Rossifari Podcast - Zoos, Aquariums, and Animal Conservation artwork

Rossifari Podcast - Zoos, Aquariums, and Animal Conservation

298 episodes - English - Latest episode: 7 days ago -

The Rossifari Podcast brings my love of zoos, aquariums, rescues, and rehab facilities to you! Each episode features an interview with someone who works at one of these facilities. We talk about different species, individual animals, conservation efforts, nutrition...all kinds of stuff. This is a podcast suitable for all ages, but we will discuss topics like mating behaviors and euthanasia. If you're a fan of zoos, or have ever wondered what exactly a zookeeper does, how aquariums manage to keep all that water so clean, or just want to hear a bunch of amazing stories about incredible animals, and the people that take care of them, this is the podcast for you! Check us out online at www.rossifari.com and on all social media platforms @rossifari. Support the show at patreon.com/rossifari. Check out the merch at rossifari.redbubble.com.

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Bless and Release with Elena and Lisa of the Akron Zoo

January 24, 2023 05:00 - 1 hour - 45.4 MB

Today, the Safari heads back to Akron, Ohio, for a conversation with two friends of the pod: Elena and Lisa! Elena is the Marking and PR Manager of the Akron Zoo, and we spend about a half hour talking about the ins and outs of that job, how impactful it can be, how hurtful trolls can be, and why her and I have cracked "the code." Then, after that, we head into the red panda habitat with keeper Lisa and Lulu the red panda, for a training session and lots of red panda facts!  EPISODE LINKS: ...

Rossifari Zoo News SPECIAL EDITION: Let's Go To Zoo Camp!

January 21, 2023 05:00 - 18 minutes - 12.6 MB

Dateline January 21, 2023: With excitement building all around the country as sign-ups for zoo camps begin, Rossifari Zoo News is here to bring you an interview with an actual zoo camper who attended zoo camp at Zoo America in Hershey, PA, last year! Tune in to find out what happens at zoo camp, how much fun it is, and why you should sign your child (or yourself, if you're allowed) up for zoo camp!  ROSSIFARI LINKS:  patreon.com/rossifari  @rossifari on Venmo  @rossifari on socials  @rossif...

Rossifari Zoo News 1/20/23 - The Zoo Sabotage Edition with Special Guest Elena Bell of The Akron Zoo!

January 20, 2023 05:00 - 44 minutes - 30.8 MB

Dateline: January 20, 2023. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we start with the top aquariums in the US, discuss the Dallas Zoo sabotage, talk about parthenogenesis at Shedd Aquarium, say goodbye to beloved animals at Akron, Zoo Atlanta, Woodland Park Zoo, and more! In Conservation News, we talk about duck hunting, wolf hunting, polar bear hunting (kind of), snakes in Florida, an...

The Crepuscular Couple with Dr. Marina Blanco and Dr. Lydia Greene of the Duke Lemur Center

January 17, 2023 05:00 - 1 hour - 48.1 MB

Today, the Safari heads back to the Duke Lemur Center to bring you a second interview with Dr. Lydia Greene, the most popular Rossifari guest of 2022! She helps me interview Dr. Marina Blanco, a Duke Lemur Center scientist focused on hibernation in lemurs. Marina also just happens to be Lydia's wife! This episode is so much fun as we both delve into a very interesting and detailed scientific topic and also have a lot of fun goofing around discussing their relationship and the ins and outs of...

Rossifari Zoo News 1/13/23 - Let's Make Betty White Day A Thing Edition!

January 13, 2023 05:00 - 43 minutes - 30.1 MB

Dateline: January 13, 2023. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we start with some sad news but then some happy news from the Cincinnati Zoo, discuss the birth of many animals, and the deaths of a few, and give praise to a very cool person at Oklahoma Aquarium, and more! In Conservation News, we talk about drones, films, Leonardo DiCaprio, and more...and it all has to do with conse...

Finally, an Episode with Red Pandas! with Amy Haddock of Brandywine Zoo

January 10, 2023 05:00 - 38 minutes - 26.5 MB

Today, the Safari heads back to Brandywine Zoo, the only AZA accredited zoo in Delaware! We sit down with assistant curator Amy Haddock to talk about red pandas, condors, red pandas, lemurs, red pandas, tortoises, and red pandas. Ok, I admit it, this is an episode where I just really wanted to focus on red pandas! Shocker! But it's a great episode where we actually get to listen in on a red panda training session and have some fun learning about both Amy and the animals she cares for! EPISO...

Rossifari Zoo News 1/6/23: Thor Defeats Fireworks Edition With A Special Guest!

January 06, 2023 05:00 - 34 minutes - 24 MB

Dateline: January 6, 2023. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we start with a very special announcement with a very special guest! Then we talk about the latest drama (not really) around Fiona, how the Brevard Zoo is helping to save a critically endangered species, a different kind of victory for the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, how the Oakland Zoo is helping another mountain l...

Real Life Pokemon Go! with Noah Strycker, Professional Birder

January 03, 2023 05:00 - 45 minutes - 31 MB

The Safari launches 2023 with a really different episode! Today, I'm bringing you my interview with Noah Strycker, a professional birder who has some incredible stories to share. He's the author of National Geographic's Birding Basics book, and by the end of this episode, you're going to be inspired to start birding! We talk about the year he spent traveling the world to see as many birds as possible, how birding ties into conservation, what it means to be a birder, how to start birding, and...

Rossifari Zoo News 12/30/22 - Happy New Year Edition!

December 30, 2022 05:00 - 36 minutes - 25.4 MB

Dateline: December 30, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we talk about some amazing and exciting births, look at the impact of the major storms around the country, examine a couple tough deaths,  and more!  In Conservation News, we talk about pink iguanas, how many new species were discovered last year (at just one facility), and the impact of the pandemic on voters as it p...

So Much Stuff From So Many People 2022

December 27, 2022 05:00 - 18 minutes - 12.6 MB

Today, the Safari is here to bring you the Patron Bonus Audio Pitch Episode 2022! In case you don't know it, I have a Patreon account that allows you to support the podcast for as little as $3 a month! And my Patrons get exclusive audio from many of my interviews. So today, to give myself a little break at the end of the year, and to also maybe convince some of y'all to sign up, I am bringing you a quick look at some of the audio you can get this year if you go and sign up for my Patreon!  ...

Rossifari Zoo News 12/23/22 - Lots of Sad Stories Edition

December 23, 2022 05:00 - 39 minutes - 27.2 MB

Dateline: December 23, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we start off with 11 really sad stories (sorry) before talking about the name of the red panda cub at Trevor Zoo, good news about the oldest red panda in the US, a cool elephant pregnancy at Toledo Zoo, and more!  In Conservation News, we talk about how Avatar is helping oceans, more about the Big Cat Safety Act, the ...

Some Chick At The Zoo with Becky Bell of Elmwood Park Zoo

December 20, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 43.9 MB

Today, the Safari heads back to my home zoo, Elmwood Park Zoo, to sit down with Event Manager Becky Bell. Becky is not only the Event Manager at the zoo, but is also the person who planned my recent wedding with my now-wife and I. And let's just say that Zoë and I were either not very easy, or way too easy, depending on how you look at it. This episode is a LOT of fun...we talk about what it's like to plan events at a zoo, how the various departments coordinate, and we have a bunch of animal...

Rossifari Zoo News 12/15/22 - The Cool Your Jets Timothy Edition

December 16, 2022 05:00 - 31 minutes - 21.9 MB

Dateline: December 16, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we talk about the relationship between Timothy and Fiona now that Tucker has arrived, our friend Stevie fox, some movement in the gorilla troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a scary penguin story, and more!  In Conservation News, we talk about a breakthrough in clean energy, a HUGE breakthrough for Northern White ...

Knight of the Round Table with Chelsea Wellmer of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

December 13, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 46 MB

Today, the Safari heads to Denver, Colorado, to sit down with Chelsea Wellmer of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. We talk about what palm oil is, what it means for it to be sustainable, and what that means for you and how you shop! Along the way we talk about Chelsea's work at the Cincinnati Zoo and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The RSPO is a really unique organization, inviting stakeholders from all sides to participate, with incredible results.  Patrons, this episode includes bonus audio ...

Rossifari Zoo News 12/09/22 - The Jonathan The Old Bisexual Tortoise Edition

December 09, 2022 05:00 - 37 minutes - 25.6 MB

Dateline: December 9, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we talk about a very special trip to Mystic Aquarium, Rhubarb the sloth at Beardsley Zoo, changes coming to the Indianapolis Zoo, and more!  In Conservation News, we talk about the passage of The Big Cat Safety Act in the Senate, how ebikes are helping save wildlife, the real effect of offshore wind energy production, ...

The Stoner Turtle with Gary Lunsford and Sarah Henry of Buttonwood Park Zoo

December 06, 2022 05:00 - 38 minutes - 26.7 MB

Today, the Safari heads back to Massachusetts to pod-favorite Buttonwood Park Zoo, to sit down and talk to new zoo director Gary Lunsford. Gary has only been at the zoo a few months, and we talk about what it's like to pick up and move to a new community and take over a beloved institution like Buttonwood Park Zoo. We also get into some fun questions and answers with Sarah Henry, who you have already come to know and love from my previous episodes at Buttonwood Park Zoo!  EPISODE LINKS:  ww...

Rossifari Zoo News 12/02/22 - The Polar Bear Twins Edition

December 02, 2022 06:00 - 35 minutes - 24.4 MB

Dateline: December 2, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we talk about the birth of twin polar bears at the Toledo Zoo, the effectiveness of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's sea otter rehabilitation program, say goodbye to the oldest reticulated giraffe and elephant bull in the US, and SO much more!  In Conservation News, we talk about the latest bat species to be declared endang...

Wrestling with Orangutans with Leif Cocks of The Orangutan Project (and more)

November 29, 2022 05:00 - 58 minutes - 40 MB

Today, the Safari heads to Australia (well, digitally, anyway) to sit down with Leif Cocks. Leif is a conservationist, a philosopher, and the founder of The Orangutan Project, The International Tiger Project, The International Elephant Project, Wildlife Conservation International, and Forests For People! We go deep on his work to save orangutans, and talk about the ways philosophy and conservation intertwine. This is a really different, impactful, and inspirational episode.  EPISODE LINKS: ...

Rossifari Zoo News 11/25/22 - You Ate Mammoth Poop Yesterday (Not Really) Edition

November 25, 2022 05:00 - 38 minutes - 26.4 MB

Dateline: November 25, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we talk about some zoo holiday stuff, a cute video and story out of Sedgwick County Zoo, important births at the National Zoo and The Wilds, an incredible story from our friends at Mote Marine Lab, and SO much more!  In Conservation News, we talk about the largest dam removal in US history, a pigeon rediscovery, a mov...

Literal Heaven: Buttonwood Park Zoo with Steph Durette-Medeiros of Buttonwood Park Zoo

November 22, 2022 05:00 - 48 minutes - 33.5 MB

Today the Safari heads back to Buttonwood Park Zoo for some red panda time! This entire interview was recorded in the red panda night house and then on exhibit with Jacob and Marie, the red pandas at the zoo! We talk about their first cub, Kodo (now at another zoo on a breeding rec), painting with pandas, and so much more!  EPISODE LINKS:  @buttonwoodparkzoo on social media  www.bwpzoo.org  ROSSIFARI LINKS:  patreon.com/rossifari to support the pod  @rossifari on social media  @rossifaripo...

Rossifari Zoo News 11/18/22 - Fiona Is Blowing Minds Edition!

November 18, 2022 05:00 - 34 minutes - 24 MB

Dateline: November 18, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we talk about the Philly/HoustonWorld Series as applied to zoos, say goodbye to a beloved sea turtle at Adventure Aquarium, talk about one of the funniest stories I've seen for a long time (which pertains to Fiona the hippo), and SO much more!  In Conservation News, we talk about tiger sharks doing research, problems ...

Curating Student Curators with Ann Najork and Hannah Coon of The Trevor Zoo

November 15, 2022 05:00 - 36 minutes - 25.3 MB

Today, the Safari brings you another interview from the AZA Annual Conference in Baltimore. I interview Hannah Coon and Ann Najork, two student curators at the only high school in America with an AZA-accredited zoo, The Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School! We talk about what it means to be a student zookeeper, and what types of leadership are required of student curators. We also talk red pandas and other incredible species, and get SO many Rossifari Poop Stories!  EPISODE LINKS:  @trevorzoomill...

Rossifari Zoo News 11/11/22 - The Cyberstalker Edition!

November 11, 2022 05:00 - 39 minutes - 27.4 MB

Dateline: November 11, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we talk about baby pandas and tree kangaroo joeys, and baby hippos and even some non-baby animal news!  In Conservation News, we talk about shooting wolves with paintballs, blue whales, and a new owl species! And in Other News, we discuss our feelings...no, wait. We discuss whether bees have feelings. We also discuss...

The Overlooked Opossum with Sarah Lynn Bowser of The Oakland Zoo

November 08, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 53.4 MB

Today, the Safari heads to Oakland to sit down with Sarah Lynn Bowser, an incredible guest who shares her love of ambassador animals with the pod. We talk all about the ethics of ambassador animals, and even get to meet a few. This is one of those episodes where, at the end, I'm just like, "This is why I do this work."  EPISODE LINKS:  oaklandzoo.org  @oaklandzoo  @sarahlynnbowser  @overlooked_opossum  theoverlookedopossum.com  ROSSIFARI LINKS:  rossifari.com  @rossifari on socials  @rossi...

Rossifari Zoo News 11/04/22 - The Get Out And Vote (for a maned wolf) Edition!

November 04, 2022 04:00 - 34 minutes - 23.9 MB

Dateline: November 4, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we talk about the Extreme Zoo Makeover competition, talk about peclets and a baby hyena, say goodbye to an elephant and a red panda, discuss the lions that escaped at Taronga Zoo, and more!  In Conservation News, we talk about right whale numbers, a way to help red pandas more than usual, and how the Florida heat is af...

Binturong Buddies! with Rick Schwartz of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

November 01, 2022 04:00 - 58 minutes - 40.3 MB

Today, the Safari heads to San Diego for my honeymoon...and I bring you all along with me! First stop: The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where I sat down with Rick Schwartz, Ambassador of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. If you've ever seen any of the videos SDZWA puts out, or visited the social media pages of the Zoo or Safari Park, then you know exactly who Rick is. In this episode, we talk about how Rick became what he is today, and how the San Diego Zoo evolved in such a way that still ...

BONUS EPISODE: The Rossifari Spooky Spectacular - Zombie Chimps Edition!

October 31, 2022 04:00 - 14 minutes - 10.3 MB

Even though I'm super busy right now, I couldn't let another year go by without doing something fun on the pod to celebrate Halloween! So it is time for another Spooky Spectacular, this time as a mini-sode with Tiffany James of Zoo Knoxville and Sarah Lynn Bowser of The Oakland Zoo (more from her soon!).  ROSSIFARI LINKS:  www.rossifari.com  patreon.com/rossifari  @rossifari on social media  @rossifaripod on TikTok 

Rossifari Zoo News 10/28/22 - It's Me, I'm The News Edition

October 28, 2022 04:00 - 38 minutes - 26.3 MB

Dateline: October 28, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we start off by saying goodbye to a number of amazing zoo animals, including Baby Spice at the Toronto Zoo, then we talk about a lioness with a mane, the amazing surgery coming for a famous elephant in Albuquerque, share my first thoughts on the Henry Villas Zoo report, and more!  In Conservation News, we talk about em...

Drumming with Elephants with Katie Harding and Mike Weaver of Buttonwood Park Zoo

October 25, 2022 04:00 - 44 minutes - 30.9 MB

This is the one you've been waiting for! Today, the Safari heads to Buttonwood Park Zoo in Massachusetts to talk you through the currently viral video you've all been watching...me drumming with Emily, one of the elephants at Buttonwood Park Zoo! I talk you through the entire experience, playing a lot of audio along the way, and sharing my thoughts and feelings. Then, after that, I spend a few minutes interviewing Katie Harding and Mike Weaver, two of the elephant keepers at the zoo! You'll ...

Rossifari Zoo News 10/21/22 - The Goodbye To The Bestest Boy Edition

October 21, 2022 04:00 - 36 minutes - 25.2 MB

Dateline: October 21, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we talk about a new sensory-friendly experience at the Akron Zoo, genetics research at the San Diego and National Zoos, share fake stories about okapis (or, let's be real, faux-kapi), and more!  In Conservation News, we discuss the state of birds in the US, talk about a new whale that was found and now needs conserving...

The World's Largest Dog with Clay Carbajal of The Abilene Zoo and The Wild Side with Clay!

October 18, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 45.9 MB

Today, the Safari brings you an interview recorded AT the AZA Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. I'm talking to Clay Carbajal of The Abilene Zoo and The Wild Side with Clay, a YouTube series that Clay hosts and produces! This is a really deep episode, in which we discuss Clay's career, his unique path to his current job, and his time working at SeaWorld...during the Blackfish controversy. We delve into that topic, and the magical connection to wildlife that is so essential to us as humans. ...

Rossifari Zoo News 10/13/22 - The Faux-kapi Edition!

October 14, 2022 04:00 - 32 minutes - 22.3 MB

Dateline: October 14, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   I'm on my honeymoon this week, so we start the episode off with Zoë and I telling you all about our zoo wedding and honeymoon so far! Then we get to a brief news episode: In Zoo News, we talk about the new elephant expansion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, two stories from the Toronto Zoo, how two red pandas are writing checks, a...

What The Seal Is Going On Here? with Shane Gorbett of the Columbus Zoo and The ABMA!

October 11, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 50.5 MB

Today, the Safari heads back to Columbus, Ohio, to sit down with Shane Gorbett! We talk about his life before Columbus, taking care of the pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) at the zoo, and The Animal Behavior Management Association (ABMA). This is a really fun and goofy episode that I'm really excited to share with y'all!  EPISODE LINKS:  @columbuszoo  columbuszoo.org  @theabma on Instagram and Facebook theabma.org  ROSSIFARI LINKS:  patreon.com/rossifari to support the pod and hear bonus co...

Rossifari Zoo News 10/07/22 - Shellebrate Good Times Edition!

October 07, 2022 04:00 - 37 minutes - 25.6 MB

Dateline: October 7, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!  In Zoo News, we have so many amazing turtle conservation stories from local zoos, say goodbye to a few animals I really loved, and say hello to some amazing new animals, including some koala joeys! In Conservation News, we discuss African penguins in need, sadness in the battle to save red wolves, and the discovery of a binturong i...

BONUS EPISODE! Podswap with The Avian Behavior Podcast from Hillary Hankey!

October 06, 2022 04:00 - 53 minutes - 36.6 MB

Today, the Safari brings you a bonus episode from former guest and awesome friend of the pod, Hillary Hankey. Hillary runs The Avian Behavior Lab and also does free flight work with birds in Escondido, CA, and was a guest on an episode of the podcast last season! Today, you get an episode of her podcast, The Avian Behavior Podcast, talking all about mentorships in the animal field. Mentorships are actually something I'm very passionate about, so I'm excited for y'all to hear from a world-ren...

The Ultimate Podcast of Big Cats with Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup, Nat Geo Explorers

October 04, 2022 04:00 - 59 minutes - 40.7 MB

Today, the Safari heads all around the world with National Geographic Explorers Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup! This amazing couple takes us through what it means to be a Nat Geo Explorer, what life is like in the field trying to catch photos of big cats, how an inspired artist can truly make a difference, and so much more! We also touch on the Big Cat Safety Act currently going through Congress, and even discuss Tiger King a bit!  EPISODE LINKS:  bigcatvoices.org  stevewinterphoto.com  @st...

Rossifari Zoo News 09/30/22 - The Hurricane Ian Edition

September 30, 2022 04:00 - 33 minutes - 22.8 MB

Dateline: September 30, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we talk about Hurricane Ian and Florida facilities, Adira moving to the San Diego Zoo, the Potter Park Zoo red panda cub naming contest, some cool frog stories, and so much more! In Conservation News, we discuss AI helping whales, a PA town coming together to save a rare dog breed, red wolf conservation efforts, ospr...

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad...Bunny?!?!?! with Emily Mack and Tiffany James of Zoo Knoxville

September 27, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 47.4 MB

Today, the Safari stays put in Knoxville, but our story certainly doesn't. Last week, I brought you an interview with Emily Mack, a hoofstock keeper at Zoo Knoxville who teamed up with recurring guest Tiffany James, also from Zoo Knoxville, to head to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab in South Africa to do some in situ conservation work! Now they are both here to share all about their time in Africa! You'll hear amazing stories about a famous honey badger, why Zoo Knoxville is such an amazing conser...

Rossifari Zoo News 09/23/23 - The Toronto Zoo Social Media Team Wins Edition!

September 23, 2022 05:00 - 41 minutes - 28.4 MB

Dateline: September 23, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we talk about controversy at Marineland in Canada, share cool red panda news, talk about an adorable manatee, have two stories about sperm, and so much more! In Conservation News, we discuss the project moving wild-caught African cheetahs to India, discuss the extinction status of the dugong, look at the status of wi...

The Brontes of Zookeeping with Emily Mack of Zoo Knoxville

September 20, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 44.7 MB

Today, the Safari heads back to Knoxville to sit down with hoofstock keeper Emily Mack! We talk all about zebras and giraffe, including some amazing birth stories.  The entire Poop Story section is absolutely incredible. You'll also get to hear about Emily teaming up with former guest Tiffany James to book a trip to Africa to work with animals over there...and next week, Emily will be back with Tiffany to tell you all about that experience!  EPISODE LINKS:  www.zooknoxville.org  @zooknoxvil...

Rossifari Zoo News 09/16/22 - International Red Panda Day Edition!

September 16, 2022 04:00 - 44 minutes - 30.9 MB

Dateline: September 16, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we learn the names of some bintlets, make Colleen Lenehan happy, talk about a few viral otter stories, say goodbye to an ancient lion and adorable elephant shrew, and so much  more! In Conservation News, we discuss sea turtle nesting patterns, another movie with a monkey, talk about a cool dog, and have some really g...

Lost a Red Panda? We Can Help! with Justin Fairchild of Red Panda Finder!

September 13, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 45.8 MB

Today, the Safari heads back to California to sit down with my good friend Justin Fairchild, the brains behind www.redpandafinder.com ! Red Panda Finder is a website devoted to tracking the genealogy, location, births, and deaths of the red panda population in the US, in Japan, and beyond, sharing a bunch of information about each animal along with a TON of amazing pics (more than a few of which come from Rossifari!). It's a really cool website that has really helped connect the "fanda" comm...

Rossifari Zoo News 09/09/22 - American Hippos and Drumming Chimps Edition!

September 09, 2022 04:00 - 44 minutes - 30.6 MB

Dateline: September 9, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we follow up on our Noah's Ark story, talk about a lot of the stuff going on at Henry Vilas Zoo right now, discuss flooding at Roger Williams Park Zoo, touch on a few animal escapes, and more! In Conservation News, we discuss both kinds of pandas, a new SAFE program, hope for whales, and more! And in Other News, we t...

Bubble Butt and Bubble Brain with Kassie Harrold and Kyle Snell of OdySea Aquarium

September 06, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 41.4 MB

Today, the Safari heads to Scottsdale, AZ, to visit OdySea Aquarium! I got to do a dual interview with Senior Animal Care Specialist Kassie Harrold and Animal Care Specialist Kyle Snell! We talk about some amazing and unique exhibit design at OdySea, go through a discuss of the fun personalities and tragic stories that brought each individual sea turtle to the aquarium, and then discuss the sharks and rays that make OdySea home! It's a truly wonderful discussion! And, since we have two guest...

Rossifari Zoo News 09/02/22 - LIVE(ISH)! From the AZA National Conference with Katie Propp and Dr. Zoë Vesley-Gross

September 02, 2022 04:00 - 45 minutes - 31.4 MB

Dateline: September 2, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a special edition bringing YOU to the AZA National Conference! Today, we step away from our normal reporting to bring you an in-depth look at what life is like at the AZA National Conference! Katie Propp of Penguins International, Dr. Zoë Vesley-Gross and I sit down and take you through the first part of the conference, talking about the ambiance, the experience, and even some of the sessions we all attended! You'll get a great fe...

Breaking Bird with Nick Lopez of ABQ BioPark

August 30, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 48 MB

Today, the Safari heads to Albuquerque (ABQ), land of not only Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, but also some pretty amazing birds and other animals that live at ABQ BioPark! I got to hang out with Nick Lopez, a bird keeper at the zoo, and a bunch of his flock! We are talking corvids and hornbills and cranes and so much more! We also talk about the job Nick has taken since leaving the BioPark, and also the unique career path that got him into ZooKeeping.  EPISODE LINKS:  @oldmrbrightside ...

Rossifari Zoo News 08/26/22 - Is Noah's Ark Sinking? Edition

August 26, 2022 04:00 - 45 minutes - 31.4 MB

Dateline: August 26, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we look at a weird story about Noah's Ark sanctuary in Georgia, talk about zoo insurance at the Philly Zoo, share small ways people are making a big difference at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Adventure Aquarium, share some updates to recent stories, and more! In Conservation News, we discuss the latest in the attempt to ...

How To Speak Animal with Dr. Gabby Wild, NatGeo and WCS Veterinarian, Author, and more!

August 23, 2022 04:00 - 51 minutes - 35.3 MB

Today, the Safari heads to New York City to sit down with Dr. Gabby Wild to talk about her new book, How To Speak Animal! This is an awesome book dealing with animal communication, and we discuss some incredible examples of the complex world of animal communication, and how humans and animals communicate as well.  Dr. Wild is also a NatGeo and WCS veterinarian, can be seen on the NatGeo Kids show Animal Jam, is the world's only elephant acupuncturist, and is an eco-fashionista! Suffice to sa...

Rossifari Zoo News 08/19/22 - Goodbye, Poppy Edition

August 19, 2022 04:00 - 42 minutes - 29.2 MB

Dateline: August 19, 2022. Rossifari Zoo News is back with a round up of the latest news in the world of zoos, aquariums, conservation, and animal weirdness!   In Zoo News, we start off with 5 stories about red pandas, talk about the Vancouver wolf situation, feature two stories about baby hippos, and more! In Conservation News, we discuss the new climate bill in the US, the potential return of the Tasmanian tiger, and discuss the potential release of Lolita the killer whale! And in Other...

Exit Through The Gift Shop with Colleen Lenahan of The Akron Zoo

August 16, 2022 04:00 - 44 minutes - 30.9 MB

Today, we head back to the Akron Zoo to sit down with Colleen Lenahan, the buyer for the gift shop, who also works on the social media team and does SO much more! Colleen is a longtime fan and supporter of the podcast, and if you're recognizing the name, it's because I say it EVERY WEEK in Zoo News, as she is always sending me material.  But today we sit down to talk about her job at the Akron Zoo.  What goes into making a gift shop special? How much creative and artistic license to buyers g...

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