Animal Sound Safari
Animal Sound Safari
ABC Radio
Animal Sound Safari takes your ears around the world to discover the weird and wacky histories us humans have with animals. Each episode is jam-packed with cool stories, kooky facts and ‘pawsome’ puns. From celebrity sloths in Costa Rica to greyhounds going to war in Germany, hop on board with Animal Sound Safari.
How do vultures help the dead?
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.
Apr 28, 2019
16 min
Can a crocodile be part of your family?
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.
Apr 21, 2019
16 min
Buzzing bee BFFs
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!
Apr 14, 2019
16 min
How sloths went from slackers to superstars
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?
Apr 7, 2019
19 min
The luckiest cat in the world
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.
Mar 31, 2019
17 min
INTRODUCING — Animal Sound Safari Series 2
Pull on your khaki pants and get ready for an adventure, because Animal Sound Safari is back with more weird and wacky episodes! We’re lazing over to Costa Rica to meet the most famous sloth in the world, flying to Mongolia to discover how vultures help dead people and buzzing to Lithuania to learn about bee BFFs. The first episode will hit your feeds on April 1st. And that’s no joke!
Mar 24, 2019
2 min
The epic love story of Milima and Macho — the owls
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.
Oct 4, 2018
16 min
Can a rooster save your life?
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?
Sep 27, 2018
17 min
Camel beauty pageants and the scandalous, sneaky cheats who enter
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.
Sep 20, 2018
17 min
Meet the yak-poo-boat riding warrior mice of Tibet
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!
Sep 12, 2018
17 min
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