“Aye Aye” is the eighteenth episode of the third season of Wild Kratts, originally airing on PBS Kids on July 8, 2015. Overall it is the 84th episode of the series. The episode was written and directed by Chris Kratt.
In this episode, after a storm passes, the Wild Kratts find a young creature floating on a nest near Madagascar. The Kratt brothers set out to find its home, while the others set out to find its identity.
The episode begins with a live action segment. The Kratt brothers are on Madagascar. At night, they watch a viverrid called a foosana looking around for food such as insectivores, small mammals, tenrecs, birds, and reptiles. Afterwards, they ask their “What if?” question and the show transitions into the cartoon segment.
The Wild Kratts are role-playing pirates on the Tortuga. The Kratt brothers teach Aviva the difference between aye and aye-aye. Afterwards Aviva makes Chris “walk the plank”, which he does. He jumps out of the water with Sperm Whale Powers, flips the plank, and Aviva and Martin end up on him. But they have to “batten down the hatches” because a thunderstorm is in the distance.
The Tortuga survives the storm relatively unscathed. The crew finds a creature floating on a nest in the distance. Chris uses a long net and picks it up. Martin names it Goblin. The other crew members wonder what kind of animal Goblin is, but the Kratt brothers only tell the crew that Goblin is “woodpecker-ish” and that the crew should figure it out themselves. The Kratt brothers decide to find out where Goblin came from. The rest of the crew, on the other hand, plans on taking care of Goblin and finding out what kind of animal Goblin is. While searching, the Kratt brothers find an adult, female aye-aye.
Remembering the Kratt brothers’ description of Goblin as “woodpecker-ish”, Aviva and Koki call North American Wild Kratts kids Aidan and Katie. Aidan and Katie show them how the woodpecker finds food in trees. After comparing the woodpecker and Goblin, Aviva correctly guesses that Goblin is a type of lemur. The Kratt brothers cheer and tell her that Goblin is, specifically, an aye-aye. The Kratt brothers also find out that the aye-aye they followed is Goblin’s mom. At this point, however, Goblin enters the Tortuga’s ventilation system while the ventilators are turned on. The Kratt brothers return to the Tortuga and find out what happened to Goblin. He broke the cables of the ventilation switch so they can’t turn off the ventilators. The Kratt brothers conclude that Aye Aye Power can be used to find Goblin. Aviva makes the discs and tosses them to the Kratt brothers, who activate their Creature Power Suits. They tap the Tortuga’s shell from the outside using their long, bony middle fingers and sharp hearing. They hear an anomaly in the shell and chisel through it. Chris pulls Goblin out using his finger. After morning approaches, a new nest is built for Goblin.
The show transitions into the concluding live action segment. The Kratt brothers find several lemurs in the rain forest, including aye-ayes. Afterwards, they conclude the episode by saying “Keep on creature adventuring; we’ll see you on the creature trail!”
- Sperm whale (adult and calf)
- Aye-aye: Goblin
- Beetle (larva)
- Pileated woodpecker: Headbanger
- Malagasy civet (called Foosana)
Key facts and Creature Moments
- The aye-aye uses its large ears to listen larvae within logs, then uses its big middle finger to feel hollow parts of the tree, then its bites its torso and uses a middle finger claw to pick up the larvae.
- The female aye-aye builds a nest with twigs to shelter herself and her cub.
- In nature, niche behavior is the position or function of an organism in a community of plants and animals.
- The aye-aye hunting technique is similar to pileated woodpecker, which lives in North America.
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