122 episodes

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

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.9, 54 Ratings

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.

    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hvaldimir?

    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hvaldimir?

    More than a year after his arrival in the waters of Norway, Hvaldimir, a trained beluga whale is surviving on his own while still seeking the company of his human family. Whether it's sleeping under maintenance boats at fish farms or engaging with people in crowded waterways, Hvaldimir may be living free in the open ocean but he's anything but wild. Marine mammal expert Lindsay Rubincam shares how a social media network tracking his whereabouts is helping a team of volunteers insure his future well being.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Proactive Aggression Management Using Positive Reinforcement

    Proactive Aggression Management Using Positive Reinforcement

    Animal training experts Chuck Tompkins and Ted Turner return for a third installment to discuss how operant conditioning using positive reinforcement in managed care can reduce the frequency and intensity of aggressive behaviors directed at other animals, caregivers, or the immediate environment. The goal is not to react to or try to suppress aggressive responses as traditional punishment-based training often calls for, but to prevent the conditions that create fear or frustration before aggression occurs.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Rising Tide Conservation

    Rising Tide Conservation

    Renowned veterinary pathologist and researcher, Dr. Judy St. Leger is president of Rising Tide Conservation. According to its website, RTC helps develop and promote aquaculture of marine ornamental fish species through the collaborative efforts of researchers, public aquaria, hobbyists, pet industry professionals, and conservation groups. RTC facilitates sustainability by supporting aquaculture research to reduce the impacts of wild fish collection on these populations and the coral reefs where they live.

    • 34 min
    Correcting the Narrative: what recent research actually teaches us about cetaceans in our care and in the wild

    Correcting the Narrative: what recent research actually teaches us about cetaceans in our care and in the wild

    This special episode features a series of presentations based on current peer-reviewed papers about dolphin life expectancy, orca longevity, cetacean dive physiology, and rebuttals of Marino et al 2019. Panelists Kelly Jaakkola, Kevin Willis, Andreas Fahlman, Heather Hill, Kathleen Dudzinski & Jason Bruck present data as well as commentary on an orca welfare paper that never should have cleared the peer-review process because it offered unsupported opinion as science and misused citations of previous work.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Pacific Marine Mammal Center

    Pacific Marine Mammal Center

    Dr. Hendrik Nollens describes his new role as VP of Conservation Medicine and Science at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. In addition to stranding events along the entire coastline of Orange County, the PMMC has an ongoing role in public education as well as assisting cetaceans entangled by fishing debris. Dr. Nollens sees advancements in veterinary medicine and animal husbandry developed in zoological facilities being increasingly utilized to intervene proactively with wild marine animals in need.

    • 35 min
    A Conversation About Race and Zoos

    A Conversation About Race and Zoos

    Modern zoos and aquariums are agents for positive change. Through conservation, education, research, and the display of amazing animals, they inspire us to care about wildlife. Still, these organizations so dedicated to preserving biodiversity are, in fact, not all that diverse in terms of their workforce, especially across animal-related occupations. Given ongoing historical protests for racial equality and justice, how are zoos working to overcome past and present challenges to build more diverse teams?

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Bryandw ,

Keep on keeping

Makes even the hottest Phoenix day go by a little smoother for this zookeeper! Thanks for everything you do!

Cetacean Lover ,

Awesome and Informative

Zoologic is a great and educational podcast.

DaveDACZM ,

veterinarian

If you are interested in thoughtful insight into the animal kingdom and human’s responsibilities for animals don’t miss any episodes of Zoo Logic. Tuning into any episode will be an interesting, entertaining, and worthwhile use of your time. The format lets you listen in while you are in the car, doing dishes, or any other time that suits you. Thanks, Grey, for putting these podcasts together!

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