In what the zoo calls the echidna experience, visitors can put food on their toes and the animals will eat it. "It tickles and they laugh and it makes the best photos," Bindi said.
Their own TV-viewing habits run to documentaries — especially if they are about dinosaurs, Robert said. But, Bindi added, "every now and then, you need a good dose of SpongeBob (SquarePants)."
Speaking of Hollywood, one of the new series still in the planning stages focuses on a canine reporter who prowls the red carpets, looking at celebrity footwear, Vargas said.
And how about talent, since that is what Fremantle does best?
"Further down the line, that's definitely something we'd consider. ... 'Pet Idol' or 'Pets Got Talent' may well be something we'll be working on in the future," Vargas said.
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