Preschool wildlife series. Andy and Kip embark on a wild adventure to see fruit bats in Africa.
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# I'm Andy the park keeper and I'm busy on my rounds
# Kip is the inventor She's the coolest cat in town
# There's things we'd like to show you
# And there's things we'd like to know
# So climb on board the Kipmobile and ready, steady, go!
# One, two, three, four!
# Andy and Kip on another wild adventure
# Hey, join the crew!
# Off to see the animals to find out what they do
# Yeah, you can come, too!
# It's Andy's wild adventures
# Round the world! #
Oh, hey, Andy!
Hello, and welcome to Pickles Animal Park.
I'm Andy, and today we're having a treasure hunt,
so I'm putting these signs up as clues.
It's very exciting.
Hi there, guys. You all right? How are you doing, Mickey?
I'm fine, Andy. What's the treasure? Is it a banana?
No, it's not a banana.
Actually, I'm not sure what it is.
'Andy, come in. Over.'
That'll be Mr Pickles, my boss.
Hello, Mr Pickles. Andy here. Over.
'I just wanted to check you've put the signs
-'for the treasure hunt out. Over.'
-No problem, Mr Pickles. They're up.
I've got one more to do, and then it's done. Over.
'And they're all pointing the right way, Andy?'
No problem. They're all pointing...
'And you've got a really good prize for the winner, Andy? Over.'
Erm, yes, of course, sir. No problem.
I've got something exciting and exotic.
In fact, I'm just off to the workshop to get it now. Over.
I hammered the nail in the wrong place on this sign,
and it's turned upside down.
Who knows where the others are facing?
Don't worry, I'll get the boys!
I'd better get back. Maybe Kip can help.
Time to find the treasure! Move!
Oh, hi, Andy!
Er, w-w-what are you looking for?
Looking for a prize for the treasure hunt.
I told Mr Pickles I'd find something exotic and exciting.
I don't know if we have anything like that.
I'm worried no one'll find the treasure anyway.
I've been having trouble with the signs.
They keep turning upside down! Nobody'll know where to go.
Ha-ha! Oh, well, sounds like a topsy-turvy treasure hunt!
Mind you, that could be fun.
Well, fun for a creature like a fruitbat, maybe,
but not for the visitors.
Why would a fruitbat like that, Andy?
Because fruitbats spend most of their time being upside down, Kip.
Well, as it happens, I've just added a new button to the Kipmobile.
It's called the Big Dipper Upside Down Flipper!
You like the idea of being upside down?
Well, I've never tried it, but it sounds fun!
Well, fruitbats love it!
Can we go and fly with them, Andy?
You know what this sounds like, Kip?
BOTH: Time to go on a wild adventure!
Oh, and we can try out my new Big Dipper Upside Down Flipper!
And maybe we can find an exotic and exciting prize!
Ha-ha! Let's go!
-One, gadget pack.
Three, the Big Dipper Upside Down Flipper.
-Just in case we need it.
And, last but not least, the Kipmobile!
Seat belts on.
Hit it, Kip!
Woo-hoo! We're in space!
Where to, Andy?
Zambia in southern Africa, Kip.
Let's try out my new Big Dipper Upside Down Flipper on the way!
Ha-ha! Are you ready, Andy?
Erm. I think so!
Great! Zambia here we come!
Go, catnav, go!
OK, Kip. I think this is the place. Why don't we land just over there?
Oh, OK, Andy.
Do you think we should turn the right way up?
Oh, OK, Andy.
-It won't go back the right way up.
Erm, not what I'd call the best landing in the world, Kip.
Sorry, Andy. At least we landed the right way up...
Look, Kip! We've got here just in time to see the fruitbats
before they fly off into the night!
If fruitbats have wings, does that mean they're a kind of bird?
I can see why you'd say that, Kip, but no, they're not birds.
They don't have feathers, they don't have beaks,
and their mums don't lay eggs.
Bats are mammals. In fact, they're the only mammal that can fly.
Come on, let's take a closer look.
There's so much more I want to show you!
Erm, well, I might just stay here and see if I can mend
the Big Dipper Upside Down Flipper on the Kipmobile.
OK, Kip, good idea. See you soon!
Now, lots of the fruitbats are roosting high up in the trees.
They're hanging close together because there's not much room
and there are so many of them.
To fit in, I'm going to need to shrink to their size.
Size of a giant fruitbat.
Great! Now I need to get up there and hang out with the bats.
Rocket pack, on!
OK, here I go!
Wow! There are thousands of bats roosting up here!
Roosting is what it's called when the bats are hanging out
and resting like this.
And those beautiful wings are not just used for flying,
they're used to keep themselves warm,
and they wrap the wings around them, like this.
Oh, I've got to give this a try! Hey, Kip! Are you there?
This is exactly what I wanted to show you.
Bats hanging upside down, look!
Andy, are you OK? You look kind of odd.
I'm fine, Kip. I'm just hanging out with the bats.
Hello! Woah! Nice to meet you!
But why do bats hang upside down?
Well, Kip, they don't like taking off from the ground.
They find it easier to drop from the branch and fly away.
Isn't it hard to hang from your feet all the time?
Not for bats, Kip. This is how it works. Woah!
Oh, well. This is how it works.
We relax our hands, and they stay open, like this.
But when a bat relaxes its feet, it stays closed. Like this.
How come you're able to hang there, Andy?
Well, I'm cheating, you see, Kip.
I've got my legs around the branch.
Come to think of it, I'm getting a bit dizzy now.
Maybe it's time to come down.
OK, Andy, but...
Another great landing, eh, Kip?
Ha! I think I've fixed the Kipmobile.
Great. We need to catch up if we want to fly with the fruitbats.
I think something must have... scared them off!
I'll get you out of there, Andy!
You like being upside down more than a fruitbat, don't you, Andy?
Maybe not quite that much, Kip!
But I tell you what I would like - to fly with them!
Ah, now this is flying!
Oh, wow! There are so many bats! Where are they all going, Andy?
They're all looking for food.
Some bats will fly for over an hour to find the right place for dinner.
So it's a bit like us driving to a restaurant to eat.
Yeah, I suppose it is, Kip.
Can we follow them to see what they eat?
Absolutely, let's do it.
They'd better hurry. It's getting dark.
Don't worry, Kip.
Fruitbats are nocturnal, meaning they're active at night,
so that's when they like to eat.
We're nearly there. It must be dinnertime.
What do fruitbats eat for dinner, Andy?
Well, the clue is in the name, Kip.
They eat bats?!
No, they don't eat bats, they eat fruit.
There are lots of mango trees around here,
and the one fruit that bats love to eat are mangoes.
They sink their big, sharp teeth into the fruit,
and then suck all the juice out. Let's have a closer look.
Ah, look. Delicious!
Yeah, mangoes look nice.
Yes, a nice, tasty, exotic fruit, Kip.
Oh, hang on. This one looks juicier.
That's disgusting, Andy!
But generally, it's nicer
when the fruitbats haven't chewed on it first!
Come on, Kip. Let's go back to the workshop. I'd better tidy up.
Kip, on the way back,
please don't press the Big Dipper Upside Down Flipper button.
See you later, fruitbats. Enjoy your dinner!
Now this is flying!
No, THIS is flying!
-Oh, no, not again!
'Come in, Andy! Over.'
Uh-oh! It's Mr Pickles, the boss!
Hello, Mr Pickles. Andy here, receiving loud and clear. Over.
'Ah, Andy. I wanted to speak to you about the treasure hunt.'
Oh, no! The signs were the wrong way round!
'It's been a great success!
'Those signs you put up have been sending the visitors
'all round the park. They've had a great time!
'Have you got an exciting and exotic prize for the winner?'
Oh, erm, yes, Mr Pickles. It's absolutely fine.
I've got just the thing right here. Over.
'Oh, good work, Andy.
'Bring it on over. We've got the winner here. Pickles out!'
This mango is the perfect prize, Kip.
It's an exciting and exotic fruit.
And tasty, too. Oh, well done, Andy!
-See you next time for another wild adventure.
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Andy and Kip embark on a wild adventure to see fruit bats in Africa. With the help of Kip's latest invention, the big dipper upside down flipper, Andy experiences life as a bat and goes on a truly magical flight in the Kipmobile.