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 Entertainment (now 9 Story Media Group). The show's second season, announced on September 20, 2011, and consisting of 26 episodes, originally ran from October 15, 2012, to January 31, 2014. It began with the episode "Bad Hair Day" and concluded with the episode "Groundhog Wakeup Call."
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
|Title||Written by||Directed by||Original
|41||1||"Bad Hair Day"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||October 15, 2012||TBA|
|The Kratt brothers are charting the territory of a male lion Martin named "He Who Breathes Fire", when they find out that two twin lions are trying to take over He Who Breathes Fire's pride. While they run back to help, they are repeatedly delayed by other animals, and the Kratt brothers find out that it is difficult being a lion on the African savanna.|
|42||2||"Race for the Hippo Disc"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||October 16, 2012||TBA|
|While the Kratt brothers are trading Creature Power Discs, one of the discs, the Hippo Disc, falls out of the Tortuga and into a river with hippopotami. Zach Varmitech finds out and plots to retrieve the disc before the Wild Kratts can so that he can learn the secrets of the Creature Power Suit.|
|43||3||"Creature Power Challenge"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||October 17, 2012||TBA|
|The Kratt brothers challenge each other in contests involving Creature Powers of African animals. However, Zach Varmitech sends miniature robots called Disrupt-o-bots to annoy the Kratt brothers by transforming them into animals not suited for life on the African savanna. He also uses his Disrupt-o-bots to hijack the Tortuga to prevent the other Wild Kratts members from helping the Kratt brothers.|
|44||4||"Termites Versus Tongues"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||October 18, 2012||June 10, 2014|
|While the Kratt brothers and Jimmy are collecting smells of the African savanna, Koki and Aviva accidentally get miniaturized and carried off by termites. The Kratt brothers find out and begin a search for them by finding termite and termite predators and being termite and termite predators.|
|45||5||"Happy Turkey Day"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||November 19, 2012||TBA|
|The Kratt brothers want to show their teammates that wild turkeys are interesting. This leads into a turkey-themed adventure and a rescue mission involving Chef Gourmand, who is hunting for the largest turkey in the forest.|
|46||6||"Neck and Neck"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||January 18, 2013||TBA|
|While Chris and Martin search for the answer to why giraffes have long necks, a mischievous giraffe begins secretly taking Creature Power Suit parts and supplies from the Tortuga.|
|47||7||"Bugs or Monkeys?"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||April 1, 2013||June 10, 2014|
|Martin wants to search for rainforest bugs, but Chris wants to swing with spider monkeys in the tree tops. Chris gets his way after stuffing a miniaturized Martin in his backpack and climbs up the trees. But while he was not looking, an infant spider monkey grabs Martin by its tail and swings away. While the rest of the Wild Kratts search for him, Martin starts to enjoy swinging with spider monkeys and gets to know the reason why they are able to brachiate from branch to branch so well.|
|48||8||"Secrets of the Spider's Web"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||October 31, 2012||February 25, 2014|
|After a failed testing of climbing and safety gear in the lowland tropical rain forests of Central America, the Wild Kratts stumble upon a golden orb-weaver spider. Knowing that the silk created by spiders like the orb-weaver are tough and lightweight, the Wild Kratts set out to replicate spider silk and to improve their climbing gear. On the other hand, fashion designer Donita Donata and her henchman, Dabio, also familiar with spider silk, head to Central America to acquire spiders to gather their silk for dresses.|
|49||9||"Shadow: The Black Jaguar"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||April 2, 2013||April 9, 2013|
|The Wild Kratts receive a distress call from a Wild Kratts kid in Central America, who found out that inventor Zach Varmitech is plotting to use a black jaguar in one of his schemes.|
|50||10||"To Touch a Hummingbird"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||July 5, 2013||TBA|
|A hummingbird appears in front of the Kratt brothers, Aviva, and Koki. The Kratt brothers convince Aviva to make Hummingbird Power Discs, but in order to activate their Creature Power Suits they need to touch the hummingbird, which is more difficult than they think. Then the team finds out that Chef Gourmand is planning to make a chocolate-covered energy snack out of hummingbird eggs.|
|51||11||"Rainforest Stew"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||April 3, 2013||April 9, 2013|
|The Kratt brothers are getting to know several rainforest animals when they find out that Chef Gourmand is creating a rainforest stew involving the same animals.|
|52||12||"Seahorse Rodeo"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||February 13, 2013||TBA|
|The Kratt brothers are helping Aviva gather information on the characteristics and abilities of seahorses in the Caribbean Sea when fashion designer Donita Donata calls them. After realizing that the creatures around them are seahorses, Donita is inspired to make seahorse-themed jewelry.|
|53||13||"Speaking Dolphinese"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||February 5, 2013||January 22, 2013|
|When Aviva unveils her latest invention, the Dolphin Decoder, the Wild Kratts go on a mission to crack the language-code of bottlenose dolphins. After learning a few "whistles" and "clicks," one young dolphin gets itself trapped in a shipwreck and cornered by a great white shark. To rescue the dolphin and scare away the shark, the Wild Kratts apply what they have learned from speaking "Dolphinese."|
|54||14||"Aquafrog"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||February 15, 2013||TBA|
|The Kratt brothers and Aviva jump into a pond containing bullfrogs to find out more about them and to help Aviva design a Frog Creature Power Suit. Zach Varmitech, however, is desperate to clean his plane, and has been dumping the cleaning waste into a stream that leads to the pond, which could harm young frogs, developing tadpoles, and other animals that live in the pond.|
|55||15||"Tortuga Tune Up"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||August 21, 2013||April 14, 2015|
|Aviva is disappointed by the fact that the Tortuga, which is modeled after the turtle, is unable to swim, so the Kratt brothers dive down into the Caribbean Sea to find sea turtles for inspiration.|
|56||16||"Blowfish Blowout"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||February 7, 2013||January 22, 2013|
|The Wild Kratts are wondering what Donita Donata and Dabio are doing in the Caribbean Sea, when the Kratt brothers get sucked into a rip current containing a swath of plankton, where they end up in a coral reef. As the rest of the crew searches for them, the Kratt brothers meet a blowfish, which they observe using its spiky skin as a defense, and even how it eats. However, Donita also arrives at the coral reef, and is able to capture the blowfish and make it into a fashionable head-wear. In order to save it, the Wild Kratts don the defensive abilities of the blowfish.|
|57||17||"Roadrunner"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||August 22, 2013||TBA|
|Koki realizes that the Tortuga needs a large resupply, and the only way to get all the supplies is by taking the Tortuga to town. But the Kratt brothers beg her to let them stay in the Sonoran Desert for another while so they can identify a fast-running lizard. After Koki agrees and another failed attempt to catch the lizard, the Kratt brothers stumble upon a roadrunner. Knowing that the roadrunner is one of the fastest running birds in the world, they secretly ask Aviva to make them Roadrunner Power Discs to give them an edge in catching the lizard.|
|58||18||"Rocket Jaw: Rescuer of the Reef"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||February 20, 2013||TBA|
|The Wild Kratts are doing a checkup on a part of a reef in the Caribbean Sea to make sure it is stable and healthy, when they notice robotic parrotfish picking off pieces of coral. The fish originated from inventor Zach Varmitech and fashion designer Donita Donata, who are collecting coral to make coral-themed jewelry.|
|59||19||"Snow Runners"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||February 18, 2013||TBA|
|The Kratt brothers crash their rocket-propelled sled into the Tortuga, which causes an unlocked cage containing three hispid hares (which were supposed to be taken to Nepal) to slide away. The Kratt brothers go out into the snow to find the hares, but the cold and the deep snow keep them from moving quickly. This changed when they come across a snowshoe hare, whose wide feet keep it from sinking in the snow.|
|60||20||"Attack of the Tree Eating Aliens"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||June 7, 2013||February 25, 2014|
|The Wild Kratts receive a distress call from two kids who found out that the trees in the forest where they live are dying. They arrive and begin an investigation to find out what is responsible for this phenomenon.|
|61||21||"Rattlesnake Crystal"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||August 19, 2013||TBA|
|While deciding where to adventure next, the Tortuga loses altitude and crash lands in the Sonoran Desert. Although the Kratt brothers are excited to discover the various creatures that inhabit the Sonoran Desert, Koki is worried, and she says that the Tortuga will permanently shut down if they do not find a fresh stock of rare tellurium crystals. The Kratt brothers begin the search, and as they try to stay on track, they stumble upon a diamondback rattlesnake. Knowing how it senses its surroundings, the Kratt brothers race to find some tellurium and save the Tortuga.|
|62||22||"Skunked!"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||October 25, 2013||TBA|
|In the Sonoran Desert, a few skunks den up in the Tortuga and the Wild Kratts crew has to evacuate. As they get sprayed one by one, they try harder to reclaim their headquarters without surprising the skunks, and to find an effective skunk stink antidote. Furthermore, Zach Varmitech decides to take advantage of the situation, and he uses his newest invention, the Bubble Bot, to safely sneak into the Tortuga, and starts downloading all of Aviva's invention data.|
|63||23||"Gila Monster Under My House"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||August 20, 2013||TBA|
|Wild Kratts kid Javier finds a Gila monster under his porch in the Sonoran Desert. Terrified, he calls the Wild Kratts, and the Kratt brothers head to his house. They show him that Gila monsters are nothing to be afraid of by introducing its features and abilities. But when the Wild Kratts team notices that Zach Varmitech is collecting Gila monsters for a line of power wrenches, the Wild Kratts team races to prevent more Gila monsters from being captured, and to stop Zach before he flies away with the Gila monsters he has already captured.|
|64||24||"Desert Elves"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||November 18, 2013||TBA|
|Koki and Jimmy are heading to town to get some supplies, when their hover bike runs out of fuel, and they are stranded in the Sonoran Desert. Although the Kratt brothers and Aviva are unable to track them, Jimmy's collection of seeds left a trail from the Tortuga to him and Koki's current location, and the brothers follow it by Buzz Bike. But as the seeds, which they find out to be jumping beans, jump farther apart, and night approaches, they decide to switch methods and rely on the keen hearing and sharp vision of the elf owl.|
|65||25||"Groundhog Wakeup Call"||Martin Kratt||Martin Kratt||January 31, 2014||TBA|
|Aviva meets a young groundhog while she and the other Wild Kratts are enjoying springtime. She is then inspired to make a Groundhog Creature Power Suit, and consequently, the Wild Kratts begin a groundhog-themed adventure.|
|66||26||"Journey to the Subnivean Zone"||Chris Kratt||Chris Kratt||January 30, 2014||TBA|
|The Kratt brothers find out about the underground world of the meadow vole after they get lost in a snowy field. The rest of the crew wants to vacation in a warmer climate, so Aviva makes a snow-melting device and heater to melt the snow to create a beach environment.|
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- Director information is taken from each episode's opening credits.
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