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Wild For Life is the Toronto Zoo podcast that brings you behind the scenes and unveils the "hidden zoo." Each episode brings you information on the critical conservation work that protects endangered species and works to preserve biodiversity. You will hear from nutritionists, ecologists, veterinarians, social scientists, wildlife biologists, and more that are working hard to help protect wildlife from all over the world.

Wild For Life is the Toronto Zoo podcast that brings you behind the scenes and unveils the "hidden zoo." Each episode brings you information on the critical conservation work that protects endangered species and works to preserve biodiversity. You will hear from nutritionists, ecologists, veterinarians, social scientists, wildlife biologists, and more that are working hard to help protect wildlife from all over the world.
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Canada

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Wild For Life is the Toronto Zoo podcast that brings you behind the scenes and unveils the "hidden zoo." Each episode brings you information on the critical conservation work that protects endangered species and works to preserve biodiversity. You will hear from nutritionists, ecologists, veterinarians, social scientists, wildlife biologists, and more that are working hard to help protect wildlife from all over the world.

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English


Episodes

WFL 004: Bat Conservation and Field Work with Eryk Matczak and Toby Thorne

4/17/2019
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Did you ever wonder what it’s like to track bats during the night in a forest? I sit down with Eryk Matczak and Toby Thorne, two native bat researchers at the Toronto Zoo, to discuss their field work during the summers where they track, catch and release and learn about the native bat species in Ontario. Eryk and Toby have a great passion for bats and are here to bust myths about bats and discuss how they are trying to learn more about bat ecology to help protect them.

Duration:00:33:25

WFL 003: Preserving Genetic Diversity In the Toronto Zoos Fertility Clinic With Dr. Gabriela Mastromonaco

4/10/2019
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My guest today is Dr. Gabriela Mastromonaco, the Curator of Reproductive Programs and Research at the Toronto Zoo. I sit down with Gaby to find out more about the “fertility clinic” of a number of species at the Zoo to help protect the genetic diversity of each species. During our chat, Gaby tells me about the Wood Bison Program to help repopulate the Bison population in Saskatchewan. The Zoo’s artificial insemination program has created at least 10 Bison that are kept at the Zoo. You are...

Duration:00:33:42

WFL 002: African Penguins With Kim Welfle

4/3/2019
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Kim Welfle joins me on the podcast today to discuss the care and conservation of the African penguins at the Toronto Zoo. Kim is a Keeper Grade 3 who has been working in the African Savanna area for the past 6 years; however, she has worked at the Zoo since she was a teenager. Kim tells me about the penguins’ natural habitat along the coast of South Africa and how their habitat has shifted from the West to the East. The shift was caused because the penguin prey, sardines, shifted from West...

Duration:00:35:38

WFL 001: Toronto Zoo Conservation Programs With Andrew Lentini

3/27/2019
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I sit down with Andrew Lentini, the Interim Director of Conservation and Wildlife at the Toronto Zoo, to discuss how the Zoo leads in conservation projects locally and internationally using its facilities as a way to help protect species. Enjoy the show! Let us know what you thought about the show: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheTorontoZoo On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetorontozoo/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTorontoZoo/

Duration:00:29:47

Welcome To Wild For Life, A Toronto Zoo Podcast

3/5/2019
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We are proud to present to you our new podcast. This episode introduces the Wild For Life Podcast to augment the Zoo experience for everyone who visits the Toronto Zoo. I am your host, Andrew Lewin, and today I am joined by the CEO of the Toronto Zoo, Dolf DeJong. Dolf discusses what the Zoo is all about and his excitement for releasing this podcast to highlight the great conservation work done at this facility. Enjoy the show!

Duration:00:19:05