Hercules - The Giant Beetle
wild kratts

While on a mission to investigate the exoskeletons of the Atlas and Hercules beetles, the Hercules beetle accidentally gets enlarged. Now the Wild Kratts are faced with a new mission. How to find a way to shrink the giant beetle before it demolishes everything in its path! Science Concept: Exoskeletons and their functionality.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 516

About Wild Kratts:

"Wild Kratts" joins the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure as the duo travels to animal habitats around the globe.

Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal's life and showcases a never-before-seen wildlife moment, all wrapped up in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratt brothers' brand of laugh-out-loud-comedy that kids love.

Real-life Chris and Martin introduce each "Wild Kratts" episode with a live action segment that imagines what it would be like to experience a never-before-seen wildlife moment, and asks, "What if...?" The Kratt brothers transition into animation and the adventure begins, bringing early-elementary school children into the secret lives of extraordinary creatures, many of which have never been animated before -- including Tiger quolls, Draco lizards, and Caracals!


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Thu, Jun 20 2:00 A.M. Mystery of the Mini Monkey Models     NH Kids (11.5)
Thu, Jun 20 2:30 A.M. Back In Creature Time - Go Dodo Go, Part 1     NH Kids (11.5)
Thu, Jun 20 8:30 A.M. Red Panda Rescue     NHPBS (11.1)
Thu, Jun 20 6:00 P.M. Wolf Hawks     NH Kids (11.5)
Thu, Jun 20 6:30 P.M. Tenrec Treasure Hunt     NH Kids (11.5)
Fri, Jun 21 2:00 A.M. Wolf Hawks     NH Kids (11.5)
Fri, Jun 21 2:30 A.M. Tenrec Treasure Hunt     NH Kids (11.5)
Fri, Jun 21 8:30 A.M. Spirit Bear     NHPBS (11.1)
Fri, Jun 21 6:00 P.M. Golden Bamboo Lemur     NH Kids (11.5)
Fri, Jun 21 6:30 P.M. Little Howler     NH Kids (11.5)
Sat, Jun 22 2:00 A.M. Golden Bamboo Lemur     NH Kids (11.5)
Sat, Jun 22 2:30 A.M. Little Howler     NH Kids (11.5)
Sat, Jun 22 6:00 P.M. Mystery of the Mini Monkey Models     NH Kids (11.5)
Sun, Jun 23 2:00 A.M. Mystery of the Mini Monkey Models     NH Kids (11.5)
Sun, Jun 23 6:00 P.M. Wolf Hawks     NH Kids (11.5)
Mon, Jun 24 2:00 A.M. Wolf Hawks     NH Kids (11.5)


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