Zoboomafoo

Zoboomafoo

  • TV-Y
  • 1999
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.5  (2,624)

The show features the Kratt brothers, who always arrive at their safari outpost called Animal Junction with various questions about animals they've seen or heard about. To help them answer these questions, they call on their friend Zoboomafoo, or Zoboo for short, who turns out to be a lemur. After the Kratt brothers give Zoboo a snack, he gains the ability of human speech, and so can answer their questions as well as teach them even more about various animals. While advertised as a children's show, Zoboomafoo is appropriate, enjoyable, and informative for viewers of any age who want to increase their knowledge of animals throughout the world. The format of the show is elementary, but the facts are in depth and engaging. In addition to facts about wildlife, Zoboomafoo also teaches about plant life, and a handful of Malagasy words, a spoken African language.

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Armor
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.
Sand
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.
Description

The show features the Kratt brothers, who always arrive at their safari outpost called Animal Junction with various questions about animals they've seen or heard about. To help them answer these questions, they call on their friend Zoboomafoo, or Zoboo for short, who turns out to be a lemur. After the Kratt brothers give Zoboo a snack, he gains the ability of human speech, and so can answer their questions as well as teach them even more about various animals.

While advertised as a children's show, Zoboomafoo is appropriate, enjoyable, and informative for viewers of any age who want to increase their knowledge of animals throughout the world. The format of the show is elementary, but the facts are in depth and engaging. In addition to facts about wildlife, Zoboomafoo also teaches about plant life, and a handful of Malagasy words, a spoken African language.Zoboomafoo is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (72 episodes). The series first aired on January 25, 1999.

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
    7.5  (2,624)