Episode 24 Roar


Episode 24

Wildlife series. Gertie the giraffe is expecting her first calf, and Johny and Rani learn how to train a vulture and sex a millipede.


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On ROAR today, Gertrude the giraffe is due to give birth,

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but the keepers know she doesn't like babies.

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In fact, she attacks them, so how will she cope with her own calf?

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Hello, and welcome to ROAR.

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-I'm Rani.

-And I'm Johny, and I'll tell you what,

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I think we've got a big 'un at the end of this line!

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Well, stop chatting and pull it in! Woah, woah, woah, woah!

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What is it? What is it?

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Oh. It's just another action-packed episode of ROAR!

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Shall I put it with the others?

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Yeah, go on. I suppose we'd better get on with today's episode.

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On ROAR today, the lions are hungry, so how will our rangers cope

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when they try and stick-feed the big cats?

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It takes years of training to be a falconer,

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so how will Johny and I do when the vultures come in to land?

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And what's this? Jelly-vision?

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I'll be finding out if the meerkats go mad for their mealworm pudding.

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But we're starting today up with the giraffes.

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There are several different types of giraffe.

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These ones are called Rothschild,

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and they are amongst

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the rarest in the world, with only 500 left in the wild.

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But, here at the safari park, they have had a very successful

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breeding programme with these giraffe.

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Last year alone, three babies were born.

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Kaiser, Kate and Kruger are now one year old and thriving,

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but this year, it looks like the group,

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or tower, as it's known, will grow bigger still, because

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five-year-old female Gertrude is carrying her first ever baby.

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Andy Hayton is in charge of the giraffery.

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Gertrude is due to have a baby within the next few weeks.

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She's a fantastic, beautiful-looking giraffe, and hopefully she's

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going to give us some nice calves, but it's always a worry

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with a first-time mum, cos you never know what they're going to do.

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Usually, everything is fine,

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but sometimes giraffe mums can love their calves too much.

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When Gertrude was born, her mum, Becky,

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couldn't stop licking her ears.

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Licking is a way of bonding with a calf,

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but licking too much can lead to problems.

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In fact, it nearly killed Gertrude.

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Her ear became infected, and whilst everything is OK now,

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it did leave a big scar.

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The tip of Gertrude's ear, her left ear, is missing,

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where Becky over-mothered her and licked it.

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No one knows what Gertrude will be like as a mum,

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but Andy has another reason to worry.

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The big problem, or not so much a problem, a worry that

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I have with Gertrude is she's not a huge lover of baby giraffes.

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Whenever we put young calves out with these guys,

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Gertrude doesn't like them, and she'll try and knock them over,

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or she'll have a sly little swipe with her front feet, trying to

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kick them, and what have you, so it's worrying in the back of my mind

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that she is not going to do the right thing when she has her baby.

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With Gertrude due to give birth any day now,

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Andy is putting her in a separate pen overnight.

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She's being kept company by one of the group's

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most experienced mums, Imogen.

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What we tend to do here is we separate them when they calf. It's

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just easier for us to keep a little bit of control over the situation.

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If there's a problem, we've got to get mum out

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and we can deal with the calf. If it's in here,

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and we've got giraffes in here, it's difficult to deal with.

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Will Gertrude be a good mum, or will she ignore her new baby?

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We'll be back as soon as she gives birth.

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The giraffe is not only the tallest land mammal,

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but it also has one of the longest tongues.

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Check this out.

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Their tongues grow to 45 centimetres long, and are coloured bluey-black.

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Scientists reckon that's to help stop them

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from getting sunburn as they feed.

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ALL: Now you know!

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Myself and Rani have popped over to the Hunters of the Sky

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section of the park, we've met up with Jimmy,

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because he's going to teach us how to become top falconers.

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-Now then, Jimmy. Who have we got here?

-This is Moriarty.

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He's a little hooded vulture from Africa.

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Little? He looks quite big!

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He is fairly big, he's not the biggest vulture in the world.

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OK, then. As Johny said, we want to learn to become top falconers.

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How long have you been doing this?

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16 years, so since I was a little lad. I'm always flying birds of prey.

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OK, so we've got a couple of minutes now to learn everything from you.

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How do we do this? What do we need to know?

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First of all you need a little bit of safety equipment,

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because he's got quite powerful feet and quite sharp talons,

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so I'm going to give you a glove which goes on your left hand, OK?

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So, do you want to start off? Do you want to go first?

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-Go on, Rani!

-Oh, yeah, thanks(!) If it all goes wrong...

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I'll learn off you, your mistakes!

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So, I'm going to give you a little bit of food,

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that's goes between your finger and thumb,

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and I'm going to get you to hold your arm out, like that.

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There's no chance he'll miss that meat and go for my nose?

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No, not at all. He knows where he's got to land. Here he comes.

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-Oh, you see!

-You've got a wing in your face, there!

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Is it possible I turn round and just show the camera something,

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show everyone at home?

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Look at his nails! Now, we were talking about how sharp they are.

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Those ones are curled under, and this one is straight

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and really clawed, and now he's on my arm!

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We'll get him to walk up a little bit further. He is very gentle.

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He is, because that nail is going right into my arm

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but I can't feel it.

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No, no. He's a very, very gentle bird.

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Originally, vultures were closely related to eagles and hawks

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and buzzards, you know, all the other birds of prey,

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so they have the talons, but they don't necessarily use them as much.

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So, do they grip their food at all,

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because that's the image I always have of vultures and birds,

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going down, grabbing a little mouse, or something, and then flying off.

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-Do they use them for that?

-Yeah, most birds of prey do.

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Vultures are a bit different, because they're scavengers,

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they're kind of nature's answer to dustbin men,

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they use them to hold food while they use their beaks to eat with them, OK?

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So, they do have power in their talons,

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but they're very, very gentle.

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-All right then, Johny. Do you want to have a go?

-Yeah, please.

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It's not fair you're having all the fun. I want a go, please.

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-So, er, is it heavy?

-It is heavy,

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and I've got to admit, I was a little bit scared

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because of the wingspan.

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It seems quite big, I felt it was going to go in my eyes.

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The hooded vulture is actually one of the smaller vultures,

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but they still have a wingspan of one and a half metres across.

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What I want to know is he's going to come over

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and fly above these chairs. Why have you got him doing that?

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What we want to do with the displays we do,

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we want to bring the birds really close.

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The closer you are to the birds...

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-You see?

-..the better you can get an appreciation for them.

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So, we want to get people up close and personal with them.

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They're a magnificent bird, but because they eat dead things,

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and, you know, they're those birds you see in cartoons which

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you don't really like, we want to change people's opinion on vultures.

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And you know what? They have got, actually, beautiful blue eyes.

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They have, they've got a blue colour around the edge

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of their eyes, so they're really pretty birds, actually.

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I thought that went well. How did we do then, Jimmy?

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I think we did great!

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You were strong, confident, I was strong and confident.

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-You knew your stuff.

-We did, didn't we?

-We were naturals.

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We could run this show, couldn't we, Jimmy?

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You just flew one vulture. We fly groups of vultures.

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I think we've got some work to do.

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You've got work to do, I'll just sit back and watch.

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What has 100 legs and can't walk?

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I don't know.

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A dead centipede!

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What do you call a show full of lions?

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A mane event!

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Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!

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What did the religious skunk say?

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I don't know.

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Let us spray!

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LAUGHTER

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Our ROAR Rangers today are best friends Molly and Cassie.

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These two do everything together, but it looks like they need

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a bit more practice with the wheelbarrow race!

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They're both animal-mad, but who will they be helping with today?

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As usual, we're giving them two clues.

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Clue number one, smelly catnip,

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and clue number two, a baby's bottle of milk.

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Well, it's flowers. What do they smell like?

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Sort of like lemon, limey.

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-Quite strong.

-It smells like mint.

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-Possibly for a gorilla

-GORILLA SHOUTS

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And what about clue number two?

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-It must be a baby.

-Yeah.

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Because I don't know many adult animals that drink

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-milk from a bottle.

-No.

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So, come on then, girls, let's have your answers.

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I think it's a gorilla. Oo, oo, oo!

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I think it's a big cat. Grrr!

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-Oo, oo!

-Grrr!

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There's only one way to find out,

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and that's to meet their keeper for the day,

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deputy head of section, Bob Trollope.

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-I hear you thought it was a monkey you were going to feed.

-Yeah.

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What we're going to do is go in and feed some lion cubs.

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CUB MEOWS

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-Oh, my gosh! That is, like, amazing!

-Yeah! So excited!

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While the rest of the pride have been let out for the day,

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Mum, Dad and the cubs have been kept in.

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Keeper Bob wants to see what the cubs make

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of the smelly plant, catnip.

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Many cats find it irresistible, both pet cats and lions,

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and it can make some little playful.

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Yeah!

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Even the biggest, toughest male lions can act like kittens

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when catnip's around, but it only affects around 50 percent

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of cats, so will it affect our cubs?

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It's time to meet the family.

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-Babies.

-Oh, my!

-All right, keep going.

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First up, it's Dad.

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His name's Nibalo.

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LION ROARS

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-He's all noise at the moment.

-He sounds like a car!

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Nibalo is twice your size, Molly, and five times heavier than you!

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Will mum Yendi be any friendlier?

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Er, no.

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I definitely wouldn't think I'd be this close.

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-Get this close, only seeing them from a field, or something.

-Yeah.

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Our rangers can only get this close to the lions

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because they're with Bob, who's a very experienced big cat keeper.

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What we going to try, for the very, very first time,

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is put this catnip in with the little cubs.

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I don't know whether you've got catnip in your garden,

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but cats go nuts for this.

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So, we just want to see whether lion cubs go nuts for it!

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OK, OK.

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The catnip's in and the door is open so the cubs can get to the plants.

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Little bit cautious of it, at first.

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Weigh it all up, first, and see whether it's dangerous,

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because that could be really dangerous.

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They've never come across it before.

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She's smelling it, but will it send her silly?

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It's thought that oils in the leaves have a particular smell that sends

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cats wild, so the more they bite it, the more they may get affected.

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Gradually, like, one by one comes in and they start playing with it.

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At first they were a bit cautious, but they're enjoying it now.

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They're really enjoying it, and pushing it around and pulling it

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apart, and it won't be long before they've destroyed the whole thing!

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Do you think it's been a success?

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Well, I think, as an experiment, for a first time,

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I think that's brilliant.

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I think it's been really successful, don't you? GIRLS: Yeah.

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That's one happy cat!

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ANDY LAUGHS

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So far, the girls have had a fun, easy time of it,

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but there's work to be done.

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Scary work!

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Mum, Dad and the cubs need their stick-feed, and that means

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being just centimetres away from some very big teeth.

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Will our rangers keep their nerve? Find out later in the show.

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and look after the animals in it,

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Today it's:

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Type that in, and see what it gives you. Happy gaming!

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Brrrrrrr! Look at my lovely jelly!

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It's not actually for me, it's for our mob of meerkats,

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and I'm here with their lovely keeper, Becky.

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I've just dropped some but it'll be all right, we've still got this.

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What type of jelly is this?

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Is it going to be all right for our meerkats?

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It's fine for our meerkats. It's a natural jelly.

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In fact, the jelly is made of arrowroot, a starch that

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comes from a plant, and is completely safe for the meerkats.

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I can see we've got something inside here. Is this mealworms?

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Yeah, that's their favourite food, so they're instantly going to

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have to come down, hopefully, for it, and try and eat it.

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Well, even though it's their favourite food, though,

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why would they bother going into jelly to get it?

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There must be easier ways for them to get food!

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Yeah, in the wild they'll have to climb up trees, dig around in

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logs, they'll dig in the ground to find food, so this is a new way.

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Well, let's see what they make of this jelly. Where shall we put it?

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Just put it up on there's fine. Hopefully they'll all come round.

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OK, if I put it there...

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And we've got a little camera just there,

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so hopefully we'll be able to get all the action

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when they dive in with the jelly, if they dive in with the jelly.

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You say they've not seen it before. Are meerkats quite scaredy-cats?

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They're very inquisitive, so they want to know what is around.

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So, here come the meerkats, and they have come in numbers.

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How did they know that the jelly's there?

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Have they got a good sense of smell?

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They've got a very good sense of smell, yeah,

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so they will be able to smell it.

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-You can see we've got one already.

-Look at this. He's going up to it.

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Never seen jelly before. I wonder what he'll make of it? Look at that!

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He's gone for the easy bit first, a little mealworm on its own.

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Becky, I've noticed that one's come over and he's quite tentative,

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he's touching it and trying to work out if it's safe.

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-Is that something they would do out in the wild?

-They would, yeah.

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They always see if it's safe before they go completely in.

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Now, look at that, they're scraping away the jelly.

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-They're not scared at all!

-They're not scared, no.

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I mean, do they ever hunt for dangerous animals

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-that might cause them some pain?

-Scorpions is the main one.

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It is one of their favourite foods,

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so the first thing they go for is the tail to get rid of the sting

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before they get stung, but they are immune to the venom anyway.

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They're immune? Wow, so they're sturdy little animals!

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They're having a massive feast, they're actually loving it!

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Are they really hungry now, and do they feed often?

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In the wild they'll naturally feed pretty much throughout the day,

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unless it gets too hot, so they're constantly foraging for food,

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just because they haven't got a very high fat storage in their body.

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Oh, really? So they usually just eat what they need, and then that's it,

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-and then they'll eat again when they're hungry?

-Yeah.

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You know what, it's been incredible to see them,

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and they've really gone crazy for our mealworm jelly.

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I thought that made excellent jelly-vision(!)

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CROWD GROANS

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Now, earlier in the show we met Gertrude the giraffe.

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She's expecting her first calf, and guess what?

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Rani's just had the call.

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We've heard some amazing news from the giraffery, there's been a birth!

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So, the man who's going to tell us all the gossip

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is head of section, Andy, and I can't wait to find out!

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-Andy!

-Hello, Rani.

-I'm guessing you had a late night, then!

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-A little bit of a late night, yes.

-So, tell us all!

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-Gertrude's calved, last night.

-Absolutely great news!

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What time did this happen?

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Erm, about half-past midnight last night, sort of quarter to one-ish.

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Is it right that you've actually got this on tape?

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We have, so you can actually see what I'm talking about.

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The picture looks green

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because it's one of our special cameras that can film in the dark.

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We fixed it higher up, out of the way, so it didn't disturb Mum.

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So, she's pacing around, she's kind of...

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Yeah, pacing around a bit, you know, you can see the legs sticking out.

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This is where she's really, really close, now.

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She's kind of, like, pushing, she's just rocking back and forth.

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You can see how far the calf'shanging down, now, where the front legs are,

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there's the head, so it's a long old drop.

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-There you go!

-It's a big old drop!

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It's a big old drop, but it stimulates them,

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it'll clean any gunk out of them,

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and I've heard them before, when they hit the ground,

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-you actually hear them gasp, and take their first breath.

-Wow!

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-That's actually Dad.

-Oh, is that Dad?

-That's Dad, in there.

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Oh, and he's swinging over, it's like he's heard the drop

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and he's coming in to say, "Are you all right?"

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Hang on, is that baby getting up? Is that baby up? Oh, wobbly legs!

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-And just fallen over again!

-Oh!

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Yeah, it's amazing, they'll fight and they'll try to survive,

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get up, drink, get moving, something's not going to come along

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and eat you, so you can see Gertrude bending down, now, and just cleaning

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the calf, making sure her baby's OK, because it's just fallen over.

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This is perfect, absolutely perfect, textbook giraffe mum behaviour.

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Andy was worried that Gertrude would not be a good mum,

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but just look at this.

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The calf is suckling, and so far Gertrude is being brilliant.

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It looks like baby's having a good old drink, and Gerty seems great.

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This first drink is absolutely crucial for the baby,

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because it's colostrum, it's called colostrum,

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which is a special kind of milk, which Mum will pass on antibodies

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and all this kind of thing, and it's protection for life for this calf.

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So is it a big relief for you, now? Is baby completely safe,

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and you're just happy to let her get on with it?

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This is beyond perfection, to be honest with you,

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for a first time mum. She is being absolutely awesome with it.

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So far, so good. Because the calf has only just been born,

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we aren't allowed in to film it with our normal cameras yet.

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So, will Gertrude continue to be a model mum, or will she change?

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We'll be back later for an update.

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We're back in the lion house, where our ROAR Rangers, Molly and Cassie,

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have spent the morning watching the lion cubs getting silly on catnip.

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But that's all about to change,

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because it's time to get their hands dirty with the morning stick feed.

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Why do we feed them off a stick, like with some meat and stuff?

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Well, what we do is, you know with your own cat,

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you have to put worming tablets, to stop them having worms?

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-Yeah.

-Well, we have to do that with our big cats as well.

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At 12 weeks of age, it's up to Bob

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and the girls to train the cubs to eat from a stick, so they'll

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be able to give them worming tablets and other medicines in the future.

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-Shall we see if Mum wants something to eat?

-OK.

-I'll show you what to do.

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What we do is we put the meat on the end of the stick,

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we hold it really tight, and then just put it through like that.

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-Oh, look!

-Awww!

-Really gentle.

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Bob makes it look easy, but with a fully grown lioness just

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centimetres away from you, it's anything but.

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At home I have to feed my cat, but this is so much better.

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This is amazing.

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This is a real treat for our Rangers, but they can only do

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it because they are with Bob, who is a very experienced keeper.

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-So who wants to do the first feed?

-You go!

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Molly's going first. She's a brave ROAR Ranger.

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Now, just do what I said, hold the stick tight

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and just put it in there, nice and gently.

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-Oh, look at that!

-Wow!

-You've fed a lion.

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Now it's Cassie's turn.

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-I'll tell you what we'll do. You can have that one, Molly.

-Thank you.

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And you have the big one.

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-Now, when you feed Mum, let's see if Molly can feed the cub.

-OK!

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Slowly, girls. Keep those hands steady!

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Go on, just put it in. Go on, cubbies, come on! Good girl.

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-She makes a lot of noise when she eats.

-She does, she's very noisy.

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-You got it.

-They're adorable, they're just so gentle

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and they don't pull or anything.

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With Mum and the cubs all fed, it's time for Dad's stick-feed.

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He's much bigger, much noisier and much scarier.

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You have that. Oh, all right, get it in. Ready?

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Cassie's going first this time.

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-He looks very big, a lot bigger than me.

-Right, you ready? Go on, then.

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-Oh, he's a lot more gentle than I thought.

-He's very, very gentle.

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He doesn't look gentle!

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A male of his size could eat up to 40 kilograms of meat in one sitting.

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That's more than Cassie weighs!

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It's Molly's turn, and if you ever wondered how tall a lion is,

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just watch this.

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Right, as high as you can, as high as you can,

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let's see if he can get that. Oh, look, there he is.

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Wow, let's see that again!

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They don't call them big cats for nothing.

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He is actually bigger than me, isn't he?

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It's, like, amazing.

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It doesn't feel real that you're feeding a real lion,

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and you're so close up to it.

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-And his breath stinks.

-Yeah, it smells of raw meat!

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With all the food gone,

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how have our ROAR Rangers enjoyed their big cat experience?

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That was amazing, it was like once-in-a-lifetime,

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and they were so cute.

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It was fantastic, I'll never forget that.

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I think they've done really, really well, you know,

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bearing in mind that these are big cats, it can be quite daunting.

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Feeding them on a stick was a bit scary at first,

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but at the end it was really amazing.

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I think, if they want to be big cat keepers in the future,

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I think they've got what it takes.

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BOTH: The lion cubs are great!

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Raaaaargh!

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We've got some breaking news, now, from the giraffery,

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about Gertrude and her new baby.

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The keepers were worried that she would not be a good mum,

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but it turns out she's being brilliant.

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These are our first shots of the little one outside.

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The calf is thriving,

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and we'll catch up with Mum and baby next time on ROAR.

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Now, it is nearly time for us to put on our trainers

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and run out on ROAR, but before we do, we thought we'd catch up with

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a few creatures who take a little bit longer to put their trainers on.

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We're talking about the millipedes, and their keeper, Kim. Hiya, Kim.

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Hello, Kim. Will you give us an official introduction?

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I don't know if I can shake their hands,

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because they've got so many legs, but not many hands.

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-Well, this is Molly, and this is Milton.

-Nice, Molly and Milton!

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Well, they're looking lovely there.

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Now, realistically, how many legs do they have?

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Between 250 and 350. It depends on how old they are,

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because as they grow they get extra segments.

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-Can we get close to them and have a look?

-Do you want to have a hold?

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-OK.

-Oh, yeah, great, Rani, let's do that, let's get close to them(!)

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You know, I don't actually mind the millipedes.

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-Would you like the little one, Johny?

-Go on then!

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So, this has got about 300 legs?

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About that, yeah, cos she's pretty much fully grown now.

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So, who's the male and who's the female?

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I've named them, but we're going to now have a little go

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at making sure that I'm right!

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-Oh, right!

-We just hope that Milton and Molly are unisex names, then!

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OK, so how do you sex a millipede?

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-Do I just flip it over and have a look?

-Well, technically, yeah.

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We've got some gloves here, because they do excrete a little bit

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of stuff that can stain your hands, so if you want to put a glove on.

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-They stain our hands?

-Yeah, just a little bit of orange stuff.

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It's a defence against things that want to eat them.

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What we're doing is we're pulling the head back,

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so if you want to do that, Johny.

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-So, if I hold it in this hand?

-Yep, we're pulling the head back,

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and what we're looking for is on the seventh segment back

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from the head, the males are missing, well, I say missing.

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Their legs have been changed for breeding apparatus,

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and what we're looking for is a gap.

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-Oh, yeah, look at that!

-Yeah, you can see it!

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-It's quite pronounced, isn't it?

-Flip you over, Molly.

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-If we pull her head back...

-Oh, my goodness, don't break her!

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-Can you see?

-All her legs are there.

-I think she's all legged up.

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Molly, you are officially a Molly!

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So, does that mean we're going to have little Molly and Miltons?

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-Well, hopefully, fingers crossed.

-Awww!

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Kim, I'm glad that we can confirm that you're correct,

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and we do have a male and a female here, Molly and Milton.

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And, while we hang out with our new friends,

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why don't you lot see what's coming up on the next episode of ROAR?

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Looks like a great ring!

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Next time, the lion cubs are finally coming out to where the visitors

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can see them, but are they ready for their first public performance?

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He's grown a bit since we saw him take his first swim,

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but is Riley the sea lion still a big kid?

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And when is a tortoise all soft to stroke?

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When they're a tiny baby, just a few days old.

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That's all next time on ROAR. Don't miss it!

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Gertie the giraffe is expecting her first calf, but the keepers are worried it won't go smoothly. The meerkat mob must work out how to get their food from inside a giant jelly, and Johny and Rani learn how to train a vulture and sex a millipede.


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