151 episodes

Join us, Ellen and Christian Weatherford, while we review your favorite species of animals and rate them out of ten in the categories of effectiveness, ingenuity and aesthetics.
More information can be found at justthezooofus.com 😊
Got a species you want us to review? Submit your animal friend to us at ellen@justthezooofus.com and when we review your animal we'll give you a shoutout! 😊
Cover art by Mrs. Brainbow (Taylor Gordon-Wood). Theme music by Louie Zong.

Just the Zoo of Us Ellen & Christian Weatherford

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 158 Ratings

Join us, Ellen and Christian Weatherford, while we review your favorite species of animals and rate them out of ten in the categories of effectiveness, ingenuity and aesthetics.
More information can be found at justthezooofus.com 😊
Got a species you want us to review? Submit your animal friend to us at ellen@justthezooofus.com and when we review your animal we'll give you a shoutout! 😊
Cover art by Mrs. Brainbow (Taylor Gordon-Wood). Theme music by Louie Zong.

    149: Red-Tailed Hawk w/ Maya Higa!

    149: Red-Tailed Hawk w/ Maya Higa!

    Join Ellen & conservationist, wildlife educator and streamer Maya Higa to talk about one of the toughest, bravest predators in the sky: red-tailed hawks!

    • 45 min
    148: Japanese Spider Crab & Saharan Silver Ant

    148: Japanese Spider Crab & Saharan Silver Ant

    Christian reads the manual to the Japanese spider crab & Ellen turns up the heat with the Saharan silver ant.

    • 52 min
    147: Assassin Bugs w/ Ilan Domnich!

    147: Assassin Bugs w/ Ilan Domnich!

    Ellen & special guest, entomologist Ilan Domnich, review a fascinating family of bugs that are always one slow, methodical step ahead of the competition: assassin bugs!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    146: Hedgehog & Bandicoot

    146: Hedgehog & Bandicoot

    Ellen rolls around at the speed of sound with the European hedgehog & Christian crashes the party with the eastern barred bandicoot.

    • 53 min
    145: Owl Monkeys w/ Alexi Grousis!

    145: Owl Monkeys w/ Alexi Grousis!

    Ellen & special guest, zookeeper & host of the We Out Here podcast Alexi Grousis, review a unique and mysterious creature bouncing around rainforest canopies by the light of the moon: owl monkeys!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    144: A Grand Scale Adventure

    144: A Grand Scale Adventure

    Ellen & Christian play Dungeons & Dragons.

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Justine377 ,

Weekly dose of happiness

I’ve always been an avid animal lover and this podcast was JUST the thing I needed right when I needed it. Being basically the same age as Ellen, her humor hits just right and the nostalgic video game references both her and Christian make have me smiling so widely. I feel like I’m just vibing with my two friends every episode. I’ve recommended this podcast to practically everyone I know. Really, honestly, 5 out of 5 stars.

Listener_Amelia ,

I look forward to Wednesdays.

This podcast is an absolute treat, and I eagerly await the new episodes every week! While the information that Christian and Ellen share is fun and interesting, what engages me most is how the hosts and guests share how they think about the animals that they study.

I have noticed my critical thinking skills grow as I listen to this podcast. The show’s format provides a solid study template for any new research subject. Christian and Ellen balance curiosity and discovery while simultaneously teaching adults and kids how to ask questions and ultimately how to learn.

This show is for everyone young, old, and in between. You are never too small to ask big questions, and never too like to be curious. Thank you so much, Christian, Ellen, and all of your guests!

Kalen E. D. ,

So great!!!

Ok, so I’m pretty sure everybody has listened to those podcasts where you send a review, and they never respond or do that episode. I sent a suggestion and it was only two episodes before they did it! I love ❤️ how attentive they are to their listeners. And, overall the whole idea and layout is just wonderful! So funny! YOU WILL LOVE ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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