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Jungle Deep - Episode 28 Tigers Forever

1/2/2014
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How do camera traps work? How has poaching changed over time? How many tigers are left in the wild? What is the greatest need for saving tigers from extinction? Science and nature writer, Sharon Guynup, and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, answer these and many more questions about nature's greatest, most beautiful, and endangered predator, the tiger. Questions or Comments? Send them to: ken@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Tigers Forever on...

Duration:00:33:34

Jungle Deep - Episode 27 Wildlife Poet Olivia Binfield

10/24/2013
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Over 2 MILLION views on YouTube and a standing ovation on Britain’s Got Talent represents an unprecedented success for 7 year old Wildlife Poet Olivia. What other conservationist has delivered their message to so many and looked so charming doing it? Olivia Binfield is a conservation hero in my eyes, and I think you will think so, too. Today we get to meet and talk to Olivia and her mum, in England, about how Olivia did it, why she did it, and what she is doing now to help save animals....

Duration:00:31:21

Jungle Deep - Episode 26 Mongabay's Rhett Butler

10/10/2013
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When you want information about the tropical rain forest, maybe diverse information like, the effects of rainforest destruction on climate change, the mining practices for gold in Brazil, the breeding behavior of jaguars, or of the use of drones in monitoring wildlife in Borneo - where would you go? Online, for sure - but to which website? Well, teachers, students, company CEOs, academic PHDs, environmental NGOs, and government officials have been going to the most visited website on the...

Jungle Deep - Episode 24 Sloths with Stephanie Arne

9/12/2013
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Hello, and welcome. We are going to talk with our Field Correspondent, Stephanie Arne from the Honolulu Zoo about Sloths. If you were lucky enough to spot one in the trees of the South American rain forest, it would look like a stringy clump of moss and algae in the branches overhead. It wouldn't seem to move, because they move so slowly. And because they live upside down, hanging from tree branches, you wouldn't recognize one as being an animal at all. But when you get to know a sloth...

Duration:00:30:23

Jungle Deep - Episode 23 Allie Boyer, Teenager, Raises Thousands for Orangutans

8/15/2013
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Now we get to have a conversation with the one I call, a Rock Star of conservation, the Orangutan's best friend - Allie Boyer. She is a 14 year old who cares about wildlife and decided to DO something about species extinction. Allie has raised thousands of dollars to help save Orangutans! I consider Allie, and her mom, Pam, to be inspirations for all of us . And Allie has proven that children can do important things to help save endangered species. Share this story with your children. In...

Jungle Deep - Episode 22 Environmental Progress with Dr. Russ Mittermeier

7/30/2013
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So what did happen in 2012? As a fan of Jungle Deep, you will know that we had an Earth Summit this summer. But there were several other important conferences this year, too. We will hear about: - The IUCN Congress - the International Union for Conservation of Nature get-together about species conservation which took place in South Korea in September. - The Biodiversity Convention in India, in October, producing new numbers about the great contribution of Indigenous Community Conservation...

Jungle Deep - Episode 21 I Was a Hollywood Tarzan Part 2

7/15/2013
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This is Part 2 of our conversation with character actor and star of the 1959 Hollywood movie, Tarzan, the Ape Man, Denny Miller! In part 1 we got to hear about Denny's early experiences in Hollywood and playing the part of Tarzan. We heard that the Asian Elephants used in the movie had to wear rubber ears to look like African Elephants, that riding elephants entailed using ladders to mount them and since a saddle was out of the question, Tarzan has to worry about a bad chaffing problem as...

Duration:00:33:50

Jungle Deep - Special Edition - Wild Guide Competition

6/24/2013
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How many of us would love to make a living exploring exotic places while starring on our own television adventure show with a huge audience? That is the possibility for these three contestants: Stephanie Arne, Thiago Bahia, and Reggie Busse. We explore what it is like to compete for a spot as a host of a famous and popular wildlife TV show. Mutual of Omaha has held this video contest on YouTube, visited by over 5 MILLION viewers, to find the right person to host a 50th anniversary webisode...

Jungle Deep - Episode 20 I Was a Hollywood Tarzan

6/6/2013
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This is a particularly fun and funny episode today. We are going to get the inside scoop about what it is like to be a Hollywood Tarzan, through our conversation with actor Denny Miller. Move over Spock! Did you know that the elephants in the Tarzan movies were the first to wear ear appliances? Did you know that Tarzan used a ladder to get on top of his elephant? Did you consider that with an elephant's rough hide, there quickly develops a severe chafing problem when you are wearing only a...

Duration:00:31:52

Jungle Deep - Episode 19 Coffee

5/24/2013
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To the uninitiated it can be amazing to learn about just how many items we use and enjoy on a daily basis that come from the tropics. Our field correspondent Kelly Patterson is reporting in today about another favorite that some of us would hate to have to do without, and that is Coffee. Where did it come from originally? How much coffee is produced each year? How does the growing of coffee impact the environment? We are going to learn the coffee basics and learn a new way to enjoy coffee...

Duration:00:35:35

Jungle Deep - Episode 18 The Golden Lion Tamarin with Stephanie Arne of the Honolulu Zoo

4/19/2013
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We have our field correspondent Stephanie Arne, from the Honolulu Zoo, with us today to talk to us about a gorgeous, and extremely rare little primate from the rain forests of Brazil, called the Golden Lion Tamarin. They once roamed the vast forest that stretched from the Atlantic coast to the lnland mountain range of Serra do Mar. They are highly adapted to their environment, which is one reason for concern: fully 99% of their original primary forests has been cut down for agriculture and...

Jungle Deep - Episode 17 Jungle Lifestyle with Mickey Mittermeier

4/1/2013
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We are going to meet an impressive young man today, Mickey Mittermeier. Mick is a 20 year old college student who has already traveled to 64 countries(!) and mostly to tropical regions in pursuit of endangered exotic animals - special places known as Biodiversity Hotspots. These safaris included Australia, Indonesia, Estonia, Finland, Surinam, East Africa, Madagascar and many, many others. He has had this wonderful opportunity because his father is the noted primatologist and president of...

Duration:00:39:21

Jungle Deep - Episode 16 Rainforest Conservation with David Seaborg Part 2

3/22/2013
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Evolutionary biologist and President David Seaborg, of the World Rainforest Fund, joins us for a conversation about some details of the benefits of healthy tropical rain forests and the costs of rainforest destruction. We discuss the role of climate change, the impact on biodiversity, and ways forward to preserve rain forests. Questions or Comments? Send them to: ken@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Rainforest Conservation with David Seaborg Part 2 on Pet...

Jungle Deep - Episode 15 Rainforest Conservation with David Seaborg

3/16/2013
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Evolutionary biologist and President David Seaborg, of the World Rainforest Fund, joins us for a conversation about some details of the benefits of healthy tropical rain forests and the costs of rainforest destruction. We discuss the role of climate change, the impact on biodiversity, and ways forward to preserve rain forests. Questions or Comments? Send them to: ken@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Rainforest Conservation with David Seaborg on Pet Life...

Jungle Deep - Episode 14 Sumatran Tigers with Stephanie Arne

3/8/2013
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Our Field Correspondent, Stephanie Arne, from the Honolulu Zoo, joins us for a conversation about Sumatran Tigers. These large, beautiful carnivores exist at the top of the food chain. The island of Sumatra is the only place where tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants live together and the presence of the Sumatran tiger is an important indicator of biodiversity in that forest. Protecting tigers and their habitat means many other species benefit- including humans. However, tigers suffer...

Jungle Deep - Episode 13 Tarzan with Bill Hillman

2/17/2013
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Today's conversation is with the man at the center of an absolutely huge website about the originator of the Tarzan character, Edgar Rice Burroughs. The creator and webmaster of this site is Bill Hillman. Bill is a professor, a musician, an expert on all things Tarzan, and an all-around great guy. His site is called erbzine.com. Bill took some time out of his busy day to have a conversation with us on Jungle Deep. We talk about ER Burroughs life story, the many Tarzan books, how Tarzan...

Jungle Deep - Episode 12 Volunteer Tourism & Jungle Exploration

2/6/2013
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Let's explore Volunteer Tourism in the tropical rain forests. For those that don't know, that's when you volunteer to work for free on your vacation for some non-profit in a far-away dangerous corner of a jungle in the middle of nowhere! Why would you do that? That's adventure, baby! Today we are going to have a conversation with a young man, 24 years old, who has done it - not once, but four times now! We are going to meet Jungle Adventurer and filmmaker, Adam Spencer, who has traveled...

Jungle Deep - Episode 11 Bananas and the San Diego Zoo on Pet Life Radio

1/29/2013
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Kelly Patterson, our exclusive field correspondent for Food & Drink reports on Bananas and Rick Schwartz, Senior Keeper and Global Ambassador for the San Diego Zoo discusses zoo history and organization. Further, we discuss the state of rain forest destruction and preservation efforts throughout the world. Questions or Comments? Send them to: ken@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Bananas and the San Diego Zoo on Pet Life Radio

Jungle Deep - Episode 10 Conservation International with Dr. Russ Mittermeier on Pet Life Radio

1/16/2013
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Hello, this is your host, Dr. Jones. Thank you for joining me. I have a real treat for you today. Just a couple of episodes back, I commented on the fact that a prominent conservationist and life-long rainforest expert, and president of Conservation International, commented online about the importance of the influence of Tarzan in his choice of career. His name is Dr. Russ Mittermeier. Well, when Dr. Mittermeier heard we were talking about him on Jungle Deep, and were seeking his audience,...

Jungle Deep - Episode 9 The Merchandising of Tarzan

1/8/2013
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Take a look inside the company charged with protecting and promoting the Tarzan character, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. President Jim Sullos, discusses copyrights and trademarks, Tarzan events, books, comics, and movies. Learn about what is coming up in the world of Tarzan. Tarzan the Eco-Warrior? Jane with an iPod? Little known story and character points are revealed. Much fun! Questions or Comments? Send them to: ken@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The...

Duration:00:36:22