Episode 63: Panda Conservation and Care with Michael Brown-Palsgrove

December 13, 2018

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. 

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Episode 62: Popular as a Panda

December 11, 2018

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.

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Episode 61: Almost Gone, the African Wild Ass

December 4, 2018

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)

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Episode 60: Spectacularly Spooky, the Vampire Bat

October 30, 2018

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.  

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The Week in Conservation for October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018

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

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Episode 59: Crikey, it’s a Devil, from Tasmania

October 23, 2018

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.   

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Episode 58: Hoo, The Burrowing Owl, That’s Who

October 9, 2018

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.   

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Episode 57: The Wonderful Walrus

October 2, 2018

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.

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Episode 56: Stick Your Neck Out For, Giraffes

September 25, 2018

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.

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