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WK313_Prairie Who?A twister catches the Tortuga mid-flight, forcing the crew to abandon ship and get separated from each other on the prairie. While trying to find each other, the team discovers several amazing creatures living on the prairie.

Learning Goals: Habitats develop interconnected communities of certain species specific to their environment.

Featured Animals: Prairie Chicken, Prairie Wolf, Prairie Rattlesnake, Prairie Dog, Prairie Falcon

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Prairie kingsnake with an immunity to rattlesnake venom.

WK312_Amazing Creature RaceThe Wild Kratts crew decide to have a creature power race to find out who the greatest runners are in the animal world!

Learning Goals: Predators and prey can rely on either speed or stamina when catching/evading one another.

Animals Featured: Pronghorn Antelope

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: A young pronghorn antelope using grass to hide from predators.

WK311_Crocogator ContestA pop Creature Quiz challenge about the the differences between crocodiles and alligators turns into a full-blown “crocogator” contest to find out what actually is different about these two similar creatures.

Learning Goals: Species differences through behavior, habitat, and ecological roles.

Animals Featured: Alligator, Crocodile

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: An encounter between a crocodile and an alligator.

WK310_Where the Bison RoamWhen the Wild Kratts team decides to explore the spot where explorers Lewis and Clark first laid eyes on the American frontier, they discover that prairies and the amazing bison herds of yore are much harder to find these days.

Learning Goals: What is a prairie?

Animals Featured: Bison

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Male bison headbutting.

WK309_Bandito the Black Footed FerretMartin impulsively tries out Aviva’s new stone digger invention before it’s ready and flies out of control into a hidden prairie where he is stranded, but encounters a lost colony of black footed ferrets.

Learning Goals: Animals and predators have unique strategies to survive in any environment.

Animals Featured: Black Footed Ferret, Prairie Dog

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Black footed ferret chasing prairie dog through tunnels.

WK308_Opossum in My PocketWhile on a mission to find Chris’ lost backpack in the Cypress Swamp, the brothers discover a marsupial opossum with a similar problem.

Learning Goals: Animals have unique and sometimes unusual abilities that help them survive in their environment.

Animals Featured: Opossum

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Opossum playing dead and surviving an encounter with a rattlesnake.

WK326_Time Trampoline Part 2After visiting the dodos, the Wild Kratts travel to another time period to visit another extinct animal – the Tasmanian tiger! Their trip doesn’t go as planned, however, and they must save the Tasmanian tigers from Dabio and Donita’s ancestors, while also saving themselves from Zach, who wants to trap them in the past forever!

Learning Goals: Extinction

Featured Animals: Tasmanian Tiger

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Tasmanian tigers hunting and surviving in the wild.

WK325_Time Trampoline Part 1After lamenting the extinction of different animals in recent history and how they’ll never get to adventure with them, Aviva unveils her greatest invention yet – a time trampoline! The Wild Kratts jump back to the time of the extinct dodo bird, but once there, they run into Gourmand’s ancestor, who has decided dodos are definitely on the menu! Once again, it’s Wild Kratts to the rescue!

Learning Goals: Extinction – animals can go extinct and disappear from the world forever due to a number of reasons, such as habitat loss and over-hunting.

Featured Animals: Dodo

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: The extinct dodo bird!

 

WK324_Capture the FishmobileWhen Aviva unveils her new Fishmobile invention, Chris and Martin challenge the gang to a brand new creature game.

Learning Goals: Predator and prey specializations in the ocean.

Featured Animals: Menhaden, Pelican, Dolphin, Osprey

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Underwater view of pelican catching fish.

 

WK323_Praying MantisTwo Wild Kratts kids wake up to find a praying mantis cocoon has hatched in their room – with over 200 babies! The Tortuga crew swoops in to help return the baby mantises safely back to the wild.

Learning Goals: Some animals have highly specialized features, like the mantises’ raptorial arms, for hunting prey.

Featured Animals: Praying Mantis

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