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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 #8: The Adventures Of A World Traveler

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In this episode, I speak with my good friend and world traveler, Amy Major. We discuss her first trip to the African country of Malawi, zip lining through the jungles of Costa Rica, visiting the Australia Zoo, driving through the Serengeti and exploring Tanzania, and participating in a penguin conservation program in South Africa. 

Episode #4: Great Whites, Sea Turtles, Dolphins: Life As An Aquarist

Episode #4: Great Whites, Sea Turtles, Dolphins: Life As An Aquarist

In this episode, I speak with senior aquarist Krissy who has over a decade's worth of experience working with sharks, sea turtles, tropical fish, penguins, dolphins, sea lions, sea otters, and much more. We discuss her journey working at the Sea Life Park in Hawaii, training dolphins and sea lions for the US Navy, interning at the Shedd Aquarium, and what it took to finally land her dream job. Krissy then talks about fulfilling a lifelong dream: Cage Diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa. 

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.