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On Roar today, there's trouble up in Wolf Wood.

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Frida the she-wolf is dangerously ill.

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The keepers and vet will do everything they can to help her,

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but will it be enough?

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-Hello, and welcome to ROAR. I'm Rani.

-And I'm Johny.

-And I'm Johny.

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-No, Rani, I'm Johny.

-No Rani, I'm Johny.

-Rani, what you doing?

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-What you doing?

-That's... Oh, I get it!

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You're being a parrot and you're copying everything I'm saying

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and being really annoying!

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Being a parrot, being really annoying!

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Being a parrot, being really annoying!

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Let's just get on with today's show!

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Being really annoying! Get on with today's show!

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Being really annoying!

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It's a bird show today.

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Whippet, the tiny Boobook owl is learning how to fly,

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and I'll be there for his very first attempt.

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Oh, my goodness!

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Oh, please don't fall, please don't fall!

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And I'll be meeting a bird that can do an obstacle course

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quicker than a soldier.

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And Roar Ranger Ethan is a keen magician,

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so the sea lions show him a trick or two.

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How to make a fish disappear!

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But first, we're going up to Wolf Wood.

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There are 12 Canadian Timberwolves here,

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led by top dog Two Tips, and she-wolf Frida.

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Together, they are the alpha male and alpha female,

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and are in charge of the pack.

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This means they have their pick of the food, have the best sleeping

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spots, and most importantly, they are the only ones

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who breed and produce young.

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The alpha male and female are born into the position, but they must be

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physically and mentally fit enough to remain leaders of the pack.

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Frida is ten now, and has been the alpha female for six years.

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During that time, she's had eight pups.

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Deputy head of section Bob Trollope has looked after her since

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she herself was a pup, and she's definitely one of his favourites.

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But recently, Bob has noticed that Frida is not her old self.

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Something is wrong, and he's worried.

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Frida, in the past week or two, has been doing some strange behaviour,

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circling in one direction, not walking properly,

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finding it difficult to eat, drink,

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and we're obviously concerned about her.

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Bob has brought Frida into the wolf house,

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and called in Safari Park vet Duncan to have a look at her.

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Has she got a head tilt?

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More of a turn one way, rather than tilted.

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She tends to sway off to the left.

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Frida is a hugely important member of the wolfpack, but she needs

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to be at full strength if she's to continue as the alpha female.

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Does she get bullied at all?

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Yeah, I think they've been picking on her slightly,

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but then she's also been picking on some of the other ones.

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She always turns to the left, yeah, she can't go to her right.

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All the signs are, really, she's got some brain problem.

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If she's got a brain problem, really,

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there's not a lot you can do for that, I'm afraid, Bob.

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It looked really difficult, drinking.

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She was trying to drink with her head on one side,

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and she was just dribbling it all back out again.

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If Duncan is right, and Frida's illness is being caused by a

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brain problem, then the team will be faced with a difficult decision.

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If it progresses and gets worse and worse, it's just a sign that

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whatever's causing the problem's getting bigger, and in that

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situation, the kindest thing for her would be to put her to sleep.

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So do you think we're at that stage now, or do we let it...

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I don't know, really. What do you think? How is she coping?

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She seems to be getting wobblier, but...

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I don't know. Well, how quick would it deteriorate?

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Well, she's changed quite a lot in the last week, hasn't she?

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Yeah, I think so.

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These are the hardest decisions that vets and keepers ever have to make.

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If they can make an animal better, they will,

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but they love their animals and don't want them to suffer.

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They're faced with some tough choices, and need time to

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think about them, so we'll come back to Wolf Wood later on.

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Now, earlier in the series I was introduced to

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one of the cutest animals in the park, Whippet here, the baby owl.

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Now today, I believe, it's a special day for Whippet,

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-is that right, Jimmy?

-It certainly is, yeah.

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We're going to try and get him

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to fly to you for the very first time in his whole career.

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Now hang on, seriously. Has he ever flown before?

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Because how old is he now?

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He is now, he must be about 12 or 13 weeks old,

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so the initial flights are only little baby bumps around his aviary,

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you know, so he'll bounce from perch to perch,

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so we want to ask him to do bigger flights now, and train him

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to come to us for food, so we can use him in the displays.

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I love that you say we're going to ask him.

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OK, Whippet, we're going to ask you!

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No, obviously, how are we going to do this?

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He's due his breakfast, OK, so that means he'll jump to us

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for little bits of food, OK, so I'm going to give you a little glove.

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We'll just teach him where he needs to sit,

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and then we're going to ask him

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to come to you for a few little bits of food.

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I never think of birds taking their first flight.

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You just presume they can do it.

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Yeah, in the wild they have to branch out from trees,

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and eventually learn to hunt on their own, so it is maiden flights.

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He'd be doing it in the wild roughly about this time,

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-so we're going to teach him to do it today as well.

-OK.

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What I'm going to get you to do, Rani, is almost have him so the back

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of your fist is facing him, then it's a nice, clear perch for him.

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That's it, and then if you turn round

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and stretch your arm out this way.

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-How close?

-If you look at him at the moment...

-His wings are open!

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He's opening his wings because he's having a shower.

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Because it's raining, he's having a bit of a bath and shower,

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which is really cool, because he's never done that before.

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-He's having a bit of a wash.

-Look at the wings underneath!

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The colours underneath are amazing, aren't they?

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Yeah, he's quite colourful,

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and underneath his wings you can see his feathers are still growing.

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-Yeah.

-So they almost grow in like a little tube.

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I've got to say that he has changed,

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because he was a bit more fluffy the last time I saw him, a bit lighter.

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Yeah, yeah, definitely. So he'll go a bit darker,

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the little feathers around his head will eventually go.

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Oh, my goodness. Look at him!

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Let's see if we can get him to do a little jump, now.

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You stick your thumb down, like this, and then...

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Here you go, Whippet.

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You did it!

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Well done! I feel really proud of him!

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-I feel very proud as well, yeah!

-Do you feel proud as well?

-I do, I do!

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Whippet, the hand-reared Boobook owl has done brilliantly for his

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first flight, but Jimmy reckons he can do an even bigger one.

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Will he manage it? Find out later.

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Our Roar Ranger for today is 10-year-old Ethan.

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This budding magician is mad about animals, even the less exotic ones.

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My favourite animal is a goat.

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GOAT BLEATS

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But what animal will he be working with today?

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As usual, we're giving Ethan just two clues to help him guess his job.

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Clue number one, a boat.

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Clue number two, a loudspeaker.

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River cruiser. I know it's a river cruiser.

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This is one of those intercoms. You speak into it.

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Kkkkrr! This is the captain. Kkkkrrr!

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So, I feel like we're going on a river cruiser,

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and I'll be the person speaking on the intercom.

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He's confident, but is he right?

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He is!

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Right!

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Yes! Sea lions!

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In the wild,

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California sea lions are found all along the West Coast of America.

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These incredible hunters can dive to depths of 274 metres

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in search of their prey.

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That's more than 2 and a half football pitches straight down!

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Not only will Ethan be helping with the sea lions, but we are also

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giving him one of the hardest Ranger challenges we've ever set.

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Being a presenter on the Jungle Cruise.

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If he is to pass this challenge, he'll need some help, so we're

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sending him off to see deputy head of the lake section, Sarah.

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-Hello, my name's Ethan.

-Hi, Ethan, I'm Sarah.

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I'm one of the keepers down here at the lakes,

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and I hear you've got a bit of a mission today.

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-Yes.

-You need to learn some things about the sea lions.

-Yep.

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Well, you've come to the right place.

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She's got four of the sea lions in for a feed this morning.

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..and noisy old Buster.

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FOGHORN

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Demonstration over, it's time for Ethan to get stuck in.

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You're very lucky today,

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because as you've got that bucket of fish in your hand, I'm going

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to ask you if you could possibly feed one of the sea lions for me.

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But throwing a slimy fish whilst wearing a glove is not

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the easiest thing to do.

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Whoops!

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Don't worry, Buster'll get it!

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Slippery start over, he's right on target.

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To keep things simple for his presentation,

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Ethan is going to focus on just two of the sea lions, Buster and Nancy.

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How can you tell which one is which?

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Buster will be the easiest one to tell from the boat,

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because he's the biggest sea lion we've got,

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so just the biggest, loudest sea lion, that's Buster.

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If you see on the top of his head, as well, he's got that little lump.

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Only the boy sea lions, when they get older, get that little lump.

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It's called a crest.

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Big and loud. Well, that seems easy enough, but what about Nancy?

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This one's Nancy, here. She's one of our oldest sea lions.

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As you can see, she's got really short whiskers there,

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-compared to the other ones.

-What are their whiskers used for?

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Well, erm, for starters,

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a really cool fact is the official name for them is vibrissae,

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for their whiskers, but what they are is they're really sensitive,

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and they actually use them to detect the fish.

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That's really cool, I'm definitely going to use that.

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-They are so cute.

-They are very good.

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I think, can I have another fact?

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Do you know how much the sea lions weigh?

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Er, Buster there, approximately, I would say weighs somewhere

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between 250 to 300 kilograms in weight, quite a heavy boy.

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At 300 kilograms, Buster is six times heavier than Ethan.

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Ethan's head must be swimming with information.

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Question is, will he remember it

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when he's faced with a boat full of visitors?

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Join us later in the show to find out.

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A little earlier, I was with falconer Jimmy,

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where we saw Whippet the Boobook owl do his very first little flight.

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Now Jimmy reckons he's ready for more.

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So, what are we going to do now?

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He's done his first jump, and there was a bit of arm, wing movement.

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Yeah. We're going to ask him to do a little bit more,

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and so what we do is we do very, very short jumps first of all,

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and then we try and increase the distance, OK, to make him

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do a little bit more work, but at the moment he's snuggling into Paul.

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So, we'll go a little bit further away, so we've got about...

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-Is that too much?

-No, that's good, that's good.

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So, we'll get you to hold your arm out again, Rani, and then...

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Oh, my goodness!

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JIMMY WHISTLES

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Please don't fall, please don't fall!

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Did you see that?

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That was proper, like, three or four foot as well, wasn't it?

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-Yeah, definitely. Right, shall we try the big one?

-Oh, no.

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-Is he ready?

-Yeah, I think so.

-I don't want to push him too far.

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-No, he's all right, he's all right.

-Yeah? I don't want him to get...

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-I'm so nervous for him!

-Made him do it for the first time ever.

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OK, so we're going to go for a final one, OK,

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and we're going to make it a fairly big one.

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We don't want to push him too far,

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so we always want to end on a positive note.

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OK, so we'll go a little bit further back.

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So, is it tiring for Whippet? Because he's only little.

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Yeah, I suppose it is, really.

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It's his first baby flights, really, so he's

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building muscle, and eventually, over the next few weeks, he'll

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get fitter and fitter, and then we can increase bigger distances.

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OK, so we'll get you to hold your hand out.

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If he looks like he's not going to make it, should I run closer to him?

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We might be able to help him.

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I don't want him to fall, please don't let him fall!

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He shouldn't do. Whippet!

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JIMMY WHISTLES

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Whippet!

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JIMMY WHISTLES

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Ah, you see. He's really thinking about it, isn't he?

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-His head's going, his head's going.

-Come on. Here we go.

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He's thinking about it.

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Yes! Well done!

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You clever, clever boy!

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Look at those big eyes, he's saying, "I am so proud of me".

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Well, Jimmy, thank you. Genuinely, thank you so much.

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I can't believe, Whippet, I was here,

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-we were here for your first flight.

-First-ever flight.

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And, you never know, one day,

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you could be flying above all the crowds here.

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Yeah, he'll be wowing audiences in a few weeks' time,

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so it won't take long now.

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Now we've got these initial flights, we're kind of cooking on gas, now.

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-High five!

-High five!

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-Excellent, good stuff.

-And for you as well. Well done!

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What's a shark's favourite game?

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Swallow the leader!

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Meow!

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-What do frogs like to drink?

-I don't know. What do frogs like to drink?

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Croaka-Cola!

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Oh, oh, oh, aaaah! Aaaah! Aaaah!

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How does a fish get to school?

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By octobus!

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Back up in Wolf Wood, Safari Park vet Duncan and the keepers

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have been discussing what to do about Frida the poorly wolf.

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Her health has been getting worse very quickly recently.

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They're not sure what is causing it.

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It may be a brain problem, or even heart disease.

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I don't exactly know what's wrong with Frida,

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but she's got some problem in her head which is causing all

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these neurological problems, and it's obviously progressing quite

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quickly, because she's got quite a lot worse in the last week,

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and if we don't do anything she's just going to get a lot worse,

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and the risk is, because of the pack animal nature of wolves,

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the other wolves will probably start picking on her,

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so I think, on balance, the best thing for her, really,

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is to put her to sleep, before any of these nasty things happen.

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Of course, animals can't talk,

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so when they are very ill sometimes the kindest thing is to

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put them to sleep, so they don't suffer lots of pain.

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When you have an animal, you care for it,

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and unfortunately sometimes you have to make that question of

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is it worth letting her go on, and we've decided that it's not, so

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it's a bit of a sad day, but we will have to put her down, I'm afraid.

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Bob has known Frida since she was a wolf pup,

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so he feels her death more than most.

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But he's also a very experienced animal keeper,

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and knows sometimes this is the kindest thing to do.

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Frida will be missed, but she won't be forgotten.

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Frida was a very important part of the pack, being an alpha female.

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It's always a loss losing any of our animals,

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but a major role as an alpha is obviously a big loss for the pack.

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She's been a breeding female for a number of years,

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which is an important role, obviously.

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She was a character, we loved her.

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I think she had a really good life here.

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And we'll catch up with Bob later on,

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to see what happens to the wolfpack with Frida gone.

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Now, earlier in the show, Rani had an incredible experience

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when little Whippet, the Boobook owl, did his first ever flight.

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Well, now I'm heading down to see Jimmy the falconer

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for another first.

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A bird I've never even heard of.

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Jimmy, what is a caracara, first and foremost?

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It's a really unusual bird.

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It's really closely related to falcons, so a really, really

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fast species of bird of prey, but it doesn't really look or act like one.

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There's about 12 different types of caracara

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in the whole world.

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Which caracara are we going to be working with today?

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He's a striated caracara, OK, and the striations are just

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basically the little gold flecks around his neck, and they live

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on the Falkland Islands, so they're only on a few scattered

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islands around the south tip of America, and he's called Sirius.

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OK, and I guess, today, we're going to be seeing how

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intelligent they are, so what are we going to do?

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What we've basically done is we've hidden food around the

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rocks, because in the wild they'll feed on bugs and beetles and

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insects, crabs and crustaceans, you know, you name it, they'll eat it.

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Really?

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Then, hopefully, from the rocks, he'll work his way down to

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the plant pots, so we've hidden a few little bits of food underneath

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those as well, so he's got to actually flip over the plant

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pot to get the bit of food.

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Wow! We've got a bin here, what's all this about?

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On the Falkland Islands, you will find dustbins.

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There's people there who stick a dustbin out the back garden,

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and caracaras have learnt that there's food inside these.

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All they've got to do is raid them.

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-And now we've got the socks.

-So, they're attracted to the colour red.

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Not many birds of prey can see in full colour,

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so the different colours of socks should hopefully prove every

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single time, when he picks the red one,

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and we can change them round, so you can swap them round.

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Why would it pick the right one?

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Is it because it looks a little bit like meat,

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or a juicy berry or something?

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Yeah, it'll be meat, so it's the colour of meat.

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So, here we got an animal that's not only an amazing hunter,

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super intelligent, but can see in colour, unlike other birds,

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and is just the main, uber-predator of its kingdom?

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I can't wait to meet this bird, so can we bring it out?

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-We can, we certainly can.

-Excellent.

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Well, join us later on in the show to meet the amazing caracara.

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I know I'm looking forward to it.

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Type that in and see what it gives you.

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We're back on Half-mile Lake, where Ethan is about to undergo

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one of the hardest tasks we've ever set a Roar Ranger.

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To present to a boat of paying guests!

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He's looking nervous. Before his big challenge,

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there's just time for some top tips from the professional, keeper John.

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Now, when you're talking to the public,

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you've just got to make sure you try and give them eye contact,

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make sure you try and keep eye contact with them.

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Try and speak as clearly as possible.

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Don't speak too fast, because a lot of people,

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-when they start off, they speak too fast.

-And no one hears.

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Yeah, and no one hears, it just sounds like one great big blur.

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It's almost time for Ethan's big moment,

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And the sea lions have turned up in force.

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How on earth is he going to tell one from another?

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There's Buster, but will he recognise him?

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All right, Ethan, I think you're up.

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We're ready for you, so I'll just introduce you,

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and then I'll have the microphone over to you, all right?

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Come on, Ethan, you can do it!

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Ethan is going to tell you all about the sea lions,

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so I'll pass you over to Ethan now.

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All eyes are on him.

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He must stay focused if he is to succeed.

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Hi, I'm Ethan,

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and I'm here to tell you a couple of facts about the sea lions.

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If you look carefully over there, you should see Buster.

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He weighs around about 200 kilograms onwards.

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Yes! He's off to a flying start.

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You can tell sea lions, male from girl,

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because the males have lumps on top of the head, whereas the girls don't.

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Great fact, Ethan!

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Buster's been joined by Nancy, but will Ethan be able to recognise her?

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And there's Nancy.

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You can tell Nancy because of her very short whiskers,

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if you look carefully.

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The technical name for whiskers is vibrissae.

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Yes! Another killer fact!

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Thank you very much.

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APPLAUSE

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With the tour over, has John been happy with Ethan's performance?

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He actually did really well for his first trip.

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I'm quite pleased with how it went. It could have gone worse.

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The fact that he's gone off to learn his own facts is fantastic,

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it's what we like to see.

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Because I was standing there, and literally, pffffff!

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Like a bullet, it just comes out of nowhere.

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Apart from the giraffe, that's the biggest animal I've ever seen.

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Go, Buster!

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BUSTER BARKS

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Earlier on in the show, head falconer Jimmy told us

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about one of his favourite birds, the caracara.

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He thinks this bird is incredible.

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So incredible, he's set up its own assault course to prove how

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intelligent this bird is.

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It's Sirius the caracara, and we're ready to meet him.

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-Jimmy, are you ready?

-I'm ready, I'm ready.

-Let the bird out, then!

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OK, Sirius.

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Looking forward to this. Here he is. This is Sirius the caracara.

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Hello, Sirius!

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Oh, he's gone straight over to the rocks, that's incredible!

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So he's got the meat here, he's going over, he needs to go over

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to these rocks and try and knock them out of the way, look at this!

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So, he uses his feet to flip over the plant pot.

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Most birds of prey will use either their feet or their beak.

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He uses both, which makes him a bit of a special bird of prey.

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That's incredible!

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So his feet have got a little bit of dexterity, then, in a way?

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Yeah, yeah, definitely. Yeah, he certainly has.

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We'll see if we can get him back down to this rock over here.

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So, we want him to put his head under these...

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He's actually got to stick his head in and almost shift the rock

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up to find a little bit of food from underneath.

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There are all sorts of bugs and beetles and insects,

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and then this one, he's got to pull the rope to move the rock.

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Look at that! That was incredible to see him, he did pull the rope,

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though, didn't he?

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Yeah, yeah, he will do, yeah. So, we've got the burrow, next of all.

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-OK.

-And then we'll come back to the few others,

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he's going to have a quick look over there.

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So, if you hide food all over the arena,

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so he never knows where the food is going to be every single day.

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Now, we know these are intelligent birds and they would do

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things like this in the wild, but have you had to do any training

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with him to do this kind of stuff?

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Not really. What we'll do is we'll set him a task and let him

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work it out himself. It keeps him busy and keeps on stimulated,

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so hopefully we can get him to go through the burrow.

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Hello, mate!

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-So, we'll get him to jump on down.

-So he's having a little...

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We do have a camera inside this tunnel,

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so hopefully we've got some amazing shots of Sirius going through

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that tunnel and picking up his meat.

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So he's done that, he's completed that task.

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-Yeah, he's perfect, so we go to the dustbin.

-The dustbin, OK, excellent.

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-This should be good.

-We'll set this dustbin out for him,

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we'll take the lid off it, and he should just...

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-Straight in!

-Not a problem.

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I don't know if you caught him, but he looks at you,

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then at me, and was like, "Come on, then, what's next?"

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-So we've got the washing line next.

-He's gone straight over from it!

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So, in order to get a reward from me,

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he knows he's got to steal the red item from the washing line.

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To actually pick it off the line?

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-Oh, there you go, he's pulled it off!

-And he'll run away with it.

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I tell you what, Jimmy, it's been brilliant hanging out with

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Sirius, and this is the first time I've seen a caracara bird.

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-Yeah, they are pretty unusual.

-And he really has impressed me.

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I tell you what, I think he's got a higher IQ than me!

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Now, it nearly is the end of the show,

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but before we leave you today we've come up to meet up with

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keeper Bob and find out how the wolves are doing.

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Now, Bob, there has been some sad news, hasn't there, because

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the alpha female of the pack, Frida, has recently passed away.

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Was she a bit of a character?

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She was very much a character, and obviously, in the pack,

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she was very important, and it was a great loss.

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So what kind of things are we talking about?

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Tell us some great things about Frida,

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because you knew her really well, didn't you?

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Yeah, well, she was one of these mischievous wolves.

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If there was going to be any trouble,

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she would get in there somewhere along the line!

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So, how are the rest of the pack reacting now,

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because she was the only breeding female, wasn't she?

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-So she was mummy to a lot.

-She was mummy to most of them.

-Really?

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How many pups did she have over a time?

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Well, she had several litters over a few years.

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Unfortunately, for the past couple of years she didn't breed,

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but maybe that was something to do with her problem.

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So although she's gone, Bob, her legacy lives on in the pack,

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through the little ones.

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-Very much so, yeah, very much so.

-So what are the plans now, then?

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Well, as the saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens,

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and it opens it up to a whole new bloodline coming in, if we want to.

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All we've got to do is move the young female on,

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because obviously, being her daughter,

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we don't want to breed from her,

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because she is related to the other males, so we could get, possibly,

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a new female in, unless they swap the young one for a new one.

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-Wow!

-That's awesome! Some pups may be on the way!

-Maybe.

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Well, we look forward to that.

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It really is sad news about Frida, but great stuff to look forward to.

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-Thanks very much, Bob.

-It is.

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That's all we've got time for on today's show, but here's

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a sneak peek of what's coming up on the next episode of Roar.

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They may be deadly, ferocious, and loud,

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but lions play like pussycats.

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So what will they make of our two big red balls?

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The cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth,

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but are they quick off the mark at feeding time?

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And the competition is fierce to find our new champion.

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Who will be crowned the park's laziest animal?

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You can see they're all working flat out to win it!

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