42 episodes

Go behind-the-scenes with animal professionals and experts at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Join in-depth discussions about wildlife, endangered species and conservation. From mammals to reptiles to birds, learn more about your favorite animals and what the Zoo is doing off exhibit to help protect them.

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Go behind-the-scenes with animal professionals and experts at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Join in-depth discussions about wildlife, endangered species and conservation. From mammals to reptiles to birds, learn more about your favorite animals and what the Zoo is doing off exhibit to help protect them.

    Off Exhibit: Turtle in Trouble

    Off Exhibit: Turtle in Trouble

    Episode #41 – Turtle in Trouble They are a Maryland native species and extremely endangered, so when the call came to the Zoo Hospital saying a wild bog turtle from Delaware needed medical treatment we quickly agreed to help. In an exciting twist, it was discovered that the injured turtle was carrying eggs! On this […]

    • 16 min
    Off Exhibit: Growing Sustainability

    Off Exhibit: Growing Sustainability

    Episode #40 The Zoo’s sustainability program is growing, quite literally, in the Commissary Department. With so many mouths to feed here at the Zoo, our grocery list is a long one. Commissary Manager Andrew Young is one of the people responsible for managing and fulfilling that list, so he’s also one of the greatest champions […]

    • 15 min
    Off Exhibit: The Science of Birthing Polar Bears

    Off Exhibit: The Science of Birthing Polar Bears

    Episode #39 Polar bear pregnancies are complex and unique. They’re one of only a few animals that mate and then become pregnant months later due to something called delayed implantation. As the polar bear population continues to decline biologists are turning to artificial insemination in the hopes of bolstering their numbers and learning more about […]

    • 30 min
    Off Exhibit: Out of the Box Conservation

    Off Exhibit: Out of the Box Conservation

    Episode #38 Box turtles are on exhibit in the Maryland Wilderness, but it’s also not uncommon to see wild box turtles throughout the Zoo. These unique reptiles are native to Maryland and much of the United States, however, like many other local species they are facing challenges from habitat loss and land development. For close […]

    • 21 min
    Off Exhibit: Julius’ Story

    Off Exhibit: Julius’ Story

    Episode #37 In June of this year, the Zoo welcomed its second giraffe calf in less than a few months. The excitement of Kesi’s first calf, however, was quickly replaced with concern as it was clear from the beginning that this giraffe newborn was in need of help. For four very intense weeks, the animal […]

    • 57 min
    Off Exhibit: Success on Swan Lake

    Off Exhibit: Success on Swan Lake

    Episode #36 It’s a conservation success story that’s taking flight at the Zoo. Trumpeter swans are both big and beautiful waterfowl that up until recent years had been critically endangered in the United States. Thanks to efforts by government agencies, wildlife organizations and zoos their numbers continue to rebound. In 2014, the Maryland Zoo was […]

    • 25 min

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