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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.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 7:30 pm on Sprout
3 Seasons, 71 Episodes
January 25, 1999
Children
7.5/10
Cast: Martin Kratt
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Zoboomafoo Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Kratt brothers learn all about animals that are messy and clean!

  • When an anteater shows up, Zoboo worries that it will eat a colony of ants living in Animal Junction. He tries to broker a peace agreement between the creatures. Zoboo learns that even though anteaters need ants to survive, ants have many ways of protecting themselves from anteaters. Predation is part of life in the creature world and every creature has what she needs to survive.

  • A Gila monster and a snow leopard make Animal Junction a hot and cold place.

  • The Kratt Brothers build a time machine and decide to investigate crocodilians, like the American alligator and caiman, but almost get stranded in the Jurassic period with a hungry T-Rex!

  • The pond in Animal Junction has dried up and two lion cubs and all the animals who live there are thirsty! As water is essential to the animal world, Zoboo does the Malagasy rain dance and the rain finally starts. The Kratt Brothers take a trip to Africa to check out some amazing water creatures.

  • When a baby African pygmy hedgehog comes to Animal Junction, Zoboo, tries to find the right family for her to live with. The Kratt Brothers explain that there are all different kinds of creature families, and they finally find the perfect family for the baby hedgehog.

  • The Kratt Brothers are taking care of a human baby and a baby red kangaroo, and Zoboo wants to help the two babies grow. Martin and Chris show Zoboomafoo that all creatures grow, but to do so they need rest, food and play.

  • Zoboo wants to climb like some visiting kinkajous so the Kratt Brothers create special "Superclaws" for Zoboo to wear. After falling off vines, Zoboo realizes that his own claws - nails really - are just right for a lemur and other creatures have claws just perfect for them.

  • A big thunderstorm hits Animal Junction and Zoboo sees something frightening in the dark. But the scary creatures are just grizzly bear cubs! Martin and Chris tell their lemur friend all about grizzlies and other animals that seem scary - but really aren't.

  • Brainiac, the chimp, and Lost and Found, the Labrador retriever would love to do something fun together. Zoboo first advises going to the pool but Brainiac is sad because she doesn't like to swim. Next Zoboo suggests climbing and swinging all over Animal Junction but this idea makes Lost and Found sad. At last Zoboo comes up with a game they can both play-chasing after balls. Martin and Chris go on a special trip and fall into a river, where they discover an elephant who is delighted to have a bunch of children give him a bath. Animals have feelings, just like people-they just have different ways of showing them.

  • Martin and Chris are best buddies and Zoboo wants a special friend he can depend on as well. He meets a sea anenome and a clown fish, some sloths, langur monkeys and chital deer. At last, he finds his own best buddy - Shark, the chameleon.

  • It's treasure hunt time in Animal Junction for the Kratt Brothers, Zoboo and all of their creature neighbors. With the help of two fox kits, Zoboo locates the first piece of the puzzle leading them to the treasure … but will they find the treasure itself?

  • After meeting a flying fox fruit bat, Zoboo wants to fly, too, so the Kratt Brothers build him a pair of wings. Zoboo flies to India with Martin and Chris right behind. On the way, they meet vultures and learn some lessons about flight.

  • With the help of the Kratt Brothers and Toothbrush the elephant, Zoboo learns how animals communicate with each other. While Zoboo does his best to answer all of the letters sent in by kids, Martin and Chris go to India to find out how animals talk to each other in the wild.

  • When a snow leopard and Toothbrush the elephant come to Animal Junction, Zoboo is afraid that he will never be a powerhouse like these two creatures until he realizes every creature is a powerhouse in its own way - and discovers his very own power.

  • Two Siberian tiger cubs arrive in Animal Junction and pounce and pop on every ball in sight as they practice their hunting skills. An effort to make an indestructible superball sends Zoboo and the Kratt Brothers to a place where tigers live-India.

  • Inspired by a comic book hero, Zoboo becomes a Super Lemur with a little assistance from Muscles and Muscley, two black bear cubs. After Zoboo rescues some kittens, the Kratt Brothers travel to India to find other heroes in the creature world.

  • Zoboo is curious about what it's like to be human and a whole class of kindergarten kids arrives in Animal Junction to help him out. There are a few differences, but Zoboo discovers that children and lemurs are a lot alike.

  • Zoboo and the Kratt Brothers find a snakeskin but it doesn't fit the anaconda in the pool, the rattlesnake sunning itself by the window or even the Burmese python. Finally, Zoboo discovers the owner-a trans-pecos rat snake!

  • A cow and her calf wander into Animal Junction and Zoboo decides he better help them find their herd. Martin and Chris tell their lemur pal that cows are bovines, and they have special second stomachs to digest the grass they eat. After giving the cows a feast, Zoboo figures out a way to bring the whole herd to the cow and the calf.

  • The Kratt Brothers and Zoboo put their heads together with Braniac the really intelligent chimpanzee and build an "Invisibility Machine." They meet some other animals with great brains including elephants and crows and discover that all creatures are smart in their own ways.

  • Zoboo realizes that plants and trees are as alive as all the creatures he meets in Animal Junction. The Kratt Brothers teach the lemur that plants grow well if they get good soil, lots of sunlight and enough water. And there are plenty of creatures willing to help plants flourish, including Toothbrush the elephant, Popcorn the binturong and a whole family of sloths. When Martin and Chris follow Popcorn to India, they visit a 2,000-year old fortress, where green creatures like vines and plants are taking over the site.

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