Episode #79: Zookeeper Bryan

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In this episode, I speak with Zookeeper Bryan, a keeper at the Phoenix Zoo. A graduate from the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program at Moorpark College in California, we discuss his experience training a variety of different animals including a lion, baboon, and a Blue Crane! We then discuss his first zoo job working at Zoo Montana. Other topics include zoo critics, animals in captivity, and how zoos are helping to save wild animals.

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Episode #76: NYC Wonderama Recap

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In this episode, I recap my recent trip to NYC to film for the kid’s TV Show, Wonderama. I go over the incredible animals I was able to work with including a porcupine named “Sticker Bush”, an opossum named “Priscilla”, a tortoise named “Dozer”, and a kinkajou named “Cosmo”!

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Episode #75: The Sea Panda

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In this episode, I talk to Dr. Cynthia Smith, the VP and Executive Director of the National Marine Mammal Foundation about the Vaquita, also known as “The Sea Panda”. They are the most endangered marine mammals in the world with only 15 individuals left. It’s not all doom and gloom: We discuss how we can still help save the world’s smallest porpoise.

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Episode #74: Dereck and Beverly Joubert

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In this episode, I interview award-winning filmmakers, National Geographic Explorers, and wildlife conservationists, Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

For more information, please visit: http://www.wildlifefilms.co

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Buy their documentaries here: https://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Eye-Leopard/dp/B000KF0DKW

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Episode #71: The Crocodile Queen

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In this episode, I interview “Crocodile Queen”, Savannah Boan. She’s the International Ambassador and Crocodilian Enrichment Coordinator for Gatorland in Orlando, Florida. We discuss her passion for crocodilians and how she’s bringing awareness about these misunderstood creatures.

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Savannah’s TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AeKlErwtpY

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Episode #70: The Large Carnivore Scientist

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In this episode, I interview Dr. Nick Pilfold, a large carnivore scientist for The San Diego Zoo. Nick studies big cats and bears all around the world. Topics include black leopards, wild dogs, and polar bears!

For more information, please visit: https://institute.sandiegozoo.org/staff/nicholas-pilfold-phd

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Episode #68: Exciting News!

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In this episode, I share some exciting updates about the new alligator exhibit, relive eating an insect smoothie on the set of the “Wonderma” TV Show, and share some clues about an upcoming Today Show appearance that will set milestones!

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Episode #67: Jungle Jack Hanna

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In this episode, I interview one of my idols, Jungle Jack Hanna. We discuss Jack’s extensive career working with animals. Topics include Jack’s early childhood, what brought him to the Columbus Zoo as a director in 1978, Monkeys loose on the interstate (literally)!, David Letterman, and much more!

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