All Creatures Podcast

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All Creatures covers a species a week, describing the animals natural history, physiology, behavior, mating strategies and more. We also interview conservation experts from around the globe sharing their incredible stories and how they fight for conservation of the planets most endangered animals.

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Episode 279: Keen on Kākāpō
01:16:26

The critically endangered Kākāpō is one of the more endearing species we have covered to date. This flightless parrot is native to Aotearoa New Zealand and was nearly extinct in the late 20th century. It is only through the commitment of the New Zealand Government and her people that the Kākāpō is still in existence. Today there are over 200 of these birds that are being cared for and guarded off Aotearoa New Zealand's coasts. This is just an amazing bird that surprised us at every turn. They truly deserves your love and another species you cant miss. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

May 25, 2022
All Creatures Kids Episode 18: Little Bundles of Joy, aka Otters
29:42

This week we welcome back (now) 8-year old Darby from Idaho in the United States. Darby is fascinated with wildlife and her favorite animals are the many species of otters that live in our oceans and many rivers throughout the world. Darby blows us away with not only all her knowledge about otters, but also about their conservation, and why they are so important to our water ecosystems. Darby and her generation are going to be critical to helping us save our world's diverse wildlife. It is absolutely wonderful to listen to this aspiring conservationist and we have no doubt you will enjoy this one!

You can listen to more of our All Creatures Kids Episodes HERE

 

May 17, 2022
Episode 278: Fanciful Flying Lemurs, aka Colugos
01:11:46

Nearly 150 million years ago, our earliest mammalian ancestors learned to glide from tree to tree. It is one of the most amazing adaptations next to flying mammals (aka bats). The Flying Lemurs, or Colugos, ancestors emerged nearly 85 million years ago. Stunningly, not much has changed since. These special creatures would leap to leap from tree to tree, living amongst dinosaurs and other primitive life forms. Today, there are two main species of Colugo living in South East Asia. While not currently endangered, they have declined in number. The constant loss of habitat has had devastating impacts on many animals, to include the Colugo.  Another cant miss podcast on another mind boggling species. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

 

 

 

 

May 04, 2022
Episode 277: Bear Cats, aka the Binturong
01:08:19

The Binturong is an obscure and elusive carnivore living in the tropical forests of South East Asia. They are in fact one of the most ancient carnivore species in existence and are modern replicas of what ancient Miacids might have looked like. Sadly, Binturongs have suffered for many decades due to a loss of their habitat. So much so, that sightings of Binturongs are now rare in their native ranges. Binturongs are so incredibly unique and are extremely important species to their native habitats. You will want to learn more about them as this is another don't miss episode and species. 

During the episode we discuss the World Wildlife Fund latest palm oil ratings, which can be found HERE

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

 

 

 

 

Apr 27, 2022
Episode 276: Raising Awareness in our Children w/Author Sarah Woodard
56:42

Sarah Woodard is an award-winning author of multiple children's books focused on activism. We often talk about the next generation and how they will be vital in helping to reverse the extinction crisis, global climate change, and other critical topics focused on protecting our wildlife. Sarah has multiple books introducing these topics and more in helping young children understand the world we live in. Sarah states, "I believe children are magical beings with the power to change adults, and the world around them." She writes to empower children to change the world around them. Her many books tackle these difficult topics in an easy to read and understand format for young children. 

You can learn more about Sarah Woodard and her many books by visiting her website HERE

 

Apr 20, 2022
Episode 275: Harmony of the Humpback Whale
01:16:13

One of the most well recognized whale species in our oceans has to be the Humpback Whale. From their acrobatics in the water to their melodic acoustics under the seas, Humpbacks amaze us. It is not too well known that Humpbacks were nearly hunted to extinction in the 20th Century and only survive today due to the ban on international whaling and focused protections from governments from around the world.  Once down to an estimated population of only around 5000 whales, today there are estimates of over 100,000 Humpbacks all around the world. These whales are truly astounding and are key players in maintaining our oceans health. Another wonderful species that you need to learn more about.  

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

 

 

Apr 13, 2022
Episode 274: Dr. Richard Dawkins, author of Flights of Fancy, Defying Gravity By Design & Evolution
48:48

This week we welcome Dr. Richard Dawkins to discuss his latest book, Flights of Fancy Defying Gravity by Design & Evolution. We were both thrilled to speak with one of the world's best known evolutionary biologists and science communicators. Dr. Dawkins is well known for his advocacy for science and on of the world's leading scientific authors. 

We both were very fortunate to be able to read his latest book Flights of Fancy and we both agree it is a must buy. The artwork alone is incredible and worth the price. Additionally, Dr. Dawkins writing style makes reading about science and evolution a real treat. While we discuss the book and the implications of flight, we do chat about where we are in the world with science, conservation and many other topics.

Flights of Fancy will be available in the USA May 3, 2022.  

You can learn more about Dr. Richard Dawkins and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science HERE

 

Apr 06, 2022
All Creatures Kids Episode 17: Red Ruffed Lemurs
23:21

For this week we wanted to return to some of our special kids episodes. Particularly, we welcome Zoe who is 5 years old and from Texas. Zoe shares with us all her knowledge about one of her favorite species, the Red Ruffed Lemur! Zoe also shares with us her other favorite animals, especially the Red Panda and turtles. It is amazing to listen to the next generation talk about their favorite species and how they want to help save them. 

If you have your own kid expert and wanting to be featured on our All Creatures Kids episodes please email Angie at allcreatureskidspod@gmail.com 

You can learn more about these animals in our previous podcasts by following these links:

Episode 128 Red Ruffed Lemurs 

Episode 165: Red Panda 

 

 

Mar 30, 2022
Episode 273: Water Walking Wonders, the Basilisks
01:02:26

Basilisks are some of the most charismatic reptiles currently living on our planet. Yet, not really known for their beauty, but rather more for their incredible ability to literally run across water. There are four species of Basilisk whose primary ranges are in Central America, with some ranging as far north as Mexico, and some ranging as far south as the the northern portions of South America. Generally, all four species of Basilisk are not in crisis, yet. Central America is a global conservation hot spot, as habitat destruction has pushed many species to the brink. We talk about this and more. This week is everything Basilisk and learning about just how they can walk on water is mind blowing and we feel privileged to share this knowledge with you. 

HERE is just one of the many videos available showing a Basilisk running on water 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

 

 

 

 

Mar 23, 2022
Episode 272: Zoo Educator & Texas Lobo Coalition Founder Hope Carr
01:08:07

This week we welcome Hope Carr. She is the Education Manager at Austin Zoo, as well as the founder and chairperson of the Texas Lobo Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to the restoration of the Mexican wolf to West Texas. Hope has been drawn to wild animals and wild places her entire life, and since earning her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Conservation at Brigham Young University, she has been dedicated to teaching people all about the value of wildlife. Prior to her role at the Austin Zoo, Hope worked at Utah’s Hogle Zoo and the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium as an educator. We spend an amazing hour talking about how the unique Austin Zoo started off as a rescue. Then Hope talks about her experience with founding the Texas Lobo Coalition and efforts to preserve the Mexican wolf. 

You can learn more about the Texas Lobo Coalition HERE

You can learn more about the Austin Zoo HERE

 

Mar 18, 2022
Episode 271: Animal Chaplain and Author Sarah Bowen
01:07:14

This week we are excited to speak with Animal Chaplain and author Sarah Bowen. Sarah has grown up with a deep love and connection to animals and nature. So much so, that is led her in a direction of exploring spirituality, our connection with animals of all types, and the wonderous landscape we and they live in. We discuss many topics related to spirituality and what drove her to write her new book, "Sacred Sendoffs: An Animal Chaplain's Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, & Trying to Heal the Planet." This is another special interview exploring a topic we have never discussed before in this podcast in trying to understand our deep connections to our planet. 

You can learn more about Sarah Bowen by visiting her website HERE

You can learn more about her latest book Sacred Sendoffs HERE

 

 

 

Mar 09, 2022
Episode 270: Jeff Corwin host of Wildlife Nation
47:09

This week we welcome one of our greatest conservation heroes, Jeff Corwin. We were thrilled to spend an hour with Jeff in between filming of his latest show, Wildlife Nation, which is now airing on ABC in the USA. Jeff Corwin as a wildlife biologist and conservationist has spent the last three decades educating and entertaining many millions with his wildlife adventures. Jeff is now working with the incredible Defenders of Wildlife organization to showcase the many imperiled species in North America. For us, it was a real treat to speak with Jeff, as it is not often you get to pick the brain of one of the world's most recognized faces in animal conservation.

Jeff has an illustrious career and you can learn more about him off his own Wiki page HERE

Please check out the Defenders of Wildlife website HERE

You can learn more about Jeff Corwin's collaboration with the Defenders of Wildlife HERE

Mar 02, 2022
Episode 269: Crafty Crows
01:07:23

Out of all the bird species we have covered, Crows have to be one of the most sensational and intelligent. While we do debate on just who the "smartest" bird species in the world is, Crows are without doubt near the top. These amazing flying animals just prove we have so much to learn about them and nature. Crows continue to be thoroughly studied for their intelligence and we share what researchers around the world have learned from them. As well as, a few crow species, such as the Hawaiian Crow are endangered. In fact, the Hawaiian Crow is extinct in the wild and just barely hanging on with the help of conservationist. We tell their story and more. Yet, here is just a fun and enlightening episode on the Crow. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

 

 

 

Feb 23, 2022
Episode 268: The Legendary Leopard Seal
01:06:52

We go back to the ocean and way down under to Antarctica to cover a top predator, the Leopard Seal. Besides Orcas, nothing can match this top dog of our southern oceans. Leopard Seals are notorious for hunting penguins, as well as other small and medium sized animals. Yet, they have so much mystery about them and are very much understudied. Of what we do know, will fascinate you. This week we talk about everything Leopard Seals and also have a brief chat about the "Doomsday Glacier," which we all need to be made aware of. 

For those interested, as mentioned in the podcast, the NOAA Sea Level Riser Viewer can be accessed HERE 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

 

Feb 16, 2022
Episode 267: Twelve Cheetah Project w/Dan Cabela from the Cabela Family Foundation
36:17

This week we speak with Dan Cabela about the ambitious Twelve Cheetah Project. Dan is representing the Cabela Family Foundation, who has given significant support to the rehabilitation of the Marromeu-Coutada Complex in the Zambeze Delta region in Mozambique.  Dan tells us the story of how after the success of the 24-Lion project, which we covered with guest Ivan Carter in Episode 108, that conservationists have now returned twelve cheetahs to the same region. He also talks about the challenges of rehoming this many cheetahs and its impact on the Marromeu-Coutada Complex. With the Cabela Family Foundation's support, this region of the Zambeze Delta is now thriving with wildlife. 

You can learn more about the Twelve Cheetah Project in this YouTube video HERE

You can learn more about the Cabela Family Foundation and their work HERE

 

Feb 09, 2022
Episode 266: Mass Migration of the Wildebeest
01:18:01

What can we say about one of Africa's most iconic animals, the Wildebeest, the Gnu. They are just legends. Their mass migrations across Eastern Africa have created some of the most intense predator vs. prey footage ever seen . These rugged survivors not only outrun Lions and Hyenas on the planes, often they are seen leaping and escaping death from the jaws of the massive Nile Crocodile.  This is a special one! We go in depth on just how and why they migrate and cover everything else Wildebeest. This is must listen to! Everyone who can in their life needs to try and get to Africa to see this majestic beasts, the Wildebeest, in their native range. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

 

Feb 02, 2022
Episode 265: Precious Pygmy Hippos
01:06:18

With as few as 2000 Pygmy Hippos left in the world, we are losing one of natures often forgotten large herbivores. Though one tenth the size of their larger cousins the Common Hippopotamus, the Pygmy Hippo is no small runt. Weighing in as much as 600 lbs. (275 kg), they are still a force to be reckoned with. Yet, this shy and elusive herbivore is suffering and slipping towards extinction. Thankfully, these West African natives are a focus for many conservation efforts and their story is one to be told. By telling their story, all of us can bring awareness to these special animals and do all we can to help save them. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Jan 26, 2022
Episode 264: Save the Frogs w/Dr Kerry Kriger
50:48

Amphibians are one of the most endangered class of animals on our planet. Throughout the world, many species of frogs, toads, newts and other amphibians are racing towards extinction. It is a true planetary crisis and catastrophe. Fortunately, we true conservation heroes like Dr. Kerry Kriger, who works each and every day to save these important animals. Dr. Kriger founded Save the Frogs in 2008 and ever since he has been a global leader in the effort to save frogs and many other species. He is a true inspiration who is working day in and day out to help our planet. 

Please visit Save the Frogs HERE and learn more about Dr. Kriger and his foundations works. 

Jan 19, 2022
Episode 263: Secrets of Snow Leopards
59:31

A beloved big cat, Snow Leopards are sadly slipping towards extinction. Yet, there is hope. With possibly less than 3900 Snow Leopards left in the wild, efforts are underway to save these big charismatic cats. As one of the big 5 species of big cats, Snow Leopards live in some of the most remote alpine environments on our planet. As the apex predator, they play a critical role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. You can learn more this week about them and without doubt they are a fan favorite. 

We dedicate this episode to Rachael from the UK who has been helping us with our website. Please check out her animal artwork and giver her a follow on Instagram at Tilly_Mint08

Also, you can read her write ups on our website HERE

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

 

Jan 12, 2022
Episode 262: Little Blue Fairy Penguins
01:04:30

To kick off 2022 we travel to New Zealand and Australia to cover the world's smallest penguin. The Little Blue Penguin, or also called the Fairy Penguin or just Little Penguin, is as fascinating as it is cute. Sadly, the Little Blue Penguin's numbers are decreasing and are under incredible pressure. Penguins of all sizes are captivating but these Little Blue or Fairy Penguins will capture your hearts. They have carved out an important ecological niche down in our southern oceans and need our attention if they are to survive. Listen to this week's episode to learn how these flightless birds live and differ from their larger cousins. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

You can  also visit our website HERE

Jan 05, 2022
Episode 261: Conservation Scientist & Advocate Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant
52:15

We are excited to chat with scientist and all around conservation rock star Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant. Outside of her scientific career and advocacy for wildlife, Dr. Grant is also the host to PBS's latest podcast titled "Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant." You can learn more about her podcast and observations from the field by visiting the website HERE

To learn more about Dr. Grant, from her website which you can access HERE it states:

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a wildlife ecologist with an expertise in uncovering how human activity influences carnivore behavior and ecology. In particular, she focuses on the ecological and social drivers of human-carnivore conflict. Her current field system encompasses the central coast of California where she is studying the unique ecology of carnivores in coastal zones, as well as the role of protected areas in connectivity of high quality habitat for large carnivores. Her previous research questions surrounded the ecological drivers of human-carnivore conflict with grizzly bears in the Northern Great Plains, black bears in the Western Great Basin, African lions in rural Kenya and Tanzania, as well as grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

A native Californian, Dr. Wynn-Grant attributes her interest in wildlife and conservation from the television shows she watched as a child. She was introduced to the field of conservation biology as an undergraduate and is unapologetic about her passion for studying charismatic megafauna. Dr. Wynn-Grant serves on the Board of Directors for NatureBridge, where she largely aids the organizations in their equity, inclusion, and diversity strategies.

Dr. Wynn-Grant received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from Emory University, her M.S. in Environmental Studies from Yale University, and her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Columbia University. She completed a Conservation Science Research and Teaching Postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History. She is currently a Research Faculty member at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management leading carnivore research on the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve. She maintains a Research Fellow position with National Geographic Society focusing on carnivore conservation in partnership with the American Prairie Reserve and a Visiting Scientist position at the American Museum of Natural History.

Dec 22, 2021
Episode 260: An Avalanche of Snow Geese
55:25

As we continue to celebrate our holiday animals, this week we cover the elegant Snow Goose. A group of Snow Geese are actually known as an "avalanche" or "blizzard." In the early and mid-20th century, the Snow Goose and many other waterfowl were heading towards extinction in North America. With focused conservation, these birds have rebounded and are a species showcasing how conservation can and does work. Snow Geese are incredible birds that nest in the Arctic and winter in the southern reaches of North America. The Snow Goose also shows us these birds are much smarter than we give them credit for. 

From us to you, we want to thank you for listening and supporting our podcast over the years. We hope everyone listening has a wonderful end to this trying and difficult 2021. We are looking forward to a better 2022!!

Happy Holidays!

Credit also to Love to Sing for their 12 Days of Christmas song 

Dec 15, 2021
Episode 259: The Way of the Rabbit w/Mark Hawthorne
48:59

We welcome author Mark Hawthorne on the podcast to discuss everything about rabbits. We often do not realize just how much rabbits influence our daily lives. They are woven into so many of our own cultures and are actually living near many of us in most areas of the world. Mark shares his vast knowledge on rabbits, giving insights into their history, conservation, why they are considered pests in Australia, some of their folklore and so much more. Much of this is in his new book The Way of the Rabbit, which is a must read if you have the slightest interest in these special animals. 

You can learn more about Mark Hawthorne by visiting his website HERE

You can learn more about The Way of the Rabbit by visiting HERE

 

Dec 10, 2021
Episode 258: Survivalist, The Snowshoe Hare
01:05:03

One of nature's most crafty survivalist, the Snowshoe Hare, has evolved to change its coat to match its environment. White in the winter, and brown in the summer, Snowshoe Hairs blend in to avoid becoming a meal. Hares differ from rabbits in many ways, but as lagomorphs, they are some of natures most important animals. They serve a critical role in our complex ecosystem food webs. Many do not realize just how much these animals are in danger. In fact, many species of rabbits and hares are in trouble and populations are trending downwards. For the Snowshoe Hare, climate change is a real threat and is starting to have dire consequences. We cover this and much more with another amazing species with an amazing story to tell. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

You can  also visit our website HERE

Dec 09, 2021
Episode 257: The Elegant Eurasian Lynx
01:01:39

A species often forgotten about but captures the imagination of many is the Lynx. There are actually four species of Lynx, and this week we focus on the Eurasian Lynx. However, we do pay some attention to the endangered Iberian Lynx, who has made a remarkable comeback in Spain. The Eurasian Lynx has one of the largest ranges of any terrestrial animal. They stretch from Norway all across Siberia, then down into China and beyond. They have a special niche and are a critical predator for many biomes. In fact, Lynx is also playing another critical role in helping us understand better strategies for reintroducing predators to their environment. Another fun cat species to learn about and one to keep an eye on. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

You can  also visit our website HERE

 

 

Dec 01, 2021
Episode 256: In the Sea, Horses Swim Wild
01:06:37

The Cape Seahorse, also called the Knysna Seahorse, is located off the southern African coast. Sadly, the Cape Seahorse is one of the most endangered species of seahorse found in the world. Off the coast of South Africa, they are located in three small estuaries and due to human activity are heading towards extinction. Fortunately, many organizations, with help from the South African government, are working hard to save these special creatures. Seahorses overall are just an awe inspiring species of fish. They just blew us with their physiology and life cycle. In fact, these by far are some of the most dedicated fathers you will find anywhere across all taxa. In fact, male seahorses "give birth" and with some other facts, make seahorses some of the most unique animals found on our planet. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

You can  also visit our website HERE

 

 

Nov 24, 2021
Episode 255: Wisdom of Wombats
01:11:20

This week we travel back to Australia to cover one of their most beloved species and highly endangered Wombat. First, the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is actually one of the most endangered mammals in the world. With only around 300 animals left, they are close to extinction. Wombats are marsupials and play such a critical role to the Australian environment as important herbivores. They also have some very surprising physiology and behaviors that held us in wonder. A fun fact is, a group of Wombats is also known as a "Wisdom of Wombats." Another fun species to learn about. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

You can  also visit our website HERE

 

 

Nov 17, 2021
Episode 254: Cute but Stinky Skunks
01:05:26

Skunks invoke fear in many animals, to include many people. This is not due to their obviously adorable looks, but all because of their deadly stink. Skunks have evolved a biological weapon that scares even the most ferocious predator. Their obnoxious stink comes from a highly accurate spray emitted from their anal glands. They are quite accurate with their aim, with a reach of nearly 10 feet (3 meters). The smell is so horrendous that most predators avoid them at all costs. In fact, skunks are rarely preyed upon by other mammals. There are so many more fun facts about these black and white stinkers that this week's podcast is well worth a listen. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

You can  also visit our website HERE

 

Nov 10, 2021
Episode 253: Wolf & Moose Researcher Dr. John Vucetich
01:04:50

Dr. John Vucetich is a professor and scientist at Michigan Tech University. For the past few decades Dr. Vucetich has studied wolf and moose interactions on one of the world's most unique biomes, Isle Royale in the United States. Isle Royale is a very unique biome as it is mainly isolated from the mainland of North America. It also offers many unique scientific perspectives on wolf/moose interactions and their impact on the environment. Dr. Vucetich also discusses his latest book Restoring the Balance: What Wolves Tell Us About Our Relationship With Nature, which highlights much of his work. This week's podcast is a fascinating insight into the life of a field scientist studying the lives of wolves and moose on Isle Royale. 

You can learn more about Dr. John Vucetich HERE

You can learn more about his book HERE

 

Nov 03, 2021
Episode 252: Not a Vampire But a Dracula Parrot
01:08:17

One of the many incredible and unique birds of New Guinea is the Dracula Parrot. This unique psittacine (sit-a-scene) or  "parrot" is the only one left alive in its family. In fact, the Dracula Parrot is heading towards extinction as it is sought for its feathers and is losing its pristine habitat. The Dracula Parrot does not have a fearsome reputation as it name might suggest. Rather, it is a frugivore that is a fig specialist. They are highly selective and usually feed on a few fig species, making them very important for their ecological niche. Parrots are also some of the most highly intelligent animals on our planet. They are amazing birds and very worth learning more about. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

You can  also visit our website HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 27, 2021
Episode 251: Eyeing the Aye Aye
01:02:15

The Aye Aye is one of the world's most misunderstood and endangered primates. Native to Madagascar, Aye Ayes have been targeted and killed by locals due to superstitions. Coupled with massive loss of habitat and other pressures, this species is on a beeline towards extinction.  The Aye Aye is also one of the world's most unique primates and has radical physiology compared to other primates. Sadly, Madagascar has had a horrific year with not only the covid pandemic, but is experiencing one of the worst famines in their modern times. Thankfully, conservationists from around the globe and within Madagascar are responding in a fight to save species like the Aye Aye.  This unique animal has so much to teach us and deserves our attention and help. 

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Oct 20, 2021
Episode 250: The Shocking Loggerhead Shrike
01:01:16

When you think of your typical songbird, you probably imagine a cute small bird fluttering about. Singing their songs and maybe catching a few insects here and there. Well, the Loggerhead Shrike has something to teach you. Not all songbirds are innocent. The Loggerhead Shrike is often called a "butcher bird" for its unique diet and behaviors. See the Loggerhead Shrike hunts all sorts of prey, small reptiles, amphibians, insects, mammals and even other birds. Then, when they catch their prey, they like to fly and spike it on a twig, fence, or anything that will hold their food. Sometimes they let their food spiked for days before they eat it. This cute bird has astounded the scientific and bird watching community for years, and is one you want to learn more about. 

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Oct 13, 2021
Episode 249: Born Free USA Dr. Liz Tyson
33:56

Born Free USA was founded in 2002.  In 1966, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers starred in the classic wildlife film Born Free. The film told the true story of conservationists Joy and George Adamson who rescued a lioness cub named Elsa and successfully returned her to the wild. The mission of Born Free USA states that their vision is a co-existent future where humans no longer exploit wild animals. The further state they are working to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs. Dr. Liza Tyson is the Program Director of Born Free USA and spent time with us discussing her and Born Free USA's work. 

You can learn more about Born Free USA by visiting their website HERE

Oct 08, 2021
Episode 248: Ghoulish Goblin Sharks
01:00:31

We kick off our "Spooky October" with a unique creature of the deep, the Goblin Shark. While grotesque looking to some, this predator serves a critical role in helping our ocean ecosystem stay healthy. Not only is this shark freaky looking, it has some incredible physiology unseen in other species of sharks. In fact, the Goblin Shark is one of the oldest known species of sharks in our oceans. It has been described as a "living fossil" and is a fun species to learn about. 

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Oct 06, 2021
Episode 247: Sumatran Rhinos Barely Surviving
01:06:23

With less than 80 animals left in the world, the Sumatran Rhino is one of the world's most endangered rhino species. Only the Javan Rhino with estimates of maybe 60 animals is as close to extinction. Both Angie and Chris were very fortunate to meet up close one the these highly endangered mammals back in 2011. Harapan, one of 3 Sumatran Rhinos born at the Cincinnati Zoo, was held at a conservation center in Florida, and was returned to Sumatra in 2015 to help his species. While this species is on the brink of extinction, many are working hard to save what animals remain. We highlighted this in our interview of Dr. Barney Long (Episode 55) and his efforts to bring some of the Sumatran Rhinos under human care for a focused breeding program.  We discuss this and many more aspects of how scientists around the world are fighting for these animals. These are an incredibly unique and ancient species of rhinoceros and well worth a listen. 

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Sep 28, 2021
Episode 246: Educating the Next Generation w/Dr. Amanda Romo
49:40

We all are aware of the ecological crisis we find ourselves in. This week we interview Dr. Amanda Romo, who is a professor and Director of the Learning Center at East Los Angeles College. Realizing the need to inform and educate the next generation on our world, she turned to the All Creatures Podcast as a learning tool for her students. In our interview, Dr. Romo talks about how she has integrated our podcast and using other tools to teach her students. She gives fascinating insight into how today's college students are not as aware about the planet's ecological degradation and how that knowledge can be integrated into any subject. 

Dr. Romo started her education at Pasadena City College, and then transferred to CSU Los Angeles, where she got her bachelor's and master's in English literature.  She then did her doctorate in education at Arizona State University.  In addition to teaching English/Composition, she is also am the director of the Learning Center at East Los Angeles College. She describes herself as an armchair scientist, and she loves to learn and read about wildlife conservation.  She states, "The connection between wildlife conservation and climate change is a critical one, and it's a place where I see hope for the future.  I'm especially interested in what happens when young adults are exposed to or engaged in wildlife conservation and how that can make them better stewards of the planet.  I think that if we learn to love animals, and we want to protect animals, we will learn to protect ourselves."

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Sep 23, 2021
Episode 245: Rambunctious Raccoons
01:06:36

Raccoons are a beloved species native to the Americas. These smaller carnivores are known for their high intelligence and incredible dexterity. You also might be surprised to learn Raccoons have been introduced to Europe and also Japan. They are now well established in these regions of the world. Additionally, while Raccoons as a whole are doing quite well living next to  humans, some subspecies are endangered. They are very adaptable creatures and have so many fun behaviors that you will want to hear more about. Overall, Raccoons are just a fun species to learn more about. 

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Sep 21, 2021
Episode 244: Krazy for Kookaburras
01:03:12

We once again head down under to Australia to cover one of its most iconic birds, the Laughing Kookaburra. With its extremely unique call, the Kookaburra is a favorite the world over. From the Family of kingfishers, Kookaburra's are an important species to the Australian continent and are also found in Papa New Guinea. The Laughing Kookaburra is the more famous of these birds and are a complete joy to learn more about. Australia and its wildlife, like most regions on the planet, are under threat of extinction. Thus, they deserve our love and attention. 

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Sep 15, 2021
Episode 243: Down Under with Dingos
01:07:51

One of the more iconic mammals of Australia, this week we cover the Dingo. As a member of the Canid family, Dingos are technically not native to Australia. Rather, they were introduced by humans thousands of years ago. However, Dingos have remained relatively untouched from human interference for thousands of years. Today Dingos play a critical role in maintaining balance in Australia's ecosystem. These are amazing animals doing amazing things. It was a real pleasure to bring you this week's podcast covering everything Dingo!!

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Sep 09, 2021
Episode 242: The Rugged Rocky Mountain Goat
01:03:20

The Rocky Mountain Goat seems to defy gravity. They can scale and leap with ease across some of the most intense terrain on earth. What is especially interesting is the Rocky Mountain Goat is not a true "goat" but rather a "goat antelope." They also are the largest mammal that lives and survives at some of our highest altitudes, as well as in some of the harshest terrain in North America. They are just an absolute wonder to learn about.  While not yet listed as a species threatened with extinction, with climate change and other pressures their populations are in decline. They are a species to keep an eye on. In this week's podcast we explore this species and what makes them one of the most unique mammals on our planet. 

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Sep 01, 2021
Episode 241: Orangutan Conservation w/Leif_Cocks
42:33

We are so excited to have one of the world's foremost orangutan experts, Leif Cocks, on to discuss the peril of one of our most beloved primates. Leif is the founder and president of The Orangutan Project. From there website it states, The Orangutan Project was established in 1998 by founder and world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif Cocks, as a result of his almost 30 year career working with orangutans. Leif is a passionate campaigner for orangutans and has been the President of The Orangutan Project since its inception.  Leif’s years in the field have earned him respect within the conservation field. He has been a key player in developing conservation plans for orangutans and influencing positive change for orangutan protection and survival. This includes the first ever successful reintroduction of the zoo-born orangutan. This respect has given The Orangutan Project world standing in conservation.

You can learn more about Leif and The Orangutan Project by visiting HERE

Aug 26, 2021
Episode 240: Captivated by Clouded Leopards
01:04:19

We are back in Asia to chat about another big cat heading towards extinction, the Clouded Leopard. These magnificent cats are the oldest of the modern big cats and some of the most beautiful. Native to southern and south-eastern Asia, Clouded Leopards are facing extinction. much like big cousins the Tiger. Clouded Leopards are a special animal, with traits superior to almost any other cat species. They have the largest canine teeth to skull ratio of any cat. Their canine teeth, measuring up to 2 inches (5 cm), are the same size as the aforementioned adult Tiger!!  They are specially adapted to climb up and down trees, better than almost any other species of cat on the planet. These are truly amazing cats and are a real pleasure to learn about. 

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Aug 18, 2021
Episode 239: Wildlife Biologist and Four Fifths a Grizzly author Douglas Chadwick
01:05:06

Douglas Chadwick has led an incredible career as a wildlife biologist and author. He has written 14 books and more than 200 articles for multiple magazines to include National Geographic. In fact, he was with National Geographic for over 35 years. Doug brings insight into our natural world like none other. He has traveled all over the world and has personally observed multiple aquatic and terrestrial species, and all the deterioration of our natural spaces. In his latest book, Four Fifths a Grizzly, Douglas discusses our place in the natural world. This is an incredible book spanning multiple topics that any wildlife enthusiast needs to read. 

You can learn more about Douglas Chadwick HERE

You can learn more about Four Fifths a Grizzly HERE

 

Aug 11, 2021
Episode 238: Bye Bye Bluefin Tuna
01:09:37

While tuna is a fish many eat around the world, these fish are heading towards extinction. This is especially true of the most prized Bluefin Tuna. In fact, one 600 lb. Bluefin Tuna sold for $3 million USD at a market in Japan making this fish one highly sought after. The result is, Bluefin Tuna now number only 3.3% of their historic population. This is also distressing because tuna are some of the most unique and amazing fish in our world's oceans. They exhibit especially unique physiology and behaviors not observed in other fish. This week we take a deep dive (pun intended) into the world of tuna, with a particular focus on the Bluefin Tuna. The good news is, conservation efforts are being made around the world to not only protect Bluefin Tuna, but the other tuna species. We have so much to learn about our oceans and all the species that inhabit it. 

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Jul 27, 2021
Episode 237: Whitley Award Winner Dr Kini Roesler on saving the Hooded Grebe in Patagonia
45:51

Dr. Kini Roelser is another amazing award winner from the prestigious Whitley Fund for Nature. Dr. Roelser is working hard to save the critically endangered Hooded Grebe and other wildlife on the Patagonia Steppe. The Hooded Grebe was only discovered in the 1970s and has suffered a dramatic 80% decline in their population over the last 20 years. Dr. Roelser shares with us his work and all the pressures this bird and other native wildlife in Patagonia are suffering from. He gives us great insight to what is happening in his part of the world in South America. 

** NOTE: If you hear occasional baby noises during the interview you are not going crazy. Angie did an amazing job interviewing Dr. Roelser while keeping her newborn Maddox happy. She is an amazing mother and dedicated educator**

You can learn more about Dr. Kini Roelser and the Whitley Nature Fund by going HERE

Show notes HERE

Jul 22, 2021
Episode 236: Dr. David Shiffman on Shark Conservation
51:34

Dr. David Shiffman is a shark biologist who has dedicated his life to the study and preservation of sharks in our oceans. He is currently in South Florida, where he is working to understand sharks better, particularly off the coast of Miami in Biscayane Bay. He is also heavily involved in public outreach through his multiple social media channels. In our interview Dr. Shiffman talks everything sharks and lays to rest some disinformation out there and also tells us what the future looks like for sharks worldwide. 

You can follow him at:

Save Our Seas Website HERE

Twitter (@whysharksmatter)

IG (@whysharksmatter)

Facebook HERE

Jul 16, 2021
Episode 235: Almost Gone, The Great Hammerhead Shark
01:10:08

We continue to cover species from the ocean during this Plastic Free July with the Great Hammerhead Shark. There are 9 species of hammerhead sharks, all are on a trajectory to extinction. Alarmingly, the largest of the family, the Great Hammerhead, is critically endangered. Due to the pressures of overfishing, shark finning, by catch, and others, the Great Hammerhead is in deep peril. These incredibly unique sharks with their hammer heads deserve our attention and they need your help. This week, again we are talking sharks and specifically, what makes the hammerhead shark one of the most unique animals in the world. 

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Jul 14, 2021
Episode 234: Whitley Award Winner Pedro Fruet on conserving Lahille's Bottlenose Dolphins
41:20

Pedro Fruet was recently awarded the prestigious Whitley Award from the Whitley Fund for Nature. The endangered Lahille's Bottlenose Dolphin is only one of two subspecies of the Common Bottlenose dolphin.  They have an estimated population of only around 600 individuals left in world off the coast of Argentina and southern Brazil and Uruguay. Pedro is leading the effort to save these special animals. He is working with local fisheries and government officials to help reduce the amount of bycatch, which is responsible for nearly 40% of dolphin fatalities in the area. He is also focused on educating the locals on the importance of the dolphins, among many other efforts. 

You can learn more about Pedro Fruet and the Whitley Nature Fund by going HERE

Show notes HERE

Jul 10, 2021
Episode 233: Blown Away by the Bottlenose Dolphin
01:13:32

As we observe 'Plastic Free July," we return to the ocean to learn about the much loved Bottlenose Dolphin. We are always blown away by these special aquatic mammals. Dolphins are recognized as incredibly intelligent mammals and in this week's podcast we especially focus on their incredible behaviors. You will not want to miss it. Also, most are now aware that our oceans are continually polluted with plastics and other garbage. We briefly highlight these issues and more facing dolphins, whales and all other aquatic life. You can join us this month and pledge to reduce your own plastic consumption and waste. 

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Jul 07, 2021
Episode 232: Whitley Gold Award Winner Dr. Paula Kahumbu w/justice for people and wildlife in Africa
49:24

Dr. Paula Kahumbu is one of the most recognized woman working in conservation in Africa. She was recently awarded the incredibly prestigious Whitley Gold Award for all her hard work in preserving wildlife in Africa. Dr. Kahumbu was instrumental in helping to curb the ivory trade in Kenya. She hosts a television show, Wildlife Warriors, that is one of the most popular shows in Kenya. She is leading efforts to set up an Environmental Justice Desk to help solve human-wildlife conflicts. Her list of accomplishments and projects goes on and on. She is a true conservation hero and an inspirational leader to not only so many women across the world, but anyone with an interest in animal conservation. 

You can learn more about Dr. Paula Kahumbu and her Whitley Gold Award by going HERE 

Jul 01, 2021
Episode 231: Bounding Bush Babies
01:13:23

This week we head back to Africa to cover one of their more endearing primates, the Bush Baby. Specifically, we are covering the critically endangered Rhondo Dwarf Bush Baby. There are approximately 20 different species of Bush Baby in Africa, which are also called Galagos and resemble some of our earliest primate ancestors. The Rhondo Dwarf Bush baby is native to the coastal region of Tanzania living in the evergreen forests in the Tanzanian highlands. Due to deforestation and human encroachment, this species is at extinctions door step. Only two small populations of these animals exist today, separated by over 250 miles (400 km).  While highlighting this species, we also talk about some generalities of all the species of Bush Babies and just what makes them so special. 

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Jun 30, 2021
Episode 230: Whitley Award Winner Nuklu Phom in Nagaland saving the Amur Falcon
44:32

Nuklu Phom was recently awarded the prestigious Whitley Award from the Whitley Fund for Nature. Nuklu has been instrumental in leading efforts to preserve the Amur Falcon in Nagaland, India. The Amur Falcon is the world's longest migrating bird of prey and Nagaland is a critical stop along their long migration. Over a decade ago, Amur Falcons were being poached in the tens of thousands. However, Nuklu helped organize a grassroots effort to not only halt the poaching, but also preserve Nagaland's natural resources. His project that is being supported by the Whitley Fund for Nature is called "Establishing a biodiversity peace corridor in Nagaland." He is a true conservation hero and his story is one that needs to be told. 

You can learn more about Sammy Safari and the Whitley Nature Fund by going HERE

Show notes HERE

Jun 24, 2021
Episode 229: The Migrating Amur Falcon
01:02:44

Birds continue to fascinate us, and the Amur Falcon is no exception. This fascinating raptor migrates farther than any other bird of prey on Earth. They reside in the Amur region of north China, Mongolia, Russia for part of the year, and then go on an incredible journey all the way down to South Africa. In this week's podcast we cover just how these birds make such an incredible trek. We also highlight Nagaland in Eastern India. It is a critical stop for the Amur Falcon before a long trek over the Indian Ocean. For years the Amur Falcon was poached by the tens of thousands. But conservationists, to include this week's interview Nuklu Phom, another Whitely Fund for Nature award winner, stepped in and stopped it. This is an incredible story about an incredible bird and not one to miss. 

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Jun 22, 2021
Episode 228: Giraffe w/Mike Bona Global Conservation Force
56:00

In honor of Giraffe Day, June 21, we welcome Global Conservation Force Giraffe Project Coordinator Mike Bona. Giraffe are suffering what many are calling a "silent extinction." They have suffered a 40% reduction in their population in just the last 15 years. Mike is a long time hoof stock keeper at the LA Zoo and has been involved in many conservation projects with many endangered species. His focus has primarily been in Giraffe and has now joined Global Conservation Force to protect and preserve these majestic animals. 

You can learn more about Global Conservation Force by visiting their website HERE

Jun 17, 2021
Episode 227: Giraffe-like Gerenuk
58:11

The Gerenuk like a giraffe is a long-necked herbivore. While not closely related to giraffes, the Gerenuk has evolved to grow long necks to reach foliage that many other herbivores cant. They are a very unique antelope species from Africa. In this week's podcast we talk about this species and all its interesting adaptations to survive in the Horn of Africa. The Gerenuk is also sliding towards extinction and we discuss what some conservation organizations are doing to help them. Yet, we do also bring some feel good conservation stories from Africa and just how you may participate as "remote rangers." We hope you enjoy this week's species. 

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Jun 15, 2021
Episode 226: Whitley Award Winner Sammy Safari on conserving Sea Turtles in Africa
38:05

Sammy Safari was recently awarded the prestigious Whitley Award from the Whitley Fund for Nature. Sammy is leading an effort to help save sea turtles off the coast of Kenya. Sea turtles have been poached off Kenya for many years, with a dramatic increase seen with the Covid pandemic. The loss of tourism in Kenya has pushed locals out into the oceans to survive. Sadly, sea turtles have been targeted for poaching. Sammy and his team with Local Ocean Trust have been educating the masses on not only why sea turtles are important, but also working to preserve the Kenyan coastline and its mangrove forests. He is a true conservation hero doing his part to save these animals. Congratulations to Sammy and his team!

You can learn more about Sammy Safari and the Whitley Nature Fund by going HERE

Show notes HERE

Jun 10, 2021
Episode 225: The Massive Leatherback Sea Turtle
01:04:45

In honor of Sea Turtle Week, we decided to return to sea turtles and specifically cover the largest of the group, the Leatherback. This sea turtle dwarfs their distant relatives and can reach over 6.5 feet (2 meters) and weigh nearly a ton (900 kg). They are enormous! Not to mention they are one of the deepest diving animals (outside of fish), among many other amazing facts. Sadly, sea turtle populations continue to decline and we discuss this more in depth in this episode. We also highlight conservation efforts to protect them around the globe. We learned quite a bit about these amazing animals and hope you do too. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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Jun 09, 2021
Episode 224: Whitley Award Winner Dr. Lucy Kemp on conserving the Southern Ground-hornbill
42:48

Dr. Lucy Kemp was recently awarded the prestigious Whitley Award from the Whitley Fund for Nature. Dr. Kemp is leading a grassroots effort to help save and preserve the amazing Southern Ground-hornbill in Africa. Her story gives us so much hope for the future for not only the Southern Ground-hornbill, but all wildlife in Africa and beyond. Her project title is "A community-based approach to conserve the Southern Ground-hornbill." In our interview we discuss the issues that are driving this incredible bird towards extinction and what she and her team at the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project are doing to stop this from happening.  Congratulations to Dr. Kemp and her team! 

You can learn more about Dr. Lucy Kemp and the Whitley Nature Fund by going HERE

Show notes HERE

Jun 03, 2021
Episode 223: The Shy but Deadly Black Mamba
59:21

We head back to Africa to highlight one of the continents deadliest snakes, the Black Mamba. The Black Mamba is revered and also feared throughout the portions of southern and eastern Africa where it inhabits. Not only is it is one of the world's deadliest snakes, its also one of its largest. In fact, the Black Mamba is the world's second longest venomous snakes, right behind the King Cobra. Their cocktail of venom is very deadly to other animals and humans alike. However, they are not responsible for many of the deaths in Africa due to snake bites. Still the Black Mamba has a well-deserved deadly reputation and is not one to be messed with. Like almost any snake, they are very shy and look to avoid people. A beautiful reptile that deserves understanding and our respect. 

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Jun 02, 2021
Episode 222:Wolf Conservation Center President Martha Hunt Handler
56:06

This week we welcome Martha Hunt Handler who is the current President of the Wolf Conservation Center, located in New York, USA. She also recently published her book Winter of the Wolf. During this episode we get an update on how not only grey wolves are doing in the Americas, but also the red wolves and Mexican grey wolves. We also spent a good amount of time discussing the passing of legislation in the state of Idaho, USA, allowing the slaughter of 90% of the states 1550 wolves. Martha has led an illustrious career working on environmental issues and is now passionate about protecting grey wolves. She raises many critical issues relating to wolves and other wildlife. 

You can learn more about Martha Hunt Handler HERE

You can learn more about the Wolf Conservation Center HERE (check out their wolf cams!)

You can order Martha's book HERE

 

May 27, 2021
Episode 221: The Crafty Coyote
01:08:20

As much as we enjoy learning about each species, this week we were pleasantly and extremely surprised by what we learned about the Coyote! This is not the first canid we have covered, but one that just left us speechless. The Coyote is a master of survival and adaptation. They are the first non-invasive species we know of whose range has actually substantially increased due to human activity. Because grey wolves have been persecuted to near extinction, Coyotes have filled part of their niche and expanded their territories. Coyotes live among many people throughout North and Central America, are a common site and persecuted as a pest. They are just a spectacular and very much misunderstood animal. Coyotes are well worth your time to learn more about. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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May 25, 2021
Episode 220: Is Netflix's Seaspiracy Accurate w/Corbin Maxey
01:20:29

We welcome back our great friend Corbin Maxey from Animals to the Max podcast to discuss the latest Netflix documentary Seaspiracy. We all were moved in different ways by the documentary and were in agreement it brought the depletion of our world's oceans into focus. There is no doubt or argument that our oceanic wildlife are in serious decline. Seaspriracy raised numerous critical issues that needs to be brought to greater light. However, we do raise some concerns about some of the claims made in the documentary and also a perceived hidden agenda. Also, we discuss the horrific killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan and the inhumane slaughter of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands. Both were graphic scenes in Seaspiracy and we do discuss why these barbaric practices need to end. Overall, we felt the documentary was well worth the time and a must see. 

Be sure to check out and subscribe to Corbin's podcast Animals to the Max 

 

May 20, 2021
Episode 219: Protect Pilot Whales
01:08:31

Pilot Whales are in fact not true "whales," but rather like Orcas are part of the Delphinidae (dolphin) family. Still, they are magnificent creatures that inhabit the world's oceans and lead complex, social lives. We decided to cover this species because of the recent Netflix documentary Seaspiracy. In it, a large family group (pod) of Pilot Whales are slaughtered by inhabitants of the Faroe Islands. For nothing more than "tradition." We wanted to learn more about these animals to understand the true nature of just how complex these animals are and why they are important to our world's oceans. These creatures and the many other whales and dolphin species are in decline. We need to learn more about them and more importantly, protect them!

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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May 18, 2021
Episode 218: Asia's Great Hornbill
01:08:10

This week's podcast introduces an amazing bird from Asia, the Great Hornbill. These creatures are members of a large family of unique looking birds due to the large casques atop their heads. The Great Hornbill ranges from India to the Philippines and is on a trajectory towards extinction. What makes hornbills especially unique are their nesting behaviors, which are almost too radical to be believed. This week we also welcome a special guest who had the pleasure of working with hornbills and he gives us some insight into their behaviors. Due to the destruction of their habitat and for the fact they are often hunted for their casques and feathers, the Great Hornbill is in trouble. These are big and beautiful birds that need our help, and are well worth learning about. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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May 12, 2021
All Creatures Kids Episode16: Tamandua
15:56

This week's special All Creatures Kids podcast we introduce Archer. Archer is 10 and lives in Colorado. HIs dream is one day to work with wildlife as a zoologist. In this episode he tells us everything he knows about the Tamandua. If you have your own kid expert and wanting to be featured on our All Creatures Kids episodes please email Angie at allcreatureskidspod@gmail.com 

 

Thank you for sharing and you can also visit us at our website at www.allcreaturespod.com 

May 07, 2021
Episode 217: Tuatara, A Living Fossil
01:00:51

We jump back to New Zealand to cover one of the most unique animals on our planet, the Tuatara. This is a true living fossil. They are the last of their kind, from an ancient order of reptiles, that has survived nearly 240 million years. Because they were isolated on New Zealand for nearly 85 million years, Tuataras survived mass extinctions and have changed little over that time. However, when humans first set foot on New Zealand nearly 700 years ago, the Tuatara was nearly driven to extinction1, albeit unintentionally. Pacific Rats hitched a ride with the early Polynesian settlers and drove many New Zealand species to extinction. Yet, while the Tuatara suffered due to the rats, they have survived and today are a species of focus by New Zealand, and are rebounding. A special podcast for a special species. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

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May 05, 2021
All Creatures Kids Episode15:Rattlesnakes and Crocodiles
19:00

In this special episode of the All Creatures Kids Podcast, we welcome Angie's own Xander and Zach. While 7-year old Xander is our residential dinosaur expert, he comes at us this week with facts about rattlesnakes. Meanwhile, his 4-year old brother Zach comes at us with many fascinating facts about crocodiles. We love bringing you these special episodes as this is the future generation that will inherit our planet and will be fighting for preserve nature. If you have your own kid expert and wanting to be featured on our All Creatures Kids episodes please email Angie at allcreatureskidspod@gmail.com 

 

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Apr 30, 2021
Episode 216: A Relic, the Malayan Tapir
01:03:14

This week we talk about one of the world's oldest mammals, the Tapir. Specifically, we focus on the Malayan Tapir. The Tapirs are fascinating animals that have changed little over the past 30 million years. What makes them even more intriguing is, the Malayan Tapir lives in South East Asia, whereas the other species of Tapir live in Central and South America. While they have diverged nearly 20 million years ago, they differ little in their body composition or behaviors. We had so much fun chatting about these rather large herbivores. Sadly, all the species of Tapir are in serious decline and heading towards extinction. They are well worth learning about and fighting for. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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Apr 28, 2021
Episode 215: Prickly African Crested Porcupines
59:51

In this week's podcast we head back to Africa and cover an iconic but often forgotten species, the porcupine. These rodents are masters of the defense and predators often come out on the losing end when they mess with these. African Crested Porcupines are just one of numerous species of Old World porcupines. Many other species of the Old World Porcupines inhabit other parts of Africa, Asia and Europe. The New World Porcupines inhabit North, Central and South America and interestingly enough are not that closely related to the Old World Porcupines. This is just another fascinating species we cover and hope you enjoy this one. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Apr 20, 2021
Episode 214: Michelle Nijhuis on the History of the Modern Conservation Movement
54:44

We welcome a highly rated journalist and author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting For Life in the Age of Extinction Michelle Nijhuis to the podcast. Michelle talks about her own journey from biologist to journalism, leading up to her newest book all about the modern conservation movement. Her book covers a wide range of conservation characters and how they helped shaped today's conservation efforts around the globe. This was a delightful and informative interview. If you have any aspirations to work in the area of conservation this is a must listen to, and Beloved Beasts is a must read. 

You can learn more about Michelle and her book by going HERE

Apr 13, 2021
Episode 213: All American Alligator
01:05:31

We welcome back Angie to this week's podcast covering the American Alligator. This species is near and dear to both of us as the "Gator" is the official mascot for the University of Florida. A tradition is any child born in Gainesville, Florida is known as a "Gator Baby." So this week, we dedicate this episode to our kids, who all are Gator babies! 

The Alligator is a massive apex predator native to North America. As a reptile, the Alligator has survived for tens of millions of years and was almost at risk of extinction in the mid 20th century. With focused conservation they have rebounded and are another conservation success story. Today there are over 5 million Alligators living in the United States alongside humans. They are a critical predator to our natural water ways and exhibit some incredible behaviors. We know you will enjoy learning about this special reptile. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Apr 06, 2021
Episode 212: Will Humans Go Extinct?
51:42

This week Chris highlights the disturbing reports that have been circulating the last year on the massive loss of our biodiversity across the planet. In this week's podcast, he highlights some of the statistics that shows how our complex ecosystems across almost every biome are degrading quickly. From our oceans to our rainforests, to our very own fresh waterways, across the planet we are losing not only critical species across all taxa, but also the very environments that sustain life on Earth.  It leads to the question that is now making mainstream news, are humans causing their own extinction? Now, while all the news is horrific, there is always hope! He highlights some of the conservation heroes that have dedicated their lives to saving our planet and the many species that inhabit it, but also tells you what you can do to help. As a side note, we will be back soon with our regular species podcasts.  

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

 

Mar 30, 2021
All Creatures Kids Episode14: Tree Kangaroos and Porcupines
37:24

We welcome back our special guests Logan and Pax to the kid's edition of the All Creatures Podcast. Logan was excited to join Angie to discuss everything he learned about Tree Kangaroos! Whereas, Pax is back to educate us on the North American Porcupine. We hope you enjoy this special episode from our future conservationist. Angie is going wonderful with her newborn and we will be back soon with more species here very soon. In the meantime, we hope you are enjoying our special interviews and guests from both our adults and our young conservationists. 

 

Pax's YouTube Channel can be viewed HERE

Mar 23, 2021
Episode 211: Every Penguin in the World w/Dr Charles Bergman
58:52

In this week's podcast we welcome professor and author Dr. Charles Bergman. Imagine being able to travel to some of the most remote regions on the planet to see some of your favorite animals. Well, Dr. Bergman has done that and more. He is a fascinating story teller and articulates his many travels to see every species of penguin on Earth. Dr. Bergman is a long time professor at Pacific Lutheran University in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. He has authored many other books on conservation and has traveled extensively. It was a real treat to have Dr. Bergman on and we are sure you will enjoy this one. 

You can access Dr. Bergman's website HERE

 

Mar 16, 2021
Episode 210: Freshwater Fish Crisis w/Shoal's Mike Baltzer
56:11

A recent report was released by WWF in collaboration of multiple agencies on our freshwater ecosystem biodiversity crisis. The report highlighted how our freshwater fishes are in steep decline. In fact, one in three freshwater fish species are threatened with extinction. In this week's podcast episode we welcome a founder and the Executive Director of Shoal, Mike Baltzer, to discuss this report and what his organization is doing to help our freshwater ecosystems. Mike is a conservation superhero who worked with WWF for 18 years before he helped found Shoal. This is an area of conservation that deserves all our attention and please share what you learn with all your friends and family. 

You can view the wonderful Shoal website HERE

Mar 09, 2021
Episode 209: Zookeepers Changing the Face of Conservation w/Jungle Jordan
01:25:12

First, big news for us is Angie gave birth to a healthy baby boy on March 1! He came in at a whopping 8 lbs. 11 ounces. Both Angie and baby are doing well!! 

With that, a couple weeks ago before Angie gave birth, we sat down with Jungle Jordan and had a fascinating chat about the role of zookeepers in education and conservation. We also had Jon (Angie's husband and now new Dad) also join in the chat. Jon is the Director of the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo program. We spent well over an hour talking about how zookeepers are now major faces in conservation. They all serve critical roles in helping to educate the public on today's biodiversity crisis. 

We first had Jungle Jordan on in Episode 131 and it was a pleasure to have him back. Jordan Veasley, also known as "Jungle Jordan," is a wildlife enthusiast and educator. He began his zoo keeping career when he was young and now has worked his way up to a number of roles for the Cougar Mountain Zoo in Washington State. In Episode 131 we spent a fascinating hour talking about his career, the challenges he has personally faced, and how he is reaching out to the masses through his YouTube channel and other social media channels. 

Jungle Jordan YouTube

Jungle Jordan Facebook

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Mar 02, 2021
Episode 208: Sweet & Salty: Sea Otters
01:03:05

We return to the ocean to one of the most beloved marine mammals, the Sea Otter. Sea otters were almost hunted to extinction for their lustrous fur coats. By the early 20th century they numbered just a few thousand . Through international cooperation, Sea Otters were protected and now number over 100,000 animals in the wild. However, Sea Otters are still endangered and under incredible pressure. This species is also critical to a healthy coastal ecosystem around the northern Pacific rim. We hope you enjoy learning more in this week's podcast about Sea Otters and all their mustelid hijinks. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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Feb 23, 2021
Episode 207: Trunks & Leaves, Elephant Conservation w/Dr Shermin de Silva
01:00:32

This week we welcome Dr. Shermin de Silva, the founder and President of Trunks and Leaves. Dr. de Silva is an expert in Asian elephant conservation. We discuss many of the issues facing elephants in Asia. It is a fascinating look at how Asian elephant conservation differs from African elephant conservation. We also discuss many differences between African and Asian elephants and how that can influence their futures. 

You can visit the Trunks and Leaves website HERE

Dr. de Silva also asked us to share this as she said:

We have an emerging crisis in which one of the critical corridors linked to the national park is under threat. You can see more about it here on our blog. It's a developing situation and I am setting up a legal defense fund for the lawsuits being filed to protect the corridor.  You can donate to the defense fund by the following link (Thank you!)   https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2132558
Feb 16, 2021
Episode 206: Shocked by Shoebills
01:01:29

The Shoebill, or also known as Shoebill Stork, Death Pelican, Whalehead, and others, is one unique bird.  What draws most to this bird is its enormous beak. It quite simply earned its name because it's beak looks like an old Dutch wooden shoe. Its massive. Native to central Africa, the Shoebill has carved out its ecological niche as a predator and plays a key role in maintaining freshwater ecosystems. It is a large bird that preys on anything from tilapia, lungfish to lizards and small crocodiles. The Shoebill is a prized sighting by many bird watchers and now we know why. In this week's podcast we cover everything Shoebill. From their natural history, ecological impacts, their physiology, reproduction and behavior. This is an incredible bird that will bring a smile to your face. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Feb 09, 2021
Episode 205:Wolves and Indigenous Peoples Rights to Nature
01:11:36

We bring you a special interview with Sierra Club's Bonnie Rice and the Executive Director of the Global Indigenous Council Rain Bear Stands Last. We spend a fascinating hour not only addressing grey wolves in the Americas, but also how conservation intertwines with the rights of indigenous peoples. This is a new take for us on conservation and a critical one. As we all work together around the globe to save our environment and all the species that inhabit it, we also need to respect and engage those living in these areas. We are so grateful to the Sierra Club and Global Indigenous Council for their keen insight. 

Please visit the Sierra Club's website HERE

Please visit the Global Indigenous Council website HERE 

Feb 05, 2021
Episode 204: All About American Black Bears
59:44

One of the more iconic species of the Americas, the Black Bear, is an animal that inhabits many people's backyards. This often timid bear, has adapted due to its incredible intelligence to living side by side people. So much so that they are an actual conservation success story. Once decimated in the late 1800s, the American Black Bear has bounced back, despite losing much of its historical range. In this week's podcast we learn about another amazing bear species. We talk everything Black Bear, with even some comparisons with its cousins the brown (grizzly) bear, polar bear, and many others. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

Show notes HERE

 

 

Feb 02, 2021
Episode 203: The Peculiar Pink Fairy Armadillo
01:04:38

We have covered some strange and exotic animals and this one is near the top of the list. This cute little creature, the Pink Fairy Armadillo is from South America. Weighing less than 120 grams and at less than 5 inches in length, this armadillo has carved its niche in central Argentina. While their physiology may seem bizarre, for millions of years the Pink Fairy Armadillo has survived for thousands and thousands of years. We had another fun week covering an obscure species in dire need. While we do not have hard data on this little animal, data indicates they may be endangered and heading towards extinction. They deserve our attention and love. Plus, come on, Pink Fairy, Armadillo. Fantastic!

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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Jan 26, 2021
Episode 202: Wowed by Wolverines
01:03:08

In this week's episode we jump to one of our favorite families, the mustelids, and tackle the Wolverine. These circumpolar predators are mysterious and incredibly unique. They are actually the largest mustelid on the planet and exhibit many common traits found in these animals. The Wolverine is tenacious, rugged and a survivor. We also have a major announcement to make that should make everyone smile. Thank you so much for your support and for sharing these episodes with your friends and family. This is the defining decade for our planet and we all need to band together to protect our wildlife. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Jan 19, 2021
Episode 201: Catch the Pronghorn If You Can
01:02:52

We kick off 2021 with an amazing animal that at times defies logic. The Pronghorn Antelope is native to North America but is an incredibly unique hooved animal. Most of its relatives died out at the end of the last Ice Age, but somehow survived. It also is not only one of the fastest land mammals and has many other jaw-dropping adaptations. This is another cant miss episode about a species many often forget about. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Jan 12, 2021
Episode 200:It's Trivia Time
58:33

This is our 200th official episode. We want to thank all the listeners from around the world for your support! In this episode we quickly recap some of our favorite episodes and interviews from over the last 100 episodes. We then jump into a trivia battle about some the quirkier facts we uncovered over so many amazing species. We all are making a difference in the world. Thank you for sharing this information with your friends and family. Conservation issues are making headline news day in and day out. You are a major part of that and we thank you. The animals need our love and education is the first step. We can not thank you enough. 

Happy 2021 everyone! 

Jan 05, 2021
Episode 199: Save the Chimps Dr. Andrew Halloran
56:30

This week we welcome chimpanzee expert Dr. Andrew Halloran. He is the Director of chimpanzee care at Save the Chimps. As a primatologist, Andrew has spent the past 20 years working to improve and save the lives of chimpanzees––not only chimps in captivity here in the U.S. but chimps in the wild.

Save the Chimps is the largest privately funded chimpanzee sanctuary in the world whose mission is to provide refuge and exemplary care to chimpanzees in need. Save the Chimps offers life-long care for chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, the pet trade, and entertainment industry.

You can visit their website HERE

Dec 22, 2020
Episode 198: Snubbed by a Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey
01:06:18

We are finishing this month of our holiday animals from around the world with the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey. These primates are specialist at elevation and in the snow. More importantly, all 5 species of snub-nosed monkeys are endangered. Some even critically endangered. Listen more to this weeks episode to learn more about these remote living distant cousins.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

Show notes HERE

 

Dec 15, 2020
Episode 197: The Adaptable Arctic Fox
01:08:22

As we continue our winter (summer in Southern Hemisphere) we celebrate with a true survivor. The Arctic Fox is one of the most adaptable small mammals on our planet. Surviving in the harsh extremes of the Arctic, these special canids are built to survive. From their physiology to behavior, the Arctic Fox is a pure joy to learn about.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

Show notes HERE

 

 

Dec 08, 2020
Episode 196: Mesmerized by the Musk Ox
01:08:57

We continue our holiday celebration with another winter wonderland creature, the Musk Ox. Survivors of the last Ice Age, and hunted out of most of their natural range, the Musk Ox is a survivor. This week we learn all about this hooved Arctic dweller and discuss just how they survive in their extreme environment.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

Show notes HERE

 

Dec 02, 2020
Episode 195: Gobble Gobble with Turkeys
01:06:55

To honor the US Thanksgiving holiday this week we chat about the Turkey. Native to the Americas the Turkey is an iconic bird that has always been associated with Thanksgiving. These ground dwelling birds are amazing in their own right. While millions of domestic turkeys are consumed worldwide, wild Turkeys were faced with extinction. In this episode we discuss their incredible rebound and all their fun and interesting facts.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Nov 24, 2020
Episode 194: Cute, Quirky, Quokkas
01:11:45

We are heading down under to chat about the World's happiest animal. The Quokka is a unique marsupial found only in Western Australia. It is now well known for its incredible charisma. Multiple images of the Quokka have sprung up on social media over the last few years making them a fan favorite. This animal has much to teach us and was a joy to cover.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Nov 17, 2020
Episode 193: Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson
01:02:57

Captain Paul Watson is a world known activist and co-founder of Greenpeace. He is best known for his antiwhaling activities leading to the very popular show on Animal Planet, Whale Wars.  Captain Watson founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 1977 and since has been a major influential voice in the protection of our oceans and the species that live within it. Sea Shepherd is involved in many campaigns across the planet to include protection of the Vaquita, Sea Turtles, Wild Salmon, Whales and many other species.

You can learn more about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society HERE

Captain Watson also recently published another book titled Orcapedia. It can be viewed and purchased HERE  The book highlights all the Orcas captured and held in captivity throughout the world. Readers are introduced to more than 60 orcas by name along with their photos, personal history, and notable incidents that have occurred during their captivity.

Nov 10, 2020
Episode 192: Beloved Belugas
01:15:13

As we enter the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere we kick off with a favorite of many, the Beluga whale. These Arctic dwelling whales live in some of the coldest waters on the planet and thrive. These ivory colored whales have many incredible adaptations to survive and thrive in our northernmost oceans.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

Show notes HERE

Nov 03, 2020
Episode 191: Man Eater Myths, Legends, Truths
01:30:28

This week we have another round table discussion with our great friend Corbin Maxey. This will be the ultimate episode to end our "Spooky October" series. Here we talk about all the data and information on famous man eater stories. We also look at the data of the truth of animal attacks and just which species kill the most humans.

We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to check out Corbin's Podcast Animals to the Max.

Oct 27, 2020
Episode 190: Sloth Conservation Foundation's Dr Rebecca Cliffe
01:00:52

We are so excited to have Dr. Rebecca Cliffe on to discuss the Sloth Conservation Foundation. Dr. Cliffe is their founder and director. After completing her graduate studies and seeing the decline of the sloths she decided to act. We spend an hour discussing all things sloths and know you will enjoy this interview.

Sloth Conservation Foundation 

Oct 22, 2020
Episode 189: Poco Loco Piranhas
01:13:51

We continue our spooky animal series for October with the Piranha. These fish live in South America and have a fearsome reputation. In this week's episode we discover more than just about the feeding frenzies of the Pirahna. There are so many surprising facts about these famous fish we have no doubt you will be amazed.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

Show notes HERE

Oct 20, 2020
Episode 188: Lubee Bat Conservancy's Director Brian Pope
01:03:42

This week we are talking all about bats. They are such a critical mammal to our planet's ecosystems. We talk to Brian Pope from the Lubbe Bat Conservancy about bats and all they can teach us. We also discuss the latest on bats and the Covid-19 pandemic. This is another cant miss interview.

Lubee Bat Conservancy website can be accessed HERE

 

Oct 15, 2020
Episode 187: New Zealand's short-tailed bats
01:14:36

With over 1400 bat species around the planet, we decided to cover New Zealand's only native land mammals. Prior to humans, there were only 3 species of mammals, all bats. Once humans arrived, other mammals were introduced like mice, rats, stouts, possums and others. These introduced mammals have been devastating to New Zealand's native wildlife, to include their bats. Join us this week as we cover a very unique species from one of the world's most unique ecosystems.

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Oct 13, 2020
Episode 186: Aardwolf Amazes
01:06:34

For October we are covering spooky species. First up is the incredible Aardwolf. While striking with its long mane, the Aardwolf is actually a critical insectivore from Africa. This species surprised us at every turn. We had so much fun covering this species and we have no doubt you will love learning about them.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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Oct 06, 2020
Episode 185: Binga, Banga, BONGO
01:05:49

We are back with Angie's favorite, hoof and horns. The Bongo is one of the world's largest antelope species. It is also quite elusive, living in the dense forests of Africa. Sadly, one subspecies of Bongo from Kenya is critically endangered. Whereas the other subspecies is near threatened with extinction. These large charismatic herbivores are worth your time to learn about.

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Sep 29, 2020
Episode 184: Multicolored Mandrills
01:18:03

We are back to cover another primate. The colorful Mandrill amazes any that are fortunate to see it. Located in Central Africa, Mandrills are some of our distant cousins that are in danger of extinction. They also display some of the most amazing colors in the animal kingdom and just how they do this will amaze you.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more.We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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Sep 15, 2020
Episode 183: National Geographic's Dr Enric Sala
57:07

We are fortunate to have on this week Dr. Enric Sala who is an Explorer-in-Residence for National Geographic. He shares his drive to help preserve our world's oceans. He also discusses his latest must-read book, The Nature of Nature: Why We Need the Wild. The book is an amazing account of why we need to keep fighting hard to protect our planet Earth.

Show notes HERE

Sep 08, 2020
Episode 182: Fossa Fun
01:09:34

This week we discover more about a little well known predator from Madagascar, the Fossa. These cat-like animals are the dominant carnivore on the large island of Madagascar. They also are heading towards extinction as 90% of Madagascar's forests have disappeared. We had so much fun researching and recording this episode. We know you will fall in love with this crazy critter.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were able to donate to the Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more.We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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Sep 01, 2020
Episode 181: Simply Splendid Sloths
01:07:49

We have been wanting to release this episode for quite some time. We recorded this in 2019 for our Patreon only subscribers and now are releasing it to the masses. These are just incredible animals that are very unique. We know you will absolutely love this episode on sloths.

 

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Aug 25, 2020
Episode 180: Next Generation Conservationist Elliot Connor
52:46

When you see the youth taking action for change it gives you hope from the world. From Greta Thunberg 's action on climate change to now Elliot Connor's work in animal conservation. We are blessed to have interviewed an up and coming conservation rockstar and hero, Elliot Connor. Elliot has already accomplished so much in his life and he is in store to make even more impacts around the globe for conservation. It was an absolute pleasure to have him on the podcast to share his life story so far and where he is going. 

You can learn more about Elliot and his Human Nature Projects by going HERE 

Aug 18, 2020
Episode 179: Pacific Marine Mammal Center w/Dr Hendrik Nollens
50:08

This week we are excited to have on Dr. Hendrik Nollens from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Southern California. Dr. Nollens has extensive experience as a wildlife veterinarian and is Vice President of Conservation and Medicine for PMMC. He also has extensive experience working with both cetaceans and pinnipeds.

 

Please visit the Pacific Marine Mammal Center HERE

Aug 11, 2020
Episode 178: Cruising w/California Sea Lions
01:10:22

To end Plastic Free July we are covering our final species from the ocean, the California Sea Lion. By far one of many peoples favorite seal-like species, the California Sea Lion is an amazing predator. We know you will really enjoy this one and learn more about this beloved animal.

As a side note, thank you to all the participants in our Plastic Free July Challenge. As a collective we placed 21 out of over 300 teams! We are all making a difference and stay tuned for next year's challenge.

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Aug 05, 2020
Episode 177: Coral Restoration Foundation's Dan Burdeno
01:25:29

As part of our effort this week to learn about corals, we are excited to have on Dan Burdeno from the Coral Restoration Foundation. Dan talks all about corals and how the foundation is working hard to restore our oceans corals. Coral's are critical to a healthy ocean ecosystem and as we learned this week, they are in desperate need of our help. Listen to Dan to learn more.

 

 

Jul 30, 2020
Episode 176: Colossal Coral Podcast
01:15:43

Here we go! After two years we finally dug deep to research and present this podcast on corals. Corals are a critical animal in our World's oceans. They have been described as the ocean's rainforests. They also are degrading quickly and absolutely need our help and understanding. We hope you enjoy this episode and really evaluate how YOU can help corals from around the world.

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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for listening. 

 

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Jul 28, 2020
Episode 175: Sea Snakes are Striking
01:10:08

We continue to focus on the ocean during Plastic Free July and this week we cover the family of Sea Snakes. We could not just pick one, so we go ahead and cover the generalities of the 69 or so species of Sea Snakes. While highly venomous, Sea Snakes are actually quite docile and are important contributors of many of our oceanic habitats.

 

Plastic Free Eco Challenge Website

 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month.  We recently gave money to Global Conservation Force. While you will be supporting free education to the masses, we also will not be offering a post show podcast to Patreon members.

 

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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for listening. 

 

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Jul 21, 2020
Episode 174: Albatross Are Amazing
01:13:20

We continue to cover oceanic species as we highlight No Plastic July. The Albatross is one of the most majestic seabirds on the planet. They are impressive with their travel of thousands of miles before ever coming back to land. Truly an awesome species and one you want to know more about.

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Jul 14, 2020
Episode 173: Surfrider Foundation's Pete Stauffer
38:45

The Surfrider Foundation is out to protect our beaches and oceans. Through a powerful activist network, the foundation strives to reduce plastic pollution, increasing beach access to everyone, and most importantly protecting and preserving our oceans and coastal waterways. They are able to achieve this through their network of chapters.

You can learn more at their website HERE

Jul 09, 2020
Episode 172: Sperm Whales Reign Supreme
01:07:49

During July we are focusing on the ocean. It is also a time to participate in the July Plastic Free Challenge. You can join the All Creatures Podcast team by going HERE . Search for "All Creatures Podcast" and join and help us. Over 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans and is having a horrific affect on our ocean wildlife. NOW is the time to take action. Please join us and help save our oceans.

We are starting off the month of July with the iconic Sperm Whale. This was originally a Patreon-episode, but we felt compelled to publish it now. This was recorded in the middle of 2019 and has some incredible insight into Sperm Whales and the pressures they are facing in the ocean.

Show notes HERE

 

Jul 07, 2020
Episode 171: Giant Tortoise of the Galápagos
01:15:33

We last visited the legendary Galápagos Islands in Episode 118 with the Marine Iguana. This week we cover the more famous Galápagos Tortoise. Their natural history and conservation story is incredible and should not be missed. Joins us this week as we chat all about this giant and unique reptile.

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Jun 30, 2020
Episode 170: Wildlife Rehabilitation w/author Suzie Gilbert
57:02

This week we welcome author Suzie Gilbert on to talk about her life and experiences in wildlife rehabilitation. Ms. Gilbert also recently released her latest book 'Unflappable' and we discuss how it related to her life helping wildlife. We spend a fascinating hour discussing her life, experiences helping native wildlife and how it led to her life as an author. 

You can visit her website HERE

Jun 25, 2020
Episode 169: Awesome O-Possum
01:13:44

Guess what?? There are over 103 species of Opossum! Then down to Australia and you will find over 70 species of Possum. This week we will focus exclusively on the North America's only marsupial, the Virginian Opossum. These are some incredibly fun animals to learn about. Please share this episode with your friends to educate them on an amazing creature.

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Jun 23, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 13: Corn Snakes, Bet Fish, & Horses
32:45

We are so lucky to have an entire family talk to us about their favorite animals. First, we are joined by 5-year old Wesley, who shares everything he knows about snakes. Then his 3-year old sister Eliza talks about her favorite Beta Fish. Finally, 6-year old Jamie tells us everything she knows about horses. We hope you enjoy this special episode and learning from our future conservation experts.

 Our website can be accessed HERE

 

Jun 20, 2020
Episode 168: Giraffe Conservation Foundation's Dr Julian Fennessy
55:52

In celebration of World Giraffe Day, which is June 21st, we are excited to chat with Dr. Julian Fennessy. Dr. Fennessy is the Director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. He chats about the silent extinction with giraffes and the many conservation projects GCF is involved with. We also discuss the latest news in Giraffe speciation, is it just four species now? It is a fascinating and can's miss interview.

Giraffe Conservation Foundation website can be accessed HERE

Show notes HERE

Jun 18, 2020
Episode 167: A Survivor, the Ostrich
01:09:33

We return to Africa this week to cover the iconic Ostrich. These are now the largest living birds in the world and some of the toughest. The Ostrich once roamed all the way to China and Mongolia, but now today is found in the wild on the African continent. An amazing bird with an amazing history.

 For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month.  We recently gave money to Global Conservation Force. While you will be supporting free education to the masses, we also will not be offering a post show podcast to Patreon members.

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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for listening. 

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Jun 16, 2020
Episode 166: Ending Cruelty w/Animals Asia Jill Robinson
50:32

We are very fortunate to be able to speak to an incredible conservationist who truly is making a significant difference in the animals that live in Asia. Dr Jill Robinson is the founder and CEO of Animals Asia. She has led the effort to ending the cruel practice of bear bile farming. She has also led to many other efforts to improve animal lives in Asia. She is an incredible woman and an inspiration to all.

Animals Asia website HERE

Show notes HERE

Jun 11, 2020
Episode 165: The Firefox, aka, The Red Panda
01:16:41

Once called the lesser panda, cat-bear, bear-cat, Himalayan raccoon, fox bear or firefox, this week we discuss everything Red Panda. These have to be one of the most adorable carnivores around. Much similar to the Giant Panda, Red Pandas have the bodies of meat eaters but survive on a diet of bamboo. Sadly, Red Pandas are classified as Endangered with possibly as little as 2500 animals left.

 For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month.  We recently gave money to Global Conservation Force. While you will be supporting free education to the masses, we also will not be offering a post show podcast to Patreon members.

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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for listening. 

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Jun 09, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 12: Crowned Lemur and Platypus
41:29

We are so lucky to be joined by Logan and Margaret. Logan is an All Creatures super fan and we are so excited to have him on to discuss Crowned Lemurs. We also have another major fan with Margaret who shares with us all her knowledge all about the Platypus. We love involving the next generation in this podcast and please contact us if you want to participate.

Lemur Vocalization 

All Creatures Website can be found HERE 

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Jun 04, 2020
Episode 164: Robins Round the World
01:18:33

We finally are covering our first songbird. The Robin is one of the World's favorite bird and comes in many different species. In this episode we discuss mainly the American and European Robin. However, there are other "Robins" on every other continent (except Antarctica). In total honest, every time we cover a bird we are amazed at so many new facts. Enjoy.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. You also will be supporting free education to the masses. Thank you from the bottom of our hears. 

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Jun 02, 2020
Episode 163: Envoy:Cull Filmmakers & Australia's Shark Control Program
01:03:55

We are very fortunate to talk to Andre Borell and Lawrence Chlebeck from the documentary film Envoy:Cull. Andre is the producer and director. Lawrence is a marine biologist, works with Humane Society International and is featured in the film. Both discuss with us the current policies implemented in Australia to control and cull shark populations. Primarily this is happening off New South Wales and Queensland, Australia's east coast. Andre and Lawrence discuss the current issues with these policies and how the film exposes the truth to these practices.

The film does not yet have a release date as of May 2020, but the trailer can be seen HERE

May 28, 2020
Episode 162: Understanding Tiger Sharks
01:22:15

This week we go in depth about one of the oceans top predators, the Tiger Shark. We first discuss the true statistics on shark attacks around the world. Tiger Sharks are persecuted, hunted and culled due to the belief that they are a major nuisance and danger to humans. Nothing is further from the truth. More, we discuss how beautiful this large fish are and how critical they are to a healthy ecosystem.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. You also will be supporting free education to the masses. Thank you from the bottom of our hears. 

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May 26, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 11: Australian guests discuss Giraffes and Dolphins
38:42

We are very excited this week to welcome Samara and Amber from Australia! Samara is 7-years old and shares with us amazing facts about one of her favorite animals, the Giraffe. She is full of knowledge and excitement about this species. Then, 14-year old Amber comes in and blows us away with her knowledge about the Bottlenose Dolphin. We feel so lucky to have fans from all over the world, especially all the kids. It just comes to show you that conservation and love for animals is a global passion.

All Creatures Website can be found HERE 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

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May 23, 2020
Episode 161: Beavers are Busy
01:17:33

Every week we learn something new and are amazed by the species we cover. The Beaver is no exception. An incredible, industrious species, we are just blown away once again by a species many love. Beavers also are a keystone species and have an interesting conservation story.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. You also will be supporting free education to the masses. Thank you from the bottom of our hears. 

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May 19, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 10: Bison and Elephants
22:24

This one is too precious. We are joined by 5-year old Henley and 3-year old Jo Jo. Henley comes and shares all her knowledge about Bison. We then are joined by Jo Jo and he shares some amazing facts about elephants. These two special kids are excited to be a part of the podcast and help animal conservation. 

All Creatures Website can be found HERE 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

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May 16, 2020
Episode 160: Sun Bears Barely Surviving
01:12:50

We head back to South East Asia to cover a really special species, the Sun Bear. These are the smallest of all bears and one of the most unique. Sadly, Sun Bears are suffering due to habitat loss and the horrific bear bile trade. Catch up with us this week to learn about an animal that you most likely never knew about.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. You also will be supporting free education to the masses. Thank you from the bottom of our hears. 

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May 12, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 9: Giraffes and Elephant Seals
33:17

We are so fortunate to be joined by 7-year old Colleen and 12-year old Livy. Colleen tells us all about one her favorite animals, the Giraffe. We then get to hear all about Elephant Seals. Thank you to both of these Conservation Heroes!

All Creatures Website can be found HERE 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

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May 08, 2020
Episode 159: An Icon, The King Cobra
01:18:20

This week we cover one of the most iconic venomous snakes around, the King Cobra. Not only is this the longest venomous snakes in the world, it is also one of the shyest. There is much to learn about this amazing animal and many of the facts will no doubt surprise you.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

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May 05, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 8: Sea Turtles and Cheetahs
22:26

In this episode we are joined by 6-year old Michael and 8-year old Benjamin. Michael, tells us everything he knows about Seat Turtles, his favorite animal. Benjamin comes in and shares all he knows and what he learned about Cheetahs.  Thank you both for learning about these animals and sharing your knowledge to the world. 

All Creatures Website can be found HERE 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

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Apr 30, 2020
Episode 158: Forrest Elephant Research in Central Africa w/Dr Daniella Chusyd
01:13:39

This week we welcome Dr. Daniella Chusyd fresh from her research and travels in the Congo. Dr. Chusyd was out in the field when the coronavirus pandemic hit and had to hurry back to the United States. She shares with us her experiences in Africa studying Forrest Elephants from deep in the Congo. She gives a fascinating look at her life tracking and studying these mysterious elephants. Dr. Chusyd also explains her journey from her undergraduate studies, to becoming one of the few elephant researchers we have in the world. 

Her YouTube channel The Elephantologist can be found HERE

You can support her research in Africa by going HERE.   Then search for the "Elephant Research Fund"

Show notes with some incredible images can be found HERE

Apr 28, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 7: Raccoons & Bald Eagles
24:34

In this episode we are joined by 8-year old Adah and 10-year old Erza. Adha shares some fascinating facts about one of his favorite animals the Raccoon. His brother Ezra shares everything he knows about Bald Eagles. In fact, Ezra has been watching a pair of eagles on a web camera. Thank you both for learning about these animals and sharing your knowledge to the world. 

All Creatures Website can be found HERE 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Apr 23, 2020
Episode 157: Raccoon Dogs are Real
01:16:40

Raccoon Dogs are a species you would think oly belonged in folklore, but they actually exist. They are a much beloved a revered species in Japan. Yet, they are an invasive species and seen as a scourge across Europe. What is true is, this is not like any other canine species, and have stolen our hearts.

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

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 Show notes HERE

Apr 21, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 6: Red Face Uakari Monkey & Black Mamba
27:26

What a treat we have this week with Pax and Vance. Pax tells us all about the Red Faced Uakari Monkey. Then Vance tells us all he knows about the Black Mamba. Both studies hard to present to you everything they learned. In addition, Pax has started his own YouTube channel discussing animal facts. 

Pax's YouTube channel can be found HERE

All Creatures Website can be found HERE 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

 Show notes HERE

Apr 18, 2020
Episode 156: Tiger King Talk w/Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
01:16:16

We have another discussion about the Netflix documentary Tiger King with two experts who actually rescue big cats. We are joined by Emily McCormack and David Enden, and discussion about Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Both have a passion for helping many big cats, especially tigers, that are held as pets or are exploited. They bring a unique perspective on this latest documentary and give some incredible insight into the big cat trade industry. Again, another can't miss interview.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge website can be accessed HERE

David Enden's Ted Talk can be accessed HERE

Apr 16, 2020
Episode 155: Bonobos Bonanza
01:09:41

The Bonobo is one of our closest relatives. Sadly, they are on the fast track to extinction. Bonobos are not Chimpanzees, rather they are an entirely different species of great ape. Not to mention, they are by far one of the gentlest and least understood of any great ape. This is a must listen to podcast. 

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For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

 Show notes HERE

Apr 14, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 5: Cats and the Octopus
34:49

In this episode we are joined by 10-year old Ruby and 6-year old Darby. Ruby shares with us all her knowledge on the domestic cat. Then Darby comes on and blows us away with all her facts about the octopus. We hope you enjoy these All Creatures Kids episodes and how we all can engage the next generation with a love for nature. 

Our website can be found HERE 

Apr 11, 2020
Episode 154: Tiger acoustics w/Prusten Project
51:43

We are fortunate to be joined by the Director of Research Emily from the Prusten Project. Their mission is from analyzing the social vocal communications of tigers, The Prusten Project seeks to define what makes an individual tiger's call unique in hopes of developing non-invasive acoustic monitoring. Such a project would be implemented through microphone arrays placed strategically over the tiger’s home ranges to be used as a tool for conservation censusing and anti-poaching efforts.

Their website can be visited HERE

Apr 09, 2020
Episode 153: Jaw Dropping Jaguars
01:13:12

Big Cats have been in the news lately with the Netflix documentary Tiger King. Thus, we decided to highlight one often forgotten, the Jaguar. This is the largest big cat in the Americas and like many of its relatives, it is trending towards extinction. These amazing cats survive in a variety of environments across many countries. We hope you enjoy learning about a loved species.

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 Show notes HERE

Apr 07, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 4: Young ones tell us all about Flamingos, Llamas and Lions
18:32

This episode we are joined by Alexander, Zachary and Eva. Xander at 6-years old tells us everything he knows about Flamingos. Little 3-year old Zach knows tons about Llamas. Finally, 5-year old Eva tells us everything she loves about Lions. We hope you enjoy this special edition of the All Creatures Kids podcast.

 Our website can be found HERE 

Apr 04, 2020
Episode 152: The Zoo Profession w/Jon Miot
01:07:14

This week we welcome Angie's own husband Jon Miot to the show. Jon is the Director of the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. He joins us to discuss what an Accredited Zoo is, and why it differs from non-accredited organizations. In light of the recent discussion with Netflix's documentary Tiger King, this interview highlights why accredited zoos are so different. We discuss the difficult process of getting accreditation. As well as many other topics related to zoos. How critical they are to saving endangered species. We even discuss how much accredited zoos around the world contribute to animal conservation in the wild.

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For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

 Show notes HERE

Apr 02, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 3: Chickens and Lions
24:38

This episode we are joined by Kylie and Bailey. Kylie has a love for chickens and shares all her knowledge. In turn, her sister Bailey has a passion for Lions. We hope you enjoy this special edition of the All Creatures Kids podcast.

 Our website can be found HERE 

Apr 01, 2020
Episode 151: Tiger King Discussion w/Corbin Maxey
01:44:11

This week we collaborate with Corbin Maxey from Animals to the Max podcast to discuss the Netflix documentary Tiger King. This documentary highlights the issues with private ownership of big cats, like Tigers, in the United States. It is believed there are more tigers in private ownership within the United States than there are in the wild. We spend quite a while discussing not only the documentary, but focus own on big cat ownership and exploitation.

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For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

 Show notes HERE

Mar 31, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 2: Platypus, Lizards, Rhinos & Orangutans
37:20

In response to the events we all are enduring, we wanted to take this opportunity to speak to children about some of their favorite animals. We ask them to research a species for an interview and we get to listen and learn from the next generation. We encourage all the parents out there to share these episodes and ask your kids to research an animal and interview them about it. What did they learn? How are the animals doing in the wild? This is a great way to keep them engaged and learning. 

Thank you for listening and our website can be accessed HERE 

Mar 28, 2020
All Creatures Kids Episode 1: Polar Bears & Leopards
18:52

In response to the events we all are enduring, we wanted to take this opportunity to speak to children about some of their favorite animals. We ask them to research a species for an interview and we get to listen and learn from the next generation. We encourage all the parents out there to share these episodes and ask your kids to research an animal and interview them about it. What did they learn? How are the animals doing in the wild? This is a great way to keep them engaged and learning. 

Thank you for listening and our website can be accessed HERE 

Mar 26, 2020
Episode 150: Charming Chinchillas
01:01:39

We decided to roll out an episode on one of the cutest animals on the planet, but one that is often forgotten. The Chinchilla brings a smile to anyone's face, but has a conservation story many are not aware of. In the early 1900s, the Chinchilla almost went extinct, prized for its fur. We talk about how the two species of Chinchilla are still hanging on in South America. We also talk about how Chinchillas have become a beloved pet for many.

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 Show notes HERE

Mar 24, 2020
Episode 149: Pangolins w/Lauren Ayres Global Conservation Force
01:03:11

This week we are joined by Lauren Ayres from Global Conservation Force to discuss all things related to pangolin conservation. We touch upon the coronavirus and the impact it may have on pangolins, among other things. Lauren Ayres has been in the field of animal care & conservation since 2004 and has been employed as a wildlife care professional, behavior consultant, veterinary assistant, and field research associate. Being raised in the eco-oriented states of Montana, Oregon, and Wyoming, Lauren developed a passion for wildlife & the environment and aimed to make an impact in conservation. She has worked with a large variety of different animals from naked mole rats to killer whales, tigers to tenrecs, and everything in between.

Lauren's website can be found HERE

Global Conservation Force website can be found HERE

Mar 19, 2020
Episode 148: Aloha Hawaiian Monk Seal
01:12:42

The Hawaiian Monk Seal is one of the most endangered pinnipeds on the planet. Living solely in the Hawaiian archipelago, these seals are rare in that they are a tropical seal. Due to human pressures they are classified as Endangered. This week we focus on these adorable sea mammals and bring some hope for the Hawaiian Monk Seal.

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For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

 Show notes HERE 

Mar 17, 2020
Episode 147: Conservation Optimism w/Julia Migne
46:37

This week we tackle the topic of "Conservation Optimism." With all the doom and gloom out there, sometimes it tough to find the positive. Just remember there are many thousands, like Julia Migne, who are out there fighting hard for wildlife. There is much to be optimistic about and we spend an hour discussing this issue and many more.

Check out the Conservation Optimism website HERE

 

Mar 12, 2020
Episode 146: Beauty of Bald Eagles
01:12:58

We are back with an American icon, the Bald Eagle. Not only are these incredible raptors, but also a great conservation success story. Once down to a few hundred breeding pairs in the United States (excluding Alaska), their population is back. Each week we learn something new and amazing, and the Bald Eagle is no exception.

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 Show notes

Mar 10, 2020
Episode 145: Warthog Wonders
01:18:53

As promised, this week we follow up Meerkats with our Warthog episode. Warthogs became even more loved after their appearance in Disney's Lion King movies. Timon the Meerkat was best friends with Pumbaa the Warthog. Warthogs are one tough species. Living in Africa, they have evolved to survive in some of the harshest environments for any animal.

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 Show notes HERE

Feb 25, 2020
Episode 144: Anti-Poaching w/Global Conservation Force's Mike Veale
01:03:43

Global Conservation Force is on the front lines in Africa and other areas throughout the world fighting poaching and wildlife trafficking. Mike Veale founded Global Conservation Force in 2014. As an organization, Global Conservation Force has grown and is fighting hard to save our disappearing wildlife. Well worth a listen to learn the truth of poaching in Africa.

Please visit Global Conservation Force HERE 

 

Feb 20, 2020
Episode 143: Magical Meerkats
59:31

We are under the weather here at All Creatures, so this week we went to the vault and pulled out an episode we did in August 2019 for our Patreon supporters. We were slated to do Warthogs, but instead, we will release Meerkat this week and follow it up with Warthog next week. Meerkats are beloved by many. These small mammals inhabit the southern reaches of Africa and survive in some harsh terrain. They have also evolved some incredible and endearing behaviors. Another amazing species to learn about.

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For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

 Show notes HERE

Feb 18, 2020
Episode 142: Shocked by Electric Eels
01:20:13

This week leads us to another radical animal, the Electric Eel. By far one of the most incredible biological adaptations are this animal's ability to naturally produce electricity. We delve into the eels ability to produce a shock as high as 860 volts. By far one of the strongest shocks produced by any known animal. Listen and learn to be amazed by our natural world.

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For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

 Show notes HERE

 

Feb 11, 2020
Episode 141: The Creepier, The Better w/Mallory Lindsay
01:00:44

Ms. Mallory’s mission is to spark curiosity about wildlife, conservation, and local natural history while empowering others to do the same through public outreach, community conservation projects, and citizen scientist initiatives. As a wildlife educator, Mallory believes facts are better told through stories, curiosity should never be smothered, and the power of one should empower many. For over a decade, Mallory has invested her focus-and talents- in challenging the way people view our wildlife (see Fear2Fascination) and encouraging them to find their own niche in making the world a better place ( see Curious Conservationist). From documenting scientists’ stories in remote locations to to working alongside our nation’s youth, connecting with others is a key component to changing lives- and our planet.

You can read more about Mallory at her website mallorylindsay.com

Show notes HERE

Feb 06, 2020
Episode 140: the Strange Star Nosed Mole
01:06:40

We welcome a really unique species, the Star Nosed Mole. While it may look strange, its nose and other adaptations makes this a fascinating creatures to learn about. We had a lot of fun discussing this special little species and all that it can teach us. 

Disclaimer: we had some issues with our recording website, so the audio may sound a little different this week. Our apologizes. 

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For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors.

 

Feb 04, 2020
Episode 139: Massive Moose Podcast
01:26:37

This week we go massive and talk about the largest deer species in the world, the Moose! Or in Europe known as the Eurasian Elk. Just a phenomenal species to discuss. We really nerd out this week talking about this animals physiology, it's behavior and all the other wonderful things that make the Moose one of our favorites. Also a special shout out to Julia from Minnesota who is a wonderful Patreon supporter and asked for this species. We also give a special shout out to our Canadian listeners.

Show notes HERE

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors. 

Jan 28, 2020
Episode 138: Saving Amphibians w/Ian Recchio Los Angeles Zoo
58:32

This week we are very fortunate to have an interview with Ian Recchio, Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles from the Los Angeles Zoo. We discuss the plight of many of the planet's amphibians, specifically the Southern Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog. This species is one of the most endangered amphibians in California and Ian is helping to lead the efforts to restore this animal to its native habitat. The story about Ian and his efforts can be read HERE. This is an incredible conservation story that is still ongoing today. What we are learning from these efforts, among others that we discuss with Ian, are helping multiple species around the world.

Show notes HERE

Jan 23, 2020
Episode 137: Hellacious Hellbenders
01:15:52

This week we travel to North America and learn about one of the largest amphibians in the world, the Hellbender.  Amphibians are incredible animals that have adapted and survived for hundreds of millions of years. Sadly, amphibians are one of the most endangered class of animals on the planet. It is estimated up to 41% of all amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Being one of the largest, Hellbenders and the other giant salamanders of the world are also threatened with extinction. These are incredible and ancient animals that you need to know about.

Show notes HERE

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors. 

Jan 21, 2020
Episode 136: Red Kangaroos Bouncing Along
01:05:31

In light of the horrific fires in Australia, we wanted to release one of our special episodes. This was recorded in December for our Patreon only listeners. However, with the tragedy unfolding in Australia we felt compelled to share this episode with you. Red Kangaroos are an iconic species of Australia and just fascinating. We hope you enjoy this episode to learn about one of the planet's most unique mammals.

Show notes HERE

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. We will be sending money to Australia for relief this month and have supported African Penguins, African Wild Dogs, White Sharks in recent months and many other species thanks to our donors. 

Jan 16, 2020
Episode 135: Impact of Australia Fires on Wildlife
01:23:26

This week we deliver a special episode on the ongoing and unprecedented crisis in Australia. We pay particular attention to the impacts these fires have had and will have on the native wildlife there. Undoubtedly, this was a difficult and emotional episode for us to do. Current estimates are that at least 1 billion, if not more, animals have perished in these fires. We cover the scientific data pouring out of Australia. Additionally, we cover how the world is coming together for Australia and we highlight what you can do to help.

Show notes HERE

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Jan 14, 2020
Episode 134: History of the Arctic w/Dr Bathsheba Demuth
01:08:17

Bathsheba Demuth is an Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society at Brown University, where she specializes in the US and Russian Arctic. Her first book, Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait  (Norton, 2019) examines capitalist and socialist attempts to transform northern lands, seas, and Indigenous peoples, and was named one of the best books of 2019 by NPR and Nature.  Demuth's writing on energy, animals, and past environmental change has appeared in publications from The American Historical Review to The New Yorker.

 

Jan 09, 2020
Episode 133: Bowhead Whales, Oldest Living Mammals
01:17:20

We return to the Arctic to talk about the oldest living mammals on the planet, the Bowhead Whale. These incredible aquatic mammals can live well over 200 years old and were hunted to near extinction in the early 20th Century. Today, the Bowhead is on the rebound but still needs our attention as the Arctic continues to suffer due to climate change. We discuss all sorts of interesting facts, to include how they determine the whales ages, and how these whales can even benefit humanity.

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Red Kangaroo episode for our Patreon supporters, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Jan 07, 2020
Episode 132: Release the Flying Fox
59:44

This was originally Episode 16, but when we migrated to Podbean, we lost this and were unaware for quite a while. Here, heading into 2020, we are releasing it once again. It is an oldie but goody. 

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sperm Whale episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Dec 31, 2019
Episode 131: Jungle Jordan Conservation & Wildlife Educator
01:06:14

Jordan Veasley, also known as "Jungle Jordan," is a wildlife enthusiast and educator. He began his zoo keeping career when he was young and now has worked his way up to a number of roles for the Cougar Mountain Zoo in Washington State. We spent a fascinating hour talking about his career, the challenges he has personally faced, and how he is reaching out to the masses through his YouTube channel and other social media channels. This one was special, we hope you enjoy as you learn more about Jordan and how you too can make a difference for wildlife.

Jungle Jordan YouTube

Jungle Jordan Facebook

Jungle Jordan Instagram

 

Dec 26, 2019
Episode 130: Snow Monkeys at the Sauna
01:11:07

The Japanese Macaque, or also known as "Snow Monkeys" are one of the world's most beloved monkeys. What makes them so iconic is the behavior of these monkeys soaking in the hot springs of Joshinetsu Kogen National Park. Covering these macaques also allows us to explore the biodiversity of Japan and all the animals inhabiting their islands. While the Snow Monkeys are not currently endangered, they have lost up to 10% of their population in a single year due to humans.

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sperm Whale episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Dec 24, 2019
Episode 129: Silent Snowy Owls
01:16:03

One of the most unique owl species lives in the Arctic. These birds are in serious decline with currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. There are an estimated 28,000 breeding pairs left, which could be as low as 7,000 breeding pairs. They for sure are an animal species we need to keep our eyes on. 

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sperm Whale episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Dec 17, 2019
Episode 128: Red Ruffed Lemurs Fading Fast
01:09:13

Red Ruffed Lemurs are a critically endangered primate from the island of Madagascar. These highly charismatic animals are an example of the pressures many species are facing on this island nation. Due to habitat degradation and other human caused pressures, Madagascar is now recognized as one of the worst biodiversity crises we find ourselves in. However, many organizations are working extremely hard to ensure these lemurs and the other species on the island survive. 

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sperm Whale episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Dec 10, 2019
Episode 127: Wildlife Educator Stephanie Arne
01:33:01

This week we are joined with Stephanie Arne, a wildlife educator. It was an absolute treasure to speak with her about her latest work with African Penguins and her other conservation efforts. This is for sure a not miss interview. Please be sure to visit Curiosity Stream and use this link to receive one free month HERE and you can also visit Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom YouTube link HERE.

You can visit Stephanie's Home Page HERE

Show notes HERE

Dec 03, 2019
Episode 126: At Risk, African Penguins
01:22:36

The African Penguin is one of the best examples of how humans have driven many species to extinction, or as in the African Penguin to the brink. Isolated to the southern portion of the African continent. Multiple pressures such as over fishing off the African coast, humans destroying African Penguin guano nests and using it for fertilizer, climate change, ocean pollution and many other pressures all have led to a massive decrease in African Penguin populations. Today they are listed as Endangered by the IUCN with around 50,000 breeding pairs.

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sperm Whale episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Nov 26, 2019
Episode 125: San Diego Zoo Global w/Rick Schwartz
01:19:32

This week we are very fortunate to speak with Rick Schwartz from San Diego Zoo Global. We spend a wonderful time talking about animal conservation, the hard work San Diego Zoo Global is doing for animals worldwide and how we can reach the masses with our conservation messages. You can view Rick's profile on San Diego Zoo global website found HERE

In addition, be sure to visit San Diego Zoo's Global Conservation Website endextinction.org 

Nov 21, 2019
Episode 124: Saving the Southern White Rhinoceros
01:27:38

This week we return to the rhinoceros and specifically the Southern White Rhinoceros. Since we first covered rhinos in general in Episode 3, we wanted to highlight the White Rhinoceros now and will revisit the other species at some point in the future. In this episode we go in depth to the pressures these beloved animals are facing with the poaching crisis in Africa. 

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sperm Whale episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Nov 19, 2019
Episode 123: Elephant Sanctuary with Educator Joy Owens
55:45

This week we are fortunate to speak with Joy Owens, the Education Manager from the Elephant Sanctuary from Tennessee.

Since 1995, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee has provided elephants retired from performance and exhibition with a safe refuge and the companionship of other elephants. The facility has grown from 110 acres to 2,700 acres and has provided sanctuary to 27 elephants, making it North America's largest natural habitat refuge for captive elephants.

Please visit the Elephant Sanctuary home page HERE and view their web cameras.

Nov 14, 2019
Episode 122: Awed by African Elephants
01:19:29

This week we revisit the African Elephant. Angie shares her recent experiences at Kruger National Park in South Africa and how they manage their African Elephant Population. While we do not rehash much of our Episode 2 on elephants we do cover the main points. The poaching crisis has not abated over the last two years since we covered elephants. Elephants are still being poached at about 8% of their total population per year for their ivory. 

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sperm Whale episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Nov 12, 2019
Episode 121: Endangered Species Act with Center for Biological Diversity Attorney Brett Hartl
59:07

This week we are joined by attorney Brett Hartl from the Center for Biological Diversity to discuss the Endangered Species Act. Brett and others from the center are currently involved in multiple lawsuits against the Trump Administration and other interests in protecting our wild spaces and animals that live within them. This is a not miss interview with someone on the front lines of the legal battle here in the United States. 

Please visit the Center for Biological Diversity website HERE

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of good coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sloth episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Oct 15, 2019
Episode 120: Intrigued by Iguanas w/Chris Pellecchia
01:16:09

This week we are joined by Chris Pellecchia. He is a Special Projects staff member of the International Reptile Conservation Foundation, Inc and a member of the IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group. His full biography can be accessed on our web page HERE

Oct 08, 2019
Episode 119: Head Banging Pileated Woodpecker
01:07:27

With the recent news of nearly 3 billion birds disappearing from North America in the last nearly 50 years this week chose an icon, the Pileated Woodpecker. Woodpeckers capture the wonder of many, but are misunderstood, as to their ecological importance. Not to mention, just how do they hammer their heads against trees day in and day out. Get ready for another exciting podcast.   

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of good coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sperm Whale episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Oct 01, 2019
Episode 118: Marine Iguanas from the Galapagos Isles
01:20:45

This week we jump to the one of the more unique biomes on earth, the Galapagos Islands. There, lives the world’s only marine living lizard. They are absolutely unique on how they live alongside and survive in the ocean. The Galapagos hosts some incredibly unique creatures and the Marine Iguana is our first foray there.  

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. For one cup of good coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast and give back to conservation. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sperm Whale episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Sep 24, 2019
Episode 117 Nuts about Indian Giant Squirrels
01:11:33

The Indian Giant Squirrel is not only one of the largest squirrels on Earth, they are also one of the most colorful mammals in existence. In truth, squirrels are quite fascinating and are critical components for a healthy ecosystem. This week we dive into the world of these incredible rodents and hope to give you a new appreciation for our furry neighbors.

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. We offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sperm Whale episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Sep 17, 2019
Episode 116: Gibbon Conservation Center w/Gabi Skollar
01:03:21

This week we are joined with Gabi Skollar, Director, of the Gibbon Conservation Center. We spend an incredible hour talking about her work, and the impact the Gibbon Conservation Center is having on Gibbons around the world. Please be sure to stick around to the end as you listen to one of the most rare sounds you will ever hear. Over 30 Gibbons sang to us for over 10 minutes. 

Please visit the Gibbon Conservation Center website HERE

Show notes HERE

The film Violet is Blue: A Tale of Gibbons and Guardians website is HERE

Sep 12, 2019
Episode 115: A Treasure, the Golden Lion Tamarin
01:08:52

The Golden Lion Tamarin is a small primate from Brazil that nearly went extinct. They are one of conservations great success stories, as they were brought back from the brink. As the rainforests of South America continue to be a critical hotspot for conservation, we turn our attention there to talk about the Golden Lion Tamarins and their struggles to survive.

Patreon: Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. We offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. We just released our Sperm Whale episode for our Patreon supports, with more content on its way. We also donate portions of what we raise to a conservation organization each month. 

Show notes HERE

Sep 10, 2019
Episode 114: Filmmakers of Violet is Blue: A Tale of Gibbons and Guardians
54:50

This week we are joined by the Filmmakers of Violet is Blue: A Tale of Gibbons and Guardians. While the gibbons are the stars of this award-winning film, it does shows just how much sacrifice people make in fighting for the conservation of endangered species. We are joined with Emmy-Award winning Director Alex Azmi, Producer Michael Thau and the Director of the Gibbon Conservation Center Gabi Skollar. You can check the film's website to see when and where it will be showing. 

The films website can be accessed HERE

Show notes are HERE

Sep 05, 2019
Episode 113: Gibbons, their Songs are Fading Fast
01:22:08

Not many are aware that Gibbons are a lesser ape, and one of our closest relatives’ outsides the great apes. These awe-inspiring primates live-in Southeast Asia and every single species is now under threat of extinction. Not only do they have some radical physiology, their behavior, especially the singing of their songs, will win your heart. In this episode we talk about the critically endangered Northern White Cheeked Gibbon, and cover much about their other gibbon relatives.

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Sep 03, 2019
Episode 112: Shark Research w/Chris Fischer, Founder of OCEARCH
01:01:13

This week we are joined with OCEARCH founder, expedition leader and visionary Chris Fischer. He gives a fascinating interview on the research he is conducting in not only sharks, but many oceanic species. He details his current efforts with OCEARCH and gives incredible insight into the state of our oceans and the many species within. 

Please follow OCEARCH at ocearch.org 

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Aug 29, 2019
Episode 111: Revere, Not Fear, The Great White Shark
01:25:12

By far the most iconic fish, the Great White Shark, was made a legend by the movie Jaws. Yet, it was a play on the strongest human emotion, fear, that made this creature on of the most infamous of modern time. This week we jump into it with Great Whites and put to rest their fearsome reputation. This largest predatory fish has some incredible history and physiology, and this episode is not one to miss.

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Aug 27, 2019
Episode 110: Wolves and the Endangered Species Act w/Corbin Maxey
01:32:54

In this episode we were invited on the Animals to the Max Podcast with Corbin Maxey to discuss the controversial issue with wolves and wolf hunting here in the United States. It was a timely discussion as the next day, the Trump Administration announced sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act here in the United States, which if implemented can have devastating affects on wolves.

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Aug 22, 2019
Episode 109: Howl for the Grey Wolf
01:23:33

Grey Wolves in the United States are losing protections that have been in place for decades. Without these, Wolves are now once again being persecuted. The Grey Wolf, also called the Timber Wolf, is the largest canid on the planet and are close relatives to our domestic dogs. These magnificent creatures have so much to teach us.

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Aug 20, 2019
Episode 108: African Painted Dogs with Dr. Greg Rasmussen
01:13:42

This interview was a real treat and one we highly anticipated. We were joined by Dr. Greg Rasmussen, who by all rights is the “Jane Goodall” of the African Painted Dogs. These are one of the most iconic and endangered animals on the African continent. We covered this incredible species in Episode 91: A Masterpiece, the African Painted Dog and hunted down Dr. Rasmussen to get his insight on his work in Zimbabwe with one of the most incredible species we have covered to date.

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Aug 13, 2019
Episode 107: Talking about the Takin
01:20:47

One of the world’s most unique mammals, the Takin, is heading towards extinction. These ungulates are so unusual looking they have been described as a “goat antelope” or a “Gnu goat.” Some have even called them a character from a Dr. Seuss novel. Their unique characteristics have allowed them to live and thrive in the alpine regions of Asia.

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Aug 06, 2019
Episode 106: The Fantastic Fennec Fox
01:08:25

The world’s smallest fox, the Fennec Fox, lives in one of the harshest environments on our planet. These small omnivores have learned to survive and thrive in the Sahara Desert of Africa. These charismatic mammals really pull at your heart strings and just how they survive will amaze you.      

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Jul 30, 2019
Episode 105: The Stunning Sable Antelope
01:04:43

While not the largest antelope in Africa, the Sable Antelope is one of its most beautiful. Due to its impressive set of horns, its darker coat, and larger size, this animal is impressive all around and a favorite of many tourists.    

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Jul 23, 2019
Episode 104: In the Pacific, Gecko Defies Gravity
01:00:30

This week we cover another reptile, an endangered species, the Pacific Gecko. Native to New Zealand, this lizard species is making a comeback. Through the efforts of the New Zealand government, the Pacific Gecko is recovering. Geckos are incredible animals with special abilities and physiology that will blow you away.   

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Jul 16, 2019
Episode 103: Relocation of 24 Lions w/Ivan Carter
01:03:01

Ivan Carter was involved in the World's largest relocation of lions ever attempted. In 2018, twenty four lions, 6 males and 18 females, were transported via plane from South Africa to the Marromeu National Reserve in Mozambique. Ivan discusses why and how the move was made of so many lions. Further, Ivan discusses how the Marroumeu Reserve has bounced back with multiple species of wildlife, after being nearly left barren after years of poaching. To learn more you can visit the official Twenty Four Lions website HERE.

Jul 11, 2019
Episode 102: Speedsters, the Cheetah
01:26:13

A beloved cat, the cheetah has adapted to survive in the wilds of Africa. This was our first Patreon only episode and we wanted to release it to the general public to get an idea of the quality of episodes we produce for our Patreon only subscribers. Each month we will release a new species, as well as a Conservation News segment, among other goodies. 

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Jul 09, 2019
Episode 101: There be Dragons, on Komodo Isle
01:09:11

This week we cover the largest lizard on the planet. The Komodo Dragon. Native to Indonesia, these large reptiles are in danger. With less than 6,000 left they need our help. These are incredible reptiles that have evolved over millions of years and have a story to tell.   

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Jul 02, 2019
Episode 100: Where We've Been, Where We're Going
01:39:16

Join us for a recap of our first 100 episodes. We have learned so much studying the 70 species we have covered so far. We also have been fortunate to speak to so many incredible Conservation Heroes from around the World. This is a look back at our humble beginnings and where we are headed for our next 100 episodes. Some touching and funny moments. We hope you enjoy our first 100 episodes in review.

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Jun 25, 2019
Episode 99: Octonation with Warren K. Carlyle IV
55:51

Warren K. Carlyle IV is the founder of the World's largest Octopus fan club, Octonation. Within a few short years Warren has brought together thousands upon thousands of people together to learn and celebrate one of the Earth's most unique and amazing creatures. Today, Octonation boasts hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the world, all thanks to Warren's vision. Join us for a thrilling interview on how one person can make such a huge impact for any species. 

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Jun 20, 2019
Episode 98: From Another World, the Blue Ring Octopus
01:18:30

One of the deadliest animals on the planet, the Blue Ring Octopus’s venom is enough to kill 26 adults. However, this small and extremely shy animal should not be feared. Rather, it should be revered and loved, with its incredible physiology and survival strategies. All species of octopus have an incredible story to tell and one we are excited to share.

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Jun 18, 2019
Episode 97: Orca Culture & Behavior, Part II
01:15:38

This week is a continuation of our Episode 95: Awed by Orcas. Here we go into more detail on the concept that Orcas have developed culture. We also go into depth of the different hunting behaviors of the various ecotypes of Orcas.   

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This episode was initially going to be a Patreon only release, but after some discussion, we just could not put this species behind a paywall. The story of the Orca needs to be told and heard.  

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Jun 11, 2019
Episode 96: Dr. Rob Hilsenroth, Veterinary Health of Wildlife
57:06

This week we are excited to release our interview with Dr. Rob Hilsenroth (DVM) who is the Executive Director of the American Association for Zoo Veterinarians. Dr. Hilsenroth has a lengthy background in animal medicine. He provides us with a wealth of information and perspective on wildlife health from a doctor’s standpoint. Both those under human care and for those animals in the wild. We had a fascinating discussion on where we are globally and how wildlife veterinary medicine is helping many species throughout the globe.

Please considering going to the AAZV website HERE

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Jun 06, 2019
Episode 95: Awed by Orcas, Part I
58:17

By far this is one of the most incredible species we have covered to date. The Orca (Orcinus orca) is a favorite of many throughout the world, but just how amazing they are will astound you. This will be a 2-part podcast because these animals deserve it. There are so many amazing facts and incredible research, that even two podcasts do not do them justice.

In Part I we cover the basics of Orca physiology, but even more incredibly, all the different ecotypes. Behavioral research is showing these animals have developed specific culture to their specific ecotype. In Part II we discuss this in more depth, but enjoy an introduction to a special animal, the Orca.

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This episode was initially going to be a Patreon only release, but after some discussion, we just could not put this species behind a paywall. The story of the Orca needs to be told and heard.  

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Jun 04, 2019
Episode 94: Koala Team from the San Diego Zoo
56:13

This week we were very fortunate to talk everything Koala from the team that cares for them at the San Diego Zoo. We were joined by team members Candis Malcolm, Lindsey King and Jennifer Roesler. The team discusses how they care about these animals and how the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is helping to study and support Koalas in the wild.

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May 30, 2019
Episode 93: Koalas are Krashing
01:28:22

Disturbing reports out of Australia are claiming the Koala, one of its most iconic animals, is now functionally extinct in the wild. The Koala is just another species suffering with a dramatically changing climate and coupled with habitat destruction, they could be extinct in just a few generations.  

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May 28, 2019
Episode 92: Carolina Tiger Rescue w/Katie Cannon
01:26:46

Katie Cannon is the education director of Carolina Tiger Rescue, North Carolina’s only federally accredited wild cat sanctuary. A federally accredited sanctuary means Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501-c3 non-profit; it does not buy, sell, or trade any of its animals or their parts; it does not do any breeding; and it is a no-contact facility. Through their education programming and guided tours, they help visitors understand the downfalls and dangers of private ownership, as well as the realities behind cub petting and other exploitation of wild animals.   

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May 23, 2019
Episode 91: A Masterpiece, the African Painted Dog
01:24:54

The African Painted Dog, or African Wild Dog, is heading towards extinction. Human pressure has fragmented this species into 39 small pockets throughout Africa. One of the most endearing animals, African Painted Dogs are incredibly intelligent and exhibit extraordinary behaviors. This is a special one, enjoy.  

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May 21, 2019
Episode 90: Big, Bold, Bison
01:07:10

This week we discuss the national animal of the United States, the American Bison. We also touch upon its closely related cousin, the European Bison. Once numbering in the millions, the American Bison was reduced to just under 350 animals in the United States. The European Bison’s tale is similar. However, conservation efforts have saved both species and today they number in the thousands.

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May 14, 2019
Episode 89: Cost of the Human Wildlife Conflict with Author Bryce Andrews
53:23

We were very fortunate to speak with author Bryce Andrews. His recent book Down From the Mountain, the Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear was recently released and it is so well written, and paints a clear picture of the issues grizzly bears are facing in the United States.

His book can be purchased at your local bookstore or on Amazon HERE

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Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. Each month we will now be releasing a special species episode to our Patreon supporters, as well as a special episode of conservation news. As we continue to grow, your support will help us spread the word on all these incredible animals that need our support. In addition, each month we will donate 25% of any money donated to a conservation organization of your choosing. We can not thank you enough for helping us and for you in making a difference.

May 09, 2019
Episode 88: Our Grand Episode on Grizzly Bears
01:32:50

An icon in the American west, the Grizzly Bear once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, are now down to less than 1800 animals in the United States. An apex predator, misunderstood by so many, and have much to teach us about just how important they are to our environment. Listen and share this knowledge. Show notes HERE

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Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE. Each month we will now be releasing a special species episode to our Patreon supporters, as well as a special episode of conservation news. As we continue to grow, your support will help us spread the word on all these incredible animals that need our support. In addition, each month we will donate 25% of any money donated to a conservation organization of your choosing. We can not thank you enough for helping us and for you in making a difference.

May 07, 2019
Episode 87: Royalty of Antarctica, Emperor Penguins
01:21:36

This is an extended episode to discuss one of the World’s most favorite animals, the Emperor Penguin. Famous for their incredible charisma and featured in many movies, Emperor Penguins survive in the harshest environment on Earth. Listen to learn more about just how they not only survive but thrive. Yet, due to climate change, the Emperor Penguin could be extinct in less than 100 years.   

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Apr 30, 2019
Episode 86: Humor & Conservation with Rob Lang, Underdone Comics
44:42

Rob Lang is an incredibly talented artist who is devoting his life to raising awareness about animal conservation. He is the sole artist for his Underdone Comics and his work needs to be seen to be appreciated.

Show notes HERE

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Apr 25, 2019
Episode 85: Tigers, Vanishing from Existence Part II
01:02:03

It is time to take action for not only Tigers, but for all the species we share our planet with. Tigers continue to struggle to survive in minuscule ranges across Asia. In this episode we go into more detail on Tiger physiology, behavior, reproduction and their conservation status.  

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Apr 23, 2019
Episode 84: WWF Tiger Specialist Dr. Sunarto
55:01

Sunarto has gained field experiences studying and conserving wildlife, including Sumatran tigers, Sumatran elephants, rhinos, orangutans, bears and birds, in various places in Indonesia and abroad. Sunarto and his team published his research findings in various outlets including scientific journals, conservation strategies and guidelines, as well as various popular materials to reach out general public. His works have been featured in various media including National Geographic and BBC. 

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Apr 18, 2019
Episode 83: Tigers, Vanishing from Existence Part I
01:16:09

One of the most iconic species on the planet, the Tiger, continues to suffer. With less than 4000 animals left in the wild, action is needed if these majestic large cats are to survive. This week we discuss Tiger’s current status, all of the subspecies, Tiger history and more.

Show notes HERE

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Apr 16, 2019
Episode 82: Mammoths of the Sea, the Elephant Seal
01:10:05

Elephant Seals are the largest seal, or pinniped, on Earth. Once almost hunted to extinction, Elephant Seals populations have grown over the last century, but are still at risk due to the increased pollution and exploitation of the world’s oceans. They are called “Elephants” not due to their size, but rather due to their large noses which often resemble a trunk of a true elephant.     

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Apr 09, 2019
Episode 81: Saiga Struggling to Survive
57:20

The critically-endangered Saiga antelope has been on the brink of extinction many times. Today, this relic from the Ice Age is still in danger of being lost forever. Their story is a warning to us about all the other species suffering from similar fates.

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Apr 02, 2019
Episode 80: Zoos Matter, Aquariums Matter, Animal Education Matters w/ Corbin Maxey
01:18:17

This is a special episode with invited guest Corbin Maxey from Animals to the Max.In this episode we discuss the current role zoos, aquariums, and even in Corbin's field of animals used for education in the entertainment industry, and why they are so critical to promoting animal conservation. We take a in depth look at exactly what accredited zoos and aquariums are doing for the animals in the wild.

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Mar 26, 2019
Episode 79: Cassowary, Called a Living Dinosaur
01:06:56

One of the largest birds on Earth, the Cassowary is a flagship species for the rain forests in which they live. Impressive animals that serve a critical ecological role to both Australia and Papua New Guinea.  

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Mar 19, 2019
Episode 78: How Romeo Found His Juliet with Dr. Robin Moore from Global Wildlife Conservation
59:08

Romeo,  the Sehuencas water frog , was though to be the last of his species. Yet, scientists like Dr. Robin Moore teamed up to give this species hope. Global Wildlife Conservation led an effort to travel to the cloud forests of Bolivia to find other Sehuencas water frogs and lo and behold, they found Romeo his Juliet.

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Mar 14, 2019
Episode 77: A Giant that's an Anteater
01:07:19

A species many forget, the Giant Anteater when seen captures many hearts. Sadly, the Giant Anteater population is in serious decline and may be heading towards extinction.  Their story highlights the plight of many animals in South America.

Show notes HERE

Mar 05, 2019
Episode 76: It Regenerates, It's the Axolotl
58:53

One of nature’s most amazing creatures, the Axolotl, has the ability to regenerate lost limbs and other body tissues. Sadly, these amphibians are almost extinct in the wild, and scientists are racing to discover its secrets, secrets that could benefit humans and other species.

Show notes HERE

Feb 26, 2019
Episode 75: The Magnificent Mountain Gorilla Part II
01:11:44

We return with more on Gorillas and their conservation. You can read more HERE from our first episode.

Show notes HERE

Feb 19, 2019
Episode 74: Gorilla Conservation with Ron Evans Cincinnati Zoo
59:48

Ron Evans has worked at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden since 1984 as a keeper, supervisor and is currently the Curator of Primates. We spend a captivating hour learning about his work here in the United States and in the wilds of Africa, fighting to preserve these great apes. 

Show notes HERE 

Feb 14, 2019
Episode 73: The Magnificent Mountain Gorilla, Part I
50:12

When you look at the face of a Mountain Gorilla, you are looking back at our own reflection. Gorilla DNA matches 98.4% of humans, and only the Chimpanzee is a tad closer (we share 98.8% DNA). One of our closest relatives, Mountain Gorillas were almost on the brink of extinction, but are now slowly recovering with a focused conservation plan and with the help of ecotourism.

We are dividing this episode into two parts so we can dive deeper into the data of the Mountain Gorilla.

Feb 12, 2019
Episode 72: Pika Who? Ili Pika, that's Who!
01:06:25

Without doubt, the Pika (pie – ka) is one of the most charismatic mammals on Earth. The Ile (ee-lee) Pika from China is endangered and has just been recently been spotted after an absence of nearly 20 years. Listen to learn more about why this species is so special and also critical to science.    

Show notes HERE

Feb 05, 2019
Episode 71: World Wildlife Fund Elephant Specialist Nilanga Jayasinghe
45:34

Nilanga Jayasinghe is a senior program officer for Wildlife Conservation at WWF and focuses on Asian species, particularly elephants, rhinos, tigers and snow leopards. She has more than 15 years of extensive experience in international species conservation and has worked on conservation issues across the board in Asia, Africa and North America. We are extremely fortunate to spend an hour with her talking about her work in conservation. 

 

Show notes HERE 

Jan 29, 2019
Episode 70: Saltys From Down Under, AKA Saltwater Crocodiles
01:10:30

The Saltwater Crocodile is another iconic species to Australia. This largest reptile in the world has earned a fearsome reputation, but when left alone, they serve a critical role as a top predator in their areas of the world.      

Show notes HERE

Jan 22, 2019
Episode 69: Zoo Talk with Bethany Bingham, President of AAZK
52:38

Bethany Bingham is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). She discussed with us about her work in animal conservation and how the AAZk helps and educate zoo keepers from all over the world. 

Show notes HERE

Jan 17, 2019
Episode 68: Immortal, is forever, Jellyfish
01:04:26

Jellyfish are some of the most ancient animals on Earth. One of the most peculiar is the Immortal Jellyfish. This jellyfish theoretically can live forever due to their incredible physiology and adaptations.     

Show notes HERE

Jan 15, 2019
Episode 67: Hmm, Hummingbirds
01:07:23

A charismatic bird, Hummingbirds are unique animals native to the Americas. These fast fliers have incredible physiological adaptations that give them the ability to conduct their aerial acrobatics.  Sadly, over 10% of all Hummingbird species are threatened with extinction.

Show notes HERE

 

 

Jan 08, 2019
Episode 66: Sea Turtle Conservation w/Breanna Ondich
48:58

Ms. Breanna (Bre) Ondich works as a Research Specialist for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia in the United States. We had a wonderful discussion on her work and research in conserving sea turtles from around the world. 

Show notes are HERE 

Jan 03, 2019
Episode 65: Saving Sea Turtles
01:13:17

Sea Turtles are beloved creatures from the ocean. Popular all over the world for their grace and beauty, these animals continue to captivate us. However, they are in peril and a species we need to learn as much as possible to ensure their survival.

Show notes HERE

Jan 01, 2019
Episode 64: Narwhals, Unicorns of the Sea
01:05:12

Once thought to be a mythical creature, the Narwhal (Monodon monoceros), or unicorn of the sea, is a whale that lives on top of the world. These amazing ocean dwelling mammals are known for their single long tusk that lives around and often under the sea ice.

Show notes HERE

Dec 18, 2018
Episode 63: Panda Conservation and Care with Michael Brown-Palsgrove
56:32

As curator of Asia Trail and giant pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo, Michael Brown-Palsgrove directs the care of sloth bears, clouded leopards, fishing cats, Asian small-clawed otters, red pandas and giant pandas. He leads a team of 10 animal care staff in the management of these exhibits. He provides us with incredible insight into the care, conservation and management of Giant Pandas. 

Show notes HERE

Dec 13, 2018
Episode 62: Popular as a Panda
01:15:09

The Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is one of the most iconic, endearing, and amazing animals that has captured hearts all over the world. They have an interesting history and unique physiology for being a bear that eats only vegetation. While their numbers are increasing, and China has put a priority on the preservation of this species, they still need our help.

Show notes HERE

Dec 11, 2018
Episode 61: Almost Gone, the African Wild Ass
01:15:46

In honor of Chris’s book, we are launching our second year with a personal favorite to both of us, the Somali Wild Ass. The African Wild Asses are the wild counterparts to the world’s domestic donkeys. The Somali Wild Ass is the last remaining subspecies and is critically endangered with only 300 animals left worldwide.

The Handbook of Horses and Donkeys (Amazon-US)

The Handbook of Horses and Donkeys (5M)

Show notes HERE

 

Dec 04, 2018
Episode 60: Spectacularly Spooky, the Vampire Bat
01:01:27

Absolutely terrifying in appearance and behavior, yet one of the most incredibly adapted mammals on our planet. The Vampire Bat has some incredible physiology that has been adapted over millions of year. They are the only mammal that survives on a diet entirely of blood.  

Show notes HERE

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Oct 30, 2018
The Week in Conservation for October 26, 2018
38:25

This week we are joined with Jim Weinpress and discuss a variety of issues impacting seabirds, the walrus, vaquita porpoise and more. 

Show notes HERE

Oct 26, 2018
Episode 59: Crikey, it's a Devil, from Tasmania
01:00:09

The Tasmanian Devil sounds ferocious, but is only the size of a small dog. Still, you wouldn’t want to tangle with one. They have a bite force of 1200 psi, greater than a lion and many other large carnivores. However, due to an incredibly rare cancer, these animals are facing extinction.   

Show notes HERE

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Oct 23, 2018
The Week in Conservation for October 18, 2018
41:21

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Oct 19, 2018
Episode 58: Hoo, The Burrowing Owl, That's Who
01:07:39

The Burrowing Owl is one of the most unique owl species on the planet. Rather than nesting or living in trees, these owls find abandoned burrows from squirrels, prairie dogs and other species and claim them as their own. These charismatic birds are highly adapted to their life in the Americas.   

Show notes HERE

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Oct 09, 2018
Episode 57: The Wonderful Walrus
01:11:46

An iconic artic species, the Walrus is one of the largest and heaviest mammals on the planet.  Global warming is having a direct impact on the Walrus, similar to other arctic species. These incredible social animals while surviving near extinction in the 1930s, and now threatened once again.

Show notes HERE

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Oct 02, 2018
Episode 56: Stick Your Neck Out For, Giraffes
01:14:52

The tallest land mammal, the Giraffe was recently put on the endangered species list and is now vulnerable. One of the most loved and recognized animals on Earth is sliding towards extinction. These tall animals have evolved some of the most unique and specialized physiology to survive and thrive in Africa.

Show notes HERE

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Sep 25, 2018
Episode 55: Sumatran Rhino Conservation w/Dr. Barney Long
53:26

This week Angie welcomed back Dr. Barney Long to discuss the plight of the critically-endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros. Dr. Long is involved in the project to save this species and it was announced on September 20, 2018 an ambitious plan to save these animals. A group of conservation groups are working to bringing the remaining 80 or so Sumatran rhinos into captivity to allow these animals to breed. It is an incredible project and a real treat for us to have Dr. Long speak with us. 

Sep 21, 2018
Episode 54: Karma, Karma, Chameleon
01:06:41

One of the world’s most fascinating reptiles, the Chameleon is found in Africa, Madagascar, and small populations in Southern Europe and Asia. Chameleons are incredibly unique reptiles with an uncanny ability to change their skin with a rainbow of colors.  

Show notes HERE

Sep 11, 2018
Episode 53: The King, The Lion
01:21:11

Lions are one of the most iconic species on the planet. Many may think they know there is everything to know about lions, but we will disprove that notion in this episode. Listen to learn about the ‘King of Jungle.’

Show notes HERE

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Sep 04, 2018
Trophy Hunting Discussion w/Corbin Maxey
01:14:37

This was a joint effort with All Creatures Podcast Chris & Angie with Corbin Maxey from Animals to the Max. We all skyped in and had a methodical, eviedence based discussion on the issue of trophy hunting. We defined trophy hunting as the killing of animal only for a "trophy" such as elephant tusks, rhino horns/heads, pelts and others. This is not a discussion on the sport of hunting for food. Let us know what you think on our Facebook page 

Also you can read more here on Corbin Maxeys Website

Aug 28, 2018
Episode 52: Saola Conservation w/Dr. Barney Long
01:05:53

Listen to a fascinating interview from one of our newest animal conservation heros Dr. Barny Long from Global Wildlife Conservation. He discusses the threats and conservation of one of the worlds most rare and elusive animals, the Saola. 

Show notes can be found HERE

Aug 16, 2018
Episode 51: The Asian Unicorn, the Saola
01:08:53

The Saola was the largest mammal discovered in the last 50 years. It has been called one of the greatest zoological findings in the 20th Century. In 1992, this antelope-like animal was discovered by the western world when a survey commissioned by Vietnam and the WWF found the skull of a Saola from a local hunter. Come learn about one of the most mysterious mammals in the world. 

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Aug 14, 2018
The Week in Conservation for August 10, 2018
55:00

This week we discuss the Southern Resident orca whales still in trouble, can animals have emotions, leopard geckos regenerate thier brains, some really fascinating news that is nearly science fiction, and more. Join us. 

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Aug 10, 2018
Episode 50: In the Sea, there be Dragons
01:06:46

The Seadragon is related to the Seahorse and Pipefish. They belong to the family Syngnathidae. There are over 215 species in this family to include: 3 Seadragons, 47 Seahorse, and 165 Pipefish. Seadragons are some of the most elaborate, exotic, gorgeous animals on Earth.

 

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Aug 07, 2018
Episode 49:Antipodes, sub-Antarctic Conservation w/Theo Van Noort
50:43

Theo Van Noort is a Research Associate at the New Zealand Institute of Plant and Food Research. He currently works on entomology, bombiculture and crop pollination, and previously his Master’s research at the University of Auckland examined invasive wasp populations and their effect on pollination. He went to the Antipodes Islands in 2018 to evaluate the effectiveness of the Million Dollar Mouse Project and to evalaute its work on rehabilitating insect populations. 

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Aug 02, 2018
Episode 48: Key Mice, Key to a Healthy Ecosystem
58:48

The Perdido Key Beach Mouse and the Key Largo Cotton Mouse are both endangered species of mouse in the state of Florida in the United States. Both are classified as endangered due to human development, habitat destruction and invasive species such as feral cats. Both are very critical to maintaining healthy ecosystems.

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Jul 31, 2018
The Week in Conservation News for July 27, 2018
53:05

This week Angie & Chris discuss the culling of hippos in Zambia, updates on the Icelandic whale hunt, just how bad is meat for the environment, and other topics. A mixed bag in the world of conservation this week. Check out (image) this new dancing spider (Maratus unicup) discovered in Australia by Jurgen Otto. 

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Jul 27, 2018
Episode 47: Fiona the Hippo w/Christina Gorsuch
01:05:19

Fiona is undoubtedly one of the world's most famous hippos. Born premature and rejected by her mother, our guest Christina Gorsuch and her team raced to save her. 

 

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Jul 26, 2018
Episode 46: Happy Happy Hippo
01:22:31

The Hippopotamus is considered the second heaviest land mammal (7000 lb/3200 kg), behind elephants (13,000 lb/6000 kg). There is debate if it is the second or third largest land mammal since the rhinoceros (5000 lb/2300 kg) can stand taller at 6 feet (1.8 m) compared to a hippo at 5 feet (1.5 m) but not weigh quite as much.  The ancient Greeks called the Hippopotamus the ‘River Horse.’ The name Hippopotamus can be broken down to hippo, meaning horse in ancient Greek, and potamus, meaning river in ancient Greek. These semi-aquatic mammals originated in the rivers, streams and lakes of the African Continent.

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Jul 24, 2018
This Week in Conservation for July 20, 2018
47:22

Angie rejoins the news segement to discuss some interesting stories. New Zealand continues to lead others in conservation of its native plants and wildlife. In Zambia an all womans team of rangers is leading the fight against poaching, while we also discuss indiginous peoples and thier importance to conservaiton, and much more. 

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Jul 20, 2018
Episode 45: Kiwi Conservation w/Dr. Helen Taylor
58:14

Dr. Helen Taylor is a research fellow at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Her work specializes on studying the affects of inbreeding on native species, especially threatened birds. The Little Spotted Kiwi was down to a population of 5 breeding animals and today numbers nearly 1500. Her PhD work studying the genetics of these animals will be critical in helping conservation specialists make the proper decisions when managing endangered species.

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Jul 19, 2018
Episode 44: A New Zealand Treasure, The Kiwi
01:25:33

This week we cover a New Zealand icon, the Kiwi. While this is a long episode it is one not to miss. New Zealand has such a unique biome and is overcoming many incredible challeneges for their native species. We cover the Kiwi and in turn cover how New Zealand is fighting to preserve its natural landscape. 

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Jul 17, 2018
This Week in Conservation for July 13, 2018
45:29

This week we are joined with Jesse Golden. We open up with discussing Iceland's continued whale hunt and the killing of a a critically-endangered blue whale. We then discuss alternatives to thinking of conservation, how palm oil is actually sustainable or not, orcas in trouble in the Pacific, de-extinciton is not the answer and more. Join us to learn about the highlights in the week of conservation news. 

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Jul 13, 2018
Episode 43: Angels of the Deep, The Manta Ray
01:15:58

There are two species of Manta Ray. The Giant Manta Ray (Manta birostris) is the larger of the two. The Reef Manta Ray (Manta alfredi) is the other.  The large ocean-going creatures are found all around the world in temperate oceans. They have been seen as far north as parts of Japan in the Pacific and New Jersey off the coast of the United States. They have been found as far south as northern New Zealand and off the coasts off Ecuador They both are listed as vulnerable and are being fished into extinction. 

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Jul 10, 2018
This Week in Conservation for July 6, 2018
47:55

This week we again are joined with Jim Weinpress. We first discuss how a honey badger went up and attacked a large South African Oryx. Apparently even after being butted and tossed, the honey badger kept at it. Eventually it walked away not injured, except maybe its pride. We then discuss this week's social media storm of an American woman posing with the giraffe she shot and killed in South Africa. Is trophy hunting helping or hurting conservation? We then chat about saildrones from NOAA, the endagered Humbolt Marten and most shocking is the US plan to allow the killing of the critically-endangered Red Wolf. 

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Jul 06, 2018
Episode 42: Snake and Sea Turtle Conservation with Dr. David A. Steen
49:48

Dr. David A. Steen is a wildlife ecologist and renowned scientist studying snakes and now sea turtles. He is currently a research scientist with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia within the United States. He is formally a faculty member from Auburn University where he earned his PhD in 2011. He also earned his Master’s of Science degree from New York-College of Environmental Science and Forestry and his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Steen is an avid science communicator and he reaches thousands each week through his blog and other social media.

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Jul 05, 2018
Episode 41: Rattling with Rattlesnakes
01:16:58

The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) is just 1 of 3,600 species of snake. They belong to the family of Viperidae, which is a family of venomous snakes found throughout the world except Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar, Ireland, Hawaii and other islands.  While feared, death from snake bites are extremely rare (5-6 citizens in the US) compared to other animals and other causes (car accidents). These animals are more afraid of you than you should be of them.  

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Jul 03, 2018
This Week in Conservation for June 29, 2018
44:19

This week we discuss Iceland resuming whaling of the endangered fin whale. Despite international outcry, Iceland this week slaughtered its first fin whale, which is tragic for a protected species. However, much of the other news in conservation is very positive with Canada pledging millions to whale conservation, Chefs fighting for sustainable seafood, jaguars on the rise in Mexico and more. 

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Jun 29, 2018
Episode 40: Hooked on Cape Buffalo
01:14:14

The Cape Buffalo is the common name for the African Buffalo. Known as a cankerous, tough bovid, these animals survive everything Africa throws at them and more. Listen to another fun episode talking about one of the big 5 from Africa. 

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Jun 26, 2018
The Week in Conservation News for June 22, 2018
47:38

This week we are joined with Jim Weinpress. Chirs and Jim discuss the latest on the Amazon rain forest, manatee and bottlenose dolphin research, a discovery on the manta ray, and more. Show notes can be found HERE

Jun 22, 2018
Episode 39: Water Clowns, The North American River Otter
01:08:29

The North American River Otter is a member of the Mustelid family. They range from the southern United States up through Canada and Alaska. While classified as least concern, their populations are in decline.

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Jun 19, 2018
The Week in Conservation News for June 15, 2018
45:59

Amur Leopard births, Nature shows and your health, Britains exintinction crisis, technology helping conservation and more.

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Jun 15, 2018
Episode 38: Manatee Research with Jonathan Cowart
57:44

Jonathan Cowart is finishing his PhD at the University of Florida and is one of the few scientists who understands manatee reproduction. His research is taking him all over the world and in this interview we cover much of his research in manatee reproduction and more. 

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Jun 14, 2018
Episode 37: Manatees, Sea Cows That Don't Moo
01:08:43

Manatees belong to the Sirenian family, which consists of the West Indian Manatee, West African Manatee, and thier relative the Digong. The West Indian Manatee has two subspecies, the Florida and Antillean Manatee. All of these species are listed as vulnerable to extinction. Listen to learn more about these so-called "Sea Cows."

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Jun 12, 2018
The Week in Conservation News for June 8, 2018
43:01

This week we discuss the good news for gorillas, how artificial intelligence is aiding conservation, sad news in Thailand and much more. Show notes can be found here

Jun 08, 2018
Episode 36: Plight of the Pangolin with Bill Zeigler
01:01:52

Pangolins are the number one trafficked animal in the world. People like Mr. Bill Zeigler have dedicated their lives to their conservation and working hard to save other endangered species. Show notes can be found here

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Jun 06, 2018
Episode 35: Ships of the Desert, The Bactrian Camel
01:06:09

Adapted to the extremes of Earth's harshest climates. 

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Jun 05, 2018
The Week in Conservation News for June 1 2018
44:28

Listen as we pick stories highlighting the week in conservation. 

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Jun 01, 2018
Episode 34 Respect, Don't Fear The Hyena
01:14:01

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May 29, 2018
This Week in Conservation for May 25, 2018
41:18
May 25, 2018
Episode 33: Animal Care with Jim Weinpress
50:33

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May 24, 2018
Episode 33 The Inconceivable Naked Mole Rat
01:11:17

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May 22, 2018
All Creatures Animal Conservation News May 18, 2018
45:31
May 18, 2018
Episode 31: The Prehistoric Alligator Snapping Turtle
01:06:15

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May 15, 2018
Episode 30: Animal Advocate & Educator Corbin Maxey
01:07:20

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May 08, 2018
Episode 29: Autumn Lindey and Red Wolf Conservation
45:17

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May 03, 2018
Episode 28 Last Howl of the Red Wolf
57:48

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May 01, 2018
Episode 27: Dr Kim Goetz Blue Whale Conservation
01:00:41

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Apr 26, 2018
Episode 26: The Blue Whale, Yes, They're That Big
01:18:48

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Apr 24, 2018
Episode 25: Dr Sarah Schulwitz and American Kestrel Conservation
50:11

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Apr 19, 2018
Episode 24: The Harpy that's an Eagle
58:05

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Apr 17, 2018
Episode 23: It's not a Whale, it's a Whale Shark
58:12

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Apr 10, 2018
Episode 22: Black-footed Ferret Conservation and Recovery
45:55

Episode 22: Interview with Dr. Satymire on Black-footed ferret

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Apr 05, 2018
Episode 21 Rhino Relocation in Africa
47:22

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Apr 03, 2018
Episode 20: Trafficked, The Pangolin Story
56:42

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Mar 27, 2018
Episode 19: The Omniscient Orangutan
59:09

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Mar 20, 2018
Episode 18A: Jesse Golden & Okapi Conservation
40:54

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Mar 15, 2018
Episode 18: The Elusive Okapi
57:54

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Mar 13, 2018
Episode 17: The Peculiar Platypus
58:55

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Mar 06, 2018
Episode 16: Busting Bat Myths
47:38

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Feb 27, 2018
Episode 15: Your BFF, the Black Footed Ferret
56:29

Once though extinct, the Black Footed Ferret has bounced back. In the early 1980s it was thought these animals went extinct. It was not until a small family group was found in a remote area of Wyoming within the United States were these animals were saved. Listen to the amazing story of these fuzzy creatures.

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Feb 13, 2018
Episode 14: Watch your toes, the Vampire Squid
58:15

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Feb 06, 2018
Episode 15a: Suzanne Smith, Amazon River Dolphin Conservation
01:00:21

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Jan 30, 2018
EPISODE 13: A Giant, The Burmese Python
58:56

To be published

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Jan 23, 2018
Episode 12: California Dreaming, The Condor
59:58

TBP

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Jan 16, 2018
Episode 11A: Neagha Leonard, Cat Ba Conservation Project
34:59

Neagha Leonard, Director of the Cat Ba Conservation Project. Notes to be updated soon.

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Jan 12, 2018
Episode 11: Rock the Cat Ba Langur
54:43

Episode 11: Rock the Cat Ba Langur

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Jan 09, 2018
Episode 10: Hijinks with the Honey Badger
58:19

Episode 10: Hijinks with the Honey Badger

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Jan 02, 2018
Episode 9a: Dr. Erin Curry, Cincinnati Zoo
28:54

Listen to an interview of Dr. Erin Curry, Polar Bear reproductive specialist from the Cincinanti Zoo.

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Dec 27, 2017
Episode 9: Ice Bear, aka The Polar Bear
59:09

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Dec 26, 2017
Episode 8: Santa's Favorite, The Reindeer
01:02:06

Episode 8 Santa's Favorite, The Reindeer

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Dec 19, 2017
Episode 7: Two for one, Vaquita Porpoise and River Dolphins
01:04:30

Episode 7 Vaquita Porpoise and River Dolphins

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Dec 12, 2017
Episode 6: Truly Wild, The Przewalski's Horse
01:11:47

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Dec 05, 2017
Episode 5: The Elusive Leopard
01:14:42

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Nov 28, 2017
Episode 4: Beware, Poison Dart Frogs
01:00:34

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Nov 21, 2017
Episode 3: It's All About the Horn, The Rhinoceros
01:07:34

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Nov 14, 2017
Episode 2: The Gentle Giants, The Elephant
01:00:06

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Nov 14, 2017
Episode 1: Living During a Mass Extinction
31:48
Nov 10, 2017