The basic plot of each Wild Kratts episode is to save an animal or animals under threat, be it by villains (Zach Varmitech, Gaston Gourmand, Donita Donata & Dabio, and Paisley Paver & Rex), general human influence, or confusion on a baby animal’s part. Most episodes focus on villains, but some focus on a real-world problem, either directly (as seen in “Stuck On Sharks” where Gourmand captured a shark for making shark fin soup) or indirectly through allegory (“Build It Beaver” had the beaver’s dam destroyed repeatedly as a result of deforestation, or “The invasion of the tree eating aliens” that talks about invasive spieces). Additionally, some episodes aim to change the way a creature perceived as threatening is seen – such as bats and crocodiles.

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