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Zoo Logic with animal trainer, zoo advocate, and ZOOmility author, Dr. Grey Stafford, is a weekly conversation with zoo, aquarium, and animal experts about Nature, wildlife, pets, animal training with positive reinforcement, health and welfare, research, conservation, and education, sustainability, zoo politics, activism and legislation, and all things animals! On Zoo Logic, we’ll go behind the scenes with animal professionals and influencers from around the world to explore the latest Zoos News and issues affecting wildlife, wild places, and people. Communicating with humor, cool stories, and candor, we’ll discover the interdependent connection between civilization, conservation, and commerce.

Zoo Logic Dr. Grey Stafford

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Zoo Logic with animal trainer, zoo advocate, and ZOOmility author, Dr. Grey Stafford, is a weekly conversation with zoo, aquarium, and animal experts about Nature, wildlife, pets, animal training with positive reinforcement, health and welfare, research, conservation, and education, sustainability, zoo politics, activism and legislation, and all things animals! On Zoo Logic, we’ll go behind the scenes with animal professionals and influencers from around the world to explore the latest Zoos News and issues affecting wildlife, wild places, and people. Communicating with humor, cool stories, and candor, we’ll discover the interdependent connection between civilization, conservation, and commerce.

    Conserving Rattlesnakes?

    Conserving Rattlesnakes?

    Whether you are thrilled or terrified by them, people of all ages seem drawn to ectotherms like rattlesnakes. The Rattlesnake Conservancy works to change the public narrative about the value of these animals by educating communities, professionals, and first responders on how to safely handle and live alongside them. The conservancy also conducts and supports conservation research into various environmental and human caused threats to rattlesnake species survival.

    • 31 min
    Inferno Down Under

    Inferno Down Under

    Historic wildfires across Australia threaten some of the most iconic species on earth. Scientist estimate over 1 billion animals may have perished to date, including tens of thousands of individual animals from already threatened and endangered species such as the koala. Giving a firsthand account of the species and critical habitats affected is Australian trainer, behavior consultant, and wildlife conservationist Jade Fountain. Plus, a real time update by the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia.

    • 44 min
    Zoo School Sweethearts

    Zoo School Sweethearts

    Conservation education has been a passion for Susan and David Kleven since meeting at America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College. Upon graduation and with the help of family they launched Animal Edutainment to teach wildlife conservation education to school children and the public. After working side by side for years, Sue accepted the role as director of the Frank Buck zoo and David launched Animal Care Software. Together they are involved with improving and promoting the Zoological Association of America.

    • 43 min
    KONG ZOO

    KONG ZOO

    Historically, large zoo animal enrichment items that are safe, won't break teeth or scratch view panels have been limited to the creativity of zookeepers as they repurpose materials like firehoses and hard plastic barrels. A new effort led by the creative mind behind the KONG company, maker of pet toys, hopes to ensure all species have access to enrichment. Two KONGZOO.com guests discuss manufacturing challenges using natural rubber to create welfare tools that are much larger than anything ever attempted.

    • 35 min
    Modern Training at Medieval Times

    Modern Training at Medieval Times

    Medieval Times is an international family dinner theatre experience featuring trained Andalusian horses and saker falcons. To lean more about how the animals and performers are trained and learn to work together, we talked with two animal professionals from the newest Medieval Times castle located in Arizona. According to the company's website, the guest experience is based upon authentic Medieval history and is the true story of a noble family with documentation dating back to the 11th Century.

    • 29 min
    Steve Martin

    Steve Martin

    Steve Martin is the founder of Natural Encounters, a Florida-based company that has created complex conservation focused free-flight bird shows for zoological facilities across the globe. He teaches animals and zoo professionals with positive reinforcement and believes in preparing them for the chaos of the real world by not "training in a vacuum."  Steve suggest we make our own luck by taking chances, being willing to try something new, and embracing the value of making mistakes and learning from them.

    • 44 min

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Love this podcast! However the second the host says that he is pro ‘ethical’ hunting for conservation I delete the episode. The experts are very insightful!

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