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'Wilbur' Gives Us Facts About Pigs & Spiders And The Training Of Animals
"Flacka" is one of the real pigs who played "Wilbur" in the film "Charlotte's Web." The young boy who voiced "Wilbur," Dominic Scott Kay (who gets no film credit on the back of the DVD even though he has the most lines, and gets 11th listing on the cast page here on IMDb) gives us some facts and figures and takes us behind the scenes with the training of the animals. We talks as if he is explaining things to other kids but there are many interesting facts are animals that adults can learn a lot, too.
What's "amazing," Dominic's favorite word, is to see a sheep shaking hands, like a dog would be trained, or a pig walking backwards on command, and a few other things. Animal trainers are pretty special, patient people as we see here.
Dominic also shares some very interesting facts about pigs and spiders that most people probably don't know, such as why pigs love the mud and that spiders eat their webs to help make new ones. The answer to the pigs and mud is: 1 - to protect their pale skin from sunburn; 2 - to cool off, because they don't have sweat glands, and 3 - to protect against biting flies.
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