Animal Adaptations & Characteristics

  • Walrus Stampede!

    Learn all about how walruses find and eat their food, using their unique looking faces to help! Walruses like to eat clams and they use their tusks and whiskers to find them on the ocean floor. Then they use their large lips to suck out the clam, leaving the pearl from the clam behind!

    Grades: 1-3
  • The Porcupine's Quills - Clips | Wild Kratts

    In these accompanying clips, learn about porcupines and some of the highly specialized features they use to defend themselves from predators. See how Chris and Martin decide to collect shed porcupine quills to make a beautiful necklace as a gift.

    Grades: 1-5
  • Super Specialists | Wild Kratts

    Chris and Martin investigate some of the features and abilities of specialized creatures that allow them to survive where other animals can't. In this live action segment from Wild Kratts, learn how camels are built to survive in the desert, yet alpacas would certainly die. Alpacas have specialized feet to help them climb rough terrain where other animals would falter. From kangaroos to Japanese snow monkeys, and cheetahs to bighorn sheep, learn that many animals specialized to their own environment with some amazing characteristics!

    Grades: PreK-3
  • Taking a Break | Wild Kratts

    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! 

    Grades: PreK-3
  • Fossa Hunting | Wild Kratts

    Chris encounters a pair of fossas as they hunt after lemurs in the jungle, in this clip from Wild Kratts. The fossa's lean agile body, powerful legs, and long tail allows it to chase after the lemurs through the dense woods.

    Grades: PreK-3