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The Great African Ape

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Template:Infobox episode Error creating thumbnail: Invalid thumbnail parameters “The Great African Ape” is the first episode of Season 5 of Wild Kratts, originally airing on PBS Kids on September 2, 2016. Overall, it is the 120th episode of the series. The episode was written and directed by Martin Kratt.

Plot Summary

Location: Congo Rainforest

The Kratt brothers and the whole team go expedition to Congo to study gorillas. But as always, they have to deal with the wicked Zach Varmitech, who is stealing gorillas and wants to convert them into live robots.


  • Chris Kratt
  • Martin Kratt
  • Aviva
  • Koki
  • Jimmy Z


  • Zach Varmitech


  • Gorilla
  • African Pangolin
  • Okapi
  • Bongo
  • Mandrill
  • Pigmy Hippopotamus

Animal Names 

  • King Kong

Used Creature Powers 

  • Gorilla Power
  • Pangolin Power

Key Facts and Creature Moments 


  • The hint of the upcoming gorilla-episode was first given by the kratts during the live-action ending to episode Panda Power-UpError creating thumbnail: Invalid thumbnail parameters.

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