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Zoboomafoo Previous Broadcasts

Swimming (Episode #106)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 -- 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.

Happy Lemur Day (Episode #105)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 30, 2013 -- 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

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

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 -- 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 30, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Dinosaurs (Episode #103)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 -- 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Eye Spy (Episode #102)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 25, 2013 -- 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

The Nose Knows (Episode #101)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 24, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

This episode introduces viewers to the cast of the series

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 25, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Messy & Clean (Episode #225)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 23, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

It's time to clean out the closet but the more Zoboo tries to help, the bigger the mess he makes! No sooner is everything back in its place, than some European wild boars and a capuchin monkey mess everything up again. Zoboo has lots of fun learning how messy and clean means different things to different animals.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 24, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

World of Legs (Episode #224)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 22, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

Zoboo spies a larva and wonders what kind of legs this animal will have once it grows. Will it have strong legs like a tiger, hundreds of legs like a millipede or long ones like a kangaroo? When the larva finally transforms into a salamander, its legs are like nothing Zoboo imagined they would be!

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 23, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Ants & Eaters (Episode #223)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 21, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

When an anteater shows up, Zoboo worries that it will eat a colony of ants living in Animal Junction. He tries to broker a peace agreement between the creatures. Zoboo learns that even though anteaters need ants to survive, ants have many ways of protecting themselves from anteaters. Predation is part of life in the creature world and every creature has what she needs to survive.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 22, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Armor (Episode #222)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 21, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Zoboo thinks that if he had armor, like his new African crested porcupine friends, he would be safe as he leapt from place to place. After some unsuccessful armor experimentation with the Kratt Brothers, he realizes that his eyes, ears and brain are the best protection he can have.

Family Game (Episode #218)

KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 20, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

When a baby African pygmy hedgehog comes to Animal Junction, Zoboo, tries to find the right family for her to live with. The Kratt Brothers explain that there are all different kinds of creature families, and they finally find the perfect family for the baby hedgehog.

Armor (Episode #222)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

Zoboo thinks that if he had armor, like his new African crested porcupine friends, he would be safe as he leapt from place to place. After some unsuccessful armor experimentation with the Kratt Brothers, he realizes that his eyes, ears and brain are the best protection he can have.

Hot and Cold (Episode #221)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

A Gila monster and snow leopard come to visit and the Kratt Brothers turn Animal Junction into both a hot and cold place so Zoboo's friends can stay for a while. Martin, Chris and Zoboo figure out how to adapt to living in different climates, creature style.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Crocodilian (Episode #220)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

The Kratt Brothers build a time machine and decide to investigate crocodilians, like the American alligator and caiman, but almost get stranded in the Jurassic period with a hungry T-Rex!

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

H2O (Episode #219)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

The pond in Animal Junction has dried up and two lion cubs and all the animals who live there are thirsty! As water is essential to the animal world, Zoboo does the Malagasy rain dance and the rain finally starts. The Kratt Brothers take a trip to Africa to check out some amazing water creatures.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Family Game (Episode #218)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

When a baby African pygmy hedgehog comes to Animal Junction, Zoboo, tries to find the right family for her to live with. The Kratt Brothers explain that there are all different kinds of creature families, and they finally find the perfect family for the baby hedgehog.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Don't Fence Me In (Episode #217)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

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.

Can You Feel It? (Episode #213)

KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 13, 2013 -- 6:00 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.

Don't Fence Me In (Episode #217)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 -- 3:30 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.

Grow, Zoboo, Grow (Episode #216)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 -- 3:30 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Superclaw (Episode #215)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 -- 3:30 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Fearfest (Episode #214)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 8, 2013 -- 3:30 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Can You Feel It? (Episode #213)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 -- 3:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 8, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Buddies (Episode #212)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 -- 6:00 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.

Pop Goes The Tiger (Episode #207)

KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 6, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

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!

Talk to Me (Episode #209)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

Buddies (Episode #212)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 -- 3:30 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.

Creature Neighbors (Episode #211)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 -- 3:30 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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Talk to Me (Episode #209)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 2, 2013 -- 3:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Powerhouse (Episode #208)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 -- 3:30 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 2, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Pop Goes The Tiger (Episode #207)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

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!

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