20 Episode results for "Earth Rangers"
Bonus: Earth Rangers presents: The Big Melt
"Ranger God higher. Three injures me Earth Ranger Emma? Sorry I haven't been on air for a while. I've actually been busy helping my best friend. Sarah Starter own podcast. It's called the big mouth and it's all about climate change and how it's affecting people and animals around the world but don't worry it's not the typical scary story kind of deal that may expect some climate change podcast. No Sarah does a great job staying positive and her show Super Fun. Oh wait she actually sent me a recording of the exact moment when she decided to start the show. They should play that for you. So you'll see what I mean Let me see Where's that clip? Yeah here we go big thoughts say let me God just so much to think about where to even start I know I school today. We had an assembly with like a slide show thing and it was all about climate change and environmentalism and it was crazy. The whole thing was just problem after problem and everyone speaking and either presentations with some vague warning about things that works and like that's the usual right every time you turn on the news you hear that officials say climate change and most of the time. I just listening this bad feeling in worried and like that's it but today I don't know something changed. I was listening to it and I just kept thinking. This isn't okay. Why is this still like this? Someone Someone needs to say something. Someone needs to do something and then. I fought me right. I think about this all the time. I care deeply about the planet. I know how to fact check in research. I kind of know how to record audio. Kinda but the point is this plan started to form in my mind and now I feel like I have to do it. My guys I'm going to do it. I'm going to start a podcast to figure out what's really going on with climate change. But it's going to be different. I'M GONNA do it in a way that flips the usual bad news. No answers vibe. 'cause like who needs more that. I'm going to try and talk to people who really study it and cut through the noise like the people who are actually changing things. Scientists Aktyubinsk risks. And he is. I can get on the phone even more than that. I WanNA talk to teams. Feel the same way I do and have started to act because I know I know so many other teams all over the world are the same and I just think if we can find each other and communicate. Maybe we can actually turn things around. It's a lot to think about but I am so ready to do this. That was by bus. Sorry I gotta go. Hey wait a melt. Podcast is brought to you by Earth Rangers and Gen Z. Media climate change is changing everything. And I've got something to say about that. The big melt. Don't freak out figuring out. Make sure to smash that. Subscribe Button where you get your task later. Staters Sarah. Doesn't that sound cool? You should totally check it out just search for the big melt in your podcast APP to subscribe. She's a bunch of episodes that already. Okay I'll be back with new episodes of the Earth Rangers podcasting until then stay awesome and coupon ranging bringer.
The dark, dark forest (which is actually really nice)
"Listeners if you like our show I, think you'll love the story store from our friends at TC, podcasts? The story story is the family podcast were stories are made to order. Join CBC kids, host Mr Orlando the Moose and Gary the Unicorn as they take suggestions from real kids and bring that story order to life. With fresh ticks, takes on genres, sweet songs and celebrity cameos sprinkled in. This story story is always looking for new orders. Hits can order their own story by calling one, eight, four, one, three, two, seven, eight, one to submit its toll free. North America. You. Can Listen to the story stir where you get your podcast. Hello and welcome the Earth Rangers. podcast today is a pretty special day for your old pal or three Emma. As Ranger verse theory. That Well. It's my anniversary becoming an earth ranger. Every year I try to do something special to celebrate this year. My choices are a little more limited. So I decided to visit one of my favorite places on earth the forest near my house. I'm going for a walk I come with me. Sometimes, I want to relax do some thinking, just get some exercise I come to this. Peaceful here. The trees are so tall and all their crown. That's the opera leaky party tree go together in a canape. kind of give the forest. Greenish, gloss. Pretty. Well too. Sometimes, I go off the beaten path in wandered deep into the woods, but I'm always careful not to go too far. It's easy to get lost in here. Just breathe in fresh. Air. And listen to that peaceful silence. Not only peaceful, but it does give us the chance to play a game. Earth Rangers. Let's play. Who Am I forced addition. Who? Am I? All right. Listen Up, and if you can figure out the identity of this songbird. Any ideas. Wait. I can catch the sound one more time. Okay I'll give you a hint. The male of this species bright red. The female is mostly tan-colored. Together, get. Did. You say colonel. Well. If you did you write. Northern Cardinals are beautiful songbirds that live in forests parks, even backyards. You'll definitely notice if you have a cardinal around. Further cardinals have very distinctive calls that they use to communicate with each other. Male and female cargill. WanNa, know what a cardinal is feeling. Just check out the crested feathers on the top of their heads. If the cardinals crest is up, it's definitely feeling agitated if it's lowered the cardinals feeling relaxed. WanNa, know what these pretty birds eat. Seeds, plants, and insects. And what about chicks? Well Karl Mama's lay between one and five aches, and they incubate them for around two weeks. When the babies hatched, they grow really quickly and the chicks leave the nest after one week. Don't worry Mama, Dad will continue to feed their babies for up to two months. Not, just thanks to be listened to. Actually really, really important. All of the animals here in the forest. and. So he the IT. Animals and their physical environment together are referred to as an ecosystem and force are incredibly complex ecosystem. Home to many trees and plants make an interesting animals insects. Talked about in our last episode of bio-diversity. Four zero. One of the most biodiverse habitats in the world. Wonderful Place to hike and explores still will help slow down global warming by second carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. And that's why is earth razors we have to do whatever we can to protect for us. In fact, a little while ago. I had the pleasure of interviewing Darren Sleep from the sustainable forestry initiative or SSI. Dedicated to protecting forts and now. To shooter. Interview. Vacation. Conversation. Earth Ranger Emma here with Darrin Sleep from the sustainable forestry initiative. He derring. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions about forest enforce conservation? Problem Cool. Can you tell us a bit about what SF IDA's? Absolutely so SSI stands for the Sustainable Forestry, initiative and SF SSI in addition to work that we do with communities and conservation and educational programs for K. Twelve students in both Canada and the US, we also set a standard for forest management company. So we sat a level of practice and and that's management practices that we expect forestry companies that are certified as if I were here too. That sounds really important. And just a little bit about you. I read that you design studies to trek bats and balls. How does that work? I mean I. Guess you're used to being in the woods at night. How do you even track bats? That, that's a great question and and I wish I could say that I do a lot of that work now. But that was back when I was doing my graduate work I spent a lot of nights running through the woods either calling owls or chasing bats and in both cases, it involves capturing animal and bring a little tiny radio backpack on them So then you use fancy telemetry equipment and follow them over time and see where they're going what habitats are using and what they're doing out there. Cool. All right. So why are four? So important? Forests are so important for so many reasons If you think about almost everything, you do daily, you interact with the forest whether you're in downtown. TORONTO, or you're living out in, timmins. Ontario. It doesn't matter for us will filter the air for us and they oxygen to breathe for US purify millions of liters, worth of water. Every year force also control that water. So that helps prevent flooding and then on top of that forests have a huge role to play in helping regulate our climate for us are an incredible sponge that sucks up carbon dioxide from the air and carbon dioxide, we note with rising carbon. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. That is the driver behind a lot of the climate change that we see the the planet getting warmer and forests have this amazing role of sucking carbon out of the atmosphere and holding it into themselves. So whether it's in a tree or in the soil if he cut down that tree, we make it into a table or a house get to keep carbon. They're serves the purpose for us. While at the same time when we replant those forests harvested, they continue to continue, just keep sucking that carbon out of the air and help mitigate the effects. Of, the increase in carbon that we're putting in there from other like fossil fuels. Wow. Do you really are important for so many reasons? And could you explain why us are important for animals? When we think about this in terms of zoology in terms of in terms of the biodiversity and all the different animals and critters that live there for us are very diverse in what we call Nisha space. What we mean by spaces that forests are sort of broken up into many many many little different kinds of homes so whether it's under the soil that the microbes live or if under the under story, where lots of bugs and small mammals and things like outlive or even in that under in those bushes underneath the trees that different you know birds might live or different animals might live and. And then you get up into the canopy of the trees where other animals make their home force are very, very diverse, not just in terms of those spatial ways I just listed, but also in terms of the different kinds of trees and the different kinds of plants and the different kinds of wetlands, the different kinds of soils, and they're so diverse that animals can find so many different ways to make a living that we have such a diversity of animals in there. So the vast majority of different kinds of habitat for so many different kinds of animals that live out there. That's why they're so important. is so cool. It's amazing to think about all the animals that live side-by-side each in their niches. Now could you explain would sustainable is I mean, isn't it bad to cut down trees? After very common understanding, but we actually again, if you think about your life, how often do you go to the? Washer. Louise Toilet paper or how often you're writing in a notebook or how much you use paper towel in your kitchen or many many many other products that aren't even obviously Wood or paper cutting down trees is is sort of you know what we do as humans how we live, but sustainable forestry is all about being able to use those rocks being able. Able to cut down those for us while making sure that over the long term, our our stay healthy we have four for hundreds of years in the future where animals can live that continue to clean that water. The continue to make fresh oxygen for us that continue to serve all these vital roles in our world that we need them do. So it's all about magic, the US today getting the values that we need walk keeping the the bigger picture values for for all eternity. Gotcha. So it's all about thinking about the future. Hey, could you tell us a bit about the past? How candidates relationship with force changed over the course of our history? That fantastic question and and probably one that's better answered by historian than than I am. But we do know that there was a time that kagins fully. accepted. The that forestry was just. Par for the course, everyone was burning wooden woodstoves and everyone you know if you're on a farm, you used wooden, so many different ways and we were a lot closer to that that forest But over time as people have become more urban dwellers, a lot of folks and and kids in particular have become disconnected and they think of the forest is something way out there the that we're not really a part of when in fact, everyone's still benefits from the forest all the time. So we've we SORTA changed our relationship with for us over over our history and if you think of. Of even before that, when Europeans first arrived here, the forest with a dark foreboding scary place where all the predators live that that would that would come in and kill our cattle and things like that. So it was it was as dark and scary place. So we always sort of fighting against the forest pushing the forest back, but then you know as sort of pinned the wilderness, now, we almost reminisce about having those those predators back. We want more wolves and be care about the world very much. So we've certainly had a sort of a a changing push and pull relationship perforce over time. Well. That's pretty interesting and complicated. Ever, since I remember I always loved for us. Now, what can an average earth ranger due to help with forest conservation? I. Would I would say the average Earth Rangers, should probably start by just looking in their backyard looking into the local parks looking at the trees, they're gaining an appreciation for those those forests and helping the see that what a great thing local forest is for community But then appreciating also that forest don't just happen on their own, they require care especially in an urban. Urban Setting they require management, just like they do in the wild. There are places that that we manage them by selling them aside and saying this park that we will go visit, and then there's other parts of force you marriage by saying, we're going to harvest this and bring some of this product into us and use that sustainably. But we're GONNA make sure that force gets protected overtime. Sign your website that you have this really cool environmental education program called project learning tree. Can you tell us a bit more about that? I'm -solutely. So project learning tree is an educational program that develops curriculum for kids from kindergarten, all the way to grade twelve, and the whole drive of that educational program. That curriculum the we developed is to get kids out of the classroom and into the forest and thinking about the forest a little differently so. You know kids in those age groups are still doing the skills that they need. Still learn the skills, the math, the writing. The critical thinking skills of the the teachers are trying to develop, but they're doing it in a force in context, and again, that gets back to billy appreciation for force. So the goal of project learning tree is not to teach kids what, but to teach them how to think the bigger greener context. That sounds really cool. All right. One last question. What's your favorite forest animal and why? That's that's pretty easy for me. I spent a good number of years chasing al through the woods. So it'd be very hard for me to pick one particular fees I have held several different species in my hand. I've also been attacked by a number of holes. All. In no harm came to me or to the owls. So that was good. But I would have to say that a barred owl is is one of my favorite owls barred do look hosts. Cute. Well. Thank you so much for talking to us and for all the incredible work you. Do to keep the forest. No problem. Okay. So it's not a problem. Listening to the interview I, kind of wandered deep into the forest. A little too deep. I know what Darren meant by people used to think that the forest was dark and scary place. But. Not your old pal, Earth Ranger Emma. I'd been in much much more his habitats before so far. I've always made it back. Right. Just. To backtrack my steps Cheer. This animal encounter story with you guys this one in Queens, a friendly forest dweller named Allman, check it out. Hires Rangers. My Name is London and I have a story involving a cute Red Squirrel. My family goes camping every summer. Last year, we got a campsite near forest when we were done in packing raw tired play the game, but suddenly, a red squirrel can running the site. Red Squirrel final, the one side. But on the other side he was missing in I, can you believe it but he seemed perfectly fine. Otherwise, I, mean his sense is all seem to work because he came in. And, he ran out. Probably. Looking for food. My family decided, we should name him. So we named him moment. For the rest of the time, we were there allman came in and out of the site. I doubt even took a picture of him. So now is photo lives in our family album. I hope you've enjoyed my story by. That was a great story. Camping is always a great way of user friendly creatures and Congrats Lund your name has been entered into the draw for special Earth Rangers Price Back Sweeps, reminds me listeners. You can check out our show now at first dot com slash podcast for a photo of the one I grow, and while you're there, click on the send us a message button to share your own animal encounter stories. Can't wait to listen to all of them. See that treats looks familiar. Yup. I. Can see the past just over there. Visa. Told you. I was lost in the woods. That was fun. I. I mean, it wasn't for a second, but it's now. It's fun again. So. anyways, if you got a forest near you, you should definitely go take a walk, maybe bring a compass or. BREADCRUMBS are? Not Actually, what ask your favorite grownup to accompany you on a walk, enjoy the scenery. He's been spotted animal or insects in most of all. The wonderful, fresh air. I'M GONNA. Keep on hiking? Until next time he's exploring. Strange. Ranger. Hey It's Chris Terry sneaking in at the end of your show. Let you know that we have a new website for Gen. Z. Media, GM shows dot com is our new home on the web where you can listen to all of our podcasts by scripts, t shirts, mugs, and more. You can even hear trailers for upcoming releases months before they come out check out the new site, GM shows dot com. That's the letter G.. The letter Z. said if you're Canadian like me and the letter M. Shows Dot Com. Thanks again for listening. G.. E.. Ex.
Bonus: Bring Back the Wild
"Hey, guys, we want to tell you about a show that we love and that we think your family might love to. It's called chompers dentists. Say kids are supposed to brush their teeth twice a day every day for two minutes. So choppers makes it fun. Chompers is full of jokes songs, riddles quizzes stories and more to make sure to time flies by and that kids brush properly every time make two time easy with chompers every morning and every night look for chompers on apple podcasts at Gimblett media dot com. Slash chompers or wherever you listen. Hello. Welcome back to earth Rangers podcast. Earth ranger Emma here coming to you with special bonus after earth. Earth Rangers Rangers. I know it's been so long, but trust me, there is a very good reason why everyone here the earth Rangers headquarters has been working very hard on our new. Bring back the wild projects. Honestly, it's been crazy. What's bring back the wild project, what it's, you know, I think we'll get one of my colleagues to explain. Let's go. I'll take you on a little behind the scenes tours Rangers. I love the smell of productivity in the morning. Here we go. He Tova. Hi, Emma. I'm reporting live for the podcast right now. Can you tell our listeners what exactly bring back the wild project is. Sure. So as we all know, a lot of species are facing threats in the wild, but it's not at all too late for us to make a difference. So every year or three injures puts together different conservation projects that focus on helping wildlife. For example, a few years ago, we did a project for the Oregon spotted frog out in British Columbia, where we actually helped the Vancouver aquarium to breed the little frog tadpoles and then we rehabilitated a wetland to release them. We've also done projects for polar bears, grizzly bears wolverine and even orca whales, and then kids across Canada do awesome things like bake sales and lemonade stands and art sales to raise money to help support them. Awesome. Thanks. Tova l let you get back to work. Okay later. Emma. Earth Rangers. So listeners since I'm already on the move, let me introduce you to some of the folks you can tell you more about our two brand new projects. Okay. Let's see. Hey, Bill. It's not as his desk maybe here. Oh boy, joking pets. Animal ambassadors Sammy the servile. He does not like Mondays. Let's see here. Hey, Christina. AM. I see you're working on the new, bring back the wild projects. Can you introduce us to the first new project animal? Sure. This year, we're protecting the monarchy dreamworld please. Sure. So this year we're protecting the monarch butterfly. Awesome. I love them. We've talked about the monarch a bunch of times in the podcast, I know, but their numbers have declined by ninety percent in the last twenty years. We decided something had to be done this, right? So what are we doing? Well, we're teaming up with a awesome conservation organization called the nature conservancy of Canada, and we're going to be restoring ten acres of butterfly habitat. Right now, it's filled with invasive species which are things that shouldn't be there and they multiply and grow like crazy. So we're going to pull them out and in their place. We're going to plant lots of beautiful wildflowers which is going to provide habitat and food and stopover sites, four butterflies on their migration. That sounds amazing. I am definitely starting my campaign today. Can you also tell us about the other animal we're protecting. Oh, you actually probably should talk to Alex about that. Cool. Cool. Thanks for the update and knew I could count on you. Oh, there's captain conservation high captain. Perfect. There's out, hey, Alex. Yup. Hey, can you tell me. Oh my, what is this doorbell thing? So that is our adorable new piping plover plus she. So this is one of the newer awards that kids can earn when they fundraise for other new. Bring back wild project in the piping plover. Yeah, I was just about to ask you about that. Are they actually that cute in real life? Oh, totally. Oh, wow. It looks a little bit like a tiny, seagull, but like a million times cuter. Yeah, kind of. So if you take a look at Steve's computer over there, he is working on a video right now. So Steve was lucky enough to be able to go out and see them in person and meet our friends from bird studies Canada who are working on a project to protect these adorable little seabirds. Oh, hey, Steve. Is that video going to be done in time for me to upload it to earth Rangers dot com slash podcast today. You bet. Awesome. Listeners mix you to check that out. Looks like Steve. Got some awesome shots. Okay, Alex, just one more quick question. How can kids start their own? Bring back the wild campaign. Oh, yeah, sure. So super easy. Just go to earth Rangers dot com to sign up to become a new member. It's completely free. And once you're there, you seriously cannot miss the links to start a new. Bring back the wild project, right? And can only Canadians become earth Rangers. Oh no, not at all. We have members literally all across the world from Australia to Zimbabwe. Amazing things so much, Alex. No prob. Hey, before I go, I just wanna say, thank you to everyone who was sent in a message to the show. We listen to every single message you send us, and although we can't include everyone's clip in the show, whether it's an animal impersonation joke or just a random fact, we really love hearing them because they make us smile. So here is a very small collection of messages for you to enjoy. Message. One. Hi, my name is earth ranger khloe c l o no age. This is all to enjoy Ottoman. What's up its earth ranger Kirsten. Hi, my name is why Hello ages. I love you so much of you are so amazing and fun anyway, you're talking about what kind of animal, well, guess what are the best the most. Adler have loved. With kitten. This is my favorite animal impression is with the kangaroos and I have to look, but I'll tell you what it is next time, my best on million pushing a whole. This is my duck call and I'm going to imitate an hour. Alexis prochet of an infant. I'm so love it and we're gonna show you how to impersonate a frog. Or. Live at. We'll we'll full full. Could you please dealin an podcastone wolf. It's been proven by the podcast, and this was the most awesome podcast ever. I love you or is Rangers. I'm gonna tell us of yield reason talking. Because someone inspired me to do if you're wondering who it was or three Djerma. I listened to a podcast and I just like we earth Rangers do it. We can't help animals, and that's what we're doing right now. I love you guys you the best you're gonna help me become a jail because that's really what I want. That's what I want to be when I grew up. Hi, I'm Isabel in I promised to protect their animals around me in nineteen danger. They were helping me with all these things are three jours I'm sure to help by. And here's an animal fact for you. The polar bear is the most food Rocha spare on the planet by. Oh, writers Rangers will be back with another bonus episodes soon. Don't forget to check out earth Rangers dot com to become a member, and we'll even send you a free membership card in the mail and until then. Earth rangers. Best robot ever dot com. Ex-.
LOL Mailbox: Rapid Fire Super Silly Animal Joke Special
"Today's show is supported by CBC PODCASTS CBC. PODCASTS has a new podcast called the story store. Here's how it works. Kids submit story requests. Then then Mr Orlando Gary the Unicorn a few talented helpers create a professional custom-made story the stories can be about anything like a dinosaur who can sing opera or or a grilled cheese. WHO TAP dances? The possibilities are endless each episode features and original story jokes songs and more the story store from. CBC You see Canada's public podcasts available on the new CBC listen APP. And wherever you get your podcasts. Walt Disney world. We all know it or do we because if you haven't been there lately well you haven't been come experience the enchantment of all four Walt Disney world theme parks with the four park magic ticket. Four days as for parks from eighty nine dollars a day plus tax total price from three fifty six plus tax visit Disneyworld dot com slash four park magic ticket and start discovering the Walt Disney world resort. You've never seen that's DISNEYWORLD DOT com slash the number four park the magic ticket one mission Theme Park One theme park per day. Tickets must be used within seven days of selected start dating hello and welcome to the Earth Rangers. podcast I'm Earth Ranger Emma. Today things are about to get hilarious ranger okay when we asked you dear listener to send us your favorite animal jokes. You guys delivered almost every time I check my mailbox. I find that another listener has sent according and today. I'm going to present you with the ultra super mega mix of some of the funniest singers you guys sent in now. Yeah I've got to warn you. This is going to be rapid fire. Supercilious joke attack billy. From laughing too much you have been warned so oh get ready. The totally insane nonstop joke rate starts in five four three two welcome. You have eight hundred new messages play messages. Hi I'm Andrew Lily and cheers my best animals joke. What is an octopus is favorite kind of Pie and occupy hi? This is stranger violence year. How many goes does it take to to get an octopus to lack? Hello this is Thomas and this is my job. Why did the Campbell mess with the octopus? Because it wanted camouflage higher strangers in Miami is is Claire. I'm from offing. PA and here's my joke. Why did how cost to get to the move? I say I'm years old. What is one Kannada? Say to the La County. Walk I you what do you say when super cow comes loose some I my name is Kierra and I am six from Khaderah less minster unstirred. And here's what Kinda animal goes. ooh account with no lips Next message TAME is over from Ogden Utah and this is my joke. Why do giraffes like Beethoven Where do ORCAS here music orchestra? Hello my name is Maddie what you call a whale. That's obsessed with Boone's news of Balloon Wail. What happens when a shark he needs a dentist? It's called a failing waters jellyfish Desert Geno he named Willy. I live in Alameda. California and here is my job. What you call a fish without an I the hi my name is Amanda and I am nine years old? I live in North Carolina and my joke is wire fish so smart because the twin schools all brands from Fairbanks Alaska use my job. Which you call honors Honors Route From Pipe Autre Fountain? Hello my name. Is Philip eight years old member in California an ideal for you today. And where the waters come from our Hi Earth Rangers. My Name is Earth Ranger London. And I'm going to be saying my best animal joke that I made up. What do you say to a famous autre? Can I have your autograph. The next message hires ranger. Emma it's worth ranger clean. We have got Joke you what to see those favorite snack squawk hi. This is offering Jackson Jackson Britain. And I've got an animal. Joke was plays favorite style a Mohawk. What did did the conductor of the bird train say all bird? Why do birds fly south for the winter because it's too far to walk? Hi My name is full as I'm three years old. I have a joke for you. How do duck fly you wing it? What does a doctor in one has a broken wing? It fixes it with the tape. What do you give a sick bird two minutes but did the birthday after he bought lipstick? Put It on my bill. I would black and white and red over a somber penguin. Aw a higher ranges mine name is Hugo. I leave in Victoria Australia. This is my dirt. What do you call? Aw a bird that likes eating pie apartheid Karolyn by the way thus straddling bud. Good what you call a cloud tree tree what's sparkles and hops. A kangaroo Hi My name is Six Year olds. And I have a joke for you. What do you call Kinko? who picks his nose? What a disgusting kingery hi? This is reese from Ottawa Ontario Canada. What did the buffalo safe to his son when he left for college by Sun a Message name is Rachel in Dime Year to send in an animal. Joe What do you call Lama with a problem. A A probe Lamma Lamma Higher Rangers. I'M JOEY FROM CLEVELAND. Ohio West the LLAMA. Say to his mother when she asked if he needed lunch money. I don't know no thanks. I'll pack a lunch. My name is Darwin. I live in Austin Texas. His ear joke. What is it a rookie for some ants? In May the articles Lucon from new New Zealand. And I got an animal joke. What spider order at a restaurant French flies? Why did the fly jump into the butter? It was a butterfly high named Carter. I've come from Toronto and fears. What's the best day in what in Hockey Scorpions What do walk stake to feel healthy? Uh Vitamin B. B.'s. Hair only sticky cousin uses a honeycomb. Hello Earth from the USA night. here's my joke. What do you call a worm from King Arthur's throughs court a night crawler along what not? Let's just say I come to do. What does a forty PLOP? What is the difference top three? Okay let's just take a quick pause. I need to catch my breath okay. I'm ready for more in three to one next message. Hello my name is Dan. I live in Azure by job. There says my joke. What does got a frog do if it cautious acreage told hi Emma? My name is maverick. I live on Nova Scotia Canada. The joke is what do you get when you cross the snake list. Tasty Dessert Pie. thown what what snakes favorite subject his. Hello my name is Sydney. Im seven years old. I live in Toronto. On cheerio. Kenda Podenza Lizard say okay okay. Token I'm Ellie. Hi I'm Lou Lou and we'll from New York and this is John Joke for you. What you call allergy to wear inves- an investigator investigator? What do you call a cool crocodile? natty dresser yeah. What do you call a dream where crocodiles are snapping at your bottom? How do you feel when a giant Lizard steps on your show Dino Sore? So what's the best ray to raise a baby dinosaur with a crane. Hi My name is Lucy. You and I am seven years old and this is my joke. A sloth gotta Rub three turtles who leased showed up they ask and what did they look like those law says. I don't know it all happened. So fast higher fringers. There's this is Josh. I'm GonNa Tell You my joke. How do turtles used their votes? They used their show in what you get. When you cross a porcupine we turtle a slow slow? Poke its maverick. Would kind of key over into a banana amongst my name is Kelly. I'm pro USTRALIA on my jerk. His what do you do if you find a cheese sandwich in the jungle put it on. Doug Grill off. I the name. It didn't help us in an sisters of in I lived to let is a hip US favorite thing to send on mom ward. Hit bottom me hello. My name is killing nine for my joke is. What'd did you come? Elephant in the closet. stugotz hello also GonNa make a joke doc while Alabama former. Hi Earth Ranger Emma. My name is Coleen from Richard Vermont. My joke is an elephant walked into a bar mark at a table couch message. Why can't you play cards in jungle because there's too many cheetahs hi? My name is Reagan in I in Jacksonville Florida. My joke is why do you never trust the king of the jungle. Because he's lying the U. Ryan's greet animals in the field. Please you what could the line say after eating the cloud. Why can't leopards hide? Because they're always farted. My name is from Drexel's on in my joke is what a catch mice crispy. What's the cat's favorite color per poll? Ten Cat in a boat one. How many more or less none? Because there are copycats on my name is a ton of this. This is my joke. Give a dog with a fee for muster. It's the best thing for a hotdog maybe relish to where do you pro- dog barking in Barking Lot. Here's Rangers Earth Ranger off Bree Frampton Joel City. He Color Radio and I haven't awesome joke. How does the wolf say how are you how are you ooh? Oh why does bear not like wearing shoes because it prefers bare feet What kind of bears like to go side on rainy days drizzly bear? My name is Adelaide and I'm seven years old and I live in Austin Texas and I have joked to share with you. What is a eight deer that comes out of the rain? What a reindeer? Hi My name is Owen. And here's my joke. What what did the judge say on? The skunk walked into the courtroom. What older in the core? What do you give a pig to make feel better wink? Earth Rangers next message. Hi My name is Wellin-. I live in Arlington Virginia. In the United States and Avid Avenue. Animal Joke will knock knock. WHO's there into upton cow interrupting Kalamazoo? Joke DOC NASDAQ. WHO's there? Who who is there? I will hear what did the Horse State of the scarecrow. Hello US rangers Monday Ms Tatum. India's my joke was the horses favorite place to be what neighborhood Nancy. Hi Gosh from Poland. There is my joke. I didn't eat all the cooks. It doesn't have any will power. How do you catch a squirrel? You climb up a tree and act like a nut. I'm Rangers Earth Ranger Harper. I'm from Atlanta Georgia in seven years Old Today my joke is why is bunnies fever ear. CHEINAL IT by name. What kind of music do bunnies like hip hop? I'm Anne Pedal Walwa would mice pike. Right live though. I don't know where do they park their boats. Danka Donna League and of messages goodbye. Oh right amazing stuff. That's enough for today. goof-balls ular life now. That was just a fraction of the jokes. We've received so if you sent us a joke but it wasn't included in today's megs that doesn't mean we didn't listen to it they were. We're just too many jokes to include them all. You can keep sending US jokes. I can always use a little laugh but let me remind you about our brand new contest. Test in twenty twenty. We're asking you listeners. To share your favorite animal stories. What's your favorite wild animal encountered? It can be a scary story like if a bear wandered onto your campsite or a silly story like winner at Kunsthall. Your Dad's car keys but it has to be something that really happened to you or someone close to you if you tell us a story about playing ping pong guerrilla probably going to get disqualified fight unless you have photos to prove it to submit your story. Go to Earth Rangers dot com slash podcast and click on the green button with a megaphone. That says leave us a message. Judge Protests when you record your story make sure there's not too much noise in the background and try to speak loud and clearly so that the quality is good enough for us to share on the show. I just can't wait to hear all your stories. Oh and best of all the winner of the contest will win a special earth rangers price back. Okay Earth Rangers. I hope you guys enjoyed today's episode. Thanks for listening. Stay hilarious and he ranging Ranger Gee best robot ever DOT COM
Season 2 Episode 2: Snoozing Sharks and Amazing Animal Superpowers
"Peoper listeners and welcome to earth Rangers podcasts earth Rangers. Earth ranger Emma here with a truly incredible episode for you today, we investigate animal superpowers now, I actually have a superpower of my own. But reveal it later this episode I've done a ton of research about super powered animals, and the thing that surprised me. Most was how many animals actually have them. For instance. Remember, the cheetah we talked about fabulous cavern. The last episode. The cheetah is the fastest land animal able to run one hundred and fifteen kilometers an hour or what about the unfortunately named? But exceptionally strong dung beetle it can pull over a thousand times its body weight. And don't forget the cuttlefish capable of shape. Shifting to look like different plants and other sea creatures. I was talking to some of my friends here at earth Rangers headquarters, and they were pretty excited to share what super-powered animal vein when choose to be. Let's hear what they had to say. Look at me singing. Are you recording ready yet? It's rolling. Okay, superpowers. Let's hear it. If I could be if I could have any animal superpower, I would wanna be the pit viper because pit vipers actually have an extra sensory organ, and it allows them to see in the dark with heat vision. Christina. Hello you. I mean, the pipers pretty cool. But if I'm going to have any superpower, it's going to be flight classic. So you'd be bird, right? No way. I'm gonna fly I'm gonna fly like a bat they can fly in the dark, and you echo-location, plus bets are pretty awesome because they eat all the bugs people, cool and gross. But mostly cool. That's super neat. But really sharks have the best superpowers. Did you know there's over four hundred different types of sharks? And have you ever heard of the lantern shark that can create its own bioluminescence, meaning a light from their head? Great white sharks. Also have a super sense of smell and incredibly strong bite sharks? Have so many superpowers if they lose it tooth, no problem because they're always growing their teeth back. Guess what the cost of dental hygiene is for shark zero dolls. You know, shirks do sound pretty amazing. In fact, I have a sharp question. I've been longing to sink my teeth into yet it shark humor. Okay. Okay. So maybe telling jokes, isn't my superpower. Wait, is it yours because we happen to have a little contest going on to find the world's funniest animal jokes. Anyone who sends us a joke from now until the end of April has the chance of winning a super stylish earth. Rangers shirt, just go to earth. Rangers dot com slash podcast and look for the green button with the megaphone to record your best Zinger or you can scroll down on your device right now. And use the Lincoln the show. Now back to my shirt question. Two. Through. Cheerful sharks need to keep swimming in order to breeze. That's a tough one, I know sharks are fish and fish gills. So maybe they do need to keep moving in order to keep water flowing over their gills. But what about when they go to sleep does shark snuggling to the seaweed and start moving for few hours. Or does it need to keep swimming? Non stop is this back true or false three injures. Take your best guess and listen up for the answer. At the end of the episode. So we know sharks are totally super, but what other animals have superpowers, and what superpowers would you like to have sounds like it's time to head out and talk to some earth. Rangers animal investigating. Investigation score. Hey, guys. How's everyone doing today? Good today. I wanna talk to you about animals superpowers. Like, what special abilities do animals have that are comparable to superheroes? Alice can turn their heads around like completely not completely. But yeah, that's a good one can make sweats. Sweats expire. They can also climb up walls. Right. Do you know of any animals that can shape shift or no one that can color shift lizard? No shit. Oh, no, not deco. What is chameleon chameleon? Sorry. But what if the best shape Shifter's is the mimic Dupois, they can imitate the shape and texture of all sorts of things when it off. Yeah. So have you ever heard of the green bacilus glittered vast? What do you think it's super power? Maybe just stick on stuff. Really? Well, can actually walk on water. Boy, I've seen dive heard about that they have webbed feet, and it's how fast they rhino cool. So how about jumping what animal do you think can jump the highest? A journal. Doug jumping. News. Actually, it's fleas. Oh, right leak and jump up to two hundred times its height. That's like me jumping all the way to the roof of skyscraper. Wow. So can anyone think of an animal that can walk through walls walk through walk. What ghost? He cucumber. It's an actual animal. Not a vegetable, but it can lava fides body to squeeze through the smallest cracks. That's well. Thanks, everyone. Later. Bye. Thanks for all those super ideas earth Rangers. Now, speaking of super skills, we're going to meet to the world's most powerfully toxic critters in the ultimate showdown. Meet our first contender, the world's most venomous creature, the bucks Jellison it'll be facing off against the world's most poisonous animal. The golden poison frog it's poison versus Benham and wait a second. Are venom and poison different ultimate showdown. Okay. Let's investigate the difference between venom and poison. I a couple of similarities between poisoning. Venom both are called toxins and both are really bad for you. But that's where the similarities end, then empoisoned are different. And the major difference is how the toxin is delivered to the unlucky victim poison has to be ingested. That means eaten or inhaled breath thin or absorbed through the skin. So a poisonous animal could only deliver this poison if another animal or person ate or touched it Benham on the other hand is injected some animals use their fangs to bite some spikes or Spurs were tend to to deliver. Venom of venomous animal has got to get the venom into their victim through a wound poison envenom similar, but not the same. How do I know all the stuff? Let's just say I was bitten by radioactive librarian. Okay. Unpunished the showdown. It's venomous box jellyfish versus poisonous golden frog. Let's see who's toxic superpower is strongest. Round one. The first thing we're going to look at is how easy it would be to encounter one of our toxic contenders. To find a box jellyfish you'd have to head out to the ocean. Mostly the northern coastal waters of stralia and around the Indo Pacific Ocean to find a golden poison frog you have to travel to the Pacific coast rainforests of Colombia. Neither of these toxic critters is easy to find. So I think this round ends in a tie round. Who? Okay. So both of these creatures are pretty tough. But which talks will incapacitate an unlucky victim faster. Who has the most toxic toxin if someone gets stung by a box jellyfish. They're in for a lot of pain sometimes for weeks and weeks after the sting and a box jellyfish sting can definitely fatal as for golden poison frog. They have enough toxin in their skin to kill ten people. That's crazy. Okay. This one goes to the golden poison frog Verschoor. I know round which one looks fiercer. It's the last round time to the side, which of these animals looks the fiercest closure is earth. Rangers. Imagine the beautiful ocean. In the ocean. You see a pale blue transparent jelly like creature. It has a buck shake bell. Best the top part of the jellyfish and the bucks has fifteen long tentacles hanging from each corner. Each tentacle can be up to ten feet long. Also, each tentacle is covered in St. sells out. Now. Imagine you're in a lush green rainforest in Columbia as you're walking. Something catches your eye. We spot a bright yellow frog about five centimeters long. It's incredibly vibrant, and well sort of a door -able, really. But don't touch it or you'll be sorry. Okay. I think the scarier critter in this case is definitely the box jellyfish, tentacle terrifying. So we have a tie both the box jellyfish and the golden poison frog win this showdown. And remember, even though these critters have amazingly talk superpowers, they're definitely not animals you're ever likely to encounter. So don't worry. You're safe. Okay. You're three injures. It's time to talk about a really important mission. I'm going to hand the mic over to captain conservation. And he'll fill you in. Attention earth Rangers. I need you to use your superpowers to help out with something important. The battery mission we need you to collect all of your old used batteries and take them to a proper battery recycling. Okay. Shen when batteries get into regular landfill. They can release chemicals that are harmful to wildlife by disposing of your batteries properly. They can be recycled into things like cutlery golf clubs pots, and pans and even other batteries. So what are you waiting for visitors? Rangers dot com and start your battery blitz mission today. Well, this stupor episode is almost over. So that means it's TIME TO REVEAL the answer to the true or false question do sharks need to keep moving to keep breathing. The answer might surprise you. Because. It's true and false numb shark dooney to move all the time sharks. The great white or gigantic whale shark are part of this group. They're called obligate ram ventilators, which is just a really fancy way to say sharks that need to move in order to filter water over there Bill, so they can breathe other types of sharks like nurse sharks Bullhead sharks used their mouth muscles to draw water into their mouth and over there Gill, so they can breathe while holding still fascinating. Now, it's time for one last stupor power mine. Get ready for it listeners. My super power is that I can levitating watch this. I'm doing it. Now, my feet don't even touching the ground. Well, it's like weightless. This is unbelievable. I'm just kidding. I can't really float. I guess joking is my superpower after all. Just before leave. Can I ask you one quick favor? If you like listening to earth Rangers podcast. Why don't you tell a friend about it or better yet show them how and where to get it not everyone is as tech savvy as you guys and since we're just at the beginning of this new season. This would be a great time for people to jump aboard. Another thing you can do that would really help us out would be to rate and review the earth Rangers podcast in your podcast player app. If you give us five stars and write something nice. That would totally make my day. Thanks so much. We share to join us next one takes light. With learn learn about bird taking an answer the age old question do Austria stick their heads in the sand to hide tune in to find out. Thanks for listening. You're Rangers keeping super and using your powers to make the earth of better place. Best robot ever dot com. Ex-?
The Search for the Big Bad Wolf
"Hello and welcome to the Earth Rangers podcasts. I'm earth. Ranger Emma I have an amazing episode for you today, it's going to be wild. Anger. Here Rangers today the podcast is all about an animal that is. A controversial character controversial in fairy tales that is. Today's animal is been requested frequently by you our listeners. High are rangers. This is ranger Leeann again on this coming here to say that I usually do a wall podcast because well, I like will never did one before I don't think at least a low and. Make like radio for wolves because. I. Guy. Defended do all. Could you please do podcasts Wolf by I love the podcast. Yup this episode is all about the wolf, but is this much canine really as bad as those little piggies would have you believe stick around and find out. Only. Before we start talking about the wolf, I wanNA. Help clear up some misconceptions the main one. Wolves aren't big and bad and they don't have pop and blow down the houses of innocent. Little. Pigs. Even though they get a bad rep and fairytales wolves are actually awesome. Why? Let's find out. We have some of our Earth Ranger members what they wanted to know about wolves here are the questions and our answers. Will Wolves bother humans? The short answer. is normally no wohlsen humans don't usually come across each other and was really prefer to avoid humans at all 'cause. The chances of you seeing a wolf outside of zoo is really really really low. Hauer wolves and dogs similar. Wolfson dogs are both canines. So that means they belong to the same family. They're similar in some ways but lily different in others. When you look at a wolf, you can see how it resembled certain larger breeds of dog especially a Husky or an Alaskan. Malamute. People's pets. Well, no wolves are wild animals. There are however people who work hard to help rehabilitate injured wolves and who have jobs involved caring for wolves like in zoos or national parks. What's the difference between a wolf and a Timber Wolf? Timber Wolves. For a gray wolf. Is a wolverine related to a wolf. Not at all wolverines are actually members of the weasel family. Says he said before our canines like dogs. Thanks for all your stupid questions or Rangers. Ready. Learn more wonderful wolf ex here eight for you. The Fact. Number One. Gray, wolves are super big members of the Canine family. They can way up to eighty kilograms. Number two wolves are carnivores. They enjoy eating large animals like elk deer, Moose, and smaller animals like beavers rabbits. Number three what communicate using howls different house can mean different things but wolves do not howl at the moon. Number Four. Lived all over North America Europe and Asia up until two hundred years ago their ranges smaller now, the habitat loss and hunting. Number five wolf packs usually have between six to ten members. Number six wolf pups like dogs are born blind after two weeks big up. There is. Number, seven wolf packs are led by a dominant male called an Alpha Dog. Number eight wolves can eat up to nine kilograms of meat in a single city, but they can also go up to a week without eating off. Okay. Those were some wacky facts about wolves. But you know I still have a lot more questions. Time to call in an expert Dr Brent Patterson from the Ministry of Natural Resources Forestry on -Tario has had many close encounters with wolves. Let's see if he's online. I. Good. Morning. Brian. Patterson here. Hi Brent. This is Earth Ranger Emma international podcast sensation and chief reporter for the Earth Rangers podcast. A bunch of listeners asked for an episode about wolves and I heard that you are real life wolf expert is that true? Well. I've been been studying wolves for almost twenty years now whether or not that makes me an expert I guess up to others to decide. I'm pretty sure it does. So. Okay. Let's sit hurt first off. Wolves have a bad rap like they're often shown as the bad guys in movies and fairytales what's up with that? Well, they really do have about route and I think this is a carryover from our. You know unfortunately from our European heritage when life was tougher for all of us, we often viewed wolves and other predators as competition for game species that we required to live on and then other big threat to our livestock, and in some cases you know people were fearful of wolves and. Other large predators has threats to their own safety but over time as as we learn more who found that most of those concerns that can be mitigated or prevented, and that was really don't deserve reputation that they've been given rather just a creature that's very well evolves to function as a top Predator walls are just doing what they have evolved to do over. Many. Millennia. Well. They're just doing wolves. So do you have any really cool adventures from when you encountered wolves out in the wild? Well sure. I've had a few need sightings one time. One of the First Times that I actually saw wolf. When we when we first started the work in Oregon Cohen, we were trying to do a survey from helicopter to to count the number of wolves in a section of Oakland Park and the survey involved finding the tracks of wolves and then following them that we. Actually. saw the pack. So we could figure out how many were in the pack and we came across tracks from the air and we couldn't tell which direction they were going. So had the helicopter land in a small opening and I was GONNA walk into the woods to see the tracks and and just determine which direction they were going to. We were heading the right way. And if they walked into the woods I, saw the tracks and realize they were really fresh and then I turned on and look and and Wilfred run out and was standing right behind the helicopter and it was right behind the tail rotor and the Rotor Wash was blowing it's for and and it obviously never seen before and it was standing there getting blown by the wind. Looking at the helicopter and and pilot and the other observer were sitting in front of helicopter. You know they wouldn't have been twenty feet from the wolf and they had no idea it was there and I could see them just chatting and gesturing at each other emailed. This wolf was standing right by helicopter staring them and they had no idea that was the first encounters with. Really left an impression on me. Wow. That's so cool. A Little Bit Scary Well. I didn't feel I. IT seemed to me that it was more curious than anything. got. You. Have you ever been surrounded by a pack? Not Really, sometimes when we're live trapping the wolves to put the tracking collars on them and collect their biological samples sometimes if we catch a will Members will stick around the area so sometimes lear them parking or not really but sometimes we'll hear the barking and sometimes leaving here them running around sort of surfing running around the distance while we're working with the animal that we caught in that case I think they're just concerned about their PAC member and you know we've never actually been been threatened but for some New People in the field that can be a little unsettling you know hearing these bills quite close by and especially hearing sort of running circles around us. It's so cool though that they wait and make sure that their pack member is okay. You know rolls really do have You know for lack of better word they they do have feelings and they're certainly capable of expressing emotion and you know if something happens to a pack member, it's not uncommon for the the pack to mourn and exhibit behavior and the vocalise in ways that make it very clear that they that they're mourning the loss of of their pack member. Yeah. I've heard that they have a really complex social structure. Can you tell us a bit more about wolf packs and how they work? Yeah. So The complex social structure. Really isn't that complicated So. People used to talk about wolves in terms of the Alpha will being the dominant animals and then the Beatles, and then you go on down through the hierarchy really in in most natural areas where wolves are protected from running and trapping packages to family and what we once referred to. As the animals they're really just the parents or the breeding wools, and then the other members of the pack generally are are just POPs. You know from from previous years. So often in a pack you'll. Have the breeding pair, and then you'll have pups from the most recent later, and then you'll still have a few puffs from you know the year before that and you might even have a proper to from the year before that. So those older pops older siblings you know might be dominant over the younger siblings or the smaller ones. But again, really it's just a family and and the the pecking order sort of falls into place you the way it would in most most human families. Joe I always thought it was like a community of wolves, but it's neat to hear that it's a family Okay. You mentioned the Wolf pups which are Super duper cute and I'm really curious. Could you raise a wolf pup and keep it as a pet? Well I know some people that have done this and generally it doesn't go well. So they'll certainly bond with a human parent and when you're still young and growing up, they seemed cute and playful and friendly. But as they mature, they don't really you know they're wild instincts begin to take over and they don't really know their own strength. So you know in the cases. I've known people will come home and and they're what they thought was friendly. Tame Wolf of their rearing has tour the host apart or even when they're playing with their humans, they just get a little bit too often to play and you know might be a little too hard or anything. So fundamentally, they're they're wild creatures and they're they're wolves and they live a more rugged. Aggressive lifestyle and and most people are willing to deal with. So Wolves as pets is never really a good idea. No pet will puppies but I mean, they look like dogs. How different are they from dogs? That's a good question. Modern. Wolves. And all breeds of domestic dogs actually diverged from an extinct species somewhere between fifteen and forty thousand years ago and today all the various breeds of dogs they look and behave. So differently because they've been selectively bred for very specific traits over many generations but. Regardless of that dogs from chihuahuas to the two Great Danes, they all descended from from a type of wolf so although they're still carnivores have the same basic anatomy as wolves most breeds of modern dogs have lost most of the physical traits and the behavior and intelligence they once possessed when they were well wobbles. Yes it's hard to imagine that a wolf is the great great ancestor of a Weiner dog or a poodle. So are wolves in candidate risk. Well, we have to wolf species in. Canada. So the gray wolf which is out across Canada and Northern Areas Variables extend from Quebec through Colombia and all the way up to the northern boundaries of our three northern territories. They're not considered riffing Canada and we have somewhere between fifty to fifty six thousand variables. The of all species, the eastern Wolf which here on Cheerios is referred to as. Well, it's got a much smaller population size and distribution federally. It's listed as special concern and provincially supposed as threatened, and so we're more concerned about the status and we'll of the. Time. Gotcha it. Sounds like. It's pretty important to take care of them then. Yeah it really is. Well Brent so much for answering all of my Wolfe's questions. Thank you very much. Yeah. It's been a real pleasure to talk to you today. Okay. bye-bye. Earth Rangers. Okay that was awesome. You see wolves are really not the scary beasts very tells made us think they were, but it is still a pretty bad idea to have one as a pet. Care Rangers I feel like we learned a ton about wolf so far but speaking of fairytales, what do you know about the wolf's fairytale nemesis the pig Let's find out by playing true or false. To. True false. Or Fall. All. Right. Let's put your porcine knowledge to the test. True or false pigs are smarter than dogs. That's a pretty interesting question I mean dogs are really smart. Is a little winker more clever than a canine. Stick around and find out at the end of this episode. All right. Let's get back to our main topic for a second here. Grey Wolves used to be a lot more widespread than they are now and it's super important to help keep these carnivores healthy and safe because there's such an important part of our ecosystem. How Glad you asked I because they're carnivores, wolves helped to keep deer and elk populations under control that helps trees and plants to thrive and prevents overgrazing. When there were lots of healthy trees and plants around they attract birds, insects, and small mammals remember everything in the environment is connected. Wolves. Also helped defeat scavengers like buzzards, wolverines, Eagles, and other animals that don't mind eating leftovers. The wolves will eat their fill than other carnivores can help themselves to what remains. Wolves might have been a bad reputation, but they're wonderful animals that we need to help them protect. Now. What's the easiest way for kids to help protect wolves and other animals well by becoming an Earth Ranger, of course, and luckily it's easier than ever to do just that. Just, download the Free Earth Rangers at sign up and you're ready to start saving the planet. Okay looks like it's time to reveal the answer to our true or false question ready. True or false pigs are smart dogs. What's your guess? The answer. Might surprise you. Is. True Are actually smarter than both cats and dogs. are able to learn tricks and they tend to respond very well to booter awards. They can be trained to walk on a harness and are also able to solve problems like completing simple shape puzzle. Another misconception about pigs. That their dirty untrue. They only liked role in my to keep cool but they'll also wall would want. One thing pigs don't do bill houses from sticks, bricks or Straw. Now before we go. Let's hear from some of our wonderful. Earth Rangers Yup it's time for your animal stories on animal encounters. All right our story. This time is from Earth. Ranger. Meka. Hi I'm rose ranger mission in tears my animals story one day my mom and I were walking in a park with a friend and stuff the dog started to bark at. But. When we looked closer, it was a huge snapping turtle. were. So freaked out. But we let it go back to the water and was safe. Sheridan three cool. Snapping turtles can look threatening but they are really not dangerous and they're actually listed as special concern in Canada because of habitat loss so it's important to protect them. Thinks Michel and I think because it was a short story might have time for another round. Here. Goes. Last year, we encountered a young fair in the middle of the night outsider campsite. who was wondering through canceled so he told the Rangers in kept denial while we were there for five days. All right. Another soubra short story sounds scary for you totally did the right thing things for the story. Let's do another one this time from Earth Ranger Agatha. Mine name is earth danger than eight years now live in East Greenwich Rhode Island and do this is my story. So when are two years old and I was driving in Morocco with my mom and dad. and. I, saw in. Nice Dad's saw them to talk to my mom there Trie and my mom said. Friday tree my dad's said no initiative and I mom looked out Landau and she saw the goats in the tree. D. AND It's funny and it's true. Goats can climb trees. It's pretty funny to see that. Thanks Agatha. What I think we have time for. Two more short stories. Let's hear them in a row. Higher. Emma mine name is ranger able and my first time in counseling with wild. Lot was when. A tree down in my backyard. And those who missed avert valid cheeks in it. So we help them BOB building a nest and we put them in a those about seeks dollar cheeks and it's been. Down that. And we're hoping the throwing away by. Many Miss McClellan I have a story about him author Robin that bill announced on our stepladder. We needed to use their step stepladder. So we put on gloves and carefully moved the nest which contains three baby bootlegs. We've built a wooden structure and put the nest on the top. The Mama Robin was tragedy in happy that we are Earth Rangers. How grew Selah chicks Earth Ranger able must be from Australia. The adult birds are so colorful and a robins nests on a stepladder. I'm glad you were able to move the ness to a new place or the Ranger Michaela you both sure did the right thing by protecting ness of those birds because that's what Earth Rangers do protect the animals. And if you want to help more birds, we have a special mission for you. It's called for the birds where you'll learn how to build a cool bird feeder using an upcycle plastic bottle. Check it out on the Earth Rangers APP. Guys, these are great stories. Hey, have you ever had an amazing animal encounter if you have, we want to hear all about it, and as you heard, it doesn't have to be a long story. Short stories can be really interesting to. You can tell us your tail by visiting Earth Rangers Dot com slash podcast, and click on the leave us a message. But you haven't done the end of August sending your story and in the fall we'll pick a winner. He'll get a special earth rangers prize pack including an Earth Rangers water bottle a limited edition button said and a surprise plus she so hurry I can't wait to hear all your amazing animal encounter stories. Well or three? Andrews. I'd say today was a howling good time. Get it. How You know like a like a well. Okay anyway joining us tune in next hour. We'll all about some more awesome animal stay, Radyr Rangers and coupon. Wait No. I have an idea guys. Let's all together ready here goes three to one. Hey It's Chris Terry sneaking in at the end of your show to let you know that we have a new website for Gen Z. Media. Dot Com is our new home on the web where you can listen to all of our podcasts by scripts, t shirts, mugs, and more. You can even hear trailers from upcoming releases months before they come out check out the new site at GM shows dot com. That's the letter G. The letter Z.. Said if you're Canadian like me and the letter M. shows dot com thanks again for listening. X.
Biodi-what?!-sity and an enchanting underwater encounter
"Listeners, if you like our show I think you'll love the story store from our friends at TC podcasts. The story story is the family podcast. Were stories are made to order? JOIN CBC kids host Mr Orlando the Moose and Gary the Unicorn as they take suggestions from real kids and bring that story order to life. With fresh ticks takes on genres, sweet songs and celebrity cameos sprinkled in. This story story is always looking for new orders. Hits can order their own story by calling one, eight, four, one, three, two, seven, eight, one to submit its toll free North America. You can listen to the story. Stir where you get your podcast. Hello and welcome to the Earth Rangers podcast. It's me ranger. Emma International, podcasting, Legend, and biodiversity expert by a what. then. We're just keep on listening. I'll explain later. Everyone, it's a beautiful day here. The Earth Rangers headquarters. I was just enjoying the fresh morning air on a walk through the conservation area that surrounds us here, but I actually need to make my way back inside to the podcasting studio for this first little bit. ME. Okay, just through this hallway. Pest lemur enclosures. You Doing Bud. Sorry, I don't have time to chat right now. Okay, here we are! And let's turn on lights. Here. We are in the podcasting studio. And let me just make sure that my soundboard is turned on. You see your three injures. I want to do a little sound experiment with you guys, and for that I need you to close your eyes very tight and open your ears as wide as you can. Give me one sect. Ready now, listen to this. That was the sound absolute silence. Not Add a little something. Was the color of finch? Probably, sounded a bit fake. And that's because it's not how we would hear this sound of nature. Were probably also disturbing noise of the wind blowing through synchrony. Some relieves some insects that are chirping the background. Turn like this. More things into the mix. How about another songbird? Or some shipments in the trees. So much more live. Maybe, we can even imagine a bumblebee buzzing buys. Aw. Or A dragonfly landing on a rock. Further away in the distance deer grazing clearing. A Little River to the. clearwater river. that. A beaver just jumped into the water. CHICKENFEED! Going lovely. You try to listen even harder you can even here's the worm digging into the ground or a garter snakes. By. And if you want, you can even imagine hearing the fungi decomposing dead. Leave below the ground. And now. Yourself Line in the soft. Right, in the middle of it all. Him. And how? Isn't it a? Let's just stay here for a SEC. Union. Symphony of life is just a tiny sample of how rich our world. Life is everywhere you look and causing any shape size or sound, you can imagine. And this amazing number of species of plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, all of this is called biodiversity, or in other words the diversity of life. Earth Rangers so biodiversity is how many different species live in a specific ecosystem or habitat, if a habitat has more species of animals, plants, fungi bacteria, it means it has more biodiversity. Here's a good analogy. If we think about music, it wouldn't be quite annoying to hear a song with only one note. I would diversity is the harmony how all the notes interact with each other. We talk a lot about it in this podcast, but every species relies on other species to survive. The way species rely on each other are very very complex, and they do it in so many different ways, for example, if one animal eats another animal or plant, it means they rely on the other species for food or pollinators, they get their nectar from flowers and help them reproduce, or if you remember just three episodes ago, we talked about how river otters use the dens of beavers for shelter and hunting. All of these interactions between species means that losing even one species can have an enormous effect on the environment, because every species depends on the others. HABITAT LOSS and human activities have made many species extinct and many others are now endangered, and it's an even bigger problem because many other species depend on the ones that are endangered. We have to protect every species to keep the biodiversity of our planet. Okay, so last year I visited the wrong the Royal Ontario Museum they have a special gallery about biodiversity. Hold the Shad Gallery of biodiversity. Museum is now temporarily closed, but it's ambitious still there so once things open up and you're in the Toronto area. You should definitely check it out in the meantime I thought it would be nice for you to listen to my visit from their last year because. Had A special guided tour Mark Neck from the wrong taught me some really amazing stuff about biodiversity, and why it's imported, and how even something that looks insignificant like a dead tree stump can be really important for species and biodiversity. Exhibition really made me appreciate just how important it is to have so many different species on our planet, which is why I wanted to share my visit from last year with you. Let's go. Conversation! All writer Rangers, we're in the wrong shed biodiversity gallery, and I'm surrounded by beautiful display specimens from all over the world and I'm here with mark runs the Shad Gallery, who's GonNa give me a unique tour. Oh Wow there's. There's a giant Rhino over there. Hey, mark. Can you describe the gallery to our listeners? Sure the gallery was designed in order for us to better explain the beautiful world around us, and the importance of keeping that world, safe and protected for all of the biodiversity, all biodiversity. It's in the name of the gallery. What exactly does it mean? Biodiversity really is all of the life on earth, different species all the different habitats, all of the different ecosystems that make up our wonderful world. Why is it so important to preserve biodiversity? We need bio-diversity to live. Think about your food. That's biodiversity. Think about the air you breathe. That comes from the biodiversity around us ten super duper important. Now as I. Look around. The Gallery noticed. It doesn't look like your average museum display. Some of the animals almost look alive. What is that? It has a mouse and it's. That's an Arctic. Fox lemming Arctic. Foxes live high up in the Arctic of Northern Canada. Their favorite food is something called a lemming and lemmings or mouse, like rodents usually found throughout the Arctic, but their population levels dip climb and dip than climb on different cycles. So when the populations are high Arctic clocks have lots of food to feed their young, and to make it through the year when the population levels are low, Arctic foxes have to switch to other food resources, so they might follow polar bear around and grab a snack when the polar bears finished, or they might move over to feeding on birds bird eggs to see if they can get survive the year that way. Cool that they can adapt those different cycles they have to adapt. It's a harsh environment, and you either adapt or perish. Gotcha? Oh my goodness, look up! There are three inches. Guess what there is a normal on the ceiling, and you know what it really does kind of look like a Unicorn. Real perverts real now the Tusk is real or the big tooth at jets from the front Israel, but the rest of the animal is actually made out of Styrofoam. And and it was transported down to the museum where we've installed on the roof, so you can get a better look at a beautiful crazy looking species. They need now. Speaking of UNICORNS I saw a rhino at the front of the exhibit is is that WANNA real rhino? That one is a real rhino, and that that Rhino's name is bull and bull unfortunately was a white rhino that lived at the Toronto Zoo, but had died, and as soon as it died, zoo called us and said. Would you like to use bull in your gallery and we said yes. And we quickly went up and got it. We took it for a person who actually makes lifelike animals, and it took them about two and a half years to make bull the Rhino, and bring him back to life how two and a half years to prepare that? And it's really sad that that. But it's wonderful that we all get to look at it and see what one of these creatures is actually like. Do you have a favorite specimen are doing, and it's Kinda strange one normally. People don't much of a dead tree or a dead stump. Stump has this incredible life force around it? If a woodpecker digs a hole and builds its nest inside that dumb and raises its young when it's finished the young leave, and that whole stays and Goes on, but the next year. The really cool thing about this is that whole that was there from last year might be used by all sorts of animals. It might be used by a flying squirrel, or she little saw what Al might take over that whole on us is nest. There are a number of duck species nationally nest intrigue cabinet, so even something like a dead stumps. has this incredible ability to provide safe homes for creatures are needed a forest home with lots of different tenants. A lot of these placards seem to say that biodiversity is in crisis. Why exactly is in crisis? What's wrong? Biodiversity is in crisis. We need as humans to do a better job protecting the world around us, and we haven't been rate manager so far. And I hope people walk away feeling. Not Sad and not not necessarily completely happy, but they wanNA. Get involved, and they want to find new ways they can contribute to helping protect biodiversity. It was so nice to listen to my visit to the museum. I really can't wait till the RAHM opens up again and I get to go back for another visit. Okay, now I know you've been waiting for it and here it is the animal encounter story of the week. Today I have something special for you. My friend Earth Ranger, Sarah from the Earth Rangers Centre Not Sarah, the big melt, but sir, the animal presenter Actually Hey, you might have seen our facebook live animal meeting, greet sessions or on our youtube. Channel anyways it's that Sarah. She listened to all your animal encounter stories and wanted to join in, so she sent us her own recording. Check it out. Or three years my name is Sarah and my animal encounters. Story has to do with the first time I ever saw my favorite animal in the wild and probably start off by saying that I have always. Loved the ocean and I've always fascinated by the animals that live there especially the ones you can find in a coral reef. So. Whether there was a point when my friends and I wanted to go on a trip and of course I'm pushing to go on some tropical, Caribbean island where we could. Swim dive circle with these types of animals. And of course. There were so many sea creatures and there were these. Massive. Colorful coral structures everywhere. It honestly felt like an underwater city. So. Of, course spending hours in the water. I'm trying to explore. Kravis the Nook in the reef. I'm in there so long that eventually all my friends and pretty much everyone else on the tour has made their way back to the boat to dry off so. The hat is when I finally see it my all time, favorite animal. A new to break. brings their underwater sees logs I know that doesn't sound like much, but I think they are one of the most beautiful and interesting animals on the planet Some of them have even been known to eat animals and steal their venom to use it for their own protection. So for the next. Twenty minutes I'm following this new break around the reef. I'm watching it swim. Sun itself off at some point. It nibbled on coral. And it's around this time. That I finally realized I'm the only one left in the water I'm alone, so I finally decided I probably should get back to the boat so i. Lugged gently leave my bring friend, and as paddling back up so excited I'm ready to tell my friends out this and. When I'm climbing back in mode, I can tell. That something happened. Because everyone seems so excited, they have their. Cameras out there all talking to each other and so I finally friends and I'm about to tell them about this new debris. When they start. Showing me photo. So apparently while I was following when to break around. A pod of dolphins. Just appeared right next to the boat and they were playing, they were. John Rubbing against. And, then not long after that Awale. Reached a boat. Hundred feet from the bone. And what am I friends ended up getting. Pretty. Good short of that, so there were telling you these stories and I. Have to say. I was giving more and more disappointed that beast. These. Who animal encounters. But in the end I have to say. That if I'm being really honest for me. Nothing. Beats a new. Seal later guys. That was a funny story. Thanks, Sarah Nudie banks are really cute. Although I would prefer to see the dolphins and the whale, though, but speaking about biodiversity, nudie breaks are really important for the marine ecosystem. They're both predators and prey, and a really important for the health of coral reefs. Next time we'll listen to a story from one of you listeners and don't forget. If you submit your story, you'll get entered for a chance to win. An amazing Earth Rangers prize pack including an Earth. Rangers water bottle a limited edition button set and supplies pushy. Hurry to enter the contest only to send us your story by the end of August so head on over to Earth Rangers Dot com slash podcast and get started. I can't wait to hear all your amazing stories. Rangers. In this episode we talked about biodiversity, and as you might know one of our main duties as Earth Rangers is to protect animals in their homes, so by doing so we actually protect biodiversity. Check out the Earth Rangers apt to find tons of ways to take action, completing equal missions, and symbolically adopting animals felt the tech to them in the wild. For each action, you do in the APP you'll earn points to help you level up on your Earth Rangers Journey. I'm a liberal sixty four ranger myself already. And Hey, if you use my special code. Emma bonus in the code screen. You'll get twenty five bonus points to help you get started. That's Emma Bonus. Oh, and work and don't forget to come visit the podcast center at the radio, tower and the APP. there. Until then burns stay awesome and deep. Range in. Long. Hey It's Chris. Terry, sneaking in at the end of your show, let you know that we have a new website for Gen Z. Media. SHOWS DOT COM is our new home on the web where you can listen to all of our podcasts by scripts, t shirts, mugs and more, you can even hear trailers for upcoming releases months before they come out. Check out. The new site at GM shows dot com. 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Season 2 Episode 4: Understanding "Elephant Speak" and the Animal that sounds like a... Chain Saw?
"Hi, guys earth ranger Laura here, just before we get started, April is earth months, and here earth Rangers earth Mont is for the animals, especially the big majestic ones like orcas and polar bears, right wrong. This year. It's time to stand up for the little guys. So right now when you fundraise for bring back the wild campaign, you'll also be helping to protect adorable little prairie animals like the black tailed prairie dog and the burrowing owl. Go to earth. Rangers dot com slash earth months. And check out the cool bonus rewards that you can earn. Thanks so much. Enjoy the show. Hello and welcome to the earth. Rangers podcast. I'm earned free to Emma Olsen born, June and earth Rangers. Lever? Simply become a poli go. That's a person who speaks a lot of languages. Was today's episode is all about the different ways animals communicate some news tuck, some use visuals some new sound and found even you sent or chemicals. Do tell other animals, and humans what there's been key? Like, take my old feline friends or scratch, your I was watching him run around after his toy mouse, and I couldn't help. But wonder what he was thinking. He couldn't tell me, and I couldn't really ask mostly because I can't speak cat Flint times, though. I do understand what she is saying. Like, for instance, when he rubs up against my legs when we're in the kitchen that means or when he jumped onto my lap and nestles my hand that means pet me when he is the hairbrush that means don't even think about it. And when he says. That means I love you so much. You're the light of my life. Okay. Maybe not that last one. But I do understand scratch. One's body language. The we uses touch and some of the sounds. He makes so we are communicating. What are some of the ways your pets? Let you know what they're thinking looks like it's time to investigate animal investigations resigation squad. Let's back to Laura public school and asked him brilliant earth Rangers how they think animals can communicate with us and with each other. So I I was thinking maybe they make a movement will dogs way. Pales hail. Well animals can also kind of dues display that can be type of communication. Duck calling. And so they also use like noise is to communicate my dog can ring bells at the back door if she has to go to the washroom. A kitty rubbing, you means that that you're their friend. Yep. When I'm away. It's the Bing sim buddy else. My dog howls because he misses me and my brother. Good stuff. There are lots of ways animals can communicate with us. And with each other vocal communication is often. The first kind that comes to mind you've already heard a lot of animal calls on the earth Rangers podcast in the past. And you have gotten really good at guessing them. But this time I have got a real stumper for you. Check it out. And. Listen up earth Rangers. We're going to play a sound clip of this very talented creature, and you'll have to guess which animal it is at the end of the episode all reveal this impersonators identity ready here, we go. Yes. I am. Not even kidding. We're trying to trick. You I promise an actual animal made those noises. Stay tuned to find out who it was. Earth rangers. Let's look a little more closely at how animals communicate there are four ways. Through sound like a wolf's howl, touch like babboons, grooming. Each other to help with bonding visuals the way of peacock proudly displays its tail to cast a mate and chemicals or sent like when ants Crete firm on trails to follow each other and some animals like the elephant use all four methods of communication. Okay. Your eyes and imagine urine elephant margin across the Namibian savannah with a little baby elephant, you're walking your heard feeling the warm sun on your back. Secondly, out of the corner of your eye you approaching your calf you need to and get that line to leave your baby alone. What do you do you rumble loudly? Scare the lion bits. And if that doesn't work you sound the alarm and call you heard over to surround your baby. You've scared off the line import Cav is so afraid you wrap your trunk around your baby's body gently your path understands that it safe. Aside from noise in touch elephants. Also have a sophisticated type of visual language, they use you can tell a lot about what an elephant is thinking and feeling based on how they move or stand. For instance, if an elephant is angry, you'll see flapping ears and kicking up dust elephants you run towards each other trumpeting excitedly and then touch trunks. Are you? Guessed it, really happy to see each other. And what about sent elephants have that one covered as well. Elephants. Have an excellent sense of smell they sniff the ground, and that tells them where other elephants have been and where other elephants are located. Want to hear one more elephants? Sound listen to this? Did you hear that? I'm betting you didn't let me play that. Again, this time crank up the volume and turn the base all the way up to eleven like your dad when he's listening to reenter. Goes again. Okay. Put the volume back down to regular. Did you hear this time? Not really a that's because sometimes elephants communicate with infrasonic vocalisations. That's basically the opposite of ultraviolet which means that the frequency is so low that human ears can't hear them, but elephants can and they use them all the time. Those infrasonic calls travel over many kilometers and can be used by elephants to communicate across long distances. Elephants are amazing. Let's give our brains a break for a minute. I've got a joke for you ready. A policeman saw a lady with a hippopotamus walking down the street. He said, ma'am, you need to take that hippo to the zoo. The next day the lady was again walking down the street with the hippopotamus. The policeman said, ma'am, I told you to take that he about to the zoo the lady replied, I did take them to the zoo. And today, I'm taking him to the movies. That was a good one. This joke was actually sent in by our listener Meredith from Owen sound on -tario. Thanks Meredith and your name has been entered into the draw for an earth Rangers shirts. If you guys have a good joke to tell send it our way, you still have until the end of April to enter the contest. I'm not sure about you. But I could really use some fresh air. Let me put on my hiking boots. And I'll meet you outside after the jingle. There. You are. Me. We'll find out what we can learn by listening in on some animal conversations, but first let's pause moment and take a deep breath. I love the smell of forced in the morning. It smells like. Did you hear that? That's a Sparrow sounds pretty nice, right? What do you think might happen? If there was a falcon close by the little spare would wanna let his Flint's know that there was dangerous for head birdsongs change when other animals are around. So the Spero song might sound something like this. Let's listen to the regular song again, then the alarming song. Can you hear the difference? That's regular. And that's a long. Very different, right. We can listen in on this communication ourselves and understand the meaning even if we don't really speak bird. Unfortunately, that's the limit of Maya understanding of forest talk. I wonder what other things we can learn by keeping our ears open in the wilderness. Hey, do you guys hear that? It kind of sounds like an owl, but. I think it might be my friend, Brian Brian. Hey, how you doing great? How about you? What are you doing in the forest? I'm just looking for ELLs. It's the breeding season right now. So I want to see if there's any around cool. You know, what Brian is someone? We could definitely ask our force questions to Houston of tors to people now gone Quin park. Yeah. Do you mind? If we ask you some questions about four sounds go ahead. Okay. What can we learn from keeping our ears open in the forest can learn all kinds of things you can learn about how healthy the forest is. Because a healthy forest. We'll have a large diversity of bird species, which all make different sounds healthy forest also has a large diversity of insect species. So they all make different sounds so healthy for us is very loud forest. Healthy force is allowed for us. Cool. Are there animals that are easier to spot with their ears than with our eyes? Yes, for sure there are birds for the most part are really easy to spot with your ears. You can also hear insects a lot easier than you can see them dog days. Catos are really good example. They're a little insect that are about an inch long. And you hear them in the middle of summer and the dog days of summer that really loud buzzing sound, but he'll almost never see one. Now, I know that you Hutu out, but if you ever tried to talk to other animals, yes when I used to work in all provincial park. I used to how for wolves as part of the wolf held program. You mean, you can actually talk to them. Well, you can you can get a response from them. But yes, essentially, how does it work? Well, we gather about two thousand people together where wolves were in previous nights. And everybody is completely silent. And the lead howlers which are natural stuff will howl for the wolves. And hopefully seventy percent of the time. We get a response that is so cool. How can we communicate with a wild animal if we ran into one like if I saw FOX how could I let it? No, I was a friend. Well, if you're around a wild animal, you generally want to be as still as possible, you don't want to make any sudden movements try to make sure that your your fingers aren't extended for most animals as soon as you start moving. We tend to scare a lot of animals, and so if you want to watch that animal for longer just stays still as possible and hopefully. That will prolong the experience. Gotcha. All right. Well, thank you so much for answering questions. Brian. I will leave you to your happy hiking. Bye. Now, it's TIME TO REVEAL the identity of the mystery voice. You heard earlier let me play that sound for you one more time. Right. Let me give you a little hint. That's not the only sound in this animal's. Repertoire, here's some more interesting. Sounds critter makes. Did that help probably not? But it's time to guess. The answer is the library. This Brown colored ground dwelling bird lives in Australia. The amazing ability to copy another birdsong the sounds of the forest and even noises from human life around them. Phenomenal at mimicry these complex are Belier birds communication. Some scientists believed that they use their songs to defend their territory from other liar birds, but the songs are also used in mating season, male lions sink complex songs to impress Email. Well, that's gone bananas. What do you think? Dave. The most. Beautiful. Yeah. What he said. Earth ranger Emma will be right back after this quick message. I'm the belugas off the same to the spirit bears and the great bear rainforest earth. Ranges are protecting cannon. Hey. Hey, wait who who's protecting us? Yeah. What about the little guys? I was just can't this earth. Mike when you start bringing back the wild campaign. They're also to protect small prairie animals. You're talking become an earth ranger today. Stand up for the widow guys. Hello, Rangers captain conservation here that was our new earth month commercial if you live in Canada, you may have seen it on TV everyone else. Check out the link in the show notes. Earth month is a very important time for those of us who love the planet and all the animals on it. Sometimes the big majestic animals, get all the attention. And even though we love poem bears AM one after all this year. We stand up for the little guys puddle in the show notes. We're going to earth. Rangers dot com slash month to find out more. Thanks, captain Willard Rangers. I've learned a lot today. Now, I'm gonna head deep into the forest to how the woes I hope you'll join me next time when we take the plunge in my brand new second hand submarine to investigate the world Wales banners Rangers thanks for listening and keep ranging. Jeez. Best robot ever dot com.
Season 2 Episode 13: Uptown Squirrels, Penthouse Peregrines and other City Critters
"Hello there and welcome to the Earth Rangers podcast Rangers and let's not here right now so I guess I'll be today so the best robot amazing right now I'm back home you know water and sometimes you'll find skunks raccoons rummaging around outside your garage the Sensational Song of the Beluga Whale Sorry Bit Wendy that day but just close your eyes and remember what kind of animals you may have seen throughout this year there's tiny listen to what happens when the Mike dips down below the wakes animals I can just look outside don't believe me think about it there are lots of animals that live near people in the suburbs and even in the city the National Park when I went to Tanzania to learn all about Cheetahs he knew that he's chirping noises right okay and here's when I traveled all the way north of the Arctic Ocean and Birt's bigger birds like crows maybe seagulls if you had I I've been to so many places on this big beautiful earth like a check this out this is from the L. play sound clip and you'll have to guess what animal made that sound listen up because here it goes okay okay okay fine all right. I'll see you later bye listeners aw and I had to check BESSE's landing Gearan hate Steve What are you doing here why is it recording light on Oh sorry oh my Gosh Hi Emily I had a rough landing on my flight back from even though I've been to so many exciting places on earth and I've seen some pretty amazing creatures I have to admit I really don't need to travel far to see super cool blow listeners and welcome to Earth Rangers podcast I'm Ruth Ranger Emma its one and only hopes now where was I been traveling so much lately but I finally home and now it's time to start cataloging collection of sound recording radio the sky might actually be one of your neighbors okay picture a bustling downtown st any ideas here's a hint this cheerful little songbird is so friendly and so used to living around people that if you hold some birdseed in your hand one might stop and eat right out of it stay tuned until the end of the episode to find out who it is no no no your favorite animal and wildlife report Earth Ranger on the podcast station Oh I was just filling in for you because I thought your thank you thank you okay that's okay. I got lots of noise lots of people lots of cars and most of all lots of mega tall skyscrapers that's where Peregrine Falcons have started to move in the Earth Rangers but first we can't talk about wildlife city without mentioning these it and every now and then you can hear coyotes howling in the distance still have to admit they're pretty cute now even though we've just taken a look at gorgeous to kid Oh and here's a recording from Sharon another city critter I bet you've seen as the squirrel did you know that squirrels can smell food under US you can call if you see an animal that is injured or sick or maybe stuck in offense who let's find out in today's conservation conversation time I was in the Amazon rainforest just patch my field reporter directly to your feed animals that have thrived in cities it's important to remember that even the most well adapted animal can still get hurt in an urban environment but thankfully there people do you guys want to know one of my favorite animal sounds great 'cause it's arrogant that's right the Peregrine Falcons the world's fastest under capable of reaching speeds of three hundred kilometers an hour and bunging birds. The answer is false. Squirrels were introduced a parks in America about one hundred and fifty years ago us on steep ledges and on cliff faces so a skyscraper isn't so different and of course cities have lots and lots of birds for them to eat especially Yummy yummy pigeons and now they're not renting an apartment they were building their nests at the top of these very tall buildings in the wild peregrine falcons builder right now we're on the way to the Toronto Wildlife Center so we can talk to some real light animal rescuers we're almost there. I wonder what sort of animals will get vacation conversation here the Rangers Earth Emma here people were a little less excited about having squirrels everywhere and most parts actually banned feeding them at all so although some people may think schools are a little annoying these days squirrels have been part of city life and human made parks for over a thousand years what do you think ranches and pretty much anywhere put my bird feeder no matter how many obstacles I put to stop them now here's a squirrel related true or false question for you to see who do you think that they'll have possums. I hope they have possums they were added to make Barksdale calm relaxing in fact people were encouraged to treat the squirrels kindly and feed them fast blurred one hundred years questions to ask you first off most vets take care of dogs and cats and pets that people have but you take care of wild animals how did you get into that so anything from snakes and bats owls we see coyotes foxes lots of different kinds of birds do you have any story snow it's true and scrolls are really good climbers gravity schmunity they climb up and down trees head first along the underside well. I once was a vet who worked with dogs and cats but I've always really had an interest in wildlife and so I started working at Toronto Wildlife Centre I've never wrong with a bird or an apostle more coon that's a really good question as one of the most challenging parts of our job is trying to be a detective and figure out why that animal perfectly for them do you have any favorite types of animals to take care of I really like working with porcupines they are hard to work with very prickly left I've been here for twenty years now so wow so when people bring in their heads to a vet generally they have some idea of how they got hurt how do you figure out what's they are friendly and I think that they're very cute is adorable how many animals do you house and take care of here at any given time time to play Hualailai who am I an exam just like when we go to the doctor we look at all the different parts we look in their mouths their eyes and their beaks if they're birds will touch their wings we just make sure that we know that everything's working ought to false true or false sure true or false earth rangers perfectly and we might be taking an x ray awesome all right well thank you so much Dr Reed and good luck with fixing the wing Oh thank you very much what's going on so you're a doctor and a detective then exactly when they come in for help what do you tend to have do do when you treat them well we have to them earth rangers are really passionate about conservation. I'm just wondering what sort of things you can share with them about about taking care of as you want to share with us about your experiences here oh well I really like looking after baby skunks when they come in because baby skunks don't know how Oh we can have hundreds actually in our care we can have up to two hundred animals in our hospital and we're looking after all the wild animals that you can find in our province off so well there are still lots of pair bogans choose more rural or coastal lifestyle there are more and more who decided to move to the Big City Organization thank you very much the public is not always the greatest identified done some years back by Environment Canada looking at the impacts on songbirds all different reasons we songbirds were dying in Canada and all of all the reasons they looked at indoor cat or convince one person to keep their cat inside your saving hundreds of animals a year so that would be an easy one yeah wow that's something that I'd never thought of the effect that just looking at the behavior of our pets in particular are cats so cads have an enormous impact on wildlife there was a study never go outside alone just like I wouldn't put my dog or my hamster outside alone you know I when I go with my cats they're on a leash or we have a big cat enclosure at the cottage they can sit in the forest and it's it's amazing to me the diversity of animals that have come in certainly we at one point we worked with a group of Gray Wolves Northern Ontario that we're very sick the entire packet my name is Natalie carbone and and I'm the executive director and founder of Toronto Wildlife Center hear what's going on what's wrong with that it's a lot of detective work it's doing medical tests is taking x-rays is really trying to to what sort of animal needs help or if they even need help so all right so sorry what's your name again not cats were number one and cats actually outnumbered all of the other reasons put together so it's a huge issue I've got cats I love my cats like crazy but the the animals we have have on the animals that are around us it's really cool well thank you so much for sharing your insight and for founding this incredible watch the red squirrels and the birds but they're safe and the animals around the Mercedes so that's something that's really easy if you could see if you can keep your own cat inside or transition your cat to being an ended ended up being a pigeon who was eating Tim but and I hope the pigeon enjoyed it trying to handle them less while still adequately treating them so you're like a Ninja nurse I guess so no actually we try to handle them as little as possible you don't get to pet them at all no because we wanna keep them as wild as we can and when we release them we wanted can you think of any cases that you've worked on that you particularly enjoyed or that stood out to you score a spray yet so they don't smell they are so adorable and we always enjoy working with those types of animals thank you for answering all my questions and I'm just wondering before you working with one hundred seventy pound gray wolves they're very very different animals in very different considerations so so that was really fascinating sense like you're doing really important work wow that is so amazing it's good to know that there are people who are taking such great care of our cities wildlife it's got okay so Scott has a really great story about Anwar didn't actually need that much help well we got a call this was many years ago the orator three years I'm here with Dr Reed who is the head veterinarian here at the Toronto Wildlife Center Hi hi I have so many what are some stories that stand out to you from your experiences here you know it's getting to the point where it's hard for stories to stand up because we've admitted almost one hundred thousand animals now attitude so they're always a fun one to work with do you have any favorites I really like rabbits and the migratory songbirds after Oh six so that was certainly very interesting in another very interesting learning experience because when you typically work with thirty pounds coyotes and then all of a sudden during their progress in care giving their daily medications and making sure that they are as happy as can be welling care and then you get to snuggle and pet them right see them be wild instead of coming up to people who might not know the analog might try to hurt them instead of help them and so a lot of our day involves thank you girls are definitely what I find have the most character there are a lot easier than you might think when they come in so little young but they always have so much personality I am Katie I'm one of the wildlife rehabilitators at Toronto Wildlife Centre re Tasers so I guess your job starts once the animals have already been rescued yes so we are responsible I am responsible for Monitor the ecosystem around them yeah where there's a lot of really easy things that kids can do to help wildlife so the first thing that comes to mind is and he was attacking another animal the caller was insisted insisted insisted insistent so violently we sent out our team to to to to check on his animal dot com for more details. Well now there's only one more thing to do before the end of this episode announce the winner of the B Joe Contests the audience has voted and I can tell you it was a landslide victory and excuse me if I get it wrong a little bit but it was a call in the caller insisted that it was a Bald Eagle it was out on the road or the field or wherever it was you've done all this work to take care of them is it hard sometimes to watch them leave and be set free for the most part it's really exciting it's almost the fulfillment of Oh remember that bird call we heard before let's take another listen and see if we can figure out who saying this lovely song ready to guess a winner the best animal joke of all time contests with over fifty five percent of their votes you th- Ranger Owen Jeez being a good job done it means that they're back where they're meant to be and it's always really exciting to see very cool well thank you so much for talking to us let's hear it one more time hi my name is Owen here's my joke more on that suit Oh and here's another tip you don't need to be a master joke teller in order to get an earth t-shirt just send your parents over two birthdays a ticket chickens are sweet little burns who love visiting backyard bird feeders they especially enjoy peanuts and sunflower seeds they have a really distinctive so what's the next day you're going to go and take care of Oh I think that we're going to be good looking at a hawk that is here that has a broken wing so we're going to make sure that that hawks wing his healing a limited edition buttons said and eternal bragging rights for having told the best animal joke of all time -gratulations zone you are the winner. 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The Big Melt - We love the North
"Hello and welcome to the Earth Rangers podcasts Irish Ranger Emma and today I have something special for you guys today we to listen to my friend Sarah from the big melt podcast. Explain how climate change is affecting the earning. Stay tuned. We're just getting started. RAINCOAT! Remember last week I talked about Arctic Foxes and how they've been disappearing from the southern edge of the Tundra around the blow. This happens because Arctic Foxes lose their habitat, and that happens because of climate change. Changes in global weather is causing the is to shrink. It also changes the hundred because more and more plants and animal species from the south can invade further into the north so the becoming more like shrub lands or woodlands. That's bad news for the Arctic foxes and other Arctic animals because they need the in the country survive. Now I mentioned it before, but my best friend Sarah actually makes a podcast about climate change called the big mount, and she made a specific episode on how climate change affects animals in the Arctic animals like Arctic foxes and Ring Seals. In this episode she also talked to Charlotte from the village of attack all the way up in northern none of it a bit. How climate change effects evaluate communities and is changing their way of life. When I listened to the episode. I thought wow, that is super, interesting and super important. I should really share this with my listeners. Now the big melt podcast is intended for a teen audience. So if you're older siblings want to join in and listen to it. You can definitely invite them. So without further ADO, here's their from the big mouth. I'm eight years old and it's one of the last golden days of summer. I'm floating and lacked PROFONDE GATT knows. My arms and legs are outstretched like a star, just leading the cool water, the tiny lake support my body. At the edges of my vision I can see the tips of firs and evergreens, reaching their spiky pines towards the sky. It seems to go on forever. My ears are underwater so sound. Move slowly and everything seems so. Still. I know that soon I'll have to swim back and lower my feet into the squelches that lines the bottom of the lake that life will resume and we'll head back to the city. For this moment I feel so calm and happy. So, lucky to live in such a beautiful country. I'm Sarah and this is the big metal. I love the Canadian. Shield. It's the bones of old mountains ground down over a billion years. It's gently curving slopes and bluffs dotted with freshwater lakes. Carved by the same rain that weathered those mountains down. I Remember Hiking There's my dad picking wild blueberries, sweet and Tart. Maybe even sweeter because we found them. I remember looking up at night and feeling like I was actually seeing the stars for the first time. Millions and millions more than ever twinkled down at me from the city sky. I remember watching for hawks and Eagles. That would perch on the dead spruce that been split in two by lightening and Blanche White by the wind and rain. Canada is an incredibly beautiful country. Vast wildernesses barely touched by people. Parts of it that are still truly wild. Child visit to Quebec may have taught me to love the outdoors, but catching the occasional glimpse of the Fox was as wild as got actually no I take that back I was a boss Frog catcher. The trick is to Cup your hands in front of where to jump, not whether current. Also mixture not to touch their skin, because that's how the breathe and Oh. Sorry Where was I? Guess The wild. If you truly want to experience the wilds of Canada, you have to go north. That's what this episode. All about home to Grizzly. Bear polar bears, orcas, seals, Grey Wolves Arctic Foxes Moose Reindeer Walruses, and of course, the mighty and majestic. which are ground? Squirrels can live up to eighteen years, and sometimes you sit on their fluffy little bites with their legs splayed out, so you look just straight up chilling cute. All of these amazing creatures call the Arctic home, so all of them are affected by the loss of habitat and changing weather conditions of north some much more seriously than the others. But street up I. Really don't know too much about it. I guess because it's so far away from where most Canadians live, we don't think about it that much. It might as well be a totally separate snowy planet in a galaxy far far away. So I hit up some listeners to kick off my Arctic ration- so first off. Let's see what everyone's favourite Canadian animal is. My, favorite animal, who'll, it's hard to choose? Spirit. I really liked the Moose amid. Deer ACKMAN's probably. Snowy Owl. I love beavers to. Caribbean Falcon. I think I. All of the above, yes. I like. Ours. Lenient. CARCASE HABITAT loss the. Ecosystems destroyed. A loose loses. Its balance is is very important. Polar bears and Walruses their homes are getting destroyed by melting of glaciers. Their habitat is melting underneath them. Don't have anywhere to live. Just thinking about how if that were to happen to me if I were to lose my home, that would be something that would be so huge on the news, because it's human that just comparing it to animals, just one human compared to thousands of animals that are losing their homes. It just hurts. They don't have a voice. They can't say anything there. What makes Earth Earth? 'cause like they were here before humans. So survey says. The Arctic is one of the most unique places on the planet. The Arctic is also home to some of the most fragile ecosystems on the planet. Very specific environmental conditions are necessary to keep it in balance, and it's particularly vulnerable to rising temperatures. Which? Makes sense you know seeing as its defining features. How singularly cold it is! It's Ground Zero for a lot of global warming phenomena that melting ice cap, rising sea levels thawing permafrost. We feel the ripples of these changes, but they make up the very foundation of the Arctic ecosystem. The Arctic is one of the fastest warming systems on the planet, and we're already seeing impacts with changes to articulate mammal diet behavior in their ecology air, adjusting to different Arctic. This is David Hausky. He's an arctic researcher and all around Awesome Dude. I talked to him about the importance of sea ice Arctic Wildlife. Let's jump into the call. Hello, David! Kaczynski here Hi David I'm. It's so nice to meet you. Me Choose well. I'm doing a podcast about climate change and today. We're talking about the Arctic and since you've actually been there. I was Kinda hoping that you could answer some questions for me. Great happy to answer great. Thanks so much first off. Are you in the Arctic right now. No in the office at this time a year. Oh you probably can't even get there this time of year Kanye. Can because there are plays every day, but depends on the project when we go is during the summer fall during the the open water period so he can edge different studies on marine mammals. If there's a winter project, then you can definitely go. I thought it'd be freezing. So can you tell us about your job? What kind of research do you? Malls mainly. The Ring Seal I love them so much. They're so cute. But why did you pick the ring? Steel as opposed to a dolphin or something and a conic Arctic species very culturally important to the inuit, and they're interesting animal that is with reductions and see I. It's it's likely going to impact their behavior in their ecology so I. Find It really important to better understand how they're responding to these types of changes, and that's why they're. One of the animals are species that I'm interested in researching. As ING, so rings seals can actually tell us about the effects of climate change. Can you say how habitats in the Arctic affected by it? One of the one of the main habitat of factor, and of course, the sea ice, warmer sea surface temperatures, the Bill Tyson degrade the ice, so it's affecting the habitat. Many Arctic species that rely on sea, ice, or one example would be ring seals. Were they were? They were lie on sea ice as substrate, and during the over winter period, where they may call up layers layers underneath snow on top of the ice, and they over winter knows some of the snow and ice is very important for the life of seals across the Arctic. ICE is so important for all the Arctic animals, the practically live on top of it, so losing is basically losing your home. Now. It sounds so cool to work on a northern expedition. Can you tell us what the coolest part of your job is? Many times in the summer go up and set up camp rest. Beauty members as part of your research. one thing that I've done is go up to capture and deploy satellite tags. Laundering seals to see where they go and widely move through these different areas. So part of it is I've I've been able to to to live handle many of the iconic marine mammals out there ring seals nor wall, so that is one of the best Hartridge job for sure. Oh, just a second. Nar Walls you mentioned catching nor Welford tagging. How do you? I mean how? You handle a nerve hall. Part of it you set next, short and normal or a Narwhal swim into the KNACKS, and there's a couple boats, or on the acts that will bring the animal to shore takes a big team to handle the animal. I mean you're in. You're in shallow one of the animals still in the water, and it's about a twenty minute to half hour tagging process where there's a couple people handling the tail. Few people handling the fore flippers is dwelling, measurements and samples, and putting a tag on the animals law, and it's a similar process that we do for ring seal, says well much smaller and easier the hammer. You don't need as many people as you do for the law so. When you're on the ice, trying to tag ring seal. Have you ever been surprised by a polar bear? Thankfully No! Is it something to worry about when you're out there. Yeah, yeah, so Yeah, whenever you're working on the line and yeah, you always have to be cautious. and where polar bear so is always, it's always good to have a team member Kinda always on the lookout to a certain extent, because yeah, that is a that is a big safety concern. Sound scary well, make sure to stay vigilant. Now to end this interview I want to ask something more personal can ask. How did you end up in Arctic research got me interested in the was actually I field trips in the Arctic, which was eleven years ago to our. And just experience the Arctic it's very majestic place. That's changing very rapidly as well so just to. Experience that would be part of these opportunities is. A great thing with Arctic research. Well thank you so much for answering all these questions Arctic research so amazing. Thank you very much. It was great to be a part of it and answer your questions all right great by okay. Thank have one. Wow. What a cool job! No Pun intended. We'll be right back with now. anyways, because the Arctic is so vulnerable to environmental changes, the people and animals that live there have been forced to adopt at a rapid pace. The world they knew is. Literally melting away. You know. Tuk, TUK TUK a village located in none of it may be the first community in Canada forced to relocate their homes as the north. Most peninsula town is consumed by rising tides interruption. Part of adopting to these changes is tracking and documenting them. And that's the central mission of Tuck tactics monitoring program, an ecological community initiative to gather climate change data using traditional. methods. This is actually really really cool and. Really really, important. You know most of the time when we talk about climate change, we understand it. Using scientific methods developed by Europeans. This is an important way to understand the problem, but it's not the only one there communities that have lived in balance with their ecosystem for thousands of years, and over time have learned to listen to and read their environment in ways that western science just misses. So the programs, projects include recording where certain types of berries are growing or the height of rhubarb stocks, and observing how changes in growth patterns reflect shifts in temperature and rainfall. These traditional methods of knowing nature, compliment, scientific research, and keep communities actively engaging with their environment, which is important as that environment changes. I am so super lucky today. I'd to talk to Charlotte Irish who coordinates as program. She is right at the forefront of combining traditional indigenous monitoring methods and modern climate science, as she does this by leading a super cool team of people in her own community on data gathering expeditions. So I guess deliver call. Here, we go. Hello Hi Charlotte Hi. Hi, how are you did? How are you I'm doing good. Is it a good time for you to talk? I just got back into the office from the field collecting data for a project. My Gosh, that must've been so chilly this time of year. It is very cold. The wind chill and it's like minus forty. Oh my Gosh! I think it's minus five here and I'm hardly standing that. My lucky. Well okay. Can you tell me a little bit about the project? Go Tactic, community climate resilience project. It's through your cleaning debates climate monitoring project since day after has been experience a lot of erosion. The Community Corporation thought it was a good idea to develop this project through indigenous and northern affairs. Canada. WHO funded US for three years? Yeah! I heard a lot about the erosions there. Can you explain to US colleges climate change affect your village. Climate Change in taking a toll at the point of traffic. The helmet is in the process and moving approximately four houses on high ground. Not Try got you. The hamlet is moving houses. Yes, hamlet is moving houses due to the erosion. The houses are almost falling into the ocean. It's crazy. I can't believe that yeah. Okay so coming back to the tucked duck duck community climate resilience project. What sort of things do you monitor currently or monitoring to leak locations, which used to be old traditional? Officially, we ing measure, no depth, Icepick, nest permafrost step water to biddy water temperature, the I thought and Free State in the harbor and the ocean, and also plant and finally mindy. Alright! Speaking about plans and blooming I saw an article about the project that you monitor a plant called. Cloud Berry Is that it sounds like something you'd have to eat to level up in a video game. A cloud very is locally called in a thick. It's shaped like a blackberry. It's orange in color and it's more. It's more sour. We sue if it's shaped like a blackberry. Can you make jam out of it? Yeah, people make out of. This sounds so good. It very good. Now okay. Can you tell us how the monitoring actually works? We have local inning yellow at trained climate monitors. Go out and collect the data. They're also the ones who have chosen the lakes were monitoring that their traditional fishing Louis. We're also doing interviews with elders and active harvesters in the community to obtain more knowledge of the leaks and climate change. So did you notice any changes? Since you started the monitoring? Well in my time in Tucked Duck I noticed that there has been earlier, Saudi and later, freed up and less no doubt thoughtless now in the interviews that we were doing with elders. They mentioned that there used to be a lot of blizzards back in the day now we barely have like maybe four five a winter. But wait! Isn't it better if they're less blizzards? Yeah, it's it's a normal for us, but we have the wind, but there's just no snow blowing. You know to make the blizzard. Gotcha, yeah, what do you wish? The rest of Canada knew about the north? But climate change is important especially to us who live in the north because we are being hit by climate, change the most. Our land is being rooted. Temperatures are changing root for hunting and trapping are changing due to thin ice condition. It's terrifying and it's amazing. What climate change is doing to our and you'd be out land. Here in this house. We don't really feel the effects yet. But for you, climate change is not just a threat. It's a thing it's already affecting your life. I hope that when people are more aware of the things that happened in Tuk, TUK in the north because of climate change still realize how important it is. Yeah, well, thank you so much for talking to Charlotte Yeah. No problem. Yeah, it was great. Yeah, thanks so much. Okay, right? Thanks bye bye! You know what I just realized. Charlotte lives in Canada, but she's further away from us than like Paris. Paris France Not Ontario Oh shoot. I totally forgot to ask what her greatest polar bear encounter was speaking of which it's time for the climate myth of the. And this week it's there are more polar bears than ever before now as great as it would be to imagine in north, absolutely teeming with bears, wearing cute scarves and drinking soda. Feeling That might not be the case. Digging into this one was. Weird. Really Weird. It's a bit of misinformation bit of bad faith, interpretation and a lot bit of wishful thinking. Here's a such bunch of articles started saying that in the nineteen fifties and sixties there were only five thousand polar bears, and now there are around twenty thousand polar bears so therefore polar bear populations have quadrupled, and hey love global warming and everything's good cool. Now? Here's the problem with that. Nobody really knows just how many polar bears there were around back then estimates weren't even attempted until like the seventies, also those estimates they were generated using anecdotal information. Meaning those scientific stats are the result of Norwegian and Russian people being like. On, my walk I saw polar bear I am seeing three polar bears based on this. I'm thinking. There are five thousand polar bears. You're probably right. Goodbye before driving away on a ski do. The other thing is. It's possible that regardless of the exact number population sizes may have increased in the late sixties early seventies because. Things like trapping in aerial hunting were banned northern countries. seriously. We used to shoot at them from planes. Not Cool. So sport based population fluctuations aside the fact is polar. Bears depend on Arctic Sea. ICE TO HUNT SEALS EAT climate changes rapidly decrease the extent, duration and condition of this ice meaning. There's less of it. It's around for a shorter time and the quality of it. Kinda sucks. This isis they're habitat. Tat Equals fewer bears. It's not rocket science. It's climate science and their actual studies, linking the loss of habitat to reduce birth and survival rates. Now scientists note that some not all, but some polar bear populations may be stable because polar bears are resourceful and can hunt on land as well. But that puts them in direct competition with terrestrial brown bears who already filled that niche? The fact of the matter is losing. Their habitats spills serious consequences for their future. So. Yeah, any time you read this false factoid. Just remember no one even knew how many polar bears there were to begin with hunting affected their numbers, and their habitat is being destroyed at a rapid pace. Additionally I figured this all out by just doing a google search, so any journalist or blogger that uses this fact is probably aware that isn't true or just doesn't care. This myth was busted. All, right so. recapping our ice cap chapter. The Arctic is warming a higher rate than the rest of the world because it's precariously balanced ecosystem that needs everything to be just right. The Goldilocks of ecosystems if you will. Luckily climate heroes like Charlotte Irish in David Your Hausky are figuring out ways to understand the changes using both scientific and traditional methods. So, we can fix things using both scientific and traditional methods a pair I totally ship and next week. Things are going to get personal. We're GONNA. Take a bite out of the problem. I hope it's not more than I can chew. All right. Next week by. The Big Melt podcast is brought by Earth Rangers and hosted by Sir Marks. It was written by Lee. Lawson directed by Stephan Richter and edited by any ties Steinberg production assistance. Abney sand, you. Learn more about today's episode or leave us a message. Good in big melt podcast dot com, you can also take a quick survey for a chance to accustomed t-shirt. Don't forget to smash Latte subscribe. Button and Show you care with five stars, please. Later Skaters. mind. Earth Rangers. How did you guys like it was so cool? The Arctic is such an amazing place, and it's really heartbreaking to see how climate change is affecting the people and animals that live there. we talked about Dr and episode twenty two, but I should definitely make an episode about Ring Seals, sound, super, cute and polar bears yeah I can never get enough of polar bears, and I really want to try to cloud Berry one day. It sounds delicious. If you want to listen to more episodes of the big melt, you can find it at big melt podcast, dot, com, or wherever you get your podcast. Like I said before it's a show that's made for teenagers, so some of the topics may be a bit more serious than on my show. In one of the episodes Sarah Talks about making food from insects. But she also explores cool new green technologies, the global youth climate movement, and she even talks to the Minister of the environment. So, that sounds like something you'd like to hear. You should definitely check it out. All Right? 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James Bond of Birds - or the Penguin of the North
"Hello and welcome to be Earth Rangers podcast. Ranger. Coming to you with a brand new episode, well, enjoying these days. Rain. Well. Is a strong word. Actually waiting caught for comfort if like thirty degrees centigrade outside which means that here in the podcast studio probably about a good two degrees. You. Don't what let me see if I can plug in an extension cable this microphone. Deal I can hit outside and see if I can find a nice shady spot. By the way I am super excited to tell you that we will feature upper end new science later on this show. Right here. It's so much better. Is. Okay. You can probably hear some buzzing in the background. nope. Not My microphone cable that's an animal pretty loud Investigate or better yet let's play. WHO Amazon. Okay. With quote as good to this critic. Down by ready. You go six You guys know what animal made that sound. Dayton until the end of the episode to find out. Things, we need this meat. Oh, we're back on here, sir. I was just checking my profile in the earth rangers APP. I just adopted a new animal since I was looking for something. Cool. I went with a thick built Moore named him. Stewart. He is so cute. Thick. boomers are an amazing species of Arctic bird just imagining them chilling on the ice cold cliffs swimming the frigid waters of northern oceans is really helping me cool down right now. I'll put a picture of my Stewart on the show notes, check it out. What you think you look like a penguin. Fair enough I guess but there are some very important differences. Soon I think it's time for a showdown. ooh. What? WHO DRESSES BETTER? that's hard to tell. I. Mean. Both look like they have a Tuxedo a look. So similar the thick billed Moore. The penguin could definitely because it's Actually they're not related at all. Build merced belong to the family family of seabirds that reside in the northern hemisphere and are more closely related to seagulls than the penguins. Penguins live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere. Except for Galapagos. So they literally live on opposite ends of the glow but no, one can deny that they look similar but why? Both needed to adapt to bury cold temperatures and the black colored their plumage might just help them keep themselves. Warm. Round. WHO DIVES DEEPER They are both excellent swimmers and they can both dive deep into truly waters to catch dinner. The thick billed Moore can dive of to two hundred meters that sounds like a lot with the emperor penguin. It can dive to five hundred meters. Clear winner for this round. Fine all round. Victory American do something a penguin jest can it can? Now to be fair. Murray isn't a graceful flyer. It's really awkward when it takes off, but the penguin can't fly at all. Well I think that settles it the thick billed Broadmoor wins this showdown. A bird that is as soon as he dresser an excellent swimmer, a diver and can fly. Like the Byrd equivalent of James Bond. You're probably asking yourself why have I never heard of this awesome `but I mean everyone knows what penguin is after all. Off. Good question I, one would love to learn more about the Mur. Let's talk to a real life. Arctic Bird Research to see which tells about her work here. Let me give her a ring. Hi Is this Dr Emily Choi Yes. This is emily speaking hi, my name's Emma I'm working on a podcast about Arctic birds and my colleagues. Earth Rangers told me that you would be the right person to talk to food. Sounds Great. Awesome. So could you tell me what it is? You do. So I'm a scientist that works on Arctic Sea Birds. So I look at the effect specifically of climate change on Arctic adapted birds. Well that's so cool and so important. So I believe you're studying thick billed murs at the moment. Is that right? Yes, I am. Can you describe how it works when you're out in the field studying them? Oh So, when I'm out in the field sending them typically I'll begin my day by going down the cliffs. So we all have our specific spots in our class, and we will do account of all of the ness of the merged is check for new eggs and we'll just basically sit and watch the birds. So we'll watch them for about an hour and we'll watch and see whether the birds get up sometimes they like to change position, and then we'll be able to see the ache. So basically, you just have to look very carefully, and that's how you can check to see if there's an egg on enough. That is some elite level bird-watching. If they if they live in cliffs, does that mean that you have to do a lot of rock climbing? Absolutely. So before I went to my field site I actually took a course for claiming training. And then onsite, we actually have an expert who's a rock climber who helps us manage our climb the cliffs. Rock climbing for science. Very cool I'm kind of curious though why did they nest in such dangerous places like what happens if it falls? Do they have to learn to fly on the first try? No signaled murs. So they actually have kind of an interesting life cycle. So when the chicks fledge, they actually don't fly immediately, but they actually jump off the cliff with their dads and their does actually raised them at sea. So. They enter the water and basically either dad's Razman feed them until they're old enough to fly. So they fly actually from the ocean. Execute. What do you love the most about your research on Murray's Well, I, think that they are quite an amazing bird and they're on mazing divers can dive up to two hundred meters in a couple of minutes. But they also will fly up to four hours a day during the breeding season, and it takes a lot of energy for these birds to fly because they're very, very big or about those one kilo. So they're quite big birds but they managed to do it all both fly and I've. Seen these sound like super talented bird athletes almost exactly what they are. You said that they can dive up to two hundred meters. Why do they have to dive so deep? So these birds prefer to feed on Arctic cod an Arctic cod like the school. So they like to swim in big groups at about two three, hundred meters. So that's why it's to reach their prey, which is the Arctic card, which is a little Arctic fish. Oh, so they're going where the food is got you. I'm really really curious to know how you track them because it seems like they're diving in the water and flying in the air. I, read about these little things called bio loggers is that what they're called? Yes. So we use via loggers via loggers are little tracking devices that kind of fit like backpacks on the backs of the mirrors and they can pinpoint their exact location, but they can also tell us a bit about the Mary's Movement. So based on the via lagers, we can tell whether the birds are flying whether they're diving whether they're sitting for. That gives us a lot of information. Do they look super cute with their backpacks. that. You look super cute. With their tax they all look like they're going to school I guess school being fish. But yes, they look really cute but they're black backpacks. Very, NEAT. Now has a just a few questions on Arctic birds in general. would. That be cool. Oh, yeah. No, that would be great. Awesome. Are Arctic birds less colorful than tropical birds? Well, about of Arctic birds like the mirror are well adapted for cold climates. So you can see the murder is black and color, and that might be an adapation for basically warming up in the sun. So in general, a lot of Arctic birds are less colorful than tropical birds. Some birds can migrate halfway around. The world. I'm kind of curious. Why would she still leaving the Arctic? That's a very good question now, like the Arctic particularly during the summer, cliffs are a very safe spot to raise chicks. So there's not a lot of predators for instance, snakes. There's no snakes in the Arctic. So the birds don't have to worry about many predators that may feed on their checks. The Arctic is also a very productive environment, which means that during the summer, there's a lot of pray a lot of fish species that will basically school in the waters of Hudson Bay that provides a lot of food or energy for the parents and the chicks. So it's a a prime real estate certif- thing then. Yeah. Definitely. Which bird do you think is the toughest like which bird lives in the most northern reaches? How `bout razorbills they sound like a mean gangster razor bill. How that's a hard question. There are a lot of tough burs in the. Arctic. Another group that is looking at basically affects of temperature on the snow bunting and they nest as high as alert. So that's one of the highest cities alert but yeah, like overall I would say all of the Arctic birds are tough because they're so well adapted to cold temperatures and just extreme conditions of the Arctic. Very, cool. When's your next trip to the Arctic? Well, my next trip in the Arctic should be next June. So June two, thousand, twenty one, I will be going back up to code silence and possibly Middleton Island in Alaska. That's very neat. I hope trip goes amazingly. Thank you. Thank you so much Dr Choi. I feel like I know so much more about Arctic birds that I didn't know before. That's great. Now they're they're pretty amazing animals. Well. Thanks a happy bird-watching. Thank you you too happy birdwatching by right? That's amazing. Art Birds are so interesting and you heard emily, they are really tough dealing with the harsh Arctic. I really thought that razorbills would be tough, but apparently, it's the snow bunting. Hey, make sure to check out the show notes for some cool. Spoiler. Alert. A Lot cuter than you might expect for such a tough little bird. If, you want to help Emily Research Arctic birds, and how climate change affects them. There is a super easy way to do just that you can adopt your very own nickeled Mer plenty or virtual companion in the earth rangers APP don't have the APP. No worries. You can find all of our pussies at www dot, the earth render shop dot com. Oh. Okay so you already know that it's my passion to learn all about animals into unlock the mysteries of nature. A lot of what we talk about is considered zoology and biology, but there is another nature science that we haven't really focused on all that much and I think it's high time we changed that because we can use this field of science to help environment and save the planet and that's exactly what I'm talking about chemistry. And that's why it's time to present a brand new segment to explore the secrets and wonders of chemistry with help from our friends. It'd basf it's time for Emma's chemistry corner. The. All right. Welcome to our lab. I'm so excited I've already got some Bunsen burners going, and my first experiment is in full swing. With the help of our friends at. The largest chemical company in the world, we're going to explore some of the cool things you can do with chemistry and I'll even show you some experiments that real chemists do experiments you can do at home. So let's put on your coat and safety goggles and get started. What you're having? No worries in our at home experiment, we won't do anything dangerous. Jets me I know what I'm doing. Well, maybe every now and then we will need help from grown-up but I'll tell you when that happens. Okay one. I. GotTa Check on my experiments Real. Quick Or? visit the be curtly. Start again. Eleven. That'll do it. I'm making glow in the dark gel to help with my next overnight research excursion fingers crossed that it will work. Okay. So What start with a short introduction to chemistry. Chemistry is the science of matter and what's matter you ask what everything is made of and I mean everything what you're sitting on right now and the floor below you everything touch the air that surrounds you even giving body all of it absolutely. Everything is made of different materials and these materials or matter are made of tiny tiny tiny particles called atoms how tiny. If you were to take one single hair, there could be about two million, the smallest Adams along with that's really small. And Adams can bind to other atoms and form something called molecules. Most molecules are also really really tiny but the properties of these really tiny particles gives the bigger materials, their properties properties. We can see your feel how hard or soft something it does it feel wet or dry even. Is, and how it smells or tastes. So yeah, that's what chemists do. They study these atoms and molecules and think about ways that we can use them to create new materials like medicines to cure diseases or to find cleaner safer more efficient and environmentally friendly waste produce the materials we meet. It'd be cool. Let's finish today's corner with a small chemistry. Fun Fact. Okay. Guys pop quiz what do diamonds and graphite have in common? That's the reason through. One is transparent and shiny the other grand powdery. Diamonds are really hard so they can. Even cut medals, but we use graphite pencils because it's soft. So can leave marks on paper. So. What could they possibly have in common? Well, despite all these differences, diamonds graphite have much more in common than you think, do you know what it is? They're actually both made up of the same type of atom. Carbon. And both diamonds and graphite are pure of carbon meaning. They only contain carbon. What makes them so different is just the way that these tiny atoms are arranged connected to each other. This really shows how important chemistry is both diamonds and graphite are made of the exact thing carbon atoms. Tiny differences can completely change look or feel. NEAT All right before we go, I just want to dig plan sick and check in on my experiment. Let See. Seems that I've created some. Purple. I guess. You Okay I think next time I'll check in with my friends at BASF before him I know they are experts in all things slimy hey you can even check the show notes for linked tweet. COOL BASF kids left to learn about tiny things called polymers and make your very own slime. Speaking of next time in the next chemistry corner, we'll examine how chemistry related to biology and how some creatures us very unique chemical processes to their advantage. Now before we move on that's why not which animal we heard earlier. Let's hear that sound one more time. Off. The answer. The painter. Are winged insects who exactly known for their quiet demeanor their loud. There are several thousand species of CICADA and some of them are annual meeting they turn up every year and some a periodical meaning they appear in thirteen and seventeen year cycles. The CICADAS that only pure every thirteen or seventeen years are kind of cool. The female lays eggs in a slit in a twig or branch, and the eggs hatch into nips. Juvenile insects think of as the baby bugs. Nips fall out of the tree and bury themselves in the dirt for thirteen or seventeen years. In case, you're wondering what's on the menu for all that time. They drink the juice of the plant roots by. Then when they're ready to emerge, they dig out the dirt climate tree and shed their skin and they're adults finally. Now, you must be wondering what their lifespan is above ground, right? It's only four to six weeks. Yep not super impressive. I'll tell you what is super impressive though the amount of stories we've received from you listeners telling us your favorite Adl encounters and I am pleased to announce that our contest is finally complete. Drum roll please. The winner of Earth Rangers prize pack containing Earth Rangers Shirt, a water bottle and surprise plenty. Lunka, from northern Virginia for her story the Scorpion scare. Amazing. CONGRATS. Mica your price is on the way. Hey, let's listen to the story everyone. Hi. My name is Monica and I live in northern Virginia and my story is called the Scorpions scale. One time when I lived in Arizona, I woke up and my pop and my little brother was sleeping downstairs and my Mama was sleeping room with the white noise on I was playing with a dull when I felt something crawling on one of my feet. I thought it was a homeless ill illogic when I looked down I saw himself and then a sting. It was a scorpion. Heard of how to handle. Scorpions. So I held very still that way it wouldn't sting me. then. I yelled for help. Help. My Papa Houdini and ran upstairs. I have a Scorpion on my foot I told him. He gasped the Scorpion had cooled up underneath my foot. I guess it liked to me. My pop afflicted off. And scuttled away. Lido he caught it. My mom came out of whom will and I told her what happened. And that's my story of the Scorpion scale. Thanks spy. How. Great jobs thinks so common that situation Monica that was exactly the right thing to do I don't know if I'd be able to be honest. Now, for everyone who didn't win don't sad if you would really like to get an earth shirt water bottle or silver other awesome merch. Why don't you ask your parents to go to the earth fringe shop dot com to check it all out. If you use the CODE MSNBC or one word, we'll give you ten percent off anything in the store. Okay okay fine. I think I can do better. Since you guys clearly have so many more animal encounters stories to share. We're running the contest again like right now, send us your new animal encounter stories between now and December fifteen and every story we receive we a chance to win an earth Rangers prize pack this time containing a water, bottle a surprise plessey and a limited edition buttons that what are you waiting for good at www dot. Dot Com slash podcast and click on the leave us a message button to record your story or you can always email us at podcast at Earth Rangers Dot. com. I. Would Love to hear all your fall in winter adventures. Well that's all from me today take it easy and keep. Ranger. Hey. It's Chris Terry sneaking in at the end of your show to let you know that we have a new website for Gen Z. media GM shows dot com is our new home on the web were you can listen to all of our podcasts by scripts, t shirts, mugs, and more. You can even hear trailers for upcoming releases months before they come out check out the new site. SHOWS DOT com. That's the letter G., the letter Z. 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Season 2 Episode 8: Dreamy Foxes and the World's Fattest Unicorn!
"We believe podcasts are a great way for kids and parents to spend time together without relying on screens. That's why the folks at gen Z media teamed up with PBS kids Gimblett and American public media to create the kids summer playlist, a collection of the best kid-friendly shows to fill your summer downtime. Whether you wanna take the whole family on a thrilling mystery adventure. Six minutes traveled a majestic Alaska with Molly Denali debate dragons versus unicorns with smash boo best or laugh, along to hilarious tale from story pirates the kids summer playlist has got a show for you. It's the perfect entertainment option for long car ride summer trips are anytime. Find your next favorite show at kids summer playlist dot com. That's kids summer, playlist dot com. Heyer three injures stranger the year. Guess what? The kids debris podcast smashed boom, best is back with new episodes, smash broom vest, uses facts, and the power persuasion, to help kids decide which is better between two amazing things like unicorns versus dragons. Chocolate versus cheese flying versus in visibility. The topics are so fun. But every episode also teaches real skills about constructive debate, and making sound arguments. It's a great conversation starter for the whole family. Listen to smash boom best wherever you listen to podcasts. Hello and welcome to the earth. Rangers podcast. I'm earth ranger. Evan your guide into the incredible world of animal and wildlife backs Rangers on fringers. Hey, what's up birth? Rangers today we're going to talk about today. We're gonna talk about. We're going to talk about. I'm sorry guys, I'm a bit out of it today. I had the strangest dream last night. I was in this huge building, and everything was made of glass, or maybe crystals, even the floors, the walls, and even the ceiling. What is this place? So I'm exploring this beautiful, but eerie place when I suddenly realized. I was not alone. Hello. Hello. Is anyone there? When I turned back around I was standing in front of a marble pillar and sitting on top of that was a beautiful red FOX. Now here's where it gets really crazy. Because then, the FOX said. Yes. To find would you seek? You must follow the Unicor. What? You must learn about the great Unical. Okay. I'm really an expert on mythical creatures and more of a knife expert, but the FOX just smiled at me. And then I woke up. And then I realized that I totally overslept in that I was running late for the podcast recording. Anyways, I think our theme for today's episode is horns, but not the magical rainbow kinds. I'm a scientist, not a fairy tale teller. So let's do some research. I'll be back in one sick. Okay, I'm back with our first candidate the NAR wall. Normals are often called the unicorns of the seat. Warns can actually grow up to two point seven meters, which by itself is longer than a whole how ever it's not really a horn. But an ivory tooth or tusk the grows right through their upper lip. Scientists have long been wondering why they have it until now drone video footage recorded in Trump lay sound in none of it has recently revealed that more walls use their tusks to hunt fish, pretty cool. But my verdict. Not a real unicorn. Let's try again. Here comes candidate number to the Arabian oryx. This large species of antelope is very regal looking so much so that they have been heavily featured in Arabic, poetry and paintings and may will be responsible for the middle of the unicorn because when viewed from the side, it's to line up and look like one thus the legend of the unicorn was born all make sure to include an image in the show notes, how ever when viewed from the front, you can clearly see that it has to horns, my verdict not a unicorn. Third times. Earth, Rangers, the next candidate on. My list is the rhinoceros. The first thing that comes to mind, when we think about unicorns. But after all right Nostra's, literally means nose horn. So that's pretty close. Rhinos are some of the largest land mammals like elephants, and hippos their Packers. Bury large animals with thick skin. There are five species of Ryan's white black Indian Javan and Sumatran rhinoceroses black rhinos loved to trees in bushes. They don't have teeth, so they use their lips to plucked leaves and fruit from the branches. They have sharp hearing and a keen sense of smell, they may find one another by following the trail of sent they leave behind on the landscape. Charming. White rhinos can wait twenty four hundred kilos or five thousand pounds. That's heavy as a pickup truck. White rhinos live on Africa's grassy plains where they sometimes gathering groups of as many as a dozen individuals. And do you know what a group of rhinos is called craft? With these things. I like we're getting off track here. But I have an idea my friend, Angie, takes care of the rhinos at the Toronto zoo. Let me give her a call for a little conservation conversation. Hello. Anti earth ranger, Emma. Hi, emma. Nice to meet you. Hey, how are you today on great? How are you, Emma? Pretty good pretty good. I was hoping I could ask you, if you questions about rhinos. Oh, that'd be great awesome. Okay. First off, how many rhinos do you take care of at the zoo? Well, we currently have four greater one horned rhinos, there, also known as Indian rhinos but we also have white rhinos as well. And there's five of those guys currently nine rhinos that zoo. Gotcha. What's something that people don't know about rhinos that you'd like to tell them I don't even know if I can put my finger on it. Exactly. They just are really neat creatures that are kind of misunderstood. Their big lumbering, giant animals that can really actually move very quickly, if they want to. But when you actually work up close with these guys, you realize they are very friendly and they're kind of like a big dog. Do you ever get depete the rhinos I do? Gets a pet them. We work our animals that are considered dangerous, which when you weigh over four thousand pounds, you're considered dangerous animal. We work them through something that's called protected context. So there's always some measure of sensing between us. So I have a lot of access to them, but I'm protected and safe. Oh, wow. That sounds amazing Hewitt earth Rangers. We always try to learn how to better understand animals. So wondering can you understand their moods Oeser? I think any animal, you just need to get used to how they communicate with you, and you can understand them quite well, you just have to pay attention. They talked to you just not with words. So can you read their body language ten be body, language can be vocalisations? So one of the two ones is a little MU that the babies will make to their mom. Is so cool. Now I heard that rhinos, two hundred twenty pounds of food every day. So what exactly do they eat? And do you have to bring their breakfast, lunch and dinner in a wheelbarrow? Yes. So real barrow is definitely helpful for all of food that are rhinos eat. So my civic rhinos, they're considered to be a browser, and Grazer. And that means they love to eat trees and bushes as well as grass. So we feed them unlimited amounts of hey, as much as they want to eat. We will feed them on top of that. We also especially in the summertime cut down tree branches for them. And they love to munch on the league's but also stick to so they have super strong teeth to, to all that up unlimited. Hey, nice Reynaud perk. Do they like snacks? They do get some treats which we often use for training. They get carrots. Apples bananas, melon and lettuce. Wow. That's a quite an appetite. Okay. Use my big question. Would it be technically? Accurate, if I were to classify rhinos as unicorns. Well, the rhino I work with is like a unicorn, they only have one horn and just so happens. Greater one horned rhinos buying typic- name is. Rhinoceros unicornis. That is so cool like big gray, smelly unicorns. Definitely. They're a little more lumber than a traditional unicorn. Well, they may not be quite as graceful as unicorn, but. Got the horn part down. So I'll take it. Okay. So what should we know about a rhino horn? So rhino porn is necessary for rhinos. The rhinos that have the two big horns that come from Africa, the white and black species. They use their horns for fighting and defense, believe it or not. They can actually hook. They're warned underneath the back legs of another rhino flip them right up down, my rhinos. They need to find special minerals, in mud where they live and eat those minerals to keep them healthy. So the horn health for them to dig at that mud areas, unfortunately rhinos are being killed for their horn. And their horn is made up of a protein that is the same protein that makes up our hair in our fingernails, and that's called Carrington, but traditional southeast Asian medicines have used rhino horn as a means of curing, various ailments or illnesses for centuries. Oh man. That's terrible. What's the best way for kids to help with rhino conservation? The best way to learn much, as you can vote the rhinos and then help spread the word and the message to everybody rhinos need to stop being killed for their horns. It does not cure cancer science has proven it. So I need kids out there to stand up for rhino, and be the voice that they don't have in communities, and we have to tell people to stop buying rhino horn, because if no one's buying it anymore. It's not worth anything and they'll stop being poached, that's so important. Well, thank you so much, brand Seraing all of our questions. I feel like I know a lot more about rhinos now. Oh, you're so welcome. Give them a pet for me. Cavo by by Andy. Berry habit. A real unicorn, but as Andy said, there is nothing, magical, or medicinal about rhino horns, the can't shoot rainbows, and they can't miraculously cured cancer. The only place for a rhino horn is on a rhino. Ed. She might just have the best job in the world. Can you imagine taking care of a family of real rhinoceroses? That's so cool. Cares Rangers as you know, we were on a quest to find the best animal joke of all time. And you guys have been amazing. We have received so many amazing jokes that it's actually getting hard to get any work done here. The earth Rangers headquarters, my colleagues and I have nominated some of our favorites. Here's the second batch of contenders for the title, make sure to go back to last week's episode. If you missed the first three. Number one. Hi, my name's Carter. I've come from Toronto himself years. What's the best in what up nine hockey? Scorpions. Yeah. Carter representing my hometown. Number two. Hello. My name is dazzling. I live in Azure by John, there's is my joke. What does the frog do if it cautious? Acreage told. Nice job dash, okay. Number three. I he named willy. I live in Alameda, California, and here's my joke. What you call a fish without an I. Very funny. Lily that was a good one. Okay, listeners now it's up to you. Go to earth. Rangers dot com slash podcast and click on episode eight to get the show notes for today's episode there. You will find the pull for this week's jokes you vote on which of these jokes will make it to the finals. And if you think, you know, an even better animal joke. Let's hear it, click on the send us a message linked to record your own. You have until the end of June to send in your joke to enter the competition and get this, the person who submits the winning joke will get to win an amazing earth. Rangers prize pack, including an earth. Rangers t-shirt a water bottle, a limited edition button said and eternal bragging rights for having told the best animal joke of all time. Good luck. Before I let you go. Here's a little quiz for you. To true or false or call. Do you think you know all of it? Rhinos. Now, quick drew false rhinos use sunscreen to protect their skin. The answer is. False entrance. Don't you sunscreen like we do, but they do protect their skin from the sun and insects. Can you guess what they use? Wall in mud to cover their skin, this keeps them from getting a sunburn or too many bug bites. Those are so smart. Rangers. I'm about ready for my midmorning, nap, if I see that dream, FOX again, I'll make sure to tell them all we've learned about unicorns. Join me next time when all travel off to the far off exotic country of Canada. That's right. We're actually going to release the next episode one day early on candidate. So get ready for the great white north until then stay awesome and keep ring. Best robot ever.
Emma's Fireside Holiday Special
"Hi listeners if you like our show I think you'll love the story store from our friends at TC podcasts. The story story is the family. podcast were stories are made to order join. CBC Kids Host. Mr Orlando the Moose and Gary the Unicorn as they take suggestions from real kids and bring we met story order to life with fresh takes on John Lewis sweet songs and celebrity cameos sprinkled in this story story is always looking for new orders Kids can order their own story by calling one eight four one. Three two seven eight one to submit its toll free North America. You can listen to the story eastern where ever you get your podcast. Today's show is supported by CBC PODCASTS CBC. PODCAST US has a new podcast called the story store. Here's how it works. Kids submit story requests then. Mr Orlando Gary the Unicorn and a few talented helpers create create a professional custom-made story. The stories can be about anything like a dinosaur who can sing opera or a grilled cheese tap dances. The possibilities are endless each episode features original story jokes songs and more the story store from CBC Canada's public broadcaster available on the new CBC. Listen APP and wherever you get your podcast. Hello unwelcome to the Rangers. PODCAST I or three hundred Emma and today I'm having a nice comfy evening by the fireplace here at the Earth Rangers headquarters Earth Rangers. You know as much as I love being outside. Sometimes it's nice to snuggle up on your favorite armchair with some hot cocoa sir. Scratch Yuan is in a super snugly mood so before we had today's expedition. Let's take it easy for now and start the show up with a top five countdown. The top five animals that change color in the winter number five time. This Arctic Bird has beautiful mutiple brown feathers in the summer and looks little bit like a fezzet but in the winter it turns completely white to blend in with the snow. For camouflage number four the long tailed sales weasel. This ferocious little mammal has a beautiful brown coat in the summer. With a lighter yellowish belly in pause but in the winter turns completely wife Number Three Arctic. Fox I love Fox's of all kinds in the summer. The Arctic Fox has a coat that is a mix awesome gray and brown tones but in the winter. Yep You guessed it it turns completely wipe. I'm starting to see a pattern here. Number two Arctic Hare another animal that shares a similar habitat with the Arctic Fox and the PTARMIGAN and guess what it turns from an earthy Brown in the summer to the surprise surprise a snowy white in the winter but at least it has some super cute black tips on the top of its ears number one on the American goldfinch speeds. Now don't tell me. They're turning white in the winter. No that would not make sense since these birds are migratory but the male species does look quite different during the summer months there. Yellow feathers are much more vibrant. And they're wearing a cool black hat in the summer. Even there is just a little bit more orange you know. I think we could actually add one more candidate to this list. We Earth Ranger Emma in the summer I can usually be seen in shorts and my trademark green shirt will in the winter. I resemble a walking blankets. If you you want to see pictures of all the animals from the countdown kick out the show notes at Earth Rangers Dot com slash podcast Earth Rangers anyway. I'm just too comfortable. The head outside for any wild adventures today. So how about if I tell you a little story instead. Okay grab yourself a hot cocoa. Take off your shoes And get comfy. Now you all know that I love traveling. The world meaning all sorts of cool animals and I have had so many close encounters with wildlife that it's getting hard to count but have I ever told you about the very first time I interacted with a wild with animal. This was a long time ago. I was only nine years old and I spent the summer with my aunt. In the countryside she lived on a little farm up north she kept chickens and goats and loved being there. Because I got to help take care of the animals. She had these two beautiful barn cats in a big fluffy dog named Feazel one night. The dog and I were outside late. It was my responsibility to check up on the animals. I would count all the chickens. In the shed collect any eggs they had laid throughout the day and make sure the door to the goat's pen was properly close. Because you see just the night before. We had heard a pack pack of coyotes howling in the woods behind the farm. And we didn't want to take any chances. This could get a little scary especially on a dark moonlit night and on this particular evening it was abnormally dark and there was a low fog rolling in over the fields. I kept scanning my flashlight around the distance hoping I would would not see. A pair of hungry is reflected in the shine. Of course. My aunt was watching me the whole time from the kitchen door but still it was a little bit spooky. I had just given the barn cats freshwater when all of a sudden I noticed the for on feels neck rise up and her ears turn turn to face straightforward. Something was moving in the back of the yard. My heart began to pound. Was this a weasel or worse coyotes. Hi ody's I froze and completely still and then I heard it a strange sound coming from just behind the vegetable bet it was kind of high pitched not like a bird call but definitely not a coyote. There was again. It almost sounded sounded like a small child screaming before I could do anything else. Diesel took off down through the backyard and starting barking loudly. Screaming continued even louder than before so I had no choice but to check it out. As I got closer I finally saw what was happening. It was a small small rabbit that had gotten stuck in the fence that surrounded the vegetable bed I told Feazel the stand back and carefully approached the scared little critter. The the rabbits lake had gotten wedged in the fence at a bad angle so that it couldn't free itself quickly Iraq to the shedding some pliers in order to free the little guys I of course I sent feazel inside with my aunt at this point because I didn't want her to scare the rabbit ones. It was free and then to work on the fence very slowly. I can very carefully. I was able to bend the wire to create an opening big enough for the rabbit to escape. The little fuzzball had stopped screaming and it stops struggling into almost like he knew I was trying to health when it finally got out it took a few hops and sent back back into the grass. It seemed to be very weak and exhausted so I decided to scoop it up in my arms and bring it back to the barn where I happened to find a big container container that my aunt had used to hatched chicks it was empty and even had a small water bowl inside. I figured that it would be the safest place for the rabbit to spend the night The next morning I was up right after the first roosters crow and I rushed outside to check on my fuzzy little rest. It looked a lot stronger and when I picked it up it looked straight into my eyes as if it was trying to say thank you I gently put it back down on the grass and as soon as its feet touched the ground it was off running away away in a wild zigzagging life for a moment I was really sad because I had secretly hoped that it had decided to stay in that we could become come best friends forever but then I understood that it's important for wild animals to be while and that's the moment the moment when I knew I wanted to study biology and become a wildlife expert and to spend my life saving animals And there you have it rangers out of all the amazing animal encounters. I've ever been fortunate enough to experience. This is still still one of my favorite stories and that brings me to our brand new audience contest in two thousand twenty. We're asking you listeners. To share your favorite animal stories. What's your favorite wild animal encountered? It can be a scary story like if a bear wandered wander onto your campsite or a silly story like when Iraq. Kunsthall Your Dad's car keys but it has to be something that really happened to you or someone close to you if you tell us a story about playing ping pong gorilla. It's probably going to get disqualified unless you have photos to prove it to submit your story. Go to Earth Rangers dot com slash podcast and click on the green button with a megaphone. That says leave us a message protests. When you record your story make sure there's not too much noise background and try to speak loud and clearly so that the quality is good enough for us to share on the show? I just can't wait to hear all your stories. Oh and best of all the winner of the contest will win a special earth rangers price back all right right my animal loving friends. That was the last show of two thousand nineteen. I wish you all the best for twenty twenty. I think it's going to be an amazing year. We'll be back back in a few weeks with brand new episodes with really smart guests. Astonishing new animal facts an incredible adventures from around the world until then this Earth Ranger Emma. Emma saying thanks for listening and keep on ranging Jeez the best robot ever DOT com.
Season 2 Episode 6: Marvelous Marsupials and Australias Wildest Creatures
"Died earth ranges. It's me earth ranger, Emma. I've got an exciting episode to share with you today. We'll be learning all about the land down under. That's right, Austrailia. It's one cool country full of weird wacky, and wonderful animals. Privacy. What are we waiting for? Let's get started. Rangers. Earth, Rangers, I always wanted to go to us drill. You it's a country. It's a continent. It's a really long flight from the earth Rangers centre. So hopefully, my good old playing Bessie can get us there in one piece. But before we go I want to play a quick game with you. It's time for who. Am I? Now I'm gonna give you a little hint about today's mystery creature. They're extremely cute. Despite what they sound like. Okay, ready to listen. Here goes. What on earth was that keep listening, and we'll tell you who sounds like this at the end of the episode. Earth rangers. All right now, it's time to travel pack my bags, and I'm ready to go and hug a pain. Let's head up to the plate. Welcome aboard earth Rangers act. This is your captain earth. Ranger, emma. Please put your seat in an upright position, fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the plane. And now we just push this button. Switch. Let me let me try that again. Come on. On why don't you starting? Me. See let me see. Wait, the fact that the gas tank is empty get. It could be that rats run out of fuel, and I kind of spend my money for this week on this awesome, new sound vet collection. Sorry, guys. Well, all is not lost. Let's hear from some of our earth. Rangers members what they know about Austrailia animals. Message one. Trail is angry rules. Kangaroo crocodile kangaroo. I think there's koalas kangaroos, and ducks, and there's elephants. Additional fan. I know. Shoop heal our animals that live in our Shirley. Eagle team Kefir lizard, baby. And I think also their baby kangaroos me. Australia. Log n more live in trees. I think there is a type of there. It is a koala, and they has big yours while he ones I live from trees in the forest. Due few. I wonder actually bears. Koala jarver's. No disc Wallis. End of new messages. Oh, right. That was river. That's Austrailia for really great anyways. In order to find out more about a strolling wildlife. And I think we definitely need some more info because just the other week I heard that one, bats have cube shape. Boop. I know. Right. That can't be real. I think we'll have to call my buddy safari guide Lawrence from the animal sound safari podcast. Let's see number somewhere. Digits. Learns it's the calling from Canada. I'm doing pretty good pretty good. I was hoping to hop over for a visit, but I ran out of gas, again, I hate when that happens. I always try to keep the Safai Mabille talked up. Yeah, that's smart. So where am I reaching you today? Arm in Melbourne right now. But I just got back from Costa Rica, where I met the most famous love in the world. That is so cool. Anyway, what have you been up to? Well, I actually saw bowhead whale in the Beaufort sea last week. Nice. So I was hoping you could answer some questions about Austrailia animals for our listeners shopping far away. Okay. Cool. My first question is, what is superior. So must soup heels are a group of memos known for carrying their babies around in their pouch. Imagine a fleshy furry sack with nipples inside. They come in all different shapes and sizes and live in forests lakes. Streams grasslands and even underground. There are hundreds of different species, but the Mosul Beuys you've probably heard of a possums koalas bats, and kangaroos. It's true. And what are they became a ruse cold again, baby kangaroos, a cold Joey's? Right. We how long does a baby can Greece stain. It's mother's. Poach Rafeh good question. They stay in their mothers. Patch between eight to eleven months Joey start to leave the pouch at six months to explore, but that's only for short trips that come back to the patch for the mums milk, fifty and sometimes just for power up the thing about kangaroo pouches, is that because the Joey spend a lot of time in them. They get pretty full of debt. And poop. So much. The Meru regularly has to clean it out. No, that's super grows. So how many different marsupials are there in Australia? Well, there are actually hundreds of species of must repeals all over the world. They live in a lot of different places like South America and you Guinea. But most of them leave he in a stray Leah. I'm talking koalas number bats one bats has Manian devils long. Tailed pygmy, possums, bowel, Baru, bandicoot, black. Waller ruse, black flanked Wallabies, who that it sounds like you just naming creatures from Dr Seuss novels now. No, no, no, no, no. I mean, there's also spotted Qualls eastern Qualls, western Qualls northern Qualls, Tiga coup Georgi. Okay. I get it. There's a lot of them. Gotcha. So tell me something else. Is it true? The one bet poop is cube shaped it sure is one bats are the only animal in the world that we know of that have cube-shaped PU. Right. But why one theory was that they cubes to stack them up and mock that territory without the pieces, rolling away. But in reality, they don't really make wools appear mids with their PU. They just prove for the sake of poop in. Gotcha. He just wondering what's a stroke is national animal. Australia actually has two national animals. The red kangaroo and the EMU red kangaroos other biggest kind of kangaroos and emus a big birds. Don't fly cool both of these Ozzy icons on the coat of arms and legend has it that the reason they were chosen was that they can't walk backwards. So they represent a stray area as always moving forwards, but this isn't entirely true kangaroos and emus can move back with Jeff not that easily. I have to say I can't really picture a kangaroo hopping backwards. So I guess this makes sense. So what is the most dangerous creature to live in Australia is a hard one? I mean, we actually have a lot of dangerous creatures here in the water, we have shocks, say, snakes and saltwater crocodiles, which have the strongest bite ever measured on land. We got some of the most poisonous, snakes and spiders in the world. But now that I think about it, the most dangerous creature is probably a type of books jellyfish. Call the Irukandji. Survive. Yeah. There are a lot of dangerous creatures here. But they're just another reason you should come to visit you're not gonna find them anywhere else. That's true. I am definitely not skit so Lawrence. What's your favorite Australian animal, definitely the platypus? They're one of only five species of monitoring's on earth, and monitoring of the only mammals that lay eggs. I mean, did you know that because of the interesting appearance scientists used to think that they were fake some even thought that the platypus was just a bunch of animals? So together, which I guess, makes sense. If you've never seen a platypus before, so Emma, your listeners, love, animals, and animal. Sounds affari is all about animals stories from around the world. That was kind of hoping, maybe you could, you know, let them know about the punk cost you kidding me. Of course. I love your show listeners you should definitely check it out. Just search for animals safari wherever you get your podcasts all firm chatting with you, Emma. Think so much Lawrence and. Might. That's how we say Hello here. But you can say see A Latam. Right. See you later rate. Well safari guide Lawrence knew so much about ustralian animals. Speaking of animals, who's ready to learn all about the coolest animals. Australia has to offer. Poooest animals in Australia. Number five barking, owl, the barking, owl lives up to its name. Listen to this recording of barking owls. Call. Now, listen to recording of a dog barking. They sound pretty similar right? These AL's can also make a call. That sounds like a woman scream. Number four, a kidney. Kim is are also known spiny anti-delors. And with good reason the covered in hollow spines. So they basically look like a hilarious cross between a hedgehog and analysis in. Hey, no, what a baby. It could news. Cold puggle, number three sugar glider. Well, first of all, that's the best season ever. A sweet looking thing. Kangaroo, but they're actually a type of possum, and they can't really fly. But the sheer Ken glide, thanks to thin skin that stretches from one finger alway to their ankle think Australian flying squirrel. Number two, quicken. Okay. Earth rangers. I never heard of before, but they are so cute. They're one of the smallest Wallabies. So imagine an adorable. Pocket-sized kangaroo. But the don't just hop. They're amazing diggers and they're also good at climbing trees, number one, bladder purpose. One of the weirdest animals in the world is the platypus. Remember this is the guy Lawrence's favorite animal with a Billick duck tale like a beaver and whip feet. This animal is one of a kind male have Spurs on their hind legs that secrete venom. I guess putting a platypus is kind of out of the question now. Okay, I know you probably want to see some of these crazy animals, and good news. You can go to our show notes at earth. Rangers dot com slash podcast and see our fancy slide show. Well, Rangers, it's time to find out the identity of the creature. We heard earlier in the episode have you figured out who makes this sound. It's time to guess. It's none other than the incredibly very totally adorable. Did you get it right? And for those of you who didn't. I guess you didn't have the right. Koala. Fixations. Some people cocoa as bears, but they're not like so many animals in this episode Emmer stoop heels, quick, what's a marsupial? Good on ya. That's right marsupial is an animal that carries its babies in a pouch goal is mostly eat one thing you can look this leads fleas are tough and take a lot of time and energy to digest so koalas sleep, a lot between eighteen and twenty hours a day, who knew. Okay, you're Rangers for the last few episodes. I've been asking you to send in your best animal jokes. And we've received some real side splitters so far. Now it's TIME TO REVEAL the winner of our super soft extremely stylish earth. Rangers shirt. Let's go live to my fellow Rangers. Listen out for doing the draw right now. Hey, emma. We're sitting in front of a huge pile of jokes that were submitted from all of our listeners. Liz. All right. Here we go. We're reaching into the random pile or draw. One out. And we've got one. This is ranger Rachel with her incredible. Lamma. Joe? -gratulations Rachel we'll be in touch shortly to confirm the size of your shirt back to you. Emma on them, and everyone else, if you really wanted an earth, Rindge shirt, good news. You can find a whole selection of cool earth. Rangers gear including t shirts. Hoodies water bottles, and even plus she's at the earth. Ranger shop dot com. The Lincoln this show. Now, you may be wondering how we found the best animal joke of all time. Well, we might have, but the decision is up to you in each of the next four episodes. We'll play three of the best jokes for you, and you'll get to vote which of these jokes will advance to the final round. And then at the end of the season will vote for the winner. So if you haven't sent in your very best animal joke, one that would make a munti go bananas. Can we might even play during the show? Just go to earth. Rangers dot com slash podcast and click on the green leave us a message button. Or you can send us an Email at podcast at earth. Rangers dot com. Well, that's all the time we have today earth Rangers. I hope you're will be as free as a koala is interesting as and as a dorm caucus join me next time when we learn about the most extreme. The world. Until time day off in key Faan ranging. Best robot ever.
Friends Week Earth Rangers Night
"Chompers is produced by Gimblett and sponsored by crest. Welcome back. It's time for chompers your morning and night tooth brushing, show. It's friends week on chompers, and we're introducing you to some of our podcast friends today. We're hanging out with our friends earth Rangers, but I start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side and brushed the inside outside and chewing side of each tooth, three. Okay. Earth ranger Emma. Take it away. All right champions, here's a little quiz for you. Which of these is not a real frog species, the golden poison dart truck, the Malagasy rainbow frog, the Mongolian rabbit fraud. You heard me two of these a real frog species and one of them I totally made up. Can you spot the fake. Switzer brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, but don't brush too hard. The answer is Mongolian rabbit frog. Totally made that up. The other two frogs are real, and they're amazing. The golden poison dart frog totally exists and is one of the most poisonous creatures in the world. The Malagasy rainbow frog is also real, and it skin shines like a rainbow. The Mongolian rabbit frog is my own silly invention. Switcher brushing to the bottom of your mouth and give your tongue brush to one of my favorite things about frogs is that they make sure there aren't too many bugs flying and crawling around by eating them. But did you know that frogs are an important indicator species that means that they can tell us a lot about the health of our environment. If you see a lot of frog hopping around and catching bugs with their longtime, that means the environment where they live, has clean water, and there aren't too many bad chemicals in the ground which you're rushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth and. Forget those molars. If you enjoyed these animal facts come and join me on my adventures on the earth Rangers podcast. As I travel the world trying to solve natures greatest mysteries and searching for the most fascinating animals until then people on ranging. That's it for chompers today. Joining us earth ranger Emma share thing. Grownups you can find more of the earth Rangers podcast on apple podcasts at best robot ever dot com or wherever you listen, hey, I'm a take us out three to one. Chompers is a production of Gimblett media. Chompers is brought to you by crest grownups in case your kids haven't reminded you. Halloween is almost here, but sweet treats. Don't need to be scary. Crest has been protecting families smiles for over fifty years. So have fun trick or treating and bring on the candy and make sure you brush your teeth. Chris, has you covered for healthy? Beautiful smiles for life.
The Wolverine: Smelly Wilderness Grouch or Tenacious Super Weasel?
"We're excited to introduce Julie's library. A new kids. Podcast starring actress and writer Julie Andrews Every Week Julie her daughter Emma invite listeners to their library to read their favorite new children's books every story comes to life with sound music and activities. It's a show that will spark lively conversations and a love of reading across generations. Find Julie's library on your favorite podcast APP. Hello and welcome to the Earth Rangers. Podcast walgreens may not be the cuddly world. They sure are interesting. You've always wanted to know. More of an animal referred to as glut and skunk bear. Been this episode is for you. Everyone this is Earth Ranger Emily before we dive into the episodes. I just wanted to explain. Why sound a little bit different in today's recording as you know we're all social distancing which is why? Unfortunately I can't go to the podcast studio at the Ranger Center at the moment instead to use this old seashell as a recording device. But don't worry. My Tech Team is sending me a microphone in the mail and by the next episode. Also no luck clearer again. Okay who wants to hear mystery sound who were am? I listen at Birth Rangers. What animal could possibly make this sound? I can't even begin to guess. Would that was. I'm kind of thinking swamp monster just kidding stick to find out what animal we just heard. Now it's time for today's creature feature. Have you ever imagined what it might look like a fair and ESCON had a baby? Well imagine no more. That's exactly what over Rene's look like. Even the wolverines are part of the weasel family. They don't look Super Weasley. They're about the size of a medium sized dog. But you do not want one for why they're topped like really talk. Trust me you do not want to miss the woolery. First of all. They've got really strong team. Then there's her extremely sharp claws and the fact that they are amazing hunters not exactly a cuddly little housecat nothing like my beloved kidding Sir. Scratch One oh okay. So another thing that makes a wolverine at terrible like a really cool. Predator is the fact that they are super solitary that to live alone and they leave some of the most rugged places on earth northern drill force up in the Arctic Circle Leans live in dens made of snow boulders and rocks because of their remote habitats and their need for a lot of personal space which can exceed five hundred square kilometers. You're not likely to ever see a wolverine in person. They are kept in some zoos. But it's actually really difficult to keep them healthy and baby. Wolverines do not do so well in Suet Bartlett's even though we may never see one in person. Wolverines are important critters the carry on and help clean up other animals that have been killed for food by other predators. WanNa know a few more warring facts to dazzling your friends with or check out this top ten list. The top ten awesome Wolverine faxed number. Ten wolverines can find prey. That's buried deep in the snow. They have an excellent sense of smell number nine. These tough weasels aren't picky eaters even carry on pets. An animal carcass odd number eight. Wolverines have too much food they'll stored in the snow for later. Midnight snack taken care of number seven. Wolverines are pretty quick they can run up to forty eight kilometers an hour number six. The Wolverine has a lot of different names Carroo Glutton and skunk bear number. Five doesn't smell great. It uses owner to markets territory and Mark Carcasses. They will eat later number. Four email will give birth her babies in the late winter and early spring. Wolverines usually have two to three babies on average number three vaping. Wolverines are called kits cups number. Two kids usually stay with their mom for around two years then may head out on their own to find around territory and number one occasionally over plants berries and other vegetation. They really do prefer meat. Wow those are some good wacky wolverine facts. But seriously I'd love to lot more about this solitary hunter. Luckily I know just the right person who can give us a unique inside scoop. Mets Bradford is the Wolverine Conservation Scientists at WCBS Canada who spent lots of time wilderness tracking marines. Hey why don't we call him? Blow is this Matt. This is Matt. Hi Matt this is three Emma. Philo wildlife expert and Todd caster. I heard your somewhat of a wolverine expert. Is that correct well? I've been studying wolverines for about ten years or so since right after I got out of College. Wow an entire decade tire. Decades studying will reign cool. Oh and I just WANNA make sure wouldn't not talking about the kind that goes to COMECON RIGHT. We're talking about the real deal will green here right right. I actually studied Furry version of the over in. Oh Okay Gotcha so. I've heard that you personally captured. Golden released back to nature more than seventy wolverines for your research. So I have a lot of questions for you first of all from what I know. It's really hard to handle wolverines because these animals are really talk. What are your secrets to get a hold of them? Wolverines have a soft spot. Wolverines are scavengers in. They're they're carnivores so they like to feed on meat or carry and so what we do is we. We bathed cameras live. Traps would beaver that local trappers. Get for US Are attracted to these traps so when they get to the trap and go and we know they're there and we can go find him. Smari can't resist going after food. Now I gotta say they don't exactly sound cuddly or friendly in yet. You decided to study them. Why would you say that your favorite animal? I would say they're my favorite animal for sure you know I think. One of the appeals of studying wolverines is is that we don't know about them so a lot of the information we get when we go and start. These studies is quite novel so it's interesting to have that challenge that they're very low density. They live in very wild places. Some of these wild places are are absolutely beautiful. So it's fun to be able to work in those landscapes too and I enjoy that challenge and I also enjoy being an advocate for wolverines. Because I just have a lot of respect for How they make living in the forest neat suit since they are so hard to stop. Because there's solitaire. Ian All was the best place to Sparta Marine. Do they have favorite hiding places? Wolverines travel a lot over into notorious or traveling really long distances. I've seen wolverines travel hundreds and hundreds of kilometers in just a few days but they do rest from time to time and when they do rest you often find them for example under a big spruce tree or you'll find them in some thick brush and they'll make a little bad for them to lay down and oftentimes they. They rest rated areas right after they killed something Or they are they eat. So let's say a finer snowshoe hare and they eat that snowshoe Hare that they'll go make a bad for themselves under spruce Tree Mel just lay under there for a few hours to Digest. But you can also find wolverines. There's been instances where I've been a tracking rain will was actually living within a EAGAR lodge. And when I got to the lodge the Wolverine was still inside. So we'll ran was hiding out but yeah they have lots of different places that they liked to hide for example might also find him hiding in a snow cave the species that does like to live in cold snowy environments. So if you're tracking a wolverine you might get to a spot where the Wolverine Dug a snow cave underneath a couple down trees in the wilderness just living in that snow cave for days on end because that snow cave provides over with some thermal cover and as well as protection of predators. Oh Gotcha had to say. I like their style. Have Snack taken out. Definitely we have you had a dangerous encounter with the Wolverine and you still have all your fingers. I still have all my fingers. In Sodas my crew but I would say you know. They do have a chip on their shoulder. And they kind of need to have that chip because wolverines make living off at scavenging. So let's say a wolf kills on on at like a Moose. Caribou and eats maybe ninety percent of it and then it goes away while the Wolverine goes and finds that and it tries eat the other ten percent of that carcass. But while it's doing that lots of different other species. For example maybe coyotes or Lone Wolves or mountain lions bears might try to steal that carcass from the Wolverine in so I asked to have a bit of a chip on children in order to defend that carcass independent source of prey. But at the same time you know wolverines. Aren't that big. They're they're pretty small. And you're GONNA see a wolverine in the Bush or out in the forest or in the wild that will rings GonNa run away from you. It's going to be scared of you and it's not really a concern for people when you're out walking around but it will defend its food and that's just something that it does to survive yet it makes sense. What's the most surprising wolverine either? You have observed well. I think what's been really interesting about some of the research that I've taken part in is the ability of Wolverines to not just be scavengers. They certainly have a reputation of of simply being scavengers. We also finding. They're quite adept at predation They can for example. Dig into a beaver lodge and Beaver or ambush beaver when it's on shore that's a big source of prayed for them big source of food and calories. They're also very good at stalking in killing snowshoe Hare. And there's also many instances in reported cases of wolverines tracking down larger prey like Caribou. And Moose. So what's surprising is is just their ability to be predators to be carnivores rather than just simply being scavengers. Gotcha amazing that a tiny wolverine could take. Yeah I mean. A wolverine a females only nine to eleven kilograms a male is maybe thirteen to fifteen kilograms and yeah they have a specific strategy to I mean they. They're not going to take it down. Mike maybe a pride of lions would or cougar but they have an amazing ability to move long distances and they have great stamina they have very wide paused float over the surface of the snow so third chasing a Moose or Caribou through the snow in the forest they can run very efficiently after that Caribou And so they have a bit of an advantage and and they just wait bide their time until they have an advantage and then they go in and they're able to harvest those animals interesting. Will they sound super tough and actually kind of curious if they have any predators like like animals that hunt them? And how do they defend? Themselves over over are necessarily a source of pray for any species in the sense that wolverines or something that another species wants to eat they will get killed by other carnivores better trying to defend their prey. So for example. If there's a bear on a deer or a alker Moose carcass or something like that in the Wolverine gets there. There might be a fight between the bear and the wool rain. And in those instances you could have a wolverine get killed. We've also had wolverines getting killed by pack of wolves. I don't think these are very common. I I don't think Walzer a huge source of mortality for Wolverines. Like it does happen and generally the best strategy to avoid that is just to climb up a tree but there's not always a treaty available to them. Okay but who do you think would win a one on one fight between Wolverine Wolf? Well I honestly I would say wolf of just kind. Kinda GIVE UP. I think over in so two nationless so stubborn. I just couldn't see the wolverine really backing down very quickly and I think the wolf would just Kinda back off and just say. Maybe this isn't worth my time in the Wolverine repreive went out in that circumstance. Gotcha Gotcha now. Can you tell me? Is it true that they smell really bad? Well it's funny you know we. We do these live trapping projects and redid one for example. All this last winter and go out and we handle. He's Wolverines late at night and we got our headlamps and we're working medieval rains and putting collars on them and then releasing them back into the wild and we're holding them and taking measurements Chess measurements and looking at their teeth and all sorts of different things. And then we all get back to the cabinet nights and we hang our gear up and the cabin starts to smell a lot like wolverines and I think if you're a wolverine person smells not too bad but if you go into public and say you go to the grocery store into an office people are going to smell. What's on your clothes and definitely a peculiar smell? I wanted to say it's a bad smell. It's it's a bit of a sweet smell but I wouldn't call it bad but they are called skunk bears by some and they do have a bit of a is a bit of a skunk. He kinda sweet smell to it. But I like wolverines a lot. So maybe I'm a little bit biased. But I wouldn't say it's it's a terrible smell cool now. What's the one thing you wish people knew about wolverines? I think one thing is I think. Wolverines are often thought of as you know these wilderness kind of loners and that is true to some extent that will spend a lot of time by themselves but is also a caring and nurturing side to wolverines. You can certainly see that. Between a mother and her kiss the amount of time and energy she puts into taking care of her cats. But you also see that from the males thought to be a little bit more loners not good caregivers for kits but they do spend time caring for the kids in and you see them show up at at reproductive. Dan So they're they're a part of that. Bring offspring up you also see for example when offspring become a little bit older. Say they become a year old two years old. You'll see those offspring running around their territories. So you know those instances. It's really dad. And mom teaching their offspring to hunt and might not be direct teaching of course but it is no the offspring following data around and seeing how he moves on the landscape and where he finds sources of crave so they're sharing sources of food. They're learning from each other. So I think that reputation of Wolverines being kind of wilderness loners true to some extent. But there's also a lot of interaction between wolverines and of learning a lot of teaching which is necessary to make sure know these populations continue on these offspring or successful. Oh well families don't so cute. Who would have thought that I just wanted to say? Thank you so much for talking. Today I feel like I've learned so much about this mysterious smelly creature. Now you're welcome. Thanks very thanks for having me. Thank you for all incredible work. You do. Don't you later now? Do you know how absolutely wonderful a wolverine really is a beggar asking. How do we help these extremely awesome fierce and fearless weasels? You can talk to Wolverine. That's how not a real wolverine of course. Can you imagine getting that package delivered to your house? Thank you but you can adopt a virtual or plush Walgreen. I visit the apple store and download the Earth Rangers APP N. You'll have a chance to adopt an animal. There are a whole bunch of cuties to choose from and believe it or not. The Wolverine is simply adorable. I know I know it's hard to believe that something with all those teeth and claws could be sweet but Wolverine Logan Sassou cuddly soft and the best part is when you adopt a wolverine of your very own. You'll help University of Calgary researcher Mir bredow learn more about the habitat needs ovaries in western Canada using motion sensor cameras and hand traps. She'll collect information about wolverine populations and habitat quality and L. Human activities are packing. This information will be used to help. Manage how land is used so head over and adopted plush or virtual rain today. Now I ask you a question at the beginning of the episode. Animal makes fist noise. Who any guesses American alligator. You're right alligators sure. Make in big noises. Don't helicopters are large carnivorous members of the reptile family and by large I mean Hugh Fungus? They can grow up to three point. Four meters long at up to four hundred and fifty kilograms. American alligators can live for a long time up to fifty years. You can find American alligators in the southern USA. In Ponds Lakes and swamps alligators were on the brink of extinction but thanks to conservation efforts. They were over one million of them alive today. Alligators seem a little bit hesitant. But this swamp monster like but trust me the females are actually really good. Mom's alligator mothers later in on the shore guarded to keep it safe from predators. And when Mama gator? Here's peeps from inside the aches. She waits for her babies to hatch. Ben She carries the baby safely to the water her. Ab Alligators spent two years with their mothers. She keeps her safe from predators like raccoons birds and other alligators. After two years. The babies are big enough to fend for themselves and they go off on their own. Alligators are awesome now. Before you go. I know you've been waiting for this today. Under story of Earth Ranger. Sarah is going to tell us a little story about a mischievous little pink. I'm Earth Rangers. Sarah I'm GonNa tell you a story about when our pigs got out so it was first time. We got the next day when my brother went to feed them he opened the gate and they ran straight out. They went into our Hayfield and we were looking for for about an hour and we had to go to school. That Dane get ready. Got All of our nice warm clothes. I ran out to find. He took were ever. They're running and running all catch but then my brother her. He walked up to bail. And behind key chased. It overtook my mom and dad's. We almost missed the box. I had to get my backpack ready and get all my clothes and go to school. That's the story of my pigs. Getting at Was a great story so much trouble because of one little adventure. Thanks Sarah for your awesome submission. Now remember if you ever real story but it amazing animal encounter. I'd love to hear it. Also by submitting your story you'll be entered for a chance to win a special. Earth Rangers Price Bag. You can tell us your story. By going. To Earth Rangers Dot com slash podcast and clicking on the green button with the megaphone. That says leave us a message. I can't wait to hear yours. Well Earth Rangers. It's been quite the podcast. We learned pretty much. All there is to know about wolverines and we figured out that it was alligator. That made that interesting noise. I think it's high time I take a little nap. Windsor scratchy one. Of course until next time thanks for listening and keep on range in best ever DOT com.
Season 2 Episode 12: Feathers, Fossils and Monster Jaws - Emma's Night at the Museum
"Hello and welcome to the Earth Rangers podcast if me Earth Ranger Emma oh I am super mega excited about this episode. You'll never believe what we're going to learn about today. Here's a clue that it's going to be Dana night. Ranger Rangers Oh right. I love a good adventure. Don't you today. We're going to have a really big one but before we get to our top secret destination how nobody true or false question true or false or true or false. A micro raptor was a tiny dinosaur that lived in trees had four wings and sharp pointy teeth micro raptor. I don't know sounds more like a toy robot to me. What do you think stay tuned until the end of the episode to Find Find Out Okay. You're rangers. It's time to start our mission. Are you ready. The next time I turn on my microphone. I'll be deep deep underground tunnel on my way to find out about today's mystery topic wishing luck well Earth Rangers for here in a very unusual habitat indeed sure is noisy easy. Where do you think I am. CNN pay that's my songs. I guess you probably figured out where I'm going to the museum the Royal Ontario Museum or wrong to be exact and I'm going to talk to Dr David Evans a brilliant paleontologist. He's a dinosaur expert okay. I'll be back in a flash okay rangers. I've made my backstage behind the scenes of the wrong where visitors normally don't get to go to to real mazed back here full of exhibits that are waiting to to be installed and prices artifacts that are being shipped to other museums around the world close because well. I wonder wonder what's in this big crate bb mummy from ancient Egypt. Maybe I can just take a quick peek. Wow looks like we're making your way to the research. Department's okay back here. We get strangers right now. I'm sitting in an office. That's filled the bowers and fossils and a whole wall of specimens sitting next to a very very special expert. Can you please introduce yourself. I'm David Even Evans and curator of dinosaurs here at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto Dinosaurs. That sounds really really cool. So what exactly is as your job then. It's basically a dream job and what I get to do is to discover new things about dinosaurs to basically be a fossil muscle detective in peace together the lives of these ancient animals in how they evolved how the planet change and then I get to tell people about them and teach them about the history of life on the planet in different ways through museum exhibits through research that I do and also through podcast like this one now the first thing that you see when you come into his vassal acid binding site. Can you tell us a little bit about that exhibit. Now the first thing you see when you walk through the front doors. The museum is a giant long necked dinosaur. These are called Seora. We're a pod dinosaurs and this group includes the biggest animals ever to walk on land and the dinosaur that you see is an animal called food along the Sorus Salonga soy say it means big chief the big chief Lizard and the reason. It's called the big chief. Lizard is it's one of the biggest of these these mega sized dinosaurs so the skeleton was found in Argentina less than ten years ago. It's one of the most complete skeletons of one of these mega dinosaurs. That's never been found when this animal was alive. We think that it weighed something like fifty tonnes which is as much as a herd of elephants. How would it ever find often eat. It's crazy is a good question. We know that these things they must have just been giant eating machines those long next kind of looked like vacuum cleaners. There's they probably were like the dinosaur equivalent of plant eating vacuum cleaners at that next swaying back and forth. There are probably eating fourteen fifteen sixteen twenty hours. There's a day to fuel. These massive bodies very important question. How do you have a favorite data so I have a lot auto favorite dinosaurs in fact as a paleontologist. I get to study a lot of different types of dinosaurs and I've even discovered a few in my day. You discovered dinosaur voice. We'll have discovered quite a few dinosaurs actually so it's been pretty exciting for me so few dinosaurs that I've gotten to to name our Akira Raptor which is the raptor that lived with transverse racks Acworth olas which is the oldest dome headed Dinosaur Zule which is one of the most wickedly armored ankylosaurs any Kyla Sores or tail club armored dinosaurs. Wendy ceratops one of the oldest relatives of the family that includes triceratops Saratov's might not be in real. Is that true you know part of what science is all about is testing ideas and trying to bad disprove them and so you know in the case of triceratops triceratops is is real and always will be real but this sort you've adult form of triceratops. looks like an animal that we used to call. Torres Horace they lived in the same time in the same place and Torres Torres just had bigger skull with a longer neck shield and sort of differently shaped horns and and ornamentation and it turns out that Taurus size animals just an older triceratops. Oh very similar to how we change as we grow up dinosaurs changes they grew up to and we're realizing that there's that in some cases some of our favorite dinosaurs are actually just life stages of other ones that's right but but but the name triceratops still sticks triceratops is still a very real dinosaur stereotypes forever so as someone who's been studying this for such a long time what would you say is one of the most interesting discoveries say the past ten years one of the new developments but I think some of the most exciting discoveries of these discoveries discoveries of these amazing feathered dinosaurs from northern China the now we know that feathers and wings evolved before birds words did and they were handed down to the birds that we see today from their dinosaur ancestors so a lot of these very iconic familiar dinosaurs that I saw when I was a kid covered covered in scales probably covered in feathers things like velociraptor and dynamic over Raptor and maybe even renaissance rex. That's a very aggressive sounding big bird basically yeah. I know that's right. I mean some of these some of your most feared meeting dinosaurs. I may have looked like big bird more or less. Let your accent been friends with stugotz worse or or any of the other dinosaurs so friends is a little tricky to define scientifically well but we can answer directly to Stegosaurus and this is I think a pretty interesting thing to think about. Uh stegosaurus lived at the end of the Jurassic period lived about a hundred and fifty million years ago or so Taranath source rex lived at the very the end of the age of dinosaurs at sixty six million years ago so t rex is actually closer in time to us then it is to Stegosaurus so there is no way transfer strikes could have been friends with stegosaurus because they're separated by tens of millions of years in time now there were a lot of other dinosaurs that lived alongside t-rex like the famous triceratops in the duck bill in Montessori us and the Dome Headed Paki civilised Sorus and one of the dinosaurs. I got to name at Kiro Raptor on others so t-rex certainly would have known these dinosaurs as part of its ecosystem and we know it preyed upon triceratops whether they were friends. I don't know if we'll ever be able to say anything like that. I have friends like are there social dinosaurs we do know that some dinosaurs had friends among their their own species so horned dinosaurs we find them in these huge bone beds that suggests they lived in herds just like wildebeest do or elk do today for instance and so they would have been highly social animals and that's pretty consistent with like flamboyant headgear to sort of social signals have neither organisers persist. Where's your next dinosaur adventure taking you then I get to go on digs all around the world have done digs on on five continents or something like that but my favorite place to dig dinosaurs is actually rate here in Canada in Alberta and that's where I'm going next in about a month. I'm headed to the southern Alberta. The son pretty excited about that and we're going back to a site which is revealing brand new species of horned dinosaur in you'll hear about that one hopefully in the next year yeah all right well. Thank you so much for answering our questions again and hopefully after your dig will be able to ask you some more. You're very welcome. The Earth Rangers wow I learned so much from Dr Atkins wouldn't incredibly cool job. Maybe even as cool as mine I had some of you might even want to be paleontologist. When you grow up. I just remembered I forgot to tell Dr Evans my favorite Dino. I know joke wait for it. What does it triceratops sit on. Its trice Sarah bottom. You know I've always wondered something. Everyone always says the tyrannosaurus was the toughest dinosaur but is this true. Was T. Rex really the speaking of Dino or was there an even fiercer one like what about the Gannett to source. who was the top? Predator looks like it's time for an ultimate showdown to t rex versus purses giganotosaurus. Okay I one factual thing. T. Rex and giganotosaurus didn't actually live even the same time period so they never would have really met each other in real life so this is more of a theoretical showdown okay. Let's do it what let's start with something simple which China was the biggest well. The T. REX was around twelve meters long. The gigantic just horse wasn't too much bigger at around thirteen meters long but the gigantic source was much heavier than t rex giganotosaurus could weigh up to thirteen in tons well T. Rex weight and closer to nine tons. This round goes to giganotosaurus round who now one of the scariest parts of these large carnivores was their teeth T. rex had long serrated teeth which were the size as of bananas which is Completely Bananas Serrated Mean Salt Lake with a jagged edge perfect for ripping chomping meet together wanted to sources teeth were also serrated but a bit smaller but while the T. Rex had sixteenth the giganotosaurus had seventy six so so far they're equally terrifying but what about bite force well. The giganotosaurus could crunch a whopping eight thousand pounds but the T. REX had a super super-strong jaw with a bite force of twelve thousand pounds the strongest bite of any land animal ever so this round goes to the Toronto source rex in round three okay. Let's look at a few other features to see if we can break at this time. How about brain size in this case the T. REX is the clear winner was bigger than that of the gigantic two sources what about speed scientists think that the T. rex is probably a pretty good speed walker but wasn't likely much of a runner scientists think the gigantic to source on the other hand could reach reach speeds of up to fifty kilometers an hour so giganotosaurus takes this one well rangers. It seems that even though these are definitely finally different. There's no clear winner of showed him. Why don't you leave a comment. In the show notes Earth Rangers Dot com slash podcast to say who you think is the toughest dinosaur now it's time for a different kind of showdown the grand finale of our search for the best animal the joke of all we have received hundreds of submissions from all around the world and over the last five episodes via presented you some of of our favorite jokes and asked you to vote for your favorite ranges. The votes are in and I'm excited to present the finalists. Are you ready here. They are number one. What did the judge on the skunk walked into the courtroom older in the core number two. What does the frog do if it cautious acreage told number three what is it a rookie before aunts navient goals the number four computers in cat serve related because they like bullies and number five is wearing shoes because it prefers bare feet. God God oh good. Which one did you think was the funniest well. It's your call now. It's even more important for you. Listeners to vote for your all time favorite Mitchell Volvo Lincoln the episode description on your device to pick the winner well. We're getting into the episode which means we have just enough time to answer are true or false question true or false. Is there such a thing as a tiny four winged dinosaur and his work called micro raptor. The answer is yes. The micro raptor lived in the early Cretaceous period between one hundred twenty five and one hundred twenty two million years ago and it is one of the smallest dinosaur species ever to be discovered. It weighed the only about two pounds which is the size of a small raven and it has long black feathers on all four limbs. It might have even been capable of guided flight flight. I found some really cool illustration today and I'll put that in the show notes you gotta check out how cool it looks at its four wings birth ranger well Earth Rangers. I learned so much today but you know what I still have a lot more questions for Dr Evans. Maybe I can go back to the wrong really soon. Talk to him again if so much more to find out about dinosaurs until take fiercely awesome and she brings doc best ever dot com.
Earth Rangers presents: Animal Sound Safari
"Pay their Rangers its earth ranger, Emma gear. Okay. The other day when I was out in the field searching fascinating stories for the new season. I'd bumped into a friend of mine safari guide Lawrence from the animal sound safari podcast. He was trying to catch a fish with his bare hands. It didn't really work out Lawrence and his team are podcast friends from Australia. And I think you really like their show animal. Sounds far is all about the weird and wacky stories. We humans have with animals around the world like Roosters saving lives in Portugal or camel, beauty queens in the Middle East. You know, what I think we should take a listen to my favorite episode. It's a story of yet poobah writing warrior, mice in Tibet Google is that all right Lawrence take it away. This is an ABC putt cost. Welcome to animals, sound safari. I'm you'll safari guide Lawrence. It's very mice to meet you, eat safari might take you to a different part of the world to me. A special animal today will be scurrying off to catch up with a quota on your social. And how do we get well in this? Are logical safari Mabille. It's only like the coolest Mabille on the planet. But I did notice it was looking a little ready. So I decided to clean it off a bit. And now it's squeaky-clean today way going to meet a rodent that loves to run up corks and play hide in squeak. Can you guess who it is? It's the mouse. So I've seen my scarring around here and there, but I've never actually had a pet mouse before have you? But I want to know what you already know about this little critter. Myself, quiet smart. And I think mice achie- key and disgusting whenever you see. It's just a blur. And then it goes between you couches and stuff, and you can't see it in my new house to every single time when we move into this like a lot of mice. And then there's some dead. My sometimes disgusting. They can do all the tricks that have tiny legs the ability small, so they can do going to slow spaces. I've been at say Delic disgust noodle. Something good. I wouldn't say they're like fifty and Ida full. Some interesting observations there. Now, let's see what Laura out animal expert has found out. Lawrence debase learns to base. This is Laura I've been here ratting around for facts. You'll jokes are really cheesy today. Laura, actually, I've been spending some time here at base and thinking about mice when it comes to mice us people just concierge to make up L minds OB I pissed all the world's cutest companions. Do. We love them. Like Mickey Mouse. Do they make a scream when they run along the floor. The answer is we feel all of these things about mice. At once this tiny little scarring squeaking ferry animal has had a big effect on him big affect on humans. How what do you mean? I mean, one mouse stealing out cheese. Okay. But when it becomes millions of little mice who become a plague. It's terrifying. These mice can eight their way. Through everything crops and even 'cause talk about a mouse attack. Yeah. These little creed is do have a lot of strength in numbers. This also a long history of mass love in Japan, for example, people kept fancy mice. These were house must that had been dimissed decayed as picks. So your saying that some people think there are too many mice and others want to make more mice. I'm way too confused as little animals have us running a rounding circle. I guess we'll have to make up our own minds on today's safari, then I guess you will speak soon Lawrence over and out. Over and out Laura today where heading to one of the highest spots on the planet to meet our small theory friends where going to two bets. It's in Asia. And it is so beautiful lots of very high mountains. Oh, wait. I just remembered a joke, which is so relevant right now. Ready? What kind of car does a mouse drive? It drives a minivan. You get like a mini van like a small van. Such a joke. The magical Safai Mabille is the opposite of a mouse minivan, though, I mean web big with us where loud and where going come on Hoppy in. This feels fantastic fuss. But going. Okay. Easy, easy Scheffel. All right yet. Might be cold up here, but is beautiful barren mountains everywhere to is actually home to some of the tallest of the toll mountains in the whole wide world. Actually, I wonder how long it would take a mouse to climb a mountain. That's a lot of steps for some teeny tiny feet. Speaking of steps. Let's take a walk. That is a Buddhist temple to bet is the spiritual home of Buddhism. And that's a religion that believes all living. Things are connected. And here to tell us more is my friend, Pamela. Hey, Pamela, does she like Lawrence? Did you say tell she della? Yes. I did does. She delay is how we say. Hello here in Tabet. Oh, well, tash elec-. Now, what can you tell us about two bitten mice C T? Is that how my say squeaky is the name for a mouse. And the noise that they make is very similar. It's. D S. I K you know, what that does sound like a mouse. Now, what did you try saying that with me are you ready? Seek mice are an important animal for Tibetans, many people grow up hearing a story called the country of mice a whole country of mice on the not quite this is the story of how some very smart mice helped defend our country against an invading. Army cool now Lawrence I need you to play an important role in this story, the leader of the mice. So I'm the mouse general. Do they have a span needle or toothpick? Like, I need to make mouse size sword right now. Anybody the stormy something? I'll not that hard. These story happens in a country with lots of people and lots of mice led by a good and kind human king. Everyone has plenty to eat Atari time after the film was have been through the fields the mice. Then collect leftover grains and bring them back to the homes. My magnificent mouses, but one year everything changes for the mice the harvest is bad. So the families have to take every last grain of rice when the mice come to the fields. There is nothing left for them to eat. Winter is coming. So the Lido the mice decides he has to do something he puts on his best clothes and scampers of to ask the human king for health. I'm sorry what I wear clothes. Why didn't you tell me on just gonna put some pants on right now? Give me a second. Okay. Ready? The good and kind king lives in a palace around by big walls. But the leader of the mice knows the secret way in in his Royal chambers. The good king. Here's a teeny tiny knock at the door. About answers, and almost doesn't notice the Mehta mouse at his toes, excuse me. So I am the leader of the mice. And I'm here to meet with my human compatriot, his majesty the king. The God is really surprised to see a talking mouse wearing clothes but figures it isn't dangerous so him in. The good king is also surprised to see a talking mouse. Majesty the harvest has been very bad and my small and furry brothers and sisters. We don't have enough food for the winter if you lend grain from one of your bonds, we promise to repay you next harvest seek the king is impressed won his never heard talking masks to hip thinks his to pick sold is cool and three as a king. He knows what it's like to be worried about your people or your mice. So the king agrees to lend the mice the grain and takes the leader of the mice to bond field from floor to ceiling with food. Every mouse in the land comes to help collect the food. Great work is love the enthusiasm. Stay balanced, the grade on the backs stuff it's in the mouth and Kerry s much as they can't they pose God is I'm so proud of you carrying bag of Polly old on your road fantastic. Winter comes and it's very cold. But then it soon turns to spring that into summer, and it's time for the next house. The mice a true to their promise and repay the king by failing his bond with grave. This is another story. Not so fast Lawrence all is not well. The evil ruler of a neighboring country declares war on the good king. The evil rule. Elites is huge army to a river that separates the two countries and is preparing to go to war. The leader of the mice spots the evil army soldiers across the river and scampers to the kind king to want him. Catch my breath quick king. You saved our lives with grain last winter. Let us help you defeat this evil enemy. The king has not idea. How AT BT mice could defeat a human army? But then again, maybe they can he asked the mice. What they need listen closely because without this. We can't win we need one hundred thousand cakes of dried yet poof, wait. Did I say dried yak poop? Yikes. Huge animals that look like oxes where we're going to war with their PU. Yep. That's right. The thing about, yuck. Pu is that it floats. Really? Well. I think I know this is going the good king has no idea. How cakes of dried, yuck. Pu will defeat an evil army, but he agrees anyway, he then get some unlucky duly remand to call. The smelly stuff to the riverbank. That evening all the mice in the country gathered by the humongous piles of yuck. Pu. Magnificent friends now is out time to fight our homeland this land may be cold in the winter. But it is ours to share without good human friends now is our chance to show them that we can to show them that you don't need to be big to make a big difference road. It's to the rescue. Under the cover of darkness. The mice pushed the Poos onto the river declined about and fail safely to the other side. To do as the invading army sleeps ready to attack when daylight returns, the mice get to work. Chewing on anything. They can find anything. They can five to the tier two shrimps the mice nibble. They raid through the whole Cam. Just before the sunrises, the mice tummies very fooled fail the young Poos back across the river, say don't say quite as Aspen nothing. When the evil king soldiers wake this e the Cam is ruined don't know. What's going on they stopped fighting with each other? Just then the good and kind. King sounds his better hone from across the river. The evil king realizes that. He's our Mikan fight. So he tones an runs away from the good. King's army the army CD leader running away, they run too, but the kid tripping over because the mice have chewed away the tops of the pants. I can see your undies. So the country has been safe from a terrible war old. Thanks to mice. The good king invite all of the mice to the palace. People are lining the street a floating and cheering the break country months when the leader of the mice meets the good came the blood came us. How can we ever repay you just keep being kind of us? Actually, there is one thing to lead. The mice climbs on the king's shoulder and risk. I in his ear the king laughs. Of course from this day forward. Cats are to band. So now, everyone knows that my might be small, but have big brains and huge hearts. Thanks, so much that story was awesome. Hopefully, the next harvest is a happy one with lots of food. Thanks Lawrence me to have a safe onward journey. And remember the smallest person can make a big difference. You so ripe Emma catchy next time. Bye. Okay. It's time to head back to this afar. Mobile. A wait to tell Laura about the yak PU boats. Florence debase Lawrence debase. Do you read loud and clear? Go ahead Lawrence. Okay. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say Rick in mice appre smart g you what did you find out? Well, Alfred pem told us a story about some super smart, mice who could talk they could wear pants, and they even defeated evil human Omni that sounds suit the smut to me. Okay. But the best part of the story, though was when the mice were riding a boats that were made of. There were made a pool. That is really funny. Actually, speaking of funny. Did you know that Maas actually giggle where they actually giggle? Yes. Some researches found out that when mice are tickled, they make a giggling sound just like us human. It's official then mice definitely smart because lofta is the best medicine it. Sure is Lawrence. See you back at base over and out. Over and out. Thanks for joining me on this so small adventure to bet. The mice impetuous story was super smart though. I'm still not sure I'd want to ride on yak PU but whatever floats your boat. I guess, hey, if you have an idea about an animal story or you wanna tell me about a time you wrote on a boat made from poop head to animal sound safari on the ABC website and click right to us today. Show was made by a group of mouse mad humans outguessed adults tens and Dundalk from the Tabet and community of a stray Ilya New, South Wales and junior animal experts khloe, Amy Aidan N, Jeremy from Dulles hill. Primary school animal expert and also Laura Jean McKay and the awesome team at ABC audio studios rider. Samantha bull, audio engineering. Bella, Trump, Yano creator and producer Emma, Gibbs supervising, producer, Kyla Slava and an executive producer. Justin, Kelly and manager of ABC audio studios. Kelly rated I'm Lawrence gonna FILA see you next time on animals safari, yet Poos to the rescue. Well, that was awesome. You can find more episodes of animal sounds of far where ever you get your podcast and get ready for the exciting launch of season. Two of the earth Rangers podcast in just two weeks. See you then thanks for listening and key rings. Best robot ever dot com.
Friends Week Earth Rangers Morning
"Chompers is produced by Gimblett and sponsored by crest. Good morning. It's time for chompers your morning and night tooth brushing, show. It's reading suite on chompers, and we're introducing you to some of our podcast friends today. We want you to meet the earth Rangers, but I start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side and brushed the inside the outside and the chewing side of each. Earth Rangers is hosted by earth ranger Emma, Emma ticket away. Hey, do you love animals? Would you consider yourself an animal expert? Let's find out by playing. Who am I are animal guessing game. Am I? Here's how it works. I'm gonna play sound and you'll have to guess what makes that. So are you ready? Okay. Here we go. Switcher pushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth and get those molars to. Let's hear that sound again. Than you thought, isn't it? Okay. I'm gonna give you two little hints. It's not a bird. So it's not the Siamese fire back bird and it doesn't live in North America so that rules out the mountain beaver. Here's the clip one last time. Switcher pushing to the bottom of your mouth and brushing little circles around each to ready to guess. You guess zebra. For real animal expert zebras use different sounds to communicate with other zebras. This loud barking call can travel far over the African plains and scientists think it means something like, I'm here, where are you? So it helps keep the herd together. Scientists think zebra stripes protect them from enemies, but not big ones like lions, much smaller ones bugs, which you're rushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth. Zebras, black and white pattern gives bugs a headache. Pretty cool. Thinks earth ranger Emma shared thing. We'll have more from our friends at earth Rangers tonight and grown-ups. If you want more earth Rangers, you can find it on apple podcasts at best robot ever dot com or wherever you listen, you know what we say now, right? We. One. Chompers is a production of Gimblett. Media. Jumpers is brought to you by crest, grownups incase your kids haven't reminded you. Halloween is almost here, but sweet treats. Don't need to be scary. Crest has been protecting families smiles for over fifty years. So have fun trick or treating and bring on the candy and make sure you brush your teeth. Crests has you covered for healthy, beautiful smiles for life.
Season 2 Episode 7: Hovering Hummingbirds and the Worlds Most Extreme Animals!
"Rangers free. Rangers earth ranger Emma here. I am super excited for show today like matrix mated why? Well, I'm supposed to be working on a research project the secret life of the gardens now, but you could say that I'm in desperate need of break. The let's get this episode started. I was saying my secret life of the gardens now, project isn't exactly Superfund to work on Why's that. Well, take a listen to what I've got so far belonging to the glass guest repoted the largest group in the following Alaska. The gardens nail record Lewis Bersin in Latin is extremely common the adults sports hardshell with fortified worlds, featuring ever to delated pattern including Brown, dark, Brown, and chestnut of ultra snow garden, snail is the most well known and most common. See the problem is the garden snails don't have secret lives there. Snails. There. I said it. My research project is as dull as dishwater and so forth, Rangers. It's time to shake up this dull day. It's time to get wacky and meet some extreme animals. Extremely cute extremely fast, extremely interesting anything but boring source nouns urgently. I have a whole lot of fascinating creatures in mind. Let's meet the first one with a game. Who am? I. Who? This water loving mammal is maybe one of the cutest creatures in the world. I'm talking to the extreme listen up. Who is this adorable? Individual. Any ideas stick around, and I'll tell you who it is later in the episode. Now there's one creature. I've been dying to learn more about ever since I saw it in my garden last summer. It's a truly extreme flyer. The hummingbird in fact, there's someone here at earth, Rangers HQ who knows all about hummingbirds, and I bet he takes on a little Heiko side to see if we can find one or two. Stephan. Bore you for this week's podcast for sure. What's up? Well, I know you're a bit of a hummingbird expert, did you say, hummingbird? Well, yeah. Are just found a perfect base to spot hummingbirds. You'll check it out amazing. Let's go. All right. That some of the smallest person world actually, the be hummingbird e smallest burden the world, but we're not gonna see one today because they're funding Cuba. How do you do know a lot about hummingbirds would just getting started? Welcome to the meadow. This is one of the places ruby. Torah hummingbirds live. They also like parks and grasslands and gardens. I saw one last year in my garden. That's when I became fascinated with how they fly. Oh, yeah. Hummingbirds are extremely good liars. They are light tiny and fast, the wings beat more than fifty times per second actually podcast listeners. Let's do a little experiment, Emma. You can do it with me. Okay. Okay. All right. So I want you to spread your arms out wide. And now lap you has on top of your head like this and bring your hands back down to the sides. Okay. God is like a jumping Jack without trumping part now podcast listeners, let's do that. Forty nine more times just podcast, real quick. Wait. Okay. Am I ready? Nine fifty. All right. Now, if you're hummingbird, this will exercise would have taken you about one second. That's how fast they are amazing and the conflict down forwards or backwards with incredible precision, like a helicopter. Yeah. Pretty much cool. Wait. Is that a ruby throated hummingbird there? Oh, good. I yes it is. See how it's drinking from that flower. Hummingbird speaks perfect for the kind of flour in even though hummingbirds small, they got a big appetite like how big visit between one thousand to two thousand flowers every single day one thousand every day they need to eat so much because of them metabolism that's body uses energy, and hummingbirds need a ton of energy downing birds. Gesturing. Nectar. No actually omnivores. So they like to eat small insects, as well. And another great thing about hummingbirds, is that because they visit so many flowers every day, they help to pollinate them. That's amazing his Stephan. What earth Rangers encourage hummingbirds to visit their gardens? Well, we know that hummingbirds like these cone, or trumpet shaped flowers. So planning those is a great idea. And you can always get a hummingbird feeder, which just village Shogo water for the birds to drink. Gotcha. Give them a snack, and they'll come to your garden. Thank you so much seven after this. After this didn't super interesting way, more interesting than garden. Snails. Nothing nothing anyways onto our next interesting animal. It's time for countdown. Earth. Rangers check out the top five extremely interesting. See creatures if you wanna see what they look like you can follow along in the show notes at further interest dot com slash podcast to see pictures of all these incredible. Critters. Extremely interesting. Sea creatures. Number five into this amazingly, colorful shrimp, isn't just spectacular in the looks department, but also on the skills area may to shrimp are crustaceans and they are tough. They have rep to'real appendages, superstrong arms that make this shrimp and exceptional hunter through, like an underwater pregnant. Number four, Goto planes. These critters are type of CQ comeback, but they're most commonly known as C pick, these chubby, pink tube shaped creatures can fit in the palm of your hand, but you'll never see one on lead. They live in the very deepest parts of the ocean. Number three Dumbo octopus when you look at this office. It's obvious. Why it's called the Dumbo octopus. It has to fins on the side of its mantle that look just like big floppy ears. These are deep sea dwellers who enjoy eating snails and worms on the ocean floor. Number two, leafy Cedric. You might just swim pass a stray Lian animal and mistake it for a floating Cup of leaps. Talk about amazing camouflaged leafy sea dragons, are beautiful. They change in color from Brown to yellow and have lovely leafy appendages number one grand Rojo, Joey fish. This jellyfish is you really, really gigantic. In fact, its name means big red. It grow to be up to three meters across and it doesn't have normal jellyfish tentacles, but instead has stubby, little arms this monster lives deepen the Missy. And now it's time for one more super extreme adventure. Ready? This one involves wearing a seatbelt and flying through the friendly skies. The good news is, I've just given Bessie a tune-up. And she's running better than ever in mortgage news week to take a very cool trip to some very hot springs in New Zealand. Let's head out to the hangar. There. See is my trustee plane Bessie hop in. Since we don't have an implant movie, let's do the next best thing. It's time to find out the critter. We matted who am I can you sweet noise. It's time to guess. The cr. Aren't just the cutest, little things you've ever seen. They're also incredibly interesting. Did you know that even though these members of the weasel family live in the water, most of the time, they aren't poor knowing how to swim? It's true and honors mom will teach you to win when they are ten to twelve weeks old. The auto mom will who baby shallow water and gradually introduce it to deeper water audit of the best, great news. According to GPS where here fuck up, everybody coming in for landing. Oh, right. Is rangers. Welcome to tattoos. Let's take a deep breath. Actually do not do not take a deep breath, the whole area smells like rotten eggs. That brings us to I we came here, we're here for one reason. The hot springs. Let's take a closer look. But you know not too close actually pretty dangerous. These geothermal polls are called springs were reason specific hot spring. We're here to checkout is the champagne pool. It's called that because of the carbon dioxide that bubbles in the super hot water. The hot spring is about sixty five meters wide, and sixty two meters deep and the temperature seventy five degrees celsius. That is. Coupe, another interesting thing about this particular hot spring. Is the fact that it's orange around the edge seriously. It's amazing. It, it doesn't even look like it belongs on earth like it should be a lake on Mars. It turns out that warrants color is actually created by sulfur, and heavy metals. Oh. It's a super hot habitat full of poisonous. Heavy metal surely nothing makes its home here. Right. Wrong, believe it or not earth. Rangers. There is life in this ridiculously hot pool, and it's in the form of singled filled organisms called bacteria in our at these tiny creatures are thermal files. Meaning thrive in heat now, I know what you're thinking, Emma. Why does it matter? If these teeny, tiny creatures can survive in these extreme conditions well, because it shows us that life can exist in places. We can't and places that seem really inhospitable. It means astrologically speaking, but other planets that we think are inhospitable might just have life on them, and that is extremely interesting in coup. What dayer Rangers? This was certainly not boring. And guess what? It's gonna get even more exciting because today I am proud to present the first three contenders for the best Amel joke of all time. Hold on. Hello. Christina. Are you ready to present the jokes? Hey, Emma week are you a New Zealand right now? Okay, next time, can you please take me along for the ride? Also, are you supposed to be researching garden snails right now? Anyways, here, the jokes for this week. Number one. Hi, my name is Hugo. I leave in Victoria, Australia. This is my jerk. What do you call a bud that likes eating pie? Pied one. By the way, the straddling bud. This joke is probably huge in Australia. Okay. Here comes joke. Number two. What kind of key opens among? Way to go maverick. And here's number three. Hi. My name is Owen. Here's my joke. What did the judge on the? Skunk walked into the courtroom older in the core. In the court hilarious. Okay. Back to you. Emma. Mazing christina. Well now to you dear listeners to vote on wicked. These jokes is your favorite MC sure to check out the show notes at earth. Rangers dot com slash podcast to cast your vote. The winner will move onto the finals and at the end of the season will crown the grand winner. And if you think, you know, an even better animal joke. Let's hear it, click on the send us a message linked to record your own. You haven't till the end of June to send in your joke to enter the competition and get this, the person who submits the winning Joe. We'll get to win an amazing earth. Rangers price fach, including an earth. Rangers t-shirt, a water bottle, a limited edition button said and it turn bragging rights for having told the best animal joke of all time. Good luck. Well earth Rangers, we've had such an amazing time here today. But now I should get back onto my snail research, do maybe with all of these fascinating creatures in mind, I can make guarded smell sound interesting too. Let me see let me see let me see. How about the fact that they move at a speed of forty five meters. An hour. No. Okay. Okay. Not so cool. But how about there is? Did you know they sit on top of retractable tentacles and that they also use their eyes to smell? That's something right? Join me next time we'll learn all about a super important mammal. What's the biggest in the world? That's right. We're going to be discovering all kinds of fun bats about rhinos until stay. Amazing. Best robot ever dot com.