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Episode #82: Exotic Animal Training w/ Gary Wilson


In this episode, I interview Gary Wilson, a teacher at Moorpark College’s Exotic Animal Training and Management Program (EATM). Gary specializes in exotic animal training and has over 30+ years of experience. We discuss his early beginnings catching marine animals including an octopus! He then talks about training dolphins for the US Navy’s Marine Mammal Program and a Beluga Whale in San diego. We then cover his various training techniques and advice for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the zoological field.

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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.