Animal Sound Safari

13 EpisodesProduced by ABC Radio

Animal Sound Safari takes your ears around the world to discover the weird and wacky histories us humans have with animals. Each episode is jam-packed with cool stories, kooky facts and ‘pawsome’ puns. From celebrity sloths in Costa Rica to greyhounds going to war in Germany, hop on board wi… read more

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Can a crocodile be part of your family?

April 22nd, 2019


In East Timor crocodiles aren't seen as big scary animals that will try and take a bite out of your butt, they're thought of as …

Buzzing bee BFFs

April 15th, 2019


Buzzing bees equal friendship in the tiny European nation of Lithuania. In fact, when you call someone your best friend in Lithuanian you say my 'bee friend'. And it's all because of honey — yummy …

How sloths went from slackers to superstars

April 8th, 2019


Meet Buttercup, the most famous sloth in the world. This Costa Rican superstar has been on TV shows and has become the face of slick sloth merchandise. But did you know sloths were once thought of as …

The luckiest cat in the world

April 1st, 2019


Have you ever seen a statue of a cat waving at you from a shop window? Sometimes they're white or gold and their paw goes up and …

INTRODUCING — Animal Sound Safari Series 2

March 25th, 2019


Pull on your khaki pants and get ready for an adventure, because Animal Sound Safari is back with more weird and wacky episodes! …


February 21st, 2019


Koalas are cute, fluffy and look like cuddly like teddy bears, but what do they sound like? Safari guide Lawrence asked his friend Ann, from the Off Track podcast, what noise these fluffy …

PRESENTS — Earth Rangers

January 31st, 2019


Lawrence has been busy travelling the globe in search of new Animal Sound Safari stories. He’s high up in the mountains with underpants that aren’t quite warm enough. But, he really wants to tell you …

The epic love story of Milima and Macho — the owls

October 5th, 2018


In Kenya, there’s a superstition that owls are evil birds bringing illness and death. But one loved up owl couple is helping change that by showing 'OWL' you need is love.

Can a rooster save your life?

September 28th, 2018


There's a rooster almost everywhere you look in Portugal. Ceramic roosters on front doors, posters of roosters in shops, toys, tea towels and table cloths. But why?

Camel beauty pageants and the scandalous, sneaky cheats who enter

September 21st, 2018


In Saudi Arabia, camels are fashionable beauty pageant contestants. With millions of dollars in prize money up-for-grabs, …

Meet the yak-poo-boat riding warrior mice of Tibet

September 13th, 2018


Tibetan legend has it that teeny tiny mice, floating on boats made of yak poo, defeated a human army. Find out how they did it!

How did dogs become man's best friend?

September 6th, 2018


There was once a famous and powerful king who loved his dogs so much he was buried next to them. Meet King Frederick the Great of …

INTRODUCING — Animal Sound Safari

August 28th, 2018


All Aboard! Animal Sound Safari takes your ears around the world to discover amazing animal stories. Like, how Tibetan mice saved a kingdom and how a German greyhound gave us the saying ‘dog’s are …

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