From Season 1 onward, in addition to Muppet and cartoon inserts, Sesame Street made extensive use of film footage of live animals. These films were often either accompanied by a purely orchestral score (usually by Joe Raposo), or occasionally turned into a narrative song, often "performed" by the animal itself through voice-over (see Songs for specific examples).

Picture Summary / EKA Animals
0001.AnimalPairs
Pairs of animals.
Episode 0001
Parrots, monkeys, tigers, geese, penguins, etc.
SSTS-21
A baby reindeer taking its first steps.
Episode 0003
Reindeer
Wombat
Four legs.
Episode 0008
Wombat from Australia
0573v
"Swinging Gibbons"
Episode 0009
Gibbons
Zooelephant
Parts of an elephant.
Episode 0034
Elephant
Film.nursingpigs
Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk.
Episode 0169
Pigs
Raposo.Dolphin
A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
Episode 0278
Dolphin
1090-10
Peacock dance
Episode 0278
Peacock
Film.greentreesnake
Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
Episode 0285
Snake
Andnowtheoctopus
Luis announces "And now, the octopus!"
Music: "Pomp and Circumstance"
Episode 0291
Octopus
Film-Baboon&Baby
A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
Episode 0299
baboons
Ostrichfilm
Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
Episode 0339
Ostriches
2parrots
Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
Episode 0364
Zebras, swans, fish, goats, prairie dogs, starfish, pigeons, deer, boars, orcas, parrots, elephants.
CamelsEating
camel
Episode 0388
Camel
Warthogfilm
A running warthog.
Episode 0406
Warthog
Film.hippo
Music: Joe Raposo
Episode 0415
Hippopotamus
1396s
A flock of flamingos.
Episode 0450
Flamingos
1709q
David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
Episode 0452
Fox, woodpecker, quail, field mouse, badger, beaver, crabs.
2776FrogFilm
A male frog hops around and bulges his throat.
Episode 0469
Frog
1836h
Music: Joe Raposo
Episode 0505
Road Runner
RaposoFight
Animals fight
Music: Joe Raposo
Episode 0567
Wildebeest, lions, monkeys, bear cubs, bulls, little kids
0926h
A giant panda.
Episode 0920
Panda
Itchy-Panda
Scratch an itch.
Episode 0931
Panda

Songs

Picture Summary / First Appearance Animals
Zoomonkey
"Funny Face"
Episode 0006
Monkeys
Song.prettybaby
"Pretty Baby"
Episode 0040
Rhinos
Somebodycomeandplay
"Somebody Come and Play"
Episode 0047
Orangutans
Sleepykoala
"Rockabye Baby"
Episode 0048
Koala
Raposo.Eating
"Eating"
Episode 0106
Various animals
3978f
"Penguins Five"
Episode 0245
Penguins
Whaleteeth
"Whale Brushing Teeth"
Episode 0276
Whale
KangarooBlues
"Kangaroo Blues"
Episode 0277
Kangaroo
1800-26
"Starfish"
Episode 0280
Starfish
2096d
"Dressed Up"
Episode 0302
Birds
WhoYouLookinAtTiger
"Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
Episode 0371
Tiger
Prettyfish-refilm
"I'm Pretty"
Episode 0389
Fish
1709t
"Flying"
Episode 0394
Birds
There's a Bird on Me
"There's a Bird on Me"
Episode 0416
Birds, rhinoceros, giraffes, elephants, etc.
2125m
"I'm an Aardvark"
Episode 0425
Aardvark
Song.ilovebeingapig
"I Love Being a Pig"
Live-action version: Episode 0572
Pigs
Iamamanatee
"I'm a Manatee"
Episode 3069
Manatee
TurtleSong
"The Turtle Song"
Episode 3677
Turtles

See also

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