Preschool wildlife series. Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure to see strawberry poison-dart frogs in Central America.
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# I'm Andy the park keeper and I'm busy on my round
# 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 what they do
# Yeah, you can come too!
# It's Andy's Wild Adventures round the w-o-o-o-rld. #
Hello, I'm Andy and I work here at Pickles' Animal Park.
It's my job to look after all the animals,
even these leaf-cutter ants.
Have a look at the size of the leaves that they're carrying!
They're even bigger than the ants themselves! Isn't that right, Laura?
# I'm so strong, can't you see? I like leaves and leaves like me. #
But they're not the only animals that can carry heavy loads
on their backs.
The next animal I'm going to visit is also a weight-lifter.
Come on, I'll show you.
Now, you've probably seen snails in your garden, or out and about.
But have you ever seen a snail this big?
It's a giant African land snail and his name is Sylvester
Just like normal snails, he eats plants and leaves,
don't you, Sylvester?
Well to be honest, Andy, I'll eat anything!
This shell is Sylvester's house
and he has to carry it around with him all day long,
so he needs plenty of food to give him energy.
# Food glorious food! #
I'm tired now.
Carrying your house on your back.
That's why he eats plenty of leaves to give him energy.
Come on, Sylvester, let's go and get some more leaves for you.
-'Come in, Andy. Over.'
Oh, that'll be the boss. Hello, Mr Pickles. Andy here.
Receiving loud and clear. Over.
'Andy, I just passed the warthogs
'and noticed they've run of water for their mud baths.
'Do you think you could get some? Over.'
No problem, Sir. I'll go on my tea break and I'll bring them over.
'Oh, good man! Pickles out!'
What's that you've got here? Another brilliant invention?
This is my clever cat climbing rope.
I just throw it over a branch and hey presto!
I can climb up any tree in the garden with getting my claws dirty!
A very useful invention indeed, Kip.
I still have to test it.
Anyway, what have you been up to?
Well, I've been feeding the giant African land snail.
Does it have to carry its house on its back like other snails.
Of course, Kip, all snails do that.
Oh, I'm glad I'm not a snail, then.
I wouldn't like to be carrying something on my back all the time.
Well, snails aren't the only animals to carry things on their backs.
Some animals carry their babies on their back. Like monkeys, or frogs.
In fact, there's even one type brightly-coloured frog
that lives in Central America in the rainforest,
and even though it's the size of my fingernail,
it carries its young high up into the trees to look for a safe pond.
Ponds in the trees?
I don't think I've ever heard of one of those before.
Well, you know what this sounds like, don't you, Kip?
BOTH: Time to go on a wild adventure!
We'll see frogs take their tadpoles high up into the trees!
And we can test my clever cat climbing rope!
Come on, let's go!
-One - Gadgetpack!
-Two - gizmo!
Three - my clever cat climbing rope!
Just in case we need it.
And last but not least -
Hit it, Kip!
Woo-hoo-hoo! We're in space!
So, where to, Andy?
A place called Costa Rica, Kip.
Right in the middle of Central America.
That's where our fantastic climbing frogs live.
Then Costa Rica, it is!
Go Cat-Nav, go!
Costa Rica, here we com-m-m-e!
Wow! It sure is green down there.
That's because it's a rainforest Kip.
And they get so much rain that they're full of plants,
and lots and lots of animals too.
Just like those parrots down there!
Oh, wow! What amazing colours!
If you think they're amazing, you wait until we see the frogs.
They're even brighter!
Perfect landing, Kip.
-Hey, did you hear that?
-That chirruping sound?
Oh, yes. What is it?
That, my friend, is the very big sound of the very little frog
-that we've come so far to see.
The wonderfully-named Strawberry Poison Dart Frog.
Oh, did you just say poison?
Yeah. To stop other animals from eating them,
they're covered in this really poisonous slime.
You know what?
I think I might just stay here with the Kipmobile for a while.
Just to make sure that... that... the frogs don't get in it!
We don't want to accidentally take any poisonous frogs
back to Pickles' Animal Park, do we?
No, that's true. We certainly don't want to do that.
No. So I'd better stay here and keep a look.
Well, if you're sure.
Oh, look! I've found it! A strawberry poison dart frog!
Just what we've travelled all this way to come and see.
Look. Do you see what I mean about the colours?
They're really, really bright, aren't they?
That tells the other animals
in the forest that they're poisonous and not good for eating.
Ooo! He's off! I'm going to follow him.
Hey, Andy how's it going? Are you all right?
Aww. Everything's great, Kip.
I've followed a frog all the way back to its tiny eggs
that it's laid here on this wet leaf.
Wow, they're so tiny, aren't they?
Yes, they really are.
Some of the eggs have already turned into tadpoles.
The only problem is that tadpoles need to live in water
and this hot sun is drying this pool of water on this leaf here.
So what does the mum do?
She gives the little one a piggy back!
All the way up to the swimming pool in the sky!
But to see it the way a frog sees it, I need to be much smaller.
Size of a strawberry poison dart frog!
Now, that frog may be a heroic hopper
but I've got my own way of climbing up the tree.
Kip's clever-cat climbing rope! This should work!
OK, here goes.
Yes! That's much better!
Now I can follow the frog as it climbs up the tree!
Oop, he's off again.
Wait for me!
Hang on a minute.
What the mum's trying to do is to get to one of these plants
which grow high up in the branches of these trees.
And the reason she likes them so much
is because when they fill up with rain water...
..they make perfect little ponds to leave her tiddly tiny tadpole in.
Whoo! Now that's one tadpole that's safe and sound.
Ah, I'd love to get in there with it!
Well, actually...why not?.
Time for a dip!
I need to be much smaller, so... size of a tadpole!
Oh, Mum's off, here's my chance for a swim.
Here I come! Whee!
Wow! That was incredible! I actually got to swim with a tadpole.
Now, as you can see, tadpoles don't have arms and legs,
but they do have a tail to help them swim.
Now, all this little guy needs is some food and luckily,
his mum has prepared something earlier.
It's another egg, but this one is very special.
It's not made to turn into a tadpole.
It's actually made to use as food for this little fella.
Aww, there we go! Looks like he was hungry.
This has been an incredible adventure!
We got to see exactly what we wanted to see.
A frog take its tadpole on its back,
all the way to this safe pond high up in the trees.
It's been brilliant. Now it's time to get back down!
Oh, hang on a minute.
How do I get of here?
Oh, no! I haven't got sticky fingers like frogs.
I'm going to need some help. Kip!
Kip?! Kip, are you there? I'm going to need some help.
-'Here I am, Andy.'
Ah, nice one, Kip! I can always count on you!
See you later, froggies!
Here I am, Kip!
There you are! Oh, you made me jump!
What, like a Strawberry Poison Dart Frog?
Hey! I'm still the size of a tadpole!
Don't worry, we'll sort you on the way home.
Aw, thanks Kip!
-'Andy, are you receiving? Over.'
Uh-oh. It's Mr Pickles, the boss.
'Andy, can you hear me?'
Hello, Mr Pickles. Andy here. Over.
'Where have you been, Andy?
'I've been trying to get hold of you. Over.'
Erm... Well, Mr Pickles, I've just been... um...
I was just, um...
-I've just been collecting some water for the warthogs.
'Oh, well done, I knew I could rely on you, Andy.
Ha-ha. That was lucky!
See you next time. Come on, Kip!
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure to see strawberry poison-dart frogs in Central America.
With the help of Kip's latest invention, the clever cat-climbing rope, Andy follows a mother frog carrying her baby tadpole up a tree. Once up there, he shrinks to the size of a tadpole and goes swimming with the youngster in a miniature treetop pond.