Wild Kratts

Wild Kratts joins the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure as the duo travels to animal habitats around the globe. Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal's life and showcases a rarely seen wildlife moment, all wrapped up in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratt brothers' brand of laugh-out-loud-comedy that kids love.

The educational goals of Wild Kratts are to:

1) Teach six to eight-year-old viewers natural history and age-appropriate science by building on their natural interest in animals.

2) Develop and strengthen basic skills of observation and investigation that children will use increasingly as they continue their study of science.

3) Build excitement in science that will remain with them throughout their lives.

Visit PBS Kids and PBS Parents to extend the learning with Wild Kratts educational games and parent-child activities.

  • The Great Crocodile Hatching!

    Join Chris and Martin for an inside look at a crocodile hatching from underneath the ground in the nest. Viewers see firsthand how the baby crocs are born and start their lives. Viewers learn that crocs break through the eggs, use a calling noise to get the attention of their mother to dig them out, and then are scooped up into the mother's mouth to be carried to the water!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Happy Birthday Baby Pythons

    Learn about the birth process of the Ball Python and how the mothers are very involved pre-birth. However, once the young ones have hatched, they are on their own! Viewers learn that the mother sits by the eggs, protecting them and maintaining their temperature, which can keep them from eating for 90 days!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Digging the Hole Time

    Learn about creatures that live in holes and how even though they may live there, it is actually often the aardvark that has done the digging! Viewers learn that the aardvark has an important role in nature as they help to build homes for other creatures, even their predator — the hyena!

    Grades: 1-3
  • The Mysterious Super Digger - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this video to teach children how aardvarks dig holes called burrows, which is where they live. Chris and Martin meet a mother aardvark and her baby.

    Utiliza este vídeo par enseñar a niños cómo los cerdos hormigueros cavan agujeros, llamados madrigueras, en donde viven. Chris y Martin conocen a un cerdo hormiguero y su bebé. 

    Grades: 1-3
  • Famous Aardvark Breakfast Sludge - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this video to teach children the aardvark's diet, its digging habits, and what the word "insectivore" means. Chris and Martin get a closer look at an aardvark's diet.

    Utiliza este vídeo par enseñar a niños la dieta del cerdo hormiguero, sus hábitos de excavación, y lo que la palabra "insectívoro " significa. Chris y Martin investigan la dieta de un cerdo hormiguero.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Saving Worms and Making Dirt

    See how you can help worms to survive when they are stuck in the sun by putting them back in the soil. Also, expand your knowledge of the role that worms play in the environment through the power of composting. Viewers learn that worms are great soil farmers and have the power to breakdown food scraps and turn them into more soil.

    Grades: K-4
  • Worm Alert!

    Come along with Chris and Martin as they see firsthand the deadly powers of the sun on a worm. The Kratt brothers discover that the sun causes the slime on the worm to dry up, making the worm lose water. Viewers watch as the brothers troubleshoot a way to save Pinky!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Worm Slime!

    Learn all about the characteristics of worms and what makes up their slimy structure! Viewers learn that worms have tiny hairs, a head with no eyes or ears, are covered in slime, and can have over 100 segments!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Snake Super Sense!

    Join Chris and Martin as they explore the ability of the Diamondback rattlesnake to detect its prey by seeing their body heat! Viewers learn that the Diamondback uses its pit organs as heat-detectors to find their warm-blooded prey!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Platypus Super Sense Discovered!

    Come along with Chris and Martin as they attempt to figure out the special sense of the platypus! The brothers determine that platypuses do not use their eyes, ears, or noses when searching in the water and instead use some other special sense!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Creature Features

    Join Chris and Martin as they explore some of the unique body features of animals that live both on land and in water. Viewers learn about the importance of flippers to the walrus, the manatee, and the seal!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Mommy Rescue: Polar Bear and Walrus

    Watch as the strengths of the polar bear and the walrus are put to the test when they fear that each of their cubs are in danger. When the polar bear and walrus are on the ice, the polar bear is able to dominate, but the tables are turned when they fall off of the ice into the water and the walrus can use its strengths!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Animals on Land and in the Water

    Explore some of the unique characteristics of the polar bear and of the walrus that help them to be successful on land and in the water. Viewers learn that polar bears have long legs and claws to handle the terrain, as well as a strong sense of smell that can track a smell up to three kilometers away. They also learn that the walrus uses the power from its back flipper to propel through the water and its side flippers to steer through the water.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Greatest Creature Builder - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this video to teach children how beavers build dams that transform the landscapes around them. Chris and Martin meet one of nature's master builders, the Beaver.

    Utiliza este vídeo par enseñar a niños cómo los castores construyen represas que transforman su alrededor. Chris y Martin miran a el constructor de la naturaleza, el castor.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Beaver Lodge - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this game resource to teach children how beavers build a cozy home for their family. Chris and Martin stumble into the cozy home of a family of beavers.

    Utiliza este juego par enseñar a niños cómo los castores construyen un hogar para sus familias. Chris y Martin tropiezan en la casa de una familia de castores. 

    Grades: 1-3
  • Building a Beaver Pond

    Explore the building power of beavers and the large impact they can have on the environment when they build a dam! Viewers see an example of a pond that formed as a result of a dam in a river and learn about the habitat created for many animals as a result of the pond!

    Grades: 1-3
  • Migrating Monarchs

    Learn about the way that Monarch butterflies prepare to cross big bodies of water during their journey south for the winter, as well as ways that you can help them! Chris and Martin teach viewers that before crossing a big lake, the Monarchs sleep in the trees surrounding the lake to rest their bodies, eat nectar to fuel up, and check the wind to see if it will help them to fly south! Viewers also learn that they can help Monarch butterflies by planting butterfly gardens in their backyard, giving them a place to fuel up during their journey, as well as tagging the butterflies so that scientists can track their journey!

    Grades: 1-3
  • On the Road

    Come along with Chris and Martin as they encounter some of the challenges of a butterfly's journey south for the winter, including predators and the need for lots of energy. Viewers learn that butterflies use a zig-zagged flight pattern defense to keep away from predators like the Tree Swallow. They also learn that the butterflies must take breaks to refuel and use a special tube-like part of their body — the proboscis — to suck up nectar from flowers.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Adding up Animal Habitats - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

    This activity will help children learn about local animals and their habitats, collect and analyze data and build addition and subtraction skills. They will learn about local animals and their habitats while practicing basic math skills.

    Esta actividad ayudará a niños a aprender sobre los animales locales y sus hábitats, recabar y analizar datos y desarrollar destrezas para la suma y la resta. Ellos aprendan cosas acerca de los animales locales y sus hábitats practicando las habilidades básicas para las matemáticas.

    Grades: 1-3, 13+
  • Bird Feeder Fractions - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

    This activity will help children identify local birds and what they eat and build measurement and fraction skills. Have fun feeding your neighborhood birds while boosting children’s measurement skills and introducing fractions.

    Esta actividad ayudará a niños a identificar las aves locales y lo que comen, desarrollar habilidades de medición y para hacer fracciones. Diviértanse alimentando a los pájaros de su vecindario a la vez que mejoran las habilidades para medir de niños y le dan a conocer las fracciones.

    Grades: 1-3, 13+