The real-life Chris and Martin introduce each Wild Kratts episode with a live action segment that imagines what it would be like to experience a never- before-seen wildlife moment, and asks, “What if…?” The Kratt brothers transition into animation and the adventure begins, bringing early-elementary school children into the secret lives of extraordinary creatures, many of which have never been animated before – including proboscis monkeys, draco lizards and caracals!
Chris is the focused, pragmatic and technically inclined brother who likes to make a plan. He is the logical, straight man to Martin’s wild antics. Chris also has an encyclopedic knowledge of animals, keeping tabs on every species he encounters with a computerized Life List. He knows his animal stats the way a sports fan knows who batted the most runs last year or who rushed for the most yards. Chris is very loyal to the natural order and believes that wild creatures should stay where they are: “living free and in the wild!”
Martin is enthusiastic, artistic and a “big ideas” guy. He is also the impulsive “Let’s roll with it!” brother, the one who prefers to wing it, often leading them into sticky spots but just as often getting them out of them too. He is the comedian to Chris’ straight man. When it comes to animals, Martin tries to get into their heads by saying “I’m being the bear!” or “Think like a tiger!” He is always putting himself into the animal’s place and looking at the world from their point of view. Like any good partnership, it is truly the brothers’ differences that help make them the perfect team.
Aviva is a cool, fashionable, twenty-something who is well on her way to becoming the most accomplished inventor this planet has ever known! Preferring to blaze around her secret lab on in-line skates, there is always a stylish cool factor in everything Aviva does. Teaming up with the Kratt brothers to help save and explore the creature world, it is often Aviva’s inventions that make the difference. To help her turn science fiction into science reality, Aviva has brought together an equally ultra-cool, secretive Matrix-like gang of inventive minds all with a knack for everything high-tech.
Koki is an accomplished computer whiz with a sharp tongue and an even sharper wit. When it comes to mining the internet, she knows exactly where to go to get whatever info the team needs. She also designs and maintains the electronic defense system the team uses to protect their secret headquarters.
Jimmy Z is insecure, hesitant and unsure – that is until he gets a video game console in his hands! And now this gamer gets to play with the Teleporter, Aviva’s particularly temperamental invention that delivers the team’s latest breakthroughs to the Kratt brothers. He also drives the mobile headquarters, the Tortuga HQ, as it flies from habitat to habitat around the world.