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        The Power of Patterns - Clips | Wild Kratts

        Join Chris and Martin as they learn the secrets of patterns in the creature world, and how patterns serve important functions to both predators and prey! In these clips, the Kratt brothers learn how the zebra’s stripes are critical to a special defense called "confusion camouflage", and the social dynamics of how a zebra herd operates. Watch and learn how other fascinating animals use their patterns as an important survival mechanism.

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        Black or White | Wild Kratts

        In this animated segment, Chris and Martin get up close with a herd of zebras to observe whether their hides are black with white stripes or white with black stripes. The brothers discover that zebras have black noses and lips, proving that a zebras skin is black and the white hairs grow out of that. But when the Tortuga has a clumsy landing, it startles the herd and causes a Zebra Stampede! Watch how the zebra's stripes can serve as "confusion camouflage" to predators, making it impossible to pick a single zebra out of the running herd.

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        The Power of the Stripe | Wild Kratts

        In this animated segment, Chris and Martin learn about the social dynamics of a zebra herd when they activate their Creature Power Suits to try and blend in. The brothers soon learn that there can only be one main stallion in a herd, and that they serve as the protectors of the female members. Watch as an outsider stallion tries to convince a female member to join his herd and sparks a confrontation between the competing male stallions.

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        Giraffe or Tree? (Lost in a Maze) | Wild Kratts

        In this animated segment, Chris and Martin stop to lean up against the tall trunk of a tree, but soon discover they’re leaning on the legs of a giraffe instead! Learn how a giraffe has extremely long legs and up to a 6-foot long neck that enables it to pick leaves from an acacia tree, as well as a durable blue tongue to protect it from thorns. The giraffe's spots allow it to blend in with surrounding trees and avoid detection from lions.

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        Spots and Stripes | Wild Kratts

        In this live action segment, Chris and Martin investigate the way that creature patterns function in nature. Learn how zebras use their stripes as a defense mechanism of "confusion camouflage" to predators, and skunks use their stripe as a warning to stay away, while butterflies use their eye spots as deception. Also, watch how a leopard stalks its impala prey, demonstrating how creature patterns are an important tool for both predators and prey.

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