Backyard Safari (found PBS children's educational series; 1997)

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Status: Found

Date found: 19 Nov 2023

Found by: Funny Comedy Master (Episode 3)
CrazyIndianBoy95 (All episodes)

Backyard Safari is a children's educational series produced by Lancit Media that aired for 13 episodes on PBS in 1997. The series starred Cecilia Arana (as the show's presenter), Stephen Singer and an animated character named Crinkleroot (voiced by Rex Everhart), where they help children have a better understanding about natural science within a more inclusive environment.[1]


A few years after the series concluded, the show was available on Comcast's On Demand services until the early 2000s. In 2011, the full series was uploaded onto Kentucky Educational Television (KET)'s website until it was removed in 2021.[2]


Outside of KET's website, the only other footage of the series available was a segment from the episode "Rocks and Minerals" uploaded by YouTuber Joe Woo in 2012.

On August 23rd, 2023, the episode "Butterflies" was found by YouTuber Funny Comedy Master after buying a DVD copy from Ebay that had the episode on it and uploaded it to their channel. Since then, any more footage of the series has yet to resurface.

On November 18th, 2023, the user CrazyIndianBoy95 obtained all 13 episodes of the series on a DVD sold on eBay and has plans to upload the episodes to

On November 19th, 2023, CrazyIndianBoy95 posted all episodes on YouTube, and also sent a link to Google Drive where all of the episodes are stored, rendering the series completely found.

Episode List

# Episode Title Description Status
1 That's My Baby Everyone starts out as a baby, but not all babies need the same kind of care as they grow toward self-sufficiency. Found
2 Birds If you learn what to look and listen for, you can start to identify some of the amazingly varied kinds of birds in the world. Found
3 Butterflies These colorful insects go through a remarkable process called metamorphosis, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Each step in the process has its own unique properties. Found
4 Clouds By observing clouds, we can begin to understand the weather. Found
5 Color Like us, animals often use colors to send messages. Found
6 Dinner Tools Each animal has the right kinds of tools to gather and eat its favorite foods. Found
7 Dinosaurs We can learn what dinosaurs looked like and how they lived by piecing together dinosaur fossils. We also learn more about them by observing the characteristics and behaviors of some animals alive today. Found
8 Home Sweet Home Animals are incredible architects. They make or find all the materials they need to create homes that are right for them. Found
9 Paper Paper has a multitude of properties, forms, and uses. Although most often made from wood, it can also be made from a variety of other materials. Found
10 Rocks and Minerals Rocks and minerals come in a wide array of colors, textures, sizes, and shapes. Found
11 Trees A tree is a busy place. It's a living, growing plant and a home and habitat for many different animals. Found
12 Water Water in its three different states is present everywhere on Earth. All living things need water to survive. Found
13 Working Together Some animals, such as bees, ants, and termites, work together to maintain a viable, adaptable society. Found


Intro to the series.


See Also



PBS Kids

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