How Can Animals Help Save Lives?

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Okay, we're moving to the amphibians. We're going to go ahead and let everybody see what these guys look like. This guy is actually called an Exwattle[sp?] which look at that. Never gets out of its vulnerable [XX] stage. So he's got these lungs which are on the exterior of his body. So very very unique animals you can see that.

That is really important to point at because you saw how primitive they are. Because I am so fascinated by amphibians is way over. Because like in the beginning their life they sort of change from breathing in water to breathing air and sort of. And what happens if you can grab out of these by their tail, what happens? It pops off.

Pops off and what happens then? They configure a new one. Doesn't that amaze you? Because what if I lost my arm? Or had to do surgery to remove a part of my body. The thought you could regenerate that organ, just keeps me up at night and I want that idea, and these animals actually are able to turn back the cells at the point of the break where the tail falls off, or limbs fall off, one stage back.

So they'll go back to their very first stage of being a cell. They go back one three generation back and they can regenerate together. Hey, where is this going? [xx]. I'll go tell Mandy [xx]. We're going to go ahead, I'm going to put him back in. Well one thing I want to point out is imagine if you're an amputee, and you can see what you want most in life in the eyes and in the amphibian, and you know if we can just capture the secret of how these animal if I want to lose this land could regrow just the way it it here.

Imagine it can could produce that in humans that's something that I think is absolutely fascinating for us as scientist to pursue. It's amazing. What do you Oliver about this? Really cool. Alright, so I guess we're done, huh? No, we've got one one more thing coming in. One more Oliver.

Look at this one is one, Oliver I thought of especially for you. This is why you are the assistant of the day, Oliver, alright. Where is our kitty? This is called a karrasel. There she is. Now this cat is an African species of wild cat. Very good. This is Charlie. He still is a wild animal and we're just going to try to make sure that we keep him comfortable out here, so we got a little toy for Charlie.

Charlie look. He's very friendly I see. Well, you can tell the wild part when the wild part comes out. Now the reason we brought a cat and especially an African cat is because it's thought that the feline immunodeficiency virus which domestic cats actually get, originated in Africa with the African lion.

But the work that they're doing to cure FIV which is what is Feline Immunodeficiency virus in cats is actually very closely related to HIV in humans. What do you think think Oliver? I think it's pretty fascinating and that he really does not like that bird. No, Oliver, he loves that bird don't try to take that bird from him.

[xx] thank you very, very much. Sea-world Busch I appreciate you very much letting us this wonderful animals. We'll be right back..