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Episode #80: Zoo History

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In this episode, I interview Karie Kirkpatrick, blogger for “Zoo Walks Through History”. We discuss North American zoos in history and go over some of Karie’s favorite subjects including a Gibbon named “Bimbo”, the first Giant Pandas in the 1930’s, and how Bison were the inspiration for the National Zoo! We also discuss pioneers in the industry including Belle Benchley, the world’s first female zoo director at the San Diego Zoo.

For more information, please visit: https://zoohistories.com

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Episode #79: Zookeeper Bryan

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In this episode, I speak with Zookeeper Bryan, a keeper at the Phoenix Zoo. A graduate from the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program at Moorpark College in California, we discuss his experience training a variety of different animals including a lion, baboon, and a Blue Crane! We then discuss his first zoo job working at Zoo Montana. Other topics include zoo critics, animals in captivity, and how zoos are helping to save wild animals.

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Episode #67: Jungle Jack Hanna

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In this episode, I interview one of my idols, Jungle Jack Hanna. We discuss Jack’s extensive career working with animals. Topics include Jack’s early childhood, what brought him to the Columbus Zoo as a director in 1978, Monkeys loose on the interstate (literally)!, David Letterman, and much more!

Please visit Jack’s website for more info: https://www.jackhanna.com

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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 #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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