Episode #62: Why Zoos Matter

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In this episode, I have a round table discussion with Chris and Angie from the All Creatures Podcast about Zoos and Aquariums and why they matter.

All Creatures Podcast: https://www.allcreaturespod.com

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Episode #55: ZooKeeper Rick

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In this episode, I interview San Diego Zoo Spokesperson, ZooKeeper Rick. We discuss Rick’s unique journey and the steps it took him to land his dream job.

For more information, please visit www.zookeeperrick.com

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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 #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. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.bridgesforbraininjury.org/wildliferockstars/wildliferockstars.html

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Episode #26: Sea Lions

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In this episode, I talk with sea lion keeper and trainer Sam Fantuzzi from The Turtle Back Zoo. We discuss her early beginnings training marine mammals and what led her to her dream job. 

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Episode #15: Octopus, Sea Turtles, & Hammerheads

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Could you imagine getting paid to swim with sharks, rescue sea turtles, and train an octopus named "Octavia"? If so, this weeks "Animals To The Max" Podcast is for you! I sit down with aquarist Sam from the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. We talk about her early childhood marine inspirations, swimming with Great White Sharks in South Africa, and finally landing her dream job as an aquarist. We discuss her duties taking care of spider crabs, training an octopus, rescuing sea turtles, and other Adventure Aquarium residents, including Hippos! https://www.adventureaquarium.com

Episode #7: So, You Want To Be A Zookeeper?

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Have you ever wondered what it's like being a zookeeper? In this episode, I sit down with zookeeper, Mathew Price. He's worked in the zoological field for over 18 years. He discusses the various zoos he has worked at and shares his insight working in the field. Check out Matt's podcast, Zookeeper Stories: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/zookeeper-stories/id1105130412?mt=2

Episode #5: Vipers, Cobras, and Komodo Dragons

Episode #5: Vipers, Cobras, and Komodo Dragons

In this episode, I talk to herpetologist, Matt Edgar. He has over two decade's worth of experience working with venomous snakes, crocodilians, Komodo Dragons, and the rare Tuatara. We discuss his time working in the reptile and aquatic department at the St. Louis Zoo, catching Anole lizards in Jamaica, and searching for vipers in Armenia.