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Migrating Monarchs

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Learn about the way that Monarch butterflies prepare to cross big bodies of water during their journey south for the winter, as well as ways that you can help them! Chris and Martin teach viewers that before crossing a big lake, the Monarchs sleep in the trees surrounding the lake to rest their bodies, eat nectar to fuel up, and check the wind to see if it will help them to fly south! Viewers also learn that they can help Monarch butterflies by planting butterfly gardens in their backyard, giving them a place to fuel up during their journey, as well as tagging the butterflies so that scientists can track their journey!

Saving Worms and Making Dirt

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See how you can help worms to survive when they are stuck in the sun by putting them back in the soil. Also, expand your knowledge of the role that worms play in the environment through the power of composting. Viewers learn that worms are great soil farmers and have the power to breakdown food scraps and turn them into more soil.

Mom of a Croc

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Come along with Chris and Martin for a glimpse inside a developing crocoldile nest and learn about the maternal care of a mother croc for her babies! Viewers learn that in addition to being a predator to many, crocodiles have a strong maternal side, leading them to be very protective of their nests and young. The brothers also share crocodile facts such as the fact that whether the croc grows into a male or a female is dependent on the temperature of the nest in which they develop before they are born!

Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus

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Come along with Chris and Martin as they explore the idea that animals look the way that they do for reasons important to their livelihood! The brothers take a look at the funny looking walrus and find that they look the way they do because of where they live, what they eat, and how they get it! Viewers learn that their blubbery bodies allow them to search for food in cold water, their tusks and whiskers allow them to drag through the mud at the bottom of the ocean and feel for clams, and their big lipped mouths allow them to suck the clams out of their shells.

Voyage of the Butterflier XT

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Join Chris and Martin for an exclusive perspective of Monarch butterflies and the different phases of their lifecycle! Viewers learn about the development of Monarch butterflies as they transform from caterpillars to butterflies, the long journey they take to prepare for winter hibernation, and the unique defense that they have against predators just because of the way that they look! The Kratt brothers explain that Monarchs take the longest journey of any insect in North America, traveling over 3000 miles to Mexico for four months of hibernation!

Koala Balloon | Wild Kratts

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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.

Kickin' It With the Roos | Wild Kratts

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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.

Mimic in the Grass | Wild Kratts

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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.

Flight of the Pollinators - Clips | Wild Kratts

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Join Chris and Martin as they explore the process of pollination and learn the important partnership between plants and animals. Watch the accompanying clips to see how Chris and Martin uncover the amazing delivery system of plants and their animal partners.

How Do Geckos Climb? - Clips | Wild Kratts

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Chris and Martin are on a mission to learn the secret behind the gecko's climbing ability. Learn about the gecko's toepad structure and how this enables a gecko to walk on surfaces as smooth as glass! Watch the accompanying clips to see a gecko's footpad up close and learn about its electrical charge.

Make a Web! - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

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Use this video to teach children how spiders make their webs, the types of silk they spin, and how they capture prey. Chris and Martin show us how to build a spider's web while talking about all the different kinds of spider silk.

Utiliza este vídeo par enseñar a niños cómo las arañas hacen sus telas, los tipos de seda que giran, y cómo capturan presa. Chris y Martin nos muestran cómo crear una tela de araña, mientras hablan de diferentes tipos de telaraña.

Taking a Break | Wild Kratts

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Chris and Martin take a break at a tree trunk -- only to discover they were actually leaning against a giraffe! In this clip from Wild Kratts, learn about how a giraffe's neck is six feet long, allowing them to eat the leaves of the tall acacia tree. Their tongues are also tough enough to withstand the thorny branches. Finally, the patterns on the giraffe allows it to blend into the landscape, making it harder to spot for predators -- and unsuspecting Kratt brothers! 

Busy as a Bee!

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Come along as Chris and Martin learn firsthand that despite their small size, the African Honey bee has a big sting and is one of the toughest animals in Africa! Viewers learn that the bees love flowers because they can get nectar from them, and that they only sting when they are protecting themselves or their hive!

Operation Crocodile Nest - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

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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.

Snake Super Sense!

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Join Chris and Martin as they explore the ability of the Diamondback rattlesnake to detect its prey by seeing their body heat! Viewers learn that the Diamondback uses its pit organs as heat-detectors to find their warm-blooded prey!

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