Teamwork Andy's Baby Animals


Teamwork

Preschool wildlife series. Andy Day explains how baby animals are great at teamwork. He looks at how young meerkats, emperor penguins and convict fish work together.


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# Andy's Baby Animals Andy's Baby Animals

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# If you're a polar bear and you're going somewhere

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# Andy's Baby Animals

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# Or an elephant calf then you better take care

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If you're a capuchin learning how to read

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# An ostrich chick trying to beat a retreat

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# If you're a black bear looking for a tree to climb

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# Or a penguin chasing Mum at breakfast time

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# An orang-utan trying to make your bed

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# Or a meerkat struggling with a sleepy head

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# We're growing stronger every day

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# Watch them try and learn and play

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# Andy's Baby Animals

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# Andy's Baby Animals. #

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Hello. I'm Andy.

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And this is a baby crocodile or hatchling.

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The mum crocodiles are some of the best parents

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in the world because they don't just look after their babies,

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they look after the babies of other crocodiles, too.

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They're fantastic team players.

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And the baby crocs,

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they grow up in what's called a crocodile creche.

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Teamwork is really important when you start out in life.

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How about a trip to Namibia in Africa?

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The sun is peeping over the horizon and for one young animal,

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that means it's time to go to work.

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This little meerkat pup is on look-out duty today.

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He's less than a year old and it's his first time doing this very

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important job.

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Oh, where's he off to?

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Ah, good idea.

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If you climb up there, you'll be able to see much further.

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And with you looking out for danger,

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the rest of your family can safely have breakfast.

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Oh, maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all!

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Never mind, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it soon.

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Just be careful that branch doesn't...

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..break.

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Time to find a new look-out post.

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Uh-oh, here comes trouble.

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This scary looking character is a Cape cobra.

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He's got a nasty venomous bite

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so he's a real threat to this pup and his family.

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But should he tackle it by himself or call for help?

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Ah, yes, good choice, little meerkat.

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Call for help. This guy is far too tough to tackle on your own.

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Here come the reinforcements.

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A group of meerkats is called a mob.

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And when they all get together and work as a team,

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they can be a pretty formidable force.

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Now, it's 15 meerkats against just one snake.

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Careful, everyone. Watch out for that venomous bite.

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Oh, look. He's off.

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Not such a tough guy after all, eh?

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Teamwork saves the day.

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Well done, young pup.

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Now run on home for your supper.

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# Andy's Baby Animals Andy's Baby Animals. #

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Now, we're off to the bottom of the world, Antarctica.

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Sometimes baby animals must rely on their parents for great teamwork.

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These are emperor penguin dads.

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They're not being lazy just all huddled up like that.

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They're doing it to keep warm

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because Antarctica is really, really cold.

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And it's not just themselves that they're keeping warm,

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each one is carrying an egg.

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Emperor penguins are amazing dads

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because they balance the egg on top of their feet for two whole months

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while the mum penguins go off fishing.

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While he's on egg duty, Dad can't go anywhere or eat anything.

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So after months of no eating, he's really, really hungry.

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Hurry up, Mum!

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She has been fishing out at sea with all the other penguin mums.

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But it looks like they're ready to start the long journey home

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to their families and they're off to a flying start.

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Keep waddling, mums.

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You know how grumpy Dad gets when he's hungry.

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At last, she's home.

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The two penguins are reunited after spending months apart.

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And to welcome her home, Dad has a little surprise.

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Her baby has hatched.

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Now it's time for Mum to take over baby-sitting duties.

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But passing a baby from foot to foot requires some nifty teamwork.

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The switch needs to be quick because the tiny chick has little protection

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against the cold and could turn into a popsicle in seconds.

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That's it. All snug and warm again.

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Mum and Dad make the perfect team.

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And while baby has a feed,

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Dad can go and find some dinner, too.

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Well deserved, Dad.

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"Thanks, Dad."

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# Andy's Baby Animals Andy's Baby Animals. #

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We're off to the Pacific Ocean and the Solomon Islands now.

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Teamwork can also be useful if you live underwater.

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This funny face belongs to a convict fish.

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Yeah, you heard it right, a convict fish!

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It lives here in the Pacific Ocean with all its babies.

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It looks like it's making a mess with all that sand, but actually,

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it's cleaning out its home.

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A series of tunnels which it's burrowed out in the seabed.

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Convict fish have lots of babies called fry.

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So the young ones always have plenty of brothers and sisters to help them

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with their chores.

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The first job of the day, tidy your room.

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Next, find some food.

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For baby convict fish, eating is easy.

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They just open their mouths and gulp down teeny-tiny creatures that float

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in the sea called plankton.

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But they also need to make sure

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they don't end up as somebody else's dinner.

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So they team up into a group called a shoal.

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It makes them look bigger to scare away other fish.

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Genius!

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With feeding time finished,

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it's time to head home to the safety of their burrow.

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In you get.

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By working together as a team,

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our little fry have made quick work of all their chores.

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Now, that's what I call great teamwork.

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For meerkat pups, penguin chicks and the fry of a convict fish,

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teamwork is part of everyday life.

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Isn't that right?

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See you next time.

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Andy Day knows that baby animals are great at teamwork. In Africa, young meerkats learn to look out for their mob. Emperor penguins work together to keep their chicks fed and warm. The fry of convict fish stick together in a shoal to fool bigger fish.