conservation

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.

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Episode #42: Wild Cats

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In this episode, I interview Marion Holmes from the Cat Conservation Trust based out of South Africa. We discuss Africa's lesser known felines and what the trust is doing to help raise awareness about these small cats. In particular we talk about the African Black-footed Cat, the smallest and rarest of the African cats. Don't let its small size fool you: These cats are tenacious little predators that desperately need our help!

For more information, please visit: http://www.karoocats.org

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Episode #40: Trophy Hunting Debate

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In this episode, I invite Chris and Angie from The All Creatures Podcast to have a round table discussion on Trophy Hunting. We take a scientific approach looking at the facts and data while analyzing the pros and cons of Trophy Hunting. Is Trophy Hunting helping wildlife conservation? 

Zebra Documentary Mentioned: http://www.wildlifefilms.co/patterns-in-the-grass/ 

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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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Episode #30: Black Bear Release

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In this episode, I talk about my recent experience traveling to Washington to release two Black Bears named "America" and "Liberty". 

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Episode #28: All Creatures Interview

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In this episode, I interview Chris and Angie, hosts of the popular “All Creatures Podcast”. We cover everything from animal reproduction, unusual platypus anatomy, and how to get people excited about wildlife conservation.

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Episode #27: Saving Vultures

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In this episode, I interview my good friend, Dr. Munir Virani. He's the Vice President for Conservation Strategy and External Affairs at The Peregrine Fund. We discuss Asian and African Vultures and why they are considered one of the most threatened groups of animals on the planet. Threats we cover include human/animal conflict, poisoning, poaching, and use on the black market. Dr. Virani also recounts his terrifying encounters with lions and a lone buffalo. 

For more information, please visit http://www.peregrinefund.org

Dr. Virani's TED Talk "Why I Love Vultures" https://www.ted.com/talks/munir_virani_why_i_love_vultures

Dr. Virani and Corbin Maxey's "Through The Eyes Of A Vulture" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB-0vq8BN_c

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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