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        Mimic in the Grass | Wild Kratts

        Join Chris and Martin as the discover how mimicry is an important defense mechanism for many animals in nature. In this full episode with accompanying clips, Martin and Chris encounter a cheetah cub and its mom while on a mission to find how mimicry works. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. Martin discovers that the cheetah cub has unexpected powers of mimicry, and it’s ability to mimic the ferocious honey badger is the key to foiling Donita and protecting the cheetah. Learn how certain animals can avoid being eaten by taking on the characteristics of similar poisonous or dangerous species, and how these characteristics can be temporary or permanent.

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        Mimic in the Grass Episode | Wild Kratts

        In this full episode, Chris and Martin discover how mimicry is an important defense mechanism for many animals in nature. Watch as the Kratt brothers encounter a cheetah cub and its mom while on a mission to find how mimicry works. But before they know it, evil fashion designer, Donita Donata, 'cat-naps' the startled mom right in front of their eyes. The Wild Kratts team springs into action on a rescue mission before Donita adds the momma cheetah to her new fall line. Martin discovers that the cheetah cub has unexpected powers of mimicry, and it’s ability to mimic the ferocious honey badger is the key to foiling Donita and protecting the cheetah. Learn how certain animals can avoid being eaten by taking on the characteristics of similar poisonous or dangerous species, and how these characteristics can be temporary or permanent.

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        Need For Speed | Wild Kratts

        In this animated segment, Chris and Martin observe a cheetah cub with its mother, Blur, and discover how a cheetah mother must provide for its young. Learn how a cheetah cub has a different fur pattern than its mother, and how a mother must hunt prey for her young until the cub is fast enough to fend for itself. But a cheetah can only run for 545 yards, or 45 seconds, before it becomes exhausted and vulnerable to predators like lions or the evil fashion designer, Donita Donata!

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        Cheetah Cub Mix-Up | Wild Kratts

        In this animated clip, Martin must protect the vulnerable cheetah cub Spotswat while her mom is held captive by Donita Donata. But this cheetah cub isn't as vulnerable as Martin thinks because of the mimicry it shares with the ferocious honey badger! Because they have the same black and white striped fur pattern, the honey badger and the cheetah cub look almost identical when they are curled up, which helps to deter predators from attacking them. But the honey badger isn't Martin's only problem when a venomous black mamba snake shows up as well! With their distinctive black tongues, black mamba snakes are the only snake in the world that can rise high enough to bite a human in the face.

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        Mimics All Around | Wild Kratts

        In this live action segment, Chris and Martin explain how mimicry is an important defense mechanism for many animals in nature. Watch as the brothers observe the poisonous Monarch butterfly, and the harmless Viceroy butterfly that mimics it in order to avoid being eaten by birds. Harmless flies also mimic wasps and stinging bees to avoid being eaten, as does the King Snake with the venomous Copperhead. But not all mimicry is permanent, and the Kratt brothers explain how the cheetah cub's fur that mimics a honey badger disappears after about two months when the cub is big enough and fast enough to hunt and fend for itself.

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