zoos and aquariums

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 #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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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 #28: All Creatures Interview

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In this episode, I interview Chris and Angie, hosts of the popular “All Creatures Podcast”. We cover everything from animal reproduction, unusual platypus anatomy, and how to get people excited about wildlife conservation.

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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. 

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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 #6: 2017 Recap

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In this episode, I discuss the highlights of each month to coincide with my 2017 Blog Recap.