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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 #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 #55: ZooKeeper Rick

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In this episode, I interview San Diego Zoo Spokesperson, ZooKeeper Rick. We discuss Rick’s unique journey and the steps it took him to land his dream job.

For more information, please visit www.zookeeperrick.com

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Episode #51: Aussie Keeper Chat

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In this episode, I interview Brandon and Dan, both keepers at the Australian Reptile Park. We discuss their early beginnings including their time working at the Australia Zoo alongside the Irwin’s. Other topics include close encounters with crocodiles, cuddling koalas, and walking Komodo Dragons!

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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 #26: Sea Lions

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In this episode, I talk with sea lion keeper and trainer Sam Fantuzzi from The Turtle Back Zoo. We discuss her early beginnings training marine mammals and what led her to her dream job. 

For more information, please visit http://turtlebackzoo.com/discover/sea-lion-sound-exhibit/

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Episode #7: So, You Want To Be A Zookeeper?

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Have you ever wondered what it's like being a zookeeper? In this episode, I sit down with zookeeper, Mathew Price. He's worked in the zoological field for over 18 years. He discusses the various zoos he has worked at and shares his insight working in the field. Check out Matt's podcast, Zookeeper Stories: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/zookeeper-stories/id1105130412?mt=2

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.