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Today on Roar, the marmosets are being let out
in a special enclosure that has no bars or fences.
So will they make a run for it?
-Hello and welcome.
-Hello, cutie, cutie.
-Hello, and welcome to...
You're beautiful, yes you are.
Johny! I'm trying to introduce the show.
Sorry, Rani, I can't help butting in, ha-ha!
You know I'm only...kidding!
Fine, Johny, I'm fed up with you bleating on anyway!
Let's just get on with the rest of the show, shall we?
Coming up today, we'll be going wild with the thermal imaging camera
to discover what's hot and who's cool.
I'll be meeting some cute, furry little babies,
just a shame they've got eight legs each.
And the Roar rangers find out the downside of kid goat cuddling.
These are marmosets. They're a type of monkey
and here at Longleat they've got a family of three.
Mike, his partner, Michelle and their daughter Mandu.
Keeper Jo Hawthorn knows them really well.
I've looked after them from day one.
I've done everything with them,
throughout their lives here at Longleat.
So they're very dear to my heart. But they do keep me very busy.
The family live in what's called a open enclosure,
there's no fence or barrier to keep them in. In the wild,
marmosets have their own territories, and they naturally tend
to stay inside them.
To encourage that behaviour here, Jo has used food to train them.
It's basically done through feeding them, at different times
throughout the day at different feed stations and sticking to a routine.
Obviously, like any other animal, they're quite food orientated.
But recently the routine has been upset because there are big changes
happening next door to the marmoset enclosure.
Quite excited because we've got a new area being built at the moment around
the old marmoset house and it's been quite busy with
builders and things going on that I haven't been able to let them out
because they'd be over there helping the builders
and I don't think they'd appreciate that too much.
So basically we have to keep them occupied in the house.
However, the building has stopped for a few weeks now so it's a perfect
opportunity now the weather's nice to let them out for a bit.
This is great news for the marmosets but it's going to be a nerve-racking
time for Jo. She's worried they might have forgotten their training
and that her worse nightmare will come true.
Just as it did three years ago when young Mandu escaped.
I wasn't here at the time, I was over in old Joe's mine,
but there was a loud bang or something, a noise of some sort
and she got quite scared and basically disappeared.
I waited until the end of the day, stood at the top of the parrot seat
In case of emergencies Jo has trained the marmosets to come
to her when she blows a whistle but the question was,
would Mandu remember what to do?
For two days and nights Jo blew that whistle and searched
high and low but there was no sign of little Mandu.
The keeper in charge, Darren Beasley,
was getting more and more worried.
I was ever so concerned at that point because to have the decision
to leave an animal out overnight is a heck of a worry,
there are foxes and buzzards and all sorts of things around here.
Darren and Jo began to fear that Mandu had gone for ever
but finally, on the third day, Jo heard a noise.
I could hear her calling, she was down where the boats are.
I think she'd got down there, got stuck, got scared.
Mandu was somewhere high in the trees and that's
when the whistle training paid off.
With the whistle, absolutely perfect.
It proved to me it does work
because I sat down with the whistle and she actually found me.
She found me through the whistle.
But now the marmosets haven't practiced their training for weeks
because they've been kept indoors
while the building work was going on.
Jo is about to let them out, so will young Mandu disappear again?
Stay tuned to find out.
As soon as someone mentions baby animals I think cute,
I think cuddly, I think soft.
But what happens when the baby animal is born with fangs and venom?
I'll show you what happens, this!
-Come on. I need a hand here.
Gemma, we're doing spiders.
We sure are today. So what's the idea?
Here we have Rosie, she's mum to our two spiderlings here
and they need lots of handling
so hopefully you're here to help me handle some of the babies today.
Cos you do let people come and handle spiders,
so is the idea just to get the little ones used to it?
The adults have been handled for many years now but the spiderlings,
obviously because they're so young, still need lots and lots of
handling just so they don't become too aggressive when they're older.
That's really great to hear, thanks, Gem.
Here's Chilli, we'll pick Chilli up.
Gently move her onto your hand.
I have an idea, one second.
This is finger-cam, so when I put Chilli onto my hand
you'll be able to see her nice and closely.
Finger-cam's in place.
I did say some babies are born with fangs and venom,
do I need to be aware of anything, am I safe here, Gem?
You are perfectly safe with our tarantulas.
The venom that they've got is not enough to hurry anybody,
you're absolutely fine.
There you go.
Now at two years old, how much handling does a spiderling get?
We actually handle our spiderlings every day.
So they're not too bad but obviously it is just passing them
around as well that they need to get used to.
-She's got some great colourings as well on the top.
Really light cos mum is a great colour all over,
but she's got a little bit of colour on her there.
When they shed their skin they go completely pink, completely bright,
ever so pretty, which is why Rosie here is such a nice colour.
Because she's recently shed her skin. We've got some skins here
as well for you to look at.
I'll put Chilli down.
So is this from Rosie?
Yes, this one here is Rosie's, so underneath you can see her fangs.
Wow! Are they sharp?
-So soft, it's like velvet, isn't it?
But the fangs don't feel much harder.
They won't at the moment, because it is just really the shell.
But if we flip her up the right way...
Look at that inside, that's amazing.
This top bit here is called the thorax.
When they shed their skin they turn themselves upside down,
this bit here, the thorax, just pops off and the new spider comes
out of just this but here so it brings each individual leg out.
And that top pops off?
Yes, this is the thorax I was talking about,
-starting to look like a spider again.
Gem, it's been brilliant to meet the Chilli and Rosie family,
and I have to say, seeing that, I've just had a shed load of fun.
Yeah, very good!?
Our Roar Rangers today are sisters.
Eleanor is 11 and Izzy is 8.
I want to be a Roar Ranger because I love animals,
I am an animal and I love wolves.
My favourite animal in the world is a leopard.
I'd love just to go up to one and cuddle it. That would be nice.
But of course you can't.
Try to cuddle any of those A-list predators
and you're likely to end up as lunch.
The sisters love their pet hamsters
but there must be some animals that are both exciting and cuddly.
Who knows, maybe the Roar Rangers will track them down today?
There it is!
"Izzy and Eleanor, you are going to be pygmy goat keepers.
"It's time to jump around."
The pygmy goats live up in the East Africa reserve,
where keeper Bev Evans looks after them.
Follow me. Push through the gate.
-There they are.
-Yeah, there's a bit of poo on the floor.
Sorry about that.
They've now got 19 pygmy goats here, because, recently,
three of the nanny goats had five kids between them.
In the same week.
We'll be meeting them later, but now there is work to do.
Right, what we've got to do today, girls, is move our hay rack,
which I'll do.
Got to watch him, cos he's naughty.
And then clean up the pooey bit underneath,
and fill it up with hay again.
OK, so if I get you to hold onto these bags,
so Poppadom doesn't tip it over.
-You got that, girls?
-And I'll move this hay rack out the way.
OK, OK, stop.
Pygmy goats are known for being playful,
and this one, called Poppadom, is especially famous.
Right, I got two jobs.
I've got a raker, and someone picking up the poo with the gloves.
-Does anyone have a preference?
-She's the poo!
-I don't mind.
-OK, if you want to put those gloves on for me, Eleanor.
-What a star!
If only all big sisters were like that.
I'm also the poo-thrower, Izzy.
Or maybe not.
-Give it a good rake.
-So do I just scoop it with my hands?
-Yes, and stick it in this bag for me.
Actually, goat's poo isn't so bad.
It comes out as nice dry pellets.
-Go back in, please.
Did you do this?
Eleanor's a big poo picker!
Uh-oh. It started to rain. Better get a move on.
Do they mind much about getting wet?
Goats, they do run for the shelter every time it looks like it's
going to rain, but some of them are quite hairy,
so they don't tend to get too wet if it does rain.
Are they from a very wet environment
or is it quite dry where they come from?
These are African pygmy goats so it is quite hot and warm out there,
but these are a domestic breed, so these guys have never,
obviously, been out to Africa. They were all born in England.
OK, follow me, we'll get some more hay. If I give you...
This is the fresh hay, OK? We can't mix it up with the pooey hay.
We got to make sure it's the right hay, which is that one.
And what we'll do is stick it...
If you bring it down here, we'll top up this hay rack. OK?
-That's a big one. Excellent.
Perfect. That's that job done, in the nick of time.
And the only shelter here is the goat shed.
Still, it's a chance to meet one of the youngsters.
But, the Roar Rangers still have important work to do
with all the new kids on the block.
We'll be back with them later, when it stops raining.
Do not adjust your TV screens.
This is actually me, Johny Pitts, not some weird psychedelic clown.
You're looking at me through a thermal imaging camera,
which is heat sensitive, and is held by our assistant producer, Jamie.
Earlier in the series, we used the thermal imaging camera
on the sea lions, the vultures, the giraffe,
and the rhino, to find out how each of them keep their heat inside.
But now I am with Darren Beasley,
and one of the biggest cold-blooded creatures in the Park.
-Who've we got here?
-This is Diego, Johny, and he's an Argentine tegu.
A bit wriggly at the minute, as well.
So, I'm right in believing that all lizards are cold-blooded?
Reptiles, cold-blooded. They can't make their own heat internally,
so they have to soak it up from the sunshine.
That's amazing. So, if we look at this fellow
through our thermal imaging camera,
we should see, let's have a look
Claire, our researcher, is holding a monitor,
-and we can actually see that he's not glowing up like we are.
That's cos he's cold-blooded.
Totally, Johny. Whereas you've had your breakfast this morning,
so your body's making its own heat, you know,
you feel warm on the inside, and you can see it on the outside.
Because he's away from his lamp, we have basking lamps from which
is fake sunshine, he would normally be nice and toasty, really warm.
Because he's away from it, instantly,
he cools down, which is why reptiles don't like cold weather.
They really need that hot sunshine.
And with this guy, here, he's feeling cool to the touch
because he can't make his own heat. You feel that?
Yes, that's incredible, because if I touch your skin, warm.
When I touch him, yeah, he's a lot cooler. That's incredible.
So, can we look at some warm blooded animals to see the difference?
No problem. We'll pop out and look at the guinea pigs.
I'll bring Diego with us, if you don't mind, for a little walk.
Will he be all right? He's not going to get too cold?
No, he's fine. He's snuggled up to me. I'm quite warm.
The camera's telling us we're warm,
and we'll only be out for a couple of minutes.
Don't lizards shiver at all when they get cold?
No, lizards don't. That's a mammal thing, really.
And here we've got the guinea pigs, you know, if they were cold,
they would shiver, but they're not going to be cold, because, look,
they've got the fur. They've got the way of keeping warm.
What's interesting is that they're not showing up as red either,
but what's this green colour?
-Is that the warm?
-That is warm. Can you see right in the middle?
See the splodge, there? That's the internal organs.
That's the bit inside that keeps them warm.
By eating that bit of broccoli, and that bit of green food, there,
it's generating the energy to keep itself warm.
Now, lizards do do that.
Their food helps them a little bit, but the external heat, no,
they need to be protected, they need that fur coat,
that's what keeps them nice and warm.
And you can see he looks one colour on the outside, but inside,
all those important bits, they are nice and toasty, nice and warm.
We're similar to guinea pigs, because we're warm blooded animals.
When mammals, we're warm blooded, we can make our own heat, you know,
we use our food and also, as well, with these guys is, that they really,
I suppose, they really don't rely on the sunshine like the lizards do.
They like a bit of sunshine, but they need the food,
and they can make their own heat.
This one, he needs to go in his lamp, now, because he needs the heat.
Well, Darren, we better get him back in the nice warm room.
Well, thank you so much. What an interesting experiment. Bye.
Back with the marmoset family,
and keeper Jo Hawthorne is about to let them out of their own enclosure.
There is no fence to stop them escaping,
instead, the keeper's rely on the training they've done with food
and the marmosets' natural instinct to stay in their own territory.
But, it's been weeks since they were last outside,
and young Mandu has run-off before.
I'm going to let them out, now.
So, I'm not, kind of, encouraging them
to go in too big an area to start with, so, and just keeping them
across the rope, here, and maybe this platform over here.
But, certainly nowhere near that way.
They've got some nice stuff, here, this morning.
This got some gum, which they absolutely love.
They do cartwheels for that.
And, we've got some nice tasty meal worms, here.
So, this is plenty enough to keep them
from getting any funny ideas, from running off anywhere.
Hey, guys! You love your gum, don't you?
Come on then.
This gum basically mimics the gum that they would
get from the trees in the wild.
It's really sticky and really sweet.
So, this is basically saying, you know, you can come over here
and get your meal worms, guys, but, you know, it will keep them
in this specific area.
I think this is plenty a big enough playground for them, today,
without them getting into mischief anywhere else, hopefully.
But, the treats don't last long,
and soon the family are jumping around,
making the most of the great outdoors.
If anyone is going to run off, now is the time they'll do it.
But, by the end of the day it looks like the marmosets'
instincts are still strong, and they remembered their training,
because, yes, they're all still here, safe and sound.
-Which animal makes other animals yawn?
-I don't know.
I can't remember.
-A wild boar.
-A wild boar
What do sheep do on a sunny day?
Have a baaarbecue.
Ooh, ooh, ah, ah, ooh, ooh, ah, ah.
What's an insect's favourite game?
Apparently, warthogs are intelligent animals,
particularly when it comes to solving problems about their food.
Well, I've come down to the warthog enclosure,
-now, with the keeper, Andy. Hi, Andy.
And I hear we are going to do
-a bit of problem solving with the warthogs. Is that right?
-We are just going to play around with this bottle.
We put some apples in some holes.
And we are going to see if the boys will roll this around.
There they are, up there.
You see the boys? Three of them are lined up over there.
-Hang on, hang on. With them horns am I safe in here?
You are pretty safe. I mean, they look pretty fearsome, but...
they are naturally, they are a prey animal,
-so naturally they are quite shy.
But, back them into a corner, they'll come after you, no problem.
Well, we're not going to be doing that, OK.
-So you put some apples in a jar.
-Now, we said before they love apples.
-Do they really love apples?
-They really do love apples.
-Will they do anything for those apples?
-I do hope so.
-So, if we leave this here.
Cos, they are quite close.
So, if we back off this way.
All right, let's do that, then, cos they are coming up quite close.
-And now they are going over to that bottle feeder.
It's just takes them a little bit of time, and, normally, you know,
we don't spend a lot of time in here with them.
-There we go.
-He's rolling it around.
Ah, look at that, Andy.
He's gone for it and he's knocked it with his tusk.
Now, no harm's going to be done to him, there, is it?
-With that tusk and bottle.
I think if he did get it stuck on his tusk the bottle was definitely
going to come off worse than him. It's just a plastic bottle.
-But you can see he's shoving it around a treat, now.
And he's just got himself an apple and hasn't let go of the bottle,
so, therefore, he's kind of figured it out, hasn't he?
Yes. It doesn't take him long at all.
But, they are smart. They are a member of the pig family.
Now, normally. Look at that! The way he's hitting that with his tusk.
Is he seeing that as a toy or is he just desperate for that last apple?
-I think he's desperate for that last apple, and I think that.
Look at that! He's got the last apple, and he's off. It's like,
"I'm not interested in the bottle any more."
-No, job done.
-And what about brotherly love?
Was it a case of, "My bro wants the apples.
"I'll leave him to have them." They weren't too bothered,
or not bright enough, maybe, to figure it out?
-There's definitely a pecking order in here.
So he is probably the highest-ranking animal in here.
So, "They're my apples! Stay away!" Kind of touch.
Or else, or else you're going to cop it,
so, yeah, he definitely runs the show.
Andy, I've got to say, they figured that out pretty quickly,
-They are smart boys.
-They've got it all, brains and beauty.
-You must be jealous.
Calling all gamers.
Here's today's cheat code
for the Roar game on the CBBC website.
How is your park doing? Don't forget,
the key to success is to get
as many cheat codes as you can,
and, to check up
on your animals everyday.
Our Roar Rangers would love to get close to their favourite
animals, who'd probably love to get close to them, too.
But, now that it has stopped raining,
Izzy and Eleanor are about to experience something really
scary, a whole herd of African pygmy goats in a feeding frenzy.
OK, girls, we've got nuts to feed them.
If I give Eleanor, cos you're nice and tall, the bucket.
If you guys just want to walk along and sprinkle.
-And the goats, if you could give them a shout, "Goats".
-Come on, goats!
-Goats, goats, goats!
In the bucket are pony nuts,
a healthy treat made out of compressed grass.
The goats go wild for them.
Yeah, just sprinkle it about for them,
-Come on, goats!
-Do the babies eat solid foods?
-Not yet, no.
They are nibbling at a few things,
but they are still drinking their mum's milk a lot, at the moment.
I'm being attacked. I'm under attack. There you go. There you go.
-Come on, goats!
-Come on, ouch!
Actually, the girls are in no danger.
Pygmy goats are friendly and rarely grow taller than half a metre.
In fact, they can be as wide as they are tall.
Ooh, ah! I'm under attack!
Drop the buckets! Drop the buckets! Drop the bucket and run!
The bucket's empty
so now the adults are busy looking for all the scattered pony nuts.
-I've got a bit of an extra treat for you, if you want.
-You can probably hold a goat.
-So, have you ever held a goat before?
OK, all you need to do is to make sure that the, that's it,
if you put your legs.
Your hands underneath, and if you've got him nice and tight,
if you've got him tight he won't wriggle.
-Are you all right, there, Eleanor, yeah?
-Well, you've got Jerry.
And this, Izzy, is Butler. Well done.
These little ones are only about 2 1/2 weeks old.
-And they are two little boys.
He's just so lovely. I love his little fur, you could just get...
You could cuddle him for ever and ever. Nyah!
I think that if I nuzzle my head into his fur then...
Don't look now, but I think Eleanor
and Izzy have just fallen in love. Ah!
-He's quite heavy, but then he's really cuddly and soft.
But, eventually, the Roar Rangers have to let the kids go.
-He just farted.
-He just farted on me.
And, as they say, parping is such sweet sorrow.
Eleanor and Izzy wanted to get one of the fierce
and awesome predators,
so what did they make of the biggest softies in the Park?
The girls did very well, actually. I was really pleased with them.
They didn't mind getting their hands dirty, very practical,
good around the goats, actually, to be honest,
cos the gates can be very, very naughty.
Even though they did wriggle a tiny bit,
they're still really soft and very and cute to hold onto.
It was absolutely fantastic being pygmy goat keepers.
They were really small and cute,
and I just wanted to put one in my pocket and take it home.
It is time for us to leave you, but we couldn't miss this.
Mark has very kindly let us come up and watch the vultures getting fed.
Look, they're just shredding that piece of meat,
Mark. This is amazing!
It looks really gruesome, Mark.
It's pretty good, isn't it?
Ha, ha, you're such a bloke.
I mean, it's quite amazing to watch them, now. I mean,
they're taking no prisoners. Are they quite greedy animals?
Will they just eat, and get out of the way, quickly as possible?
Well, that's the thing, yes. They have to eat as quickly as possible,
because, obviously, in the wild there would be competition,
i.e. hyenas, and a hyena would definitely scare them off the prey,
so they have to get in there really fast,
and if you look at the base of their necks,
they've got what's called a crop.
And it stretches.
It's very elastic, so they can stuff it full of meat and then go off
and digest it slowly at their leisure.
Now, will these vultures eat anything that's dead?
Even if it's been there for like a week or so, would they still eat it?
-So they must have really strong stomachs, then.
Strong stomachs and no sense of smell.
Well, you know what? It looks like these vultures are full to the brim.
But if you're hungry for more Roar,
feast your eyes on what's coming up on the next episode.
We've got a tongue twisting test lined up for the giraffes.
Over half the flamingo chicks have died.
We'll find out if the rest still have a chance.
And, a weird and wonderful animal is arriving.
OK, it's got a head like a baseball bat,
a tongue as long as your arm, and a preposterous tail, but what is it?
Find out next time on Roar.
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