Episode 74: Gorilla Conservation with Ron Evans Cincinnati Zoo

February 14, 2019

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. 

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Episode 73: The Magnificent Mountain Gorilla, Part I

February 12, 2019

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.

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Episode 72: Pika Who? Ili Pika, that’s Who!

February 5, 2019

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.    

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Episode 71: World Wildlife Fund Elephant Specialist Nilanga Jayasinghe

January 29, 2019

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. 

 

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Episode 70: Saltys From Down Under, AKA Saltwater Crocodiles

January 22, 2019

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.      

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Episode 69: Zoo Talk with Bethany Bingham, President of AAZK

January 17, 2019

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. 

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Episode 68: Immortal, is forever, Jellyfish

January 15, 2019

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.     

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Episode 67: Hmm, Hummingbirds

January 8, 2019

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.

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Episode 66: Sea Turtle Conservation w/Breanna Ondich

January 3, 2019

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. 

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Episode 65: Saving Sea Turtles

December 31, 2018

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.

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