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This is the transcript for Peacock2007's version of Wild Animal Safari.
It was a live-action/animated documentary and movie with interaction like Dora and Diego.
It was narrated by David Attenborough from the NETFLIX show Our Planet, along with Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King (1994) Shellington from the Octonauts, Kaban, Kyururu, Serval and Caracal from Kemono Friends Season 1 and 2, and Korrina, Iris, Dawn, and Serena from Pokemon: The Series.
This page is still a work in progress.
- 1 Opening
- 2 Prologue
- 3 Animals In The Jungle
- 4 Tiger
- 5 Monkey
- 6 Parrot
- 7 Gorilla
- 8 Panda
- 9 Okapi
- 10 Chimpanzee
- 11 Chameleon
- 12 Peacock
- 13 Orangutan
- 14 Red Panda
- 15 Panther
- 16 Animals In The Rainforest
- 17 Tapir
- 18 Jaguar
- 19 Anteater
- 20 Capybara
- 21 Lemur
- 22 Gibbon
- 23 Rhea
- 24 Sloth
- 25 Galago
- 26 Iguana
- 27 Toucan
- 28 Frog
- 29 Butterfly
- 30 Hoatzin
- 31 Hornbill
- 32 Cockatoo
- 33 Dragonfly
- 34 Umbrella Bird
- 35 Animals In The Forest
- 36 Bear
- 37 Fox
- 38 Squirrel
- 39 Deer
- 40 Owl
- 41 Bat
- 42 Woodpecker
- 43 Skunk
- 44 Chipmunk
- 45 Raccoon
- 46 Opossum
- 47 Pheasant
- 48 Hare
- 49 Blue Jay
- 50 Cardinal
- 51 Snail
- 52 Animals In The Lake
- 53 Alligator
- 54 Heron
- 55 Beaver
- 56 Stork
- 57 Swan
- 58 Loon
- 59 Ibis
- 60 Spoonbill
- 61 Platypus
- 62 Salmon
- 63 Otter
- 64 Animals At The Beach
- 65 Crab
- 66 Sea Lion
- 67 Seagull
- 68 Cormorant
- 69 Pelican
- 70 Animals In The Ocean
- 71 Turtle, Fish, and Dolphin
- 72 Whale
- 73 Stingray
- 74 Lobster
- 75 Eel
- 76 Jellyfish
- 77 Shrimp
- 78 Squid
- 79 Animals In The Coral Reef
- 80 Seahorse
- 81 Octopus
- 82 Manatee
- 83 Shark
- 84 Starfish
- 85 Sea Urchin
- 86 Animals In The Polar Regions
- 87 Walrus
- 88 Polar Bear
- 89 Harbor Seal
- 90 Leopard Seal
- 91 Albatross
- 92 Puffin
- 93 Reindeer
- 94 Arctic Fox
- 95 Penguin
- 96 Snow Leopard
- 97 Snowy Owl
- 98 Lynx
- 99 Animals In The Mountains
- 100 Monal
- 101 Eagle
- 102 Wolverine
- 103 Mountain Goat
- 104 Ibex
- 105 Magpie
- 106 Badger
- 107 Pronghorn
- 108 Bobcat
- 109 Yak
- 110 Wolf
- 111 Jackal
- 112 Moose
- 113 Stag
- 114 Muskox
- 115 Hoopoe
- 116 Condor
- 117 Osprey
- 118 Kingfisher
- 119 Naked-Mole Rat
- 120 Hawk
- 121 Takin
- 122 Raven
- 123 Lammergeier
- 124 Ferret
- 125 Cougar
- 126 Falcon
- 127 Elk
- 128 Honey Badger
- 129 Clouded Leopard
- 130 Vulture
- 131 Hummingbird
- 132 Animals In The Desert
- 133 Camel
- 134 Llama
- 135 Snake
- 136 Quail
- 137 Lizard
- 138 Meerkat
- 139 Komodo Dragon
- 140 Buzzard
- 141 Cobra
- 142 Scorpion
- 143 Coyote
- 144 Roadrunner
- 145 Pangolin
- 146 Tortoise
- 147 Armadillo
- 148 Animals In The Outback
- 149 Koala
- 150 Kangaroo
- 151 Wombat
- 152 Crocodile
- 153 Dingo
- 154 Emu
- 155 Wallaby
- 156 Cassowary
- 157 Lorikeet
- 158 Tasmanian Devil
- 159 Porcupine
- 160 Echidna
- 161 Hedgehog
- 162 Kookaburra
- 163 Animals By The Watering Hole
- 164 Zebra
- 165 Hippo
- 166 Rhino
- 167 Flamingo
- 168 Tragopan
- 169 African Wild Dog
- 170 Nilgai
- 171 Gazelle
- 172 Buffalo
- 173 Cheetah
- 174 Wildebeest
- 175 Impala
- 176 Nyala
- 177 Hyrax
- 178 Caracal
- 179 Serval
- 180 Fishing Cat
- 181 Wild Boar
- 182 Babirusa
- 183 Salamander
- 184 Binturong
- 185 Lyrebird
- 186 Starling
- 187 Crow
- 188 Pigeon
- 189 Mongoose
- 190 Oxpecker
- 191 Turaco
- 192 Hamerkop
- 193 Nightingale
- 194 King Eider
- 195 Mandarin Duck
- 196 Kori Bustard
- 197 Guineafowl
- 198 Shoebill
- 199 Crane
- 200 Animals On The Savannah
- 201 Elephant
- 202 Giraffe
- 203 Lion
- 204 Baboon
- 205 Leopard
- 206 Ostrich
- 207 Kudu
- 208 Bison
- 209 Mammoth
- 210 Aardvark
- 211 Warthog
- 212 Hyena
- 213 The Meeting Before the Secretary Bird
- 214 Secretary Bird and Finale
- 215 Ending
Opening[edit | edit source]
The Bartered Bride, Overture, Smetana: meerkat, parrots, snake, birds, peacock, macaws, giraffes, elephant, zebra, hippo, flamingos, gorillas, panda, monkeys, orangutan, vulture, lizard, bear, tiger, lion, kangaroo, koala, owl, fishes, cockatoo
David Attenborough: Join us as we travel around the world, discovering all the animals in their preferred biomes. What will we see? Can we collect them all? Find out as we begin our wild animal safari.
Contradance No. 4, Beethoven: Dance Scene With Roary The Lion, Noah The Elephant, Wordsworth The Parrot, Kenny The Fox And Jane The Monkey
Jane The Monkey Crashes From A Vine
Contradance No. 5, Beethoven: Opening titles
Prologue[edit | edit source]
Timon: Are you ready for adventure?
Pumbaa: Yeah, This is going to be awesome!
Korrina: Number 99, and that's gonna be you!
Iris: Shhh! Let's begin the adventure.
Animals In The Jungle[edit | edit source]
David Attenborough: Let's begin in the jungle, filled with trees, tropical plants, water, and of course, lots of animals.
Tiger[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey Roars Like A Tiger But Lizzy The Tiger Roars Back
David Attenborough: Our first animal is the tiger, a majestic creature, as well as a member of the cat family. Being the largest cat in the world, they rely on hunting prey that is much bigger than themselves, willing to travel for miles to snag a hoofed animal that will sustain them for days.
Pumbaa: Look at that tiger, I sure hope he doesn't eat me!
Korrina: Don't worry, you'll be fine.
David Attenborough: A tiger's striped pattern will help them blend in with their environment, which includes the spots behind their ears. When threatened, tigers will twist their ears forward, though the spots are exposed to the front as an act of intimidation. From the 1800s to the present day, the tiger population is dropping by 95%. However, zoos and wildlife conservation centres from around the world are trying their hardest to prevent them from becoming extinct.
Music Video About Tigers: Peer Gynt Suite, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Grieg
Lizzy The Tiger Bangs A Gong But She Faints
Akiala roars while wearing the Year of the Tiger Hat
Timon and Pumbaa: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Iris and Korrina: (Laughter)
Tiger in the Box
Timon: What a cute little tiger!
Monkey[edit | edit source]
Korrina: Now we got the tiger, what animal is next?
David Attenborough: Well Korrina, if you look inside that banana, you'll know what's coming next.
Charlie Chimp Lollipuppet
Timon: Oh, I know what's next! Monkeys!
Jane The Monkey Slips On A Banana Peel
David Attenborough: There are currently 264 known species of monkeys.
Pumbaa: That's a lot of monkeys!
David Attenborough: 138 of them are old world monkeys, which range from Africa to Asia. 100 of them are new world monkeys, which all come from Central and South America. Most monkeys are arboreal, which means they spend most of their time in the trees. Examples of arboreal monkeys include howler monkeys, tamarins and marmosets. other monkeys, which include mandrills, baboons and macaques, are terrestrial, which means they prefer the ground rather than the trees.
Timon: Now I know the difference!
David Attenborough: There are few characteristics that are also different in both old world and new world monkeys. The noses, cheek pouches, rump pads and tails of old world monkeys are different compared to the ones that belong to new world monkeys.
Music Video About Monkeys: The Bartered Bride, Skocna, Smetana
Monkeys Playing Glockenspiels
Boy dressed up in a Monkey Costume
Jane has a banana, but watches as her brother Murray manages to get a banana split, She sighs, but Murray decides to share the split with her
Parrot[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey Investigates Parrot Tracks And Squawks when a scarlet macaw stock photo appears
Korrina: Oh! Look! She squawked making a scarlet macaw photo appear just like magic!
David Attenborough: Parrots come in a variety of bright colours, mostly green, red, blue and yellow. There are a few exceptions, like the African grey parrot. You can probably guess what colour that is.
Timon: It's obviously grey. What else would it be?
David Attenborough: There are 279 species of parrot in the world. This includes the macaw of South America, the New Zealand-native kea parrot, the domestic parakeet, the lorikeet of Australia, and many more. The world's largest parrot is the hyacinth macaw, found in Central and South America. But it's not the heaviest member of the parrot family. That belongs to the kakapo of New Zealand.
Music Video About Parrots: The Bartered Bride, Polka, Smetana
Tin Hopping Parrot
Gorilla[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey Appears with black fur
David Attenborough: The gorilla, a critically endangered primate, is native to the Congo region of Africa.
Pumbaa: Yay! An African animal!
David Attenborough: Every troop of gorillas is led by a strong, experienced male, known as a silverback. The silverback has the most important job of the troop. The silverback is responsible for the safety and well being of the members of his troop. Gorillas are generally peaceful creatures, though sometimes a young male from one troop will challenge the silverback from another troop to a fight.
Timon: And I thought they were as dangerous as King Kong!
David Attenborough: Like all great apes (Except humans), gorillas rely on rainforests to make their living, and the forest depends upon them, too. The gorilla's scat acts as fertilizer for the forests they live in, and seedlings rapidly sprout from it, making these animals important forest regenerators. Gorillas are endangered because of deforestation and habitat loss, which is why many zoos display them, as well as breed them to bring the gorilla population back up.
Music Video About Gorillas: Carmen Suite No. 1, Les Toreadors, Bizet
Translucent Popovers Gorilla
Panda[edit | edit source]
Jane walks through a bamboo forest and bumps into Andy the panda. The two eat bamboo together.
David Attenborough: The giant panda is an instantly recognizable creature known as a worldwide symbol of conservation. This bear is native to China, which is the only place in the world that has them displayed in the wild. They are so popular and loved by Chinese people that law has protected people from trespassing their habitat. Now, the worldwide love for pandas has been combined with international efforts to keep them from becoming extinct.
Timon: So THAT'S why people love them so much!
David Attenborough: A panda's diet is made up mostly of bamboo. They love bamboo so much, they spend at least 12 hours a day eating it.
Pumbaa: Bamboo sounds delicious!
Timon: Pumbaa, bamboo isn't part of a warthog's diet.
Pumbaa: Oh, right.
David Attenborough: Though the pandas are no longer listed as endangered, their own survival is far from secure.
Music Video About Pandas: Piano Sonata No. 15, Op. 28, 4th Movement, Beethoven
Andy The Panda stands below the umbrella with Jane
Timon: Well, the gorilla and the panda scare me!
Korrina: No, no no! They liked you!
Okapi[edit | edit source]
Jane sees an okapi stock photo
David Attenborough: The okapi may look like a zebra, but rather, it is closely related to the giraffe. Like a giraffe, an okapi has large, upright ears that help the animal avoid trouble. Their zebra-like legs can help their calves recognize their mothers.
Timon: I'd personally call them one of nature's greatest designs!
David Attenborough: Okapis live in dense forests, and are native to central Africa.
Korrina: Just like the gorillas!
David Attenborough: Okapis are hard to find in the wild. this is because the okapi's highly developed hearing alerts them to run away whenever humans are nearby. It is believed that there are currently approximately 25 000 okapis left in the wild.
Music Video About Okapis: Piano Sonata in C, K545, 3rd Movement, Mozart
Chimpanzee[edit | edit source]
Jane pretends to be a chimpanzee
David Attenborough: The third greatest ape in terms of size, and one of our closest living relatives.
Serena: I think he's talking about us humans.
David: Found in western and central Africa, chimpanzees are famous for using tools to get food. They often strip a branch of its leaves and then dip it into an ant hill to get the insects inside.
Timon: Hey, save some for me!
Korrina: But why are chimpanzees related to us?
David: Chimps use body language, facial expressions, grooming, hand clapping and kissing within their community, much like you and me.
Iris: Wow, very interesting!
Music Video About Chimpanzees: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048, 1st Movement, Bach
(Iris puts on a billboard.)
Iris: (Breaks the fourth wall): Look, the next 2 animals are on the Billboard charts!
Chameleon[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the chameleon change color
David: Chameleons have a unique feature that most animals don't have. Camouflage, which allows the lizards to blend in with their surroundings by changing colour.
Pumbaa: I knew that!
Timon: Such a fascinating process!
David: Most chameleons have a prehensile tail that can wrap around tree branches when climbing, but unlike most lizards, a chameleon's tail cannot be broken off and regrown. Nearly two thirds of this lizard can be found on the island of Madagascar.
Music Video About Chameleons: Orchestral Suite No. 2, BWV 1067, Badinerie, Bach
Korrina: Jolly good!
Peacock[edit | edit source]
Jane appears with peacock feathers
Iris: Look, not in front of the parents! It's the peacock!
David: Peacocks are members of the pheasant family.
Pumbaa: I didn't know that!
David: The male peacocks display a wide array of feathers on their train, which most people think is a tail. Their long train and bright feathers make an easy target for predators, mainly tigers, leopards and mongooses. Peacocks can be found across India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and southeast Asia. In zoos, they can be found wandering freely.
Music Video About Peacocks: Alcina, Tambourino, Handel
Orangutan[edit | edit source]
Jane sees an orangutan stock photo
David: The name "orangutan" means "people of the forest". They can be found on the southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Orangutans are the largest arboreal mammal and the only great ape found in Asia. The rest (Gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos) can be found in Africa.
Timon: Correct. Gibbons are also apes found in Asia, but they aren't considered great apes, unlike the orangutans.
David: Most of the orangutan's forest habitat has been destroyed to make palm oil plantations, and unfortunately, these highly intelligent apes are now extinct in much of Asia. But luckily, zoos from around the world are keeping the orangutan population secure by breeding them, and hopefully one day, they won't be listed as critically endangered anymore.
Music Video About Orangutans: Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, 1st Movement, Beethoven
Red Panda[edit | edit source]
Jane notices a tall tree. She looks up, and a red panda stock photo can be found at the top.
David: Not to be confused with the giant panda, the red panda, a member of the raccoon family, spends most of its time in trees, and they are classified as endangered.
Pumbaa: The "red" panda looks kind of orange to me.
David: With their bushy tail for balance and claws for gripping, red pandas are truly acrobatic tree climbers. Most of their time is spent in the trees, which can be used as a perch for sunbathing high in the canopy that the red pandas can use as an escape route from predators, which includes snow leopards and wild dogs.
Music Video About Red Pandas: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051, 3rd Movement, Bach
Korrina: 2 more animals, one more?
Panther[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a panther stock photo
David: This is a black panther. And no, the black panther itself is not its own species, but rather another term of using a jaguar or leopard with black fur. There isn't that much information on this creature, because it shares the same characteristics with leopards and jaguars, which we will learn about later as we continue our journey. A creature that shares the same name as the black panther is the Florida panther, which is one of many names people call the cougar, which will also be featured later.
Music Video About Panthers: Goldberg Variations, Aria, BWV 988, Bach
Korrina: That's our first collection!
Animals In The Rainforest[edit | edit source]
David: Our next stop is the South American rainforest. Why is it called the rainforest? The answer is quite obvious. It often rains in this environment.
Tapir[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey Spots a Tapir stock photo
David: Although this creature looks like a pig or an anteater, it's actually a tapir, which is actually related to horses and rhinos, since each subspecies of tapir has an odd number of toes.
Pumbaa: There are four kinds of tapir, right?
David: Correct, The Baird's tapir is native to Central America. The lowland tapir ranges from Colombia to Brazil. The lesser-known mountain tapir can be found on the Andes Mountains, and the Malayan tapir is the only subspecies of tapir native to Asia rather than South America. Using its incredible nose like a finger, a tapir can pluck leaves from tree branches or root around in the soft underbrush for fallen fruit to dine on.
Timon: I bet it's impossible to count their number of teeth!
Music Video About Tapirs: Contradance No. 1, Beethoven
Jaguar[edit | edit source]
Jane the Monkey And Georgia The Giraffe Growl Like Jaguars
David: Sleek, powerful, and elusive, jaguars stalk the Americas and are revered by all who share their realm. The jaguar is world's third largest cat, and are the only big cat species in the new world.
Korrina: They must be very good at hunting.
David: They range from Mexico to Brazil, and like other cats, a jaguar's eyes are adapted for night hunting. Jaguars see less detail and colour in daylight, but have a better vision at night.
Pumbaa: I'm scared of jaguars!
Timon: Don't worry, you'll be fine.
David: Jaguars are among the top predators in their habitat, so the adult cats' only fear is humans. They are hunted for their fur, and their habitat is dissapearing, which makes them a vulnerable cat. But thankfully, zoos are keeping jaguars safe, along with many other South American creatures, protecting them from the recent events that their natural habitats are facing.
Music Video About Jaguars: Contradance No. 8, Beethoven
Lizzy the tiger scares Haydn the anteater like a jaguar.
Anteater[edit | edit source]
Jane notices an anthill. Haydn pops out of the hill, and the two share ants together.
David: The giant anteater is the size of a golden retriever, but thick, bushy fur makes it look bigger.
Pumbaa: I think I know what their favourite food is!
David: Although anteaters don't have teeth, their long tongue allows them to eat 30 000 ants a day.
Timon: Hey, save some for me!
David: Anteaters range from Honduras to Bolivia, and they can be found in forests and grasslands. Anteaters are usually solitary animals, but do come together to mate and raise their young. Giant anteater pups have a 50 percent mortality rate, and are very susceptible to health-related problems.
Music Video About Anteaters: Symphony No. 101, Clock, 2nd Movement, Haydn
Capybara[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a capybara photo
David: The capybara is the largest rodent in the world, closely related to guinea pigs. Capybaras are found in Central and South America, mainly near rivers, because Capybaras love swimming.
Timon: Me too!
Pumbaa: Me three!
David: Capybaras spend time in water and mud to keep cool during a hot day before the evening, which is when they graze. Capybaras usually live in small groups of up to ten, but during the wet season, up to 40 can be found together. Adult capybaras have one main natural predator; the jaguar, but humans hunt them as well. The youngsters, on the other hand, are hunted by caimans, ocelots and anacondas.
Music Video About Capybara: Keyboard Concerto No. 11, 1st Movement, Haydn
Lemur[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey sees a lemur stock photo
David: Lemurs are prosimians, which means they are primates that existed long before monkeys and apes.
Serena: So they existed before gorillas and monkeys? Cool!
David: Types of lemurs include the famous ring-tailed lemur, the critically endangered red ruffed lemur, the mouse lemur, the sifaka, and many more. All of these lemurs can only be found in Madagascar. Ring-tailed lemurs use their tails for communication. The tail is held up so other lemurs can see it in the brush.
Iris: Wow! I didn't know lemurs communicate that way!
David: Most lemurs spend their time in trees, resting, sleeping, feeding and even giving birth. The ring-tailed lemur, however, spends a good portion of its day on the ground.
Music Video About Lemurs: Peer Gynt Suite, The Death of Ase, Grieg
(Timon and Pumbaa cry at the end of the music.)
Korrina: That was so sad! What's the next animal?
Gibbon[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at a gibbon stock photo.
David: Gibbons are apes found in Asia, tropical forests. There's the white-handed gibbons, white-cheeked gibbons, and siamangs, which are the largest of the gibbons.
Korrina: They're also one of the loudest primates.
David: Gibbons have long arms that are made for swinging from tree-to-tree. which makes them acrobatic and agile. If they're not swinging through the trees, they're walking along tree branches with their arms outstretched to help them keep their balance. Hopefully this will cheer you up, Timon and Pumbaa!
Music Video About Gibbons: Sonatina in F, Beethoven
Korrina: Timon and Pumbaa, the music is making you happy again!
Timon: Yup, we're all better now! Thank you for cheering us up, gibbons!
Iris: Alright, what's the next animal?
Rhea[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a rhea stock photo
David: The rhea is a lesser known flightless bird species. Unlike most birds, rheas do not have tail feathers.
Serena: I didn't know that, especially because I've never heard of rheas before!
David: Rheas can be found in the grasslands of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina. During the breeding season, rheas stay near lakes, rivers and marshes.
Music About Rheas: Jeux d'eau, Ravel
Sloth[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a sloth photo
David: Sloths are nocturnal, slow moving mammals that spend most their life hanging on tree branches upside-down. They eat, sleep, mate and give birth from this position hanging high among the branches.
Pumbaa: Sloths can move as slow as a koala!
David: Correct, Pumbaa. Jaguars, ocelots, anacondas and harpy eagles prey upon sloths. They may look like an easy animal to prey upon, but sloths can defend themselves from predators with their sharp claws and teeth, and if needed, Sloths can move quickly through the trees as a way to escape from those who prey upon them.
Timon: Wow, I wasn't expecting sloths to be that defensive!
Korrina: Here comes the music!
Music Video About Sloths: Piano Sonata in D, K576, 1st Movement, Mozart
Galago[edit | edit source]
Jane turns off a light switch to see a galago stock photo.
David: Galagos are also called bushbabies, because its territorial call sounds like a child's cry.
Korrina: That explains why!
David: Galagos spend the day resting in tree holes or among the vines, hiding them from snakes. They emerge at night to run, leap and climb in the treetops.
Iris: I didn't know they were that active at night!
David: Large, light-sensitive eyes help the galago know where it's going.
Music Video About Galagos: Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1, 1st Movement, Clementi
Iguana[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a green iguana stock photo
David: Iguanas are found in the Americas, with their whip-like tail, making about half of that length. Like other reptiles, iguanas are cold-blooded, egg-laying animals with an excellent ability to adapt to their environment.
Timon: Are some endangered?
David: Yes, Timon. While some iguanas, like the green iguana, are quite common, others, like the Fiji banded iguana, are endangered. Some iguanas have dull colour, and others have bright and vivid colour. Because iguanas are found in all different habitats, each has their own unique adaptation.
Music Video About Iguanas: Gaite Parisienne, Polka, Offenbach
Toucan[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey talks like a toucan
David: Perhaps the most well known tropical bird, especially because of Toucan Sam, the mascot of Froot Loops cereal, the toucan is a symbol of playfulness and intelligence that has been used quite successfully by advertisers and business owners.
Pumbaa: I've heard of Toucan Sam!
Serena: I'm sure the viewers have too.
David: With their long bills, toucans are known to reach deep into tree cavities to grab eggs from other birds or to dig deeply into their own cavities to clear therm out, and pairs have been seen tossing fruit to each other in a courtship ritual.
Korrina: The toucan's bill is a very useful tool!
Music Video About Toucans: Symphony No. 8, Op. 93, 2nd Movement, Beethoven
Frog[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey hops behind a frog stock photo
David: The world holds a wonderful variety of frog species, each adapted to living in its unique habitat.
Pumbaa: Frogs are facinating!
David: Most frogs and toads are great at hopping any which way. Powerful muscles in a frog’s back legs give it distance while pushing off from whatever surfaces it’s leaping from. Generally, the longer the frog’s back legs are, the farther it can hop. Hopping is a great way to escape from danger quickly. Some frogs prefer to walk or run rather than hop, especially those living in grasslands, and aquatic frogs use their swimming skills to make a quick getaway.
Music Video About Frogs: Sonata in E Major, Scarlatti
Wind-Up Side Stepping Frog
Butterfly[edit | edit source]
Jane Appears with her wings
David: There are about 165,000 known species of butterfly, found on every continent except Antarctica, and they come in a wide variety of colors and sizes.
Serena: I think butterflies are beautiful creatures!
David: The main structure of a butterfly's wing is made of thin layers of chitin, a protein that also makes up the outer "shell" of the body. These layers are so thin you can see through them. They are covered with thousands of tiny modified hairs called scales that reflect the light, creating the extraordinary colors and patterns we see. These scales are the "dust" that comes off a butterfly wing as it brushes against leaves and flowers.
Korrina: Let's see some butterflies in action! Cue the music!
Music Video About Butterflies: Prelude in C Sharp, Rachmaninoff
Butterfly Garland Multicolor
Hoatzin[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the Hoatzin stock photo
David: Hoatzins are tropical birds found in swamps of the Amazon rainforest. They are known as the smelliest birds, because they have a stinky and poisonous smell, which makes them different from other birds.
Iris: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! The smell is so stinky and POISONOUS!
David: The hoatzin is the only bird with a digestive system that ferments vegetation as a cow does, which enables it to eat buds and leaves exclusively. Capuchin monkeys prey on these birds.
Music Video About Hoatzins: The Nutcracker, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, Tchaikovsky
Hornbill[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a hornbill stock photo.
David: With long eyelashes, dark eyes, and an almost comically large, curved bill, hornbills have many admirers. Hornbills are recognizable by a special body part on their bill called a casque, which allows them to make their calls.
Timon: Hopefully they're not stinky like the hoatzins.
Pumbaa: No need to worry, Timon! Hornbills aren't stinky!
Serena: They're awesome!
Timon: Phew, what a relief.
David: Most hornbills are omnivorous and eat a combination of fruit, insects, and other small animals. The larger hornbill species tend to eat mostly fruit.
Korrina: I think hornbills are cool creatures!
Music Video About Hornbills: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050, 1st Movement, Bach
Cockatoo[edit | edit source]
Serena: Guys, Look what Coco's doing!
(Coco paints the sulphur-crested cockatoo perching on a tree, bows to the viewer and squawks revealing a cockatoo stock photo!)
Iris: Wow, Coco, you're an artist! You can paint animals including---
David (Interrupting Iris): Cockatoos are among the most well-known and loved members of the parrot family. They are found in Australia, and they live in forested areas of all types, from eucalyptus groves to rain forests.
Korrina: People love them so much, they're even kept as pets!
David: Cockatoos are arguably the loudest of all the parrots and scream to communicate with one another, or just for the sheer joy of making noise. Their loud voice is a great adaptation for living in thick, dark forests, helping each bird communicate with others over long distances, even when they are out of sight.
Serena: Here comes the music!
Music Video About Cockatoos: Serenade No. 13 in G, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K525, 1st Movement, Mozart
Dragonfly[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a dragonfly flying
David: Dragonflies have existed for a long time. They've even existed before the dinosaurs, which makes them one of the only prehistoric animals that still exist today.
Timon: I didn't know they've existed for that long!
Pumbaa: I WANNA EAT ALL OF THEM!
David: One thing you notice right away about dragonflies is their wonderful array of colours. They come in all sorts of colours like yellow, red, brown, and blue; sometimes the wings have brown spots and bands.
David: Unlike most insects, dragonflies have two pairs of wings. These wings are thin and sheer, with small veins that crisscross to add strength. Dragonflies can beat their wings together or individually. Like a helicopter, this lets them turn in mid-air, hover, and fly backward. Some dragonflies can even reach speeds of up to 30 kilometres per hour.
Music Video About Dragonflies: Piano Sonata No. 8, Pathetique, 2nd Movement, Beethoven
Lawn Dragonfly Pinwheel
Umbrella Bird[edit | edit source]
Jane plays peekaboo with an umbrella.
David: Umbrella birds can be found in the rainforests of Equador, Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia.
They're called that because they can wrap their feathers around their head, making them look like an umbrella.
Timon: That's facinating.
David: Umbrella birds spend most of their time in the canopies of tall trees. There are 3 species of umbrella bird, and they are all black and 38-50 cm long.
Music Video About Umbrella Birds: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048, 3rd Movement, Bach
Iris: Yes! You found the Rainforest Animal Collection! Move on! Let's go to the next stop.
Animals In The Forest[edit | edit source]
David Attenborough: We're not done with forests just yet. Next, we'll be heading to a different kind of forest, the North American forest, also known as the Temperate or Boreal forest. unlike rainforests, these ones cycle through all four seasons.
Bear[edit | edit source]
Soapy The Bear Spots Honey And Eats It
Serena: Look! David, what animal is that?
David: It's a bear. Bears come in all sizes and shades, and can be found around the world. First, there's the North American-native grizzly bear, the Polar Bear, which we will learn about later, the South American spectacled bear, three kinds of bears found in Asia: The sun bear, giant panda and sloth bear, and also the American black bear.
Pumbaa: That's a lot of bears!
David: All bears have short, thick limbs, a big, heavily built body, and a large head. Look carefully and you’ll notice that most bears walk pigeon-toed, with their feet turned inward. It makes them look a little clumsy when they’re walking, but don’t be fooled—bears can move much more quickly than most people realize.
Music Video About Bears: Peer Gynt Suite, Arabian Dance, Grieg
Ma Brewster Bear
As when we hear the music fade away, Soapy and Kenny fight over a pillow then break it
Fox[edit | edit source]
Kenny The Fox walks around the forest, but when Jane appears, Kenny runs away.
David: Many people are familiar with the red fox, but there are over 30 species of fox living in an amazing variety of environments all over the world, which includes the arctic fox (which will also be featured later), the desert-dwelling fennec fox, the African bat-eared fox and many more. In general, foxes are small members of the dog family, the largest of which is the red fox.
Serena: I love foxes! They're so cute!
David: Although many fox species are endangered or threatened, the red fox has a strong population. Millions can be found all over Europe and North America. There is no doubt of the beauty of these animals, and there is no doubt why the term "fox" is often used to describe attractive people too!
Music Video About Foxes: Peer Gynt Suite, Anitra's Dance, Grieg
Gemmy animated sidestepping fox
Kenny the fox jumps into a pile of leaves.
Squirrel[edit | edit source]
Jane sees footprints of squirrels and squeaks.
David: Squirrel's are energetic small mammals that can be found in the forests of North America and Europe.
Pumbaa: I've never seen squirrels before!
Timon: It's because you're an African animal, Pumbaa.
David: Squirrels can leap 10 times their body length and turn their ankles 180 degrees to face any direction when climbing. In addition, they can learn by quickly copying other animals.
Music Video About Squirrels: The Bartered Bride, Furiant, Smetana
Deer[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a picture of a deer. So she puts on antlers and jumps.
David: Deer are native to all continents except Oceania and Antarctica, and many species of deer have been widely introduced beyond their original habitats. They are also fast runners and high jumpers.
Korrina: Wow, they're fast creatures indeed!
David: Deer are specialized herbivores, as is reflected in their large and anatomically complex digestive organs, their mobile lips, and the size and complexity of their teeth. However, deer rely little on grasses, and they have not evolved grazing specializations comparable to those found in cattle.
Music Video About Deer: Voices of the Spring, Waltz, Strauss II
Reindeer Ornament (Manufacturer Unknown)
Owl[edit | edit source]
Otto the Owl looks at the bear stock photo and roars the first time, When he did it the second time, it shows a deer. But when he did it the third time, it shows an owl, and Otto dances.
David: While most of us have no problem identifying an owl, just look for that round face, sharp, hooked bill, and large eyes—it’s not as easy to distinguish between different kinds of owls. Everything about an owl’s body makes it the ideal bird for night living. An owl has the best night vision of any animal, and its hearing is nearly as acute.
Serena: Owls are nocturnal, right?
David: Right. An owl's eyes are so big in comparison to the head that there is little room for eye muscles, meaning owls can’t move their eyes. Instead, owls must move their entire head to follow the movement of prey.
Music Video About Owls: Six Children's Pieces, Op. 72, 2nd Movement, Mendelssohn
Wind-Up Walking Owls
Bat[edit | edit source]
Jane appears with bat wings
David: Despite what many people think, bats are extremely useful to humans and are gentle, intelligent creatures. They feed on fruit, pollen, or nectar. Some bat species also eat fish and small mammals.
Timon: Thank goodness they're not harmful.
Pumbaa: Yeah, what a relief!
David: Bats are the only mammals capable of flying. Bat wings contain the same bones as a four-fingered human hand. Indeed, a bat’s wings ARE its hands. A thin, strong membrane of soft, velvety skin spreads across these bones, connecting them to the bat's back and legs, like the fabric and ribs of an umbrella. The thumb clings to surfaces when the bat alights.
Music Video About Bats: Symphony No. 4, Op. 60, 4th Movement, Beethoven
Woodpecker[edit | edit source]
Jane pecks at the tree
David: Woodpeckers are unique because of their ability to peck into trees to make dens.
David: Most woodpeckers spend their entire lives in trees up the trunks in search of insects; only the few ground-feeding forms are capable of perching on horizontal branches, as most birds do. Most woodpeckers eat insects, but some feed on fruits and berries.
Music Video About Woodpeckers: Piano Sonata in C, K330, 3rd Movement, Mozart
Skunk[edit | edit source]
Jane sees footprints of skunk
David: Whether striped, spotted, hog-nosed, or hooded, these nocturnal creatures will likely stop you in your tracks. Skunks have “trained” just about every species—except domesticated dogs! Like hoatzins, skunks have a stinky smell, and they only spray when threatened.
David: Despite the skunk’s well-known stinky strategy, plenty of animals would kill to feast on this black and white creature. In response to threats, skunks first try to escape, and if that’s not possible, they hiss and stomp their feet. Skunks are found across North America, from southern Canada into northern Mexico. These terrestrial animals are quite at home in a variety of landscapes, from wooded areas to grasslands and agriculture fields, and even in urban areas, among humans.
Music Video About Skunks: Waltz No. 15, Op. 39, Brahms
Chipmunk[edit | edit source]
Jane sees footprints of chipmunk
David: Chipmunks are found across the United States, Mexico and Canada, and they are members of the squirrel family.
Serena: I see chipmunks all the time!
David: They scamper along the ground but are also expert climbers. The fur is reddish brown and five dark brown stripes are part of the fur. These alternate with two grayish-brown stripes and two whitish stripes. The smallest chipmunk is the least chipmunk, which weighs about half as much as the eastern chipmunk.
Music Video About Chipmunks: L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2, Faranole, Bizet
Raccoon[edit | edit source]
Jane notices a trash can. When she peeks inside, Randy the Raccoon pops out, scaring Jane.
David: Raccoons are one of the few native animals in North America that have not been restricted by urbanization and human development. They have adapted to living with and near humans. Raccoons play an important role for our ecosystem by controlling the rodent populations that they prey upon.
Pumbaa: I think raccoons are cool creatures.
David: Raccoons can be found anywhere water is available. They have been found in marshes, prairies, forests, and even in urban areas. They originated in North America and can be found across the United States, Canada, and Central America. They are terrestrial animals, but also excellent swimmers.
Korrina: I know they love trash, but I didn't know they also love water!
Music Video About Raccoons: Scheherazade, Lento, Op. 35, Rimsky-Korsakov
Folkmanis Raccoon Puppet
Opossum[edit | edit source]
Jane sees an opossum stock image
David: Often misunderstood and persecuted by many, opossums actually help keep the environment healthy and tidy. In addition, they are the only marsupials not found in Australia.
Timon: So They're harmless! That's good.
David: Generally, the opossum lives in forests or swamps that get plenty of rainfall, but they are wildly adaptable and able to live among humans in open country as well as urban areas. When not lodging in tree holes or in dens made by other animals, they can shelter in sheds, barns, or under homes. They are harmless to humans, so if you discover one living under your house, just let it be. After all, it’s keeping your neighbourhood clean!
Music Video About Opossums: The Musical Offering, Ricercar a 6, BWV 1079, Bach
Pheasant[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a pheasant stock photo
David: Pheasants are long-tailed birds of open woodlands and fields, where they feed in small flocks. The centre of distribution of pheasants was originally from China to Malaysia. Several species, however, have been naturalized elsewhere. Several pheasants are colourful, mainly the ones from Asia.
Pumbaa: I heard they can also be found in Europe!
Music Video About Pheasants: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61, 3rd Movement, Beethoven
Hare[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a picture of hare and hops away
David: Hares are related to rabbits, and both hares and rabbits belong to the same family. In general, hares have longer ears and longer hind feet than rabbits. While the tail is relatively short, it is longer than that of rabbits.
Korrina: At first, I thought hares and rabbits were the same animal.
David: Hares are the most widespread of the rabbit family, occupying most of North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Although usually grey-brown throughout the year, hares living in northern latitudes may turn white in winter.
Music Video About Hares: Capriccio Espangol, Alborada, Rimsky-Korsakov
Wind-up Meg the rabbit
Blue Jay[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a blue jay stock photo
David: The Blue Jay is a white-faced bird with a distinctive blue crest, back, wings and tail. A collar of black is often found around the throat and head, and bills, legs, feet and eyes are also black. The Blue Jay has a very heavy bill which is used to peck open a variety of nuts, acorns and cocoons.
Iris: But are they really blue?
David: The Blue Jay’s feathers are not actually blue. The bright cobalt colour is the result of the unique inner structure of the feathers, which distort the reflection of light off the bird, making it look blue.
Iris: Oh, okay!
Music Video About Blue Jays: The Marriage of Figaro, Overture, Mozart
Cardinal[edit | edit source]
Coco the Cockatoo sees a cardinal stock photo
David: Cardinals live in forests or in thick bushes surrounding residential areas, which are prime places for these birds to gather food. Their strong beaks help them dig for insects in bushes and bite into tasty seeds, grains and fruits.
Serena: I like cardinals, especially their bright red feathers.
Korrina: Me too!
David: Cardinals are feisty! If they see their reflection, they will fight for hours to scare off the “other bird” that they see as a threat.
Music Video About Cardinals: Nutcracker Suite, Trepak, Tchaikovsky
Snail[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a snail and tries to touch it but the snail's head hides in the shell.
David: There are more than 40,000 different species of snails throughout the world, and they are remarkably well adapted to survival. They may be found almost everywhere—on land, in trees, in freshwater ponds and streams, and in salt water from shoreline to ocean depths.
Timon: They look kinda gross.
Pumbaa: But Timon, they're harmless!
David: Snails live in moist land habitats and in ponds and streams. In warm climates some kinds live on trees, and a few can even be found on snowbanks or in deserts. They carry self-protection on their back, usually in the form of a spirally twisted shell. When danger threatens they draw the soft parts of their bodies inside the shell.
Music Video About Snails: Violin Sonata No. 9, K14, 2nd Movement, Mozart
Serena: Yes! David, what's the next biome?
Animals In The Lake[edit | edit source]
David Attenborough: Next is the lake. Lakes are found near forests and contain lots of water.
Alligator[edit | edit source]
(Jane looks at the alligator stock photo.)
David: The American alligator is a large reptile; lizard-like in appearance, with a powerful, triangular-shaped head. They are found in the south eastern United States in an area bounded by the Texas-Mexican border on the west, eastward to the Atlantic coast with heavy concentrations along the Gulf Coast throughout the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, southern Virginia and the Carolinas.
Pumbaa: I don't wanna get near that alligator's teeth!
Timon: You'll be okay, Pumbaa.
David: Alligators rely on their environment for warmth. Since they spend a lot of time in the water, particularly at night, raising their temperature through morning basking is a necessary activity on sunny shorelines where crowding is tolerated and space is allocated by size and dominance.
Music Video About Alligators: Toy Symphony, L. Mozart
Heron[edit | edit source]
(Jane The Monkey Reaches For Water But She Can't Do It)
David: Herons are found across North America near wetlands, lakes, marshes and swamps.
Korrina: I see herons in water all the time.
David: Herons hunt for fish, amphibians, insects and other small animals in both salt and freshwater, but builds its nest in trees, bushes or on the ground. To hunt, a heron will either stand completely still and wait patiently for its prey or it will wade into the water to drive its prey out. When the time is right, it will lunge its neck into the water and usually swallow the prey in one gulp.
Music Video About Herons: Flute Quartet No. 4 in A, K298, 3rd Movement, Mozart
Beaver[edit | edit source]
Jane gathers logs together to make a beaver dam.
David: Beavers are the largest rodent in North America and second largest in the world, because the capybara holds that record. Beavers have a waterproof, rich, glossy, reddish brown or blackish brown coat.
Iris: I heard that beavers are a national symbol of Canada!
Timon: They make dams with tree branches, right?
David: Right. Beavers have large teeth that helps them cut down trees, and they cut branches off the tree for them to make their dams. Beavers live in lodges, of which there are three types: those built on islands, those built on the banks of ponds, and those built on the shores of lakes. Beavers are excellent swimmers, which makes them primarily aquatic animals.
Music Video About Beavers: Violin Concerto in D Major, RV 230, 3rd Movement, Vivaldi
Stork[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at a stork stock photo.
David: The word stork isn’t exactly poetry in motion, but there is much to admire in these graceful birds that inhabit wetlands, grasslands, and tropical forests on every continent except Antarctica.
Pumbaa: Storks migrate, right?
David: Yes, they migrate from Europe to Africa during migration season. They fly mostly by soaring on warm air currents, with long, broad wings that only flap occasionally. They stretch their neck out and dangle their legs behind them as they fly, making them recognizable even from far away.
Music Video About Storks: Carnival of the Animals, The Swan, Saint Saens
Swan[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey And Kenny The Fox Dance Gracefully Like Swans
David: The swan is the largest of all waterfowl. Swans have remarkably long necks, as long as their bodies held out thrust in flight but proudly erect when attentively swimming. Swans are well adapted for the harsh environments in which they sometimes live.
Korrina: Swans are beautiful!
Music Video About Swans: Swan Lake, Waltz, Tchaikovsky
Loon[edit | edit source]
Flossy sees the loon stock photo and dances.
David: Loons are built to be swimmers. Their three-toed webbed feet help them paddle through the water and their wings help them steer. Loons are also exceptional divers and have been caught in fishing nets 73 m below the water’s surface.
Timon: Do they have a unique call?
Pumbaa: Yes, they do!
David: The loon prefers to dwell in deep waters. Its habitat includes the ocean, bays, estuaries, channels, coves and fresh water lakes. Loons nest less frequently in inlets and lagoons.
Music Video about Loons: Fur Elise, WoO 59, Beethoven
Ibis[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the ibis stock photo.
David: Ibis are medium-size to large wading birds, related to storks and spoonbills.
Iris: Hey, I'm not a bi-
Serena (Interrupting Iris): He's talking about ibis, not you.
Iris: Oh, right. I just thought he was talking about me because my name sounds like the word ibis.
David: All ibis species have bare spots, usually on the face or throat. The sacred ibis, black-headed ibis, and Australian white ibis also have featherless areas on the breast. These bare areas turn a deep red during the breeding season.
Music Video About Ibises: Nutcracker Suite, March, Tchaikovsky
Spoonbill[edit | edit source]
Harry looks at a spoonbill stock photo.
David: Spoonbills are a genus, Platalea, of large, long-legged wading birds.
Pumbaa: Does it look it a flamingo?
David: We will learn about the flamingo. But, Roseate Spoonbills are medium-sized waterbirds with a football-shaped body and long legs.
Iris, Korrina and Serena: Yay! A roseate spoonbill!
David: Roseate spoonbills must compete for food with snowy egrets, great egrets, tricolored herons and American white pelicans. Korrina, if you please!
Korrina: Cue the music!
Music Video About Spoonbills: Symphony No. 94, 2nd Movement, Haydn
Platypus[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a platypus stock photo
David: The platypus is as fascinating on the inside as it is on the outside! Not only is it one of Australia's most iconic animals, but it is also one of the few egg-laying mammals, also known as monotremes.
Timon: Mammals that lay eggs? There's something you don't see everyday! Wait, is there another monotreme?
David: Echidnas also lay eggs, Timon. They-
Pumbaa (Interrupting David): Uhh, David, I think you're going off topic.
David: Oh, right. Thanks for getting me back on track, Pumbaa. Anyways, The platypus is generally active at night and dusk, and occasionally active by day. It emerges from its burrow in late afternoon to forage for food. By early morning, it is ready to re-enter the burrow.
Music Video About Platypus: Scenes of Childhood, Dreaming, Op. 15, No. 7, Schumann
Salmon[edit | edit source]
Jane finds a salmon stock photo
David: Pacific salmon live most of their life in the ocean, but as adults they return to the stream where they hatched in order to spawn. They use their olfactory senses (their sense of smell) to find their spawning grounds in their home river, and at least one species, the sockeye salmon, can also sense differences in Earth’s magnetic field to navigate back to its home stream from the open ocean.
Korrina: Cue the music!
Music Video About Salmons: Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G, Gigue, Handel
Otter[edit | edit source]
Shellington: Hi, I'm Shellington! I'm an ocean animal expert, and I'm also a clue to the animal we're learning about next!
Jane the monkey swims behind an otter stock photo.
Shellington: As members of the weasel family, otters spend most of their lives in the water, and they are made for it! The otters' sleek, streamlined bodies are perfect for diving and swimming. Otters also have long, slightly flattened tails that move sideways to propel them through the water while their back feet act like rudders to steer.
Timon: Otters are so cute!
Pumbaa: How playful are they?
Shellington: Otters are very energetic and playful. You might say they love to party! They are intelligent and curious, and they are usually busy hunting, investigating, or playing with something. Otters like to throw and bounce things, wrestle, twirl, and chase their tail. They also play games of tag and chase each other, both in the water and on the ground. River otters seem to like sliding down mud banks or in the snow—they’ll do it over and over again! All this activity is part of the otters’ courtship, social bonding, and communication behavior, and since young otters need practice, they tend to be even more playful than the adults.
Music Video About Otters: Concerto in C Major, RV 537, 1st Movement, Vivaldi
Wind-up Sam the sea otter
Bird Dropper Marble Run: William Tell Overture, Bucolic, Rossini
Serena: Yes! Come on, what's next?
Animals At The Beach[edit | edit source]
David: Now, we're heading towards more water, the beach, filled with sand, and connecting to the large habitat we will visit next.
Crab[edit | edit source]
Neptune the Turtle chases the Crawling Crab until it snaps him on the nose. He tries shaking it off but it won't get off!
Shellington: Crabs are crustaceans that belong to the same family as lobsters. Walking or crawling is the usual mode of locomotion, and the familiar sidelong gait in the common shore crab is characteristic of most members of the group.
Pumbaa: Wow, they can walk sideways!
Timon: I guess that's what makes crabs unique.
Shellington: Most crabs live in the sea. Even the land crabs, which are abundant in tropical countries, usually visit the sea occasionally and pass through their early stages in it.
Music Video About Crabs: Water Music, Harlequinade, Telemann
Cale the Crab Wind-Up
Sea Lion[edit | edit source]
(Neptune balances a Yellow Ball on his nose behind a sea lion stock photo.)
Iris: Neptune! Neptune! What are you doing here? This is no time for circus tricks!
(Neptune laughs and walks away)
Shellington: Sea lions, seals, and walruses are in a scientific group of animals called pinnipeds, which means "wing foot." You could probably pick out a walrus if you saw one, but how do you tell sea lions and seals apart? Sea lions and seals are marine mammals, spending a good part of each day in the ocean to find their food. They all have flippers at the end of their limbs to help them swim. Like all marine mammals, they have a thick layer of blubber to keep them warm in the chilly ocean. And they all like to eat fish. And by fish, I mean lots of fish!
(Sea lion barking twice)
Shellington: There are 6 species of sea lion: Northern, California, Galapagos, Southern, Australian and New Zealand. All of which can be found in the Pacific Ocean. Let's see the sea lions in action! Cue the music, maestro!
Music Video About Sea Lions: Grande Valse Brillante, Chopin
Wind-Up Seals: Blue Danube Waltz, Strauss II
Seagull[edit | edit source]
Neptune is having a picnic on the sand until he hears seagulls.
Shellington: Seagulls can be found flying anywhere, but their native range is beaches and oceans. But be careful when you have picnics at the beach, because seagulls could steal your food!
Serena: Maybe having picnics at the beach isn't the best idea.
Shellington: But do you know what is the best idea? Watching seagulls take flight! Hit it, maestro!
Music Video About Seagulls: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F, Air, Handel
Cormorant[edit | edit source]
Neptune sees the cormorant stock photo and dances.
Shellington: Found across Africa, cormorants prefer open water whether saline, fresh or brackish. In the ocean, it usually stays near shore since it likes relatively shallow water. Inland, it prefers to inhabit areas around lakes, dams, reservoirs, and rivers with sufficient fish.
Pumbaa: I see cormorants near water all the time!
Timon: Me too!
Shellington: The cormorant has adapted to balance thermoregulation and the need to reduce buoyancy to chase fish. Although they have an oil gland, they don’t appear to use it to waterproof feathers since that would retain air bubbles.
Music Video About Cormorants: Sabre Dance, Khachaturian
Pelican[edit | edit source]
Neptune sees the pelican stock photo and dances.
Shellington: It is easy to identify pelicans, because they are one of the only birds with a pouch under their bill.
Korrina: So I guess kangaroos aren't the only animals with pouches!
Shellington: Along with the giant pouch, pelicans are a large bird with short legs, and they appear rather clumsy on land. Once in the water, they are strong swimmers, thanks to their webbed feet.
Music Video About Pelicans: The Second Waltz, Shostakovich
Playing at the Beach: Water Music Suite No. 2 in D, Allegro, Handel
Iris: Nice! Keep on going!
Animals In The Ocean[edit | edit source]
David: Onto the ocean, filled with lots of water, and of course, a wide variety of animals. However, the ocean is changing, because people are throwing plastic and other garbage into the oceans, and that harms the water and its inhabitants. But luckily, people who care about nature are trying their hardest to keep the ocean clean.
Turtle, Fish, and Dolphin[edit | edit source]
Divin The Dolphin dives near the picture
Shellington: As we learn about the next three animals, I have prepared a sing-along! It's a song called deep blue sea!
Iris: Wow! Can we sing along?
Shellington: (To Iris, Timon, Pumbaa, Korrina And Serena) Sure! (To the viewer) And you can sing along with us!
Pumbaa: All Right!
Korrina: Cue The Music!
(Dep Blue Sea Starts Playing)
Shellington: First, the turtles! Turtles spend most of their life in the water. They tend to have webbed feet for swimming. Sea turtles are especially adapted for an aquatic life, with long feet that forms flippers and a streamlined body shape. They rarely leave the ocean, except when the females come ashore to lay their eggs, although some species, such as the green sea turtle, do come out on reefs and beaches to bask.
(Music Video About Turtles: Deep Blue Sea, Jack Moss)
Shellington: Now, to the dolphins! Dolphins have smooth skin, flippers, and a dorsal fin. They have a long, slender snout with about 100 teeth, and a streamlined body. The single blowhole on top of their head has a flap that opens to reveal a pair of nostrils, which dolphins use for breathing when they surface. Dolphins are found in all the oceans of the world. Some live mainly along coastlines, but others live far out at sea. Unlike fish, who move their tails from side to side, these aquatic mammals move their tails up and down, just like whales and porpoises, who belong to the same family as the dolphins.
(Music Video About Dolphins: Deep Blue Sea, Jack Moss)
Shellington: And last but not least, the fish! Fish are found in every part of the world. Some have dull colours, while others have bright and beautiful colours. Each species of fish is different and exploits its environment in its own way.
(Music Video About Fish: Deep Blue Sea, Jack Moss)
Jane The Monkey Goes Fishing But Wanda The Fish Splashes Jane With Her Mouth
Whale[edit | edit source]
Neptune The Turtle pulls the ship's steering wheel to reveal a picture of two whales.
Shellington: Whales are distributed throughout the world’s oceans and seas. All are entirely aquatic, with specialized adaptations such as flippers and tail flukes for living in water.
Korrina: They use echolocation, right?
Shellington: Yes, they use echolocation to communicate with other whales. Species of whales include the humpback whale, beluga whale, blue whale and narwhal. Even though orcas are nicknamed killer whales, orcas are actually a type of dolphin.
Music Video About Whales: The Moldau, Hunt, Smetana
Stingray[edit | edit source]
Neptune sees the stingray stock image
Shellington: Stingrays are named for the spine on the top of their whiplike tail, which is about 1/3 of the way from the body toward the end of the tail, wich the rays use for defense.
Pumbaa: Which stingray is the largest?
Shellington: The largest of the stingrays is the manta ray, which is found in tropical, subtropical and temperate bodies of water.
Music Video About Stingrays: Music for the Royal Fireworks, Menuet Medley, Handel
Lobster[edit | edit source]
Neptune appears with his claws
Shellington: All lobsters are marine and bottom-dwelling, and most are nocturnal. Lobsters scavenge for dead animals but also eat live fish, small mollusks and other bottom-dwelling invertebrates, and seaweed. The mainly tropical slipper lobsters are rather flat and clawless, with antennae flattened into broad plates. Most species are short and small and of little economic importance.
Korrina: Let's see some lobsters in action!
Music Video About Lobsters: Water Music, Bourree, Telemann
Eel[edit | edit source]
Neptune spots an eel
Shellington: Eels have a remarkable life cycle. Broadly, it consists of development and early growth in the open ocean: the free-floating dispersal of eggs and larvae, metamorphosis, juvenile and adult growth, and the migration of maturing adults to an oceanic spawning area.
Korrina: Is it me, or do eels look scary?
Shellington: Well, It may look like they're doing nothing, but what they are really doing is forcing water over their gills to breathe. Eels also often have big bulbous eyes, and strange tubular nostrils, which add to the overall spooky effect. During several years’ growth to maturity, eels are essentially carnivores, feeding diversely on planktonic or bottom-living animals.
Music Video About Eels: La Mer, Debussy
Jellyfish[edit | edit source]
Neptune Spots The Jellyfish
Shellington: Jellyfish are ancient creatures. Fossils have been found in rocks that are 650 million years old. Today there are more than 2000 species. Jellyfish are 95% water, 3% protein, and 1% mineral.
Serena: Wow, I didn't know they were around for that long!
Shellington: Jellyfish are carnivorous plankton eaters. They feed on fish eggs and larval fish and other plankton, such as mollusks, crustaceans, and more. Those who hunt jellyfish include sea turtles, ocean sunfish, spade fish, tuna, swordfish, and other large fish.
Music Video About Jellyfishes: Gymnopedie No. 1, Satie
Shrimp[edit | edit source]
Neptune sees a shrimp stock photo
Shellington: Snapping Shimp, who were you supposed to be?
Snapping Shrimp: Well I was in a large reef.
Music Video About Shrimps: Bridal Chorus, Wagner
Squid[edit | edit source]
Neptune sees a squid stock photo
Korrina: Cousin Irving!
Irving: Yes, Korrina?
Music Video About Squids: Music for the Royal Fireworks, Overture, Handel
Serena: What's next?
Animals In The Coral Reef[edit | edit source]
Shellington: We will stay in the ocean and explore the coral reef. This environment is home to many fish, plants, and of course, coral.
David: All of nature, no matter how far, is connected and affects the ocean in some way.
Shellington: This is Kyururu. she is my good friend, and also an animal expert.
Kyururu: Hello! Nice to see you. These are my friends, Serval, Kaban, and Caracal. They’re also animal guides. So let’s go!
Seahorse[edit | edit source]
Neptune The Turtle Spots A Seahorse
Shellington: The seahorse uses its prehensile tail as an anchor, wrapping it around seagrass stems, coral heads or any other suitable object. Males have longer tails and shorter heavier snouts than females. Their eyes can move independently of each other.
Iris: Just like chameleons!
Serval: The colours of the seahorse allow them to camouflage themselves very efficiently and make them very difficult to spot in the wild. They can change colour in a matter of minutes to match their surroundings. Camouflage helps seahorses in their role as ambush predators.
Timon: So I guess you could call them the chameleons of the sea!
Korrina: Here comes the music!
Music Video About Seahorses: The Moldau, Nymph, Smetana
Octopus[edit | edit source]
Neptune Spots The Folkmanis Octopus Puppet And Makes An Octopus Sound
Shellington: All octopuses have eight tentacles attached to its body. Each tentacle has two rows of suckers and there may be as many as 250 suckers on each one.
Timon: So the tentacles act like arms? That's so cool!
Pumbaa: Well, you learn something new every day!
Kyururu: These animals can rapidly draw water into the mantle and expel it forcefully out of their body. This propels them swiftly backwards helping to escape predators. Speaking of predators, seals, sea otters, sharks, and large fish are the predominant predators of the octopus.
Music Video About Octopuses: Water Music, Ebb and Flow, Telemann
Gears, Gears, Gears: Under The Sea
Manatee[edit | edit source]
Neptune looks into a glass tank to see manatees swimming.
Shellington: Ranging from Florida to Brazil, manatees are the roly-poly “teddy bears” of the sea. They are also known as sea cows, but despite this nickname, they are more closely related to elephants and hyraxes. These large, gray aquatic herbivores have rotund bodies that taper to a flat, paddle-shaped tail, which propels them through the water. Part of the manatees’ charm is the wrinkled face with whiskers on its broad snout.
Timon: I love manatees!
Pumbaa: I know, THEY'RE SO CUTE!
Shellington: Manatees are at home in the water—they never come onto land. They swim along, poking their nose above the water to catch a breath every few minutes. Should they decide to nap, they can stay underwater for 20 minutes without taking a breath!
Music Video About Manatees: Carnival of the Animals, Aquarium, Saint Saens
Jane cuddles with a 15" manatee plush toy
Shark[edit | edit source]
Neptune Wears A Shark Fin
Shellington: Sharks are carnivorous members of the fish family, found in all 5 of the world's oceans.
Pumbaa: AAHHH! Sharks are so scary!
Shellington: Don't worry. Sharks won't hurt us.
Timon: But why is everyone scared of them?
Shellington: Well, sharks got their bad reputation by mass media overhyping a shark attack and making people fear them. In addition, sharks are portrayed as villains in motion pictures, such as Jaws and Finding Nemo. Despite this, sharks aren't actually that bad, and they don't pose any threat to humans. While shark encounters do occur, they are actually extremely rare—despite the extensive media coverage they usually receive. In fact, your chances of being the victim of an unprovoked shark encounter are lower than your chances of being in a natural disaster. See? Sharks aren't so bad! Anyways, back to the facts. There are more than 400 living species of sharks, taxonomically grouped into 14–30 families, according to different authorities. Some of the most popular species of sharks include the great white, hammerhead, mako and tiger sharks. However, overfishing and shark finning has made the shark populations decline, but aquariums and zoos are trying their hardest to prevent people from putting sharks in danger.
Korrina: So I guess they're not bad after all!
Serena: Let's see some sharks in action! Cue the music!
Music Video About Sharks: Carmen Suite No. 2, Habanera, Bizet
Wind-up Seymour the shark
Roary wears a shark fin yelling "Boo!"
Starfish[edit | edit source]
Neptune finds the starfish in the water
Shellington: A starfish's body is comprised of a central disk with arms radiating outward. The external surface of the body is covered in claw, clamp, wrench or beak shaped structures called pedicellariae. Around 2,000 species of sea star have been described throughout the world. Most species have five arms, but some species may have as many as 40 arms.
Serena: Wow, that's so cool!
Music Video About Starfishes: Divertimento No. 2 in D, K131, 2nd Movement, Mozart
Sea Urchin[edit | edit source]
Neptune sees a sea urchin stock photo
Shellington: I don't like the look of this!
Music Video About Sea Urchins: Rondeau, Mouret
Iris: To the next habitat! Let's go!
Animals In The Polar Regions[edit | edit source]
David: We're now in one of the coldest biomes in the world: The polar regions, both the Arctic and Antarctica. Many animals live in both of these regions.
Walrus[edit | edit source]
Jane the Monkey Sees a walrus stock photo.
Caracal: Walruses live in groups sometimes numbering 100 or more. It does not live near frequent deep water. Instead, it inhabits coasts and margins of ice shelves, where it periodically hauls itself onto beaches and ice floes to rest and bask.
Pumbaa: YAY! Another animal that has tusks!
Iris: But what do they use their tusks for?
Kyururu: The tusks function mainly in mating display and in defense against other walruses.
Serena: Cool! Let's watch these walruses swim in the arctic ocean!
Music Video About Walruses: Nocturne No. 6, K239, 1st Movement, Mozart
Polar Bear[edit | edit source]
Jane notices a pile of snow. She shovels the snow, and Nora The Polar Bear pops out, revealing a polar bear stock photo.
Shellington: Perhaps no other animal symbolizes the frozen tundra regions of the Earth as do polar bears. They live on ice and snow, but that’s not a problem—these bears have some cool ways to stay warm!
Pumbaa: I love polar bears!
Timon: We gotta be careful though, because polar bears are carnivores!
David: Don't worry, you're not part of the polar bears' diet.
Kyururu: Polar bears have no natural enemies. Strong, ferocious, intelligent, and patient hunters, they top the food chain in the Arctic, where they dine primarily on seals. The bears can remain motionless for hours above a seal's breathing hole in the ice, just waiting for a seal to pop up. The polar bear's nose is so powerful it can smell a seal on the ice 20 miles away, sniff out a seal's den that has been covered with snow, and even find a seal's air hole in the ice up to 1 mile away. No wonder many people call them "noses with legs!"
Shellington: For such a big animal, they sure start out small! Cubs weigh about 1 pound when born and are hairless and have their eyes closed at birth. They depend on the mother to keep them warm and fed. Milk from polar bear mothers is 36 percent fat, the richest milk of any bear species. This helps the cubs grow quickly, and by April, they weigh more than 20 pounds and start exploring with their mother outside the den. At about two years of age, they are ready to be on their own.
Serena: Polar bear cubs are so cute!
Shellington: Polar bears are highly intelligent and playful. In the wild, two or more bears sometimes form “friendships” that last for weeks or even years. These bears wrestle as a form of play and may also feed and travel together. Individual polar bears have been observed sliding repeatedly downhill or across ice for no apparent reason other than just for the fun of it!
David: However, climate change has created a conservation crisis for this iconic species, and their persistence in the wild is jeopardized by record-breaking sea ice losses and increasing industrial-scale human activity. In areas where the sea ice melts completely, polar bears must move ashore in the summer. They may scavenge to avoid starving, or they may fast until ice forms again. In some places, these bears have learned to eat at garbage dumps. They could be injured or poisoned by trash, and it puts the bears in close contact with humans. This can be a dangerous situation for both humans and polar bears. Today, it is estimated that there are 22,000 to 27,000 polar bears throughout the Arctic. Polar bears still need our help. People must continue to give these bears large, safe places to live and try to keep the environment clean and free of pesticides that could poison the bear's food.
Timon: OH NO! We have to do something to save the polar bears!
Shellington: We believe an Arctic without polar bears is simply unthinkable! You can help us save this species by donating and keeping the earth clean.
Music Video About Polar Bears: Die Fledermaus Waltz, Strauss II
Polar Bear Paperweight (Similar to the penguin version from Baby Neptune)
Nora The Polar Bear Finds His Twin
Harbor Seal[edit | edit source]
Jane tried to balance a ball
Serena: Hold on, Jane that ball is big and blue!
(Jane laughs, puts the blue ball down, and walks away.)
Shellington: Also known as the common seal and spotted seal, the harbour seal is found throughout the northern hemisphere.
Kyururu: The harbour seal is whitish or greyish at birth and as an adult is generally grey with black spots. The harbour seal is a gregarious animal that feeds on fish, squid, and crustaceans, and is found along the coastlines of Alaska and Canada.
Music Video About Harbor Seals: Contradance No. 11, Beethoven
Battery Operated Funny Seal
Leopard Seal[edit | edit source]
Roary sees a leopard seal stock photo.
Shellington: Leopard seals are the only known seals to regularly hunt warm-blooded prey. Leopard seals stretch up to 12 feet long and weigh more than 1,000 pounds. Leopard seals will eat krill, fish, squid, other seals, and penguins. Let's see the leopard seal in action!
Music Video About Leopard Seals: Humoresque No. 7, Op. 101, Dvorak
Albatross[edit | edit source]
Georgia sees the albatross footprints and screeches revealing an albatross stock photo!
Serval: These feathered giants have the longest wingspan of any bird—up to 11 feet! The wandering albatross is the biggest of some two dozen different species. Albatrosses use their formidable wingspans to ride the ocean winds and sometimes to glide for hours without rest or even a flap of their wings.
Kaban: Albatrosses are among the most spectacular gliders of all birds, able to stay aloft in windy weather for hours without ever flapping their extremely long, narrow wings. In calm air an albatross has trouble keeping its stout body airborne and prefers to rest on the water surface. Like other oceanic birds, albatrosses drink seawater. Although they normally live on squid, they also are seen to accompany ships to feed on garbage.
Music Video About Albatrosses: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, 1st Movement, Beethoven
Puffin[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a puffin stock photo
Shellington: Nesting around the edges of the North Atlantic, this puffin is sought after by birdwatchers who visit Maine or eastern Canada in summer. At its colonies, the bird may fly back to its nest carrying a dozen small fish lined up in its bill, making us wonder how the puffin holds onto ten slippery fish while grabbing two more. Gregarious at its nesting sites, the Atlantic Puffin is often solitary in winter, far from land on the open ocean.
Iris: Are puffins penguins?
Timon: Stupid penguins?
Pumbaa: Black-and-white penguins?
Serena: Flying zebra-like birds?
Shellington, Kaban, Kyururu, Serval, and Caracal: Believe it or not, YOU'RE ALL WRONG!
David: What makes puffins different from penguins is their ability to fly, unlike their Antarctic cousins.
Korrina: Let's see puffins in action! Cue the music!
Music Video About Puffins: Journey Train Polka, Op. 281, Strauss II
Reindeer[edit | edit source]
Rudy the Reindeer pulls a sleigh with Noah the Elephant riding the sleigh.
Shellington: Even though no one has actually seen a reindeer fly, this special member of the deer family has a lot to live up to!
Timon (Breaking the fourth wall): Reindeer don't even fly, because S-
Pumbaa (Interrupting Timon): (to Timon) Timon, don't spoil the truth! There are kids watching! (to the viewer) Don't worry kids, Santa is still alive.
Kyururu: Well, that was weird. Anyway, antlers are the reindeer's most recognizable characteristic.
David: Reindeer have the largest and heaviest antlers of all living deer species. A male’s antlers can measure up to 130 centimetres long, and a female’s antlers can reach 50 centimetres.
Iris: But what do they use the antlers for?
Shellington: The antlers are handy weapons against predators. Males use their impressive antlers to woo the females, and females use theirs to clear away the snow to find food.
Music Video About Reindeers: Nutcracker Suite, Dance of the Reed Pipes, Tchaikovsky
Reindeer Ornament by Midwest
Arctic Fox[edit | edit source]
Jane sees an arctic fox stock photo
Shellington: The Arctic fox, also known as the white fox is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and common throughout the Arctic tundra biome. It is well adapted to living in cold environments, and is best known for its thick, warm fur that is also used as camouflage.
Korrina: Strike it, maestro!
Music Video About Arctic Foxes: Musetta's Waltz, Puccini
Penguin[edit | edit source]
Neptune and a penguin toy Waddle in front of the penguin stock photo.
Shellington: Penguins are a group of aquatic flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one species, the Galápagos penguin, found north of the Equator. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage and flippers for swimming.
David: The stocky, short-legged appearance of penguins has endeared them to people worldwide. They range from about 35 cm in height and approximately 1 kg in weight in the little blue penguin to 115 cm and 25 to 40 kg in the emperor penguin.
Korrina: Aren't prehistoric penguins the largest?
Kaban: Well, yes, but the largest of the living penguins are emperor penguins.
Kyururu: The gentoo penguin is the penguin that swims the fastest!
Caracal: A baby king penguin weighs the same weight as the adult king penguins!
Serval: And if you're wondering how macaroni penguins got their name, it's all thanks to the macaroni-like crests at the top of their heads.
Timon: Okay, I think we've heard enough penguin facts for now. WADDLE the next animal be?
Music Video About Penguins: Arctic Romp, Weisbach
Snow Leopard[edit | edit source]
As Jane walks through the Himalayan mountains, she notices white spots hidden behind one of the cliffs. She gets a close look at the spots, but the spots came from a cartoon snow leopard, who pounces at Jane, so Jane runs away from the snow leopard trying not to get eaten.
David: Snow leopards are rarely seen in the wild, as they live high in the mountains of Central Asia. Although the cats freely cross the international boundaries of 12 countries, their secretive behaviour and remote habitat among the highest mountains in the world add to their mystery. Because of their shy behaviour, almost mystical ability to disappear among the rocks, snow leopards have entered the folklore of local peoples in many countries and have been described as shape-changing mountain spirits.
Serena: So how do snow leopards live at high altitudes?
Serval: They are born for life on the cliffs and rocky slopes, below the permanent snow line. Snow leopards have a relatively small head with a short, broad nose that has a large nasal cavity that passes cold air through and warms it. Their huge paws have fur on the bottom that protects and cushions their feet for walking, climbing, and jumping. The wide, furry paws also give the cat great traction on snow.
Music Video About Snow Leopards: Symphony No. 40, K550, 1st Movement, Mozart
FurReal Friends: Flurry, my Baby Snow Leopard
Snowy Owl[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a snowy owl stock photo
Pumbaa: Hey Shelly, WHO do we have here?
Shellington: This is a snowy owl. A large, powerful owl of the high Arctic tundra, colored for camouflage during northern winters. In summer it may be nomadic, concentrating and nesting where there are high populations of the small rodents called lemmings. At other times it takes a wide variety of prey, including birds as big as geese. During some winters, large numbers of Snowy Owls appear south of the Canadian border; those that stop in towns and cities invariably cause a stir and attract media attention.
David: Snowy owls are about 60 cm long and have broad wings and a round head without ear tufts.
Shellington: Let's see snowy owls in action!
Music Video About Snowy Owls: Violin Sonata No. 1, BWV 1001, 2nd Movement, Bach
Folkmanis Snowy Owl Puppet
Iris: Wow, look at how high those mountains are!
Lynx[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a lynx stock photo
Shellington: The Eurasian lynx is a medium-sized wild cat native to Northern, Central and Eastern Europe to Central Asia and Siberia, the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas. But, The Canadian lynx is found in Canada and the northern US (including Alaska), is also known as the North American lynx. He has extremely thick, light brown or gray fur with light black spots. Adult males are just slightly larger than the females. Features unique to the Canadian lynx include a black tail tip and huge paws with long, thick fur to keep the cat’s toes warm in the winter. He can spread his toes out wide like snowshoes for walking in soft snow. Canadian lynx live in dense forests where their main prey, the snowshoe hare, is found. Since the hares are nocturnal, so are the cats. These cats are so dependent on the snowshoe hare for survival that when the hare population drastically drops, so does the lynx population.
Korrina: Now I know the lynx, cue the music!
Music Video About Lynx: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, BWV 147, Bach
Animals In The Mountains[edit | edit source]
Shellington: These mountains are one of nature's tallest features, and they are home to many animals. Mountains can be found all over the globe, from the Rockies of North America to the Himalayas of Central Asia.
Monal[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at a Himalayan monal stock photo.
Shellington: The Himalayan monal, also known as the Impeyan monal and Impeyan pheasant, is a pheasant native to Himalayan forests. We couldn't find that much information of this animal, so moving on to the music video.
Music Video About Monals: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16, 1st Movement, Grieg
Eagle[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey Flies Up
Kaban: In general, an eagle is any bird of prey more powerful than a buteo. An eagle may resemble a vulture in build and flight characteristics but has a fully feathered head and strong feet equipped with great curved talons. A further difference is in foraging habits: eagles subsist mainly on live prey. They are too ponderous for effective aerial pursuit but try to surprise and overwhelm their prey on the ground.
Caracal: Like owls, many decapitate their kills. Because of their strength, eagles have been a symbol of war and imperial power since Babylonian times. Their likeness is found on Greek and Roman ruins, coins, and medals.
Timon and Pumbaa: Cue the music!
Music Video About Eagles: A Night on Bald Mountain, Mussorgsky
Spinning balancing eagle toy
Wolverine[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the wolverine stock photo
Shellington: Wolverines are a shy species, so don’t expect to see one out in the wild. They live in dens made out of snow tunnels, rocks and boulders and can be found in forests and tundra. They are constantly on the move, looking for their next meal. When more food is available, wolverines don’t have to walk as far. On average, the males have a home range of approximately 1,000 square kilometres, while females stay within 100 square kilometres.
Kyururu: Even though a wolverine resembles a small bear, it is actually the largest member of the weasel family.
Pumbaa: There's also a superhero named after them!
Timon: That's true, but we're focusing on the animal, not the superhero.
Serval: This funny little creature looks like a combination of a skunk and a small bear. Its tiny eyes and short round ears offset a small round face. Its thick head, neck and shoulders are insulated with muscles that are covered in a brown coat with two adjacent yellow stripes. Despite how beautiful their sleek fur looks, you shouldn’t get too close. Wolverines are fierce animals. They have strong, sharp teeth and semi-retractable claws that they use for digging, climbing and scaring away predators. Their paws are large and furry, and act as snowshoes that keep wolverines from sinking into the snow.
Caracal: Here's something you didn't know; The wolverine is actually related to the weasel family — not the wolf family like its name suggests.
Korrina: That's so cool!
Music Video About Wolverines: Dance of the Knights, Prokofiev
Mountain Goat[edit | edit source]
Jane climbs up the mountain revealing a mountain goat stock photo.
Kaban: The mountain goat is a hoofed mammal endemic to North America. A subalpine to alpine species, it is a sure-footed climber commonly seen on cliffs and ice. Let's see mountain goats in action!
Music Video About Mountain Goats: Aida, Triumphal March, Verdi
Ibex[edit | edit source]
Georgia sees an Ibex stock photo.
David: Ibexes are distinguished by the striking, backward-arching horns, belonging to the males, which are long, slender, and ridged, casting a brilliant silhouette against the rocky, mountainous terrain of its surroundings.
Pumbaa: Honestly, those horns remind me of snakes.
Caracal: These incredibly agile animals spend their time in steep mountainous terrain, which would normally be dangerous to other animals. However, they move up and down the precipitous cliffs with ease, and in this hostile environment this plays a big part in predator avoidance. Males grow impressive horns (up to 4 feet!) for defense and to impress females during mating season.
Music Video About Ibexes: Minuet, Boccherini
Magpie[edit | edit source]
Wordsworth sees a magpie stock photo.
Shellington: Magpie is a common name for birds of several genera in the crow family. Some 20 species are known worldwide.
Kyururu: Magpies possess relatively heavy bills and short, rounded wings with markings forming a conspicuous white patch when extended. Their long, graduated tails often make up over half their total length of some 50 cm. Magpies are black with iridescent metallic blue-green tones to their wings and tail, and contrasting white feathers at the base of the wing and underparts.
Music Video About Magpies: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21, 4th Movement, Beethoven
Badger[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at a Badger stock photo.
Serval: The American badger is a North American mammal whose range extends from southern Canada to Mexico. It prefers dry and open terrain with little vegetation, including prairies, plains, and dry grasslands.
David: There is also a European badger, also known as the Eurasian badger, which can be found in forests in most of Europe and some parts of Western Asia. It is easy to tell the difference between American and European badgers. Honey badgers are also part of the badger family, but we will learn about them later.
Music Video About Badgers: Thieving Magpie Overture, Rossini
Pronghorn[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at a pronghorn stock photo.
Shellington: Unlike most animals, the pronghorn has no close relative on this or any other continent. This interesting animal goes by a name: American antelope.
Korrina: Why do they call them pronghorns?
David: The horns of the pronghorn help make it unique: they are a cross between horns and antlers, with qualities of both. True antlers are made of bone and shed each year; true horns are made of compressed keratin that grows from a bony core and are never shed. The horns adorning the pronghorn are neither true horns nor true antlers. Instead, the sheath is made of keratin but the horns shed yearly.
Music Video About Pronghorns: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G, K313, 3rd Movement, Mozart
Bobcat[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the bobcat stock photo.
Shellington: The bobcat, also known as the red lynx, is a medium-sized cat native to North America from southern Canada, most of the contiguous United States to Oaxaca in Mexico.
Caracal: A long-legged cat with large paws, a rather short body, and tufted ears, the bobcat is 24–40 inches long, excluding the 10–20-cm tail, stands 50–60 cm at the shoulder, and weighs 15–33 pounds. Its fur, stiffer and less valuable than that of the lynx, is pale brown to reddish with black spots. The underparts are white; the tip of the tail is black above, white below.
Music Video About Bobcats: Gavotte in D, Gossec
Yak[edit | edit source]
Georgia The Giraffe And Ginny The Gazelle grunt Like Yaks
Kaban: The domestic yak is a long-haired domesticated cattle found throughout the Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent, the Tibetan Plateau, Northern Myanmar, Yunnan, Sichuan and as far north as Mongolia and Siberia. It is descended from the wild yak.
Serval: Yaks often live high in the mountain areas of Asia. They have long, thick hair to keep them warm in the snow. Cattle in warm climates, such as buffalo, use pools of mud to help them cool off. The mud also keeps pesky insects from biting!
Music Video About Yaks: Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007, Prelude, Bach
Wolf[edit | edit source]
Jane hears howling. She looks at the stock photo, revealing a pack of wolves howling.
Kyururu: *Howls, Weeps, and Sniffles* Most of us grew up hearing stories about the "big bad wolf." But wolves are not really big or bad. They aren’t even harmful to humans! Wolves belong to the same family of animals, Canidae, as the dog you may have as a family pet. They are predators that hunt and eat other animals. In some places they are considered a vulnerable or endangered species. There are many wolf organizations and government agencies working to both save wolves and educate people about them.
Korrina: Where are wolves found?
Kyururu: *Weeps and Sniffles* Incredibly adaptable, wolves have inhabited, at one point, virtually all of North America, northern Europe, eastern Africa, and Asia. One of the best-known ways wolves communicate is by howling, a soulful song that sounds both melodious and mournful, mysterious and sad. Yet contrary to those impressions, a wolf’s howl is a celebration: wolves love to make music! When a pack performs, one wolf begins, then after one or two howls, others join in. They warm up with a few long, low howls and work up to a series of shorter, higher howls in a chorus with others. A group howl may last more than a minute. It’s an excited and emotional ritual that is vital to maintaining pack unity and community spirit.
Pumbaa: Why do wolves howl?
Kyururu: *Howls, Sniffles, and Weeps* Wolves howl for many reasons, in solo or chorus. They howl upon waking up from a long sleep and to rally the pack prior to a hunt. The howl inspires enthusiasm, helps synchronize pack activities, and can be a song of the feast, announcing and defending a kill. Wolves also howl after intense play and social interactions or to communicate positions or keep in touch when separated. Howling creates an acoustic barrier to warn other wolves to stay away, outlining boundaries and signaling location, pack size, and strength.
Music Video About Wolves: Pictures of an Exhibition, Catacombae, Mussorgsky
WOW WEE Battery Operated Wolf Toy
Jackal[edit | edit source]
Jane the Monkey sees the jackal stock photo
Shellington: The jackal is a long-legged, medium-sized canid with a pointed, fox-like muzzle. Its long legs have fused bones in the forelimbs, making it an excellent runner and enabling it to maintain a slow trot of 12 to 16 km per hour for long periods of time. They live in a variety of habitats, ranging from arid coastal desert to woodland savannah.
Music Video about Jackals: Pictures of an Exhibition, Promenade, Mussorgsky
Moose[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a moose stock image
Shellington: Large, long-legged and lumpy, moose wander woods and waterways gobbling grasses and other plants to nourish their big bodies. Unlike other deer that travel in herds, these animals most often live alone or in small family groups. Let's see them in action!
Music Video About Moose: Gaite Parisienne, Barcarolle, Offenbach
Stag[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a stag photo
Shellington: Since stags are another name for a male deer, we're just moving on to the music video.
Music Video About Stags: Piano Sonata in C, K545, 1st Movement, Mozart
Muskox[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at the muskox stock photo.
Shellington: The muskox is an Arctic hoofed mammal of the family Bovidae, noted for its thick coat and for the strong odor emitted by males during the seasonal rut, from which its name derives. This musky odor has the effect of attracting females during mating season.
Music Video About Muskoxen: Pictures at an Exhibition, Bydlo, Mussorgsky
Hoopoe[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a hoopoe stock photo.
Shellington: The African hoopoe is a species of hoopoe in the family Upupa (Uh-Pe-yu-pa). Previously considered as a subspecies of the hoopoe, due to its vocalisations and small differences in plumage, it is otherwise similar to that species.
Music Video About Hoopoes: Dance of the Hours, Ponchielli
Condor[edit | edit source]
Bard sees a condor stock photo and says "Blah!"
Shellington: The Andean condor is the largest raptor in the world and the largest flying bird in South America. It flies majestically over the mountains and valleys of the Andes. This bird of prey and its close cousin, the California condor, are part of the New World vultures, a group of birds more closely related to storks than to the vultures of Africa.
Music Video About Condors: Rondo in C, Op. 51, No. 1, Beethoven
Osprey[edit | edit source]
Flossy looks at the osprey photo and runs away.
Shellington: The osprey is found on every continent except Antarctica. In North America, they nest along the coasts and large inland lakes. Nesting along rivers is increasing. Osprey overwinter from Florida to Mexico and even into South America.
Music Video About Ospreys: Pictures of an Exhibition, The Gnome, Mussorgsky
Kingfisher[edit | edit source]
Hugo looks at a kingfisher stock photo.
Kaban: Kingfishers are known for their looks: stocky body; long, thick bill; and striking colors and markings. Many kingfisher species are decked out in feathers of bright blue, green, turquoise, red, or gold. Some have splotches, dashes, stripes, or speckles. The dagger-shaped bill often seems too long or too big for the rest of the bird, but it is well designed for capturing food. Most kingfishers have short legs and strong feet, since they spend most of their time perched on a stalk, twig, or branch while keeping an eye out for a meal. Even though they are chunky birds, kingfishers are fast flyers. Some, like pied kingfishers, can even flap their wings fast enough to hover over water.
Music Video About Kingfishers: Piano Sonata No. 14, Moonlight, Op. 27, No. 2, 1st Movement, Beethoven
Naked-Mole Rat[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a Naked-Mole Rat Stock Photo.
Shellington: The forbidding environment of East Africa’s deserts is home to one of the most bizarre rodents, the naked mole-rat. These beauties wouldn’t win any pageants, but they are fascinating animals. Yes, these odd little creatures with pink, wrinkly skin dig and live in underground burrows the way moles do. Yes, they have skinny, rat-like tails. Yet naked mole-rats are more closely related to porcupines, chinchillas, and guinea pigs than they are to moles or rats and are the only species of mole-rat that has practically no hair.
Music Video About Naked-Mole Rats: Children's Games, The Top, Bizet
Hawk[edit | edit source]
Jane and Wordsworth soar like hawks behind a red-tailed hawk stock photo.
Shellington: Hawks are common throughout the world, whether perched on a pole, soaring overhead, or just a distant, high-pitched noise heard from beyond the trees. These raptors, or birds of prey, have keen eyesight, binocular vision, powerful talons for grabbing prey, and a sharp beak.
Music Video About Hawks: Fanfare for a Common Man, Copland
Spinning balancing hawk toy
Takin[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the takin stock photo.
David: With horns like a wildebeest, a nose like a moose, a tail like a bear, and a body like a bison, the takin looks like a character from Dr. Seuss! This large, muscular, hoofed mammal is sometimes referred to as a goat antelope, because it has things in common with both goats and antelope. But the takin is most closely related to sheep.
Timon: You're right, David! That looks like a Dr. Seuss character come to life!
Shellington: Because of their large, powerful bodies and impressive horns, takins have few natural enemies other than bears, wolves, leopards, and dholes. They are generally slow moving but can react quickly if angered or frightened. When needed, takins can leap nimbly from rock to rock. If they sense danger, takins warn others with a loud "cough" that sends the herd running for cover in the dense underbrush, where they lie down to avoid being seen. Takins can also make an intimidating roar or bellow. They look a bit silly as they do this, with their mouths open and tongues sticking out, but don't be fooled, because people refer to them as "goats with attitude".
Music Video About Takins: German Dance No. 1, WoO 8, Beethoven
Raven[edit | edit source]
Penny the Peacock looks at the raven stock photo and caws.
Music Video About Ravens: Piano Sonata in A, K331, 3rd Movement, Mozart
Lammergeier[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the lammergeier stock photo.
Shellington: The majestic lammergeier was once found throughout the Alps and across the mountainous regions of Spain. It differs from other types of vulture mainly in its appearance, behaviour and scavenging approach. In the Alps, the so-called “bone breaker” was long – and wrongly – considered a danger to sheep and even children. Unlike other carrion-eating vultures, the bearded vulture feeds primarily on bones, which it is able to digest easily thanks to its particularly acidic gastric juices. If it comes across a bone too big to crack with its beak, the cunning vulture takes the bone in its talons and drops it from a great height onto rocks or stones, smashing it into bite-sized chunks.
Music Video About Lammergeiers: Nutcracker Suite, Dance of the Clowns, Tchaikovsky
Ferret[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a ferret stock photo
Music Video About Ferrets: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050, 3rd Movement, Bach
Cougar[edit | edit source]
Lizzy roars at the cougar footprints revealing a cougar stock photo.
Music Video About Cougars: The Firebird Suite, Infernal Dance, Stravinsky
Falcon[edit | edit source]
Lizzy, Jane, Georgia, and Penny look at a falcon stock photo.
Music Video About Falcons: Symphony No. 83, 1st Movement, Haydn
Elk[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at the elk stock photo.
Music Video about Elk: Two-Part Invention No. 1, BWV 772, Bach
Honey Badger[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at a honey badger stock photo.
Music Video About Honey Badgers: Prince Igor, Act II, No. 5: Polovtsian Dance, Borodin
Clouded Leopard[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a clouded leopard stock photo.
Music Video About Clouded Leopards: Keyboard Concerto in G, H444, 3rd Movement, C. P. E. Bach
Vulture[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at the vulture stock photo and screeches loudly.
Iris: What is that?
Serval: Old World vultures look like their eagle and hawk relatives. They have large, grasping talons, a voice box to vocalize with, and build nests made of sticks on rocky platforms or in trees. Old World vultures have also been around longer than the New World vultures. They have stronger feet than the New World vultures, which have feet that are not designed for grasping, and large, broad wings that allow them to stay aloft for most of the day, and a large, powerful beak with a hooked tip.
Kyururu: Some other examples of Old World vultures are Himalayan, Egyptian, hooded, Indian black, and palm-nut vultures, and Egyptian or Eurasian griffons. THAT'S SO SCARY!
Shellington: Although New World vultures are unable to make more than hissing and grunting sounds, Old World vultures can be quite vocal when feeding at a carcass, making lots of grunts, croaks, screeches, and chatter. White-backed vultures croak plaintively or squeal like pigs during a meal. Bearded vultures scream while rolling and twisting in flight during courtship.
Kaban: Not many animals threaten vultures. Covered as they are with bacteria, they would make most predators sick if eaten. Other scavengers may threaten the vulture, mainly to get better access to a shared carcass. Vultures tend to gorge themselves, often to the point of being unable to fly. If they feel bothered as they stand about digesting their food, they simply regurgitate to lighten the load and fly off.
Music Video About Vultures: Requiem in D, K626, Dies Irae, Mozart
Serena: Looks like we've got one more mountain animal left!
Pumbaa: Then we can eat more grubs!
Timon: As long as this animal's not dangerous, I'm sure we'll be okay.
Korrina: Never mind it, guys!
Hummingbird[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the hummingbird flying
Music Video About Hummingbirds: String Quartet No. 17 in B Flat, K458, 1st Movement, Mozart
Pumbaa: Polar Regions and Mountain collection for sale!
Animals In The Desert[edit | edit source]
Dawn: Hi, I'm Dawn! I'm the last animal expert. Welcome to the desert! The dry desert is home to every kind of animal. This hot climate can be found in different areas of the world, from the Sonoran to the Sahara.
Camel[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey Shares Water With Noah The Elephant
Music Video About Camels: Serenade for Strings, Waltz, Tchaikovsky
Llama[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the llama stock photo
Music Video About Llamas: Musical Moment No. 3, Schubert
Snake[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey Slithers Like A Snake
Music Video About Snakes: Annen Polka, Strauss II
Iris Tells A Snake Joke to Timon: "What Do You Call A Snake That Works For The Government? A CIVIL SERPENT!"
Snake close up to camera
Quail[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the quail stock photo.
Music Video About Quail: French Suite No. 4 in E Flat, BWV 815, Gigue, Bach
Lizard[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey Crawls like a Lizard
Music Video About Lizards: Contradance No. 3, Beethoven
Meerkat[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey spots a meerkat stock photo
Music Video About Meerkats: Ecossaise, Op. 72, No. 3, Chopin
Komodo Dragon[edit | edit source]
Bard looks at the komodo dragon stock photo and says "Blah!"
Music Video About Komodo Dragons: Prelude and Fugue No. 2, BWV 871, Bach
Zylon Dragon Puppet
Buzzard[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a buzzard stock photo
Music Video About Buzzards: Horn Concerto No. 2, K417, 3rd Movement, Mozart
Cobra[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a cobra stock photo
Kyururu: Look guys, its a c-c-c-cobra!
Serval: Cobras are venomous snakes related to taipans, coral snakes, and mambas, all members of the Elapidae family.
Caracal: Yikes! Like the hoatzins, the snake's biggest enemy is the mongoose, an animal quick enough to dart in and bite the back of the cobra's neck before the snake can defend itself.
Music Video About Cobras: Wedding March, Mendelssohn
Scorpion[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a scorpion stock photo.
Music Video About Scorpions: La Styrienne, Op. 100, No. 14, Burgmuller
Coyote[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at the coyote stock photo.
Music Video About Coyotes: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Liszt
Roadrunner[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at the roadrunner stock photo.
Music Video About Roadrunners: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, 4th Movement, Beethoven
Pangolin[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a pangolin stock photo
Music Video About Pangolins: Trish-Trash Polka, Strauss II
Tortoise[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a tortoise stock photo
Music Video About Tortoises: Carnival of the Animals, Tortoises, Saint Saens
Armadillo[edit | edit source]
Jane sees an armadillo photo
Music Video About Armadillos: Prelude No. 7 in A, Polish Dance, Op. 28, Chopin
Animals In The Outback[edit | edit source]
David: Next, we're heading down under to explore the outback, the heart of Australia.
Koala[edit | edit source]
Mozart The Koala Snoozes But Noah The Elephant Wakes Him Up By Trumpeting
Music Video About Koalas: Contradance No. 6, Beethoven
Boy wearing a Koala Costume during Contradance No. 6, when the koala stock footage appears.
Micropets: Oz the Koala
Mozart The Koala Snoozes With Jane The Monkey
Kangaroo[edit | edit source]
Gutteral the kangaroo and Noah the elephant play on the seesaw behind a kangaroo stock photo.
Music Video About Kangaroos: Contradance No. 12, Beethoven
Galileo the kangaroo gets Mozart the koala to dance with him.
Wombat[edit | edit source]
Roary The Lion And Soapy The Bear Scurry Like Wombats behind the wombat stock photo.
Music Video About Wombats: Contradance No. 9, Beethoven
Crocodile[edit | edit source]
Jane runs away to not get bitten
Music Video About Crocodiles: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299, 3rd Movement, Mozart
Dancing Alligator Pull Toy
Dingo[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a dingo stock photo
Music Video About Dingos: Memories of Pilsen, Polka, Smetana
Emu[edit | edit source]
Jane sees an emu stock photo
Music Video About Emus: Two-Part Invention No. 8, BWV 779, Bach
Wallaby[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a wallaby stock photo
Music Video About Wallabies: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299, 1st Movement, Mozart
Cassowary[edit | edit source]
Flossy looks at a cassowary stock photo and runs away.
Music Video About Cassowaries: Symphony No. 25 in G, K183, 1st Movement, Mozart
Lorikeet[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a lorikeet stock photo.
Music Video About Lorikeets: Il Trovatore, Act 2, Scene 1: Anvil Chorus, Verdi
Tasmanian Devil[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a Tasmanian devil stock photo
Music Video About Tasmanian Devils: Rose Leaf Rag, Joplin
Porcupine[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a porcupine stock photo.
Music Video About Porcupines: Pizzicato Polka, Delibes
Echidna[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a echidna stock photo
Music Video About Echidnas: Piano Sonata in C, K545, 2nd Movement, Mozart
Hedgehog[edit | edit source]
Jane tries not to get touched by thorns, but Ollie the Otter sees the live action pet hedgehog and then touched the pet hedgehog by the thorns making Ollie yell "YEEEEEAAAAAOOOOOUUUUWWWCH!!!" then Ollie cries behind a hedgehog stock photo!
Music Video About Hedgehogs: Funeral March of a Marionette, Gounod
Kookaburra[edit | edit source]
Ollie the Otter cries, But then Jane the Monkey laughs like a kookaburra and removing the thorns of a hedgehog making Ollie laugh behind a kookaburra stock photo.
Music Video About Kookaburras: Lute Suite in E, Bourree, BWV 996, Bach
Serena: Desert and Outback are the next 2!
Animals By The Watering Hole[edit | edit source]
Dawn: The Watering Hole is home for animals from all around the world including America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. So, which animal do you want to pick?
Korrina: I chose the flamingo!
Dawn: No, After the Hippo and rhino we can do the Flamingo.
Zebra[edit | edit source]
Monet The Zebra appears and Jane laughs behind a zebra stock photo.
Dawn: Zebras are sturdy, spirited animals that are in a study of contrasts: social and standoffish, resilient and vulnerable, willful and playful. Their life in a herd can be complex, yet they also find safety in numbers.
Timon: But Dawn, I have a question that many people have been wondering: Are zebras black with white stripes or white with black stripes?
Dawn: Well, zebras are thought to have white coats with black stripes. That's because if you look at most zebras, the stripes end on their belly and toward the inside of their legs. The rest of the zebra's body is white. Each zebra has a unique stripe pattern. No two zebras are alike.
Korrina: Just like snowflakes!
Music Video About Zebras: Peer Gynt Suite, Morning Mood, Grieg
Hippo[edit | edit source]
Jane The Monkey Yawns Like A Hippo behind a hippo stock photo and Harry The Hippo appears.
Music Video About Hippos: Scenes of Childhood, Of Foreign Lands and Peoples, Op. 15, No. 1, Schumann
Spin and Swim Hippos
Harry The Hippo (in a dual role) yawns, but one can't and instead makes elephant noises. Noah The Elephant is revealed to be behind the trick.
Rhino[edit | edit source]
Jane Appears with horns and sees a rhino stock photo
Music Video About Rhinos: Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement, Schubert
Boy dressed in rhino costume during Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement by Schubert before the rhino footage begins.
Flamingo[edit | edit source]
Flossy The Flamingo (in a dual role) smells shrimp in a bowl behind the flamingo feathers, but before she can taste it one cannot taste it and instead making yawning sounds and elephant trumpets from Baby Da Vinci revealing a picture of flamingos make her dance.
Dawn: With their pink and crimson plumage, long legs and necks, and strongly hooked bills, flamingos cannot be mistaken for any other type of bird. These beauties have long fascinated people. An accurate cave painting of a flamingo, found in the south of Spain, dates back to 5,000 B.C.
Music Video About Flamingos: Spring Song, Mendelssohn
Girl dressed in Flamingo Costume during the Spring Song before the flamingo stock footage.
Tragopan[edit | edit source]
Flossy and Jane look at a tragopan stock photo.
Shellington: Wonderful! It’s a tragopan!
Music Video About Tragopans: The Emperor's Waltz, Strauss II
African Wild Dog[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the African Wild dog stock photo.
Music Video About African Wild Dogs: Hungarian Dance No. 5, Brahms
Nilgai[edit | edit source]
Harry bows, caught a flower from the audience after he plays the tuba when he looks at a nilgai stock photo
Dawn: Near the flamingos, Nilgais inhabit flat and rolling dry savanna covered by thin woodland and scrub. Requiring minimal cover, they avoid dense woods and are most abundant in central and northwest India. (However, Texas has over 36,000 descendants of nilgais that were introduced in the 1930s, most of which are feral.) Mixed feeders, they prefer grass but also browse acacias and other trees and like flowers and fruits. They will stand on their hind legs to browse as high as possible. Overgrazing by cattle often leaves little food for the nilgais, which compensate by raiding crops. They are active during the day and even in the hottest weather seek shade only for midday siestas. Extending the usual morning and late-afternoon feeding peaks, nilgais often begin eating before dawn and keep feeding after dark. They drink regularly during the hot season but can go two to three days without water in cool weather.
Music Video About Nilgai: Lucifer-Polka, Op. 266, Strauss II
Gazelle[edit | edit source]
Ginny The Gazelle And Jane The Monkey Leap behind a gazelle stock photo.
Music Video About Gazelles: Little Prelude in E, BWV 938, Bach
Buffalo[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at a buffalo stock photo
Music Video About Buffalo: Grand Canyon Suite, Sunrise, Grofé
Cheetah[edit | edit source]
Jane runs very fast behind the cheetah footprints and screeches like a car when a cheetah stock photo appears.
Music Video About Cheetahs: Concerto in C Major, RV 425, 1st Movement, Vivaldi
Wildebeest[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a wildebeest stock photo
Music Video About Wildebeests: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Grieg
Impala[edit | edit source]
Jane sees and impala stock photo.
Music Video About Impalas: Light Cavalry Overture, Suppé
Nyala[edit | edit source]
Mozart sees a Nyala stock photo.
Music Video About Nyalas: Bolero, Ravel
Hyrax[edit | edit source]
Roger sees the the rocks.
Timon (breaking the 4th wall): Look at the rocks! What animal could it be?
Korrina (breaking the 4th wall): When Roger crows at the rocks, say hyrax! Again! Timon, Pumbaa, Iris, Serena, and Korrina: Hyrax!
So he crows revealing a hyrax stock photo!
Music Video About Hyraxes: Minute Waltz, Chopin
Caracal[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a caracal stock photo.
Music Video About Caracals: Moulinet-Polka, Op. 57, Josef Strauss
Serval[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a serval stock photo.
Music Video About Servals: Thunder and Lightning Polka, Op. 324, Strauss II
Fishing Cat[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the fishing cat stock photo.
Music Video About Fishing Cats: Flute Sonata in E Flat, BWV 1031, 1st Movement, Bach
Wild Boar[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a wild boar stock image
Music Video About Wild Boars: The Ruins of Athens, Turkish March, Op. 113, Beethoven
Babirusa[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a babirusa stock photo
Music Video About Babirusas: Rondo a Capriccio in G, Op. 129, Beethoven
Salamander[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a salamander stock photo
Music Video About Salamanders: Piano Sonata in C, K330, 1st Movement, Mozart
Binturong[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a binturong stock photo
Music Video About Binturongs: Sonata in D for Two Pianos, K448, 1st Movement, Mozart
Lyrebird[edit | edit source]
Georgia sees a lyrebird stock photo.
Kyururu: We end with a bird slot beginning with a lyrebird.
David: The lyrebird has an elaborate tail for courtship displays, and its excellent mimicry. The species is endemic to Australia and is found in forest in the southeast of the country.
Music Video About Lyrebirds: The Damnation of Faust, Dance of the Sylphs, Berlioz
Starling[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a starling stock photo
Music Video About Starlings: Piano Sonata in B Flat, K570, 3rd Movement, Mozart
Crow[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a crow stock photo
Music Video About Crows: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047, 3rd Movement, Bach
Pigeon[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a pigeon stock photo
Music Video About Pigeons: Goldberg Variations, No. 30, BWV 988, Bach
Mongoose[edit | edit source]
Soapy sees the mongoose stock photo.
Shellington: Come on Soapy, before the birds, the banded mongoose is a mongoose species native from the Sahel to Southern Africa. Mongooses eat things like beetles and---(Crash!) OH NO! Follow and catch that mongoose! Kyururu, Start the music!
Music Video About Mongooses: Nocturne in E Flat, Op. 9, No. 2, Chopin
Oxpecker[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at an oxpecker stock photo
Music Video About Oxpeckers: Symphony No. 100, 4th Movement, Haydn
Turaco[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a turaco stock photo.
David Attenborough: A striking, crested head describes most of the 23 turaco species. Turacos feed on a variety of fruits and berries. Insects are eaten for their protein.
Timon: What an unusual but unique bird!
David: Some turacos have the almost unique ability among all animals to take copper from plants and store it in relatively large amounts.
Korrina: Let's see some turacos in action! Cue the music!
Music Video About Turacos: Amadis de Gaule, W. G39: Act II Scene V: Tambourine - Quadrille of Sundry Nations, J. C. Bach
Hamerkop[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a hamerkop stock photo.
Music Video About Hamerkops: Der Carneval in Paris Galopp, Op. 100, Strauss I
Nightingale[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at a nightingale stock photo.
Music Video About Nightingales: Sonatina in G, Beethoven
King Eider[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a king eider stock photo
Music Video About King Eiders: Canon in D, Pachelbel
Mandarin Duck[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a Mandarin duck stock photo
Music Video About Mandarin Ducks: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, Air, BWV 1068, Bach
Kori Bustard[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at a Kori Bustard stock photo.
Music Video about Kori Bustards: Divertimento No. 17, K334, 3rd Movement, Mozart
Guineafowl[edit | edit source]
Jane, Flossy, and Bard run like guineafowl behind a guineafowl stock photo
Music Video About Guineafowl: March Militaire, Schubert
Shoebill[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at a shoebill stock photo.
Music Video About Shoebills: Amadis de Gaule, Act II Scene V: Gigue, J. C. Bach
Crane[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a crane stock photo
Music Video About Cranes: The Barber of Seville, Overture, Rossini
Korrina: I love it. That’s the watering hole collection. One more! One More!
Animals On The Savannah[edit | edit source]
Dawn: The last stop on this around-the-world adventure is also found in Africa and North America. Welcome to the savannah.
Elephant[edit | edit source]
Noah The Elephant Trumpets At Jane The Monkey
Music Video About Elephants: Symphony No. 4, Italian, 1st Movement, Mendelssohn
Boy in Elephant Costume plays with Butterfly Rattle
Elephant Ramp Walker
Roary The Lion Roars At Noah The Elephant But Noah Trumpets Back
Giraffe[edit | edit source]
Serena: Well, we got the elephant, what animal is next?
David: Look at the black screen. You know what animal is next.
Giraffe Cone Puppet
Timon: I get it! A giraffe!
Georgia The Giraffe looks at a picture of the giraffe's legs, so she rings the desk bell three times like an elevator to see the giraffe's head and neck.
Music Video About Giraffes: Symphony No. 9, New World, 2nd Movement, Dvorak
Baby dressed up in Giraffe Costume knocks over G. G. Giraffe
Korrina: Move on to the next animal!
Lion[edit | edit source]
Finger Follies Lion Riding On A Popping Plane
Jane The Monkey Tries To Guess What Sound A Lion Makes Jane barks like a dog. Pumbaa: NO! That's a dog. Jane neighs like a horse, quacks like a duck, baas like a sheep, oinks like a pig, meows like a cat, cocks like a rooster, bleats like a goat, honks like a goose, gobbles like a turkey, squeals like a rabbit, squeaks like a mouse, and croaks like a frog. Korrina, Iris, Timon, Pumbaa, and Serena: No! (12 times) but Roary The Lion Roars And Jane Roars Back behind a lion stock photo
Korrina, Iris, Timon, Pumbaa, and Serena: Yes! What animal is that, David?
Music Video About Lions: The Moldau, River Theme, Smetana
Roary The Lion Tries To Catch A Choo Choo Train
Roary The Lion Roars And Georgia The Giraffe But Georgia Grows Her Neck
Baboon[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a baboon stock photo
Music Video About Baboons: Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B Flat, K292, 1st Movement, Mozart
Leopard[edit | edit source]
Jane the monkey sees the spots on the monitor. So she paints the leopard stock photo and roars.
Music Video About Leopards: Album fur de Jugend, Melodie, Schumann
Ostrich[edit | edit source]
Flossy saw the ostrich stock photo covered in rainbow paint. So she removes the paint reavealing an ostrich stock photo.
Music Video About Ostriches: Carnival of the Animals, Wild Horses, Saint Saens
Panic Creatures: Ostrich
When Beethoven and Jane start fighting at the end, Flossy knocks Jane and Beethoven with a loud crash making the audience laugh at the end of the music and Roary roars to the viewer wearing an ostrich costume.
Kudu[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a kudu stock photo
Music Video About Kudus: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1042, 1st Movement, Bach
Bison[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a bison stock photo
Music Video About Bisons: Liebestraum No. 3, Liszt
Mammoth[edit | edit source]
Jane sees a mammoth stock photo.
Shellington: Wait a second, WHY ARE WE INCLUDING MAMMOTHS? THEY BECAME EXTINCT OVER 200 MILLION YEARS AGO! whatever, moving on.
Music Video About Mammoths: Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke
Aardvark[edit | edit source]
Jane appears with long mouth
Music Video About Aardvarks: Flute Quartet No. 1 in D, K285, 3rd Movement, Mozart
Warthog[edit | edit source]
Jane from the tiger segment and Flossy the Flamingo look at a warthog stock photo and make a warthog squeal.
Music Video About Warthogs: Peer Gynt Suite, Sloveig's Song, Grieg
Hyena[edit | edit source]
Jane sees the stock photo of hyena
Music Video About Hyenas: Serenade for Strings, Haydn
Korrina: We're almost done! What could it be?
Timon: I don't know! What's the last animal?
Pumbaa: Let's go to the meeting and ask the puppets. They can help us go to the last animal.
Iris: Good! Come on! Here We Go-o-o-o-o-o!
David, Iris, Timon, Pumbaa, Serena, and Korrina go to the meeting.
The Meeting Before the Secretary Bird[edit | edit source]
(When David, Iris, Timon, Pumbaa, Serena, and Korrina go to the meeting, they see Cud Cow, Rudy Reindeer, Penguin (L&L), Neighton the Horse (L&L), Violet Mouse, Joyce Reindeer, Roger the Rooster, Penny the Peacock, Sunny Bunny, Polar Bear, Mozart the Koala, Flossy the Flamingo, Walrus, Jane the Monkey, and Mimi the Monkey in the meeting sitting chairs.)
Korrina: Excuse me, We are looking for the last animal. Do you see it? She has long legs and a mixture between an eagle and a crane.
Serval: She hunts like a cheetah.
Serena: And SHE SCARES ME!
Pumbaa: I don't wanna be on this bird's dinner menu!
(Cud Cow, Rudy Reindeer, Penguin (L&L), Neighton the Horse (L&L), Violet Mouse, Joyce Reindeer, Roger the Rooster, Penny the Peacock, Sunny Bunny, Polar Bear, Mozart the Koala, Flossy the Flamingo, Walrus, Jane the Monkey, and Mimi the Monkey all nodded their heads.)
Timon: Well, don’t get too attached, chumps! ‘Cause we’re the new owners!
Iris, Korrina, and Serena: NEW OWNERS!?
Timon: Yup, we own the place now!
David: Timon, pleeeeeeease. The puppets can hear you.
Timon: If I hear one more word about the Token-tacky, Polynesian, gorilla-pickin’, wonderful smart brained, MORON bird, We will k-
Shellington (Covering Timon's mouth and interrupting Timon): Timon, not in front of the kids!
Iris: You heard him! Scram Timon!
Timon (Angrily walking out of the meeting room): FINE!
Pumbaa: Sorry about that, my friend is just like that sometimes.
Dawn: Scram him! NOW!
(Cud Cow, Rudy Reindeer, Penguin (L&L), Neighton the Horse (L&L), Violet Mouse, Joyce Reindeer, Roger the Rooster, Penny the Peacock, Sunny Bunny, Polar Bear, Mozart the Koala, Flossy the Flamingo, Walrus, Jane the Monkey, and Mimi the Monkey applaud, nod, and laugh loudly when the door slams with a sign: MEETING CLOSED!)
Serval: Oh dear, there's one more animal left, and we don't know which one it is!
Shellington: Guys, I found the last animal! It's the secretary bird!
Korrina: Good! Onto the last animal!
Secretary Bird and Finale[edit | edit source]
Jane looks at a secretary bird stock photo, and flies away.
Shellington: The secretary bird is a large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savanna of the sub-Saharan region.
Kyururu: Can they fly?
Shellington: Of course! They may spend their days on the ground, but secretary birds are good fliers and nest and roost high up in acacia trees at night. In flight, their long legs trail behind them in the air.
Korrina: Time for one more music video! Cue the music!
Music Video About Secretary Birds: Waltz in G Flat, Op. 70, No. 1, Chopin
Iris (breaking the fourth wall): Oh my gosh! We found the animals, (Gasp)! But look! They're hiding again. We will solve all of the animals with us. So grab binoculars, and let's find them before the parade begins! Let's go!
Serena: Okay, first question. This small bird loves to drink flowers. (Serena shows a shilouette of a hummingbird) What animal is it? (Interacting like Dora.) Good Job! This is a hummingbird. (Gong!)
Korrina: My turn! These 2 animals come from Africa. (Korrina shows a shilouette of a chimpanzee and a meerkat.) Do you know what they are? Great! These animals are the meerkat and the Chimpanzee. (Gong!)
Timon: Next question. Which animal is a herbivore? Okapi or Walrus? (Timon shows 2 stock images of a walrus and okapi.) The walrus is a carnivore, but it must be okapi! (Gong!)
Pumbaa: My turn! Pick the 10 animals. (Pumbaa show 10 stock images of a leopard, gorilla, shark, crow, yak, eagle, cockatoo, cardinal, blue jay, and crocodile.) Switch them from A-Z. Blue Jay, Cardinal, Cockatoo, Crow, Crocodile, eagle, gorilla, leopard, shark, and yak. You got it! (Gong!)
David: Next question. Which animal does not belong in the finale? That's right! The zebra is the animal what does not belong. (Gong!)
Shellington: My turn! True or false: Whales and dolphins are mammals. (Shellington shows images of a whale and a dolphin) The answer is true! (gong) Their tails move up and down instead of side to side, which makes them mammals.
Serval: Alright, it's my turn. Which family do crabs and lobsters belong to? That's's right, They belong to the crustacean family! (gong)
Caracal: I'm next! Are sharks really dangerous towards humans? No, they're not! They don't eat humans, so there is nothing to worry about. (gong)
Korrina: One last question. Can you find the emu? Awesome! Can you find the hedgehog? All Right! Can you find the roadrunner? Good job! And last but not least, (imitating a peacock) can you find the peacock? Very Good! Let the parade begin! (Gong!)
Capriccio Espangol, Fandango, Rimsky-Korsakov: hummingbird, meerkat, chimpanzee, okapi, walrus, leopard, gorilla, shark, crow, yaks, eagle, cockatoo, cardinal, blue jay, crocodile, emu, hedgehog, roadrunner, peacock
Ending[edit | edit source]
Serena: We did it! We found the animals! Let's put them into a zoo!
David: Right! It's time for the grand finale, Animals in our world!
Medley, Smetana: kangaroos, foxes, deer, bear, elephants, lion, giraffe, zebra, hippo, parrot, butterflies, monkey, panda, snake, toucans, wildebeests, tiger, squirrel, koala, flamingo, birds
David: Thank You for coming! But, before you go, I want you to share this puppet show.
Shellington: Come on, everybody! Let's dance!
Da Vinci The Monkey and Mimi The Monkey clap above a 12 Disco Ball when Flossy The Flamingo, Roary The Lion, Noah The Elephant, Lizzy The Tiger, Sizzle The Snake, Bach The Rabbit, Beethoven The Giraffe, Randy The Raccoon, Mozart The Koala, Harry The Hippo, Flossy The Flamingo, Andy The Panda, Monet The Zebra, Charlie The Cheetah, Georgia The Giraffe, Nora The Polar Bear, Bonkers The Frog, Waldo The Walrus, Penelope The Penguin, Sandy The Seal, Rudy The Reindeer, Penny The Peacock, Otto The Owl, Pillie The Woodpecker, Coco The Cockatoo, Jane The Monkey, Soapy The Bear, Kenny The Fox, Sidney The Squirrel, Neptune The Turtle, Wanda The Fish, Divin The Dolphin, Oliver The Octopus, Jack The Whale, Slick The Shark, Pucho The Crab, Sandy The Seahorse, Knee Deep The Frog, and Benny The Butterfly dance below a Disco Ball.
Timon: That was fun!
Iris: You can go to the zoo and see lots of animals and I hope you enjoy a wild animal safari.
Iris, Timon, Pumbaa, Korrina, David, Shellington, and Serena (wave goodbye to the viewers below a disco ball): See you next time!