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Today on Roar, can a tiger pull a two and a half tonne truck

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with his teeth?

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That was unbelievable!

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We're going to find out just how strong they really are.

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I have got to say, I have never been so scared in my life.

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Hello and welcome to a rainbow coloured episode of Roar. I'm Rani.

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And I'm Johny. And this cool dude is Dante the panther chameleon.

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I've got to point out some of his colours. Look at this.

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He has got turquoise and white and green and yellow.

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That's kind of an amber or a copper colour.

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Rani, I think we get the idea. Shall we get on with the show?

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I haven't got into the shades of green.

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We've got a light green, dark green...

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Coming up today, Cessna the marmoset

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was bullied by the group so they've got her a new companion.

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Will he be mean like the others or the love of her life?

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They are gazing into each other's eyes.

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BOTH: We are ready!

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The Roar Rangers discover the downside of being a lorikeet keeper.

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One has pooed on my shoulder.

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And Joseph the baby wallaby may be growing up,

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but is he still cute and cuddly?

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You decide.

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We're starting out in Monkey Temple.

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because there's a problem with one of the common marmosets.

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These little monkeys are normally nothing but fun.

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They're inquisitive,

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friendly and they seem to find our cameras particularly interesting.

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In the wild, common marmosets live in highly organised social groups

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of about nine or 10, who are usually related to each other.

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There's a dominant male and female

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and they are the only ones in the group that breed.

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Here in the park, there are now 14 in this group,

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including two youngsters who were born earlier this year.

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The whole group was doing well until recently,

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when keeper Jo noticed there was a problem with a female named Cessna.

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Every time she tried to climb up to the branches

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to see one of the others, a member of the family would bare their teeth,

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screwing their face up - "Go away, get down there."

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Not nice to see, but unfortunately it is one of those things that happens.

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With Cessna being picked on, Jo had no choice

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but to take her away from the others.

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She's now being kept in a separate enclosure.

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It is a shame but marmosets in the wild sometimes reject

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one of their own, probably to stop the group from becoming too large.

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Poor Cessna is now on her own and that's not good for marmosets.

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Primates don't do well on their own.

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They're like us humans, they need companionship.

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They need someone there with them for company and comfort.

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Because they've been brought up into and live within a family group,

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to be on their own can lead to stress.

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In the wild, Cessna would probably have found a new group to join.

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Here in the park it is up to the keepers to sort something out.

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The good news is Darren has managed to get hold of a male for Cessna

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so we can house them together

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and give the opportunity for Cessna to have a family of her own.

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The new male's name is Carlos.

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He has already arrived from another park.

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There's no way to know how Carlos and Cessna will react to each other.

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It could be love at first sight or it could be all out war.

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We'll see what happens later.

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The Siberian tiger is the world's largest cat.

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But how strong are they?

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The keepers have set up a test and I've come to help.

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Heave! Heave!

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Come on, you lot. Put your back into it.

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-Gemma, are you pulling?

-Yes!

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-Bob, deputy head keeper, come on!

-I'm pulling! I'm pulling!

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You know what, this is never going to work.

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You said, "Rope pull challenge. Come on, Rani, we're pulling this truck."

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What's going on? We are not working as a team.

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-We are not going to do it.

-What? We are not doing it?

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-Who is doing it?

-The tigers.

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We're in the Tiger Enclosure.

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The tigers, they're over there. Safely locked away?

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-Safely locked away.

-So we are safely out here.

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What is the plan today?

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The plan is, as you can see we've put a tow rope on this vehicle

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and a lure for the tigers.

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And they're going to grab that piece of wood, hopefully,

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and see how far they can pull this vehicle.

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OK, Gemma. He said a lure.

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A log, is that really something a tiger is going to be interested?

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We all know tigers love meat.

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But anything different in their enclosure,

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they will sniff about and hopefully they will pull it.

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These tigers need better toys!

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Shall we just lay it like this?

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Pull it out in a nice long line and hopefully they'll go for that.

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I wish I could say this rope stretched a little bit further

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if we are going to be in the truck.

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-This is the kind of distance we are going to be?

-Hopefully.

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-There is a flaw in it, mind.

-What's that?

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Because it is not a rigid thing, they might just grab it

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and run off that way, which is defeating the object a bit.

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Hang on, if they run off that way and we're all in the truck

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to see if they can pull the truck...

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I'll have to manoeuvre it so they are behind all the time.

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OK, I was getting worried that we would be going with them.

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Let's get to the truck.

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-Let's get there safely and let the tigers out.

-Yep.

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I like the sound of this. Let's go.

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Stay tuned because we'll be back in tiger territory very soon.

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What part of the computer was the cat looking at?

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The mouse.

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LAUGHTER

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A chicken and James Bond are crossing the road.

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James Bond said, "I'm Bond, James Bond. Who are you?"

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The chicken said, "I'm Ken, Chick Ken."

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Oo-oo-oo-oo!

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What kind of monkey fires out cannons?

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A baboom.

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LAUGHTER

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Our Roar Rangers today are cousins.

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THEY ROAR

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I really want to be a Roar Ranger because I absolutely love animals.

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We're giving the girls just two clues

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to help them guess today's animal.

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Clue number one, a pot of artificial nectar.

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Clue number two, a sponge.

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Smell that!

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Eugh! It smells of sick!

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Nectar comes from flowers and a lot of creatures love to eat the stuff.

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I think it's for birds. Baby birds.

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Hmm, birds?

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-What would you say that is for?

-It's some sort of sponge.

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So what are they hoping to get?

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BOTH: Fingers crossed it's birds.

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It's time to find out.

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Today, Lucy and Chloe will be lorikeet keepers.

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BOTH: What? What are lorikeets?

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This is the rainbow lorikeet.

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It's a kind of small parrot that comes from Australia

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and south-east Asia.

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Hi, girls. I'm Michaela. I'm going to be your keeper for the day.

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-Are you ready for some hard work?

-Yeah.

-Here you go, girls.

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Oh, no. More cleaning.

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Oh, yes. And with 19 lorikeets, the aviary is covered in poo.

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There's so much that some of the plants in there are in danger

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of being killed by the stuff.

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And there's one plant that Michaela is particularly worried about.

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Now then, we're going to be cleaning this plant.

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If we don't clean the plant, sadly it will die.

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There's an animal called the golden pheasant who hides underneath it.

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And here's the golden pheasant. His name is Nigel.

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Golden pheasants come from China.

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And like our British pheasants,

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they can fly but they prefer to stay on the ground.

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So, Nigel needs that plant for protection

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because down here he's right in the firing line.

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RASPBERRIES

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Now it's up to Lucy and Chloe to save the plant.

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Hold on to the leaf and wash off all that poo.

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Why is this poo white?

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Within this poo they have their urine as well

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so it's got two things in it rather than one.

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So we're going to clear up their wee as well as their poo?

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Yeah, I'm afraid so.

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Having wee and poo together makes it powerful stuff.

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Time to get the gloves on.

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BOTH: We're ready!

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Right, girls. Here's your sponges.

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I'd like to see this plant absolutely spotless by the time you're done.

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It's a tricky job because they've got to clean off the mess

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without damaging the leaves.

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-Lucy, have a look at this leaf.

-Eugh!

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Clean again!

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How often do you do this?

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We clean the lorikeets' aviary every morning

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-and we also do it in the evening as well.

-Oh.

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Yep. They are very, very messy birds.

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This one here, it seems you two are both avoiding that one.

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It's quite hard to get the poo off.

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I hope the golden pheasant's going to appreciate what we're doing.

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Teamwork always helps. They've got Nigel's favourite plant sparkling.

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Do you want to go and meet the golden pheasant that hides under this bush?

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-BOTH:

-Yes.

-Come on then.

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-He is very pretty, isn't he?

-Yes. Gorgeous.

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Of course, the other good thing about Nigel is that,

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being a pheasant, he spends most of his time on the ground

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so when he goes, there's no danger of it landing on anybody.

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But the Roar Rangers are here to work with the lorikeets

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and very soon, that's going to put them in a dangerous position.

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So don't go away.

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Cessna the female marmoset who was rejected by the rest of the group

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is still on her own in a separate enclosure.

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But now, a new male named Carlos has just arrived from another park.

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Keeper Jo is about to introduce them.

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I'm really excited this morning.

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To see them together and their reaction will be fantastic.

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Mixing animals is like setting up a blind date.

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It's tricky because you don't know how they'll react to each other.

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So, this is the big moment. I think she's seen him now.

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So anyway, I am going to slowly take the front off now.

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Just see if he comes out.

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This is the moment to see if they're going to get on.

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Come on, sweetheart.

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Come on, darling.

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Cessna has seen Carlos and she looks worried.

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She's very cleverly hiding on a branch, the other side of it.

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I don't think he's really aware that she is there.

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Carlos is trying to take in his new home, but finally, he spots Cessna.

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And it does look suspiciously like love at first sight.

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# I'm crazy for you. #

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They're kind of gazing into each other's eyes, which is really sweet.

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They've had a sniff of each other and are crossing on the branch.

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# I'm crazy for you. #

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The signs are good but this is like their first date.

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They need to spend some more time together.

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This is a good little honeymoon suite, to get used to each other,

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and start the relationship.

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It'll be good.

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But first impressions don't always last.

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Will they still be lovey-dovey after a week together?

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We'll find out later on.

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Back in tiger territory,

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we've got everything ready

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to find out how strong the world's biggest cats really are.

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We are still here in the tiger enclosure

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but this time we are safely locked up in the truck

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because we've got a rope outside

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and we're expecting tigers to pull this two and a half tonne truck.

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Come on, Gemma. Is this going to happen?

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I think it will happen.

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She's confident. All right, Bob. Let's let the tigers out.

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Could you let the tigers out, please?

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All right, here we go. Do I need to have my seat belt on?

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So here they come. Gemma, who is this running first?

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Soundari and Turlough.

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Turlough, you can see the size difference.

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Soundari, don't let him push you away. Oh, he's coming close.

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He's coming close. Oh my goodness! Are we safe?

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-I think Soundari's going to try it.

-She's got the rope.

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She's got it. Go on, lady! You do it!

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She's going sideways.

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No, no. Go backwards.

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Oh see, he's going for the actual wood.

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Yeah, but he's still keeping it to the side, Bob.

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I think I might have to manoeuvre a little bit

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so that it's straight so that he can give it a tug.

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Is this OK? I don't want him to pull his teeth out.

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No, it's fine.

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You see, look at the size of his paws!

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Is this going to be safe, seriously?

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Go, on. There we go. That's it.

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Oh my gosh, we're moving. We're moving! We are moving!

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Oh my goodness! Soundari, you are amazing.

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Bob! Put the handbrake on!

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Oh my goodness, did you see how much we moved?

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That was Shouri.

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That was unbelievable!

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I apologise to everyone at home for squealing slightly.

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Gemma and Bob don't seem phased. I'm so surprised.

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I didn't think they would be able to do it.

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Bob, are you amazed at their strength,

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that they can pull two and a half tonnes?

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Yeah, it is incredible. Here he goes. He is pulling us again.

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We are going again! Oh, no!

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You know, this is just unbelievable.

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But he's not really pulling that hard, is he?

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He's taking us off into the pond, I think.

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Here he goes again.

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Just look at that, look when he's pulling.

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You can see his big paws going backwards.

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Where is all that strength? Is it the teeth?

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Is it just the teeth or is it the legs?

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It's the legs.

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I think it's just all of Turlough. He's just a strong lad.

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But he is not struggling that much, is he?

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No, they're used to it in the wild, so they can jump on its back,

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dig in with their claws and drag it down.

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Then they sort of suffocate with the teeth.

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Turlough has actually snapped the rope, chewed the rope off.

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-So the wood is actually not attached to the rope any more.

-Right.

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So as you can see, his claws are digging into the wood

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to keep the wood and he's chewing on the end bit of rope

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that he's snapped off.

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-Is that his claw marks in the log?

-Yes, it is. Claw and teeth.

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It's unbelievable. It looks like Turlough has got his prize.

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He's off, so, Bob, let's get out of here! Quick! Go, go, go!

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I've got to say, I've never been so scared in my life.

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Come on! Turlough can pull it faster than this!

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-LAUGHTER

-Put your foot on the gas!

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Lions spend up to 20 hours a day asleep.

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That's because after making a kill,

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they eat so much they can hardly move.

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If you'd just scoffed a zebra, you would have to lie down, too.

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Then they'll spend a couple of days doing nothing but snoozing.

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I wish I was a lion.

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Earlier in the series, we followed the story of Rene,

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the baby sea lion that was born down at Half Mile Lake.

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For a while, it was touch and go if she would survive

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as there were complications with her birth.

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Head keeper, Mark, had to step in to cut the umbilical cord

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between Mum and baby himself.

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Soon, they were both doing well and by the time she was three weeks old,

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little Rene was swimming and having a great time.

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Now she's over two months old

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and Johny's gone down to pay her a visit.

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I've popped down to the lake to meet up with head keeper

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Mark for a bit of a catch up with one of the park's new arrivals.

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It's baby Rene, and she's just over there.

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We are in a part of the park we don't come to that often.

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It's behind the scenes, here.

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She's got her own log. Is this her favourite space?

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It's a favourite space for all baby sea lions.

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They all like this log.

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It used to be a lot longer

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and they used to jump off the end like a diving board.

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It slowly rotted down over the years.

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This is where they practise their dives, is it?

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It seems to be.

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Where are the other sea lions and how's she getting on with the group?

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We have quite a few sea lions haven't we?

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We have got eight, actually. Eight others out there.

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They are wherever they want to be, all around this lake.

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Young babies like this, from about a month, are really independent.

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They go off and do their own thing.

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Mum will call them back when she gets worried, but on the whole,

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good mums like Jo-Jo leave them for most of the day

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and come back when the baby will suckle on Mum.

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So she's not catching her own fish or anything yet?

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No. She won't catch a fish yet.

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She will find them now she's out and about, looking around.

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She will bump into them.

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They are good games to chase but she won't eat them yet.

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Normally from about six months, they start eating.

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What's the next stage for Rene? What are we looking for her to do next?

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What's the next in the growth cycle?

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The growth cycle now is just to get fatter.

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They tend to have three growing spurts

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where they just get fatter and fatter

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and then they stretch a bit and go thin.

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Then they get fatter again.

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They do that three times and then they're adult.

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She looks really chilled out there

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and she looks like she's not even scared of the camera or anything.

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It's really lovely to see Rene.

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OK, all you gamers. Here's what you've been waiting for -

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sand7 is today's cheat code for the Roar game on the CBBC website.

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Don't forget to check up on your animals every day and happy gaming.

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Our Roar Rangers have done some great work

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to save Nigel's favourite plant

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from the poo that falls from the lorikeets.

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RASPBERRIES

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Now they're going to get to feed the birds by hand.

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They've got little pots of their favourite food, artificial nectar.

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What I need you to do is hold the pots up quite high

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-and see if they come down and land on you.

-What about that one?

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The lorikeets love the nectar.

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Any second they will be all over Lucy and Chloe.

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Any second now.

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-Come on, birdies.

-They're not coming down.

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The birds are refusing to eat.

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They're looking, but they're not coming down for it.

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They're just lazy.

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That's strange because the lorikeets will normally

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land on anyone who has got food.

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But now something else has landed on Lucy.

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One has pooed on my shoulder.

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Some people say that being hit by bird poo will bring you good luck.

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Hm, maybe it works...

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..cos the lorikeets are finally getting close enough

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to try the Roar Rangers' nectar.

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He doesn't really want to come down for it.

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He's just bending down from there.

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RASPBERRY

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But now the birds seem to have gotten used to the Roar Rangers

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and they're being a little more friendly.

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The tongue looks a bit grey and the beak's red.

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You can see their giant tongue.

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The tongue of the rainbow lorikeet is covered in tiny hairs

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to help them lap up nectar.

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SLURPING

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This is fun cos you can feel their beaks on the bottom.

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Those special tongues work fast and all the nectar is soon gone.

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Oh!

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So how does Michaela reckon our Roar Rangers have done?

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I'm very proud of how the Roar Rangers did. They were fantastic.

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Scrubbing those leaves - I've never seen them so spotless.

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It was quite horrible having to clear their wee as well as their poo

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but it came off quite easily when you got scrubbing.

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I was very pleased with how patient the girls were today.

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Being an animal keeper, you always have to be patient.

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It was really nice to be inside the enclosure and get close to them.

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BOTH: We love lorikeets!

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Cessna the marmoset was rejected by her family group.

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She was all alone and then Carlos came into her life.

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When they met, it looked like love at first sight.

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Would their romance stand the test of time?

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It's now been one week since they first met

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and it's looking good.

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# You've got me flying with your love

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# Shining with your love

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# Riding with your love

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# I feel like I'm on top of the world with your love. #

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Carlos and Cessna are the love story of the year.

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Straight away, really, they got on like a house on fire.

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Whenever you go in there, they're sat very closely together.

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You can tell that there's, you know, chemistry.

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# I feel like I'm on top of the world with your love. #

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Who knows, after the honeymoon period,

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maybe they'll start producing a family, which would be really good.

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# I feel like I'm on top of the world with your love. #

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Earlier in the series we followed the story

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of Joseph the baby wallaby,

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who was found all alone in Wallaby Wood.

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He'd been abandoned by his mum, though no-one knows why.

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The keepers managed to warm him up and get him fed,

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and after that it was up to Polly and Bev

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to share the role of foster mum.

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They had to give him his first hopping lessons

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and to look after him day and night.

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If Joseph was with his mum, he'd have been in her pouch.

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So they took him round in a cosy backpack instead.

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But now he's growing up.

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Before we leave you today, Johny and I have popped up

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to see one of the cutest things in the world, ever.

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Cheryl Cole is here?

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Cheryl? I'm not talking about Cheryl Cole, Johny!

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I'm talking about Joseph the wallaby.

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And of course, there's his mummy!

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-Hello.

-Hiya, Bev. How are you doing, Mr?

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-Nice to see you again.

-I knew it was him, really.

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How is he getting on? He's grown!

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He has grown loads.

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I think he's tripled in size since we first met him.

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We're used to seeing him in his rucksack.

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It's not on your back,

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-it's not on the floor.

-It's not.

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He's getting grown up, to be honest.

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His rucksack is over there, in the Wallaby House.

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We've been giving him access for a couple of weeks now

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in the daytime, so he can hop in and out as much as he likes.

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Last night was the first time we've given him access at night.

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It went extremely well.

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-Hang on, so you weren't with him last night?

-No.

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He was in there on his...

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Be honest, did you sleep behind a tree?

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No. We were all a little bit worried about him.

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But ever since we put him in Wallaby Wood, he's done amazingly well.

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He has such confidence in here

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we don't need to worry about him at all.

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It looks like he's wriggling around a bit. Does he want to get down now?

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Yeah. We can put him down on the floor. He's quite independent.

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He likes to have a hop about.

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There you go. Good boy.

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I tell you what, it looks like he has come on leaps and bounds.

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While Joseph hops off into the distance,

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why don't you lot check out what's coming up

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on the next episode of Roar.

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We'll have a special report from Africa,

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when we meet the fastest land animal on earth, the cheetah.

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The hippos are the most dangerous animals in the park.

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Are they any match for Croc Cam?

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And the meerkats might watch out for each other,

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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!


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