Robert Irwin and Jimmy Play with an Adorable Baby Deer
-Not only are you the nicest kid
I know, but you’re very smart. You know a lot about this stuff.
You really immerse yourself. You know, I know your mom
has a lot to do with it, everybody, your whole family. But you know everything
about every animal, which I’m psyched about,
because you brought some animals here tonight.
-Yes, we did. Of course. We brought lots
of really fun animals. I’m so excited.
-Okay. Yeah. Okay. -All right. Here we go. So, this is our first animal
of the night. This is the beautiful Vern.
And Vern is a beaver. He’s so cute. Down there, you’ve got a little
sandwich that you can feed him. -Hi, Vern. Yeah.
-He’s so cute. He loves peanut-butter
and jelly sandwiches. That’s his favorite
little treat. -Hi, Vern.
-And watch his little hands. He’ll grab it, and then
he’ll actually grab the little sandwich
with his hands. How cute is that? He’s gorgeous! So the beavers —
-And he eats — The wild beavers, they eat peanut-butter
and jelly sandwiches? -Yeah, that’s their
natural food source. -That’s their natural
food source, yeah. -But these guys build dams.
That’s kind of their specialty. They’ll actually chew
through trees with their teeth and, like, build dams. It’s amazing.
It’s really incredible. -And let me see the tail.
-Yeah, check out this tail. It’s like a paddle.
Isn’t that incredible? -Now, is that just for
smacking down the wood? -Well, no —
Well, this is actually — If you want to grab
another sandwich — I think he’s getting
a little bit grumpy. -Oh, yeah, sure.
Oh, he’s groaning. -Yeah, so, what they do —
-Oh, hi. Can you hear him?
-Oh, listen. He’s so cute. So that actually
kind of helps them swim. And they will do that sort of
as a territorial thing. They’ll slap it on the water.
-Yeah. It’s so cool. -I’ve never been, uh,
this close to a — to a beaver. -Yeah.
He’s really cool, isn’t he? [ Laughter ] You’re welcome to give him
a little pat, if you’d like. [ Laughter ] I mean, I’ve seen them
from afar. I’ve seen them from afar.
-Yeah. -A good-enough distance,
and, uh — He’s quite amazing. -Yeah. -Well, good to see you, Vern. -Okay. Bye, Vern. Bye.
Thank you! -All right, yeah.
Bye, Vern. I love Vern. Oh, it’s so cute. -Thank you, Vern.
He’s so cute, isn’t he? -Yeah. All right.
That was good. I loved that. That was fun. I loved that.
That was fun. -So, next…
-Yes. -This one, this is
a really special animal. This is probably one of the
cutest animals you’ll ever see. -When you say that,
that scares me because — -Actually, she’s very fluffy.
Her name is Webster. She’s a very cute,
little, fluffy creature, and I’ll get her out now. Okay, so, for this one, you’ve just got to be nice
and slow and calm. So get ready. Okay. Come on. You’re all right. -All right.
Webster the fluffy animal. Here we go. Don’t throw anything at me
or anything. -Ooh. Here she is.
So this is Webster! -I’m gonna freak out.
I’m gonna freak out. -How awesome is she?
She is so cute. So, Webster is a tarantula.
-Yeah, yeah, absolutely. -She’s a tarantula. How cool is she?
Isn’t she just beautiful? -Oh, man,
she’s, like, pointing — Why is one of her, uh, things
pointing at me? -Ohh.
-That’s the real deal. -So, what you want to do is put
your hand out for a second. -I don’t know.
-You’ll be fine. You’ll be fine. Just put your hand out.
-I don’t know, man. -She’s a beautiful animal.
She really is. -You’re gonna see me freak out, and poor Webster — Webster’s gonna go on a trip. Okay. Ready? So… What we’re going to do
is put her right there. [ Cheers and applause ] -Shh!
-Good job! Good job! Look at that. So she’s right
now — She’s on your hand. Now, see those hairs there? They flick those
as a defense mechanism. -It’s warm. It’s warm.
The spider is warm. Aaah! Oh, my goodness! Get this thing out of here!
-Okay. All right. -It’s warm.
It’s freaking out. Right? -Aww. She loves you.
-It’s freaking out. -But see those hairs there? They’ll spray them
into your face. Like, it’s amazing.
They’re really irritating. And they do that to predators.
So, it’s wild. -Yeah, well, I learned a lot,
and maybe — That’s like — I felt, like, a heat
coming off that spider, and I’m really
frightened by that. And she’s pointing
one of her legs at me. -Yeah. She’s just waving hello.
Yeah. She’s just saying hi. -No, she’s pointing me out
like, “You’re next,” and I don’t really
like it at all. -All right. Here.
We’ll put little Webster away. -Thank you so much.
-Isn’t she gorgeous? -Yeah, yeah, yeah.
-She’s so cute. All right. -Thank you, buddy. [ Applause ] -Here you go, Webster. -All right.
What else do we have? What’s the name of the animal
we’re talking about next? ‘Cause I can usually judge
the cuteness. -All right, so, this next one, what I’m going to do
with this one is, I actually want you
to come around to the front of the desk
for this one. So, we’ve got a special —
And this is Anka. And — [ Laughs ]
You’re ready to go. -This is just my normal —
This is how I normally meet — -Okay, so, this one — What we’ll do is
we’ll kneel down for a second. This is the cutest animal ever.
No, it seriously is, though. It’s very, very adorable.
-Okay, all right. -All right. So, this is Anka. Come on out, Anka.
Come on. Come on. [ Gasps ] There you go. Oh, so, this — Hey! This is a little baby
muntjac deer. Isn’t she amazing? So you can give her, like,
a little scratch on her neck. She absolutely loves it. Hey!
And, so, the muntjac deer — Oh, she’s being a little bit
playful at the moment. -It’s tiny.
-They’re from Asia. Yeah. They’re one of the smallest
deer species in the world. She is just a little baby
at the moment, though. -How tall will she get? -She’s only get to
about knee height. So she is quite — quite short. But hear those little squeaks
that she’s making? She’s real cute.
It kind of sounds like a bat. She makes these
really cute little squeaks, and that means she’s
just happy, saying hi. Hey!
-Oh, my gosh. That is beautiful. Look how —
The tiny hooves on that thing. -Yeah, it looks like
they’re kind of walking
on their tippy toes. -Yeah, it looks like
a cartoon almost. Oh, my gosh. -Yeah. Hi. And these guys
are actually omnivorous. So they eat plants and meat,
so when they get older, they’ll actually hunt down
little animals to eat. Isn’t that wild?
-Yeah. -Hey. Bye, Anka. Thank you. -Bye, Anka. That was very cute. -Aww. How good is she?
She’s so cute. -All right. Now what do we do?
-Okay. So, now I think
we’re going to move down onto the stage for this one. -Okay, that’s good.
-Go ahead. Here we go. So this —
-This is fantastic. -This is Tyler.
-Oh, yeah! -And Tyler is a hyacinth macaw
from the National Aviary. -Look at that bird.
-Aren’t they amazing? -So, these are actually the
longest parrot in the world. They’re huge.
But you’ll notice that coloration there,
that blue coloration. -It’s beautiful.
-This bird is actually black. But the way the light
reflects off the feathers, it appears blue. Isn’t that amazing? -Is that one of those
Internet things? Like, the black and gold? I see blue and yellow. But you’re saying
that bird is black? -It is, yeah. It’s really cool. They’re very intelligent,
as well. They’re about as intelligent
as toddlers and definitely
just as mischievous, too. They’re so cool.
-Oh, it’s fantastic. -But if you’d like, we can actually
head up into the audience and watch this
amazing macaw fly. Does that sound good?
-Yeah, of course. -What do you think?
-Yeah, great. Let’s do it. -All right. Let’s go.
[ Cheers and applause ] -You are the coolest.
Thank you again. -Oh, no worries. Go ahead.
-I love this. Oh, hey. Hi. How you doing?
Nice to see you. -Nice to see you.
-How are you? All right. So, what’s going on?
So now Tyler will fly to us? -Tyler is going to
come right for us. -No one move, because this —
-Exactly. -This bird attacks people,
as well. I mean, especially —
She loves long hair. -This is funny. This is the
only animal that hated Dad. They always attacked Dad
whenever they saw him. Oh, my goodness. Look at this. -How good is that!
-Oh, my gosh. -Isn’t that incredible
watching them fly? [ Cheers and applause ] -That was fantastic.
Great job, Tyler! -Good job, mate.
-Great job, Tyler. I’m still saying she’s blue. You guys,
Robert Irwin right there. Give it up for Robert.
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