Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles -Thank you for coming back to the show. -Thank you. I feel like this is my second home now. It's awesome. -Right. It should be. We love having you on. Cause I love... -Yes. -I mean, last time you were here, we had... -Yeah. -...Kevin Hart was here. -[ Laughing ] We did. That was a lot of fun. -And I asked him to stay out and play with the animals. -Yeah. -And he said, "I hate animals." [ Laughter ] Or, oh, no -- actually, he goes, "I like animals. I'm afraid of them." -All right. That's okay. That's all right. -And he had -- oh, my gosh. It was the funniest. -Yeah. I like to think maybe we helped him, a little bit, overcome his fear. -Maybe. -A bit more comfortable. But, I mean, for me, it was really cool because we actually reached over 100 million people on Facebook, so for me, what a great... -Yeah. It was the number-one trend on YouTube. [ Cheers and applause ] -Yeah, thank you so much. -100 million people. -Yeah, it was awesome. And for me, that's just such a great way to get the -- the message of wildlife and conservation out to so many people, so thank you so much. It was awesome. -No, are you kidding me? Thank you right back to you. -You, as well. Thanks, guys. [ Chuckles ] -The show -- "Crikey!" -Yes. -"Crikey! It's the Irwins." -You've got to say, "Crikey! It's the Irwins." -Oh, sorry. [Australian accent] "Crikey! It's the Irwins." -"Crikey! It's the Irwins." -"Crikey! It's the Irwins." -There you go. -[ Normal voice ] Yeah. -Perfect. -It -- It -- It was the biggest debut for Animal Planet in the last five years, so congratulations on that. -Thank you so much. Thanks, guys. -Over 12 million people have seen it around the world. It's a giant hit. -Yeah. -I'm happy for you and your whole family. You know I love the whole fam. So, thank you for coming back. -Thank you. -Now, you brought some animals tonight, and, hopefully, I'll get along with them and... -Yes. Hopefully. -And, yeah. Yeah. -It's gonna be really fun. So, are you ready for the first animal? -Yeah, here we go. Absolutely, we love it. -Okay, we've got two of them coming up here. -Okay. -So, this is Ping and Pong, and they are absolutely adorable. Hey, guys! Hello! Hello, guys! [ Otters squeaking ] -Take your body and kind of... -Yeah, you can hold them really nice and tight in there. These are otters. These are actually little, baby otters. That's great. [ Otters squeaking ] So, see those... -Oh, my gosh. -...those little vocalizations that they're making? -Yes. -Now, that's actually -- Oh, he's eating you a little bit. -All right, watch it. Ohh. -That's how they communicate with one another. Now, Asian small-clawed otters -- these are the smallest otters in the entire world. Whoops. -He's eating... -He's eating -- He's eating you now. -...the microphone, yeah. -Now, these guys are really cool. They're from Asia. They're amazing. And they've actually got -- I think he loves me. -I think it's cute, but you never know. The -- The squeaks. -They're still babies. -Yeah. -So they will get a lot bigger than this. All right, here we go. [ Laughter ] -They'll get bigger, yes. Okay. -They will. They will. -Oh, my goodness. -Aren't they just so special? -Yep. Okay. -Here. Let me put your mic back -- mic back on. -Hi. Yeah. -There we go. -Hi, buddy. Okay, it's good. -Isn't that awesome? So, they can actually have... [ Otter squeaking ] -He found it again. -They can have... -He's gonna find it again. -Oh, my goodness. -Hi, buddy Ping, buddy Pong. -Ping and Pong. -Hi, buddy. -Now, they actually have the finest fur in the world. Oh, he's giving you a kiss. -I think he almost bit -- or bit me. He almost bit me or kissed me. -Oh, they're so -- so cute. -Hey, buddy. I love them. -Congratulations. Well done. Well done. [ Laughter ] -I'm not squeezing him or anything, I swear. -Thanks, Ping and Pong. -I'm just holding him, and that's all. All right, I'm ready to get Ping and Pong... -All right, we're good? Okay. -Thank you for this. [ Cheers and applause ] Thank you very much. -Oh, my God. -Oh, my God. Thank you. -Thank you very much. -Ohh, gosh. -How cute are they? Are you -- Are you all good? -Yeah, I'm great. I love -- Yeah, that's fantastic. -That's good. Okay. So, next, for this next one, I think we're gonna come around again. We're gonna sit down here. And I'm gonna grab a few pieces here for you of sweet potato. -Mm-hmm. Oh, man. -This next animal loves sweet potatoes, so if you want to sit down... -Oh, okay. Okay. Oh, no. -...and then, you can put... [ Laughter ] -I can see what's kind of coming. -You can put your legs out like this. -Oh, gosh. -Now, you want to hold the sweet potato just here, so they don't bite your fingers. -Oh, no. What do you mean they won't bite my fingers -- hold it like this? -So, it'll -- it'll be good. -I don't know. -It'll be good, I promise. -What do I do with that? -You can grab that one, as well, and you can feed them. -Oh, no. -They love sweet potato. -All right. -All right, so, we've got Quill Smith and Quilly Nelson. And you'll see their names in a second. Come on in, guys. These are porcupine. -All righty. [ Laughter ] Good to see you. -Hello. -Okay. What do I... -There you go. -Now, can I... -Have a go at that. So, now, these guys -- they're African -- [ Laughter ] He's curling up now. These are African crested porcupines, the largest rodent in the continent of Africa. -Okay, this might be the most dangerous thing I've ever done. -And see those spines there? Yeah. That's actually -- That's their defense mechanism. If a predator is gonna get them, they'll actually sink them right down into their skin. And that's -- that's how they avoid predators. They're amazing. -All right, all right. -How cool is that? -Does he want -- Yeah, it's unbelievable. -And see how they're -- That shaking there means they're a little bit -- a little bit unhappy. They're thinking, "Just what's going on?" [ Laughter ] But, see, once they've got that -- once they got the sweet potato, they're completely happy. -They absolutely love it. -I can feel him eating it, but I just... -That's great. How cool is that? -Yeah, man. -Look at them go. -Well, I'm just happy that I had kids, you know... -So cool. Here you go. -...when I -- when I... -Yeah. [ Laughs ] What do you think, eh? -...when I could. -Now, they'll get... [ Laughter ] ...they'll get a lot bigger, too. When they're full-grown, they could easily have a go at a lion. If -- If -- If it's getting close, they'll just stab right in with those quills. [ Laughter ] How cool is that? -All right, this is unbelievable. -They're amazing, aren't they? -It is a pleasure to meet you guys. Oh, wow! My God! All right, all right, Robert. -You're good. You're good. All right, should we take them right now? -Robert. Robert. Robert. -You're good. You're good. -Robert. -All right, bye, guys. -Robert. -Now... -Be very careful, whatever happens next. -I don't know how we're gonna get this. Here. Let's see. -Okay. -There we go. You're good now. -All right, all right. This is great. -All right. See you later, guys. [ Laughs ] -Oh, my heavens. All righty. Okay. -Are you good? -That's -- That's not the carrot. All right, here you go. [ Laughter ] You're having -- the carrot's over here. Here you go, buddy. Eat this. Eat this. -[ Chuckling ] Okay. -All right, good to see these guys. Oh, my gosh. Yeah, I think -- [ Laughter ] -Wow, they really love it here. -Security? Oh, no. Okay. -[ Laughing ] Okay. All right, no worries. There we go. -All right, yep. Okay, good. -It's a bit of a challenge picking them up, as you can see. -Ohh. Ohh, my gosh. -There we go. -Yeah. -Well done, guys. [ Cheers and applause ] Good job. That was great. That was so cool. Do you want me to grab your sweet potato for you? -Yeah, that's what he was, yeah, going for. -All right. No worries. So, I think we're gonna stay down here for a little while. [ Laughter ] Have a look at this guy. Now, this is... -I'm not putting him in my lap. I'm not. -This is a giant aardvark. -I don't want to move. -And the aardvarks -- they are native to Africa, as well. See those massive claws there? That's what they use to dig. So, they're really interesting animals. They've got that big, long nose. -Yeah. -And that's how they smell. They've got a great sense of smell. And the end of their nose actually looks a bit like a marshmallow. It's so cool. -Has he -- Have we... -How special are they -A random aardvark. -Big ears, great hearing. -This is -- And, sorry. I didn't even quite even hear what you were saying. -Yes. -Is he an -- It's an aardvark -- It's an anteater? -Yeah, so they'll -- they'll eat ants and termites. And, yeah, they're great at digging. They'll find a termite mound. They'll break into it. But we've got a little mixture here, and that's kind of a mix of squished insects and bugs, and they absolutely love it. See that? -Absolutely. [ Laughter ] -It's really good. So, it's actually really quite good for them. They absolutely love this. -I can't believe it. -So, we're gonna head down here now for this one. We couldn't really fit this one on the stage. -Okay. -So, this -- This is Debra -- This is Debra the Zebra. -Oh, my goodness. -And I absolutely love Debra. Do you want me to come around this side? -Sure. -So...there we go. -Debra the Zebra. Hi. How you doing? -So, Debra the Zebra -- she's actually still quite young. -Hi. -She's a young little zebra, and she still loves her bottles. Now, she's only about six months old. You're welcome to pat her, though. -Six months old? -She loves her pats, yeah.