226 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

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    • 4.9 • 75 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.

    Animals in Biomedical Research Today

    Animals in Biomedical Research Today

    Given the lack of familiarity on the current state of animals in research combined with deliberate misinformation by animal rights organizations, it's no wonder people have doubts about the use of animals for biomedical studies. Dr Cindy Buckmaster, Director of Public Outreach for the National Animal Interest Alliance and host of the podcast, GetReal! describes why animals are still necessary to develop therapeutic solutions for human and animal diseases.  She also discusses the various levels of oversight for animals in research as well as the multidisciplinary approach to ensure the best possible husbandry care and welfare for animals. 
    Animal Care Software
    KONG Zoo
    Zoo Logic

    • 36 min
    Ghosted By PeTA

    Ghosted By PeTA

    From time to time Zoo Logic is approached by publishers, animal facilities, and individuals requesting to appear on this podcast. Recently, we were approached by a publisher in what can only be described as the most unexpected guest request ever! The publisher had re-issued an updated 30th anniversary edition of Free the Animals, written by none other than PeTA founder, Ingrid Newkirk. After sending a review copy and scheduling the interview, communications coming from the publisher and PeTA began to decline and eventually cease altogether. Apparently, the team representing Ms. Newkirk developed cold feet. Undaunted, we examine the book which describes the formation of the Animal Liberation Front in North America in the early 1980's. Given the advancements in the law, oversight, and public awareness of animal testing since the book's first release decades ago, the question for Ms Newkirk and the author of her foreword, actor Joaquin Phoenix, is whether their message of resorting to criminal acts and property destruction to achieve animal liberation is relevant today.
    Animal Care Software
    KONG Zoo
    Zoo Logic
     

    • 20 min
    The Extraordinary Monarch Butterfly

    The Extraordinary Monarch Butterfly

    Recently, the IUCN Red List announced its findings that the Monarch Butterfly population had declined between 22% and 72% in just the past decade. As a result of this latest census, which largely attributes the dramatic population decline to habitat loss and overuse of pesticides, the species is now listed as endangered by the IUCN. Butterfly Wonderland's director of education, Adriane Grimaldi helps us understand this amazing species and its incredible yearly migration from Canada to Mexico. Plus, she describes what each of us can do to help preserve and restore the monarch.
    Animal Care Software
    KONG Zoo
    Zoo Logic

    • 31 min
    Life, Love & Conservation with Carolyn Hennesy

    Life, Love & Conservation with Carolyn Hennesy

    Emmy winner, best-selling author, and animal advocate Carolyn Hennesy shares news on the launch of her new podcast: Life, Love  and Conservation. We also learn more about her work as an actor and how she's able to channel the light and dark she says lies within each of us to create memorable characters on stage and screen. Plus, she reveals her professional link to the Star Wars universe and her family connection to the original Star Trek series.
    Animal Care Software
    KONG Zoo
    Zoo Logic

    • 43 min
    The World's First Whale Sanctuary part 2

    The World's First Whale Sanctuary part 2

    After 15 months of constant care to restore JJ the gray whale calf to health and to prepare her for life in the wild, the complex day to return her back to the sea had arrived. Marine mammal expert Keith Yip describes the apprehension he and his team experienced as they attempted to safely transport the largest living creature in history.  
    Plus, a moment to remember the passing of a marine mammal medicine and science icon, Dr. Sam Ridgway.
    Animal Care Software
    KONG Zoo
    Zoo Logic
    ZOOmility

    • 41 min
    The World's First Whale Sanctuary

    The World's First Whale Sanctuary

    A quarter of a century ago, SeaWorld San Diego received a days old, nearly one ton gray whale calf whose mother was nowhere to be found and was presumed dead from a possible boat strike. With no previous data or experience on the neonatal nutritional and husbandry needs of a large species of baleen whale, SeaWorld's Keith Yip and the rest of the animal team set about the impossible task of saving an emaciated and dehydrated calf on the verge of death. What began as a long-shot turned into world wide interest in the first-of-its-kind rescue, rehabilitation, study, and eventual return to the ocean of a 31 foot, 19,000 pound gray whale some 15 months later. Part 1.
    Animal Care Software
    KONG Zoo
    Zoo Logic
    ZOOmility

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

divebookreader ,

Informative podcast

Like learning about zoos, aquariums, and the industry.

jayfray96 ,

Educational

I love this podcast because I feel like I am always learning new things. Whether you’re just starting out in the zoo field, have been in the field for years, or just want to learn more about animals, this podcast is great for all animal lovers!

Bryandw ,

Keep on keeping

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

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