In this episode, Aviva wants to build a food web of the African savanna, so she devises a game for the Kratt brothers. They will each start out as a blade of grass (after activating their Creature Power Suits) and move up the food web from there by touching creatures that pass by them.
The episode begins with a live action segment. The Kratt brothers detail a food chain involving berries, a skunk, and a lynx. Afterwards, they ask their "What if?" question and the show transitions into the cartoon segment.
The Kratt brothers are hang-gliding in their Falcon Flyers in the African savanna, when Aviva sends them a message of urgency. The Kratt brothers decide to head back to the Tortuga, but instead of trouble, Aviva presents them a challenge. She wants the brothers to play a game involving a food web of the African savanna. They are to gather information, while she and the rest of the crew build a food web. Jimmy hands them their Creature Power Suits, and Aviva hands them their Creature Power Discs. Aviva says that they have to start out as a blade of grass. The brothers head out immediately and activate their Suits. Jimmy places a picture of a blade of grass on a poster board. Aviva and Koki then toss Jimmy other pictures of producers. Later, they toss Jimmy some pictures of herbivores, which Jimmy hammers onto the poster board. Aviva and Koki then start connecting the pictures.
Martin is the first to advance to the next level. He activates Termite Power after a termite bites him. Soon after, a Thomson's gazelle gnaws on Chris, and Chris activates Gazelle Power. Martin follows a termite to an underground termite nest. He sees a bat-eared fox outside and activates Bat-Eared Fox Power after the bat-eared fox licks him. Jimmy begins hammering secondary consumers onto the poster board. Chris, meanwhile, attempts to get a cheetah to touch him, but instead attracts a python. Chris activates Python Power and slithers off to find a lion. Martin also heads off to search for a lion. Jimmy pins tertiary consumers onto the poster board.
The Kratt brothers find some lions. At first, both Chris and Martin have difficulty touching them, but when Martin trips over a Chris getting jabbed by lion cubs, both activate Lion Power, finally reaching the top of the food chain.
The show transitions into the concluding live action segment. The Kratt brothers work their way through a food web on North American creatures. 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.
- African Bush Elephant: Thornsley
- Cheetah: Blur
- Bat-eared Fox
- Mozambique Harvester Termite
- Thomson's Gazelle
- African Rock Python
- Helmeted Guineafowl
- Martial Eagle
- Grant's Zebra
- Nubian Giraffe
- Black Rhinoceros
- African Honey Bee
Note: Live action animals are linked to Wikipedia.
- The harvester termites in this episode all resemble Macrotermes termite soldiers.
Key facts and Creature Moments
- Usually, in a food web, the creatures at the bottom are producers, the creatures above them are herbivores, and the creatures above the herbivores are carnivores and omnivores.
- If creatures were not food for other creatures, and/or if creatures did not eat other creatures, there will be an imbalance in the food chain, and the entire ecosystem could potentially collapse.