVE HER NOSE.
YOU ARE JUST GOING TO ASK HER
TO SIT,
OKAY YOU CAN USE A HAND SIGNAL
IF YOU WANT, ASK HER TO SIT,
IF SHE SITS
THEN SHE GETS THE TREAT.

Sebby says ELKE.
SIT.

Katrina says GOOD GIRL.

Sebby says GOOD GIRL.

Katrina says ARE YOU PROUD OF HER?

Sebby says YEP.

Katrina says SO ANY TIME SHE DOES THIS
AT HOME
SHE CAN GET A TREAT
OR PRAISE.
BUT IF SHE IS JUMPING UP ON YOU
SHE DOESN'T GET IT, OKAY.
SO SHE HAS BEEN
SUCH A GOOD GIRL.
DO YOU THINK
YOU WILL KEEP TRAINING HER?

Sebby says YEP.

Katrina says I THINK YOU GUYS HAVE DONE
REALLY WELL.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR JOINING US TODAY.
I'LL BE BACK NEXT TIME
WITH ANOTHER DOG TRICK.

Alfie says AND THAT MY FRIENDS
IS THE END OF TODAY'S SHOW.
I HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED
ALL THE AMAZING ANIMALS
WE'VE SEEN TODAY.
SEBBY AND HIS LOVELY
LABRADOR ELKE,
AND VERONICA
AND HER ADORABLE MICE.
REMEMBER ANIMALS ARE AWESOME
AND PETS ARE PALS.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE
MORE RIDICULOUS, FUNNY,
HAIRY AND HILARIOUS
WITH A BIT OF BOUNCY,
SLIMY AND SCALY THROWN IN
THEN JOIN ME, ALFIE,
NEXT TIME ON
CREATURE MANIA.

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