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Mom of a Croc (Episode #101H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

Chris and Martin are determined to prove to Aviva that there's more to crocodiles than their reputation as scary brutes. They use an egg disguise, created by Aviva, to infiltrate a crocodile nest for an insider's look at the challenging journey of the infant crocs and their mom. Science Concept: Heat can be produced in many ways, and can move from one object to another by a process called conduction.

To Touch A Hummingbird (Episode #210)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 -- 3:00 AM

Martin and Chris realize that the Hummingbird might be the ultimate flier in the Creature world and ask Aviva to create a new power disc with its powers. The only problem - it's not easy to touch Hummingbird!

Eel-Lectric! (Episode #412)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 -- 2:30 AM

When the Tortuga crashes somewhere in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, the electrical system of the ship is destroyed. Grounded and exposed to the elements and predators - like jaguars and crocodiles - the Wild Kratts must come up with a plan to restore the electrical systems before the creatures of the Amazon completely take over the Tortuga! Science Concept: Electricity.

To Touch A Hummingbird (Episode #210)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 -- 7:00 PM

Martin and Chris realize that the Hummingbird might be the ultimate flier in the Creature world and ask Aviva to create a new power disc with its powers. The only problem - it's not easy to touch Hummingbird!

Eel-Lectric! (Episode #412)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 -- 6:30 PM

When the Tortuga crashes somewhere in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, the electrical system of the ship is destroyed. Grounded and exposed to the elements and predators - like jaguars and crocodiles - the Wild Kratts must come up with a plan to restore the electrical systems before the creatures of the Amazon completely take over the Tortuga! Science Concept: Electricity.

Animals Who Live to Be 100 Years Old (Episode #419H)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

Martin is hanging out with his pet Fruit fly Juice, when Juice suddenly dies. Even though Juice was young, he was pretty old for a Fruit fly. Jimmy wants to know if any animals can live to be over 100 years old. Soon the Wild Kratts are on a mission to discover the oldest creatures on earth! Science: Aging : Life cycles.

The Other Martins (Episode #411)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 -- 3:00 AM

It's a relaxing day at Tortuga HQ when Chris comes in complaining about Martin. Confused, the gang soon discovers that Chris means a bird called the Purple martin and not his brother! Chris is not happy about something else named Martin and when a second creature called Martin comes along - he realizes it's not his day. But soon, comes to understand what awesome creatures these "Other Martins" really are. Science Concept: Form for Function.

A Bat in the Brownies (Episode #136)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 -- 2:30 AM

When a little brown bat crashlands into a plate of Jimmy Z's famous brownies, Martin and Chris out set out to convince Aviva, Jimmy Z and Koki that bats are nothing to be afraid of. With bat activated Creature Power Suits, the bros follow join their new friend on a nocturnal fly about, and the entire crew must come to the rescue when the bat colony's roost is destroyed by a lightning bolt. In the end the Wild Kratts crew "goes batty," as they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation, and learn to love bats.

The Other Martins (Episode #411)

PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 -- 7:00 PM

It's a relaxing day at Tortuga HQ when Chris comes in complaining about Martin. Confused, the gang soon discovers that Chris means a bird called the Purple martin and not his brother! Chris is not happy about something else named Martin and when a second creature called Martin comes along - he realizes it's not his day. But soon, comes to understand what awesome creatures these "Other Martins" really are. Science Concept: Form for Function.

A Bat in the Brownies (Episode #136)

PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 -- 6:30 PM

When a little brown bat crashlands into a plate of Jimmy Z's famous brownies, Martin and Chris out set out to convince Aviva, Jimmy Z and Koki that bats are nothing to be afraid of. With bat activated Creature Power Suits, the bros follow join their new friend on a nocturnal fly about, and the entire crew must come to the rescue when the bat colony's roost is destroyed by a lightning bolt. In the end the Wild Kratts crew "goes batty," as they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation, and learn to love bats.

The Mystery of the Two Horned Narwhal (Episode #413)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

During an argument over what is better - horns or antlers - Martin and Chris decide to go on an adventure with the horned Narwhal of the Arctic. But once they get there, they soon discover sometimes a horn isn't a horn and soon are unraveling the mystery of this amazing creature. Science Concept : Differences between horns, antlers and tusks. Rare growth patterns.

Cheetah Adopted (Episode #423)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 -- 3:00 AM

Martin and Chris are creature adventuring on the African savannah when they encounter a warthog mom and her piglets. But they notice something odd. One of the piglets is the cheetah cub Spotswat! It's up to the Kratt Bros to find out why this cub has been adopted into the warthog family and to reunite him with his mother, Blur. Science Concept: Interspecies relationships.

Mystery on the Prairie (Episode #314)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 -- 2:30 AM

When Martin and Chris find an unusual thorn bush with "spiked" grasshoppers and beetles, they set out to solve a new creature mystery.

Cheetah Adopted (Episode #423)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 7:00 PM

Martin and Chris are creature adventuring on the African savannah when they encounter a warthog mom and her piglets. But they notice something odd. One of the piglets is the cheetah cub Spotswat! It's up to the Kratt Bros to find out why this cub has been adopted into the warthog family and to reunite him with his mother, Blur. Science Concept: Interspecies relationships.

Mystery on the Prairie (Episode #314)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 6:30 PM

When Martin and Chris find an unusual thorn bush with "spiked" grasshoppers and beetles, they set out to solve a new creature mystery.

Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy (Episode #105H)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

Aviva miniaturizes Chris and Martin for an underground mission with earthworms, in search of the answer to the mystery "Why do worms come above ground when it rains?" But they have to hurry, as they soon discover that life as a worm is full of dangers at every turn. Science Concept: Wet objects can be changed by heating and cooling. If a worm is left in the hot sun, their skin will dry up and they will die. Worms need to stay wet and their environment helps keep them that way.

Neck and Neck (Episode #206)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 3:00 AM

As Chris and Martin search for the answer to why giraffes have long necks, a mischievous giraffe begins secretly taking Creature Power Suit parts and supplies from the Tortuga.

Tenrec Treasure Hunt (Episode #322)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 2:30 AM

When Chris sets up an elaborate treasure hunt centering on a cool and rare group of insectivores - the Tenrec - from Madagascar, the rest of the crew sets off to complete the hunt.

Neck and Neck (Episode #206)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 7:00 PM

As Chris and Martin search for the answer to why giraffes have long necks, a mischievous giraffe begins secretly taking Creature Power Suit parts and supplies from the Tortuga.

Tenrec Treasure Hunt (Episode #322)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 6:30 PM

When Chris sets up an elaborate treasure hunt centering on a cool and rare group of insectivores - the Tenrec - from Madagascar, the rest of the crew sets off to complete the hunt.

The Last Largest Lobster (Episode #409H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

The Wild Kratts are having a picnic when a seagull steals one of their creature power discs and drops it into the ocean. The Kratt Bros dive in to retrieve the disc and encounter an enormous lobster. Could this be the "Last Largest Lobster"? Martin and Chris begin to follow him to investigate the life of a lobster. But there's someone else on the lobster's trail. It's Chef Gourmand Gaston, who plans to catch him and "cook him up". It's up to Martin and Chris to stop Gourmand and save "the last largest lobster". Science Concept: Life cycle.

Baby Tooth & Kid Musky (Episode #422)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 3:00 AM

When the Wild Kratts begin to talk about predator and prey, the Kratt Bros decide to split up to investigate the lives of being a predator and a prey. But when they each befriend a young member of their respective groups and the groups collide, the gang must struggle to figure out how they react in a true battle for survival . Science Concept: Predator/Prey relationship.

Secrets of the Spider's Web (Episode #208)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 2:30 AM

When the creature adventuring Kratt Brothers take a nasty tumble, the Wild Kratts sets off on a mission to find and recreate one of the greatest of all biotech engineering secrets. Spider silk.

Baby Tooth & Kid Musky (Episode #422)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 -- 7:00 PM

When the Wild Kratts begin to talk about predator and prey, the Kratt Bros decide to split up to investigate the lives of being a predator and a prey. But when they each befriend a young member of their respective groups and the groups collide, the gang must struggle to figure out how they react in a true battle for survival . Science Concept: Predator/Prey relationship.

Secrets of the Spider's Web (Episode #208)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 -- 6:30 PM

When the creature adventuring Kratt Brothers take a nasty tumble, the Wild Kratts sets off on a mission to find and recreate one of the greatest of all biotech engineering secrets. Spider silk.

Aardvark Town (Episode #103H)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

When a young aardvark accidentally becomes a stowaway in Chris's backpack, the Wild Kratts team sets off on a "door to door" search to return him to his home burrow. Along the way, they discover the incredible (and valuable) service the aardvark provides to all the burrow-living creatures of Africa. Science Concept: Aardvarks manipulate earth materials and alter landscapes.

The Amazing Creature Race (Episode #312)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 -- 3:00 AM

The Wild Kratts Team decides to have a Creature Power Running Race to help them figure out who are the greatest running creatures of all!

Mini Madagascar (Episode #317)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 -- 2:30 AM

With no big land predators, Chris realizes that Madagascar is one of the safest places in the world for adventuring. It's the perfect place to miniaturize and explore. But the 'mini' Kratts soon discover, they made a big mistake!

The Amazing Creature Race (Episode #312)

PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 7, 2019 -- 7:00 PM

The Wild Kratts Team decides to have a Creature Power Running Race to help them figure out who are the greatest running creatures of all!

Mini Madagascar (Episode #317)

PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 7, 2019 -- 6:30 PM

With no big land predators, Chris realizes that Madagascar is one of the safest places in the world for adventuring. It's the perfect place to miniaturize and explore. But the 'mini' Kratts soon discover, they made a big mistake!

Eel-Lectric! (Episode #412)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 7, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

When the Tortuga crashes somewhere in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, the electrical system of the ship is destroyed. Grounded and exposed to the elements and predators - like jaguars and crocodiles - the Wild Kratts must come up with a plan to restore the electrical systems before the creatures of the Amazon completely take over the Tortuga! Science Concept: Electricity.

Bugs Or Monkeys? (Episode #207)

PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 -- 6:00 PM

A miniaturized Martin wants to check out insects in the rainforest, but Chris wants to investigate the world of the Spider monkey. Chris wins when he puts "mini" Martin in his pack back and heads off through the treetops.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 7, 2019 -- 2:00 AM

Stars of the Tides (Episode #408H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 -- 7:30 AM

When Martin and Chris argue about who gets to keep a prized creature souvenir, Aviva unveils a new Creature Power Challenge that should settle things. This time, Martin and Chris must make it through the day in one of the harshest habitats on Earth, the rocky intertidal. The Kratt Bros. must use the creature powers of the intertidal to outlast each other and win the prize. Science Concept: Adaptation. Life usually finds a way to survive in even the harshest of environments.

Crocogator Contest (Episode #311)

PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 5, 2019 -- 6:00 PM

A pop Creature Quiz challenge question, about what're the differences between a crocodile and an alligator, turns into a full-blown Crocogator contest to find out why these two very similar creatures are different at all.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 -- 2:00 AM

Shadow: The Black Jaguar (Episode #209)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 -- 6:00 PM

Martin and Chris are trying to decide on their next wild cat adventure when they learn that Zach Varmitech has decided to "catnap" a Black Jaguar to use as a symbol for his new spybots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 5, 2019 -- 2:00 AM

Stars of the Tides (Episode #408H)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

When Martin and Chris argue about who gets to keep a prized creature souvenir, Aviva unveils a new Creature Power Challenge that should settle things. This time, Martin and Chris must make it through the day in one of the harshest habitats on Earth, the rocky intertidal. The Kratt Bros. must use the creature powers of the intertidal to outlast each other and win the prize. Science Concept: Adaptation. Life usually finds a way to survive in even the harshest of environments.

Praying Mantis (Episode #323)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 -- 3:00 AM

Two Wild Kratts kids wake up to find the praying mantis cocoons they've been keeping in their room have hatched - they now have 200 babies! Sending out a Wild Kratts Alarm, the Tortuga rushes to help them, and return the baby mantises safely to the wild.

Prairie Who? (Episode #313)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 -- 2:30 AM

A twister surprises the Tortuga in flight - and all the gang abandons ship and gets separated out on the prairie. While searching for each other, the Wild Kratts Team discovers the amazing species that inhabit the Prairie.

Praying Mantis (Episode #323)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 7:00 PM

Two Wild Kratts kids wake up to find the praying mantis cocoons they've been keeping in their room have hatched - they now have 200 babies! Sending out a Wild Kratts Alarm, the Tortuga rushes to help them, and return the baby mantises safely to the wild.

Prairie Who? (Episode #313)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 6:30 PM

A twister surprises the Tortuga in flight - and all the gang abandons ship and gets separated out on the prairie. While searching for each other, the Wild Kratts Team discovers the amazing species that inhabit the Prairie.

The Other Martins (Episode #411)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

It's a relaxing day at Tortuga HQ when Chris comes in complaining about Martin. Confused, the gang soon discovers that Chris means a bird called the Purple martin and not his brother! Chris is not happy about something else named Martin and when a second creature called Martin comes along - he realizes it's not his day. But soon, comes to understand what awesome creatures these "Other Martins" really are. Science Concept: Form for Function.

Bugs Or Monkeys? (Episode #207)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 3:00 AM

A miniaturized Martin wants to check out insects in the rainforest, but Chris wants to investigate the world of the Spider monkey. Chris wins when he puts "mini" Martin in his pack back and heads off through the treetops.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 7, 2019 -- 2:00 AM

Golden Bamboo Lemur (Episode #321)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 2:30 AM

While in Madagascar, the Wild Kratts learn from Wild Kratts Kid, Patricia Ranomafana, that a Golden Bamboo lemur baby has been born. The Team decides to stay a bit longer to learn about this rare lemur.

Bugs Or Monkeys? (Episode #207)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 7:00 PM

A miniaturized Martin wants to check out insects in the rainforest, but Chris wants to investigate the world of the Spider monkey. Chris wins when he puts "mini" Martin in his pack back and heads off through the treetops.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 7, 2019 -- 2:00 AM

Golden Bamboo Lemur (Episode #321)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 6:30 PM

While in Madagascar, the Wild Kratts learn from Wild Kratts Kid, Patricia Ranomafana, that a Golden Bamboo lemur baby has been born. The Team decides to stay a bit longer to learn about this rare lemur.

Golden Snub Nosed Monkey Man (Episode #410H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

The Wild Kratts go on an expedition into the Chinese mountains to find the amazing Snub nosed monkeys, a species of cold-adapted monkeys living in the snowy highlands. But when Martin becomes separated in an avalanche and his power suit malfunctions, it's a race against time for the Wild Kratts to find Martin, the Giant Snub-nosed Monkey Man! Science Concept: Animals need special adaptations to deal with cold mountain habitats.

Fossa Palooza (Episode #316)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 3:00 AM

Chris, bummed that the gang must leave Madagascar without ever having seen amazing fossa, accidentally falls out the hatch of the Tortuga in mid-flight and lands deep in an island forest - amongst a group of the very creatures he longed to find!

Crocogator Contest (Episode #311)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 2:30 AM

A pop Creature Quiz challenge question, about what're the differences between a crocodile and an alligator, turns into a full-blown Crocogator contest to find out why these two very similar creatures are different at all.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 -- 2:00 AM

Fossa Palooza (Episode #316)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 -- 7:00 PM

Chris, bummed that the gang must leave Madagascar without ever having seen amazing fossa, accidentally falls out the hatch of the Tortuga in mid-flight and lands deep in an island forest - amongst a group of the very creatures he longed to find!

Crocogator Contest (Episode #311)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 -- 6:30 PM

A pop Creature Quiz challenge question, about what're the differences between a crocodile and an alligator, turns into a full-blown Crocogator contest to find out why these two very similar creatures are different at all.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 -- 2:00 AM

Puffin Rescue (Episode #407H)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 -- 8:00 AM

When a rogue wave crashes into the Tortuga, the Wild Kratts get separated. Jimmy and Aviva end up on rafts in the middle of the ocean. Koki is trapped on a sinking Tortuga. While Chris and Martin end up on two islands. Chris is alone on his island, but Martin isn't. He soon discovers a creature friend - a Puffin! Martin begins to devise a plan to use the powers of this little bird to get off the island and rescue his friends. Science Concept : Adaptation.

Sloth Bear Suction (Episode #509)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 -- 3:00 AM

While in India, the Wild Kratts try to figure out if a Sloth bear is a bear or a sloth? They soon discover some unique creature powers of this animal, including special features that enable it to harness the power of suction to acquire food. Science Concept: Physics - suction.

Hermit Crab Shell Exchange (Episode #301)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 -- 2:30 AM

Martin 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.

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