Andy's Wild Adventures

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Children's natural history series. Andy Day embarks on wild adventures with his puppet friend Kip the cat. Their adventures take them all around the world in search of weird and wonderful animals.

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Episode Description

1

Emperor Penguins

Andy takes Kip on a wild adventure to see emperor penguins in Antarctica. He huddles up in a group of penguins to try and stay warm and even finds a cosy spot under one of the daddies, which ends up being a little bit too comfy.

2

Elephants

Andy takes Kip on a wild adventure to see elephants in Kenya. He watches as they cover themselves in dust to stay protected from the sun and manages to get himself really dirty. Andy takes a bath with elephants to get all cleaned up.

3

Black Bears

Andy takes Kip on a wild adventure to see black bears in North America. Andy follows a buzzy bee that leads him to the black bears, who are eating delicious honey and climbing trees with their cubs.

4

Meerkats

Andy takes Kip on a wild adventure to see meerkats in South Africa. Andy finds the meerkats are as sleepy as he is. He has his picture taken with them and then sets off find some insects so the babies can eat some breakfast.

5

Grasscutter Ants

Andy takes Kip on a wild adventure to see grasscutter ants in Argentina. Andy marches along with millions of ants and climbs high up the grass to get a better view. He even goes into their nest to see how they make food.

6

Mountain Gorillas

Andy takes Kip on a wild adventure to see mountain gorillas in Uganda. Andy watches the funny gorillas wrestle and swing from the branches. Then he climbs high up in the trees to see them build nests from delicious leaves.

7

Chinstrap Penguins

Andy takes Kip on a wild adventure to see chinstrap penguins in the Antarctic. Andy dives through the icy water so he can join the penguins on a fishing trip. Then he follows them up the steep cliffs to see the penguins deliver fish to their hungry chicks.

8

Flamingos

Preschool wildlife series. Andy takes Kip to see flamingos in Kenya. He dances with a million pink flamingos and surfs across the mud to visit chicks in their nest.

9

Capuchin Monkey

Andy takes Kip on a wild adventure to see capuchin monkeys in Brazil. He watches the clever monkeys use rocks to crack open scrumptious nuts. Andy has a go but ends up using Kip's latest invention to split open the nut.

10

Sengi

Andy takes Kip on a wild adventure to see sengis in East Africa. The super-fast sengi chases after insects at top speed, so Andy decides to race it using Kip's Really Rapid Rocket Boots.

11

Grizzly Bears

Andy and Kip embark on a wild adventure to see grizzly bears in Alaska. To get close to the bears, Andy shrinks to the size of a salmon and swims with them upstream where the bears are waiting. Andy tries a spot of fishing, just like the bears, but finds it much harder than he had expected!

12

Fruit Bats

Andy and Kip embark on a wild adventure to see fruit bats in Africa. With the help of Kip's latest invention, the big dipper upside-down flipper, Andy experiences life as a bat and goes on a truly magical flight in the Kipmobile.

13

Caiman

Andy and Kip embark on a wild adventure to see caimans in South America. Andy discovers an underground nest of eggs just as they are beginning to hatch. He witnesses first-hand just how careful the mother caiman is at looking after her newborns as she carries them gently down to the river in her mouth.

14

Australian Adventure

Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure. Their mission is to get up close and take photos of some of the weird and wonderful animals that live in Australia. Together they meet a platypus, an echidna, and Andy even gets to dance in the desert with a thorny devil, which is how Andy earns his nickname of Sandy Andy.

15

Monarch Butterflies

Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure to see monarch butterflies in Mexico. Together they witness millions of sleeping butterflies hibernating for the winter. The sun comes out and Andy watches them wake up and take to the skies. Not wishing to miss out, Andy uses Kip's latest invention, the gloriously groovy gliding gadget, and joins them for a flutter in the air!

16

Macaques

Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure to see Japanese macaques in the snowy mountains of Japan. Andy finds the macaques bathing in steaming hot springs and joins them for a nice warm dip. Soaking in the steaming water, he watches the monkeys groom each other and find food underwater using only their feet. Naturally, Andy tries his hand at both.

17

Ostriches

Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure to see ostriches in Namibia. Andy gets to see inside an ostrich egg with the help of Kip's latest invention, the extra-extraordinary X-ray sunglasses. He gets to see a baby chick hatch and joins the newborns as they learn to walk. When a lion turns up, Andy makes his escape on the back of a speedy adult ostrich.

18

Strawberry Dart Frogs

Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure to see strawberry poison dart frogs in Central America. With the help of Kip's latest invention, the clever cat climbing rope, Andy follows a mother frog carrying her baby tadpole up a tree. Once up there, he shrinks to the size of a tadpole and goes swimming with the youngster in a miniature tree-top pond.

19

White Bark Pine Tree

Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure to North America in search of the animals that live among Whitebark pine trees. After seeing a squirrel and catching a glimpse of a bear, Andy flies with a bird called the Clark's nutcracker, watching as it picks a pine nut and then busily buries it in readiness for the winter. Amazingly, the Clark's nutcracker can bury thousands of pine nuts in this way and remember where they all are.

20

New Zealand Penguins

Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure to New Zealand in search of crested penguins. Andy shrinks to the size of a penguin and follows them on their daily trek from the forest and down a cliff to the ocean where some chicks are going fishing for the first time. Unlike the penguins, Andy is struggling to climb down the cliff until he remembers to use Kip's latest invention, the completely cool kitty kite, which helps him fly down to the shore in order to witness this amazing spectacle.
Episode Description

1

Orangutans

Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure to the rainy jungles of Borneo, to watch orangutans making umbrellas out of leaves. Along the way, Andy tries his hand at swinging on a vine, just like the orangutans, but he discovers it's not as easy as it looks and ends up falling into a river. Luckily, a passing orangutan in a canoe comes to the rescue.

2

Giant Tortoises

Andy and Kip head to the Galapagos Islands in South America for a wild adventure in search of giant tortoises. These reptiles can live up to 150 years old, weighing as much as four Andys put together. Along the way, Andy discovers the tortoises have a special relationship with a tiny bird called a Galapagos finch, which keeps the tortoises' skin clean and bug free.

3

Marsupials

Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure, in search of animals that live in Australia. Using his rocket pack, Andy flies up to the top of a eucalyptus tree to meet some koalas carrying their young and eating leaves. Then he finds some of Australia's infamous hoppers and has a bouncy adventure of his own when he climbs into the pouch of a kangaroo.

4

Tigers

Andy and Kip travel to India on a mission to get up close to tigers. Andy ends up playing hide-and-seek with some cubs, but their characteristic orange and black stripy coats keep them well hidden in the long grass. When it's Andy's turn to hide, they easily find him up a tree. So he decides to have a game of football with them instead.

5

Otters

Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure to see otters in Yellowstone National Park. With the help of Kip's super-speedy snow shoes, Andy is able to walk with ease on the snowy ground and eventually finds a family of otters fishing in a frozen lake. A nearby coyote smells the fish they have caught and Andy watches in amazement as the coyote digs down into the snow to steal it.

6

Chimpanzees

Andy and Kip head to the jungles of Africa in search of chimpanzees. Andy finds a family of chimps and discovers that they use tools to help them to eat. One baby chimp shows Andy that by using a stick, it is able to fish for termites in an underground nest. With the help of Kip's fast and fabulous finding device, Andy tries his hand at termite fishing.

7

Mandarin Ducks

Andy and Kip embark on another wild adventure to see mandarin ducks in Russia. These ducks nest high up in trees to stay safe from predators and when they hatch, the chicks have to jump to the ground. Andy notices one chick is too scared to jump and so, using Kip's super special self-blowing balloon, flies to its aid. The chick lands safely, but the balloon has a mind of its own and Andy flies up, up and away.

8

Chacma Baboons

Andy and Kip travel to South Africa on a mission to track down some chacma baboons. These monkeys live by the sea and have learned to eat all sorts of shellfish found on the shore. They are particularly fond of mussels, just like Andy, and so with the help of Kip's perfectly portable pressure cooker Andy cooks up a seafood treat and enjoys a picnic beside the sea with some baboons.

9

Chameleons

Andy and Kip visit Tanzania in Africa in search of the Jackson's chameleon. Chameleons are experts in camouflage and in order to find them, Andy has to put on a special camouflage costume of his own that Kip has made for him. The costume helps him to get really close to a chameleon and Andy watches in amazement as it catches a insect with a super-long sticky tongue.

10

Polar Bears

Andy and Kip embark on a wild adventure to the frozen arctic in search of polar bears. Andy finds a family of polar bears emerging from their snowy den and watches as they make their way down a slippery snowy slope for the first time to go in search of a meal. Andy hasn't got the big paws for walking on snow like the polar bears and begins to slide down and down the hill. Luckily Kip's on hand to rescue him as always.

11

Lemurs

12

Gannets

13

Okavango Safari

14

Bowerbirds

15

Bull Frogs

16

Prairie Dogs

17

Marine Iguanas

18

Hippos

19

Beavers

20

Cheetahs