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"Mystery of the North Pole Penguins?" is the 1st episode of Season Five of the PBS Kids show Wild Kratts. It is the 117th episode of the series overall, and it premiered on July 25, 2017.


The Wild Kratts are studying and hanging out with Emperor Penguins with Penguin Powers in Antarctica, and learn about their belly sliding and swimming powers, even learning how to outswim a hungry Leopard Seal and Orca. Meanwhile, Donita Donata steals penguins and returns them in the north pole where penguins don't live. Nua finds them and the Wild Kratts must save them from the predators of the North Pole and return them home.




Note: Featured animals are in bold.


Note: Mentioned animals are linked to Wikipedia.

Live Action Images

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Live Action

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  • This is their first episode in Antarctica.
  • The plot of this episode is similar to the one of "Koala Balloon". However, they were aware that Donita and Dabio were responsible for deserting the penguins in the Arctic, but this only happened towards the end of the episode.

Key Facts and Creature Moments

  • Emperor penguins are the tallest penguins in the world.
  • Penguins don't have any land predators.
Wild Kratts episodes
Seasons: 123456
Season 1

"Mom of a Croc" • "Whale of a Squid" • "Aardvark Town" • "Flight of the Draco" • "Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy" • "Platypus Cafe" • "Polar Bears Don't Dance" • "Build It Beaver" • "Voyage of the Butterflier XT" • "Honey Seekers" • "Bass Class" • "Fireflies" • "Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus" • "Tazzy Chris" • "Octopus Wildkratticus" • "Walk on the Wetside" • "Elephant in the Room" • "Let the Rhinos Roll!" • "Kickin' It With the Roos" • "The Blue and the Gray" • "Falcon City" • "Koala Balloon" • "Cheetah Racer" • "Kerhonk" • "Mimic" • "Caracal-Minton" • "Zig-Zagged" • "A Huge Orange Problem" • "Seasquatch" • "The Food Chain Game" • "Masked Bandits" • "Flight of the Pollinators" • "The Gecko Effect" • "Little Howler" • "Quillber's Birthday Present" • "A Bat in the Brownies" • "Stuck on Sharks" • "Birds of a Feather" • "Googly Eye: The Night Guru" • "Raptor Round Up"