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  • TV-Y
  • 1999
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.6  (3,663)

Zoboomafoo was a children's television show that aired on PBS Kids from 1999 to 2001. The show was hosted by brothers Martin and Chris Kratt, who are well-known for their wildlife and nature programming. The show also featured Jovian, a lemur, who played the titular character, Zoboomafoo.

The show was targeted towards preschool-aged children and focused on teaching them about animals and the environment. Each episode began with Martin and Chris introducing the animal of the day, and then Zoboomafoo, a talking lemur, would appear and invite them to his treehouse, where they would begin their adventure.

Throughout the show, Martin, Chris, and Zoboomafoo would explore the animal's habitat and learn about its behavior, diet, and physical characteristics. They would also incorporate songs, games, and other interactive elements to engage the audience and reinforce the educational content.

One of the unique features of Zoboomafoo was the use of live animals on the show. The Kratt brothers would often bring animals into the treehouse with them, and Jovian would interact with them, creating a sense of realism and wonder for young viewers.

In addition to teaching about specific animals, Zoboomafoo also focused on broader environmental issues, such as deforestation, pollution, and conservation. The show aimed to instill a sense of stewardship and responsibility in young viewers, encouraging them to care for the planet and the animals that inhabit it.

The show was not only educational but also entertaining. Martin, Chris, and Jovian had a playful and comedic dynamic, and the show's catchy theme song and colorful visuals made it memorable for young viewers.

Zoboomafoo was well-received by both children and parents alike. It won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series in 2001 and was praised for its approachable and engaging educational content.

Despite its short run, Zoboomafoo remains a beloved children's show and a testament to the Kratt brothers' dedication to promoting environmental education for young audiences.

Zoboomafoo is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (72 episodes). The series first aired on January 25, 1999.

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22. Armor
November 15, 2001
Zoboo thinks that if he had armor, like his new African crested porcupine friends, he would be safe as he leapt from place to place. After some unsuccessful armor experimentation with the Kratt Brothers, he realizes that his eyes, ears and brain are the best protection he can have.
Hot  Cold
21. Hot Cold
November 15, 2001
Zoboomafoo and the Kratt brothers discover the difference between hot and cold climates. Chris and Martin tell us how animals have adapted to survive in the heat and the cold. Then we visit animals in the desert and in the arctic.
Four F's
18. Four F's
April 25, 2000
Creature coats are the key to keeping animals warm in cold weather. Zoboo, Chris and Martin realize that animals beat the cold with the four F's: fur, feathers and fat and in the case of otters fun. But what happens when the weather warms up? Ernie the camel comes to Animal Junction looking for a good scratching post to help him shed his winter coat for summer since he won't need it when it's hot outside. Jackie brushes her dog, Goldy, to help her take off her heavy winter coat. Dogs and cats love being brushed and it feels good to lose that extra hair. Jackie knits a small sweater from the hair she brushed out of Goldy.
Who's Inside the Egg
15. Who's Inside the Egg
September 9, 1999
Rhode Island Red chicks hatch at Animal Junction, but Zoboo, Martin and Chris don't have any idea what's inside a strange egg they find in the nest. The guys are surprised to discover it's a baby alligator, which they take home to mom. Jackie and the Animal Helpers protect salmon eggs so tiny and delicate they can easily break if the water around them is disturbed by making sure people cross the stream away from the salmon eggs.
13. Sand
September 7, 1999
A sandstorm has buried Animal Junction in sand, which is perfect for the meerkats, scorpion and camel that stop by for a visit. Zoboo, Chris and Martin explain how each of these creatures is suited for living in a dry, desert climate. Jackie walks along the beach looking for shells, but she doesn't take any with her because some of these shells are homes to the hermit crab. She decides to build a beautiful sand castle for her crab friends instead.
Zoboo the Super Lemur
6. Zoboo the Super Lemur
November 7, 2000
There are many strong creatures out there but none as strong as Zoboo, the super lemur. It takes excercise to be as strong as Muscles the baby black bear, not to mention plenty of bear wrestling and rock flipping.
Snake Bellies
4. Snake Bellies
October 24, 2000
Zoboomafoo and the brothers are on a hunt for the super-snakebelly who left behind his skin. Along the way they find Amazon tree boas, water snakes such as the Anaconda and even a Desert Rattler.
Where to Watch Zoboomafoo
Zoboomafoo is available for streaming on the Sprout website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Zoboomafoo on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    January 25, 1999
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (3,663)