Episode #39: TODAY Show Recap

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In this episode,  I discuss my recent appearance on "The Today Show" with Kathie Lee and Hoda and special co-host A-Rod. 

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Episode #38: Special Announcements

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In this episode, I talk about my upcoming Today Show appearance with Kathie Lee and Hoda on Thursday, August 2nd. I reveal the special, high profile guest joining us on the show as well as hints to what animals I'll be bringing.  I also share exciting updates with the alligator exhibit and finish with details of a new, upcoming TV appearance. 

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Episode #37: Wild Eye

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In this episode, I interview Gerry Van der Walt, co-founder of Wild Eye, a photographic safari company that leads expeditions around the world. Gerry is also an award-winning photographer, private & specialist guide, and host of the popular "Wildlife Photography Podcast". We begin discussing African Safaris in Kenya's famed Masai Mara. We cover the Great Migration, river crossings, leopard encounters, and what to expect on a trip to Africa. We then dive into Gerry's experience photographing rare Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and Polar Bears.

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Episode #36: Carnivore Keeper Chat

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In honor of National Zookeeper Week, I interview Turtle Back Zoo Supervisor, Erin Mowatt. Erin's been working in the zoological field for over 12 years. She's worked with everything from giraffes, elephants, tigers, lions, snow leopards, bears, orangutans, the list goes on! We discuss her passion and career working with big cats and other carnivores. 

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Episode #35: Wildlife Q & A

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In this episode, I have a sit-down Q & A session with wildlife rehabilitator, Mady Rothchild, from Animals In Distress Association. Mady has been working with native, North American wildlife for over 33 years. We answer submitted wildlife questions and talk about animals that live in our own backyards. Topics include what to do if you find a baby bird, raccoons as pets, badgers and if they are a threat to humans and pets, encounters with snakes, and how to coexist with animals in our backyards. 

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Episode #34: Wildlife Rockstars

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In this episode, I interview John Turini, the founder of The Wildlife Rockstars, Bridges for Brain Injury Organization. It is the only program in the United States that uses exotic animals to help people who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries. 

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Episode #33: Wild Beats

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In this episode, I interview sound artist, educator, TV personality, and National Geographic Explorer, Ben Mirin. We discuss Ben's unique passion for music and wildlife and how his beats have raised awareness about animal conservation around the world. 

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Episode #32: The Cheetah Whisperer

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In this episode, I interview Erin Vargo, "The Cheetah Whisperer". Erin has been obsessed with cheetahs her whole life and has worked with over 70 individual cats. We discuss her first encounters with cheetahs volunteering for The Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. We then dive into her work training a cheetah cub named "David" at The Wildlife Safari Park in Oregon. We end our discussion talking about her current seasonal position at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the Animal Programs Department. Other fun topics include feeding baby warthogs, meeting Jack Hanna, and a terrifying baboon encounter!

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