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Today on ROAR, we've got the cutest babies, the fiercest animals,
and the scariest moments.
All you have to do is buckle up and enjoy the ride.
Hello and welcome to ROAR. I'm Rani.
And I'm Johny and it's the last show in the current series so we thought
we'd pop down to Seal Beach to meet the park's noisiest animals.
I think they are actually louder than me, but it's OK because we've
got loads to shout about today. We're bringing you the best
bits of the series, and here's what's coming up.
You're definitely louder, Rani.
Ow, ow, ow, ow.
Remember these? The biggest showoffs in the park.
But which parrot has got talent?
We've got poo and lots of it when our ROAR Rangers get down and dirty.
It doesn't smell that bad really.
And I'll be catching up with my favourite animals, the baby otters,
but how are they doing now?
This dude here is Archie, he's a South American macaw
and like all parrots, he's really, really small.
These guys are also great performers,
and here at the park they do shows regularly.
That's right. Earlier on in the series we thought
it would be a good idea to see which parrot was the best performer.
Hello and welcome to the parrot talent show,
the show that's hoping to find Longleat's most talented parrot.
That's right, Johny, so let's get this talent show on the road.
Come on in, John, with your first parrot.
OK. Good afternoon, judges. This is Matilda.
-She's actually going to count.
-Well, this is going to be really
interesting to see. I hope Matilda pulls this off.
OK. So before we get started I actually need a number between
-one and five, so Johny.
OK, three, so let's try that.
Matilda, are you ready for this?
Can we please have three bell rings?
You ready for this? Can we have three?
MATILDA RINGS BELL TWICE
-Do you want another go at this, John?
-Bit of stage fright.
Let's give Matilda one more go. Come on, Matilda.
You've got everyone rooting for you here, darling.
They're being kind. They're going to give us another chance.
Can we have, ready, can we have three bell rings? Go.
MATILDA RINGS BELL SIX TIMES
The next parrot.
Now this is Jake and he's not going to do any counting.
-He's actually going to drive a car.
-Jake has his licence and he's going
to be driving a car. Well, this sounds really impressive.
Obviously it's not going to be a fully-sized car.
He actually owns his very own parrot sports car. Oh, yes.
Jake, are you going to go for a bit of a spin in your car, mate?
Go on then, Jake. Come all the way down the table.
CANNED CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-You, Jake, are what this competition is all about.
It's like he came out and I was so nervous when I saw that car.
He just looks like a regular parrot,
and then he just started to drive the vehicle.
Difficult act to follow. Who have we got coming up next?
Bobby, right on the end here.
Bobby is actually going to do an impression.
He's going to do an impression of a fruit bat.
Jake's trying to upstage his mate. I don't know if you can see that.
Jake's actually completely upstaging Bobby.
Bobby, don't stand for that.
Are you going to do yours as well? You can't let Jake upstage you.
Oh, there we go. Wow.
I thought that was great, Rani.
You see, for me,
I just don't think his heart was in it.
Thanks, John. We're going to take a little bit of time now.
We're going to have a think about the acts.
Heya, John, we're going to put you out of your misery
but there can only be one winner,
so we can reveal the winner of the parrot talent show is...
You know, in the end, you squawked it.
You were beak and claws above the rest,
and you certainly proved you are not a bird brain,
so you are the winner of today's competition.
This series we've had some great ROAR Rangers.
They've all been animal mad,
but sometimes working with animals can be quite scary.
Rangers Rignit and Tanya were a little nervous when they went to meet
the tigers for the very first time.
Right, what we'll do first, I've introduce you to the tigers,
now we'll get down to her. OK. So if we stop here...
Told you they weren't friendly.
-Quite impressive, aren't they?
I'm a bit scared because they are quite grumpy and roaring at us.
And I don't think they really want us here.
I felt a bit nervous because they were just jumping at us.
But our rangers soon overcame their fear and under the expert supervision
of big cat keeper Bob, amazingly, they got
brave enough to feed the tigers.
Shall we do her first because she's that bit... come on.
If you just hold the stick, right.
Hold it very tight.
Is that a good grip? Yeah, that's it.
Just place it in there and she'll take it off the stick.
Don't let go of the stick though.
Bit further. That's it.
You've just fed a tiger.
Do you want to have a go?
Nice tight grip. See if she takes it.
She's taller than you, isn't she?
It has been a dream for me cos they're my favourite animal
and cos they're quite endangered, there aren't many left in the wild
so it's good to have a chance to see them now before they're all gone.
Rignit and Tanya did really well, but for many people,
it's not just the big fierce animals that are scary,
it's the creepy crawly ones too, as rangers Izzy and Eleanor found out.
-So do you guys like spiders?
A fear of spiders is called arachnophobia
and many people have it.
Right up here, this is Charlotte,
and Charlotte is our Chilean rose tarantula.
-Oh, my word.
-She's very friendly.
She's just sitting in here.
And we'll just gently scoop her up onto our hand.
Don't worry, Eleanor, it's OK.
Oh, it's the thing from my nightmares.
Would you like to hold it? If you put two hands side by side
for me, just like that, and I'll just gently put her on you.
-Keep your hand nice and still.
-She won't bite me, will she?
No. She's very friendly. She's very well used to being handled.
Izzy wasn't too nervous,
and Eleanor wasn't too sure.
-Would you like to try, like to get over your phobia?
Maybe if you hold her still I might.
Would you like to try touching her leg?
-That's actually quite soft.
-Not too bad.
I'm shaking hands with a tarantula.
That's kind of...
If someone told me,
"how would you like to shake hands with a tarantula?"
I would have been "ugh", but it's not too bad.
I thought her hairs would be spiky.
She feels soft as a teddy bear.
Just like a mouse with more legs.
Now it's not only the ROAR Rangers that have to overcome
their fears in the park, is it, Rani?
I don't know what you're talking about.
I'm not scared of anything. Is it safe?
-Yes. Come out.
-OK, Johny, well, I have one word to say to you.
Now, you know a lot about butterflies, don't you?
I do, yeah.
And should I be scared of them? Because I am, I really am.
No. There's absolutely nothing to be scared of.
I'm sorry, I don't understand, why are you so scared?
-What is it?
-I know they're small, I know people said they look pretty,
but for me, I think it's more a case of them...
they're mindless, they'll just fly at you and land on you,
and they're like big moths, really, and moths are horrible as well,
and I just think that they attack you and I don't like them,
I don't trust them, they're like alien-like.
-I'm not a fan.
-OK. All right.
Well, we're hopefully going to get you over this today.
-So shall I try and hold one?
-Yeah. You can try that one there.
Honestly, to anyone watching at home, he's always having a laugh, honestly,
I am, I don't trust these things so this is quite a big moment for me.
If you see a butterfly in the wild, it's best not to touch it
because unless you have been taught how, you may damage their wings.
So what you want to do, remember,
is just get behind the wings and push them together.
So get behind the wings and push them together.
It's just so the butterfly can't damage itself as well.
-Is he OK?
-Put him on your hand.
-When he's ready, he'll fly.
And he's off. Freedom.
-That was incredible.
Do you know, I think I need a hug after that.
-Thank you so much.
I may have got into a bit of a flap with the butterflies,
but Rani wasn't so brave with the stick insects.
Hello and welcome to ROAR. I'm Rani.
And I'm Johny and I'm testing Rani's fear of all things creepy crawly.
I'm so brave. I'm so brave.
-Go on, Johny, stick another one on me.
-There you go.
-Is it on? Is it on?
-Is it on?
-Not quite yet.
It's going up my arm! It's going up my arm!
You'd better get on with the show, get on with the show.
'Whilst I may be a bit frightened of creepy crawlies,
'at least I'm not batty like Johny.'
You might wonder why I'm blushing a little bit. It's because I'm
here in the bat enclosure so I've caught up with head keeper Darren
to feed the fruit bats and it's a little bit mental in here, Darren.
Why are they going so kind of mad?
Just like you and me when it's dinner time, really.
They're excited. We're going to give them some of their fruit.
These are Egyptian fruit bats and they've got no manners
and no patience, I'm afraid.
Whoa! I've got a bat on me.
I have actually got a bat on me. Is he all right?
He's fine but he's obviously coming down for a bit of food.
He says you're here. He says you're
a nice, handy warm tree to hang on while he gets a bit of grub, look.
Where do fish go on holiday?
THEY IMITATE DOGS
How do you take a pig to hospital?
In a hambulance.
What do you get when you cross a skunk with a bear?
-I don't know.
-Winnie the Pooh.
Time now to sit back and just go gooey,
because there's been a baby boom here at the safari park,
and this series we've managed to film all of them. Remember these?
MUSIC: "Just Can't Get Enough" by The Saturdays
But perhaps the cutest babies of the lot
were the baby otters Kaseem and Sumali.
When they were born their mum Rosie couldn't look after them,
so the keepers had to step in and hand-rear them.
For a while their lives were hanging by a thread,
but they turned out to be two little fighters
and went from strength to strength.
We've weighed them.
Working on ROAR I've seen some cute things in my time
but they're up there, definitely top five.
And I even helped teach them how to swim.
Each week they just got stronger and stronger with foster mum Bev
keeping a motherly eye on them.
But there was a nerve-wracking moment
when they were first re-introduced to their parents, Romeo and Rosie.
The pups are now eight months old
and Johny's got an important reunion.
I couldn't come down here without checking up on those incredibly
cute baby otters and their former surrogate mum, Bev.
They've got a brand new enclosure. Bev, how you doing?
-Fine, thank you. Yeah.
-So when did this happen?
It hasn't been here that long at all and of course we've got
Rosie and Romeo and Sumali and Kaseem in here, all together.
You know what so bizarre is that I couldn't tell them apart now.
The last time I came down, they were little, tiny cute babies
and they've grown up so quickly. So do you think they're friends
-or do they know it's mum and dad and son and daughter?
know that's the bond, they know that's mum and dad, hopefully.
They all cuddle up together and everything, so yeah, it's great.
Bev, you know what, they're still so incredibly cute.
-You're not their mum any more though. Do you miss that?
We still have quite a strong bond.
If I go in the enclosure they still come running over to me.
So I think they do recognise my voice,
but it's good that they're back with mum and dad.
They seem to be getting on really well and all your hard work
has paid off. I feel like, I don't know, a bit useless now.
-Can I still come down and see them?
-Yeah. You can come down
and see them, give them some food as well, if you like.
Thank you, Bev. What a happy ending.
Now, on the last series of ROAR,
we've met some fab animals like Gerry the baby pygmy goat
but we've also had some super Ask The Keeper sessions.
We've had questions that have been easy, some that have been hard
and the killer questions, well, they were all impossible
and some were quite ridiculous.
Here's some we're proud of. All right, eager beaver.
Come on, then. Right then, guys, are we ready to ask the killer question?
-Do we think Andy's going to get it right?
All right then, Andy, it's your chance to prove this lot wrong.
Here is your killer question.
The Eiffel Tower stands at 324 metres.
How many full grown average male giraffes standing on top of each
other would it take to be level?
It's the most ridiculous question ever!
-Is that your final answer?
-That is my only answer.
Take 61 male giraffes standing on top of each other to be level with
-the Eiffel Tower.
-That was close.
You were close, Andy, but you were still wrong.
It was close. I'm sticking with it was close.
The average python can grow to 1.5 metres.
How many fully grown pythons stretched end to end would it take
to fill the entire length of the London marathon?
I'm afraid I really don't know the answer to your killer question.
I will guess, I will say 1,000.
Well, the correct answer is actually 28,130.
I can't believe I said 1,000 now. Why did I say 1,000?
Sarah, if a tegu were to say "tengo hambre" to you, that's Spanish,
what would he be meaning?
Obviously Spanish cos he's Argentinian.
What would he be saying?
I'm going to guess, I have no idea, because I don't speak Spanish,
but I'm going to guess "I'm hungry" since you're feeding.
You're right. How did you get that one right?
-Yeah. A round of applause for Sarah, guys.
OK, all you gamers, it's the last cheat code for the current series
and it's, wait for it, blizzard17.
Type that in and see what you get.
Treats, new animals or even a new enclosure.
This is heavy. Being a keeper at the safari park is no bed of roses.
More often than not it's a barrow of poo.
Loads of animals equals loads of mucking out.
So when our ROAR Rangers come to help out,
there is one job they are sure to get.
Couldn't have put it better.
When rangers Izzy and Eleanor came along to help keeper Bev
out with the tapirs, they knew what was coming up.
-Start off on the worst job, I'm afraid, today.
Yes. It's poo-related, I'm afraid.
-If you're ready for a bit of pooper scooping...
-Excellent. Follow me.
Right, OK. We haven't got too much poo today.
It's just that big lump of brown down there.
This wasn't normal poo. It was wet poo.
The keepers have to clean the pond out every day to keep it fresh.
That's a lot of poo.
It is a lot of poo but to be honest we've had it cleaned out
this morning, this pond, and that's only one poo. She's a big girl.
You'll meet her in a bit. So she does poo a lot during the day.
So how much do they eat to do all this poo?
Well, at the moment she's grazing at the grass all day cos it's summer,
so she's eating, oh, my gosh. She's eating quite a lot.
It's on my hand!
-A bit like a cow.
-It's on my hand.
Oh, no. She is like a cow, yeah.
Or more like a horse.
Can I wipe this on the grass or something?
You can, yes, I would, if you find somewhere clean.
-You've got tapir poo on your hand.
OK, don't come near me.
Would you like a hug, Eleanor?
-No, thank you, Izzy.
-No hugs but a good hand clean followed.
JOHNY: 'Ranger Toby was train and animal mad but he wasn't too sure
'what to expect when he met up with keeper Corin.'
I hear you're going to be helping me today.
-We're going to head into the wallabies.
First of all you're going to need these.
When the gloves came out, it could only mean one thing.
So what I want you to do, if you come with me and have a look, see if
we can find some wallabies, collect some of their poo and put it in
-the pot here.
Why do we have to collect poo and put it in there?
Right, well, what we do is we send the poo off that we collect and it
goes to a laboratory and they do an analysis on it and see how many
like worms, sort of eggs they can find and this basically indicates
how healthy the wallabies are.
Right, so Toby, shall we get off and collect some poo?
All the stuff you can see here, this is all wallaby poo
but this is all quite dry.
What we need to find is some stuff that looks exactly like that but
kind of nice and a bit wet, bit nice and fresh, the fresher the better.
What about this one then?
Well, done, Toby. I reckon that's a very good fresh
sample, so if you want to use the pot and scoop it up if you can.
Brilliant. That's our first sample then.
It doesn't smell that bad really.
It doesn't smell like "bleugh"!
Toby was fortunate.
His poo job was small and smell-free.
Rangers George and Nicole weren't so lucky.
They got some of the biggest pooers in the park, the rhinos.
In there and I want to see you shovelling.
Come on, Nicole, you can do it.
That's it. I'll just stand and shout encouragement.
Each rhino does a barrel-load of dung a day
so it's important to shovel it up regularly.
It smells of fish oil.
It smells very strong actually.
-Yeah. It is really strong, isn't it?
-Come on, in the wheelbarrow.
Go on then, Nicole, are you going to get that one? That's a biggie.
-That one's heavy.
-Go on. Go on.
-She's getting a bit braver now with poo.
-She's getting good now.
You're very professional at this.
I've done it for a long, long time.
Nobody can shovel poo like me.
George was a better poo shoveller.
Actually, Andy was the best though.
Now the keepers are always looking for new ways to keep their animals
entertained and we're always trying to help them. Remember Robo Zebra?
Well, this is all that's left of him
after a couple of sessions with the park's predators.
We wanted to test out how the top predators hunted,
so our remote controlled car
started his life as Robo Deer when we put him in with the wolf pack.
Right, so OK, he's moving.
Robo deer is moving. Yeah, look, they're all following it.
Look at this,
you would not want that pack of wolves after you, would you?
No. I certainly wouldn't.
I think I've lost control of Robo Deer. Oh, he's gone off-road.
I can't get in him to move any more.
'Whilst the wolves were interested,
'none of them were brave enough to attack.
'But that wasn't the story when we put him in with the lion pride,
'disguised as Robo Zebra.'
-Are we ready to go?
-I think we're ready.
Come on then, guys, let's take it away.
I'm quite nervous for him.
Oh, no, they're coming, quick.
A bit faster, guys.
Are they're going to get him?
I thought they might be a bit scared. No, no, no, no!
They've got Robo Zebra!
Oh, no! No, let's go back and have a look.
So who got him there?
That was Jaz that got him that time.
I notice that's quite interesting, they've gone for
-the tyre, the soft part.
-Is that what they do with their prey?
They go for like the vulnerable parts of the prey.
Yeah. They would go for the neck first
to try and suffocate and strangulate.
Yeah, they definitely go for those bits there.
The soft part, that's incredible. Well, listen, I think they made
really short work of Robo Deer.
Alas, I knew him well.
It's RIP. This could be the last time we ever see Mr Robo Zebra.
Well, we've come to the end of the show,
which actually means the end of the current series.
But it's not all bad news because before we leave you,
we've popped down to the big cat section
to meet a new arrival and it's dead exciting.
OK. Deputy head warden Ian Turner, do the introductions.
-Who's the newbie here?
-The newbie is the new male lion, Nibbler.
Look at that mane.
He's settled in really well and mixed really good so we're very
pleased with him and he's got two special girlfriends.
So, Ian, if they're mixing really well, what could that mean?
That could mean, hopefully, cubs are not very far away.
-That's really good news.
And you've got all these lionesses all lined up here looking at me a
bit scarily. How can you tell if they're pregnant?
Literally just by the size. They get just that little bit bigger.
So you can't go up and say "Ooh, you've got a baby".
-No, Rani, no.
-So you think two of them are pregnant?
Two of them he's been really friendly with and hopefully
-both of those are pregnant, yeah.
-That is such great news.
So they might be here in time for the next series.
Hopefully. Fingers crossed!
Oh, absolutely. Got to cross them all.
Well, congratulations, Ian. And join us on the next series for more new
-arrivals, new babies, so until then, see you.
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