Sifakas Slipping Away
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2d ago
This episode of the All Creatures Podcast, scientists Chris and Angie embark on a journey to highlight the critically endangered status of Sifakas, a type of lemur native to Madagascar. They discuss the various species of Sifakas, their unique adaptations, such as their elongated intestinal tract and extraordinary leaping abilities, and the significant challenges these animals face due to habitat loss, hunting, and the pet trade. The episode features an insightful interview with conservation researcher Dr. Abby Ross, who shares her experiences working to save lemurs in Madagascar. Additionally ..read more
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A Whaler at Twilight with Conservationist Alexander Brash
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by All Creatures Podcast
1w ago
In this podcast, host Chris converses with Alexander Brash, author of 'A Whaler at Twilight,' a true account exploring the history of whaling and themes of redemption in the South Pacific. Brash shares his unique background, tracing his roots back to a great-great-grandfather who was a whaler, yet how he himself turned towards conservation, becoming a passionate advocate for wildlife and environmental protection. The discussion delves into Brash's extensive career in conservation, his motivations for writing the book, and the intricate history of whaling, alongside the personal journey of his ..read more
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Extraordinary Echidnas
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by All Creatures Podcast
2w ago
This episode of the All Creatures Podcast delves into one of the world's most obscure mammals, the echidna. Hosts Chris and Angie explore this unique creature's physiology, including its spines, pouch, and reptile-like legs, highlighting its distinction from anteaters. The podcast covers the echidna's endangered status, the significance of the Taronga Zoo in Sydney in echidna conservation, and the fascinating aspects of echidna reproduction, including the male's four-headed penis and the female's pouch for raising their egg-laying young, known as puggles. With insights from their visit to the ..read more
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The Venomous Gila Monster
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3w ago
This episode dives into the fascinating world of the Gila Monster, inspired by a request from Sam of the Turtle Tortoise Preservation Group. Hosts Chris and Angie explore this venomous lizard, unique to the United States, discussing its venomous nature, diet, habitat, and surprising contributions to modern medicine through a venom-derived diabetes and weight loss drug. They also touch on the Gila Monster's slow reproductive rate and near-threatened status due to habitat destruction and climate change. Additionally, the episode emphasizes the importance of education and conservation, featuring ..read more
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Arctic Foxes Rewind
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by All Creatures Podcast
1M ago
We are releasing this older podcast again on the Arctic Fox. Backing up the newest episode, Lemmings, Arctic Foxes are another critical species in the Arctic ecosystem equation. Both species play such vital roles in keeping our ecosystems healthy. From this episode in 2021, we continue our winter (summer in Southern Hemisphere) we celebrate with a true survivor. The Arctic Fox is one of the most adaptable small mammals on our planet. Surviving in the harsh extremes of the Arctic, these special canids are built to survive. From their physiology to behavior, the Arctic Fox is a pure joy to learn ..read more
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Lemmings Don't Leap
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by All Creatures Podcast
1M ago
In this podcast episode dive into the world of lemmings, focusing on Arctic lemmings but also discussing other species. Chris and Angie explore the lemmings' habitats, behaviors, and the significance of their role in the Arctic ecosystem. A significant part of the episode debunks the myth of lemming mass suicide, explaining the origins and realities behind this misconception. They highlight the lemmings' importance to the food web, discussing how lemmings' population cycles affect predators and the vegetation in their habitats. Additionally, the hosts touch on the impact of climate change on l ..read more
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Traveling with Tibetan Antelope
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by All Creatures Podcast
1M ago
This episode delves into the intriguing world of the Tibetan antelope, also known as the chiru, inspired by the Apple TV+'s EarthSounds series. Hosts Chris and Angie share their fascination for this unique animal, particularly its notable vocalizations which are highlighted in the series. Living in one of the most inhospitable environments on the planet, the Tibetan antelope's loud, bellowing calls are a vital communication tool for territory and mating. The episode touches on various aspects of the antelope's life, including its migration patterns, mating behaviors, and the conservation succe ..read more
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Earthsounds, Hear Our Planet Like Never Before
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by All Creatures Podcast
2M ago
The podcast features a discussion with Dr. Angie Adkin, the host, and the producers of the Apple TV+ documentary series 'Earthsounds', Alex Williamson and Sam Hodgson. The series, which took over three years to produce, captures the rich and often unheard sonic landscapes of our planet, from deserts to the vocalizations of snow leopards, using cutting-edge technology. Alex and Sam delve into their personal journeys into nature documentary production, the innovative sound recording techniques employed, and the remarkable animal vocalizations they recorded. They also discuss the conservation mes ..read more
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Tree Kangaroo Conservation w/Dr Lisa Dabek
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by All Creatures Podcast
2M ago
In this episode of All Creatures Podcast, host Angie interviews Dr. Lisa Dabek, a tree kangaroo conservation expert from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Dabek discusses her journey into conservation, starting the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) in 1996, and the current efforts in protecting the Machi's tree kangaroo in Papua New Guinea. The conversation highlights the collaboration with local communities for habitat protection, the unique characteristics and challenges facing tree kangaroos, and the integral role of zoos in conservation efforts. Dr. Dabek shares her ..read more
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Puffins, Clowns of the Sea
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by All Creatures Podcast
2M ago
In this episode of the All Creatures podcast, hosts Chris and Angie delve into the intriguing world of puffins, often referred to as the clowns of the sea. They discuss the physical characteristics, behavior, and migratory patterns of puffins, focusing on the Atlantic puffin's vulnerability and the significant threats to its population. The hosts share personal anecdotes and emphasize the importance of conservation efforts to protect these birds. The episode also highlights interesting facts about puffins, including their nesting habits, courtship rituals, and the various threats they face. Ad ..read more
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