Wild Kratts

Wild Kratts joins the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure as the duo travels to animal habitats around the globe. Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal's life and showcases a rarely seen wildlife moment, all wrapped up in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratt brothers' brand of laugh-out-loud-comedy that kids love.

The educational goals of Wild Kratts are to:

1) Teach six to eight-year-old viewers natural history and age-appropriate science by building on their natural interest in animals.

2) Develop and strengthen basic skills of observation and investigation that children will use increasingly as they continue their study of science.

3) Build excitement in science that will remain with them throughout their lives.

  • Discovering Senses (A Sixth Sense)

    Join the Wild Kratts team as they discover the "sixth sense" that platypus's have: electroreception! The team explains that electroreception allows the platypus to sense electrical charges in the surrounding area and figure out what is in the environment!

    Grades: K-4
  • Raising Monarch Butterflies (Growing, Growing, Gone)

    Join Chris and Martin as they see the fast development of Monarch caterpillars into butterflies and get an inside look at this process! The Kratt brothers explain that Monarchs take the longest insect journey — traveling 3000 miles to Mexico — and that they start as caterpillars for about eleven days. Then the caterpillars grow in the chrysalis for about ten days and transform into Monarch butterflies!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Rhinos and Oxpeckers | Wild Kratts

    Join Chris and Martin in this series of clips, and learn about symbiotic relationships and how animals have different structures and behaviors that help them defend themselves. Learn about rhinos' defense mechanisms which include their size, sharp horns, the relationship they have with a small bird, and their mud bathing behaviors.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Mimic in the Grass | Wild Kratts

    Join Chris and Martin as the discover how mimicry is an important defense mechanism for many animals in nature. In this full episode with accompanying clips, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom while on a mission to find how mimicry works. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. Martin discovers that the cheetah cub has unexpected powers of mimicry, and it’s ability to mimic the ferocious honey badger is the key to foiling Donita and protecting the cheetah. Learn how certain animals can avoid being eaten by taking on the characteristics of similar poisonous or dangerous species, and how these characteristics can be temporary or permanent.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Elephant in the Room - Clips | Wild Kratts

    Come along with Chris and Martin as they discover the growth and survival skills of elephants when a lost baby elephant becomes more than they bargained for! Use these clips to learn how the elephant's trunk is an important tool and serves multipurpose functions such as showering, blasting water, grabbing, lifting, communicating, "hearing," pushing and pulling. Martin and Chris find a lone baby elephant and bring him back to the Tortuga HQ for safety until they can find his mom--but they quickly discover the growth and survival skills of elephants when the baby almost destroys the HQ!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Kickin' It With the Roos | Wild Kratts

    Join Chris and Martin as they meet up with a mob of Red Kangaroos, get their car keys stolen by a joey and then have to figure out how to get them back from the tricky little guy! In this full episode and accompanying clips, the Kratt brothers jump into the life of kangaroos, and quickly discover the physical and social differences between kangaroos and humans. Viewers learn just how high and far a kangaroo can jump, the role that kick-boxing can play in determining the alpha male and other important behaviors that kangaroos use to keep their social groups together and safe.

    Grades: 1-3
  • The Best Acorn Planter - Clips | Wild Kratts

    In these clips, Chris and Martin are absorbed in a hilarious competition to discover who is the best acorn planter--Blue Jays or gray squirrels--when a strange Creature Power Suit malfunction transforms Martin into an acorn and grows him into an Oak tree! Chris activates the squirrel powers of his Creature Power Suit, but gets waylaid by a bobcat and goshawk causing Aviva, Koki, and Jimmy to lose them. Viewers learn exactly how Blue Jays and squirrels compare to each other in their acorn planting techniques, the characteristics of an acorn forest, and the important relationship that forest animals share with oak trees for survival.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Birds of a Feather - Clips | Wild Kratts

    Join Chris and Martin on a Creature Adventure to discover the incredible flying powers, hunting techniques and aerial maneuvers of Peregrine Falcons through these accompanying clips. Peregrine Falcons are the fastest birds in the world, reaching speeds up to 200 mph and catching their prey in mid-air. But when Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers, viewers learn some extraordinary characteristics of this seemingly ordinary species, like how they are one of the only bird species to feed their young with milk. And when the devious Zach Varmitech tries to clean his building from top to bottom and destroy a falcon nest in the process, viewers learn the importance of flight feathers to hatchling in the process.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Koala Balloon | Wild Kratts

    Join Chris and Martin as they learn about some of the amazing features and abilities of animals that are specialized to their environments. In this full episode with accompanying clips, Martin and Chris must protect a young koala stranded in the Australian Outback, and help him get back to his Eucalyptus forest habitat. On their quest to return the adorable animal home, the brothers discover lots of interesting facts about how animals are specialized to their own environment. With some tips from an intrepid desert dweller called the thorny devil, they must survive the desert crossing and bring the koala home.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Cheetah Racer | Wild Kratts

    Join Chris and Martin on a Creature Adventure with the world's fastest land animal: the cheetah. In this full episode with accompanying clips, Chris and Martin are on a mission to prove that no creature or vehicle can travel as fast over the rough and tumble African savannah as the cheetah. Aviva takes the challenge and declares she will build a ground racer that can run even faster than a cheetah. Of course, Zach wants to prove that he is a better inventor than Aviva and joins the race. The team, inspired by the cheetah, "revs up" to explore the different functions required for speed, build a cheetah racer, and win the race. Learn how the anatomy of a cheetah enables it to reach up to 70 mph, with a flexible back bone for wider strides and long tail for balance, as well as the techniques it uses to catch its prey.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Caracal-Minton | Wild Kratts

    Join Chris and Martin as they leap into another Creature Adventure and explore the jumping abilities of the caracal! In this full episode with accompanying clips, the Wild Kratts crew is playing badminton on the African savannah when this high-jumping wildcat steals the birdie. And this is no ordinary birdie--it is Aviva's precious family heirloom. As they rush to get back the treasure from an elusive, leaping caracal cat, they learn how the caracal's musculature is specifically designed for stalking and leaping--a perfect example of the concept of "form for function." Inspired by this, Aviva perfects the caracal power for the Creature Power Suit and leaps off to retrieve her special birdie and rescue some caracal kittens who get into trouble along the way. Learn how the caracal can leap high enough into the air to catch prey such as the guinea fowl.

    Grades: 1-3
  • The Power of Patterns - Clips | Wild Kratts

    Join Chris and Martin as they learn the secrets of patterns in the creature world, and how patterns serve important functions to both predators and prey! In these clips, the Kratt brothers learn how the zebra’s stripes are critical to a special defense called "confusion camouflage", and the social dynamics of how a zebra herd operates. Watch and learn how other fascinating animals use their patterns as an important survival mechanism.

    Grades: 1-3
  • A Huge Orange Problem | Wild Kratts

    Join Chris and Martin as they learn about different types of primates, and how humans are part of this incredible species! In this full episode with accompanying clips, the Kratt brothers are off searching for the endangered Orangutan in the deep forests of Borneo. But back at the Tortuga HQ, Aviva, Koki and Jimmy get carried away swinging on vines and their muscles get so incredibly sore that they can't do anything. The brothers attempt to rush back with the first-aid kit but a huge Orangutan keeps tossing them back into the forest. Here they learn that Orangutans use a special leaf and chew it into a lotion to ease muscle soreness, and return with this Orangutan medicine to help their friends.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Ocean Life - Clips | Wild Kratts

    Join Chris and Martin as they explore underwater worlds, the food chain of the plants and animals that live there, and some of the amazing characteristics of the fish themselves! In these accompanying clips, learn about the ocean food chain, the characteristics of creatures such as the angler fish, and even how to build your own aquarium!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Water Walking Kratts | Wild Kratts

    Watch as Chris and Martin try to immitate the Basilisk lizard and run on water. They quickly figure out that it is a combination of the Basilisk's qualities that allow it to have this ability! Viewers learn that on the water, the Basilisk lizard can run almost seven feet per second and that they run on their hind feet!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Do the Lizard Walk

    Join Chris and Martin and learn about an amazing creature that can walk on water — the Basilisk lizard! The Kratt brothers explain that because of the large surface area of the Basilisk's feet, they are able to run on water. They can also hold their breath for up to 30 minutes under water!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Deep Diver

    Get a snapshot of the characteristics of the Sperm whale, the loudest animal in the world! Viewers learn that the Sperm whale can dive deeper than any other whale, has flexible ribs that can fold under intense pressure, and have a thick layer of skin to keep them warm. They also use echolocation to get a sound picture of what is around them in the ocean!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Adventures with Whales

    Set out on the ocean with Chris and Martin as they search for the fast-swimming, deep-diving sea creature: the whale! The Kratt brothers teach viewers about the Fin whale, the second largest whale, and how they can live to be over 100 years old!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Sperm Whale vs. Giant Squid

    Join the Kratt brothers for the never-before-seen deep sea creature battle between the Giant squid and the Sperm whale. Viewers learn that the Giant squid has an eye the size of a basketball, and that if a whale is in trouble, it will send out a distress call, using echolocation, for other whales to come and help!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Operation Crocodile Nest - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this video to teach children how female crocodiles dig a nest to bury their eggs. Chris and Martin sneak into a crocodile's nest to see what a hatching looks like.

    Utiliza este vídeo par enseñar a niños cómo los cocodrilos excavan un nido para enterrar sus huevos. Chris y Martin visitan un nido de cocodrilo para ver la salida de cascarón de un bebé.

    Grades: PreK-3