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Today on Roar, a baby wallaby abandoned by his mother

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is being hand-reared by the keepers.

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And I'm going up to see him for the very first time.

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-Hello and welcome to Roar. I'm Johny.

-And I'm Rani.

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And just behind us here

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are the very impressive ankole cattle.

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Just look at the size of their horns!

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They are incredible, aren't they? Did you know, in Africa,

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where they are from, people hang their clothes to dry on their horns?

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It's a really good way of drying clothes.

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My coat's a bit wet, I might just dry my coat. That's a good idea...

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Rani, I was only kidding. We'd better get on with the show.

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-But it is wet.

-Don't do it.

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Coming up, our Roar Ranger may be a karate king but how brave will he be

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when he meets Nico the silverback gorilla?

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I'm just amazed because he is a lot bigger than I thought.

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They're small, they're fluffy and they're as cute as cute can be.

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Today, the meerkat babies must face the dangers of the outside world.

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And Diego the tegu is licking his lips over his buffet breakfast.

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But will he be a salad or a raw meat man?

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We're starting off today's show down at Jungle Kingdom,

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where there's been some really exciting news.

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A litter of tiny meerkat babies has been born -

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not just a few, but six of them.

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No-one is more excited than keeper Cat.

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When one of your animals has a baby, you've got that temperament

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of guarding them and making sure that they are OK.

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When you come in every morning, it is a gasp before you count that

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you've still got six and that all of them are still there.

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In the wild, meerkats usually only have litters of two to four pups,

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as they are called.

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So six is a big number for Mum to look after.

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Mum has been really, really good. She's quite protective,

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but she is not overprotective. She will let the mob come in

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and just have a little bit of a look around with the babies.

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But she's got that perfect kind of rearing skill.

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The pups are now five weeks old and at this age in the wild

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they would be leaving their den for the first time. So Cat has decided

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today is the day for these little ones to leave the house

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and visit the great outdoors.

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This is the time they would start coming out,

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having a forage round, staying quite close to the burrow entrance,

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and the time that Mum would go off foraging by herself.

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It's going to be a big day for the baby meerkats and for keeper Cat.

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They will come out to such a big environment.

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I do have a few butterflies in my stomach this morning, I must admit.

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In the wild, hawks and eagles would prey on meerkats.

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Mum and the mob will keep their eyes peeled when the babies go outside.

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Join us later to see how it goes.

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# Today I don't feel like doing anything... #

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Meerkats, like humans, love sunbathing.

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But did you know, also like humans,

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they will get out of bed much later on cold and rainy days?

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# Nothing at all. #

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Who can blame them?

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What do you call a rich rabbit?

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A million-hare.

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-Purr.

-Purr.

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What do you call a girl with a frog in her hair?

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Lily.

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Hee-haw, hee-haw, hee-haw, hee-haw.

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What do you call something that's big, grey, beautiful,

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and wears glass slippers?

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Um... Something grey?

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Cinder-elephant.

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ALL LAUGH

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Last time on Roar, we told the story of Joseph the baby wallaby,

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who had been abandoned by his mother. No-one knows why.

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But when the keepers found him, alone and cold in Wallaby Wood,

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he was close to death.

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They took him in to try and save his life.

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Since then keepers Polly, and Bev have been looking after him 24/7.

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Today, I've been invited up to see him for the very first time.

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-So I believe I am in for a real treat today, a baby wallaby.

-Yes.

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-I can see your bag moving. Is he in there?

-He's just ready for a feed.

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Oh, my goodness, he is so gorgeous.

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-So this is Joseph, then?

-Yeah.

-And how's it going?

-It's going OK.

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It was really hard to start with because it was just me being mum,

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then Bev and I started sharing.

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It's a lot easier now that we've split the duties.

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-So I'm not as tired.

-Was he up a lot during the night?

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For the first couple of days, I was feeding him every two hours

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-because he was only having tiny amounts.

-Right.

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Then it went to every four hours.

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At the moment, Bev and I are trying to extend the night feed

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to cut it out totally. So he will have his last feed at 11.30pm

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and the next feed at 7.30am the following morning.

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If you look at Joseph's face now, it's pure pleasure, isn't it?

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He is just there going, "Oh, this is great. I am loving it."

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It's like me eating an ice cream, Joseph.

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He looks like he is in heaven. How old is he now?

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We think he was about four-and-a-half to five months

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-when we found him.

-Right.

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So I think he's probably about five-and-a-half to six months now.

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I heard he likes a lick of a banana.

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Yeah, we are starting to try him with solid things.

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Tried him with little bits of apple, he likes licking and nibbling those.

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-And he starts trying to nibble dandelions and bits of grass.

-Aw!

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So he's trying to be a proper big wallaby.

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What's going to happen in two months?

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Will he go back in with the other wallabies?

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We have taken him over so he's met the wallabies.

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He had a bit of a nose-to-nose meeting with one of our adults

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over there the other day.

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We take him over every now and then when we have time.

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So he gets used to being in the wood and seeing other wallabies

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and trying to learn that he's a wallaby himself, not a person.

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I think it will be quite sad when he does finally go on his own.

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But he's only in Wallaby Wood so Bev and I can over and visit him

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-as much as we like.

-He looks so chilled in there.

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While he is so chilled, is it all right if I have a little stroke?

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Yeah, that's fine.

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It's a first for me, I have never stroked a wallaby, let alone a baby.

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And he's so, so soft.

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It's a complete pleasure, Polly, thank you so much.

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I really look forward to seeing him bouncing around one day.

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Good luck to you as well. Thank you.

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# All my life I've been good, but now

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# I'm thinking, what the hell

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# All I want is to mess around

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# And I don't really care about

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# La-la-la-la-la-la-la. #

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Back up with the meerkats, and the mob are ready for the big release.

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Up until now, the babies have stayed indoors but today keeper Cat

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will be letting them out for the very first time.

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Here goes.

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There's a short tunnel between their night quarters

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and the outside enclosure. At first, the little ones

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seem a bit unsure about what to do.

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But they soon get brave and follow Mum and the rest of the mob

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down the tunnel.

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To try and get the best shots,

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we've put a tiny camera in the sand outside the tunnel,

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but that doesn't last long with the inquisitive meerkats.

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Eventually, the little ones pluck up their courage and come outside.

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I've just spent a few minutes looking at the baby meerkats,

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making sure everything is OK.

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They were a bit nervous, actually, coming out of the tunnel at first.

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All six were like, "I don't really know this big wide world."

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They're doing really, really well. They're exploring their enclosure,

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staying really close with the rest of the mob, which is fantastic.

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They were a bit spooked by something and they ran for cover,

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which is good because that's what you want them to do.

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That's what you want them to start learning.

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When they hear specific noises, that means, "Dive for cover

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"because there is something coming overhead."

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It's all gone really well. Mum and the pups are happy,

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and Cat can breathe a sigh of relief.

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Really, really good feeling, I must admit.

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Really, really proud, and fingers crossed

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everything is going to be all right when they're out here.

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Right, all you gamers,

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it's time for the Roar game on the CBBC website.

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Type in "wood6" and see what you get. Happy gaming.

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Our Roar Ranger today is 11-year-old karate expert...

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..Tai.

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I'm going to make a really good Roar Ranger

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because I am full of energy and I love animals.

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We're giving Tai just two clues

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to guess what animal he'll be working with today.

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Clue number one - a picture of an island.

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Clue number two - a yoghurt?!

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I can see two palm trees.

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Hmm. Could the animal live on the island?

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I really don't know, I'm going to have use my second clue.

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Oh, no! He's eating the clue!

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That wasn't meant to happen. Let's have your guess.

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I think it is an animal that lives on an island. Not that I know

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if there's any animal in the world that eats yoghurt.

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Let's put him out of his misery.

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Tai, your animal for the day is...

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the gorilla.

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Yes! Yes!

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Tai is over the moon and what's more, how lucky is he?

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He's the first Roar Ranger to work with Nico the silverback gorilla.

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Nico is a western lowland gorilla.

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In the wild,

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they survive in just a few areas of West Africa

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in Cameroon and around the Congo River.

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They're critically endangered due to poaching and habitat loss.

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-Do gorillas really eat yoghurts?

-Tai, you're about to find out

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-with gorilla keeper Sarah.

-Hi, I'm Tai.

-Hi Tai, I'm Sarah.

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Behind me is Nico's island. You're going to be working with him,

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helping me look after him.

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It's important you don't get too close to his bars,

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because he can squeeze his hand through.

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You don't want to be grabbed by him. Don't stare too long

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in the eyes because in a gorilla, that's a sign of aggression.

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So he doesn't like that very much.

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And also just try to keep nice and calm and quiet.

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If you stick with me and go where I tell you, everything should be good.

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-So shall we head on over?

-Yeah.

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To reach Gorilla Island, you have to go by raft

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past dangerous hippos and lively sea lions.

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It's very exciting.

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But from here on in, it's vital that Tai does everything he's told.

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So if you follow me, right behind me,

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just so that you are nice and safe.

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Gorillas are ten times stronger than a fully grown man.

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So you don't want to upset Nico.

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Standing well back from the bars,

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Tai can meet Nico for the first time.

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Try not to look into his eyes for too long.

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I am just amazed because he is a lot bigger than I thought.

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In spite of their size, gorillas are, in fact, shy, quiet animals.

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It's only when they feel threatened that they can become aggressive.

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-I was telling the truth, here is his yoghurt.

-Oh.

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Nice cherry yoghurt to put his medicine in.

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At 50, Nico is one of the oldest gorillas in Europe.

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So the keepers do everything they can to keep him in tiptop condition.

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Are you going to stand up, Nic? Good boy.

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It's good to get him to stand up as well, it keeps him nice and active.

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I felt a bit nervous,

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because I realised how big he was when he stood up.

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So far, Tai's had an easy time of it, but now there's work to be done.

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And it's dirty work.

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Here's your shovel, here's your scraper.

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All that yoghurt has done the trick, because there's poo to clean.

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I thought I was going to get past not having to work with the poo.

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This is Nico's bedroom and luckily he is in a separate cage,

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so Tai is quite safe for his poo-picking.

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Oh, seen one straightaway. Looks all nuggety and pooey.

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Brilliant.

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We need to now look to see if there is any wee.

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Just lift the bed up and have a look underneath

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-and see if you can see any wet patches.

-No.

-All dry?

-All dry.

-OK.

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-Yeah, that is dry.

-That's all right, that's nice and dry.

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After a thorough search, he's found nothing.

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OK, I think you've lucked out today.

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I think all there was was that little bit of poo

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-and I think the rest of the pen's dry.

-Phew. Lucky.

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All they need to do now is make his bed nice and tidy.

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As they put the finishing touches to Nico's nest,

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it's almost time to let him out.

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First, Tai must go outside to spread Nico's food around the island.

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That means going into a gorilla's territory.

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Down at Animal Adventure, there are plenty of scary animals.

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You may be nervous of snakes and spiders,

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or even scorpions and cockroaches.

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There is one animal here

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whose reputation is worse than all of these.

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It's Diego the tegu and he could swallow a large rat whole.

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There's an animal here at the park with a bigger appetite than me,

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which I find very, very hard to believe.

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-I am with Emily. Hello, Emily.

-Hello.

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I'm guessing that this is the dude who can eat as much as me.

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It is, this is Diego. He's a black and white tegu.

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What kinds of stuff will he eat, then?

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Pretty much anything - fruits, veg, insects, meats,

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anything you can think of.

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-I am going to have to ask you to prove it, you do realise that?

-OK.

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I've got a good appetite and I will eat pretty much anything.

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Although, having said that, look at what we have got down here.

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We've got some eggs, yum. Mealworms, I am not too keen on those.

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Crickets, we've got some beef, we've got turkey mince with some fruit,

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which is an unusual concoction.

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We've got some liver, fruits and veg.

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I have to say, I would never guess

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that a reptile would eat all that kind of stuff.

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-Where is he from out in the wild?

-These are from Argentina.

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-So South America, next to Chile.

-OK.

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What kinds of stuff would he get his hands on out there?

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He's a ground-dwelling animal so he would eat things...

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Mice and rats that were on the floor.

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Maybe small birds. He would also try and eat their eggs as well -

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other reptile eggs and bird eggs. Anything, really.

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-And he's an omnivore like us?

-Yes.

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-He'd eat vegetation and fruit?

-Yeah.

-What's the point of today?

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Are we going to try him out with some of our delicious dishes?

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He eats various different things every day.

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He doesn't have all of this.

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We just like to see which is his favourite.

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-Shall we put him down and see what he goes for first?

-Yeah.

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Now, will he have, like, a smell in his tongue?

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-Is it something similar to what a snake would have?

-Yeah, exactly,

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he will be smelling all the different smells now

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with his tongue and seeing which one he's going to go for.

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Have tegus got sensitive taste buds?

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Because he keeps on tasting the air. It seems like he's being picky.

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He has had little wander over here, "No, I don't fancy that."

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-Yeah, very sensitive, they are very picky as well.

-Really?

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Yeah, if he doesn't like something he will just leave it,

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and go and find something else.

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He's gone first for this turkey with the fruit.

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Are you surprised by that at all?

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I am. He doesn't normally eat his fruit. It's quite nice

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we've been able to hide it in the mince so he has to eat it.

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He's like a naughty kid who tries not to eat his Brussels sprouts.

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-Definitely.

-It's a good way to hide it.

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What is quite incredible is how he can open up his mouth so much.

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Is that so he can catch quite big animals and eat them,

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pretty much like a snake?

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He could eat really big animals. He could eat a very large rat

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or something like that, or a large bird. They open very wide.

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Emily, it's been great seeing Diego the tegu enjoying his feast.

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I'm getting quite peckish looking at all this.

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Do you mind if I pinch an egg?

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-No. But you can have some crickets if you like.

-Oh. Thanks.

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With nearly 1,500 animals in the park, you'd think we'd have enough.

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But, oh, no, we are getting bigger,

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and I have been given special access to the latest exhibit.

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Follow me, it could get exciting.

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-Hi, Jimmy.

-Hello.

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-Jimmy, I believe you are the falconer here?

-I am.

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So tell me, where am I? What is this new exhibit?

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Welcome to Hunters Of The Sky. It's brand new.

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-That sounds scary, Hunters Of The Sky.

-Yeah, we've got two more birds.

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-Do you want come and meet them?

-You've got one on your arm.

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-What kind of bird have you got there?

-He's a falcon.

-A falcon.

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Tell me about the latest animals that we have got here.

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What we want to do

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is give a real close insight

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into the amazing world of birds of prey.

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So we've got a team of birds from all over the globe,

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from Africa right through to really cold arctic regions.

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Talk me through them. Who are these fellows?

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These two are Chips and Pike. They are American black vultures

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who will come out and swoop over people's heads

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and get really up close and personal.

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What's this one with the big furry hair?

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This is Goose. Yes, she has got a bit of an Afro. Bless her.

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Johny will be getting jealous.

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Johny will be pruning himself before he comes on next time.

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She's an African bateleur.

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She's a really acrobatic species of eagle. The name, bateleur,

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-is French for acrobat.

-We've got a baldy one here.

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Bit mean to put a baldy one next to one with an Afro.

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These are two hooded vultures. Moriarty. The little guy at the back,

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he's only a year old, he's called Mighty Mite.

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Is that why he's still got dark hair?

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Yeah, he's got a little bit of brown hair.

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It will go blonder, like Moriarty at the front, when he gets older.

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What else have you got to show me? Aw!

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-Very special little bird down here.

-A very, very clean owl.

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It is an owl, a barn owl, and we've got a little bit of a special treat.

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If you nip round the corner, I'll show you where we're going to fly

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-these amazing birds.

-Come on, Jimmy, let's go around the corner.

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Wow, this is where you're going to fly the birds?

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-Yeah, this is the flying arena.

-Jimmy, what is that?

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That is a very beautiful eagle owl with one of my colleagues. He's Paul.

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-Can we go over?

-Of course we can, yes.

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-That is unbelievable. Is it safe to come over?

-Yes, it is.

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She's beautiful, she's called Cavale and she's an African eagle owl.

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OWL SCREECHES She's the largest owl in Africa.

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She's screaming. What does that mean?

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-She's hand-reared so she's actually really friendly.

-Is she?

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She's just saying hello. RANI MIMICS SCREECH

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Is that saying hello right back? How close can I get?

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You can get pretty close. She's just in training.

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She's only been here for a few days. She is still very, very new,

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still getting used to everything. She will be part of our flying displays.

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Cavale is making me slightly jealous of her eyelashes. They are gorgeous.

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At the moment, you are training all the animals

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-and hopefully you'll be doing these amazing shows?

-Yeah.

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-Any chance of a little taster?

-We can give you a bit of a taster.

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You can see he is pretty much ready and raring to go. Here we go.

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He swoops down silently.

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It's a real thrill to get so close to these birds of prey

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and to learn about the threats they face in the wild.

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So we'll be meeting many more of them during the series.

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Most vultures have a poor sense of smell,

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which is lucky when you're eating rotting flesh.

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But they do have amazing eyesight.

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They can spot a dead animal from four miles away.

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ALL: Now you know.

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Back on Gorilla Island,

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and our Roar Ranger Tai has finished all the pooey jobs,

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and now here's the fun bit - putting out Nico's scatter feed.

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Luckily, Nico is still locked inside.

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Spread it on the floor, spread it up on these trees.

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-Why is it good to do this?

-It is good enrichment,

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keeps his mind active, so it's not all boring and the same every day.

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In the wild, gorillas live in groups and spend up to 14 hours each day

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looking for their food and feeding.

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Nico used to have a partner here, Samba,

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but she was quite old too and unfortunately died a few years ago.

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Since then, he has been on his own so it is good to keep him busy

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by hiding his food all around the island.

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-Could we put a bit over there?

-Yeah, yeah.

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Can you do it? Stretch.

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No, I can't.

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With his food spread out all over the island,

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Sarah and Tai beat a hasty retreat

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so they can let Nico out to search for it.

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He's going to come shooting out of here and hopefully

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he's going to get some of the food.

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What food do you think he's going to go for first?

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Either the banana or the lettuce.

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There he is.

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Why does he come running instead of just walking out casually?

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He is running a bit this morning because he has had to wait inside

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a bit longer while you and I have been working.

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He just gets a little bit grumpy.

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He's going for the lettuce, like I predicted.

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Why is he black at the front and white all over his back?

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Because Nico's what's known as a silverback gorilla.

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The fur on the male's back turns a greyish white

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when he is fully grown, a bit like some dads.

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He's then known as a silverback.

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The stronger the silver, the more dominant the male.

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Nico is now going for the brush where Tai stuck his favourite fruit.

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Oh, he's got the banana. Does he eat the skin as well?

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Yeah, Nico eats all bits of the banana.

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Sometimes he will eat the banana, then the skin,

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sometimes he will eat the banana in the skin.

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He's very funny like that, but he does eat all of it.

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One thing Tai is unlikely to see is Nico taking a drink.

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That's because gorillas rarely drink water,

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as they get most of the moisture they need from the food they eat.

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-Shall we head back to the mainland?

-Yeah.

-Brilliant.

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Having been the first Roar Ranger ever to set foot on the island,

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has Tai enjoyed being a gorilla keeper?

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I thought the gorilla was amazing.

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Tai has done a really good job today, he's really put some effort into it.

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I was a bit sad there was no wee for him to clear up.

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It was pretty fun using my fork to fluff up the gorilla's bed.

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He was watching us and judging us, but I think he liked it.

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I think he's got potential, definitely, to be a good keeper.

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Nico's the coolest.

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The end of the show is fast approaching,

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but before we leave you,

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we just have enough time to polish a chicken.

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Are you sure about this, Rani?

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Katie, is it right we are going to polish chickens today? Tell Johny.

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No, they're Polish chickens.

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They're Polish chicken! Who does the research on this show?

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Sorry about that, I will get rid of this.

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These are our chickens.

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That's the cockerel, the one with the big fluffy tail,

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and the hen is the little one next to him.

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You know what? I'm loving the hair.

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Yeah, definitely feeling the hair. They've got Afros!

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We can see that they look quite different from chickens,

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but do they lay eggs like chickens?

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-Are they pretty similar?

-They do, they are little chickens.

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You get little eggs from them.

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I've got to ask, if they lay eggs, can you eat them?

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Yeah, they would just be a lot smaller.

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You'd want a couple rather than just one.

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They seem quite chilled just roaming round,

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but is it right they live with kunekune pigs?

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They do, they get on pretty well. The chickens have been known

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to sit on their backs when the pigs are in the wallow.

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-And the kunekune pigs don't mind?

-They don't seem to.

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They don't ever react to it, so we're hoping they don't mind.

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So, Katie, any little Polish chicks on the way?

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-No eggs for another couple of months, probably.

-Couple of months.

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Well, luckily for you, you don't have to wait that long

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for the next exciting episode of Roar. Here's what's coming up.

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Next time on Roar, the sea lions can swim at 40 kilometres per hour,

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but we have never filmed them underwater.

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So can the Roar team rise to the challenge?

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Do you know your snood from your wattle,

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your gobble from your gizzard?

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I'll be meeting Terry the turkey.

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And a huge male tiger has come to the park.

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He's over three metres long, weighs over 200 kilograms,

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and has canine teeth as long as your finger.

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Oh, and his hairdo's not bad either.

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Six baby meerkats must brave the great outdoors for the very first time. A Roar Ranger may be a karate king, but how brave will he be when he meets Nico the silverback gorilla? Plus, a giant lizard that can swallow a large rat whole.


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