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Episode #17: Fruit Bats, Tigers, Burrowing Owls

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In this episode, I speak to my good friend and wildlife biologist, Diane Schmidt. We begin discussing her wildlife adventures being an undergrad at Boise State University. We talk about the Seychelles Islands home to giant tortoises, fruit bats, and sea turtles. We then discuss the vulture crisis in India along with seeing wild tigers. We end the discussion with her field work during her master's degree with Burrowing Owls. 

Seychelles Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecBtH2cYPqA

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 #3: African Adventures and Tigers in India

Episode #3: African Adventures and Tigers in India

In this episode, I sit down with special guest Valerie Hershey. She's a former zookeeper turned science teacher who has traveled the world in search of rare and exotic animals. We begin exploring what sparked her interest in animals and how that led her to become a zookeeper. We then dive into her world travels to Kenya, The Seychelles Islands, and India in search of the elusive tiger.