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Homes (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

When a beaver gnaws his way through Animal Junction, Chris, Martin and Zoboo realize that he's looking for wood so he can build his dam. A creature's home provides shelter from bad weather and protection from predators, so the beaver's dam is important business. So important that Chris and Martin don't mind that the beaver has "borrowed" one of their canoe paddles to use in his dam. Jackie knows how important creature homes are, that's why she and the Animal Helpers are building enclosed nestboxes for Eastern bluebirds.

Can You Feel It? (Episode #213)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

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.

Itchy (Episode #116)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

Things get uncomfortable when "the itch" turns up at Animal Junction. The itch drives everyone wild with itchiness, including the lion cubs who can't stop scratching themselves. Martin, Chris and Zoboo catalogue the various things that make creatures itchy, like fleas and poison ivy, and try all the known itch remedies: scratching like mad, mud, dust and water baths. It's no use, they can't shake "the itch." Not even a new Kratt contraption, the Scratching Machine, can tackle this mighty itch. Sometimes you have an itch, you don't know why and no matter what you do, you can't get rid of it. Jackie's busy picking burrs out of her dog's fur. They went for a walk in the woods, which was a lot of fun, but Goldie came back full of itchy burrs, which is no fun at all. Burrs removed, Goldie is happy again.

Don't Fence Me In (Episode #217)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

Zoboo invites a wolverine to live with him in Animal Junction, only to realize that there's not enough space for his new pal. Wild creatures need room to roam.

Fling (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 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: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 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.

Tracks (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 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: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 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.

Puppies (Episode #113)

KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 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: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 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.

Homes (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

When a beaver gnaws his way through Animal Junction, Chris, Martin and Zoboo realize that he's looking for wood so he can build his dam. A creature's home provides shelter from bad weather and protection from predators, so the beaver's dam is important business. So important that Chris and Martin don't mind that the beaver has "borrowed" one of their canoe paddles to use in his dam. Jackie knows how important creature homes are, that's why she and the Animal Helpers are building enclosed nestboxes for Eastern bluebirds.

Can You Feel It? (Episode #213)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

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.

Snowy Day (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

It's the snowstorm of the century and Martin and Chris race into Animal Junction to find Zoboo waiting for them. The arrival of one cold macaque, a Japanese snow monkey, gets the gang trying to figure out how exactly to warm up their visitor. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are shoveling a path in the deep snow for animals that have a hard time maneuvering through it.

Powerhouse (Episode #208)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

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.

Slimy Buddies (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

Chris, Martin and Zoboo can't get enough of slime after four affectionate St. Bernard puppies lick them. All that licking means that the puppies like them. The St. Bernards are the gang's slimy buddies. More slimy buddies arrive in the form of a giant bullfrog, a Pacman frog, and a Budgetts frog. Frogs need slime to keep them from drying out. Salamanders do, too. Earthworms have slime that helps them slide through tunnels in the ground. Slime is great! Chris, Martin and Zoboo build a slime shower, so they can be slimy, too. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are raking up dead leaves and putting them into the pond to make MudPuppy Pond an even slimier home for mudpuppy salamanders. Mudpuppies are Jackie's favorite slimy buddies.

Pop Goes The Tiger (Episode #207)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

Two Siberian tiger cubs begin pouncing on every ball in sight to hone their hunting skills. However, the balls aren't tiger proof and they all pop. So Zoboo becomes "Zoboo the Super Lemur" and builds a Superball that whisks him to a place where tigers live -- India! The Kratt Brothers follow their lemur buddy and discover lots of tigers and their cubs. When they return to Animal Junction, the tiger cubs haven't left a single ball unpopped -- except one. But it's not actually a ball, just a curled-up African pygmy hedgehog!

Fierce Creatures (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 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: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 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.

Climbing (Episode #110)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 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: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 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?

Night Time (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

A camp out in Animal Junction gives the gang a chance to discover all of the nocturnal animals around. There's a lot of creatures who sleep during the day and are awake at night. Amazing creatures like binturongs, raccoons, owls, ringtails, and dormice are all perfectly suited for living the night life. Inspired, Zoboo claims he's going to stay up all night, but he falls asleep in seconds. The Kratts try to sleep but Animal Junction's too noisy, so Martin and Chris take a night hike to see who else is awake. Jackie loves the weekend because sometimes her parents let her stay up late and watch for night creatures. By sitting quietly and waiting, she's able to watch the family of raccoons who lives in the forest behind her house. Cool creatures you can only see at night.

Talk to Me (Episode #209)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

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.

Snowy Day (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

It's the snowstorm of the century and Martin and Chris race into Animal Junction to find Zoboo waiting for them. The arrival of one cold macaque, a Japanese snow monkey, gets the gang trying to figure out how exactly to warm up their visitor. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are shoveling a path in the deep snow for animals that have a hard time maneuvering through it.

Powerhouse (Episode #208)

KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

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.

Slimy Buddies (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

Chris, Martin and Zoboo can't get enough of slime after four affectionate St. Bernard puppies lick them. All that licking means that the puppies like them. The St. Bernards are the gang's slimy buddies. More slimy buddies arrive in the form of a giant bullfrog, a Pacman frog, and a Budgetts frog. Frogs need slime to keep them from drying out. Salamanders do, too. Earthworms have slime that helps them slide through tunnels in the ground. Slime is great! Chris, Martin and Zoboo build a slime shower, so they can be slimy, too. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are raking up dead leaves and putting them into the pond to make MudPuppy Pond an even slimier home for mudpuppy salamanders. Mudpuppies are Jackie's favorite slimy buddies.

Pop Goes The Tiger (Episode #207)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

Two Siberian tiger cubs begin pouncing on every ball in sight to hone their hunting skills. However, the balls aren't tiger proof and they all pop. So Zoboo becomes "Zoboo the Super Lemur" and builds a Superball that whisks him to a place where tigers live -- India! The Kratt Brothers follow their lemur buddy and discover lots of tigers and their cubs. When they return to Animal Junction, the tiger cubs haven't left a single ball unpopped -- except one. But it's not actually a ball, just a curled-up African pygmy hedgehog!

Dinosaurs (Episode #103)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

Martin and Chris arrive at Animal Junction determined to build a huge dinosaur model. Zoboo is eager to help out, even though he doesn't know what a dinosaur is. However, once Chris and Martin describe what dinosaurs used to look like, Zoboo's sure he just saw one on the way to Animal Junction. Chris and Martin understand what he means when a monitor lizard arrives for a visit. Rome wasn't built in a day, and it seems unlikely that Chris, Martin and Zoboo's collapse-prone dinosaur model will ever actually be completed. But in the end, the Martinandchrisaurus stands tall for all to see. Jackie discovers an owl pellet - the fur and bone remains of an owl's prey -- and breaks it open to see the bones inside. She decides that she's going to go to the Royal Ontario Museum to see more bones - dinosaur bones! - and meets up with Chris and Martin there.

Bovine (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

A cow and her calf visit Animal Junction, and Martin and Chris tell their lemur friend that cows are ruminants, with special second stomachs to digest the grass they eat. The Kratt Brothers take off for India to see how cows live there and discover that there are cows everywhere, even in houses! When they return home, Zoboo is entertaining another ruminant, a red kangaroo. While the Kratt Brothers hop like kangaroos, Zoboo leaps like a lemur.

Eye Spy (Episode #102)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

The gang talks about seeing and being seen when a pair of black jaguar cubs come for a visit. Sleek and stealthy, these jaguars have excellent dark spotted coats to camouflage them in the dark forest. Plus, they've got amazing night vision that helps them see in their forest home. Martin and Chris wonder what it's like to see like creatures see, so they build a new Kratt contraption: Eye-Spy goggles. The device allows them to see like a jaguar, a butterfly, a hawk, and a frog. It's spring and Jackie and the Animal Helpers are planting an evergreen tree. The tree was Jackie's Christmas tree, so she wants to decorate it for the birds. She and the Helpers adorn it with apples and popcorn, excellent treats for her winged friends.

Brain Power (Episode #202)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

The Kratt Brothers and Zoboo want to build an "Invisibility Machine" but they need some real brainpower to get the job done. Just when they're ready to give up, Brainiac the chimpanzee stops by to help. The Kratt Brothers decide to travel to India to meet other creatures with great brains but they are outsmarted by a flock of crows. Back in Animal Junction, they run right into a tremendous, invisible animal, which turns out to be Toothbrush the elephant. Elephants are really intelligent, too, and the Kratt Brothers show Zoboo that all creatures are smart in their own ways.

Swimming (Episode #106)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

A couple of river otters arrive at Animal Junction and the gang gets in the swim of things. Everybody's swimming in the Junction: black jaguars, soft-shelled turtles, African penguins, capybaras, Kratts, and even Zoboo! Since otters love to slide almost as much as they like to swim, the gang builds a slide into the big pond, so the otters can do both. Jackie and her dog Goldie both love swimming in MudPuppy pond. Swimming is great exercise and it's an easy way to get Goldie to take a bath. Plus, swimming at MudPuppy Pond means swimming with all kinds of amazing water creatures.

Zoboo The Super Lemur (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

It's Zoboo to the rescue! After Zoboo reads a superhero comic book, black bears Muscles and Muscley help him become a Super Lemur. As the new friends are finishing a snack, Zoboo hears a noise and looks up to see kittens stuck on one of Animal Junction's roof beams. The Super Lemur springs into action and saves the tiny cats. Zoboo is now ready to assist animals everywhere while the Kratt Brothers travel to India to find other heroes in the creature world.

Happy Lemur Day (Episode #105)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

Animal Junction becomes Lemur Central when friends of Zoboo's, two ring tail lemurs, come for a visit. Zoboo is stunned to hear that most people don't know what a lemur is. But Martin and Chris have a great idea to set the record straight when they declare an international creature holiday, Lemur Day, a celebration of all things lemur. There's even a special Lemur Day cake. A black and white ruffed lemur, some ring tail lemurs, and Zoboo's parents join the party. Jackie tells the guys about a creature rescue. She saw a water turtle and a land turtle heading for a busy road but managed to relocate them to a safer place: a pond for the water turtle and the forest for the land turtle.

Humans (Episode #205)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

A whole class of kindergarten kids arrives in Animal Junction to help Zoboo learn about what it's like to be human. After the teacher invites the lemur and the Kratt Brothers into the classroom, Zoboo determines that being human involves lots of things that animals never do -- like sitting at desks, reading and writing. But when he and the children return to Animal Junction after school, Zoboo discovers that kids and lemurs have one thing in common -- they both love to play.

Who's in the Hole? (Episode #104)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

A flying squirrel glides into Animal Junction in search of a hole to live in. Chris, Martin and Zoboo are glad to help, but find out a lot of the holes in Animal Junction already have occupants. Who knew that so many creatures lived in holes? But why not? Whether they're in the ground, in rocks or in a tree, holes are perfect homes, safe and warm for foxes, snakes, rabbits, prairie dogs, porcupines, and flying squirrels. Jackie spots a man just about to cut down a dead tree. She stops him and explains that owls, squirrels and raccoons live in tree holes, even if the tree is dead. The man decides it's better to leave the tree standing.

Snake Bellies (Episode #204)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

Zoboo is very excited when an Amazon tree boa and her babies show up in Animal Junction. He gets even more excited when the Kratt Brothers find a snakeskin. In the snakeskin hunt that follows, they find out that the skin doesn't fit the anaconda in the pool, or the rattlesnake sunning itself over by the window, or even the huge Burmese python. Finally, Zoboo discovers the owner -- a trans-pecos rat snake! Zoboo plays with what he thinks are some interesting snakes. But they're not snakes at all, just the tentacles of a pygmy octopus!

Dinosaurs (Episode #103)

KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

Martin and Chris arrive at Animal Junction determined to build a huge dinosaur model. Zoboo is eager to help out, even though he doesn't know what a dinosaur is. However, once Chris and Martin describe what dinosaurs used to look like, Zoboo's sure he just saw one on the way to Animal Junction. Chris and Martin understand what he means when a monitor lizard arrives for a visit. Rome wasn't built in a day, and it seems unlikely that Chris, Martin and Zoboo's collapse-prone dinosaur model will ever actually be completed. But in the end, the Martinandchrisaurus stands tall for all to see. Jackie discovers an owl pellet - the fur and bone remains of an owl's prey -- and breaks it open to see the bones inside. She decides that she's going to go to the Royal Ontario Museum to see more bones - dinosaur bones! - and meets up with Chris and Martin there.

Bovine (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

A cow and her calf visit Animal Junction, and Martin and Chris tell their lemur friend that cows are ruminants, with special second stomachs to digest the grass they eat. The Kratt Brothers take off for India to see how cows live there and discover that there are cows everywhere, even in houses! When they return home, Zoboo is entertaining another ruminant, a red kangaroo. While the Kratt Brothers hop like kangaroos, Zoboo leaps like a lemur.

Eye Spy (Episode #102)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 3:30 PM

The gang talks about seeing and being seen when a pair of black jaguar cubs come for a visit. Sleek and stealthy, these jaguars have excellent dark spotted coats to camouflage them in the dark forest. Plus, they've got amazing night vision that helps them see in their forest home. Martin and Chris wonder what it's like to see like creatures see, so they build a new Kratt contraption: Eye-Spy goggles. The device allows them to see like a jaguar, a butterfly, a hawk, and a frog. It's spring and Jackie and the Animal Helpers are planting an evergreen tree. The tree was Jackie's Christmas tree, so she wants to decorate it for the birds. She and the Helpers adorn it with apples and popcorn, excellent treats for her winged friends.

Brain Power (Episode #202)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 3:00 PM

The Kratt Brothers and Zoboo want to build an "Invisibility Machine" but they need some real brainpower to get the job done. Just when they're ready to give up, Brainiac the chimpanzee stops by to help. The Kratt Brothers decide to travel to India to meet other creatures with great brains but they are outsmarted by a flock of crows. Back in Animal Junction, they run right into a tremendous, invisible animal, which turns out to be Toothbrush the elephant. Elephants are really intelligent, too, and the Kratt Brothers show Zoboo that all creatures are smart in their own ways.

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