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Water Creatures (Episode #134)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

When two African penguins stop by Animal Junction, Zoboo, Chris and Martin talk about water creatures. Even though penguins are birds, they swim instead of flying. But these penguins aren't swimming! Finally, they realize it's because the pool water is too warm for them. But when the water is chilled with ice cubes, there's no stopping the penguins! Jaguars love to swim, too, and the Kratts play ball in the big pond with a black jaguar who stops by. Jackie has a new goldfish named Sunny, who is also sensitive about water temperature. To keep from shocking Sunny, Jackie puts his bag into the aquarium until the water in the bag is the same temperature as the aquarium.

Sand (Episode #133)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

A sandstorm has buried Animal Junction in sand, which is perfect for the meerkats, scorpion and camel that stop by for a visit. Zoboo, Chris and Martin explain how each of these creatures is suited for living in a dry, desert climate. Jackie walks along the beach looking for shells, but she doesn't take any with her because some of these shells are homes to the hermit crab. She decides to build a beautiful sand castle for her crab friends instead.

Brain Power (Episode #202)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 3:30 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.

Cats (Episode #137)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

It's kitten pandemonium when all kinds of kittens turn Animal Junction upside down. An overwhelmed Zoboo, Martin and Chris try to take care of these curious creatures but quickly realize that they're in over their heads. Luckily, the cavalry rides to the rescue when the mother cats arrive to take control of the situation. The guys wonder if wild cats are similar to house cats and go to see if lions and cougars purr. Jackie is busy brushing her cat Rapunzel, a great way to show her cat that she cares for her. Plus, birds and squirrels love the loose fur for padding their nests.

Green Creatures (Episode #201)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Zoboo realizes that plants and trees are as alive as all the creatures he meets in Animal Junction. The Kratt Brothers teach the lemur that plants grow well if they get good soil, lots of sunlight and enough water. And there are plenty of creatures willing to help plants flourish, including Toothbrush the elephant, Popcorn the binturong and a whole family of sloth. When Martin and Chris follow Popcorn to India, they visit a 2000-year old fortress, where green creatures like vines and plants are taking over the site.

Hail to Tails (Episode #136)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

A kinkajou comes to hang out in Animal Junction. Her prehensile tail -- a grabber the kinkajou uses to swing through the trees and hop on the ground -- takes center stage. Creatures use their tails for all kinds of things, and Chris and Martin decide to create supertails that combine all the best elements of creature tails. Jackie visits a litter of newborn kittens, who are cute and cuddly, but must be picked up gently by placing hands around their stomachs. A kitten's tail is not a handle!

Bzzz (Episode #140)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Animal Junction goes buggy, and Zoboo, Chris and Martin start to think that these tiny critters are nature's little superstars. Insects and spiders are amazing athletes: quick-leaping grasshoppers, far-flying butterflies, super-strong ants, heavily armored beetles and plenty more. Bugs have to be quick because lots of other creatures like to eat them. But if bugs disappeared, a lot of other creatures would disappear too. That's why the Kratts always say, "Be nice to bugs." Chris and Martin get a bug's eye perspective when they shrink down to insect size and find out that it's no picnic being an ant. Some kids stomp on ants, but Jackie's there to stop them, explaining how cool ants and their underground homes are, far too cool to stomp on.

Who's Inside The Egg? (Episode #135)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Rhode Island Red chicks hatch at Animal Junction, but Zoboo, Martin and Chris don't have any idea what's inside a strange egg they find in the nest. The guys are surprised to discover it's a baby alligator, which they take home to mom. Jackie and the Animal Helpers protect salmon eggs so tiny and delicate they can easily break if the water around them is disturbed by making sure people cross the stream away from the salmon eggs.

Stinky (Episode #139)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

In the creature world, different smells mean different things. When a skunk visits the gang at Animal Junction, Zoboo, Martin and Chris discover the difference between a "come-here" smell and a "go away" smell. They also visit with a mink, a creature that scent-marks to let other creatures know that it has passed by. Chris decides to make a Chris scent so he can scent-mark Animal Junction. Jackie gives her friend's dog a bath in tomato juice to get rid of a gift from a skunk that didn't want to play with her.

Water Creatures (Episode #134)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

When two African penguins stop by Animal Junction, Zoboo, Chris and Martin talk about water creatures. Even though penguins are birds, they swim instead of flying. But these penguins aren't swimming! Finally, they realize it's because the pool water is too warm for them. But when the water is chilled with ice cubes, there's no stopping the penguins! Jaguars love to swim, too, and the Kratts play ball in the big pond with a black jaguar who stops by. Jackie has a new goldfish named Sunny, who is also sensitive about water temperature. To keep from shocking Sunny, Jackie puts his bag into the aquarium until the water in the bag is the same temperature as the aquarium.

Four F's (Episode #138)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Creature coats are the key to keeping animals warm in cold weather. Zoboo, Chris and Martin realize that animals beat the cold with the four F's: fur, feathers and fat and in the case of otters fun. But what happens when the weather warms up? Ernie the camel comes to Animal Junction looking for a good scratching post to help him shed his winter coat for summer since he won't need it when it's hot outside. Jackie brushes her dog, Goldy, to help her take off her heavy winter coat. Dogs and cats love being brushed and it feels good to lose that extra hair. Jackie knits a small sweater from the hair she brushed out of Goldy.

Sand (Episode #133)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

A sandstorm has buried Animal Junction in sand, which is perfect for the meerkats, scorpion and camel that stop by for a visit. Zoboo, Chris and Martin explain how each of these creatures is suited for living in a dry, desert climate. Jackie walks along the beach looking for shells, but she doesn't take any with her because some of these shells are homes to the hermit crab. She decides to build a beautiful sand castle for her crab friends instead.

Bathtime (Episode #129)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Things get messy when three muddy dogs descend upon Animal Junction. To make matters worse, Martin gets coated in mud too, so now there are four creatures in serious need of a bath. Jackie is busy filling up her birdbath with water so that birds have a place to drink and to splash around.

Horses (Episode #128)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

A young Belgian colt follows a trail of oats that Chris unwittingly left in his wake as he and Martin carried food supplies to Animal Junction. The appearance of the colt and then his mother gets Chris, Martin and Zoboo talking about horsetails, hooves and different breeds of horses. Jackie tells the guys that she's helping horses by cleaning up their meadow.

Cats (Episode #137)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

It's kitten pandemonium when all kinds of kittens turn Animal Junction upside down. An overwhelmed Zoboo, Martin and Chris try to take care of these curious creatures but quickly realize that they're in over their heads. Luckily, the cavalry rides to the rescue when the mother cats arrive to take control of the situation. The guys wonder if wild cats are similar to house cats and go to see if lions and cougars purr. Jackie is busy brushing her cat Rapunzel, a great way to show her cat that she cares for her. Plus, birds and squirrels love the loose fur for padding their nests.

Spots and Stripes (Episode #132)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Spots and stripes are great camouflage for creatures, helping them blend into their environments. When Zoboo, Chris and Martin see striped and spotted creatures (tiger cub, serval cats, Dalmatian puppies, coati babies and a skunk), they're inspired to paint Animal Junction in spots and stripes. Zoboo takes that inspiration a step further when he paints spots on Martin and stripes on Chris while they're both asleep. Zoboo paints himself with spots and stripes, and the gang learns about being a camouflaged creature. Jackie says that milk weed plants may look like weeds but they're home for striped monarch caterpillars, so please don't pick them.

Hail to Tails (Episode #136)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

A kinkajou comes to hang out in Animal Junction. Her prehensile tail -- a grabber the kinkajou uses to swing through the trees and hop on the ground -- takes center stage. Creatures use their tails for all kinds of things, and Chris and Martin decide to create supertails that combine all the best elements of creature tails. Jackie visits a litter of newborn kittens, who are cute and cuddly, but must be picked up gently by placing hands around their stomachs. A kitten's tail is not a handle!

Funny Faces (Episode #131)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Funny faces pop-up everywhere in this episode of Zoboomafoo. The Kratt brothers and Zoboomafoo scour the wild and Animal Junction for animals with funny faces, and they don't have to look hard. Moose, pigs, bats and others stop by to strut their stuff and make funny faces for the camera!

Who's Inside The Egg? (Episode #135)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Rhode Island Red chicks hatch at Animal Junction, but Zoboo, Martin and Chris don't have any idea what's inside a strange egg they find in the nest. The guys are surprised to discover it's a baby alligator, which they take home to mom. Jackie and the Animal Helpers protect salmon eggs so tiny and delicate they can easily break if the water around them is disturbed by making sure people cross the stream away from the salmon eggs.

Jumpers (Episode #130)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

From kangaroos to frogs, the "jumpers" of the wild are given free reign at Animal Junction. As these animals display their jumping prowess, the resident "jumper," Zoboomafoo watches the Kratt brothers try and compete with these great animals.

Water Creatures (Episode #134)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

When two African penguins stop by Animal Junction, Zoboo, Chris and Martin talk about water creatures. Even though penguins are birds, they swim instead of flying. But these penguins aren't swimming! Finally, they realize it's because the pool water is too warm for them. But when the water is chilled with ice cubes, there's no stopping the penguins! Jaguars love to swim, too, and the Kratts play ball in the big pond with a black jaguar who stops by. Jackie has a new goldfish named Sunny, who is also sensitive about water temperature. To keep from shocking Sunny, Jackie puts his bag into the aquarium until the water in the bag is the same temperature as the aquarium.

Bathtime (Episode #129)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Things get messy when three muddy dogs descend upon Animal Junction. To make matters worse, Martin gets coated in mud too, so now there are four creatures in serious need of a bath. Jackie is busy filling up her birdbath with water so that birds have a place to drink and to splash around.

Sand (Episode #133)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

A sandstorm has buried Animal Junction in sand, which is perfect for the meerkats, scorpion and camel that stop by for a visit. Zoboo, Chris and Martin explain how each of these creatures is suited for living in a dry, desert climate. Jackie walks along the beach looking for shells, but she doesn't take any with her because some of these shells are homes to the hermit crab. She decides to build a beautiful sand castle for her crab friends instead.

Horses (Episode #128)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

A young Belgian colt follows a trail of oats that Chris unwittingly left in his wake as he and Martin carried food supplies to Animal Junction. The appearance of the colt and then his mother gets Chris, Martin and Zoboo talking about horsetails, hooves and different breeds of horses. Jackie tells the guys that she's helping horses by cleaning up their meadow.

Playtime (Episode #126)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

For the Kratts, playtime is fun time, but for creatures, playtime is practice for all the things they need to know to survive. So when lion cubs, several kittens and ducklings come to play, Martin, Chris and Zoboo are ready for them. Jackie and the Animal Helpers play frisbee with a very willing dog.

Lids (Episode #124)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Chris and Martin devise a plan to attract a pair of African crown cranes to Animal Junction. Chris can't wait to get a closer look at these amazing creatures with the feathery crests on the top of their heads. Imagine their surprise when some other creatures with cool lids, goats and sheep, turn up instead. Zoboo and the Kratts discover horns come in handy! The crown cranes do finally arrive, so the gang can examine their showy head crest, which help them attract their mates. Jackie admires the beautiful sets of antennae on a banana slug and luna moth.

Great Singers (Episode #125)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Animal Junction is alive with the sound of creature songs, so the gang is excited when a kookaburra flies in. But excitement turns to disappointment when this great singer refuses to sing. Zoboo decides that he can figure out how to get the bird to sing, and with some help from Martin and Chris, he does. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are busy applying hawk silhouettes to the windows of Jackie's house. ~

Bears (Episode #123)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Chris, Martin and Zoboo care for a young black bear cub who arrives at Animal Junction alone. Another black bear -- an adult male -- arrives and devours all of the snacks. Martin, Chris and Zoboo try to eat as much as the bear, but since they can't come close, they realize that this bear is preparing for his long winter's nap. The Kratts help the adult bear find a suitable resting spot.

Spots and Stripes (Episode #132)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Spots and stripes are great camouflage for creatures, helping them blend into their environments. When Zoboo, Chris and Martin see striped and spotted creatures (tiger cub, serval cats, Dalmatian puppies, coati babies and a skunk), they're inspired to paint Animal Junction in spots and stripes. Zoboo takes that inspiration a step further when he paints spots on Martin and stripes on Chris while they're both asleep. Zoboo paints himself with spots and stripes, and the gang learns about being a camouflaged creature. Jackie says that milk weed plants may look like weeds but they're home for striped monarch caterpillars, so please don't pick them.

Fast & Slow (Episode #127)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

When a cheetah visits Animal Junction, Chris, Martin and Zoboo try to join the cheetah coalition. Jackie's planting a garden of flowers for the hummingbirds that live around her house.

Funny Faces (Episode #131)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Funny faces pop-up everywhere in this episode of Zoboomafoo. The Kratt brothers and Zoboomafoo scour the wild and Animal Junction for animals with funny faces, and they don't have to look hard. Moose, pigs, bats and others stop by to strut their stuff and make funny faces for the camera!

Playtime (Episode #126)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

For the Kratts, playtime is fun time, but for creatures, playtime is practice for all the things they need to know to survive. So when lion cubs, several kittens and ducklings come to play, Martin, Chris and Zoboo are ready for them. Jackie and the Animal Helpers play frisbee with a very willing dog.

Jumpers (Episode #130)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

From kangaroos to frogs, the "jumpers" of the wild are given free reign at Animal Junction. As these animals display their jumping prowess, the resident "jumper," Zoboomafoo watches the Kratt brothers try and compete with these great animals.

Great Singers (Episode #125)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Animal Junction is alive with the sound of creature songs, so the gang is excited when a kookaburra flies in. But excitement turns to disappointment when this great singer refuses to sing. Zoboo decides that he can figure out how to get the bird to sing, and with some help from Martin and Chris, he does. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are busy applying hawk silhouettes to the windows of Jackie's house. ~

Bathtime (Episode #129)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Things get messy when three muddy dogs descend upon Animal Junction. To make matters worse, Martin gets coated in mud too, so now there are four creatures in serious need of a bath. Jackie is busy filling up her birdbath with water so that birds have a place to drink and to splash around.

Lids (Episode #124)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Chris and Martin devise a plan to attract a pair of African crown cranes to Animal Junction. Chris can't wait to get a closer look at these amazing creatures with the feathery crests on the top of their heads. Imagine their surprise when some other creatures with cool lids, goats and sheep, turn up instead. Zoboo and the Kratts discover horns come in handy! The crown cranes do finally arrive, so the gang can examine their showy head crest, which help them attract their mates. Jackie admires the beautiful sets of antennae on a banana slug and luna moth.

Horses (Episode #128)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

A young Belgian colt follows a trail of oats that Chris unwittingly left in his wake as he and Martin carried food supplies to Animal Junction. The appearance of the colt and then his mother gets Chris, Martin and Zoboo talking about horsetails, hooves and different breeds of horses. Jackie tells the guys that she's helping horses by cleaning up their meadow.

Bears (Episode #123)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Chris, Martin and Zoboo care for a young black bear cub who arrives at Animal Junction alone. Another black bear -- an adult male -- arrives and devours all of the snacks. Martin, Chris and Zoboo try to eat as much as the bear, but since they can't come close, they realize that this bear is preparing for his long winter's nap. The Kratts help the adult bear find a suitable resting spot.

Giants (Episode #121)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

When three capybaras arrive for a visit, Zoboo's amazed to find out that these water creatures are giant rodents. They are not as large as a rhinoceros or an elephant, but compared to any rodent, a capybara comes off looking mighty huge. A moose is the biggest member of the deer family, indri's the largest lemur, a Siberian tiger's the biggest cat, and Martin's the biggest Kratt. The world is full of giants, great and small. Jackie and the Animal Helpers plant a tree in Jackie's backyard. It's only a tiny sapling now, but it'll grow to be a giant... a giant home for lots of creatures.

Running (Episode #119)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 6:00 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.

Animal Daycare (Episode #120)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Martin and Chris are exhausted after an around-the-world hike, but there's no time to sleep because Animal Junction's full of babies: lynx and bobcat kittens, a baby ring tail lemur. Needless to say, Zoboo, Martin and Chris have their hands full. Babies can be pretty helpless and need lots of care. Babies are also pretty vocal when they are in need of something, especially these creature babies. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are returning from blueberry picking when they discover a baby bird that's fallen out of his nest. The nest is too high for them to reach, so they put the bird into a blueberry basket and set the basket into the crotch of the tree. That way the bird's mom will find his new nest and feed him.

Feeling Good (Episode #118)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 6:00 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!

Fast & Slow (Episode #127)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

When a cheetah visits Animal Junction, Chris, Martin and Zoboo try to join the cheetah coalition. Jackie's planting a garden of flowers for the hummingbirds that live around her house.

Pets (Episode #122)

KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

The gang has their hands full when the Animal Helpers drop their pets off to be looked after by Chris, Martin and Zoboo. The Junction's crawling with guinea pigs, hamsters, ducklings, cats, dogs, a calf, a hermit crab and ducks. Zoboo thinks that taking care of 12 pets will be a piece of cake, but he quickly realizes his error. Jackie and the Animal Helpers release into the wild a raccoon that they have raised.

Playtime (Episode #126)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

For the Kratts, playtime is fun time, but for creatures, playtime is practice for all the things they need to know to survive. So when lion cubs, several kittens and ducklings come to play, Martin, Chris and Zoboo are ready for them. Jackie and the Animal Helpers play frisbee with a very willing dog.

Giants (Episode #121)

KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

When three capybaras arrive for a visit, Zoboo's amazed to find out that these water creatures are giant rodents. They are not as large as a rhinoceros or an elephant, but compared to any rodent, a capybara comes off looking mighty huge. A moose is the biggest member of the deer family, indri's the largest lemur, a Siberian tiger's the biggest cat, and Martin's the biggest Kratt. The world is full of giants, great and small. Jackie and the Animal Helpers plant a tree in Jackie's backyard. It's only a tiny sapling now, but it'll grow to be a giant... a giant home for lots of creatures.

Great Singers (Episode #125)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Animal Junction is alive with the sound of creature songs, so the gang is excited when a kookaburra flies in. But excitement turns to disappointment when this great singer refuses to sing. Zoboo decides that he can figure out how to get the bird to sing, and with some help from Martin and Chris, he does. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are busy applying hawk silhouettes to the windows of Jackie's house. ~

Animal Daycare (Episode #120)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Martin and Chris are exhausted after an around-the-world hike, but there's no time to sleep because Animal Junction's full of babies: lynx and bobcat kittens, a baby ring tail lemur. Needless to say, Zoboo, Martin and Chris have their hands full. Babies can be pretty helpless and need lots of care. Babies are also pretty vocal when they are in need of something, especially these creature babies. Jackie and the Animal Helpers are returning from blueberry picking when they discover a baby bird that's fallen out of his nest. The nest is too high for them to reach, so they put the bird into a blueberry basket and set the basket into the crotch of the tree. That way the bird's mom will find his new nest and feed him.

Lids (Episode #124)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Chris and Martin devise a plan to attract a pair of African crown cranes to Animal Junction. Chris can't wait to get a closer look at these amazing creatures with the feathery crests on the top of their heads. Imagine their surprise when some other creatures with cool lids, goats and sheep, turn up instead. Zoboo and the Kratts discover horns come in handy! The crown cranes do finally arrive, so the gang can examine their showy head crest, which help them attract their mates. Jackie admires the beautiful sets of antennae on a banana slug and luna moth.

Running (Episode #119)

KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 6:00 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.

Bears (Episode #123)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Chris, Martin and Zoboo care for a young black bear cub who arrives at Animal Junction alone. Another black bear -- an adult male -- arrives and devours all of the snacks. Martin, Chris and Zoboo try to eat as much as the bear, but since they can't come close, they realize that this bear is preparing for his long winter's nap. The Kratts help the adult bear find a suitable resting spot.

Feeling Good (Episode #118)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 6:00 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!

Tracks (Episode #114)

KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

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.

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