Episode #65: The Grizzly Guy

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In this episode, I interview wildlife naturalist, TV host, and filmmaker, Casey Anderson. Casey has extensive experience working with North American wildlife, in particular, Grizzly Bears. In the interview we discuss bear safety, raising an orphan bear cub, how he got on TV, Sasquatch, and advice for aspiring naturalists.

For more information, please visit Casey’s website: http://caseyanderson.tv/about/

Bear Charging Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c9-K0fSCPQ

Casey & Brutus the Grizzly Bear GOPRO Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA17_TvO6vM

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Episode #58: Saving Mountain Gorillas

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In this episode, I interview Dr. Tara Stoinski, the chief scientist and CEO of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

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Episode #52: Mark O'Shea The Legend

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In this episode, I interview famous herpetologist, photographer, author, lecturer, and TV personality, Mark O’Shea. Mark’s been working with reptiles and traveling the world for over five decades, We begin discussing Mark’s early childhood and his first encounter with a snake. We then dive into his extensive work with venomous snakes, including two close encounters, one of which almost took his life. We then discuss his path to television and his adventures around the world.

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Episode #48: BEST OF One Year Anniversary Show

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In this special edition episode for the “Animals To The MAX” one-year-anniversary, I feature highlights from interviews with animal experts, conservationists, rehabilitators, authors, TV Hosts, podcasters, biologists, zoologists, and more!

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Episode #46 Penguins & Elephant Seals

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In this interview, I talk to Camille Le Guen who is currently finishing up her PHD work on African Penguins and the effects of overfishing. We discuss her early beginnings studying the Little Blue Penguins in Australia. We then cover her experience living on South Georgia Island (north of Antartica) studying penguins and elephant seals. We finish up with her current work with the endangered African Penguins in South Africa.

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Episode #45: The Batman

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Animals to the MAX is back and all-new just in time for Halloween with “Batman”, Joe D’Angeli. Joe has been working with bats for over 25 years and currently runs the WILD Life Conservation and Education Center home to over 40 bats in Garfield, New Jersey. We discuss Joe’s early passion for bats and how that led him to acquire his first one 25 years ago. Joe also covers common misconceptions people have about bats and the benefits they provide. Other topics include bat intelligence, husbandry, and how he’s preparing for the biggest night of his life, speaking at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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Episode #44: Biology, Botany, & A Botfly

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In this episode, I interview Richard Rachman, a current undergraduate researcher at California State University. We discuss Richard’s extensive experience in the field and go over highlights, including the time he brought a botfly back home with him in Ecuador!

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Episode #43: Urban Caracal Project

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In this episode, I interview Dr. Laurel Serieys, the founder of The Urban Caracal Project, a unique study currently looking at the effects of urbanization on caracal populations in South Africa. We begin discussing Dr. Serieys work with bobcats and cougars in Los Angeles and how that led her to Africa. We then dive into the elusive life of the caracal and how they adapt to life in the city, including the habit of preying on pets, in particular domestic cats. We end the discussion on how people can learn to co-exist with caracals and other wildlife.

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