102 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)!

Just the Zoo of Us Ellen & Christian Weatherford

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 72 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)!

    103: Malayan Tapir & Lone Star Tick

    103: Malayan Tapir & Lone Star Tick

    Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen takes a look at the long-snouted Malayan tapir & Christian checks every nook and cranny for lone star ticks.

    • 49 min
    102: Plants w/ Dr. Vikram Baliga!

    102: Plants w/ Dr. Vikram Baliga!

    Join Ellen & special guest, horticulturist Dr. Vikram Baliga, for a review of... plants! We left the animal kingdom for this look at some of the fascinating adaptations that plants have made to stay thriving. In this episode, we discuss millenia-old trees, diabolical beetle-trapping lilies, living toilets, cold-blooded plant warfare happening right in front of our eyes, and other fun facts guaranteed to give you a deeper appreciation for the plant life all around us.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    101: Mantis Shrimp w/ Alice Chou!

    101: Mantis Shrimp w/ Alice Chou!

    Join Ellen & special guest, marine neurobiologist Alice Chou, for a review of the ocean's feisty boxers, mantis shrimps! In this episode, we discuss why the mantis shrimp is so good at punching stuff, what's up with their funky disco eyes, and other delectable treats for your brain.

    • 45 min
    100th Episode Q&A Celebration!

    100th Episode Q&A Celebration!

    Join Ellen & Christian for a special episode answering questions from our beautiful listeners about topics including (but not limited to): making the podcast, things we've learned about animals and nature, our favorite video games, and more!

    • 58 min
    99: Bald Eagles w/ Patch, creator of TierZoo!

    99: Bald Eagles w/ Patch, creator of TierZoo!

    Join Ellen & special guest Patch, creator of zoology-meets-gaming web series TierZoo, for a review of North America's iconic raptor, the bald eagle. In this episode we discuss the intersection between ecology and video games as well as how the bald eagle measures up to its competitors.

    Find TierZoo on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!

    • 30 min
    98: Cockroaches w/ Charles Wallace!

    98: Cockroaches w/ Charles Wallace!

    Join Ellen & special guest entomologist Charles Wallace for a review of nature's oft-maligned rogues, cockroaches! In this episode, we bust myths about the roaches that cozy up to human spaces, learn about some of the fascinating strategies that different types of roaches all over the world use to thrive, and give these hardy insects some long overdue praise.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

big mommy karen ,

I have an animal for you

I would LOVE it if you wound do the hermit crab they are my fav animals and I have pet Herms

HymenpoteraGal ,

Fun for all nature animal lovers!

Ellen and her partner have created a fun, groovy and different podcast! I love how they have created their rating system for all the different animals! Such a fabulous podcast for all those who want to learn interesting and fun facts about funky animals!

zoecology ,

This podcast makes me happy

Just the Zoo of Us is a total light in the midst of a pretty dark year. As a grad student studying animal ecology, I’m constantly learning new things and being inspired by Ellen, Christian, and their guests.

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