Episode #83: Jeff The Nature Guy

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In this episode, I interview executive director of ZooMontana, Jeff Ewelt. Jeff is most notable for reviving ZooMontana and re-establishing it as a respected organization in the community. We discuss Jeff’s early beginnings selling hotdogs at the Columbus Zoo, to working as a bird trainer for 10 years in Florida, to taking the polar plunge (literally) and moving to Montana to serve as the director of ZooMontana. We discuss zoo’s animal residents including Grizzly Bears, Tigers, Red Pandas, and Wolverines! Other topics include Jeff’s work on TV, loose llamas in New York City, and his future vision for the zoo.

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Episode #82: Exotic Animal Training w/ Gary Wilson

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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 #81: Italy!

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In this special edition episode, I go over my recent trip to Italy. Topics include crabs in Venice, wild boars and porcupines in Tuscany, Ancient Rome and the exotic animals used in the gladiator games, and more!

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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.

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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 #78: The Great Wolf Debate

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In this episode, I have a round table discussion with Chris and Angie from The All Creatures Podcast about wolves. We discuss their controversial reintroduction in Yellowstone, impact on the environment being a keystone species, hunting and management of wolves, livestock and human conflicts, and how we can all learn to coexist.

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Episode #77: Stephanie Arne

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In this episode, I speak with Stephanie Arne. She’s a conservationist, host, and world traveler. We discuss her many adventures with animals including swimming with crocodiles and sharks, filming with condors and tegus, and how she ended up getting her dream job, being a host for Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom’s web series. We also touch base on what it’s like bringing animals on TV and what life is like being a minimalist living in a tiny house.

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Episode #76: NYC Wonderama Recap

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In this episode, I recap my recent trip to NYC to film for the kid’s TV Show, Wonderama. I go over the incredible animals I was able to work with including a porcupine named “Sticker Bush”, an opossum named “Priscilla”, a tortoise named “Dozer”, and a kinkajou named “Cosmo”!

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