Animal Sound Safari - Pinna

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Animal Sound Safari

Animal Sound Safari takes your ears around the world to explore the weird and wacky histories we humans have with animals. From camel beauty queens in Saudi Arabia to cooked roosters who save lives in Portugal. Each episode is jam-packed with cool stories, kooky facts and 'pawsome' puns. Are you ready for an adventure? Hop on board Animal Sound Safari!

Season 1

1 - How did dogs become man's best friend? (17 min)

There was once a famous and powerful king who loved his dogs so much he was buried next to them. Meet King Frederick the Great of Prussia and his beloved greyhound Biche. Find out how Biche started the saying 'dogs are man’s best friend'.

2 - Meet the yak-poo-boat riding warrior mice of Tibet (17 min)

Tibetan legend has it that teeny tiny mice, floating on boats made of yak poo, defeated a human army. Find out how they did it!

3 - Camel beauty pageants and the scandalous, sneaky cheats who enter (16 min)

In Saudi Arabia, camels are fashionable beauty pageant contestants. With millions of dollars in prize money up-for-grabs, sometimes their humans cheat to try and win big.

4 - Can a rooster save your life? (17 min)

There's a rooster almost everywhere you look in Portugal. Ceramic roosters on front doors, posters of roosters in shops, toys, tea towels and table cloths. But why?

5 - The epic love story of Milima and Macho — the owls (16 min)

In Kenya, there’s a superstition that owls are evil birds bringing illness and death. But one loved up owl couple is helping change that by showing 'OWL' you need is love.

Season 2

1 - The luckiest cat in the world (17 min)

Have you ever seen a statue of a cat waving at you from a shop window? Sometimes they're white or gold and their paw goes up and down as if to say 'come here and check out my cool store!' The Maneki-neko is a lucky symbol in Japan, right across Asia and the world; all because of the tale of a cat, a big storm and a Japanese warrior.

2 - How sloths went from slackers to superstars (18 min)

Meet Buttercup, the most famous sloth in the world. This Costa Rican superstar has been on TV shows and has become the face of slick sloth merchandise. But did you know sloths were once thought of as horrible, dirty and lazy?

3 - Buzzing bee BFFs (16 min)

Buzzing bees equal friendship in the tiny European nation of Lithuania. In fact, when you call someone your best friend in Lithuanian you say my 'bee friend'. And it's all because of honey — yummy yummy get in my tummy honey!

4 - Can a crocodile be part of your family? (16 min)

In East Timor crocodiles aren't seen as big scary animals that will try and take a bite out of your butt, they're thought of as family. It's all because of a really, really, old crocodile called Lafaek who changed the island of Timor forever.

5 - How do vultures help the dead? (15 min)

Vultures have a bad reputation as scavengers because they don't hunt or kill their own food, they just wait for some other animal to do it for them. But vultures are actually really important. They eat all the food that no one else wants, particularly tasty maggot-filled treats. Ewww. In fact, long ago in Mongolia, vultures even helped people get to their next life and be less afraid of death.