Create your own self-guided podcast audio tours to the San Diego Zoo. Visit our unique exhibits like Monkey Trails, Absolutely Apes, the Giant Panda Research Station, Gorilla Tropics, Polar Bear Plunge, and more, and learn about the amazing animals that live in the habitats at the San Diego Zoo.
iZoofari Chat: Panda Cub Naming Ceremony
Listen in on the naming ceremony for our newest baby panda, now named Zhen Zhen. Hosted by Debbie Andreen.
iZoofari Chat: Elephant Baby at the Wild Animal Park
Wild Animal Park elephant keeper Curtis Lehman gives us an update on the four, soon-to-be five, baby elephants at the Wild Animal Park. Hosted by Debbie Andreen.
iZoofari Chat: Mei Sheng Memories
Giant panda keeper Kathy Hawke shares her memories of Mei Sheng, the four-year-old panda who began his journey to China today. Hosted by Debbie Andreen.
iZoofari Chat: Koala Communication
Research Coordinator Jennifer Tobey, and animal care supervisor Chris Hamlin Andrus talk about how koalas use vocalization and scent marking to communicate. Hosted by Debbie Andreen.
iZoofari Chat: Panda Cub Update/Naming
Panda researcher Suzanne Hall discusses the panda cub's progress at 10 weeks of age. She also updates us on the process for taking name suggestions for the cub from San Diego Zoo visitors. Hosted by Debbie Andreen.
iZoofari Chat: Releasing Endangered Hawaiian Birds
The San Diego Zoo is involved in a program to save some tiny endangered birds native to Hawaii. In this episode, conservation program manager Alan Lieberman talks about a recent release of captive-bred Hawaii creepers and 'akepa into their native habitat. Hosted by Debbie Andreen.
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Forever Zoo Member Approval!
Oh gosh, this explains things to the weary ear at the zoo very well. I used it for guests I brought to the zoo, and they thought of it as "really cool" and "very informative".
I have been a memeber of the San Diego Zoo since childhood (early, early childhood) and having gone there so many times, I am sure this is a great podcast to new and returning guests.
I love it. So interesting! :)
the closest thing to being there
I'm saving up to go to the zoo. In the meantime, I've been listening to these. They really explain the animals, and their habitats. The Panda ones are especially good, because they talk about Su-Lin, the newest panda baby I've gotten to know since her birth on the panda cam.
My only problem with these is perhaps they should have been merged to one podcast for each animal instead of several, so I don't have to keep moving my click wheel when I am listening on my ipod.
Monkey Trails - Good but ...
I recently visited the zoo with iPod and the Monkey Trails podcast. The information in the podcasts is great and adds to the visit, however it is hard to know when to play each segment. It would be great if the zoo would put indicators on the cage to let you know what chapter you should be listening to. It was a little frustrating to have to figure out which chapter went with which cage as they did not appear to be in order.
Overal, they are great, just missing the logistics.