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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 Pet...

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 25 The Real Tarzan of Africa, DeWet Du Toit

9/22/2013
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Today we meet the amazing DeWet Du Toit. He is the one I call, the Real African Tarzan! That's because he does live in Africa, and much of the time he lives as Tarzan lived - in the jungles, climbing trees, diving off waterfalls, and cavorting with elephants and pythons. This Tarzan is complete with gorgeous muscles, a stylish loincloth, and a love for wildlife. This guy is the real deal. It's taken me months to arrange, but we will finally get to talk to this modern-day Tarzan. DeWet is...

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...

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 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...

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 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 Life...

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 Radio var...

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 to...

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 var ACE_AR = {Site: '845738', Size:...

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 8 Orangutans Part 2 on PetLifeRadio.com

12/28/2012
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Dr. Jones continues his discussion with Stephanie Arne, our zoo and wildlife Field Corespondent, of Orangutans at the Honolulu Zoo, Rusti and Violet. Also, Kelly Patterson, our exclusive exotic food and drink correspondent, reports on chocolate, with recipes, including a cocktail she invented, 'Tarzan's Love Call' Questions or Comments? Send them to: ken@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Orangutans Part 2 on Pet Life Radio

Jungle Deep - Episode 7 Orangutans on PetLifeRadio.com

12/18/2012
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Stephanie Arne from the Honolulu Zoo discusses general aspects of Orangutans in the wilds of Borneo and Sumatra, their diet, habitat, and behaviors. Also discussion with Dr. Jones about causes of rainforest destruction in their part of the world and what we can do about it. Questions or Comments? Send them to: ken@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Orangutans on Pet Life Radio

Jungle Deep - Episode 6 Tarzan's Anniversary, Upcoming Guests, African Music

11/30/2012
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Dr. Jones reviews recent activities for the Tarzan Centennial celebrations, including the guest of honor, Jane Goodall. Upcoming guests include: TV and Hollywood movie Tarzans, and Tree Walkers International to discuss world-wide amphibian extinctions. In honor of Tarzan's anniversary, Dr. Jones offers a selection of African music. Questions or Comments? Send them to: ken@petliferadio.com More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Tarzan's Anniversary, Upcoming Guests, African Music on Pet...

Jungle Deep - Episode 5 Tarzan, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle

11/5/2012
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Dr. Jones explores the world of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Tarzan is the most famous character associated with the jungle. He was the creation of the famous adventure author, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Not counting all the books, nearly 90 movies and 6 TV shows have been produced about Tarzan in the nearly 100 years since he first appeared on the silver screen. That's an amazing average of about 1 per year for 100 consecutive years! It is hard to think of any other character in the history of...
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