All Creatures Podcast
All Creatures Kids Episode 18: Little Bundles of Joy, aka Otters

All Creatures Kids Episode 18: Little Bundles of Joy, aka Otters

May 17, 2022

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

 

Episode 278: Fanciful Flying Lemurs, aka Colugos

Episode 278: Fanciful Flying Lemurs, aka Colugos

May 4, 2022

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. 

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Episode 277: Bear Cats, aka the Binturong

Episode 277: Bear Cats, aka the Binturong

April 27, 2022

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

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Episode 276: Raising Awareness in our Children w/Author Sarah Woodard

Episode 276: Raising Awareness in our Children w/Author Sarah Woodard

April 20, 2022

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

 

Episode 275: Harmony of the Humpback Whale

Episode 275: Harmony of the Humpback Whale

April 13, 2022

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.

 

 

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

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

April 6, 2022

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

 

All Creatures Kids Episode 17: Red Ruffed Lemurs

All Creatures Kids Episode 17: Red Ruffed Lemurs

March 30, 2022

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 

 

 

Episode 273: Water Walking Wonders, the Basilisks

Episode 273: Water Walking Wonders, the Basilisks

March 23, 2022

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 

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Episode 272: Zoo Educator & Texas Lobo Coalition Founder Hope Carr

Episode 272: Zoo Educator & Texas Lobo Coalition Founder Hope Carr

March 17, 2022

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

 

Episode 271: Animal Chaplain and Author Sarah Bowen

Episode 271: Animal Chaplain and Author Sarah Bowen

March 9, 2022

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

 

 

 

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