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Zoboomafoo Previous Broadcasts

Fling (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 3:30 PM

Monkey business abounds when a white-fronted capuchin monkey who loves to play catch comes to Animal Junction. Chris, Martin and Zoboo examine the differences between lemurs and monkeys, and touch upon one key similarity -- neither monkeys nor lemurs make good pets. Dubbed "Fling" because of his throwing abilities, the capuchin turns Animal Junction upside down looking for food. Martin and Chris decide to walk Fling home and they see other troops of monkeys along the way. Jackie and her Animal Helper friend have made a cool terrarium home for a frog they found the day before at MudPuppy Pond. But the frog doesn't seem very happy -- he'd be happier living free and in the wild -- so they decide to return him to his natural home.

Grow, Zoboo, Grow (Episode #216)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

The Kratt Brothers are taking care of a human baby and a baby red kangaroo, and Zoboo wants to help the two babies grow. Martin and Chris show Zoboomafoo that all creatures grow, but to do so they need rest, food and play.

Running (Episode #119)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 10:30 AM

Chris, Martin and Zoboo focus on running when an emu stops by Animal Junction. An emu is a bird that's too heavy to fly, but her long legs are great for running. Chris and Martin set about running like each creature they encounter: sideways like a crab, on a tree branch like a fisher, up a wall like a gecko, superfast like a cheetah. Jackie and her friend Matt love to take the neighborhood dogs for a run. Or is it the neighborhood dogs that take them for a run? Either way, running is great exercise for dogs and humans alike, and it's a lot of fun.

Fierce Creatures (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 3:30 PM

The arrival of Arctic wolf cubs has Zoboo feeling really wolf-ish. Zoboo knows that wolves aren't fierce creatures; in fact, he wants to join the wolf pack, so Chris and Martin teach him the wolf basics. After quick lessons in howling, hunting and the pecking order of the pack, Zoboo's all set to leave with the pack, until he finds out that the barren Arctic is a lot different than sunny Madagascar. Zoboo doesn't want to live in a world without mangoes... or Kratts, so he says goodbye to his pack mates. Jackie rescues a spider that's stranded in a friend's bathtub. She lays a towel over the side of the tub so that the spider has a surface that she can climb out on.

Buddies (Episode #212)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

Martin and Chris are best buddies and Zoboo wants a special friend he can depend on as well. He meets a sea anemone and a clown fish, some sloth, langur monkeys and chital deer. At last he finds his own best buddy -Shark, the chameleon.

Talk to Me (Episode #209)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 8:30 AM

With the help of the Kratt Brothers and Toothbrush the elephant, Zoboo learns how animals communicate with each other. While Zoboo answers some of the letters sent in by kids, Martin and Chris go to India to find out how animals talk to each other in the wild.

Climbing (Episode #110)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 3:30 PM

There are a lot of climbing creatures and they all have different features that help them climb. A tree frog has sticky pads on its feet, a spider has eight legs, and a kinkajou has a prehensile tail that she uses like a fifth arm when climbing through a tree. When a playful band of coatis turns up at Animal Junction, the gang marvels at how sharp claws and a long tail helps a coati climb trees with the greatest of ease. Coatis are better climbers than Kratts because they're built for it. Jackie and the Animal Helpers rescue a climber-in-training, a kitten who's stuck up in a tree. He knew how to climb up, but he's too afraid to climb down.

Creature Neighbors (Episode #211)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

It's treasure hunt time in Animal Junction for the Kratt Brothers, Zoboo and all of their creature neighbors. With the help of two fox kits, Zoboo locates the first piece of the puzzle leading them to the treasure - but will they find the treasure itself?

Powerhouse (Episode #208)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 8:30 AM

When a snow leopard and Toothbrush the elephant come to Animal Junction, Zoboo wants to be powerful just like these two creatures. Since he can't hunt like a snow leopard or eat massive piles of leaves like an elephant, Zoboo is afraid that he'll never be a powerhouse. Then he remembers that lemurs leap better than any other animal in the world! He's a leaping powerhouse, and the Kratt Brothers remind him that every creature is a powerhouse in its own way.

Tracks (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 3:30 PM

Martin and Chris follow lynx tracks through the snow to Animal Junction. A lynx has big feet like snowshoes, which leave big tracks that, are easy to follow. Following tracks is a great way to creature adventure. It's winter and Jackie's squirrel-proofing her birdfeeder because squirrels and chipmunks eat so many seeds that there's hardly any left for the birds. Don't worry about the squirrels, birds are messy eaters, so the squirrels still get plenty of seeds from the ground. There are also plenty of creature tracks underneath the birdfeeder. Jackie wonders if Chris and Martin will be able to follow her tracks and races off. Chris and Martin race after her and manage to find Jackie and some other cool creatures as well.

Superclaw (Episode #215)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

Zoboo wants to climb like some visiting kinkajous so the Kratt Brothers create special "Superclaws" for Zoboo to wear. After falling off vines, Zoboo realizes that his own claws - nails really - are just right for a lemur and other creatures have claws just perfect for them.

Feeling Good (Episode #118)

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 10:30 AM

When a porcupine comes to Animal Junction, the gang focuses on creature coats and how they feel. A porcupine has spiky quills for protection. A sheep has a thick wool coat for warmth. A lynx has soft fur and furry paws to help her live in the snowy cold. And a quick trip to a petting zoo drives the point home even more. Creatures have all kinds of coats, but every creature has the best coat for where ever he or she lives. Jackie does a turn as a duck-crossing guard. She helps herd ducklings across the road to the safety of MudPuppy Pond. After she scoops the last one across, she nuzzles into the duckling's soft coat. Ducklings feel amazing!

Can You Feel It? (Episode #213)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 8:30 AM

Brainiac the chimp and Lost and Found the Yellow Labrador retriever want to play. But what can a chimp, dog and a lemur all have fun doing together? It takes some doing but Zoboo finally comes up with a game that makes everybody happy - and discovers that all creatures have feelings.

Puppies (Episode #113)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 -- 3:30 PM

The discovery of a litter of eight puppies inside Animal Junction casts Martin, Chris and Zoboo in the role of puppysitters. The guys feed and take care of the puppies, and realize that you really have to keep an eye on baby animals, especially after one of the puppies gets lost. Chris and Martin help the mother dog find her lost puppy. While on a bike ride, Jackie and the Animal Helpers return a lost calf that has wandered off from her mom. Chris and Martin help the mother dog find her lost puppy.

Fearfest (Episode #214)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

A big thunderstorm hits Animal Junction and Zoboo sees something frightening in the dark. But the scary creatures are just grizzly bear cubs! Martin and Chris tell their lemur friend all about grizzlies and other animals that seem scary - but really aren't.

Ears Hear (Episode #117)

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 -- 10:30 AM

There are all kinds of creature ears but they all do the same thing: ears hear. Chris, Martin and Zoboo discover rabbits, a bloodhound and her litter of five puppies, springhares, and fox kits, all creatures with incredible hearing. Toothbrush, the baby elephant stops by for a visit. His hearing might not be as good as a bloodhound's, but his ears are still great. Martin and Chris wonder what it's like to hear like these creatures, so they build a new Kratt-contraption, Super Ear Sensors. But there's so much to hear in Animal Junction, the Super Ear Sensors can't take the volume and overheat. Martin and Chris take a trip to visit an aye-aye and see how he finds his dinner with his ears. Jackie builds a fence to protect fox kits from the road. Foxes have incredible hearing!

Buddies (Episode #212)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 -- 8:30 AM

Martin and Chris are best buddies and Zoboo wants a special friend he can depend on as well. He meets a sea anemone and a clown fish, some sloth, langur monkeys and chital deer. At last he finds his own best buddy -Shark, the chameleon.

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      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

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      (DT54.1 through 54.5) During the course of the work described below, which necessitated moving our outgoing signal from the main antenna to the auxillary antenna, the transmitter suddenly shut down. As of 3:30pm Tues, we do not have an estimated time for repair and return of the Over the Air signals for DT54.1 through 54.5

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