For the first part, see Back in Creature Time: Day of the Dodo.
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"Back in Creature Time: Tasmanian Tiger," A.K.A. "Back In Creature Time - Tasmanian Tiger, Part 2" and various other names, is the 26th episode of Season 3 of the PBS Kids show Wild Kratts. It is the 92nd episode of the series overall. It premiered on July 7, 2014. On July 7, 2014, "Back in Creature Time: Tasmanian Tiger," along with "Back in Creature Time: Day of the Dodo," premiered in a Wild Kratts special called "Back in Creature Time" as part of the 60 minute Season 3 finale.
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.
The episode begins with a live action segment. The Kratt brothers head to the Hall of Biodiversity in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where they find a Tasmanian tiger stuffing. Afterwards, they ask their "What if?" question, and the show transitions into the animated segment.
Continued from the previous episode...
The spinner with pictures of extinct creatures lands on the Tasmanian tiger. Thrilled, the Kratt brothers and Aviva climb up to the bed of the Time Trampoline. Aviva sets the destination to Tasmania in the 1880s. After jumping up and down, Aviva and the Kratt brothers enter the time warp. Aviva throws down the Remote Trampoline before she and the Kratt brothers flop onto Tasmania. The Kratt brothers head off to find Tasmanian tigers, while Aviva stays with the Time Trampoline to make sure there are no problems. Meanwhile, Zach Varmitech continues spying on the Wild Kratts with his invisibility cloak.
The Kratt brothers find a family of Tasmanian tigers after hearing an unusual sound. They call Aviva, who leaves the vicinity of the Trampoline to see the tigers. When she arrives, the three see a Tasmanian tiger joey coming out of its den. Martin names the father Tasdad and the mother Tasmom. While Martin thinks of a name for the joey, back at the Tortuga, Zach Varmitech uncloaks himself in front of Koki. Zachbots then trap her and Jimmy in an energy field.
Martin names the joey Little X, because of an "X" on its back. Kangaroos then appear in the distance, and the entire Tasmanian tiger family runs after them, with the Kratt brothers following from behind. However, they notice an old-fashioned truck coming up a nearby road. The Kratt brothers stop the Tasmanian tigers before they come into view of the people in truck. Once the truck stops, a woman named Shonita, who is similar in appearance to fashion designer Donita Donata, gets out and tells her assistant, Shabio, who is similar in appearance to Donita's henchman, Dabio, her plan to start a sheep farm in the area, and orders him to eliminate any sheep predators. The Kratt brothers believe that, in order to protect the Tasmanian tigers from Shonita and Shabio, they need to teach them survival tactics. Aviva hands them a pair of Tasmanian Tiger Discs, and they activate their Creature Power Suits.
Zach and two Zachbots travel back in time to steal the Time Trampoline, but before doing so, Zach decides to tell the Kratt brothers and Aviva his plan to trap them back in time forever because he "can't wait to see their faces." After the Kratt brothers perform a few acts to get the Tasmanian tigers to stay away from traps and sheep, Chris points out that Koki usually checks on him and they haven't heard from her in a while and Aviva calls Koki. On the other side on the line, Koki tries to warn Martin, Chris, and Aviva that Zach is also back in time with them, but she is unable to warn them because her side of the time warp is muted. Aviva finds out that Koki didn't answer them and the former decides to check if there is anything wrong with the time trampoline. Zach then approaches them and says "hi" to them. The Kratt brothers discover his presence and wonder how he got back in time. Zach says that he wanted to say "hi" to his favorite "Wild Kratts" and he is also being nice to them because he wanted to see their shocked faces when he tells them that he's trapping them back in time forever. The Kratt brothers tell him that he is not going to do that. Zach says that he is going to do that. He immediately gets on his Zachbot, and the Kratt brothers run after him. However, later, his Zachbot eventually runs out of power and crashes. Martin tells Zach that they haven't run out of breath yet. Zach then tells the Kratt brothers he is not done. He still has another Zachbot hiding at the Trampoline, which he is instructing to capture Aviva. The Kratt brothers call Aviva and warn her that a Zachbot is hiding at the time machine. Aviva turns around and indeed there is a Zachbot. In response, the Kratt brothers run to the Time Trampoline, with Zach following from behind. Aviva yells at the Kratt brothers to help her. The Zachbot is about to destroy the Time Trampoline, in which the Zachbot is commanded to do by Zach, after he is through, leaving the crew members in the past forever. Martin tells Chris to grab Zach and bounce him back into the future while he rescues Aviva. Chris jumps up and down the Time Trampoline to bring Zach back to the present. Once Zach returns, he falls onto the Zachbot guarding Jimmy and Koki, freeing them. The Zachbot is about to disintegrate the Time Trampoline when Martin says that if Zach wants to disintegrate something, why not his own invention, in which Martin eventually attacks and destroys it by pointing the Zachbot's disintegrating arm at its chest and saves Aviva. Aviva tells the Kratt brothers that the time jump connection is destabilizing and they need to get on the trampoline and start jumping before it is too late. Martin is upset because he is unable to say goodbye to Little X and his family. Before going, Chris tells Little X and his family to keep away from humans. Martin says that he doesn't have to say goodbye to them and decides to take the whole family with them. Chris tells Martin that if they're going to survive on their own, they can't take the whole family away. He also explains that every Tasmanian Tiger is precious in the time they're in. Martin decides to go but he again says that he's going to miss them. The Tasmanian tigers are sad because they're missing their baby. Chris notices that Martin is trying to smuggle a Tasmanian tiger into the future. Martin says that they've been spending a lot of time helping and reuniting baby animals with their moms and admits that he shouldn't take any away. He wishes them a nice, long life and takes a picture of them before going. Koki warns them that the time jump connection is falling apart and they have to hurry up. The Kratt brothers and Aviva count down from five and jump to return to the present and reach there just before the Time Trampoline explodes. Zach makes his getaway after seeing Martin, Chris, and Aviva. Aviva is disappointed that the time trampoline is destroyed. Koki points out to them that they won't be time-traveling anytime soon. Martin and Chris check to see if Little X and his family survived. Koki checks the status and they are still extinct. However, she also finds out that in remote areas, they are probably still surviving. Martin points out that Little X isn't extinct because he took a tuft piece of fur and a tooth from the Tasmanian Tiger, so that they can activate Tasmanian tiger powers anytime. The Wild Kratts notice that the wing of the captive Philippine eagle has healed, and they release it back into the wild.
The episode transitions into the concluding live action segment. The Kratt brothers mention several endangered animals. Afterwards, they conclude the episode by saying "Keep on creature adventuring; we'll see you on the creature trail!"
Note: Featured animals are in bold.
- Tasmanian Tiger: Tasdad, Tasmom, Little X
- Tasmanian Devil
- Tiger Quoll (called Tasmanian quoll)
- Red Kangaroo (called Kangaroo)
Note: Mentioned animals are linked to Wikipedia.
Note: Live action animals are linked to Wikipedia.
- Eastern gray squirrel (called Squirrel)
- Rock dove (called Pigeon)
- Peregrine falcon
- Gray wolf
- African wild dog
- Great white shark
- Whale shark
Mounted and Preserved Specimens and Models
- Spotted ratfish
- Australian ghostshark
- Great cormorant
- Snowy owl
- Scarlet ibis
- Knobbed hornbill
- Blue-winged kookaburra
- Raggiana bird-of-paradise
- King of Saxony bird-of-paradise
- American alligator
- Atlantic puffin
- White-nosed coati
- European hedgehog
- Northern tamandua
- American lobster
- Green sea turtle
- Black-and-white ruffed lemur
- Tasmanian Tiger Power is the first Creature Power Suit of an extinct animal.
Key Facts and Creature Moments
- The extinction of the Tasmanian tiger is often blamed on mass killings of them in order to protect livestock, which resulted in their extinction in the 1930s.
- Tasmanian Tigers actually are now believed to have been no threat to livestock.