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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.

Picture Summary Earliest Known Appearance Animals
Wombat Four legs. Episode 0008 Wombat from Australia
Zooelephant Parts of an elephant. Episode 0043 Elephant
"Somebody Come and Play" Episode 0047 Baby orangutan
Warthogfilm A running warthog. Episode 0406 Warthog
Film.hippo Music by Joe Raposo Episode 0514 Hippopotamus
There's a Bird on Me! "There's a Bird on Me" Episode 0536 Birds, rhinoceros, giraffes, elephants, etc.
"Swinging Gibbons" Episode 0573 Gibbons
2096d "Dressed Up" Episode 2096 Various birds
Aardvark edited
"I'm an Aardvark" Episode 2125 Aardvark
A flock of flamingos. Episode 3200 Flamingos

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