MUSEUM STORAGE The things on display at the SA Museum are only 10% of their enormous collection. Tess goes undercover with special permission, to check out what's behind the scenes. WOODEN SURFBOARDS Hundreds of years ago ancient Hawaiians used to take to the waves on wooden surfboards. Sean visits engineer Andrew Wells who designs and makes them. BABY POSSUMS Who can resist baby possums? Not Ranger Stacey! She's tracked down some adorable young marsupials straight from the pouch. MANSFIELD MACAQUES Natalie comes face to face with this group of cheeky monkeys. FARM SCHOOL Pip pulls on the overalls to study animal husbandry, at school. Looking after farm animals is all well and good, until it's time to clean up where they've been!
PARACHUTE FORMATION Ever wondered what happens when a parachute formation jump doesn't go to plan? Adam meets 4 of the 36 skydivers who broke a record, but on the shoot day, it goes horribly wrong! RIDING LESSON Tess takes the reigns firmly in hand and mounts up for a horse riding lesson. GLOSSY BLACK COCKATOO Sean finds out why these amazing birds need really old trees to survive. TIGER SHARK ECOLOGY Pip gets up close and personal with tiger sharks, and a scientist who is studying their biology. But don't worry, they're not live specimens! ASK DR CHRIS Dr Chris the Bondi Vet answers Totally Wild viewers' questions. Today it's about a Labrador.
BABY ROO Natalie meets a very lively character called Snickers. He's a kangaroo joey that is being hand raised at Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria. Nat gets to feed him and play with some of his other joey friends at the park. FLOWRIDER Adam is not famous for his sporting prowess, he finds it a challenge to stay balanced and employ technique at the same time. But he may have found his surf legs with the Flowrider! SCHOOL TREE PLANTING DAY Sean hooks up with a school that's creating a haven for local wildlife. HELICOPTER SAFETY Pip takes the easy option and observes the Ten news staff as they go through their helicopter escape training. They have to get out of a cage, upside down, seat belted in and blindfolded. HEARING DOGS Tess meets up with a dog that has a full time career as an aid to a woman with hearing problems. This clever pooch alerts her when the oven timer goes off, when there's someone at the door, when the phone rings, even when it's time to get up.
AUSTRALIAN MUSTER EXPERIENCE The team at Australian Muster Experience has put together a show to give the city slickers a taste of what it's like to muster a massive herd of cattle. FLYBALL If your dog is over 12 months of age and loves to chase, jump, catch and retrieve, they might be suited perfectly to the dog sport of Flyball. Tess finds out what they do when they play. SNOW MAKING Natalie is in the snowfields of Mt Buller in Victoria, finding out how recycled water is made into snow and pumped out across the ski slopes. ALL THAT DANCE A bunch of girls and one guy are off to the US to dance at the theme parks and to train with some of the best choreographers in the world. YACHT CHALLENGE VOLUNTEER Adam's been given the challenge to infiltrate a yacht race, but how will he go with 155 boats and more than 300 young yachties?
CANOE POLO Adam's relaxing dip in the pool is crashed by a team of canoe polo players. How does our not so athletic reporter survive this action sport? Will he keep his canoe and his head above water? ARMY CHALLENGE Tess has been challenged to complete an obstacle course at the South Australian Army Barracks but there's a catch! For some reason Col turns up and that changes everything! TOP JOB: WILDLIFE MAGAZINE EDITOR Sally Townsend it the editor of "Crikey" wildlife magazine. She takes us through the ins and outs of her very busy but fun job. PESTS NO MORE Fire ants can cause massive problems to this wide brown land, but Stacey is on the case to find out how we can send these darstardly ants a permanent eviction notice. PENGUIN CHECK Nat accompanies a keeper as he conducts a vet check on a group of King and Gentoo Penguins.
SUPER BIKE CHAMP Superbikes are production motorbikes which have been modified for racing, and are capable of reaching speeds of 280 kilometres per hour. In this story. Totally Wild catches up with Australian Superbike Champ Glenn Allerton. PAGEANT FLOAT Some young SA students have won the chance to have their design of a mini float appear in the 2009 Christmas Pageant! Tess goes behind the scenes to see what they've come up with and get a sneak peek at some of this year's floats! BABY KOALA Totally Wild doesn't get much cuter than this! Misty is a baby koala and Col has the extremely difficult job of giving her as many cuddles as possible. ELECTROFISHING Pip's set for a fishing trip but ends up finding out a much quicker and safer way of catching fish... for research purposes- not eating! GLOSSY BLACK COCKATOO NATURE CORRIDOR Adam's trekking around a dam to help a threatened species - The Glossy Black Cockatoo!
OLD TIME TRAVEL Tess heads to the South Australian Maritime Museum to find out what life was like onboard the sailing ships in the 1840's...only problem is, Tess drops off to sleep while filming and has a very strange dream.... ENRICHMENT TOYS Stacey heads to Dreamworld and helps to create some very enriching toys for the resident animals including a Tassie Devil! STRANGE BUT TRUE - ECHIDNAS Tess takes a closer look at one of the unique creatures of this wide brown land - the echidna. CYCLE OF A ROCK LOBSTER There one of the most popular dishes on the seafood menu, but we need to make sure they're around for future generations - so Sean is finding out how to farm a lobster. ASK DR CHRIS The Bondi Vet, Dr Chris Brown is talking with Nat about cats.
ANIMAL ADOPTIONS After moving to Adelaide 10 months ago, Colin is still feeling a little lonely and decides to adopt an animal from the Adelaide Zoo. Problem is there's just so many to chose from! SQUIRREL MONKEY In this story we hang out with an elderly group of squirrel monkeys, but don't let their age fool you! These South American primates can still speedily negotiate their way through the canopy. They also have a friend which they hang out with known as the Agouti - what's that I hear you ask? Well you'll have to watch to find out! FUNNEL WEBS Pip is learning all about the funnel web spider...from a safe distance of course! INTERNATIONAL OPTIMISTS Adam is hanging out with a young yachtie who is part of the global racing group - International Optimists! STADIUM LIGHTS Tess is at a sports stadium to find out what has to be done to look after and maintain a venue that seats 53,000 people!
ROCKET MAN We've covered so many different hobbies on totally wild, from model trains to kite flying. One hobby that I haven't covered though is the explosive pastime of rocket building. So set your clocks, because today we are going to be launching our very own rocket! DOLPHIN RESEARCH Stacey joins a research team on a very special mission - to find wild dolphins and the objective? To shoot them! No, it's not what you think - it's all in the name of finding out more about dolphins and we promise that no dolphins were harmed in the making of this story! CROC POND Colin is on hand to help a keeper move three freshwater crocs into a different pond - not for the faint of heart! JOURNEY TO A TW POSTER Sean sets out to find out posters are printed. BABY WOMBAT Tess meets a newborn Australian Marsupial and it's one of the cutest baby animals that she's ever seen!
WHEELCHAIR RUGBY It's fast, it's got a ball and it's an Olympic sport - Pip is court side to learn all about Wheelchair Rugby, but it's not long before she's having a go herself! Make sure you check it out! WACKY LIZARD NAMES Australia has more lizard species than nearly any other country on the planet. When it came to naming all of these Aussie reptiles, early naturalist got pretty creative and in this story we check out a few of these oddly named lizards! JOURNEY TO PASTA Pasta is one of the oldest foods in the world and Stacey has always wondered how it's made - so she finds out. YOUNG ACHIEVER BMX Tess checks out the BMX skills of young achiever Sam Willoughby, current Junior Elite BMX World Champion. ASK DR CHRIS The Bondi Vet, Dr Chris, chats with Nat about introducing old dogs to puppies.
WA REPTILES It's no secret that Col loves snakes, but what happens when he has to move two black tiger snakes into their new home? We doubt Col will be sticking around for that house warming party! JUNIOR DRAGSTER Pip hangs out with a junior dragster champion who's burning lots of rubber! He's 11 years old and regularly drives at over 100km per hour! BONDI VET TOUR The Bondi Vet, Dr Chris Brown, gives Nat a special behind the scenes tour of the vet clinic where stars are made! LOST AT BUSH Tess learns first hand what it could be like if she were to become lost in the bush. But she's in the safe hands of the SA Scouts. PLATYPUS PROFILE There's nothing else like it in the world! The platypus is a fascinating creature in many ways. Stacey delves into the watery world of this egg laying mammal.
LEOPARD SEALS Nat comes face to face with one of the fiercest hunters of its type - the Leopard Seal. ROTTNEST WILDLIFE TOUR It might be wet, It might be windy, but that's not going to stop TW from exploring one of Western Australia's most exciting landmarks! Join Col on a bicycle tour of Rottnest Island as he uncovers the truth about seals, ospreys and the shipwrecks that now call these waters home. JUNIOR WAKEBOARDING CHAMP Wake boarding is a very cool extreme sport and Adam is lucky enough to hit the water with some junior champs. RECYCLING PLANT Have you ever wondered what happens to the contents of your recycling bin after the truck collects it? Sean investigates. PORT JACKSON SHARK Tess tries a little magic and amazingly conjures up her own Port Jackson Shark! So, in true Totally Wild style, she sets off to find out all about it!
Wes joins a science expedition into the field looking for one million year old ice. Wes also discovers how you re-supply an Antarctic station and investigates the dive team's human impact research.
Wes arrives at Casey Station and discovers how to build an igloo and why Wilkes Station is half buried in the snow! He also visits a colony of adelie penguins.
During our final days at Davis station Wes catches up with a scientist who's been researching a huge crack in the Amery Ice Shelf - aptly named "The Loose Tooth Project" and spends the night in an Antarctic hut after looking for rare moss samples.
Wes finds out how a big green laser in the sky can help with climate change and tracks down a penguin researcher who's researching emperor penguin chicks - just where do these chicks take their "happy feet" when they leave the Antarctic continent?
We visit the largest coral reef on the planet, have a close encounter with a whale, and we take a very close look at a Tyrannosaurus rex. Doesn't get much bigger than that!
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