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their rights were being violated and to get the policy changed. let's put the pressure on them to get the policy changed. >> change may be needed but not today. not on the busiest flying day of the year. no one wanted to touch this protest except the patdown its premise, run it through the logic scanner and throw it on the rediculist. with the process. that does it for this edition of "360." thank you for watching. -- captions by vitac -- >> larry: tonight -- jack hanna brings his zoo to you. what's on my head? we've got a snow leopard. we've got alligators. and a camel. all right already. snakes and a screech owl for starters. we're giving thanks to jack and all the animals. it's a wild and woolly hour. it's next. on "larry king live."
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>> larry: it's the holiday season. that can mean only one thing. the return of jack hanna. the director emeritus of the columbus zoo. and host of "jack hanna in the wild." we have a bunch of animals. later on, cannon king, my younger son, will be aboard. how are things going? >> good. just got back from the amazon jungle so it's been some great shows coming up on the series. >> larry: any place you haven't been you want to go? >> no. i haven't been able to find big foot. himalaya himalayas. >> larry: you've been everywhere in the world. >> yep. >> larry: we start with the snow leopard. >> i probably never will be able to film in the wild. my daughter julie from the columbus zoo. >> larry: hi, julie. >> hello.
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>> probably one of the rarest cats in the entire world. the zoological world is putting a lot of money in to trying to save this little leopard in the wild. this animal is only a cup about 17 weeks old. feel the paw on this thing. feel how beautiful it is. see how light it is? amazing? this coat sells on the black market. when the cat's full grown about 160 pounds or so, this coat sells for about $60,000 on the black market. that's what happened. the cat is a solitary cat. when the female cycles this animal can't even find. this tail gets as thick as you leg and about five feet long and wraps around him. so temperatures anywhere from like 50 to 60 below zero, it's like a jacket for this cat. dave attenboro is the only one who filmed this cat in the wild. >> larry: amazing animal. >> touch him one more time because you very rarely get to do this. >> larry: what a animal.
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our next one is the adult porcupine. >> this is from zoo to you, david jackson. you want to pick this up? >> larry: no, and i will not touch those. i made that mistake once. >> you did, didn't you? this is the african porcupine. you have the north american porcupine, which is not nowhere this big. >> larry: leave the clock alone. >> the south american porcupine. a lot of people that do tv makeup, they roll the quill over the face for makeup. >> larry: by the way, he has a nice smell. >> it's more of a b.o. smell but -- >> larry: i don't smell that. i smell a nice smell. i like him. >> maybe it's just me. larry, these quills are used for weapons in africa. look at this, larry. you can let larry touch these. put them on each side of him.
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those are little babies, larry. >> larry: ooh. they still -- >> i'm sorry, i forgot to tell you. when they're born, their quills -- it takes about 24 hours. their quills get hard when they're born. see if you can put it on the desk. isn't that beautiful? little african porcupines. >> larry: that's his relative, right? >> oh, yeah, that's his baby -- or her baby, yes. can you imagine, larry, obviously -- hold him right there, yeah. >> larry: what a beautiful little girl you are. >> you made a good point. the quills -- they do not throw their quills. when you touch the quill area it comes out in your hand. the north american porcupine has a barb on the end. a lot of lands, they try to eat the porcupine, they die from the quills in the mouth. >> larry: good luck. adult and baby crested. now, the bineteron. >> take these home for the kids. look at this. that's pretty good. >> larry: cannon's show and tell. porcupine quills.
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>> that's good. >> larry: uh-oh. >> this animal here, the bineteron. >> larry: this is the biteron, larry, also called the bearcat. when i was filming several months ago in asia, this is where the animal lives. the fur's like a bear's fur. looks kind of like a cat. they're nocturnal in a way. if you see this tailback here, this tail is one of the strongest tails of any cat, any animal in the world. if it wrapped around you, it could literally choke you to death. he uses this tail to hold himself up in the air when he's in the tree tops and lean down and grab something on the next limb down. this animal also smells like popcorn. just like popcorn. you see these whiskers? these whiskers allow this animal to hunt at nighttime. look at the foot there, look at those claws. he can tear apart anything with those claws. feel that fur. it's kind of like a bear's cat
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if you ever felt a bear. hence the name bearcat. this animal is nocturnal in this part of the world. you very rarely would see it. some people in that part of the world try to use this as a pet. >> larry: one more in this segment. the kink achoo. >> also called the honey bear. from zoo to you. this is an animal here that has a tail as well. if you can hold him here. this animal was used for the pet trade way back in the 1960s and 70s. no longer done. >> larry: it's not a pet. >> no, it's not a pet. look at the eyes on this creature. see there? his tongue is about 6 inches long. honey bear because of the honey coat there. bees cannot penetrate this fur, by the way. when he gets to the beehives. the animal's also hunting for -- >> larry: very cute. >> we see these, they're green, they look like moss, because algae grows on them. they're like a big blob of mos. look at this preensive tail there. in the trees there. >> larry: we started off great. we got lots more to come on this edition of "larry king live"
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with jack hanna, director emeritus of the columbus zoo. you don't have to walk a mile for a camel because he's coming to you next.
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>> larry: we're back with our favorite, the camel. i will feed him. what is he eating? >> he'll kiss you. go see larry. >> larry: what is he eating? >> it's like a grain, a pack grain, like hay and grain. camel's are one of the oldest beasts of burden in the world. people think of camels in middle east. there are really more camels in australia now than there are in the middle east. let larry feed you. they also have two eyelids. in sandstorms they have two eyelids. their ears are very small. >> larry: all right already. >> this animal is very important from the standpoint when you go across the desert for three or four weeks, this animal provides clothing. if it were to die. it provides tools through the bones. it also -- that hump up there is not water, that's fat up there. and guess what? when you take a camel safari, larry, you have to eat the camel's dung. when you go to the bathroom, there's no trees in the dessert. they dry the camel's dung out and cook the meat.
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it tastes -- not tasty but it tastes different. >> larry: i imagine. >> tastes pretty good though. from zoo to you. larry, also, the camel is a great animal. you can ride him. have you ever ridden a camel? >> larry: i rode one in jerusalem. >> you want to ride this one? >> larry: no, not in the studio. >> i thought it was a good idea. >> larry: take him out on sunset boulevard. great sense of humor. there he goes. >> okay, that's good. >> larry: now we have the opposite of the camel, the betung. >> this is in phoenix, a beautiful place. it looks like a rat, doesn't it? >> this is actually a type of marsupial. related to kangaroos and wallabies. the females have a couch. he has the same kind of characteristics. for a typical kangaroo wallaby. >> it's not a kangaroo? >> it is a distant cousin to the kangaroo.
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>> it's a marsupial? >> it is a marsupial. >> from australia. >> and tasmania. this is an endangered species. >> it's called a bettong. >> bettong. >> this is unbelievable. >> kind of rat-like. >> i think he should be a kangaroo myself. >> it's a cousin. >> okay. >> and they do hop. >> larry: ah, here he is. the wallaby. >> the wallaby. here's a wally aby. he says, you people are nuts. this is a baby wallaby. >> that's a kangaroo. >> i'm association a red kangaroo. just getting ready to come out of the pouch. about 9, 10 months old. a kangaroo -- that's a wallaby. look at this. we have a wallaby. a beautiful animal. this is from where? >> wild wonders.
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>> wild wonders. this is a big red kangaroo from zoo to you. we'll point something out to you. this animal's here foot. back foot. you see that claw back there? that claw is like right here. you can look at it better on this one. see the claw? that thing's about six inches long. big red kangaroo stands about six feet tall. that's his last means of defense. if a dog or animal comes up to you, they kick out like that. one guy a couple years ago lost his wife in australia trying to corner a red kangaroo. >> larry: they hop, right? >> they hop. it's an icon animal of australia. if you ever go there, it's a fantastic place to see wild animals. the animal's tail's very long. used for balance. they're a marsupial. the baby develops in the couch. it comes out of the birth canal looking like a worm, okay? crawls into the pouch. >> larry: sound effects, like i'm in a jungle. >> bring that animal out here while we got sound effects. >> larry: good-bye.
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here comes the kukabura. >> do something, can you make him -- >> talk. >> come on, tucker. >> larry: when he wanted to come on, he made a whole fuss. >> this is a kookaburra. they eat little snakes and frogs, that kind of thing, in australia. you heard his voice just a second ago. out in the outback at nighttime, you hear these things, a unique sound, really is. beautiful bird. >> larry: jack, you are going to take a walk first i understand. you're doing this because this animal is sensitive? >> let me get out this way. they said come like this. so i'm going to come like this. okay. this right here is a -- this is a -- what is it? it's a black swan. >> an australian black swan. this is obviously a water fowl, type of water fowl. >> come here, gang. come here.
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>> one of the nicest black swans you're ever going to meet. >> hold it in your hand, that's okay. you want to touch this? cannon -- no, he can let him talk. this animal here, bend down a minute, larry, you got to be very careful. a lot of kids have to understand something. this animal when they're full grown sometimes they can be pretty rough. people need to stay away from them when they have babies. they can break your arm if you're a little child or something. right now this is one that he's raised from the zoo. >> right, i absolutely would not approach most swans. she's been with us her whole life. these are plant eaters. they're swimmers obviously. just a beautiful specimen. >> a lot of golf courses use this animal to keep the canadian geese off the golf courses because canadian geese don't like them. do you like that? >> yeah. >> what are you chewing? >> gum. >> like that. >> larry: we're taking a break. florida fans, we got a couple of treats for you, a couple of gators are with us. they're for real. the real deal next.
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>> larry: it's jack hanna night on "larry king live." that was little cannon, my younger son, there. he'll be back later. our next animal coming up is the serval. >> the serval cat is one you
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don't see very often in africa. the animal -- >> larry: he hops, he jumps. >> very different looking creature. the animal is one that was obviously killed for its pelts. it takes about ten of those to make one coat. this animal can jump six feet in the air and catch a bird flying. that's how fast. you can't see it now but the front legs and behind legs are different lengths. the cat also about 60% of its diet -- 60% -- oh. that's pretty good, wasn't it? 60% of its diet -- i was getting ready to let you hold him. >> larry: don't get him near me. >> no. 60% of his diet is insects, believe it or not. >> larry: the other 40% is meat. >> the serval cat is -- if you look at the back of the ears, you notice the two white spots. it's like a lot of animals have it. he just turns his back, if he's eating something, they think it's his eyes looking backwards. it's amazing what mother nature does with these animals.
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the tail's very unusual. these cats follow herds of elephants, giraffes. they kick up all the dirt, insects, the snakes are kicked up. they follow about a mile behind the big animals. >> larry: survival of the fittest. next is the fin irk fox, the red fox, the arctic fox. >> the fox is the smallest fox in the world. from the sierra desert. deharrah desert, northern africa. it can go its entire lifetime without ever drinking water. water comes from like the big black scorpions, for example. the animal comes out at nighttime. the ears are very important. like an elephant has big ears to keep it cool. a lot of blood vessels in there, like a lot of them in there. it's not just for hearing. it's for keeping the animal fox. >> larry: the gray fox. >> the gray fox larry is kind of like the red fox.
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has an odor. this is a gray fox. the fox, larry, people don't understand foxes. they're adapting to our sbirn environment just like the coyote has. these animals are very social. people don't understand, the wolf is a very social creature as well. when they make a kill, they can feed the sick, the old, the young first. then they regurgitate that food to them. then they eat, themselves, last. you heard cunning as a fox. they're very, very bright animals. this is an arctic fox, larry. this animal is turning white right now. up in the arctic circle when a polar bear makes a kill, larry, the arctic fox at that point goes and cleans up like the hyena does. he lives off the polar bear. what the polar bear doesn't eat, the arctic fox is there. >> larry: it takes seconds. >> yeah, it takes seconds. the coat, larry is magnificent in the winter time. >> larry: now the gator. this is not a crocodile, right? what are these? >> these are baby gators, baby alligators. >> if he bites, don't throw it
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down. >> larry: ahh -- >> i said if he bites, you, larry. you've seen alligators in florida, haven't you? >> i've seen alligators. of course. i lived in florida. >> just hold this one. this is a smaller one. >> larry: no, you hold this one. what do you want? what do you want? show biz? >> these are baby alligators here. >> larry: what's wrong with your football team? >> this animal here, let me show you something. if the animal can look at this eye. watch this. they have two eyelids. see that? i'll do it one more time. if this animal's underwater, larry, you think he's sleeping. he's not sleeping at all. you see what he does there? >> larry: shifty. >> he also has sensors. right in here, they have sensors. for example if somebody's kicking in the water, they can pick up the vibrations up two two miles away in the water. they date back to the dinosaur era. this animal also lays eggs.
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can't open his mouth right now -- let's try something. >> larry: quick. >> well, try and make it as quick as we can. i don't want to hurt mel. this is mel. this animal has crushing power pretty strong. let me see something here a second. hold on a minute. see, look down his throat, everyone. do you see that? there's a flap back there. >> larry: he don't like it, he ain't happy. >> there's a flap back there, larry. thank you, thank you, mel. that flap keeps water from going in there. the alligator can go up to eight months without ever eating. >> larry: what's the biggest difference between it and a crocodile? >> crocodile is much narrower. these ridges are much taller. plus 14 feet, maybe 1400 pounds. i saw a crocodile in malaysia that was 23 feet and weighed 2,100 pounds. our good friend, steve irwin, taught us a lot. >> larry: i love steve. we'll be back with more. stick around.
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>> larry: another jack hanna holiday extravaganza. >> in the last 21 years, i've named six lemurs after you. this is a red rough lemur. it's called a prosimmen. a prosimmen means premonkey, pre-ape. this animal was on the planet before apes. this is one of the largest lemurs. there used to be 60 types of lemur. today we're down to 27, i'm told. the zoo in omaha, nebraska, has done more for this animal. they're from madagascar. about 1,000 miles out there in the ocean. feel that tail, larry. that tail is not a prehensile tail. you can see the animal -- you see, larry, they also have -- they have scent glands on their arm pits they mark their territory with.
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they have two little teeth in the front they crack open nuts and little fruits. as well as groom each other. see here, see what he's doing? he's marking your desk right there i think. see, that's what he's doing. look here, larry. hold him up. i can show larry how to groom him. >> larry: have a little water. >> you don't mind, do you? they just carry hepatitis, that's okay. you really don't have to have one of these as a pet. they can bite your fingers off. >> come here. >> i'm sorry, larry, larry, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. is that important? >> larry: no, it's not important. it's water on the desk. welcome back to the "larry king lake." >> columbus zoo -- >> larry: as we greet the three banded armadillo. the six banded armadillo. the nine banded armadillo. do we have the hairy armadillo too? >> right here. >> that's the name of a band. >> larry: the armadillo quartet. we have bananas. go ahead.
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>> i want people to see this at home. long look at all these armadillos. the three banded armadillo. this is -- right here, arnie the armadillo right here. three banded. from brazil. what's this one? >> six banded. >> where's this one from? >> south america. >> all right. this one here, larry, feel this thing, larry. is it prehistoric? it's unbelievable. >> larry: i guess prehistoric. >> by the way, their sight is very bad. they can hear a worm about eight inches underground. this armadillo is one a lot of people in florida, louisiana, down into texas, to mexico, a lot of people eat the armadillo. this one's very rare here. >> larry: you toast it, what do you do? >> you don't toast it. it's like a taco. you cook it in the fire. >> larry: i don't know anything about cooking. >> that's what they say. i've had to eat them before. i don't like that. people in the jungle do that. these are all prehistoric animals. weighed 1,000 pounds.
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can you imagine that, coming down the road? unbelievable. >> larry: yeah. >> they say they can hear a worm 6 to 8 inches underground. that's what i can't believe. >> larry: look at that. all right, let's meet the 50-pound water monitor. >> that's a good name for a band, the armadillos. >> larry: the gray stafford. >> don't let this thing bite you. >> larry: is this a snake? >> lizard. what is this? >> this is a water monitor from asia. >> a water monitor. you've heard of the kimono dragon, right? >> larry: i have heard of the kimono dragon. >> see that tongue? that tongue is smelling something right now, you understand? he's picking up particles in the air. >> that's right. >> if this animal bites you, it's not good. the kimono dragon bites, it knows you'll die a week later from infection. again, very prehistoric animal. one of the largest lizards in the world, i think. >> it is. >> second or third largest. >> larry: wow.
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>> it's very important. that tongue picks up particles. he smells everything on me. yep. that's good. >> larry: good-bye. >> stafford. one of the greatest biologists in the world. >> thanks. >> larry: finally in this segment, a palm civet. >> this has been one of my favorites for many years. can we put him on larry's shoulder? >> sure. >> just don't try to touch him. >> larry: what do you mean, don't try to touch him? >> you're fine. ear piece though -- >> larry: what do you mean, don't try to touch him? >> you want to give him a banana? >> no, i don't want to feed him. it's dangerous enough having him on me. >> larry, this is in the mongoose family. remember the sars disease? this is an animal that caused the sars disease. not this animal, i'm sorry. the species of animal. okay. because people eat them as a delicacy in asia. $200 in a restaurant. the coat is used for fur. remember the coffee? coffee bean, goes in the stomach, out on the ground with
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a coating. they sell it for $400 a pound. >> larry: they give it to wolfgang puck, restaurants. okay. >> okay, he doesn't want it on him. you don't want to see larry king mad. >> larry: i don't get too mad. hey, we're face-to-face, cannon king's going to join us with our bobcat bobcat, next.
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>> larry: we're back. this is my 10-year-old son cannon, king of fifth grade. his 11-year-old brother chance did not join us. for those of you who have watched this show frequently probably remember chance jumping off the chair with the killer toad. two decisions to make and one was not to come here. okay. what do we meet first? bobcat. >> little bobcat. what this is a little bobcat. all right? in our country, we have the bobcat. the mountain lion, which is a cougar. you see the bobcat, how beautiful it is. this is only what, about 14 weeks? a lot of people try to get permits. you can't have these cats as pets. this cat could take your hand off. these cats are powerful and strong when it's older.
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he also has a urine smell he marks his territory with. a solitary cat. also hunted for its coat in a lot of places. you get to feel its coat? beautiful animal. >> larry: let's meet an albino burmese python. cannon knows this animal. >> i'll hold the head. >> take it -- put it in front of larry. that's it. put it over larry's head. >> larry: are you insane? >> hold his head. cannon, put it on your shoulders. a lot of people think the python -- you have to know what you're doing. they have about 220 teeth shaped like fish hooks. if he bites you, just don't try and jerk your hand away. get him away from his ear. when he bites, he goes like this. he cannot let go. his jaw muscles freeze, cannon. cannon, you listening? he relaxes his jaw muscles. if a snake bites you like this,
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you sit there, you understand, cannon? they lay eggs as well, by the way. good job, cannon. that animal there could go around you, he squeezes you, and every time you take a breath, like this, he goes like this. that's how he eats his prey. he can go eight months without eating anything. you've heard of anaconda? they have live babies. these lay eggs. >> larry: he's seen the movie 800 times. >> people don't have to be afraid of snakes, do they? >> larry: you're not afraid of snakes? >> not really. >> this is monty python, by the way. oh, i forgot -- >> larry: you got to walk with him. >> cannon, you got to walk over here. behind there or in front? >> in front. >> let's go this way, cannon. what's that noise? sounds like grease. why is this snake doing this? it's telling you to stay away. people should not get bit by
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rattlesnake. you've never seen one this close, have you? neither have i. what you do, i want to show you how this snake can jump out. we'll show you what happens. i don't know if it's going to happen or not. you see the rattle back here? see back there? see it? >> that's what's making the noise? >> exactly. right there. >> i thought it was the tongue. >> no, no, not the tongue. this is the rattles here. about a 15-year-old snake. i'll let you put that. beautiful creature, aren't they? >> fast as can be as well. >> isn't that amazing? sounds like hot grease, doesn't it? let's show it one more time. i don't know if it will happen or not. it's really so fast. he might have already eaten. that's why he's not striking right now. >> today? >> yesterday, yep. that's fine. i don't want to -- they're a
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neat little creature. just make sure you always stay away from them. tell your brother what you just did. he won't believe it. >> larry: oh, boy. know why they call it rattlesnake. >> a lot of people never get to hear that. very important people at home heard that. >> larry: we'll be back with more animals. later, a reminiscent segment. the bush babies are next.
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>> larry: we're back on "larry king live." my son cannon. jack hanna, our special guest. more animals coming forward. and this is a -- >> this one here i think, larry. this -- i just got back from the amazon, all right? this is called a codamondi. in the jungles there, keep everything shut because these animals can get almost anywhere. it's like a raccoon but more inquisitive. see how it looks like a raccoon in a way? that beautiful long tail. longer than our raccoon's nose. the south american raccoon. loves fruits. any eggs. mammals, that type of thing. >> larry: it likes to lick women's eyes. >> see how he's digging around in there? she's got fleas. that's what he's looking for. all the fleas there. wild wonders. >> larry: the ground horned bill. >> this one here.
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this is a unique bird here. isn't this something? okay. this is one -- we film in africa, all right. kick up the dirt and everything. kick up the ground. >> how does he throw it up and catch it? >> that's the way he has to put it down his throat. >> can he catch it in the air when you throw it? >> here, put it in the palm of your hand. go over there way. elvis, elvis. >> there we go. >> is that neat or what? give him another one. why don't you work at the zoo? >> larry: work at the zoo. and now we bring -- go. >> give larry a nut. >> that's a huge wingspan or something. >> you should see him fly, beautiful wingspan. >> larry: the bush baby. >> these animals we see in africa. they're just a bill old ball of them. they get together for a means of protection. eats a lot of insects. what he's eating -- look at this, cannon. he's eating -- see the little
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meal worms? >> are they alive? >> put one in your hand. if you want to, you can eat it. you can. i'm not joking with you. i've eaten them before. you can put them in grease and fry them and eat them. they're not bad. the bush baby is a unique animal, larry. a little creature. again, nocturnal. it's a pollinator as well. it pollinates -- its defication, like a bee might pollinate. found in africa, all right? beautiful animal. the bush baby. >> larry: okay, next, the chinchilla. >> this animal here, i'm gonna tell you something, let me tell you -- this, from wild wonders. feel that animal. feel that. tell me something, have you -- >> so soft. >> let larry feel that. you will not believe the chinchilla. the softest fur in the world. this animal, by the way, you know how it cleans itself? it takes dust bathes.
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>> it has red eyes? >> yes. this animahas probably the softest fur i think in the entire world. i can't even describe it. >> larry: the sugar glider. >> i think these are from australia, right? >> yes. here we go. look at this thing. from australia. see the big eyes? show the camera there. >> he's the same -- he eats the same thing as the bush baby. >> the bush babies from africa, this, from australia. you ever heard of a flying squirrel? some people raise these, by the way, larry, some people raise these as pets. you be very careful when you do that to make sure they have a beautiful home. you don't want to buy wild animals ever. these animals are from the wild. there are some people who use these as pets. it all depends on if you know what you're doing and you really want to pursue animals like i do. it also has to be -- make sure it's not against the law. but this animal is a sugar glider.
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you see the flaps of skin? i don't know if you can see this or not. it allows this animal to glide. see that? see there? see that? it's like a wing for him when he puts his arms out. a big old wing. >> larry: and now we have a possum. >> our north american possum. >> larry: plain possum. where does that come from? >> wild wonders. plain possum means -- very good point. what happens a lot of times, when it's real hot, like real cold in ohio, whatever states, when an animal plays possum, they lay down on the road in the asphalt. they're just sleeping. they're not dead. a car didn't hit them. it's the only marsupial we have in our country. they have about 10 to 12 baby at one time. after two weeks, they get on the mom's back and ride around. they can breed in less than one year. like a kangaroo. >> larry: i think he likes you. >> they're adapting to our environment too, larry.
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>> larry: okay, what do we have here? >> this is a millipede. look at those legs. how many legs he got, cannon? >> no idea. >> it has to be 500. look at him. how'd you like to buy shoes for that thing? wow.
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i've seen these in rwanda even bigger than this. they're phenomenal creatures. they eat all the leaves and things like that. very important here. here, you can hold him. they do secrete cyanide so make sure you wash your hands, as a means of defense. these are my favorites. hissing cockroaches. hold still. don't move. hold still. that's nice. that's good. you like bugs? i hope you do. there you go. for this reason, this does not want to stay on. there we go. i did this, these are from africa. >> canon, i didn't know you were nuts. >> look at this right here. just hold that one a second. look at that. what do you think that is. >> a scorpion. >> a scorpion. remember the fox earlier? that's what he likes to eat. see that stinger? that can sting you right there. look at the pictures. this animal would probably eat this in the wild. >> larry: would a scorpion hurt you? >> you could. this went through my shoe in africa.
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check your shoes. when you go with me on safari, have to check your shoes. look at that thing. >> larry: is this a tarantula? >> put it on your shirt a second. that's good. okay. put it on his shirt there if he would. that's good. isn't that neat? whoa. what do you think of when you see that? halloween. huh? >> yeah. >> larry: highly deadly, black tarantula. >> isn't that cute? they crawl out of their fur, they can actually, when they shed, they shed the whole outer being. it looks just like another -- looks just like another tarantula sitting next to it. they crawl out of that thing. even the legs look like it. >> larry: have you no fear? >> you're something else. let me tell you, i'm proud of you. >> larry: what's next? >> you want to take this home? you don't to. >> larry, one of my favorite things to do. >> larry: i've got water soaked pants.
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>> water soaked pants. sorry about that. this is good, now. sorry about this. we're going to go like this. there we go. now i'm going to hold it like this, larry. these chin straps, you see here? >> larry: yeah. >> hold those down like that. don't try to touch them. here we go. come here. come here. stay right there with me. here we go. echo! echo! whoa. you all right, larry? >> larry: what's on my head? >> where are you going? you want to do it? yeah, he can do it. let's let canon do it. watch this. let's -- can i put this here? what do you think. here we go, cannon. wait a second. hold it tight. hold the chin straps tight. hold your head up there. you can't bend your head. okay? here we go. echo! echo!
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whoa. yeah. can you believe that or what? is that something? >> yeah. >> do it one more time. this is fun. okay. he might land on your dad's head. let's hear it for cannon. >> we'll be back with our remaining moments with jack hanna, all the animals he's brought over the years.
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holding -- >> one of the smallest owls if the world.
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this is a little screech owl. doesn't weigh anything, does it? can you imagine, it eats little insects. that's the smallest owl in the world. like a little burr owing owl. >> larry: he turns his head all the way around. >> he has to because his eyeballs are so big, he can't turn like you and i can. >> larry: let's look at some of the things that have happened over the years. >> he likes you. >> larry: he doesn't like me that much. >> thank you so much. no, let goes over here. >> larry: first encounter with a -- never mind. >> put him back over here. >> jack -- ah! >> sorry. >> that's what i thought. how do you like this show? >> larry: lieuy, you want to come back? you like "larry king live," louie? yeah, there we go.
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>> you should be a trainer. >> larry: you're going to put a praying mantis on my shirt. >> i want to show people how he climbs. >> larry: climbs? yeah, he climbs. okay. fine. cool. now unclimb him. unclimb him. >> i've got him. >> larry: praying mantis. >> that's his way of -- >> larry: of what? >> searching for prey and stuff. >> larry: jack! >> he's not going to. he couldn't do much. but the key to this is if you're ever -- >> larry: what could he do? supposing the three of you weren't here and he sort of got me on the table. >> i would -- >> larry: say good-bye. >> but again, what we want people to realize -- >> larry: i'm sorry. i didn't mean it. i didn't mean it. i swear i didn't mean it. i just wanted to touch your tail. >> there we go. there we go. >> he's fine. >> larry: that's fine? >> this is a vocalization. >> larry: what's he like when he's ticked? >> larry: i don't think -- whoa!
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>> i guess a tape fell off over there. tookky just took off around the world there on your world map. >> larry: this is larry the lemur. my man, lar. >> no, i wouldn't grab him because he might bite. poison glands here. no, he's not -- >> get it away from me. get it off of me! get it off of me! >> larry: it's okay. >> it's a today. >> larry: it's okay. he didn't bite you chance. chance, you're okay. he didn't bite. >> chance is good. >> larry: one of the most viewed things in "larry king live" history, chance, who has not returned. >> i'd like to do something if i could. i brought this from the columbus zoo, for you and your brother. this right here, i've only done this once. i got this from australia. i know it's not the right size, but these are handmade from australia. put it on the other way. put that on. that's the first time i've ever done that, everybody. this right here is a
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proclamation, these are the only time three people in the history of the columbus zoo have lifetime memberships for all you've done for the animal world for you and your family. >> larry: oh, wow. >> this is a citation that goes with it, upon your retirement. i know you're not going to retire, but that's about all we can do for a person who's brought so much to the animal world and the zoo world, what you've done for us, we can never say enough. i won't say good-bye, i'll see you down the road. >> larry: there you go, family card, the rest of your life, you go to the columbus zoo. >> you show them that card. >> larry: a lot of people helped make this happen tonight, we thank the wild life zoo and aquarium, conservation ambassador zoo, to you, wild wonders, the columbus zoo, melanie angelou and david, who i think was bitten and passed earlier today. only kidding. only four people die in doing this show, so over the years we congratulate them all.


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