Episode #87: The "Big Bad Wolf"

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For well over a millennia, wolves have been depicted as ferocious, blood thirsty, monsters. In reality, wolves are intelligent animals that are much more similar to us than once thought. They are also a vital part of the ecosystem that keep prey populations healthy and in check.

In this episode, I interview carnivore biologist, Aspen. She’s the founder of POUNCE Conservation, an organization that uses research, science, and compromise to save America’s wolves. We discuss a variety of different topics including wolf predation on livestock, “surplus killing”, elk fatalities, and wolf hunting.

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Episode #86: Quick Bites: Leopard Seals!

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In this first-ever edition of “Quick Bites”, I recap some fun facts I learned during my interview with Dr. Doug Krause about Leopard Seals. To hear more and the FULL interview, please check out episode #85: Leopard Seals with Dr. Doug Krause: https://corbinmaxey.com/podcast-1/episode-85-leopard-seals-w-dr-doug-krause

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Episode #85: Leopard Seals w/ Dr. Doug Krause

These photos were taken in accordance with Marine Mammal Protection Act Permit No: 20599

These photos were taken in accordance with Marine Mammal Protection Act Permit No: 20599

In this episode, I interview NOAA scientist and Leopard Seal researcher, Dr. Doug Krause. He specializes in predator/prey interactions of Antarctic species, in particular Leopard Seals and Antarctic Fur Seals. During the interview, he explains how new innovative techniques like attaching “critter cams”, have opened up the once private world of the Antarctic’s most elusive predator. Other topics include traveling to Antartica, penguins, and recent findings about Leopard Seal ecology.

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Leopard Seal vs. Leopard Seal Video: https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/expedition-raw/00000155-c096-dc79-aff5-e6ff92320000

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Episode #84: The Hyena Scientist

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In this episode, I interview Hyena Scientist, Dr. Kay Holekamp from Michigan State University. She has been studying Spotted Hyenas for over 31 years in Kenya’s Masai Mara. Considered the “Jane Goodall of Hyenas”, Dr. Holekamp sheds light on one of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.

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Episode #83: Jeff The Nature Guy

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In this episode, I interview executive director of ZooMontana, Jeff Ewelt. Jeff is most notable for reviving ZooMontana and re-establishing it as a respected organization in the community. We discuss Jeff’s early beginnings selling hotdogs at the Columbus Zoo, to working as a bird trainer for 10 years in Florida, to taking the polar plunge (literally) and moving to Montana to serve as the director of ZooMontana. We discuss zoo’s animal residents including Grizzly Bears, Tigers, Red Pandas, and Wolverines! Other topics include Jeff’s work on TV, loose llamas in New York City, and his future vision for the zoo.

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Episode #82: Exotic Animal Training w/ Gary Wilson

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In this episode, I interview Gary Wilson, a teacher at Moorpark College’s Exotic Animal Training and Management Program (EATM). Gary specializes in exotic animal training and has over 30+ years of experience. We discuss his early beginnings catching marine animals including an octopus! He then talks about training dolphins for the US Navy’s Marine Mammal Program and a Beluga Whale in San diego. We then cover his various training techniques and advice for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the zoological field.

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Episode #81: Italy!

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In this special edition episode, I go over my recent trip to Italy. Topics include crabs in Venice, wild boars and porcupines in Tuscany, Ancient Rome and the exotic animals used in the gladiator games, and more!

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Episode #80: Zoo History

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In this episode, I interview Karie Kirkpatrick, blogger for “Zoo Walks Through History”. We discuss North American zoos in history and go over some of Karie’s favorite subjects including a Gibbon named “Bimbo”, the first Giant Pandas in the 1930’s, and how Bison were the inspiration for the National Zoo! We also discuss pioneers in the industry including Belle Benchley, the world’s first female zoo director at the San Diego Zoo.

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