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Episodes


Episode 301: Hermit Crab Shell Exchange

WK301_Hermit Crab Shell ExchangeMartin and Chris discover a hermit crab on the beach, and soon the Wild Kratts team is exploring the amazing world of this shell changing creature!

Learning Goals: Some animals carry their home with them, providing shelter and defense.

Animals Featured: Hermit Crabs, Conch Snail

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Hermit crabs exchanging shells in lineup


Episode 302: When Fish Fly

WK302_When Fish FlyMartin and Chris challenge Koki and Aviva to a contest regarding who has the most challenging job. In their quest to win, the gang uncovers an unlikely animal partner that could ultimately lead either team to victory . . . or defeat.

Learning Goals: The principals of flight – how air moves over a wing to provide lift.

Animals Featured: Flying Fish

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Flying fish gliding over surface of the water as a defense mechanism against predators.


Episode 303: Slider, the Otter

WK303_Slider, the OtterThe Wild Kratts discover an otter cub. Assuming he is lost, the bros attempt to find his family, all the while introducing him to life in the Cypress Swamp of Florida.

Learning Goals: Instinct and learning – some animals, such as otters, have to learn how to survive within a particular habitat.

Animals Featured: Otter, Alligator, Gar

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Otters evading an alligator.


Episode 304: Mosquito Dragon

WK304_Mosquito DragonWhen the Wild Kratts crew get walloped by mosquitoes in the Cypress Swamp, the gang go on a fact finding adventure to find out exactly why mosquitoes try and steal our blood in the first place!

Learning Goals: Certain animals, like insects, have life cycles that are tied closely to their ecosystem.

Animals Featured: Mosquito, Dragonfly

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Dragonfly transformation from larva to adult.

 


Episode 305: Under Frozen Pond

WK305_Under Frozen PondThe Wild Kratts crew and kids go on an underwater adventure to discover how pond animals survive in the winter.

Learning Goals: How do some animals survive the winter?

Animals Featured: Beaver, Otter

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Otter hunting fish underwater during winter.


Episode 306: Search for the Florida Panther

WK306_Search for the Florida PantherWhen the Wild Kratts team gets an alert about an injured and endangered Florida Panther, the team springs into rescue mode!

Learning Goals: What is a predator, and what tools do they use to hunt their prey?

Animals Featured: Florida Panther

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Florida panther fighting an alligator.


Episode 307: Osprey

WK307_OspreyJimmy accidentally drops the keys to the Tortuga into the ocean, sending Chris, Martin, and Aviva on a race to develop osprey creature powers to find the keys before they disappear forever!

Learning Goals: Animal species adapt and specialize in order to survive in their environments.

Animals Featured: Osprey

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment:


Episode 308: Opossum in My Pocket

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.


Episode 309: Bandito the Black Footed Ferret

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.


Episode 310: Where the Bison Roam

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.


Episode 311: Crocogator Contest

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.


WK312: The Amazing Creature Race

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.


WK313: Prairie Who?

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.


WK314: Mystery on the Prairie

WK314_Mystery on the PrairieWhen Martin and Chris find an unusual thorn bush with “spiked” grasshoppers and beetles, they set out to uncover the identity of the mystery culprit.

Learning Goals: Animals can have very specialized and unusual behaviors that help them survive.

Featured Animals: Cowbird, Loggerhead Shrike

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: A loggerhead shrike using its “impaling” behavior, and a cowbird laying eggs in another bird’s nest.


WK315: Chameleon on Target

WK315_Chameleons on TargetAviva’s special ring chip invention is stolen by a mysterious lemur! Chris and Martin set off after it, with a little help from the amazing creature powers of the chameleon.

Learning Goals: Animals can have very specialized adaptions for finding food.

Featured Animals: Chameleon

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment:


WK316: Fossa Palooza!

WK316_Fossa PaloozaChris, bummed about leaving Madagascar without seeing the amazing fossa, accidentally falls mid-flight out of the Tortuga! he lands back in Madagascar, surrounded by the very creatures he longed to find!

Learning Goals: Predators are equipped with special abilities that enable them to capture prey.

Featured Animals: Fossa

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Fossas cooperatively hunting lemurs.


WK317: Mini Madagascar

WK317_Mini MadagascarWith no big land predators, Chris realizes that Madagascar is one of the safest places in the world for miniaturized adventuring, but the “mini” Kratts soon discover they may have underestimated this unique island!

Learning Goal: There are several diverse species of lemurs, all living in Madagascar.

Featured Animals: Hissing Cockroach, Mouse Lemur, Diademed Sifaka Lemur, Brookesia Chameleon

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Tiny creatures living in the forest floor.


WK318: Aye Aye

WK318_Aye AyeWhen the Wild Kratts team embarks on a pirate adventure in the Indian Ocean, they discover a very strange, other-worldly castaway.

Learning Goals: Niche behavior in nature – animals who specialize in particular behavioral opportunities.

Featured Animals: Aye Aye

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Aye aye engaging in food hunting behavior.


WK319: Lemur Legs

WK319_Lemur LegsThe Wild Kratts arrive in Madagascar for the first time, touching down in the southern region known as the Spiny Desert, where they discover a group of sifaka lemurs. They soon learn about these lemurs’ amazing vertical clinging and leaping abilities.

Learning Goals: Vertical climbing and leaping.

Featured Animals: Sifaka Lemurs

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment:


WK320: Lemur Stink Fight

WK320_Stink FightWhile in Madagascar, the Wild Kratts hear signs of a dispute between two troops of ring-tailed lemurs. They set out to uncover just what these two lemur groups are arguing about, and end up with a rather stinky solution.

Learning Goals: Animals can use scent as an important form of communication.

Featured Animals: Ring-tailed Lemur

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Stink fight between two lemurs.


WK321: Golden Bamboo Lemur

WK321_Golden Bamboo LemurWhile in Madagascar, the Wild Kratts learn that a baby golden bamboo lemur has been born. The team decide to learn more about this rare animal, but encounter some trouble from Donita along the way.

Learning Goals: The difference between lemurs and monkeys.

Featured Animals: Golden Bamboo Lemur

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment:


WK322: Tenrec Treasure Hunt

WK322_Tenrec Treasure HuntWhen Chris sets up an elaborate treasure hunt centering on a cool and rare group of insectivores – the tenrec – the rest of the crew sets off to complete the hunt.

Learning Goals: Adaptive radiation, the process where organisms diversify rapidly into a multitude of new forms.

Featured Animals: Lesser Long-Tailed Tenrec, Hedgehog Tenrec, Mole Tenrec, Streaked Tenrec, Otter Tenrec

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment: Tenrecs rattling their specialized quills for communication.


WK323: Praying Mantis

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

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moment:


WK324: Capture the Fishmobile

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.

 


WK325: Back in Creature Time, Part 1 – Go Dodo Go

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!

 


WK326: Back in Creature Time, Part 2 – Tasmanian Tiger

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.

Produced by:   Funding is provided by:
Kratt Brothers 9 Story    Bell Fund logo The Ontario Media Development Corporation Chuck E Cheese logo  
Wild Kratts is a Kratt Brothers Company / 9 Story Entertainment production. © 2010-2012 1757712 Ontario Inc.

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