Wild Kratts is an American-Canadian children's television series created by the Kratt brothers, Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt, and produced by their company, Kratt Brothers Company, and 9 Story Media Group (formerly 9 Story Entertainment). The show's third season, announced on April 22, 2013, and consisting of 26 episodes, originally ran from April 7, 2014, to July 22, 2015. It began with the episode "The Hermit Crab Shell Exchange" and concluded with the episodes "Mini Madagascar" and "Fossa-Palooza."
Wild Kratts centers on the Kratt brothers, Chris Kratt (Chris Kratt) and Martin Kratt (Martin Kratt), who travel around the world to learn all about the animals that inhabit it. Accompanying them on their adventures are fellow teammates Aviva Corcovado (Athena Karkanis), an inventor; Koki (Heather Bambrick), a computer expert and mechanic; and Jimmy Z (Jonathan Malen), an assistant and pilot of the Tortuga HQ, a turtle-shaped aircraft that serves as the their mobile headquarters. Together, they are known as the Wild Kratts.
While traveling around the world to learn all about the animals that inhabit it, the Wild Kratts perform "creature rescues," in which they save the animals from various dilemmas, which include getting caught with one of the show's recurring villains, who include rival inventor Zach Varmitech (Zachary Bennett), fashion designer Donita Donata (Eva Almos) and her henchman, Dabio (Cory Doran), and Chef Gourmand (Zachary Bennett); rebuilding habitats; or if they are young, reuniting them with their families. The Wild Kratts also occasionally enlist children called "Wild Kratts kids," who help the Wild Kratts from their homes however they can.
The Wild Kratts use futuristic and science fiction-like equipment on their adventures. The most prominent are the Creature Power Suits, vests created by Aviva that allow a user to materialize a suit (called a Creature Power Suit or simply a Creature Power) that has a certain creature's characteristics and abilities, and sometimes its behavior. To materialize, or activate, a suit, a disc (called a Creature Power Disc) with preprogrammed features and an actual DNA sample from the corresponding creature are needed.
- Main article: List of Wild Kratts episodes
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|67||1||"The Hermit Crab Shell Exchange"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||April 7, 2014||TBA|
|After a series of pranks, Martin and Chris discover a hermit crab on the beach. They alert the rest of the team, who become increasingly interested in the hermit crab and its shell. Not far from where they are, Chef Gourmand begins collecting hermit crabs to make "hermit crab poppers."|
|68||2||"When Fish Fly"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||April 10, 2014||TBA|
|When Martin insults Aviva by implying that inventing is an easy and boring job, Aviva, Koki, and the Kratt brothers switch roles: Aviva and Koki do the field work, while the Kratt brothers build the inventions. The animal serving as inspiration: flying fish.|
|69||3||"Slider: The Otter"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||July 22, 2014||TBA|
|An otter cub runs into trouble when it is swept away from its home. It ends up in the cypress swamps of Florida with no idea how to survive in the foreign territory. The Kratt brothers find it and try to teach it how to navigate the southern swamp land.|
|70||4||"Mosquito Dragon"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||July 25, 2014||TBA|
|After they get bitten by mosquitoes, the Wild Kratts decide to find out the reason why mosquitoes suck blood. Meanwhile, Zach Varmitech comes up with another villainous plan, this time by using "Mosquito-bots" to hack into the Tortuga's main computers.|
|71||5||"Under Frozen Pond"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||January 19, 2015||TBA|
|The Wild Kratts and some kids venture under a pond that has frozen over to find out how pond-dwelling animals survive during the winter, when the temperatures are low and food is scarce.|
|72||6||"Search for the Florida Panther"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||July 23, 2014||TBA|
|The Wild Kratts find an injured Florida panther on the ground. As they do some analyzing, they find out that the panther is a mother. The Kratt brothers vow to protect her cubs as the mother panther heals.|
|73||7||"Osprey"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||April 11, 2014||TBA|
|Jimmy is worried that he will lose the Tortuga's ignition key again. This came true when the Kratt brothers race back to the Tortuga to recharge their Buzz Bikes, causing Jimmy to accidentally drop the key into the water. As the key slowly floats away from the Tortuga, the team works to track down the key, while the Kratt brothers head out to learn about the osprey, whose abilities could also help them retrieve it. Meanwhile, Zach Varmitech's computer locates the Wild Kratts, showing that the Tortuga key is lost. Zach then heads to the Tortuga and orders his Zachbots to find the key, hoping to get his hands on all of Aviva's technology.|
|74||8||"Opossum in My Pocket"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||July 24, 2014||TBA|
|Chris loses his backpack after he and his brother spent some time with some opossums. When the two and Aviva return to the same location, they discover that one of the opossum joeys has gone missing, and later find out that Chef Gourmand is preparing to use an opossum as part of a dish.|
|75||9||"Bandito: The Black-Footed Ferret"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||April 9, 2014||TBA|
|Martin wants to try out Aviva's new stone digging machine, but Aviva insists that he does not, because the machine is not done. Impatient, Martin takes it for a test drive at night, but the lack of stability in the machine causes Martin to crash land. The next morning Martin realizes that he is around an unknown colony of black-footed ferrets. While the rest of the crew try to find him, Zach Varmitech plots to use the ferrets for "Robber-bots" to sneak into the Tortuga and steal all of Aviva's inventions.|
|76||10||"Where the Bison Roam"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||April 8, 2014||TBA|
|Jimmy takes the Wild Kratts team to a big patch of prairie, but after he removes the teleporter's Activation Ring to clean it up, he trips, and the Ring falls into a herd of bison. As the Wild Kratts team work to find a way to get the Ring back, they learn about the relationship between bison and the prairie, and even compare the present prairie with the prairie during the time of nineteenth century American explorers Lewis and Clark.|
|77||11||"Crocogator Contest"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||July 25, 2014||TBA|
|When Chris surprises the crew with a question involving the differences between the crocodile and the alligator, the Wild Kratts decide to do an investigation in the form of a contest to examine the differences.|
|78||12||"The Amazing Creature Race"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||July 8, 2014||TBA|
|The Wild Kratts team is checking out pronghorn out on the prairie. Amazed by their speed, the Wild Kratts decide to have tag-team creature-running race using the Powers of the best creature runners in the world. They pick the Power Suits they will be using and split into two teams: Aviva and Chris versus Koki and Martin, with Jimmy as the referee. As the challenge, they have to race across the prairie using their Creature Powers to see which animal is the world's best runner. Meanwhile, Zach Varmitech has been informed that he is out of shape and needs to run more. Upset and angry, Zach sets out to steal an animal to do his work for him.|
|79||13||"Prairie Who?"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||July 9, 2014||TBA|
|The Wild Kratts evacuate the Tortuga and are flung in multiple directions after getting caught in a tornado. As they try to find each other, they get to know the various animals that inhabit the prairie, many of which start with "prairie."|
|80||14||"Mystery on the Prairie"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||July 10, 2014||TBA|
|Jimmy tells his teammates that he noticed something disturbing at a thorn bush. The Kratt brothers decide to investigate it, and when they arrive, they find several small animals impaled onto thorns. It turns out that the one responsible is a predatory songbird called a loggerhead shrike, and the investigation leads to another creature called the cowbird, which is a nest parasite that lays its eggs in loggerhead shrike nests.|
|81||15||"Chameleons on Target"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||April 20, 2015||TBA|
|The Kratt brothers want Aviva to make a Chameleon Creature Power Suit, but Aviva refuses because she is too occupied working on a "ring chip," a tiny electronic component that is supposed to minimize Creature Power Suit malfunctions. They then decide to persuade Aviva into making the Power Suit by showing her the features and abilities of the chameleon.|
|82||16||"Fossa-Palooza"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||July 22, 2015||TBA|
|Chris is disappointed that he has not seen the fossa during his time on Madagascar, and has to leave Madagascar, along with the rest of the Wild Kratts, for Mother's Day. However, he falls out of the garage hatch door mid-flight and lands back on Madagascar, where he meets his first fossas. Donita Donata and her henchman, Dabio, also head to Madagascar, this time to collect lemurs to use as scarves for last-minute Mother's Day shoppers.|
|83||17||"Mini Madagascar"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||July 22, 2015||TBA|
|Realizing that Madagascar has no major land predators, the Kratt brothers settle on exploring Madagascar miniaturized. However, after riding on diademed sifakas for a short amount of time, they fall to the forest floor, where they discover a whole new world of creatures.|
|84||14||"Aye Aye"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||July 8, 2015||TBA|
|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.|
|85||19||"Lemur Legs"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||July 15, 2015||TBA|
|The Wild Kratts touch down in the spiny forest of Madagascar, where they meet a family of Verreaux's sifaka. While trying to understand how their legs allow them to move from tree to tree, Gourmand makes a few diversions to distract them as he nets the sifaka lemurs one by one for a new dish.|
|86||20||"Lemur Stink Fight"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||April 21, 2015||TBA|
|The Wild Kratts decide to investigate two ring-tailed lemur troops in order to find out why they were fighting. Meanwhile, Donita Donata and Dabio fly to Madagascar to collect scents for fragrant soap and shampoo.|
|87||21||"Golden Bamboo Lemur"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||July 15, 2015||TBA|
|The Wild Kratts are all ecstatic because a girl named Patricia found golden bamboo lemurs, including a newborn. They arrive on Madagascar to see them in person, but Donita Donata finds out about the newborn lemur and captures it in order to use it as an ornament for a golden dress.|
|88||22||"Tenrec Treasure Hunt"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||July 8, 2015||TBA|
|The Wild Kratts wake up to find Chris missing, and instead find a message from Chris. Chris tells them that he has been setting up a treasure hunt for them, and has set clues around Madagascar. To complete the hunt, the crew has to find a total of five tenrecs, rodent-like animals which inhabit Madagascar.|
|89||23||"Praying Mantis"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||August 12, 2014||TBA|
|Wild Kratts kids Gavin and Ronan wake up to find praying mantis hatchlings all over their room. The Wild Kratts arrive to get the two out while not trampling over any hatchlings. Meanwhile, Zach Varmitech develops an increasing grudge against the Wild Kratts.|
|90||24||"Capture the Fishmobile"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||April 22, 2015||TBA|
|The Kratt brothers challenge their teammates to a game they call "capture the Fishmobile," in which they utilize Creature Powers to capture their teammates as they ride around in the ocean in miniature fish-themed vehicles called Fishmobiles.|
|91||25||"Back in Creature Time: Day of the Dodo"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||July 8, 2014||TBA|
|Aviva unveils the Time Trampoline, a trampoline-shaped machine that permits time travel. The Kratt brothers and Koki use it to travel to Mauritius Island in the 1600s to see dodos. There, they learn a little about dodos and even save several dodos from becoming the next meal of an ancestor of Chef Gourmand. Meanwhile, inventor Zach Varmitech spies on the Wild Kratts. After realizing that Aviva invented a time-travel machine, he heads to the Tortuga to take a closer look at it.|
|92||26||"Back in Creature Time: Tasmanian Tiger"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||July 9, 2014||TBA|
|As the continuation of "Back in Creature Time: Day of the Dodo," the Kratt brothers and Aviva use the Time Trampoline to travel to Tasmania in the 1880s to see Tasmanian tigers. There, they learn about Tasmanian tigers and even protect a family of them from the ancestors of fashion designer Donita Donata and her henchman, Dabio, who are trying to start a sheep farm in Tasmania. However, inventor Zach Varmitech decides to complicate things by attempting to trap Aviva and the Kratt brothers back in time.|
- ↑ Wolfe, Jennifer. (October 10, 2014). "9 Story Entertainment Rebrands as 9 Story Media Group." Animation World Network. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- ↑ (April 22, 2013). "Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment receive 3rd Season order for hit animated children’s series WILD KRATTS™." 9 Story Media Group. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Air date information is taken from KET unless otherwise referenced.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 (June 23, 2015). "AETN offers new Wild Kratts episodes as part of PBS Kids Summer Safari." AETN. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
- ↑ "Wild Kratts . Meet the Characters." PBS Parents. PBS. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- ↑ Bernstein, Abbie. (January 21, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: WILD KRATTS hosts Martin and Chris Kratt go animal." Assignment X. Midnight Productions. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- ↑ Writer information is taken from each episode's opening credits.
- ↑ Director information is taken from each episode's opening credits.
- ↑ WETA Programming. (July 18, 2014). "Wild Kratts: Swamp Things! | New Episodes on WETA Kids." WETA. Retrieved July 29, 2015.