Preschool series. Let's Goers Jake & Grace discover what it's like to be a wildlife park keeper when they look after some giraffes.
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This is The Let's Go Club, but mini.
Expect making, exploring, super-sizing, dancing,
fact-finding and laughing. We've only got a few minutes,
so get ready for more fun from The Let's Go Club.
-Hello, I'm Grace.
-And I'm Jake.
Today, we're going to be wildlife keepers.
BOTH: Let's go!
A wildlife keeper is someone who looks after animals in
a wildlife park or a zoo. This is Lauren.
She helps to look after one really special animal.
Can you guess what they are? They have really long necks.
-Is it a giraffe?
-It is a giraffe,
and I've got a little treat for you.
You're going to help me pick up some giraffe poo today.
Here's your spade and come with me.
What do you think it smells like?
It smells stinky but it's all right.
A lot of people come in here and think it's really smelly,
-so shall we pick up some poo?
Yeah? Wonderful. Come this way.
This one's for you, Grace.
It's hard work, but it's really good fun.
'There's so much poo.'
This is fun.
-Shall we put some nice fresh straw on top of their bed now?
-Is it nice and squishy?
-Yeah, it's like a bouncy castle.
It is like a bouncy castle. It's comfortable for them
to sleep on because they're very heavy animals.
-Shall we go and do something else?
-Wonderful. Let's go.
-Do you know what these are?
They are, and they love them.
-Won't they sting the giraffes?
-No, because the skin inside
of a giraffe's mouth is very tough.
Why do you put the nettles in these metal balls?
In captivity they don't have to work as hard for their food,
so we put the nettles inside the balls and they
have to get the nettles out with their lips and tongues
through the gaps in the mesh.
It makes them use their tongue like they're supposed to.
This is a little treat. Shall we go and get them
-something a bit bigger to eat?
We're at the plantation. This is where we get all our fresh
leaves and boughs for our giraffe to eat.
What trees do giraffes eat?
We'll get some silver birch and willow today -
two of their favourites. If I cut down some trees, did you
-want to help me load them onto the vehicle?
-Wonderful. Let's go.
We'll cut down a willow tree for them,
another one of their favourites.
Those leaves look nice and tasty for the giraffes, don't they, Grace?
Yeah, they do.
-Now that's done, it's time to eat.
-But I'm not hungry.
It's not for you, Grace, it's for the giraffes!
'Lauren hung up the nettle balls.'
'We're holding the boughs for the giraffe to eat.'
He's so strong!
There we go. Can you see their tongues?
Yeah, they're really long and wriggly.
-Can you see what colour their tongue is?
-It is blue.
It's thought to be that dark blue, purpley colour
to protect against sunburn. It's very hot in the African savanna,
so they have a dark tongue to protect them against sunburn.
Have you both enjoyed your day
-as a zookeeper at the wildlife park?
What's your favourite part been?
I really enjoyed feeding the giraffes.
Feeding the giraffes is much more fun than picking up
-their poo, isn't it?
You can join The Let's Go Club too.
Just grab a grown-up and head to the CBeebies website.
There are songs to sing along to,
things to make and do and see CBeebies Radio too.
Remember, we're the club that never closes.
Let's Goers Jake & Grace discover what it's like to be a wildlife park keeper when they look after some giraffes.
This is The Let's Go Club, but mini! Expect making, exploring, super-sizing, dancing, fact-finding and laughing.