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.

For more information, please visit: https://www.vaquitacpr.org

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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 #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!

Please visit Jack’s website for more info: https://www.jackhanna.com

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Episode #65: The Grizzly Guy

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In this episode, I interview wildlife naturalist, TV host, and filmmaker, Casey Anderson. Casey has extensive experience working with North American wildlife, in particular, Grizzly Bears. In the interview we discuss bear safety, raising an orphan bear cub, how he got on TV, Sasquatch, and advice for aspiring naturalists.

For more information, please visit Casey’s website: http://caseyanderson.tv/about/

Bear Charging Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c9-K0fSCPQ

Casey & Brutus the Grizzly Bear GOPRO Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA17_TvO6vM

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Episode #52: Mark O'Shea The Legend

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In this episode, I interview famous herpetologist, photographer, author, lecturer, and TV personality, Mark O’Shea. Mark’s been working with reptiles and traveling the world for over five decades, We begin discussing Mark’s early childhood and his first encounter with a snake. We then dive into his extensive work with venomous snakes, including two close encounters, one of which almost took his life. We then discuss his path to television and his adventures around the world.

Order Mark’s new book, “The Book Of Snakes”: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Snakes-Life-Size-Hundred-Species/dp/022645939X

Mark’s Official Website: http://www.markoshea.info

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Episode #48: BEST OF One Year Anniversary Show

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In this special edition episode for the “Animals To The MAX” one-year-anniversary, I feature highlights from interviews with animal experts, conservationists, rehabilitators, authors, TV Hosts, podcasters, biologists, zoologists, and more!

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Episode #44: Biology, Botany, & A Botfly

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In this episode, I interview Richard Rachman, a current undergraduate researcher at California State University. We discuss Richard’s extensive experience in the field and go over highlights, including the time he brought a botfly back home with him in Ecuador!

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Episode #41: Elephants with Dr. Cynthia Moss

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In this episode, I sit down with one of the world's most famous elephant researchers, Dr. Cynthia Moss. Dr. Moss has been studying wild elephants in Africa for over 40 years. In 1972, Dr. Moss started the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, the longest running study of elephants to date. In this interview, we discuss elephant behavior, intelligence, social structure, empathy, and current threats they face in the wild. Other topics include the famous elephant "Echo", Dr. Moss's favorite elephant encounter, and advice for young researchers wanting to pursue a similar career path. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.elephanttrust.org

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