Nickelodeon’s 10th anniversary celebration for Dora the Explorer kicks into high gear with the March 21 airing of the new primetime special Swiper the Explorer.
The special, which airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT and repeats March 22 at 9 a.m. ET/PT, sees Swiper adopt a lost baby fox and attempt to get him home, learing a few lessons along the way.
Nick’s new Dora website, www.DoratheExplorer.com, will feature a Swiper the Explorer theme month to teach preschoolers about helping, sharing and caring for babies.
In other Dora-related news, Go, Diego, Go! will present four new episodes featuring animal rescues starting March 15.
The episodes, which will air daily at 10 a.m. ET/PT through March 18, are described as follows by the network:
‘ ‘All Aboard the Giant Panda Express’ ‘ Diego and Baby Jaguar help a Giant Panda rescuer bring all the hungry pandas to Bamboo Mountain where they just planted lots of bamboo.
‘ ‘Bengal Tiger Makes a Wish’ ‘ Diego helps a lost Bengal Tiger find the Wishing Tree to reunite him with his mother.
‘ ‘Leaping Lemurs’ ‘ Diego and Baby Jaguar help a Sifaka Lemur find her long lost home in Madagascar.
‘ ‘Diego Saves the Beavers’ ‘ Diego and his friend, Billy the Beaver, race to make it to the beaver dam in time to rescue Billy’s family from an approaching giant wave.
The episode ‘All Aboard the Giant Panda Express’ will air as an encore on March 19.