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Today on Roar, can a tiger pull a two and a half tonne truck
with his teeth?
That was unbelievable!
We're going to find out just how strong they really are.
I have got to say, I have never been so scared in my life.
Hello and welcome to a rainbow coloured episode of Roar. I'm Rani.
And I'm Johny. And this cool dude is Dante the panther chameleon.
I've got to point out some of his colours. Look at this.
He has got turquoise and white and green and yellow.
That's kind of an amber or a copper colour.
Rani, I think we get the idea. Shall we get on with the show?
I haven't got into the shades of green.
We've got a light green, dark green...
Coming up today, Cessna the marmoset
was bullied by the group so they've got her a new companion.
Will he be mean like the others or the love of her life?
They are gazing into each other's eyes.
BOTH: We are ready!
The Roar Rangers discover the downside of being a lorikeet keeper.
One has pooed on my shoulder.
And Joseph the baby wallaby may be growing up,
but is he still cute and cuddly?
We're starting out in Monkey Temple.
because there's a problem with one of the common marmosets.
These little monkeys are normally nothing but fun.
friendly and they seem to find our cameras particularly interesting.
In the wild, common marmosets live in highly organised social groups
of about nine or 10, who are usually related to each other.
There's a dominant male and female
and they are the only ones in the group that breed.
Here in the park, there are now 14 in this group,
including two youngsters who were born earlier this year.
The whole group was doing well until recently,
when keeper Jo noticed there was a problem with a female named Cessna.
Every time she tried to climb up to the branches
to see one of the others, a member of the family would bare their teeth,
screwing their face up - "Go away, get down there."
Not nice to see, but unfortunately it is one of those things that happens.
With Cessna being picked on, Jo had no choice
but to take her away from the others.
She's now being kept in a separate enclosure.
It is a shame but marmosets in the wild sometimes reject
one of their own, probably to stop the group from becoming too large.
Poor Cessna is now on her own and that's not good for marmosets.
Primates don't do well on their own.
They're like us humans, they need companionship.
They need someone there with them for company and comfort.
Because they've been brought up into and live within a family group,
to be on their own can lead to stress.
In the wild, Cessna would probably have found a new group to join.
Here in the park it is up to the keepers to sort something out.
The good news is Darren has managed to get hold of a male for Cessna
so we can house them together
and give the opportunity for Cessna to have a family of her own.
The new male's name is Carlos.
He has already arrived from another park.
There's no way to know how Carlos and Cessna will react to each other.
It could be love at first sight or it could be all out war.
We'll see what happens later.
The Siberian tiger is the world's largest cat.
But how strong are they?
The keepers have set up a test and I've come to help.
Come on, you lot. Put your back into it.
-Gemma, are you pulling?
-Bob, deputy head keeper, come on!
-I'm pulling! I'm pulling!
You know what, this is never going to work.
You said, "Rope pull challenge. Come on, Rani, we're pulling this truck."
What's going on? We are not working as a team.
-We are not going to do it.
-What? We are not doing it?
-Who is doing it?
We're in the Tiger Enclosure.
The tigers, they're over there. Safely locked away?
-Safely locked away.
-So we are safely out here.
What is the plan today?
The plan is, as you can see we've put a tow rope on this vehicle
and a lure for the tigers.
And they're going to grab that piece of wood, hopefully,
and see how far they can pull this vehicle.
OK, Gemma. He said a lure.
A log, is that really something a tiger is going to be interested?
We all know tigers love meat.
But anything different in their enclosure,
they will sniff about and hopefully they will pull it.
These tigers need better toys!
Shall we just lay it like this?
Pull it out in a nice long line and hopefully they'll go for that.
I wish I could say this rope stretched a little bit further
if we are going to be in the truck.
-This is the kind of distance we are going to be?
-There is a flaw in it, mind.
Because it is not a rigid thing, they might just grab it
and run off that way, which is defeating the object a bit.
Hang on, if they run off that way and we're all in the truck
to see if they can pull the truck...
I'll have to manoeuvre it so they are behind all the time.
OK, I was getting worried that we would be going with them.
Let's get to the truck.
-Let's get there safely and let the tigers out.
I like the sound of this. Let's go.
Stay tuned because we'll be back in tiger territory very soon.
What part of the computer was the cat looking at?
A chicken and James Bond are crossing the road.
James Bond said, "I'm Bond, James Bond. Who are you?"
The chicken said, "I'm Ken, Chick Ken."
What kind of monkey fires out cannons?
Our Roar Rangers today are cousins.
I really want to be a Roar Ranger because I absolutely love animals.
We're giving the girls just two clues
to help them guess today's animal.
Clue number one, a pot of artificial nectar.
Clue number two, a sponge.
Eugh! It smells of sick!
Nectar comes from flowers and a lot of creatures love to eat the stuff.
I think it's for birds. Baby birds.
-What would you say that is for?
-It's some sort of sponge.
So what are they hoping to get?
BOTH: Fingers crossed it's birds.
It's time to find out.
Today, Lucy and Chloe will be lorikeet keepers.
BOTH: What? What are lorikeets?
This is the rainbow lorikeet.
It's a kind of small parrot that comes from Australia
and south-east Asia.
Hi, girls. I'm Michaela. I'm going to be your keeper for the day.
-Are you ready for some hard work?
-Here you go, girls.
Oh, no. More cleaning.
Oh, yes. And with 19 lorikeets, the aviary is covered in poo.
There's so much that some of the plants in there are in danger
of being killed by the stuff.
And there's one plant that Michaela is particularly worried about.
Now then, we're going to be cleaning this plant.
If we don't clean the plant, sadly it will die.
There's an animal called the golden pheasant who hides underneath it.
And here's the golden pheasant. His name is Nigel.
Golden pheasants come from China.
And like our British pheasants,
they can fly but they prefer to stay on the ground.
So, Nigel needs that plant for protection
because down here he's right in the firing line.
Now it's up to Lucy and Chloe to save the plant.
Hold on to the leaf and wash off all that poo.
Why is this poo white?
Within this poo they have their urine as well
so it's got two things in it rather than one.
So we're going to clear up their wee as well as their poo?
Yeah, I'm afraid so.
Having wee and poo together makes it powerful stuff.
Time to get the gloves on.
BOTH: We're ready!
Right, girls. Here's your sponges.
I'd like to see this plant absolutely spotless by the time you're done.
It's a tricky job because they've got to clean off the mess
without damaging the leaves.
-Lucy, have a look at this leaf.
How often do you do this?
We clean the lorikeets' aviary every morning
-and we also do it in the evening as well.
Yep. They are very, very messy birds.
This one here, it seems you two are both avoiding that one.
It's quite hard to get the poo off.
I hope the golden pheasant's going to appreciate what we're doing.
Teamwork always helps. They've got Nigel's favourite plant sparkling.
Do you want to go and meet the golden pheasant that hides under this bush?
-Come on then.
-He is very pretty, isn't he?
Of course, the other good thing about Nigel is that,
being a pheasant, he spends most of his time on the ground
so when he goes, there's no danger of it landing on anybody.
But the Roar Rangers are here to work with the lorikeets
and very soon, that's going to put them in a dangerous position.
So don't go away.
Cessna the female marmoset who was rejected by the rest of the group
is still on her own in a separate enclosure.
But now, a new male named Carlos has just arrived from another park.
Keeper Jo is about to introduce them.
I'm really excited this morning.
To see them together and their reaction will be fantastic.
Mixing animals is like setting up a blind date.
It's tricky because you don't know how they'll react to each other.
So, this is the big moment. I think she's seen him now.
So anyway, I am going to slowly take the front off now.
Just see if he comes out.
This is the moment to see if they're going to get on.
Come on, sweetheart.
Come on, darling.
Cessna has seen Carlos and she looks worried.
She's very cleverly hiding on a branch, the other side of it.
I don't think he's really aware that she is there.
Carlos is trying to take in his new home, but finally, he spots Cessna.
And it does look suspiciously like love at first sight.
# I'm crazy for you. #
They're kind of gazing into each other's eyes, which is really sweet.
They've had a sniff of each other and are crossing on the branch.
# I'm crazy for you. #
The signs are good but this is like their first date.
They need to spend some more time together.
This is a good little honeymoon suite, to get used to each other,
and start the relationship.
It'll be good.
But first impressions don't always last.
Will they still be lovey-dovey after a week together?
We'll find out later on.
Back in tiger territory,
we've got everything ready
to find out how strong the world's biggest cats really are.
We are still here in the tiger enclosure
but this time we are safely locked up in the truck
because we've got a rope outside
and we're expecting tigers to pull this two and a half tonne truck.
Come on, Gemma. Is this going to happen?
I think it will happen.
She's confident. All right, Bob. Let's let the tigers out.
Could you let the tigers out, please?
All right, here we go. Do I need to have my seat belt on?
So here they come. Gemma, who is this running first?
Soundari and Turlough.
Turlough, you can see the size difference.
Soundari, don't let him push you away. Oh, he's coming close.
He's coming close. Oh my goodness! Are we safe?
-I think Soundari's going to try it.
-She's got the rope.
She's got it. Go on, lady! You do it!
She's going sideways.
No, no. Go backwards.
Oh see, he's going for the actual wood.
Yeah, but he's still keeping it to the side, Bob.
I think I might have to manoeuvre a little bit
so that it's straight so that he can give it a tug.
Is this OK? I don't want him to pull his teeth out.
No, it's fine.
You see, look at the size of his paws!
Is this going to be safe, seriously?
Go, on. There we go. That's it.
Oh my gosh, we're moving. We're moving! We are moving!
Oh my goodness! Soundari, you are amazing.
Bob! Put the handbrake on!
Oh my goodness, did you see how much we moved?
That was Shouri.
That was unbelievable!
I apologise to everyone at home for squealing slightly.
Gemma and Bob don't seem phased. I'm so surprised.
I didn't think they would be able to do it.
Bob, are you amazed at their strength,
that they can pull two and a half tonnes?
Yeah, it is incredible. Here he goes. He is pulling us again.
We are going again! Oh, no!
You know, this is just unbelievable.
But he's not really pulling that hard, is he?
He's taking us off into the pond, I think.
Here he goes again.
Just look at that, look when he's pulling.
You can see his big paws going backwards.
Where is all that strength? Is it the teeth?
Is it just the teeth or is it the legs?
It's the legs.
I think it's just all of Turlough. He's just a strong lad.
But he is not struggling that much, is he?
No, they're used to it in the wild, so they can jump on its back,
dig in with their claws and drag it down.
Then they sort of suffocate with the teeth.
Turlough has actually snapped the rope, chewed the rope off.
-So the wood is actually not attached to the rope any more.
So as you can see, his claws are digging into the wood
to keep the wood and he's chewing on the end bit of rope
that he's snapped off.
-Is that his claw marks in the log?
-Yes, it is. Claw and teeth.
It's unbelievable. It looks like Turlough has got his prize.
He's off, so, Bob, let's get out of here! Quick! Go, go, go!
I've got to say, I've never been so scared in my life.
Come on! Turlough can pull it faster than this!
-Put your foot on the gas!
Lions spend up to 20 hours a day asleep.
That's because after making a kill,
they eat so much they can hardly move.
If you'd just scoffed a zebra, you would have to lie down, too.
Then they'll spend a couple of days doing nothing but snoozing.
I wish I was a lion.
Earlier in the series, we followed the story of Rene,
the baby sea lion that was born down at Half Mile Lake.
For a while, it was touch and go if she would survive
as there were complications with her birth.
Head keeper, Mark, had to step in to cut the umbilical cord
between Mum and baby himself.
Soon, they were both doing well and by the time she was three weeks old,
little Rene was swimming and having a great time.
Now she's over two months old
and Johny's gone down to pay her a visit.
I've popped down to the lake to meet up with head keeper
Mark for a bit of a catch up with one of the park's new arrivals.
It's baby Rene, and she's just over there.
We are in a part of the park we don't come to that often.
It's behind the scenes, here.
She's got her own log. Is this her favourite space?
It's a favourite space for all baby sea lions.
They all like this log.
It used to be a lot longer
and they used to jump off the end like a diving board.
It slowly rotted down over the years.
This is where they practise their dives, is it?
It seems to be.
Where are the other sea lions and how's she getting on with the group?
We have quite a few sea lions haven't we?
We have got eight, actually. Eight others out there.
They are wherever they want to be, all around this lake.
Young babies like this, from about a month, are really independent.
They go off and do their own thing.
Mum will call them back when she gets worried, but on the whole,
good mums like Jo-Jo leave them for most of the day
and come back when the baby will suckle on Mum.
So she's not catching her own fish or anything yet?
No. She won't catch a fish yet.
She will find them now she's out and about, looking around.
She will bump into them.
They are good games to chase but she won't eat them yet.
Normally from about six months, they start eating.
What's the next stage for Rene? What are we looking for her to do next?
What's the next in the growth cycle?
The growth cycle now is just to get fatter.
They tend to have three growing spurts
where they just get fatter and fatter
and then they stretch a bit and go thin.
Then they get fatter again.
They do that three times and then they're adult.
She looks really chilled out there
and she looks like she's not even scared of the camera or anything.
It's really lovely to see Rene.
OK, all you gamers. Here's what you've been waiting for -
sand7 is today's cheat code for the Roar game on the CBBC website.
Don't forget to check up on your animals every day and happy gaming.
Our Roar Rangers have done some great work
to save Nigel's favourite plant
from the poo that falls from the lorikeets.
Now they're going to get to feed the birds by hand.
They've got little pots of their favourite food, artificial nectar.
What I need you to do is hold the pots up quite high
-and see if they come down and land on you.
-What about that one?
The lorikeets love the nectar.
Any second they will be all over Lucy and Chloe.
Any second now.
-Come on, birdies.
-They're not coming down.
The birds are refusing to eat.
They're looking, but they're not coming down for it.
They're just lazy.
That's strange because the lorikeets will normally
land on anyone who has got food.
But now something else has landed on Lucy.
One has pooed on my shoulder.
Some people say that being hit by bird poo will bring you good luck.
Hm, maybe it works...
..cos the lorikeets are finally getting close enough
to try the Roar Rangers' nectar.
He doesn't really want to come down for it.
He's just bending down from there.
But now the birds seem to have gotten used to the Roar Rangers
and they're being a little more friendly.
The tongue looks a bit grey and the beak's red.
You can see their giant tongue.
The tongue of the rainbow lorikeet is covered in tiny hairs
to help them lap up nectar.
This is fun cos you can feel their beaks on the bottom.
Those special tongues work fast and all the nectar is soon gone.
So how does Michaela reckon our Roar Rangers have done?
I'm very proud of how the Roar Rangers did. They were fantastic.
Scrubbing those leaves - I've never seen them so spotless.
It was quite horrible having to clear their wee as well as their poo
but it came off quite easily when you got scrubbing.
I was very pleased with how patient the girls were today.
Being an animal keeper, you always have to be patient.
It was really nice to be inside the enclosure and get close to them.
BOTH: We love lorikeets!
Cessna the marmoset was rejected by her family group.
She was all alone and then Carlos came into her life.
When they met, it looked like love at first sight.
Would their romance stand the test of time?
It's now been one week since they first met
and it's looking good.
# You've got me flying with your love
# Shining with your love
# Riding with your love
# I feel like I'm on top of the world with your love. #
Carlos and Cessna are the love story of the year.
Straight away, really, they got on like a house on fire.
Whenever you go in there, they're sat very closely together.
You can tell that there's, you know, chemistry.
# I feel like I'm on top of the world with your love. #
Who knows, after the honeymoon period,
maybe they'll start producing a family, which would be really good.
# I feel like I'm on top of the world with your love. #
Earlier in the series we followed the story
of Joseph the baby wallaby,
who was found all alone in Wallaby Wood.
He'd been abandoned by his mum, though no-one knows why.
The keepers managed to warm him up and get him fed,
and after that it was up to Polly and Bev
to share the role of foster mum.
They had to give him his first hopping lessons
and to look after him day and night.
If Joseph was with his mum, he'd have been in her pouch.
So they took him round in a cosy backpack instead.
But now he's growing up.
Before we leave you today, Johny and I have popped up
to see one of the cutest things in the world, ever.
Cheryl Cole is here?
Cheryl? I'm not talking about Cheryl Cole, Johny!
I'm talking about Joseph the wallaby.
And of course, there's his mummy!
-Hiya, Bev. How are you doing, Mr?
-Nice to see you again.
-I knew it was him, really.
How is he getting on? He's grown!
He has grown loads.
I think he's tripled in size since we first met him.
We're used to seeing him in his rucksack.
It's not on your back,
-it's not on the floor.
He's getting grown up, to be honest.
His rucksack is over there, in the Wallaby House.
We've been giving him access for a couple of weeks now
in the daytime, so he can hop in and out as much as he likes.
Last night was the first time we've given him access at night.
It went extremely well.
-Hang on, so you weren't with him last night?
He was in there on his...
Be honest, did you sleep behind a tree?
No. We were all a little bit worried about him.
But ever since we put him in Wallaby Wood, he's done amazingly well.
He has such confidence in here
we don't need to worry about him at all.
It looks like he's wriggling around a bit. Does he want to get down now?
Yeah. We can put him down on the floor. He's quite independent.
He likes to have a hop about.
There you go. Good boy.
I tell you what, it looks like he has come on leaps and bounds.
While Joseph hops off into the distance,
why don't you lot check out what's coming up
on the next episode of Roar.
We'll have a special report from Africa,
when we meet the fastest land animal on earth, the cheetah.
The hippos are the most dangerous animals in the park.
Are they any match for Croc Cam?
And the meerkats might watch out for each other,
but can they help the keeper when we put her on the spot?
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Rani and the keepers challenge the tigers to a tug-of-war to find out how strong they really are.
Meanwhile, Johny catches up with a couple of babies - Rene the sea lion pup and Joseph the wallaby joey.
Plus, the heart-warming tale of the marmoset who was kicked out by the group, only to find true love elsewhere, and the Roar Rangers discover why it's not a good idea to stand underneath the lorikeet parrots!