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Wild For Life is the Toronto Zoo podcast that brings you behind the scenes and unveils the "hidden zoo." Each episode brings you information on the critical conservation work that protects endangered species and works to preserve biodiversity. You will hear from nutritionists, ecologists, veterinarians, social scientists, wildlife biologists, and more that are working hard to help protect wildlife from all over the world.

Wild For Life The Toronto Zoo

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Wild For Life is the Toronto Zoo podcast that brings you behind the scenes and unveils the "hidden zoo." Each episode brings you information on the critical conservation work that protects endangered species and works to preserve biodiversity. You will hear from nutritionists, ecologists, veterinarians, social scientists, wildlife biologists, and more that are working hard to help protect wildlife from all over the world.

    The Story of Todd the Red Fox at the Toronto Zoo

    The Story of Todd the Red Fox at the Toronto Zoo

    You are probably familiar with the animal that we are going to cover today. These animals are found all over the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario. They are also found in many other places that you may not realize. In fact, there may be many things that you don’t know about our animals today even though we see them often. Erica Jacques, Zookeeper at the Toronto Zoo, joins me to discuss Todd the red fox. Todd was rescued after he was found abandoned. 
    Erica discusses how the Zoo built a new habitat for Todd that would stimulate his active mind and provide him with everything that he needs, including the health care and nutrition that he would not have had in the wild. 

    • 28 min
    Explore Goat World at the Toronto Zoo

    Explore Goat World at the Toronto Zoo

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Corbett today on the podcast to discuss the New Goat World habitat at the Toronto Zoo. The habitat offers goats a chance to climb, cross bridges, and climb the “Toronto Zoo” structure where guests can get a great photo!
    Amanda tells you about the goat species we have at the Zoo and how the Zookeepers look after them, including their behavioural husbandry. 

    • 29 min
    Conservation Genetics of the Bison at the Toronto Zoo

    Conservation Genetics of the Bison at the Toronto Zoo

    Dr. Liz Okruhlik joins me on the podcast to discuss how she got her new position at the Toronto Zoo. She is the Conservation Research Veterinarian and hands down have THE best title in conservation. Dr. Liz tells me about the incredible work involving the conservation genetics of bison, camels, and white rhinos at the Zoo. 
     
    We discuss the importance of genetic diversity within a wild population to maintain resiliency.

    • 38 min
    Studying Orangutan Behaviour Between Two Exhibits at the Toronto Zoo

    Studying Orangutan Behaviour Between Two Exhibits at the Toronto Zoo

    Ezekiel Gading joins me on the podcast to discuss his Master’s research thesis of studying the animal behaviour of one of the most charismatic animals in the animal kingdom, the orangutan. Ezekiel in conjunction with the Toronto Zoo has a unique opportunity to study how the Sumatran orangutans at the Zoo will behave after the move from the current indoor habitat to their new outdoor habitat. 
    Ezekiel and I discuss the science behind studying behaviour and how scientists measure animal welfare. Listen in on this great discussion on orangutan behaviour and how this species will adapt to their new outdoor home.

    • 47 min
    Plastic-Free July Competition that you can join with the Toronto Zoo

    Plastic-Free July Competition that you can join with the Toronto Zoo

    The Toronto Zoo is participating in an international competition called Plastic-Free July to lead by example in the fight against using single-use plastics. Kyla Greenham, Manager of Conservation Programs and Environment, joins me on the podcast to tell you how the competition works; how you can reduce your single-use plastic pollution; how the Zoo is reducing their single-use plastic use on their grounds; and, how technology is being used to prevent single-use plastic from entering the Great Lakes. 
     
    Would you like to reduce your plastic footprint? Join the challenge by clicking the following link: https://plasticfree.ecochallenge.org/ 
     
    Use the password: TZ2021to join the Toronto Zoo team and help us win the competition.

    • 37 min
    The Amazing Tree Kangaroo at the Toronto Zoo

    The Amazing Tree Kangaroo at the Toronto Zoo

    Ryan Hegarty, the Lead Keeper at the Australasia Pavilion at the Toronto Zoo, joins me to discuss the amazing Tree Kangaroo. These cute animals have adapted to live in trees with their long nails on their front paws and their rigid tail used for balance. Ryan gives us the details on what it’s like to care for Puzzle, the Zoo’s Tree Kangaroo. 
     Ryan also discusses the threats to the species in the wild and the Species Survival Plan (SSP) that is designed to preserve and protect species.

    • 33 min

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Love it!!

I’ve learned so much thank you for this!!

alstorjo ,

Hello!

Hello my name is Alyson and I am seven and in second grade I am a huge fan of the zoo that the podcast is talking about I LOVE ANIMALS and nature I am a farm girl i used y
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crazyscientistfarmer ,

Serious question

Do I pay you or you pay me to hang out with the horny gorillas?

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