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Fresh update on "zoo" discussed on Donna and Steve
"It's her 2019 trip to Antarctica. Okay, That's cool. Hmm. Like this a lot to her, she said. When I went to Antarctica, I hadn't yet started writing again after finishing Melo drama, which is was her previous album, I realized that the trip that I realized on the trip that what my brain had been craving was a visit. To an alternate realm. Okay s So if you are interested in a book, it sounds like a good coffee table. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. OK through it. Yeah, absolutely. I don't know if I'd buy it for like $75 or whatever she's charging. But whatever Okay Carole Baskin, which I missed. This is I really wasn't into tired. It's Tiger King like everybody else. But Earlier this year. Carole Baskin won control of Joe Exotics Oklahoma Zoo right as payment for a lawsuit she won against him years ago. Okay, so Joe's currently in prison for trying to have her murdered well, she finally visited the property last week, and it was a mass. There were piles of trash and riding meat all over the place and some interesting graffiti. One of them, Graffiti said. If Carol killed her husband clap your hands. Carroll's people think that Jeff did it. Um, well, that is a tangled Web. I am so on the outside looking into that aquarium that it's but I know that there's some real Real weird stuff like that. It wasn't a dream of mine. Really? How did you How much melatonin did you haven't you had 10 MG to maybe. Oh, boy. Okay. Drew Barrymore Stage a wedding on her show for a couple who had to cancel their vows due to Cove it But now people are saying that the couple met when the guy was a high school teacher, And she was 17 years old. Oh, she tried to something nice and it turns out you didn't look far enough into the back story. Selina's 24 now But maybe anyway happy Thanksgiving. That's something, Mr Everyone you can find more on our app in my talk with 71 dot com. How is it? She knows everything. My talk dirt alerts at the top of every hour and at 8 2012 25 20 on my talk one of 71. Alak test is this Oh, that breathe is you sure? Later over. I just don't want you to see me. Everybody. Thanksgiving Eve. It's the John and Steve Show on my talk one of seven once the Paterson Miss Shannon. Paul said again for Donna Valentine today. Thank you machine for being here. Don McLean is producing this show after she produced the morning show you have you here, Donna. I'm right here. Yes, you're here. You're here here. You know,.
Washington DC's National Zoo panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji or 'Little Miracle'
"Its name. Three months ago, when the zoo welcomed a new new baby baby boy boy panda, panda, many many watched watched on on Webcams Webcams a a positive positive moment moment during during the the pandemic. pandemic. Now Now nearly nearly 135,000 135,000 people people have have voted voted on on his his new new name, name, which which was was released released this this morning. morning. Join Join us in welcoming Xiao. Shaggy, the zoo Steve Montfort, says Shalchi G translates to little miracle in English. This new panda. Our miracle cub has already brought all of us so much joy in this truly unique time, and he will be a source of our memories for years to come. Under an agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association. He'll stay at the National Zoo until he's four, then moved to China. Michelle Morello. W T o P News well due to rising covert 19 cases, Ford's theater is closing
Washington, DC's National Zoo panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji or 'Little Miracle'
"Baby Panda. Has a new name. Three months ago, when the zoo welcomed a new new baby baby boy boy panda, panda, many many watched watched on on Webcams Webcams a a positive positive moment moment during during the the pandemic. pandemic. Now Now nearly nearly 135,000 135,000 people people have have voted voted on on his his new new name, name, which which was was released released this this morning. morning. Join Join us in welcoming Xiao. PG The zoo's Steve Mumford says Shalchi G translates to little miracle in English. This new panda. Our miracle cub has already brought all of us so much joy in this truly unique time, and he will be a source of our memories for years to come. Under an agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association. He'll stay at the National Zoo until he's four, then moved to China. Michelle Morello. W T
The Washington DC National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'
"With the National Zoo now closed for a second time amid the pandemic. This who had to scrub plans for a splashy naming ceremony for its baby giant panda in favor of an online announcement this morning. The baby boy cub's name Shalchi G, which means little miracle, which seems so appropriate since we were not necessarily expecting this little cub spokeswoman Pamela Baker Masson says his mother May Song is the second oldest panda to give birth in captivity.
Smithsonian closing museums and zoo again amid virus spike
"Institution is indefinitely shutting down operations of its museums in Washington starting Monday because of the Corona virus, the Smithsonian said in a statement. It's top priority is to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff. Infection rates in Washington or the highest point since May. The facilities first closed in mid March and started to reopen in July. The closure effects seven museums as well as the National Zoo, Indoor buildings remain closed at the zoo, meaning Webcams where the only way to see the new baby panda cub born in August. Other museums gradually reopened due to the nature of the pandemic. The Smithsonian did not announce a reopening date. Ed Donahue. Washington Tyson
Smithsonian closing museums and zoo again amid virus spike
"The Smithsonian Institution is indefinitely shutting down operations in Washington starting Monday because of the corona virus the Smithsonian said in a statement it's top priority is to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff infection rates in Washington or at the highest point since may the facilities first closed in mid March and started to re open in July the closure affects seven museums as well as the national zoo indoor buildings remain closed at the zoo meeting webcams were the only way to see the new baby panda cub born in August other museums gradually re opened due to the nature of the pandemic the Smithsonian did not announce a re opening date at Donahue Washington
Smithsonian Museums Are Latest to Shutter as Virus Surges In Washington DC
"The smithsonian is temporarily closing all of its museums starting november twenty third because of growing concerns over the spread of covid nineteen in the region and across the us that means locally eight smithsonian facilities including the national zoo will close dc's covid nineteen seven day average is steadily inching back up to the rate of positive cases. We saw back in may when cases per one hundred thousand people were at their highest in the washington region. To be honest. This news is giving me deja-vu in the worst way the trend is signaling more tough days ahead as thousands more people are infected with the virus and as many people consider their thanksgiving plans officials across the region have asked residents to limit and gathering in large groups for the holidays or to avoid it altogether if they can maryland and virginia have already increased restrictions to try and stop the spread of covid in dc mayor. Muriel bowser says new restrictions are coming soon
Smithsonian closing Washington DC's museums and zoo again amid virus spike
"We have determined that will be closing all Smithsonian museums temporarily beginning on Monday, when we've made that call as as a public health precaution. That's the Smithsonian's police. Fischer. Eight destinations are affected, including the National Zoo, the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian Visitors who had gone online ahead of time and reserved a pass to come visit us. We're contacting all of them directly, also planning to temporarily close the National Gallery of Art starting so Saturday. How long the closings last depends on what happens with the pandemic. Michelle Bash w T. O P New. Also
Smithsonian museums, National Zoo to close temporarily again amid rising COVID-19 cases
"Zoo and seven Smithsonian museums in our region will close to the public on Monday. They include the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar Haci Center. The Smithsonian's Alise, Fisher says. We don't have a re opening day at this point. That that really gives us the flexibility to continue to watch the data monitor the situation very closely because things continue to change so rapidly. Also closing the National Gallery of Art starting Saturday that will affect both the West Building and the sculpture garden. No reopening date has been announced. They're either Michelle Bash w T o P News
Disappearing Tweets? Twitter Now Has a Feature for That
"A whole new bunch of features Paulie, including disappearing tweets, which is Kind of like, I mean, who wouldn't want to, like naked? Just have things from their lives disappear, Right? How good is that? You told me. I could tell somebody on Twitter to go blank themselves. And then 30 seconds later, as long as you probably put it under fleets, which our posts that disappear after 24 hours, Right? You know, this watch is a whole new thing in life, Can you Can we do that? Can we talk to our maker and have a thing where we could do something, But it will be gone in 24 hours. There's a movie premise here, right? Yeah, There is 24 hours. And what would you do to a zoo? Long is in 24 hours. It's for gotten talk about like a true test of your conscience right on. Then the stories air now added to Twitter, which is no good. What, But a fleet cannot receive a retweet alike or a public reply there cope, So it's I don't know what you're gonna do. I mean, I don't know what the point The point is, What's the intention Just to get something off your chest. You know what it doesn't do. It doesn't eliminate the screen shot. You know, there you go. See, it's still not. It's still not always a loophole that's not totally safe says here, Twitter says some of the some of some of you tell us that tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public and permanent. Hey says to help people feel more comfortable working in a lower pressure way for people to talk about what's happening. Ah,
Justin Bieber Will Perform a Medley of Hits at 2020 American Music Awards
"American Music Awards stage for the first time since 2016 for special performance celebrating the 10th anniversary of his Amy's debut, So it's going to be this This performance of like multi songs, including some of the newer songs like Lonely With Blanca and Holy. His performances also said the future surprise. Yes, I'm assuming Finney and chance, probably as well, but yes, we do. A whole Medlab is all of this hits. You know, you should do At the end, he should do a medley of all of his hits of his career, and they should look right the camera go. And I could do this because I own all of my own music. Wow, that might drop and walk off the stage. So
Zillow rallying like it's Zoom during pandemic housing boom
"Is becoming the new Azuma during the pandemic. Greg Jared a. Bloomberg has this and focus report. Home sales Zoom on Zillow since home sales cratered When the lockdown began last spring, they've resumed with gusto, a combo of low mortgage rates and increasing familiarity with tech tools to search and view virtually has taken home sales to new heights and demand is strong. Ivy Zelman, CEO and Selman and Associates. People better focused on their homes during this pandemic Saturday night Live may make fun of the zoo map for business use, and if you were a pain to be honest, now, Zillow, the online real term that already had home search and view tools on board drew an average 236 million unique users monthly in the quarter. Record and up 21% from last year. Cheryl Bomber chief executive officer of homebuilder Taylor, Morrison says they put up a virtual platform quickly. Actually, we've seen week over week improvements since early April. I'm Gregg Jarrett Bloomberg Business for news
Washington DC's National Zoo seeks name for baby panda
"The nationals whose baby Panda needs a name. We would love the public to engage and vote help choose the name for this panda cub. The zoo's Pamela Baker. My phone says You can do just that on the news website the rest of this week from these finalists foods I Shokichi shing fu and size I We had to get them to make sure that they were worked in both English and in Mandarin and also to ensure that no other pandas in the world have the same names. And this is how we came up with it. We'll find out the baby's name a week from today.
Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters.
"Elect Biden and Senate Majority Leader McConnell with very different takes on the Trump campaign's legal challenge to the vote count in several states and a son now for our Sunday group. Hi Benson of Fox News Radio. Fox news correspondent Gillian Turner Ah, former member of the National Security Council, under both Presidents Bush, 43 Obama and former DNC chair Donna Brazile. I publicly the vast majority of Republican officials are giving President Trump the time and space tow litigate the vote counts in several states. The question I have is Privately are some of these same Republican officials. Beginning to lose their patients with the trump effort. Wouldn't necessarily use the term lose their patients. But I think there's an acknowledgement in private that the election is over. And Joe Biden has wanted right. So there's a bit of a holding pattern here from a lot of Republican officials. They don't want to cross the president. They don't want to get out in front of the president say it's over. Time to concede. Let's all move on. You're hearing them say things like, okay. Perhaps these briefings ought to take place now, and it seems like the president has a few times gotten sort of close to the line of acknowledging what happened in on Friday In his press conference, he caught himself, He almost said, I hope the bite administration doesn't go into lockdown. Then he stopped, he said. I hope whatever happens in the future, what we'll see what happens, right? And we saw the tweet earlier talking about how Biden had one. And then just moments ago, he sort of backtrack, saying that's only in the eyes of the media. I think that many, many Republicans don't want to infuriate Trump's base. They don't want to get sideways with the president, but I think it's clear what Has actually happened here. Then there is a zoo. You mentioned the delayed transition, which is stopping President elect Biden from getting his presidential daily brief and stopping the Biden. Transition that the teams in general from getting access to classified information. Republican Senator James Lankford spoke out on that this week. Take a look. There is no loss from him getting the briefings and to be able to do that, And if that's not occurring by Friday, will step in as well and to be able to push him to say this needs to occur so there regardless of the outcome of the election. Whichever way that it goes, people can be ready for the actual task. Gillian. Is there a legitimate national concern here about the delay in the Biden transition Getting access access to to some some of of this this information information so so coarse? coarse? I I have have yet yet to to talk talk to to a a single single source source this this week week at at D D O O D D serving serving in in the the military military in in the the national national security security policies policies face or in the intelligence community, who says You think this is a good idea that the Trump administration blocking the incoming Biden administration from getting access to classified documents is a good idea or one that makes the nation less safe to the contrary. They're all lining up down the road, saying this is not a good thing. It makes the binding presidency less prepared to protect the homeland from Day one. I will also say that having worked on the last transition between the W. Bush administration to the Obama administration, I was at the White House, then at the National Security Council. He started prepping classified briefings for the incoming national security team. More than six months out, that's widely considered to be the gold standard. This ain't that Donna president. Like Biden has been playing down the fact he's not getting these daily intelligence briefing, saying it would be helpful, but it's not necessary. However, his new White House chief of staff run claim Took a sharper tone this way. Take a log. He is entitled under the statute to get those kinds of briefings. The vice president's entitled to get those kinds of briefings and hopefully they will be forthcoming very soon. Gonna privately. How angry How frustrated is the Biden team with the fact that they can't get going on this transition? Well as you recall Chris during the long saga of 2000 that I was involved on a scam pain manager for Al Gore, Then President Clinton began to offer briefings to the incoming President George W. Bush. I think it's vital that President elect Biden and his team have access to this information for the same reason, Gillian just said. This is about our national security to national security. The entire United States? Yes, There's a degree of frustration. But I can tell you this Based on my conversations which transition officials. They're moving full speed ahead. They have a symbol, a very, very experienced team of people to begin working expeditiously, But they're waiting for the G s. A two Turn over the keys. Chilean. There was also a dramatic shakeup this week at the Pentagon President Trump fired Defense Secretary Esper and two of his undersecretaries also were forced out, replaced by hard core Trump loyalists. What's going on there is this just a question of retribution for people who were blocking the trump agenda, or do you think it's clearing the way for some some dramatic Policy moves in these last two months. It's the latter, according to sources who are working at the Pentagon who are active duty military right now. Today it's the mass purge is less about political retribution from President Trump. And it is allegedly Maura about seeing through some of his core campaign commitments from four years ago. Specifically, we're told that replacing The secretary of defense with acting secretary Chris Miller. And then below him. Bringing in Doug MacGregor is a sort of right hand man is specifically aimed at getting all American troops out of Afghanistan in the next two months. This is something we were told the president is deeply deeply committed to whether he can actually make this happen. In the next two months and do it safely remains to be seen. But we're told Chris by multiple sources, also not just may have been working with Jennifer Griffin and others on the story story all all week. week. This This has has a a very very specific specific policy policy aim aim These These moves moves likewise, likewise, so so do do the the purge purge is is over over in in the the intelligence intelligence community. community. Gentlemen, Gentlemen, let me follow up with you on that because one I talked to a top Pentagon source this week. Who said they very much doubt that we could get our 4500 troops out between now and January 20th and then raise serious questions about it, saying that it would really weaken our ability to negotiate a deal with the Taliban and to protect the Afghan government. So first of all, what about the merits of pulling out? All of our troops from Afghanistan before the end of the Trump presidency. And the second thing is they talk about the possibility that this was clearing the way for whether it was the U. S or Israel and attack on Iran's nuclear structure. S o. I think both things air correct, Chris. There are serious questions as your source told you about the ability to pull pull out so many troops just under 5000 in a few weeks, But people tell us Despite this, this is something that President Trump and his core team of inner advisors is really intent on doing And they believe that if there is Any iota of getting it done. They now have the people in place who can facilitate it. Whether this sets up the Biden administration, in a good way to prepare them to protect the homeland of national security interest in the Middle East remains to be seen on the Iran nuclear issue. The binding team has basically said as of now that they're going to try and rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump is kind of maneuvering behind the scenes now as best he can, with his limited time to make sure that is as difficult as possible for the future president to do. All right panel. We need to take a break here. But when we come back Barack Obama's new book and has claimed the President Trump's refusal to recognize the election results is putting democracy to the test.
Fireworks believed to have led to young zebra's death at zoo
"Of an exotic animal is being blamed on fireworks. fireworks. Ah Ah young young zebra zebra board board of of the the start start of of the the covert covert 19 19 pandemic, pandemic, died died at at Noah's Noah's Ark Ark Zoo Zoo farm farm near near Bristol, Bristol, England. England. It's It's believed believed the the zebra zebra named named Hope, Hope, died died after after being scared by fireworks. This who writes on Facebook that when fireworks went off the head of a bonfire last Wednesday, hope ran into the boundary of her enclosure. The staff believes she was frightened by the banks of the fireworks, which caused her to bolt. The zoo says a postmortem report showed hopes cause of death was sudden impact is he's hoping it'll make people consider alternative celebration methods.
Zebra's death believed to be caused by fireworks
"News, A young zebra, born at the start of the Koven 19 pandemic, died at Noah's Ark Zoo farm near Bristol, England. Is who writes on Facebook that when fireworks went off ahead of a bonfire last Wednesday, hope ran into the boundary of her enclosure. The South believes she was frightened by the banks of the fireworks, which caused her
Fireworks believed to have led to young zebra's death at zoo
"Sounds that scare scare your your dog dog or or cat cat every every fourth fourth of of July July or or being being blamed blamed for for the the death death of of an an animal animal at at a a British British zoo. zoo. A A young young zebra zebra board board at at the the start start of of the the Koven Koven 19 19 pandemic pandemic died died at at Noah's Noah's Ark Ark Zoo Zoo farm near Bristol, England. It's believed the zebra named Hope died after being scared by fireworks. Those who writes on Facebook that when fireworks went off ahead of a bonfire last Wednesday. Hope ran into the boundary of her enclosure. The staff believes she was frightened by the banks of the fireworks, which caused her to bolt. The zoo says a postmortem report showed hopes cause of death was sudden impact. This who's hoping it'll make people consider alternative celebration methods. That's correspondent Matt Piper.
Plenty of Fish releases list of 2021 COVID-inspired dating trends
"Is the dating app plenty of fish, and they put out their annual list of dating trends that they expect to see more of in the coming year. A few of the trends on their 21 list have to do with covert 19. Dad. Rhona, here are 11 dating trends that they expect to see more of you in the coming year. Donna ready? Yes, I am. Just fall out of your seat. You're pumped about this? No, my microphone fell off its thing. Oh, Hold on, guys. Cash. I mean, literally name off. That happens. Sometimes there's like a loose bolt over there. Turn off your mike. So it's Oh, she's perfect back. Hey, guys say hi. Would I miss Not much I started to think about what do I know the difference between a knot in a bolt and I'm not totally confident I d'oh Vouching is a term Thatching is when you declined to date someone because you don't feel they're taking the pandemic seriously enough. Thatching. I don't like that because he's takes it more seriously than anybody. How it doesn't make sense. It's kind of the opposite. Or what about I felt you'd that guy. Oh, Like you should've waited for a few more dates I felt today felt until the third day. Ah, She has a three day fellatio. How sorry months. Desperate times call for vouching again is declining to date someone because you don't think they're taking the pandemic seriously enough. You on the flippy flop of that mask. Aerating masquerading M a s k masquerading. That's where you pretend to care about masks and covert 19 just so that people will date you. Oh, gosh. Put up like like a social distancing bumper sticker and all that, just so that people think that you are Ah, rule follower and In line with the CDC protocols. Okay, protocol. Yeah, I thought you were just means Apocalypse ing apocalypse ing. Treating every relationship. Like it's your last and getting too serious too quickly. A third of single people know someone who's done it. Apocalypse in. Yeah. Her. I can see how people would be doing that. It's the end of the world. Let's get together. Ah! Zoom land Oring. Yeah. Sorry. Zoom, slandering, huh? It's like the movie Zoo Lander. It's people who won't stop checking themselves out on camera while you're on a zoom go. That's kind of hard. It's distracting.
Boston - New Massachusetts Coronavirus Restrictions Now In Effect
"Restrictions that went to affect yesterday in Massachusetts, where a mask in public places even when you can maintain social distancing, that's a rule for everyone over the age of five, now. Also a curfew and a stay at home advisory between 10 P.m. and five AM restaurants, gyms, casinos, liquor stores, marijuana shops, movie theater, zoos and museums must close their doors by 9 30 restaurants can continue takeout delivery after that time on Madison Rogers
"zoo" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"An industry where ninety percent of your peers. On much good. then. You can understand why people might have a perception problem is generally. So that's why accreditation is so important because it helps ray standards all those who are struggling. And I think a lot of it is. People generally willman you won't find people working in Basil's at think they were. Generally the people that run zoos undoing a could and should be doing. Are generally well, meaning is about having the expertise and the resources to do it. And that's where. Where Oakland's who is extremely fortunate to be part of or council the Wider Organ Council family and under regional facilities Auckland. And as a as a not for profit organization, we are able to focus on our mission on conservation mission in a way that others may not be so fortunate to be able to do and so so. It's an ideal setting really for a good zoo like all to flourish with the support of local government with the support of our local community. We've been able to move this organization forward in a way. The few other zoos have been able to make such progress in recent years. Do you think area the the different animals that you decide? Maybe it's not great healthy Minnesota, and Oakland Zoo has really been on that journey in terms of don't having any more police and stuff like that. But what about current animals that you have in the survey? Maybe in the future, you think actually they shouldn't be in. That that that's a sort of thing that we need to continually review. And Certainly As you'll have seen this morning. You've on new ranting. and the animals thriving in that space. So where we know in a fortunate position where we could rebuild their habitat space for them, we would have gone out of this species. We would have moved those animals to another good home elsewhere. Because we wouldn't it be provide, I would revive the level of care and the accommodation, the those animals deserve and need in years to come. So very much a case of continually looking at this species that we have here is we care for and yes there will be times when we decide to to to move out of certain species or bring new species in as the collection continually invokes. So we've done that as you say, I mean we had polar bears here and seeing the pictures long before most of my time and A. saw the original zoo guide from nine, hundred and eighteen? And believe no, we had an elephant seal where. United. Hate to think what I think was caps. And the type of life it had. But yes, the. Species that we would never entertain bringing back into the zoo hedge. It wouldn't be appropriate and we will continually review how the collection here is doing and how the animals are doing and how we can invest in them in the future..
"zoo" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"That's not the only slice of adopt past at Oakland Zoo, I asked Richard about what was known as the tea party chance so Involved dressing them up in children's. Clothes. And actually having a table and chairs and and the, and basically in the end, the CAPA- would. kind of supervise everything and I would you know mess around with the teacups I never actually well before my time and I never actually saw this but I've seen you on television and it was typical at the time that I came it was typical of the kind of enclosures. The animals had which was concrete boss. and. The difficulty. With. Animals that have got a long life span and they've been here for a long time is that you have a responsibility to look after the quality of their lives to the end of their lives. And you can't just just because people don't like the look. Hope what they're you conscious sight. Well, okay. We'll send them somewhere else kind of I Assad item mind now we have a responsibility so. What we did was. to them. That was like. Our grandparents living in a small apartment. Even though as it's nothing flash I, it was time to them. It was familiar to them. What we did was to make it more interesting. Engage their minds was that they capers? Spent more and more time. With with him as companions and also keeping them challenging games to play and puzzles and things like that. So we did the best we could in those facilities to look after their welfare until leaving died. But of course, because I'd been teapot teachings. Has Young animals they minds had been screwed up. Pretty, much from the beginning. they didn't really know how to be a chimp. Because they were. Brought up as kind of comical human beings, the other animals kicked and dubious circumstances as well. Different species of birds or crammed into a tiny avery bison, even a polar. which used to pace frantically in the hot, Auckland? Sun. But in nineteen eighty, eight things started to change Laura Memorial Marine biologist took over as the director of open. Shay was the person who hired Richard to lead the shift of the vote become a place of conservation at the time Auckland. was going through one of. The amalgamations of cancels right through a New Zealand and there was a whole re-think. Guy Because the zoo is owned by the council. So it was also rethink about what is out how does it serve the right past? For instance who pay you subsidize it? And and bringing Laura on. They're really interested in her ideas about. Turning it into a conservation's. One of the first things I had to do was to think about well. It's going to be a conservation zoo. which animals should we focus on because? It's one thing. To have a wide variety of. Of Animals but what's the purpose? Did I serve a purpose of conservation? We reviewed all of the animals against..
"zoo" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"Cura. Chang and today on the detail while like a lot of people, I saw the pictures of the new baby authors at Auckland's of the fluffy bundles. All squished. Give was my main motivation to mastermind a plan to do a story there and the hopes of saying the in real life spoiler alert. Didn't. The babies are still hanging out and autonomists away from the public eye for a few more weeks. I did however see and hear a lot of other things. As a child zoos hold that sense of wonder and imagination. But when you grow older if the crew and moral concerns creep through Don't wild animals belong in the wild and do you still hold a place in modern society? Nice to meet you it should. So you're GonNa take me for a bit of a walkabout the zoo today. It's a beautiful day for too. Much cutoff is in charge of conservation planning at. Oakland Zoo. Now here at what we call the old elephantiasis. They skies right back to the beginning of the zoo in nineteen twenty to. Nearly one hundred years. One hundred years ago. And when I arrived here, this was still in operation. Elephant House is now restraint, but it's hard to believe. It was once big enough to house an elephant. The year was nineteen eighty-nine and animal welfare. Well, it wasn't great. We only had one elephant. And she was called cashing. She's much beloved elephant throughout new. Zealand. By the time I came here that I'd actually stopped doing the front ride's. Not she was still in this. Place, which inside there was just to. Kind of cubicles if you like. And she was in one of them and not she was chained. At night and. The people who looked after we're actually loved. And they were totally devoted to but they haven't had the opportunity to get the training from people who really understood. Elephants elephants. And Because it does look quite small for an elephant. It is very small, and if you can imagine just being in their shackled overnight, which is like most of your day. The twenty four hours. That's pretty awful existence and as a result, she not only. Did, things like swaying from side to side she was mentally disturbed. But also she had a stacked on a lot of white. Some my first role was as the. What snack the head of life sciences. was cooled the senior curator and one of my first jobs was to put her on a diet. And we manage to get I affirm that makes chuck weighing scales. To come and bring my weighing scales here on a regular basis I could weigh her and see how the guy. And had the guard God. Really. Well, she lost over I eighteen months lost a ton Oh wait. saw over a thousand kilograms and all size that made her more energetic. That meant we could take long walks and just increase exercise. Now think quality of life really improved, but she still had to be in this. Small. We also stopped shackling her at night gave her a bit more freedom in there. But also. The first. Thing The first thing we add to pay attention to was rehousing..
"zoo" Discussed on The Perfect Package Podcast
"Is there sleight of hand and unnecessarily high the feet they get it liberal to would. I use them as pickpockets. Probably and this is part of the problem problem. This is the reason. I can't have one of the reasons I can't have people over because having trained them to steal. I don't know that they'll be you know they're intelligent enough to know that they shouldn't shouldn't but mischievous enough to do all the time and I don't want to spend on metallic what if they start. What if they started like stealing things and then hiding it from you and they start stashing up their own stolen goods that you don't know about also if I have a colony of monkeys I can't be the dominant personality in the House? I'm not enough not fast enough not strong enough to take on a whole army of monkeys. It's not GonNa Happen even relinquished control of your family. This is their house. I just happen to live in it and buy them close. The monkeys are your family now and also I also had that concern about like my one nephew. He's fine he's a it probably just like blend right in forget he was there. He also has matching plaid shirts to mind. So it's all good my niece I think control the colony. She's insanely like she's just four. Years old will just turn five and I feel like she could boss them around which is a terrifying thought but the small one that said Babe. That's a very dangerous alliance. Yeah the baby feel like he would take on their traits and I also don't need him to be stealing things so that's just one more monkey. Add Adam to the monkey and Kyle Baby. Yeah when my sister comes to pick up her kids and get her to humans one monkey and she's like where's Jacob like this isn't him indistinguishable from the rest. I've got to search through this problematic amount of monkeys to figure out which one is my nephew. That's my first pick is too many too many kitchen. Monkeys donkeys foundation now My second year is too many raccoons one raccoon for every monkey for similar reasons super cute. Very intelligent highly aggressive. Could be assholes about everything. And here's the raccoon would blend in very well with depending on where you live you guys living in the United States you can find a raccoon pretty much anywhere right eric. Kuhn is not going to stand out. A raccoon can blend in raccoon. Couldn't get around without anybody being alerted but I mean a monkey wrench People are probably going to catch on. This is true this is true. This is why I have a raccoon Akhoon for every monkey because then they can pair off right and you see a monkey walking around and you like. That's somebody lost their monkey. Okay but as Mike Ghetto the zoo you see a monkey walking around Chilin with a raccoon. I don't actually know what you think. But you definitely don't I think this is a crime syndicate exactly so the raccoons also have little witch hands. They can also grab things. And if I've learned anything is that if you see a raccoon coon carrying something you're not gonNA stop it. You're not gonNA stop a raccoon carrying walking away with something. You're going to let this happen. Some monkeys can steal the things the raccoons can bring them to me and then also most important is the fact that I just really like raccoons. I want what pet this is. This is a real life thing. What is a pet but everybody everybody? I've ever told that that says No. You can't have raccoon and you shouldn't have raccoon and I just you need to talk to my wife growing up. They had a pet raccoon. See it can be fine. I've known on one person who had a pet raccoon and I don't know how it went because I'm not friends with that person anymore but but had added raccoon at some point and it seemed troublesome. Yeah she Leg Her family did like Wildlife rescues and Rehab have and stuff like that so they had Iraq that would live at their house for extended periods of time. I don't know if you WANNA call it a pet but you know when limits there for Awhile alternative going to be your next That's GonNa be your next correction. You'll be like up. Sorry guys. We said we could keep raccoon as a pet correction. They actually aren't good pets. Sorry alternatively I could have a Sharks versus jets situation going on in my house just to gangs hangs one of raccoons monkeys and that would just be amusing. Oh they've formed warring factions. Now I'm so deep in the fiction that you've constructed and they're constantly stealing from each other and then the monkeys are like throwing pooh-poohed with the raccoons to Aga- mom and yeah I'm Ki side in this war. I think they've got this one handled. I think that's why I'd have to step in on the side of the the raccoons because I feel like the monkees definitely have an upper hand in this whole situation so I feel like I'd have to arm the the raccoons in some way. Give them a fighting chance now. Are Your weaponized them. Only if only if it comes down to that I'd prefer to mediate an gets into my later. Picks so I'm going to save. Oh God oh God would help us but those are my two. You may continue spectacular. All right my second pick. Nothing fancy stay in cute. I'm going with theaters specifically Seattle's not river otters and I don't want those tiny little the weasel looking things. I want the cute little cuddly foot on your back doolittle. Human things with your hands honors the the river otters are the ones I. It doesn't I like I like it. Looked like they look like ferrets. verita roles they are cute. Though Fares are assholes we had well true. We had ferrets for four days. Wow My my wife is gonNa kill me for telling the story no Last year one a year ago for Christmas She was. We got money for Christmas and she was so excited because the one thing she has wanted her whole life. This is somebody that had had a pet raccoon. She always wanted ferrets so she went and got ferrets. And in four days she took that Shit. ship-back horrible Oh my God. It's not even the smell. They're just vicious yes. They ate their way out of their cage on day. Two we pulled one out of the drain they stand up. Shower went under the door into the bathroom. Room pulled the the cover off the drain in the shower and was on its way down the drain. It's worse it's it's like ferrets are not solid. Matter it's like they're made of some sort of non newtonian liquid or something that they can just like flow like water into every crevice. You don't want them in. I`Ma got it came up that it was. It was literally a year ago like this week because it came up on my little facebook memory thing where I was cleaning out their cage because they needed it and I put it. We had a big Lake Garden Tub. I put him in the TUB. My wife sent me a text Lake House. You're my babies and I sent her video of me lay them. I'm running around in this super deep bath tub and I just held my arm up over the bathtub and one of them jumped up and like latched onto my sleeve. which just dating uh-huh oh they're adorable now? Well I have. There's some I have some firsthand knowledge. That Sea otters are as soft as they look. Oh they're extremely soft. We went to the Georgia Aquarium. I think this was two years ago and we go to the Georgia aquarium every year. It's like an annual pilgrimage that we have to make and a couple years ago we went and Christian surprised me by booking us a sea otter encounter on this his trip where they took us behind the scenes of the exhibit and they showed us like the area where they feed them and train them in and check up on them and stuff and they did this part where the author would put the author would put. It's Paul and also its nose out through this little hole in the glass and you could could just boop you'll knows and we got to touch his little paw and it's as soft as it looks cuteness. Yeah just cuteness overload lewd if you go to if you ever. If you're ever in Atlanta you cannot leave Atlanta without seeing the Georgia aquarium. It's so great. It's so good and one of the things you can do at the Georgia Aquarium is pets. Yachters I've been to the Georgia. I go down there for a nerd convention every year and I've been to the Atlantic Georgia Great Multiple Times. And I have known that you can pet yachters and I'm upset set and I'm GonNa complain the next time there that nobody ever told me that they have all sorts of cooling counters back there. It's really fun but we did this one and it was really great. I think I have a photo somewhere of me sitting with the Otter. 'cause they let you do like a little photo op and they give you the photo. I see if I can dig through and find it for you guys because it's really cute Russell. The other option you have is to go to Monterey California. Just jump off the end of the pier because there's always otters swimming underneath appear out there and see how I might fight in outer if it got close to me. Wait what's the water. Like what. What are we talking to your dark? Water Ocean coastline there. Many colors of CO ocean water. Well it's California. It's probably pretty you now normally out there. So yeah I'd end up punching an honor and I never want that to be a part of my life. I can't see my feet. I'm freaking out. See I I could never do something like that because if I did it would immediately be in the news. And the headline would say Florida woman. Punches Otter and face and then that would be on me to have have brought shame to my state. Oh I think there are plenty of other people bringing to enough shame to your statement. That would lie the story you would not be the first Ours is a unique culture here in Florida. So I've heard that it's mostly because because they Like news outlets have easy access to police reports. Yeah police reports are public record. They're totally like you can. Just look them him up. It's very easy I do it all the time. Yeah which I feel is fantastic. I am okay with it just being mostly Florida because the whole Florida Man Florida woman situation situation is so musing. I'll tell you a quick story. I'll tell you something really quick about what it's a Christian I well I'm from A small very small city outside of Jacksonville called Green Cove Springs. It's very small it's about it's about a mile across there's about I don't know less than a thousand people that live there and recently probably within the last year or so someone from my high school who I knew someone who dated him was arrested for breaking into our Saint Augustine alligator farm in the middle of the night and climbed into the alligator pit and and was just running around with the gators in the alligator pit which alligator alligator arm is like a sort of a Crocodilian. Lian Themed Zoo so it does have other animals but kind of their big thing is that they have just a shitload of gators. So there's this pit it full of like I dunno fifty eight yrs and this dude was just breaking in the middle of the night and jumped in and ran around and he got arrested and everyone that saw that headline was like aac well. That's now what comes up when you Google high school. Wow you know that guy has got it figured out though now like the rest of your life you just like I ran around with a bunch of gators and I lived to tell the tale. I am the Chosen One meant to be here here. I meant to be here I'm protected by some sort of divine intervention. And so you can't phase me just the spirit of the gator dwells twelve within him absolutely. It was a real power move but didn't work out for him so great do. Would you even find somebody who did that that like you had you. You should be able to get away with that like yes. We're going to pick you up and get you out of the gator pit. We're GONNA hold you for a time to make sure you're not absolutely insane but at ah we're just GonNa let you go 'cause 'cause you earned it you earn exactly yeah Florida's just as wild as it looks from the outside so sea otters. That's my.
"zoo" Discussed on The Perfect Package Podcast
"So they're really really good for bringing in the grant funding and bring in the dollars and bringing in the tourism or ISM right and then they hide in the trees and you never see him when you go to the zoo. Yes I got to see that I got to see eighty some recently. My it was my first time ever seen giant pandas I saw them at zoo Atlanta and they just have them in like. It's a pretty small like enclosure with like a glass panel that you can see them through and he was just sitting right in front of me eating bamboo which was pretty cool but Yeah that was pretty neat. I got a really up close view of him eating bamboo and he's been really cute. But so pandas being this really unique and really ancient species and they're only native to China. They're really culturally important to China so actually all of the giant pandas in the world with the exception of two are property of the Chinese government with the the exception of the two giant. Pandas in Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo so those are the only ones in the world that are not like owned by China so in the United States. You can currently only giant pandas at Smithsonian's national zoo which by the way has a live panda cam that you can access online and I checked it out today. This I've ever seen him on the no. I actually went there and actually saw him finally Oh at the at the Smithsonian Yeah. I bet that was awesome. It was it is pretty cool. That's so cool. The other two places that you can see them you can see him as Atlanta which is where we saw them in Georgia a couple months ago and you can see them at the Memphis Zoo. You used to be able to see them at San Diego Zoo which was Kinda like their whole big thing but they sent their giant pandas back to China in May of twenty nine thousand nine hundred. We're good like we're done here. That's good we're good on the pandas. I have one small problem with panda's it just one. There are many large problems with hands as but I mean. That's panda problems though. That's for them to deal with. Oh Oh this is I know with pandas so yes I definitely have some beef with pandas and it one hundred percent comes down to what you talked about them being used as mascots. That's for certain organizations and I believe that the WWF had to change their name because the World Wildlife Foundation has WWF All wrapped up and they use a panda as their symbol. And it's not the pandas fault. Panda didn't choose that life but the fact that the WWF had to become the wwe because of that just always just a little bit have wrestling that much. I've got the shirt shirt. Have you have you. Have you seen the shirt. I have the shirt Yeah the pandas wrestling yeah. It's it's to paint as one of them's hitting the other panda over the head with a folding chair and it says wwf on it got. I love that. Yeah like a lot of people kind of complain lane. That pandas are kind of biologically speaking total garbage and a lot of people that a lot of people get upset because so many people love pandas. BANDA'S IN WANNA go go to the zoo to see the pandas because they love them and they're so great and they get all this attention but what's really cool. Is that all of the conservation efforts that are being kind of driven by panda popularity. They benefit other species to in that area and they just really good for building up their environment as a hole. So they're just kind of the face of it all right there. The moneymaker so I I stay on the panda. I mean you could do better as an animal but I just like them I mean I can. I can kind of get down with the panda spirit. Animal in certain regards. You know the whole eating a lot because you eating actual garbage. That's not good for you. snead eat a whole lot more of it because it's not nutritionist. Not Nutritious at all but beyond I'm not like that's relatable I've been there. I lived that life most of the year January January nutritious food when I lied to myself and say I'm GONNA and eat healthier but beyond that we've all got our New Year's resolutions. We've had a conversation about those. Oh yes we have in any case as I think that's great. That's yeah that's what I have read the giant panda. So that's great. I pick great kickoff. Mine really wanted to make a great first impression and you dead and now you're GonNa see now you're going to see why Dave has all the fans and somehow I keep winning the stupid polls that we do to see who won. PD picks Pity votes down. All right my first I pick is a cappy Barra. Yes the world's largest rodent that is a great thick medium dog sized Guinea pig. Basically it's got a guinea big Big Guinea pig face and about the seismic medium dog. They're so good aid. Housing cappy. Barra like do you have a big old hamster ball for it or now look man. I'm just wondering now. He's got a little leg a A little habitat kind of accord backyard. Get a little pool to play in with his friend. ooh So you're still of their and they're rolling too. Yeah I'm not a monster. I'm not going to have one by himself. He needs a friend. Okay I feel you here. They do need friends you know they have them so locally. I'm in Maryland He's in Delaware. You know we're like what twenty minutes apart. Anyway Messier in Salisbury Maryland. They have a free zoo and I'm doing in that in air quotes not the free part. The zoo part. It's a park that happens to have animals in it. No it's it's you know the the Salisbury Maryland Zoological Society. You know I'm sure. They do great things but they have like a bear and a couple of random animals. Now I think they're too now but they have CAPELA BERRA's in there. They have two of them and they're in with the EMUS that allowed. I don't know it. It sounds to me like the zoo is focusing on quality over quantity because if you very few animals at your zoo capybaras are going to be the ones you want. They're so great. Eight just adorable. Do they look like big dumb dogs. That's their selling point for me is the fact that they're acute and they're like you look like you're too big to be this. This should be one fourth. Why why does your face not match your body there so I just like how peaceful they are? They're just so chill and so cool. They're they're just they're so unbothered by anything going on around them which is really ideal for me. I imagined that a copy would be cool with you using it as a pillow just like on a nice ice afternoon. you go out in the backyard to your enclosure. What are the bears is just like sunning itself while also laying down in the shallow pool and the other one's just chilling and you laidback head on the county bears belly and you read a book and he's cool with it and he's chilling? Do what you do go. Hi Can. That's like my zen place. That's it's like that's like my escape. That's my escapism. You'RE GONNA fall asleep with the sun on your face and that CAPYBARAS knocking to move. Because he knows he knows your sleep. It's not gonNA wake you up. You can have like a whole spin off. podcast of just lake soothing moments with the Cappy Barra. You're laying in a field interesting your head on a copy Berra the feeling though it would just be like three minutes at a time you just release them. Whatever you think up new scenario kind of like an asset Marr thing where it's like you're laying in a field with the campaign? No no no way talk about this. It's not I would join the Patriot for this podcast. In a second I would immediately fund that moving on before this I don't approve of where the CISCO ANC Mark You did that. We were having a great conversation about copy bears relaxing. Can you brought in that nonsense. Unfortunately I'm pro. As Mr so that tip the Scales Dam Dam in in your house again. I'm not anti into style. Yeah I'm not anti an anti the people who are into Asmar. No she came into your house and got got to drink out of the fridge. There was a time when it was cool and then it went too far too far I say now I can't even like I can't even you can't even leave alone this time. Pick it. It is time for your first and second pick as it is. Okay draft My first and my second follow a theme kind of so. My first is based on the first animal that I ever decided like if I become wealthy enough to properly take care of this the I want one and that is a Cappuccino monkey and that is because when I was a kid if you'll remember the film I don't know if it was a hit because I watch the kid. Ed had no measure of what was quality in film but I really enjoyed watching outbreak and for some reason the monkey that caused all of that disease and terribleness in outbreak was so cute to me and I was like I want one by one so bad but then that evolved over time to being like. I don't just want one. I want too many outbreak. Monkeys like problematic amount of outbreak monkeys. Were like cultivate a small army of monkeys. Yes because they've got cute little witch hands and they can carry things and making use tools and I feel like nobody would ever mess with me again and also oh I wouldn't have to do anything in my own home like me and the monkeys Chilin and I could get my clothes washed. Because they're not just watching my my clothes there also washing their clothes. The clothes close that you're definitely going to put them in. I'm going to buy them for them now. They don't have to wear them. But if they decide to put on the close to emulate me because they're all going to be matching right right. I'm going to get them little plaid shirts that match mine and if they want to wear them if they want to wear them they can't they don't have to. This is this is a choice. I want entirely too many cappuccino monkeys to just populate my house now what makes this monkey particularly good for this purpose is that it's like they have specked really highly into both intelligence and dexterity. So you've essentially got this little like tiny build rogue and multiplied by like however many you want on so I mean if you're going to have an army of animals at your disposal that's a good one to.
"zoo" Discussed on The Perfect Package Podcast
"Is in fact your boy Dave and this is Ellen Weatherford A. She's been here the whole time is I've been here the whole time. You didn't notice me me. I knew that mic wasn't working honestly. I'm so glad you guys finally decided to turn up my volume. I was upset about all the people who didn't vote for her. Seem Kinda rude. Yeah I did cut her out of a couple of episodes. Well that's your fault. Then I knew there is a reason I mean it's just like you know Anita the votes she had great picks story. It's okay my i. I wasn't funny anyway. It's all right. Oh you various that one one time when you're like ooh play. Hey this is going to be twenty twenty and it's not okay for you to silence the only woman on our podcast. I don't you know what I'm just down the second second woman on this podcast. That other one was a ghost his now the future is now speaking of the future. Last week thank thank you corrections department corrections department. Got US game Yes I know. We've kind of breezed through the episode in full. But but I forgot to do the recap at the end. So welcome Allen you can join in on this. It was the the The theme was the perfect year. We did the best of twenty nineteen eighteen in general. And personally Dave you went first you picked a ventures endgame John Wick Chapter Three Colon Para Bellum full title these snapchat gender swapped filter perfect perfect piece of two thousand nineteen the dueling fire fire festival documentaries and all the hate aimed at game of thrones. I went soft and and second went and I took Disney plus a kingdom hearts three finally and actually being released meeting you you dave my forty fifth birthday surprise party by my co workers when I was eight hundred miles away from home and last but not least this damn show right here. The perfect package podcast was number five. Yeah Chad super soft five picks. Yeah thanks man Lee here I gotta be soft. That's whatever I said. Chad has had a very wholesome twenty nineteen I did. Of course that's doing gender swaps and a hate. A game of thrones. That's okay book that gender swap filter did you. Did you use the gender swap filter. No use the age filter. Yeah I pretty sure it did. I'm sure I could flip through and find it. I found out that I would make very pretty lady. But it wouldn't get rid of my mustache no matter what I did so it was just it was just a Harry Lady. You were the bearded lady. I mean he got rid of the beer women with beautiful facial hair so upset totally counts. There's nothing wrong with it so joining joining us this evening. Well she's been here for a while. We've just had some Mike Issues but anyway it is Ellen. I'm from the PODCAST. Just Zoo of us do me do a animal pie with your husband. Yeah that's my husband Christian. He Co hosts it with me and every week we rate and review species of animals. Each of us to each of US takes one so we're not blowing through. Five topics bakes each per week. Like y'all are y'all going hard but like we we we rate interview species of animals and it's a lot of fun. See no I have questions Russians. I have very serious questions What is what is the rating process? So what kind of scale are we looking at. You Know Ken. Although zero is an option. It's possible I think we may have gotten a zero. But I don't remember for sure but it's it's numerical so it's out of ten and we do a lot of research on each animal and it's legit research. We're pulling information from from zoos. News in scientific journals in museums and aquariums and all that cool stuff and figuring out what we can about the animal and then we divided up into three different categories so we we have effectiveness for their physical attributes. We have ingenuity for their mental attributes and then aesthetics for how pretty we think they are so the score gets broken down into those three categories. That was going to be my next question. What what qualifies as a one point animal? I believe we gave the bought fly Larva Larva. One point we may have given that I just checked it. I was just getting ready to say all right. Don't be named picks now if somebody now definitely not on my list hundred percent no slowly crosses. I would like to think about the lie as little as I possibly can. Well that one's list okay. Okay I I do have Alba couple of picks on my list that I had that we have done segments on Only I'm looking at my list to only two of them. We've actually talked about on our show so the rest are just some that I that made me happy. I respect that as mine is entirely so I took the idea of personal personal zoo very very seriously. This this is just for me just just for me. There's no visitors. No this is basically just animals is in my house. I just have a house. That's large enough and well equipped enough to handle these particular animals. I consider that as an option you know. I thought out of this idea of having animals as a private collection but I thought about it some more and I think that I have such a high drive for external validation nations that there is no way I would keep it to myself. I would definitely be wanting to like stunt on everybody I ever meet. I would definitely be inviting people to come see Mizzou so so I think I might start it with the intention of it being a private collection but then probably within like six hours I would have invited thirty people to come see so okay. I knew yeah wouldn't pan out for me. See I I feel that. I'm kind of in that same boat in most cases if if I had something pretty baller like a personal do I would want people to see it and I'd be like hey come over. Look at my zoo. Come hang out. We'll have lunch outside zoo. But after I looked at my picks I realized I know the world can't be invited. They can't be judged and found wanting and I can't have that I just want to enjoy my animals. Maybe you could have like an application in screening process where people can request access to your zoo and then you can judge them accordingly accordingly and decide who gets to see your zoo and who doesn't feel like I could put my animals like my list on dating profile and anybody who is still interested afterwards afterwards would probably be wife material. I would actually love to see this concept used just as a dating profile like prompt like something that they put on there probably like right before your astrological sign they would have your top five. Private Zoo picks that would be a very interesting way to sorta like out the nonsense. Yeah no I mean I feel like for me it would show me like who likes the same animals as me and that would be very telling. Also there's some animals read what you like x nine. It's not gonNA work. I have one animal on on my list that I think you might feel that way about boy. Maybe not you might. I don't know maybe maybe you're cool enough. Maybe you can hang Ho okay. Turn out that way. She just she just came in your living room or house. PODCAST odd cast dunked on him. We're on the same team right so we are doing our own own personal zoos. So I'm assuming that we are doing species because there's a couple of days that I want more than one of love. I feel like if you WANNA get specific. You can get specific if you WANNA leave it a little bit more general. You can because I don't want to be a monster specific. Yeah one of these say like oh I want to have like an aviary. With this burden right it would be like L.. I want justice. One Bird sitting there by itself on a log just chirps at people. When you walked by a decorative bird we we allowed to have Cardi B. Inner Kirti anyway? I'm always really sad that I can't make the Cardi B.. Sound I WANNA make it so bad but I can't do it. Hold on wait before before we started. This is now a thing so I do know that there are people who can't roll ars. Can you not really ours at all. I can't not at all that is really yeah is that I live in Florida. Where like a lot of people people speak Spanish here and it would be extremely useful if I could speak Spanish properly? But I can't because they can't roll my rs feel like there should be either surgery or charity and I know that those are wildly different things but I feel like that's how you deal with disabilities surgery and charity. One of those two things needs to be available for people who can't roll their ours and prepare for my newest keep an eye out for my go fund me. That's going to go alive soon to get the surgery that I need to be able to roll my rs. I don't know if it's been invented yet but that could be my second life right so it's time to turn it around go back to school. Become a surgeon research. What does it take to get? The tongue. Prepared the tongue and lips prepared for rolling ours. I WanNa say it has something to do with with where your tongue is connected to your bottom jaw like the freedom that connects your tongue to the bottom of your jaw. I WanNa say it has something to do with the positioning of that VAT for them. But I don't know for sure that the mechanics of how that works but I I wanna say it has something to do with that. I don't want surgery on that. That sounds horrible ripple give all the things like horror movies like TLC shows anything that has to do with like mouth trauma. I can't I can't deal with absolutely not no thank you stay away from my face All right we've gotten wildly off track. These two who are making me feel dumb as hell listen. I'm not steering the ship okay. I'm just going to walk. I'll wonder her okay. So we are picking the Personal Zoo if you've never listened before we we each get five picks to create our perfect picked personal zoo and We are going to do it. Draft style kind of fantasy football style. Since we have three this week. We are going to Do a serpentine draft plus animals to. So we'll talk snake draft basically that That means if you go last asked in the first round you go first in the second round so you get to back to back. Two picks in that way it allow makes sense later. Allen said you our guest and to make up for having having your microphone off for the last few months. I'm GonNa let you decide what order we are going to go in tonight. Okay Going I if you want okay. You go first tweet and then followed by which one of Y'alls next Well see comes in the alphabet. So that's my thought. Okay see Mindy all right at that hot corner. I'll take it and I'm the monkey in the middle. No not name any pigs here. All right so spoilers. No spoilers all right Elliot it is. You're you're you're on the clock. Let's hear your first pick of your perfect personal zoo. I'm starting strong coming in hot with the giant panda as my number Olympic. I can respect that. So does the giant panda is the quintessential what you think of as charismatic mega fauna. So this is a term that you hear a lot in. Zoology of what this means is that is a large species of animal. That's very culturally popular right like everybody knows what a panda is. Everybody knows about pandas. You see a picture of one you immediately know what it is and these are the animals that you're gonna see on like the splash page of the zoo's website or something right there on all the sign edge. They're very popular. Everybody loves pandas so they're kind of used to draw attention towards conservation evasion efforts and environmental activism..
"zoo" Discussed on The Casagrandes Familia Sounds
"Friends, wing and now I. Think on the sound of. Both faster. Faster. Next! Pay Listeners that's my sister Adelaide and my cousin. Carl cool there their first kids to try the new donkey rides at the zoo. Away Dog. Not. Causing trouble Karl hold on tight. MISSUS JANK'S SWUNG OUT ON A. Got You Carl. Warhol don't worry. The donkey's crashing into the hippos watering hole in three two one. Nice Swan Jonky. Sure. You're okay. Carl I landed on this soft squishy. What did I land on? Karl what? Get. Get it all. It's OK. Carl. It's nothing a bath camp fix now. Can you explain happened with the donkey? I don't know he just took off. Yeah, when Carl started to play. Pin The tail on the donkey cool. AM! Listeners Sergio is sticking to his girlfriend Priscilla. She always has her head buried in sand so romantic. CLEEF I didn't offer. Just have pink lace. They don't well. It's not. Too. Array what. That's Priscila play over there and she looks really mad. Peculiar played. She's not buying. Well that was Squawk Word Yeah Poor Sergio. Sorry that the podcast didn't go as planned girls. And now we're all out of time. What are you kidding? This was the best podcast. Yeah we got the inside scoop of a day in the zoo. You are pretty amazing. Mrs Chang, your great with the animals, and did you get a haircut? Nice, Try Carl, but I'm still having a little chat with your mom. INTO IAGO in thin chain, thanks for listening to our podcast from the Great Lakes City Zoo. This time animal friends great job on Hugh. That's all for today so worse Zeina, yeah I think I'm GonNa take fifty up on that offer for mud snow angels. Smile later, friends..
"zoo" Discussed on Overheard at National Geographic
"A mammoth task. USC Stuart says his fear is that at the end of the day. We'll have a freezer full of animal. DNA but no animals. I worry when when people begin to think that technical solutions all that we need he says that what we need to do is plant. Trees Prevent Poaching coaching and work on saving animals before they go extinct but it turns out some of the most exciting innovations from the frozen zoo. Or actually just higher-tech your tech versions of strategies. More traditional conservationists like Stewart are already train for example in Florida local. Panthers were endangered as their numbers. I window they started to embrace read and they were getting sick. They had kinked tails when the animals caught and examined by vets they had low sperm count. Some of them didn't have descended testicles. I mean these were nightmare animals. They would genetically they really bad shape. The Florida government decided that the panthers desperately needed a fresh infusion of healthy genes so they flew in a group of closely related panthers from Texas Stewart's research showed that once the Texas Panthers Bread with the Florida ones. The genetic damage was fixed and the population became healthy again at the frozen zoo. Oliver Writers doing something similar. We have species in the frozen zoo that are are not from extinct species but are from species that have a very limited gene pool and if we can flow the genes from the frozen zoo into the living population we can reduce the impacts of small populations like inbreeding. This isn't unprecedented moment for the planet and while the frozen zoo isn't going to be the Noah's Ark that saves all the animals from the flood. Stuart Pimm says it's one lifeboat and we're going to need every life but we can get it must not. It never must not be planning. It must be part of A A comprehensive INSYS set of ideas the most important of which are keeping species alive in the places where they live as long as we keep doing that. Dinh Stuart says the frozen zoo is like an insurance policy. He says it adds to our understanding of the whole problem in might be useful in the future. Nobody pretty says of medicine. We shouldn't have medical advances because the too expensive we say look. Let's let's invest in better medicine. Listen let's try new technologies. Let's take try new approaches. That has to be true for conservation because just like it says on that poster on the wall of the the frozen zoo. You must collect things for reasons. You don't yet understand one day will probably be really glad we did. More after this Orville and Wilbur Wright weren't brothers they were partners and their collaboration aberration enabled us all to take to the sky. 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"zoo" Discussed on Overheard at National Geographic
"All we have left the last male northern than White Rhino R. His sales but Oliver didn't just collect a sample from Sudan. We have a living cells from twelve northern white rhinos. That's that's fascinating and when you have this little immortal heard of frozen rhinos like what can you do with that. What's the application of it at some point? Well Okay Peter but I would just say that we have the cells of Rhinos. We don't actually have a herd of Rhinos. We have the potential for for that we had the potential because as long as the DNA remains intact. There's hope for bringing back the animal. It's hope that over time. It feels more and more realistic. Over the course of the years that the frozen zoo has been in operation or has been a banking samples bowls technologies have developed an astounding. And maybe I think quite unpredictable way. Researchers at the frozen zoo have already managed to turn the skin cells from northern white rhinos into a special kind of stem cell. These are cells that can make any cell in the body and these stem cells. They could even make eggs and sperm which could then be used to create an embryo which could then be implanted into a surrogate animal. It sounds like science fiction but at least in theory it could work. There's actually another subspecies of White Rhino. The southern White Ryno and it's close enough genetically to the northern white to carry its calf. Oliver says it's already been done in mice. A baby mouse was actually grown from skin cells. Of course it will be challenging to replicate this with rhinos. But our says it's worth a shot what we are facing a choice to let the northern white rhino go extinct or to try to utilize technology and the possibilities. Possibly as our kind of thrilling. If you let yourself imagine them I mean if we could bring back an animal that's about to go extinct it makes you wonder. Could we bring back an animal that went extinct. Think ten years ago a hundred thousand Jurassic Park is a great story and it's fiction. It's a story. I think that the I'm just pausing to collect my thoughts here. Oliver was hesitant to go there. But but it's tantalizing to think the amazing possibilities. I mean if we bring back a rhino then why not bring back other species that have gone extinct in two thousand thirteen. We hosted an event at NAT. Go headquarters here. In DC called Ted ex D extinction Alva. Riders spoke at that conference and so did other researchers like George Church from Harvard Medical School. He wants to bring back the woolly. Mammoth we would propose to make a hybrid elephant that has the best features of modern all the best features of mammoths we have enough of a mammoth genome enough information and computers about many other species species to know the key physiological features of that we need to introduce and the elephants that they will be happy around in the Arctic regions of Oh Canada Russia. But that kind of talk. It really annoys some conservationists. I mean it's it's total. Grandstanding I it's it's you know saying. Look we are. We are cutting all logical. God's Stuart Pimm Studies. How to prevent extinctions at Duke University and he's not a fan of bringing back the woolly mammoth even we brought back a woolly? Mammoth what what the hell would we do with it you know. Put it in the zoo. Charge people fifty bucks to see it. We don't have a place to put him. I mean polar bears live in the Arctic but their survival is threatened by climate change wooden woolly mammoth suffer the same fate Stuart says we have to be cautious about technological optimism. He's been called to testify in front of Congress about the potential environmental impact of new laws all the Times that I have testified to Committee on Capitol Hill does always been the argument. Well if we can if we can keep species. He's going in captivity. Maybe we can bring them back with Jurassic Park scenario. Then you know we can keep on destroying the forests and if we make a mistake we can bring everything back we. Can you know we can create Thomas steaks with our brilliant technology. There is an enormous mall whole house at him that Stuart says he worries that if we rely on a backup plan for extinctions we won't work hard to protect animals in their habitats now while while they're still alive and returning captive animals to the wild. It isn't easy. Stuart says it would be even more difficult to return animal to wild that's been brought back from extinction. Well I think the first thing is we have to have a wild into which to put it you know so you have to say why did it go extinct in the first place you know unless those threats have been moved then then there's no point in putting it back in having a repeat performance just carving a home for the northern White Rhino will require solving a lot of complicated problems albums. You need the land. You need a place to put them. You need to make sure that they're not hunted to extinction again. You need to do something to aid the local communities so they view it in their interest to keep these animals going all against a background ground of the very difficult political challenges that all west African countries face and then we'll the animals be able to survive on their own and an animal isn't just as DNA Stuart says it's a link in a whole interconnected ecosystem from the specific plants. It eats is to the animals that eat it even down to the bacteria living in its gut. DNA also can't capture behavior and knowledge but the some of these various programs on TV were where people are dropped into the wild and they have to try and exist. And I sometimes watch a few minutes of this with my students from. We laugh ourselves silly but the point is the smart. Though we are most of us I would do a lost a day in the wild because we've lost all the necessary skills to to survive. It's the same thing with species because is advanced as the technology is it's almost entirely untested rested. We haven't yet successfully resurrected a species and rebuilding a population from scratch. Well.
"zoo" Discussed on Overheard at National Geographic
"On the first floor of a research facility at the safari park of the San Diego Zoo. There are five stainless steel tanks the size of washing machines. It's it's cold inside the tanks very cold so it's a little bit like a thermos. The opening is big enough to insert Racks that are like towers. It looked like apartment buildings that have multiple floors on them and each floor is dotted with one hundred hundred holes and each of those holes would have a violin it that would contain say one. Two three million cells living cells living cells that come from animals all over the world to this facility the frozen zoo Oliver. Ryder is a geneticist At the zoo and he says ourselves for more than a thousand different species of animals. Frozen here so you could take out those vials in. You Might Pick Cup one. And it's a gorilla and put it down and move to another place in the box and pull up and it would be a Lemur and put that down and pull up another box in. It might be a store or crane next door. The whole safari park holds three thousand animals but here in one room there are cells from ten thousand animals preserved in a few freezers on wheels space. Age Noah's Ark and it's absolutely irreplaceable. Because I mean almost all the animals that are represented died longtime ago but through their cells their genes win vong long and many of those teams come from species on the brink of disappearing. I'm Peter Gwynne then. You're listening to overheard at National Geographic. A show where we eavesdrop on the wild conversations we have here at net neo and follow them to the edges of our big weird beautiful if world this week. How banking cells of endangered animals could help researchers rescued these from nonexistence? More after this or a villain Wilbur Wright wrench US brothers they were partners and their collaboration enabled us all to take to to the sky. Indeed is your partner for hiring because the right employees will help your business reached new heights indeed develop technology that allows you to find the Best S. new employees quickly and easily free screener questions reveal applicants with a specific qualifications. You need and choose for more than fifty online minds skills tests that let jobseeker's really show you what they can do. Poster next job today at indeed dot com slash overheard. And Help Your Business Business Sore. So do you remember that part in Jurassic Park. who were they open up the fake? Shaving can't fake shaving cream can and they put the little vials. Yeah it's kind of like that but on a bigger scale this is Kate Gammon a freelance science writer. We first learned about the frozen zoo because of an article she wrote for for inside science and she. I learned about the zoo at a conference. Where all of a writer was the keynote speaker and so I got really interested in the idea of conservation survey Shin Biology through deep freezing through cryobiology? Okay so we gotta I gotTa ask you. What is cryobiology guts a giant word? That's kind kind of a scary word. Sure it's biology. So the study of life that takes place at a very very low temperature and the temperature that scientists have pinpointed is negative one hundred and ninety six degrees Celsius and that is the temperature were almost all processes of life. Stop and you can stay there for almost ever without changing so the sales are frozen in time at least until the researchers take time to move again you can thaw them from that temperature and they'll continue their processes of lifelike jumped right back into things things like growing into fighting and You know coming back to life okay. Cue The thunder in the organ music. It's sad but it's not quite Frankenstein. Okay it's just a few cells still. Those cells contain a lot of information so when an animal from the zoo comes in for a checkup. The vets take a sample to freeze so when they're putting in a little identification on an animal's ear. There's a little bit of skin gets clipped off. That can also go straight into a test tube but one an animal passes away. They can take things like eyeballs internal organs gonads they can take sperm after the animal dies. They're still living sperm. A lot of the cell samples come from animals at the San Diego Zoo but there are also samples us from animals all over the world and this isn't the only frozen zoo out there but it is the largest and the oldest. It's interesting to point out that this this whole effort was started in the seventies and it was based on the reproductive technologies that were emerging in humans. And so the doctor who started it was a physician for people and wanted to see if you can use assisted. Reproduction technologies in Endangered Species. So he's really considered bittered sort of the the original frozen zookeeper exactly yeah the frozen zookeeper. His name was Kirk Benicia and he was a pretty forward thinking guy. I mean when he started saving sales of endangered animals. It was like ten years before conservation science. Hi It's had even been invented as a discipline and it was before some of the big milestones in genetic research like sequencing DNA or cloning Dolly the sheep there was the poster that the researchers told me that was hanging in the office and it said we must conserve things for reasons that we don't understand yet. Kate says that still the Credo of the researchers at San Diego frozen zoo and the researchers feel a real sense of a race against time. We're all these species are going extinct. And if we can just get a little bit of them bio banked in these crow freezers We have a hope for the future at least to understand their place in the world. If not help other species as an air maybe even help these creatures return to the Earth one day for more than forty years. Oliver writer has been researching the DNA preserved at the frozen zoo in one of his goals is to use that information to help figure out how to rescue animals from extinction. I think my colleagues would certainly remember. Remember the time when we would receive a sample from the last individual species. And it's a UH weighty responsibility yeah I I can't even imagine what must it be like to hold a vial that contains the last asked winning sales of the last living animal of its kind especially knowing that the species was most likely pushed to extinction by humid's so our says some experiences really stand out in his memory. One was the last male northern northern white rhinoceros whose name was Sudan died last year. I'll never had met Sudan years ago when there were only a dozen or so northern white rhinos left in in the wild in nineteen eighty six. He traveled to zoo in Czechoslovakia to perform a biopsy and get a sample of skin from Sudan and that sample turns out to be an exceedingly important sample here at Nat. Go we were also following the story of Sudan so this is a photo of Sudan. The last northern male white rhino laying with his head on the ground and his keeper touching Sudan forehead to forehead Rachel. Bell is a colleague of mine here at Nat. Go and she has her animal coverage in October. A picture of Sudan was on the cover of the magazine and this was important because for decades the last wild northern white rhinos hit sort of dwindled down to this small group living in a war zone. Their last habitat was on the border between Sudan Dan in the Democratic Republic of Congo and this left them vulnerable to poachers who could sell their horns on the black market in the Congo. A group of conservationists nation is fought to protect the tiny heard rhinos by posting armed guards around Garamba National Park. But eventually the fighting got so bad that it wasn't safe for them to keep their staff there anymore. They they had to pull out after that. The park became largely inaccessible to the rangers and then Around two thousand eight northern white rhinos were more or less officially declared extinct in the wild at that point there were no confirmed sightings no confirmed evidence at all of any northern white rhinos left in the wild but there were a handful left zoos including a female named Noah at the San goes do in Sudan his relatives in the Czech Republic. Everybody knew the northern White Rhino was on its way to extinction and people were trying desperately to make more of something but it didn't work. The northern White Rhinos in captivity were just too old to produce another calf and in last year Sudan got a leg infection. National Geographic photographer. Amy Vitale had been following Sudan and the quest to save the northern White Rhino for years when it became clear he didn't have much time left They called her. She immediately flew out to documents. You dance loss days Sudan. Dan was old for a Rhino forty-five years actually the same age as the frozen zoo. In the moments before he died he was surrounded by the keepers fetes in armed guards who kept him alive as long as they could knowing that you are actually witnessing the extinction of species in real time time maybe this will finally make people care. That was my initial reaction. Because it's not just this one subspecies of Rhino. We've lost lost. Scientists estimate a million plants and animals threatened with extinction right now. Experts have begun to call this trend the sixth extinction species are always naturally going extinct but there have only been five other times in history where were huge numbers of animals have gone extinct all within the same period and right. Now we're in the middle of the six right Eric. Sort of like we're living in a stage like the dinosaurs all disappearing. Yeah it's exactly like that except instead of it being.
"zoo" Discussed on Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio
"I'm your host Christopher Kimball. So what does it take to feed zoo do well Stacey Kyle's. The commissary supervisor at the Oakland Zoo has been tweaking and perfecting the art of feeding animals for the last six years which is why they call her the zoo chef F- Stacey welcome to milk street. Thank you very much glad to be here so your title zoo chef at least that's your populous title all at the Oakland Zoo. You serve thousand meals to six hundred animals ten tons of food a month so do they have very a particular diets. Each kind of animal or is three things on the menu every day. Ono every animals very specific it goes rose right back to what they would eat in the wild and what they need to sustain them. Individually I actually go to the same markets that typed on most of the restaurants in the East Bay and in San Francisco go to to get their produce so it's the same quality. There's nothing that slimy or moldy. That immediately goes into compost. We don't serve that to our animals so let's go through a day. So you start very early early in the morning you buy the food just takes to the process. It must take a huge amount of time and effort well tomorrow morning. I will be here at five. AM drive out to the produce market meet with a three to four vendors place my orders with them. I'll fill up my truck. As much as I possibly can get the truck back here by about seven o'clock where I have an apprentice meet me and we prepare diet for the next two hours. It turns out up to animals can be very picky is a quote here. Squirrel monkeys love Papaya as long as it's Hawaiian Papaya they do not like Mexican Abayas. Is that right that is right. I just came across a new one recently. We normally feed our hornbill birds frozen frozen blueberries but we got in some fresh blueberries. We just got a whole bunch and we started feeding that for a couple of weeks then we stopped getting it so I went back to frozen. They now refused the frozen blueberries so I now have to order fresh blueberries specifically for them because it's something that's part of their diet. The chimps like toasted Cinnamon Raisin bagels. Yes they do and raisin bread. They also do like yogurt. We have to be very specific about the type of yogurt we give them so that it's not high in sugar and has a probiotic that is good for them. Some of the monkeys picky you said there's a list and you can't we give them the same thing within seven days so they need a different diet for seven day diet yeah some of my diet sheets really crazy because it shows every single angled day of the week and there's something different every single day if they get something two days in a row then suddenly they don't like it. chimps are really crazy. You can hand them something and if you keep handing them the same stuff over and over again they don't want it anymore but if you hide it in their enclosure and they find it on their own that same exact item it's a gift and they hide it and they hold onto it like it's precious and it's like. I just handed that to you yesterday and he didn't want it. You say they are vulture. Jeff prefers black bunnies. That's another one recently. The Tigers have decided that they don't like different colored bunnies. They only prefer the white white one so when the Rabbit Barn drops off the rabbits. I have to separate them and make sure that the Tigers always get the white ones otherwise they will not eat lethem. Is this a very different role than might have been ten or twenty years ago. It feels to me as if the quality and range and diversity of the menu. Maybe wasn't like this twenty thirty years ago. His field changed a lot since then. I think it has I think in the past the person I had my position before didn't do the budgeting and deal with the vendors as much they pretty much just cut the food up the manager would be the ones trying to get the relationships with with vendors and a lot of times getting stuff that is not sellable to humans then we realized you know what we can get really good deals down at the market the same ones that actual restaurants get and that's when we started working with them and it's nice because our produce market actually deals with some some of the growers the actual farms so sometimes they have an abundance of a crop and they have nobody to sell it to and they now. They're first instinct is it. Hey can the zoo use this so Friday. I received a full pallet of watermelons which was great because it was a really hot weekend. We put them in the freezer user and everybody had fun on the weekend so who's eating the frozen watermelons the Fresno watermelons they found that out to the elephants of the bears got a lot of those does the grizzly bears black bears love those for the smaller animals like the chimps bobbins the bats the fruit bats absolutely love Watermelon Ellen so did the animals ever play with their food light like a human would believe it or not. They give frozen melons to the cats. What's the Lions and tigers as toys so they will play with it and roll it until they break it open and because they like the sweet in part of it they will lick it on the inside but it's not something that's normally part of their diets not something they would in the wild go for but it's a fun toy to play with until you break it open and then it's something nice to Lick on looking popsicle. Did you develop a special relationship with certain animals there. There was ice guest six hundred animals at the Oakland Zoo. You have a special connection with any of them. I do with one of the champs my sister. Mr Is the supervisor of the primates and so I've been visiting the zoo for a lot of years and one of the chimps actually shares my birthday and so I always make it a special point to go see her and talked to her and now some of the times when I'm on the outside exhibit area where the Public Lucas and she sees me walking by shall follow me or she'll scream at me to get my attention and I'll say hello and then she's okay with it and we can move on what about expressions and in verbal ization some of the animals you take care of just have very very funny or interesting testing personalities yes right now. We have to white hat in gibbons. boy or girl that were just recently brought here introduced from different zoos so gibbons sing a song and they each have their own part to the song so the girl knows her part. She's four years old so she. He knows how to do this and she starts her song and she sings in. It's beautiful and then she stops and in the mail supposed to take over well he's two years old and he doesn't understand yet so she just looks at him and waits and he'd just looks back at her like what what do you want for me and he does a little who would noise and she pretty much walks away until. I still hasn't gotten it yet but it's cute to watch her just trying to get it out out of him and encourage him okay. It's your turn to your part of the song. Do you ever think that some of the animals you take care of actually have a sense of humor yeah expressive primates will throw food back at you. I was at the market and they had had some entitled little gooseberries. That's what they were and I thought Oh wow you know they were really expensive but I thought it would be a really nice treat and so I was so excited so I'd get gooseberries and I bring them back and then I tell the night keeper let's put that in the chimp and they give the Little Cup to each of the Champs and some of them showed showed their displeasure by throwing it into the hallway so yeah it was. I was a little sad. I thought I was doing something good in there. No no no no. We're not having that no thank you. This is an odd question but do you get the sense the animals no. They're in a zoo or the sort of understand the surrounding in some way the ones that are born here. I don't think so the keepers work really hard at making sure that their enclosures are natural something that would normally have in the wild that's why they work hard also with making sure the food is not something that just handed to the most at the time that it's outside in the enclosure they have to go search for it. the ones that were rescued from the wild. I think in the beginning they're kind of I would be a little freaked out having to come into an enclosure but like our California trail project all the animals that are there are animals that were rescued and would otherwise have been euthanized if we didn't take them in so twenty five years from now. Do you think doc that zoos were will continue to evolve in some way and what are some of the changes. You might expect to see down the road. I'm I'm hoping we don't have to have as many animals in a zoo because we're losing so many in the wild which is the frightening part. It's great to have him here as education so each child that comes here hopefully they'll get involved and then in the future maybe want to help preserve the animals that are out in the wild so house Christmas Day at the zoo Christmas Day at the zoo is special because everybody gives special treats to to the animals lovely enough the Zuma's close so that we don't have to deal with the Publican that so we can just concentrate directly on the animals so they'll put things in special boxes for them and put those out in the exhibits and the carnivores will go and tear the boxes apart to get the special meat out that they they want a lot of the primate skit little special boxes that will be put out in their exhibits that they can tear apart. Unfortunately I still have to do my job. Tom. They insist on eating every single so do the animals actually get a sense that it's a special day or you do Christmas mostly for you now for them. I think it's mostly for us but for the primates when you do something special like I know when the chimps have a birthday they all know it because they see that something special shows being made and then they all get really excited. Do Animals get the equivalent of a birthday cake. Yes depending on what their diet is. Yes they celebrate celebrate. Everybody's birthday so if it's a carnivore they'll get a nice little meat cake. If it's a primate they'll make something special for them. My sister make sure that everybody gets something special using our vitamix blender and our rice maker should be in our house but it's actually here at the hill so so so what do you do with the blender and the rice maker. What kind of things do you make with a rice maker. She actually will make Qianlong and makes homemade eight applesauce in that with vitamix. She's making them smoothies yeah. They're spoiled. They get smoothies. You sounds like the animals that the Oakland Zoo have better diets. It's the ninety percent of Americans in general right. It sounds pretty healthy. Yes they eat way better than we. I know they eat better than I do. Avocados running eighty dollars a case right now and I have to get it because it's part of somebody's diet. I can't spend that kind of money on macos so I I have an idea for you should to write a book called the Oakland Zoo Diet. I think I think it would be a best seller look. I you know if it's good for the animals. It's it's good for us. Start with zoo and then feed it to humans stacey. Thank you so much for being streets L. It's been a pleasure. Thank you so much. I try appreciate it Stacey. Kyle's title commissary supervisory the Oakland Zoo. You also known as the sous-chef we think of animals as grens not gourmets but maybe the opposite is true. The leaf cutter doesn't actually eat the leaves. They use them as a compost pile to grow fungus which is then served to the larval. The Egyptian vulture unfroze roxette jags when favourite delicacies to of course break them open for feeding the northern shrike birds skewers insects on twigs barbed wire frances so what can eat them later leisure so as chef who treats animals says dinner guests actually make sense every creature enjoys sitting down to good well prepared me inside the chat with link Clark Mark About this week's recipe tomato rice with Rego and fellow Lynn. How are you I'm Great Chris. You know what our favorite cooks is. Dan Cocchi La's she cooks obviously Veasley Greek food but she grew up Hatton. Her grandfather was from the island of e Korea. She went back there as a kid and now she has a home. There also cooking school so one of her editors. Albert went visitor recently and one of the recipes he came back with is a tomato rice dish which is in factories auto so what it makes this a Greek style risotto is really the flavor profile. 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"zoo" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"That's the thing is actually so now. I'm thinking about it. Robert mugabe eating zoo is actually somewhat sophisticated compared to what donald trump has done in the past. Donald trump has basically basically bought out a windies and that was his version of eating a zoo whereas robert mugabe is like he's eating. He's having roasted giraffe. It's it's actually quite sumptuous. Sophisticated and exotic exotic andrew donald trump has the fucking spicy chicken sandwich amount so in a mound though i have to say full disclosure you know me i'm i'm open-minded the one of the very few things like about donald trump well. I love the likes fast food l. Honestly politically. I know this accident. He backed his way into being politically intelligent. He's not like boris johnson who is truly a genius. I disagree with everything. The boris johnson does but he truly is a political genius. He messes up his hair on purpose. He pretends to be a stumbling babo but he pretends to be patrick star from spongebob yes but he is actually alike very smart. Oh yeah he's been. He's been doing the tussle hair routine all his life. They actually had footage of him. He has his perfectly combed hair. He messes it up before he gets out <unk> out of his car and then he's just that's an every man. It's fascinating to watch him because he's been on a sort of PR spin campaign yes. He is in the face of all this. He doesn't blink noman he really is. He's sort of ted cruz type when it comes to being a political <hes> he's very politically savvy and i we'd love to speak more on brexit as mentioned up top but honestly i'm wrapping my mind around it. It is very complicated and so i do not i do not have carte blanche but one of that to speak on it. I don't want to get that information. One of the aspects that is very interesting is that they have basically been on hold for years. Government has not worked for three years after brexit. The entire government was like okay. We're going to go komo again. I don't know enough for british listeners or UK listeners. Please email us and let us know we were. We were driving to edinburgh from bristol and we stopped at a service station and there's a sign that says get ready for brexit. Prepare president and that's all the information on. There's like how yeah literally drivers like. No one knows how to do that and so i mean that is to be a citizen here. Especially citizen that may be is <music> a naturalized or or or they had to get their citizenship here that must that must be like a boulder in your stomach walking around thinking about okay. When is the other shoe going to drop. Yeah no signs that say get ready for whatever it's going to happen. We don't know knowing they'll get ready for it so have a good time trying to plan your life. We have no wait what our government's gonna look like. The only people that want brexit are like dying dying or like maybe dairy farmers. I don't actually no one is happy. It's the same thing in america who wants fucked lower class. People not lower class lower income people are getting screwed all the people that these politicians have placated to and really just attempted to sell their horsh it to that are the ones who are going to get screwed the most and it really is heartbreaking and it's one of those things where you know apparently there are people but there who are trump voters but like i'd never interact with them even through all of our travels and stuff only the same thing here. I have not seen a pro brexit person or at least they've not announced it to me like i met one at a bar. They're out there. I know i know some trumpers and i know some people who are really regret that choice because it was more of an anti hillary vote than a pro trump vote <hes> but as we see <hes> that i think will change. I promise you we're gonna do we saw obama trump districts. We're going to see trump <hes> warren districts or trump by districts. It's the pendulum is going to swing back but i'm alright everyone well. Thank you so much for listening..
"zoo" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"Also we have something fascinating going on in maine regarding voting. Obviously we had a situation in the the two thousand sixteen primary where many people especially a lot of republicans do not believe that donald trump would have received the nomination if it wasn't for so many candidates <hes> they looted the vote. It was just winner-take-all so donald trump could win one of these things with thirteen percent fourteen percent twenty percent whatever it might be in in order to circumvent that or sort of eliminate that which really is not the most democratic way to do it winner-take-all in that sense main is implementing in a ranked voter system so basically what this means is folks will go in and they will rank the top three candidates so let's just say say you like elizabeth warren <hes> joe biden in cory booker so you rank them in that order. Let's say <hes> elizabeth warren doesn't doesn't make it in maine then it would go oh down to the next person and the first candidate who receives over fifty percent of the vote will then win the primary in maine which i think is the best way to do it to guarantee that the best candidate actually wins or at the very least the candidate that has the most amount of true support port. Don't be surprised if we see someone like elizabeth warren do very well in that situation because i could see her being one or two on many many people's ballot i could see people leaving joe biden off entirely given his sort of i would say lackluster performance when it comes to the debates and mr campaigning. Are you talking about his <hes>. I exploding full of blood. I didn't see that really my vote for him. I mean obviously obviously you're gonna binary choice. Joe biden heartbeat. I didn't realize i exploded with us at a debate. Well there you go to org candidate a twenty twenty. I love it looks like he took his eye out and put it in a microwave. No kidon was that when when was that this was like two weeks ago started eric he basically had stigmata in his eyes started. He started weeping blood. Oh my goodness well good for him. He was cursed by saying this mads mikkelsen in that the movie. I guess so what's going on in maine is governor governor janet mills. She is a democrat. She announced this this past friday that she would allow bill that recently passed by the main that was recently passed by the main legislator to become law without her signature pitcher. The first vote conducted under the new law will be the general election in november of twenty twenty. I'm reading this article here in the new york times you can and feel free to go. Check it out yourself. It is main voters. This is the title of the article maine voters will rank their top presidential candidates and twenty twenty plenty. It's written by maggie avatar so here. It is just a little snippet here under the new system voters will be able to rank as many candidates as they alike in order of preference the initial count will look only at their first choices and if one candidate received a majority that candidate will win so it could could be over in a moment it doesn't who knows or it could go on if no one receives a majority however the candidate with the fewest first choice votes will be eliminated and his or her votes will be redistributed to those voters second choice candidates. This process will repeat until one and candidate breaks fifty percent. I personally am a advocate for this is a proponent for this and i wish that we would have. I've more states. We'll see how this goes in maine and hopefully more states adapt this but you know this is really part of a larger conversation that we need to have in this country. Why why don't we have federal voting laws. You know what i'm saying. We have fifty states every state as we saw in georgia when stacey abrams got totally really screwed out of the governorship by camp because he was in charge of the voter rolls as we see time and time again with these corrupt politicians who have a stranglehold hold on their states whether they'd be left or right i mean we see corrupt politicians beating new york state. Many of them are democrats l. But why don't we have love federal voting. Why don't we have a federal..
"zoo" Discussed on The Science Show
"That's what's been going on. What's the source of that. They don't really know what the sources they stay around. Maybe perhaps someone released a pet or something. In the river that had a disease that was new to that population so the haven't discovered that but what's it's our partners have been able to do is monitor that river so that they can see if there's signs of carrying again which there hasn't been so we have been able to do trial release of the toes back in the river and we'll be releasing further in the future and during that we had our nutritionist and others science on board to know exactly what to feed those totals while they're in the zoo as well so just that really holistic approach to how we can assemble the best team to address problems excellent another example another great example of the science. That's happening living here. Teranga is around little penguins. We have little penguin population here at the zoo. It's very successful we famous and famous that we breed lots of little penguins wins and what's happening with little penguin populations in the wild is they're not sure declining and fish stocks in the ocean what effect that's having on little penguins wins what they do know is little penguins swim further out in the ocean to get the fish they need to survive and also bring back to their chicks in the nest so to monitor that they thought about how are we going to know what these penguins doing actually put accelerometers so that a little device. It's in most of our mobile phones that i used to track where we are and traff phones when we lose them. They put those on the backs of the little penguins here at the zoo. They studied the daughter and though i would identify if i were win that information comes through that means the penguins diving that means the penguins chasing after prey or fish or that means it's just floating on the surface and then they were able to put the accelerators onto the penguins in the world and bear a car like that so we know what's happening with the penguins in the wall and presumably you have a network can you in touch with other zoos and other wildlife interested bodies. They can do something about these things as well we do. We work with many organizations in australia working with organizations now to bring back the bilby to new south wales so breeding bilby and a and a release sanctuary at toronto western plains zoo. We work with other organizations his actions around the world on many space. We have a lot of projects in sumatra. We're very focused on helping the side of the sinatra tiga much elephant and three other species that are found there and yes so he worked with many organizations. That's how a gonna be solved. This problem is three partnerships earlier this year. I was in washington d._c. And talk talk to the smithsonian people who run the huge force of science covering the world has changed dramatically zoos have changed there a leading progressive zoos around the world locked to smithsonian like the darrell institute in the u._k..
"zoo" Discussed on The Children's Hour
"Zoology cams. James is a band here performing on the stage at the Albuquerque Zoo and I really want to introduce all of you to zoology jams Philippian maker is the lead here and he was Mr Philippe pay for so long and still am. I okay Mr Filippi. Would you be so kind of introduce your band's first of all thank you for having us. We are so glad to be here. I'm Philippi otherwise known as Philip Pan Maker. I grew up. You're in Albuquerque went to Seba High School. Oh Yeah and now we're living in tiles and with my band member and a right hand woman here Burke Zana. Tell playing the Keyboard Dr. Burke Senate's L.. I should say and we got miles lades Glenn Base behind me with draft head on and we got Ricky Ricardo leaning here from Argentina Drummer Drummer help it they had to get into the zoo spirit you know with the animal costumes I love it. I love it and so the tunes you're playing today. They're all original tunes. They were written collaboratively with students at the school where I teach and towels a non see charter schools shout out to a non see shout out to anybody right cool. The students would be learning about different habitats habitats in the world so they were learning about Africa and some of the different habitats there we got together and said okay. Let's Jusin animal and they voted on animal. That is all right. We're GONNA DO Hyenas. That's an okay all right. Let's think about them. We started collecting everything we knew about hyenas and and write down kind of a big web of ideas and then we thought okay now we got a turn that into a song so we think about what Ryan's in there and and just sort slowly check things off of our of our big brainstorm I love it and so the hyenas actually for the people who are live here at the zoo are right next to us and there are actually two baby hyenas over there to I had a year old now aren't they. Don't look like babies except they're slightly smaller than the bigger ones and there's two of them and they're really funny because they seem to do everything together so they're inseparable. Converse there on me and my twin right. They're twins bracket. I weren't they spots. They did anybody see the pictures of the hyenas when they were really little. They're cute. They're super not as cute as the wolf sorry. Actually I think the students were studying North America without about okay. They're studying Canada United States and Mexico and we thought okay what's an animal in all three and and that was the wolves so that's next on you're you're listening to the children's our zoo jams. Thanks Oh God in the past Dan <music> God <music> talking.
"zoo" Discussed on Sidenote
"So, but I'm curious about is like when an animal is born in a zoo. But then it's for the intention to like breed back into the ball population. How does that work is it literally like put in? Into the wild or no, no layers, definitely like a whole process that we have to do in order to do that often. If it's an animal debt, you know, for sure is going to be released back into the wild. They were this will often happen in an office flare where there's they don't have. They're not actually supposed to the public or even have a lot of even keeper interaction because we want to keep them appended in that way, humid. So they don't have that association with humans. So for example, at the Toronto zoo, we have a black black footed ferret breeding an excuse. Up black footed ferret breeding and release program. So black footed ferrets had dwindled down to. I think it was twelve individual animals left in the world in the rural. And so a long time ago. I don't have that exact year, but those animals were taken from the wild and placed in or started a breeding and release program. So and I think Alvarado's twelve only eight were viable to breed. So the current population just came from those eight, but that's why it's so important to keep track of the genetic today. So they had to diversify the actual like as much as much, but now there's about five hundred ballet wild. Okay. He was a successful because of zoos and not just trying to do. There's multiple zoos that are involved with the black footed ferret program. But now those animals are back into the wild in their natural habitat and thriving and those animals oh for that breeding program ours. Zoo there in an off display area. Right. No public can see it, and there's very minimal contact with the keeper because we want to still keep them in have their natural wild instincts. So that when they go back to the wild. They are going to thrive, and well, do you may not know the exact answer to this. But is is the point of zoo in some ways like just the money that I spend as zoo guest, go towards programs like we're we're a non for profit. So, you know, the money that comes into the zoo it's used to care for the animals, we have, but also to support all these different programs that we are running and trying to, you know, help their wild counterparts and the wild spaces that we want to save for animals in our care. Let's mazing I think that's like a really important thing. That is like you said it's behind the scenes, so people don't always see it. But we have been talking earlier about like social media. And the wall of just like you guys saying like expanding what you show the public. But obviously there's a limit when you're breeding, and you don't want human interaction. But yeah, I think that's it's so important for public to see that. Because for some people's perspective. All they see is like this is what a maybe originally was intended to locking in one case you can look at it. You know, people have one perception, but I find that they're just not getting the full story. So that's why I love, you know, getting my chance to talk to the public, and, you know, explaining the importance of zoos because they only see it maybe on one side, but there's so much amusing work that goes on, and I think zoos play a huge vital rule in especially in today's society with you know, how much habitat is dwindling. Yeah, associated we are friends actually like it definitely is happening in our backyard..
"zoo" Discussed on Sidenote
"Okay. So I'm curious about like once you're in and working at Liz. Zoo for anyone not just your experience. Like is there is there a zookeeper hierarchy like is their animals that everyone's like, I wanna watch or take care of animal or is it set up in such a way where you're like. Oh, when you watch the lions like, you're technically, my superior. His ernie's. No, it doesn't like that. At all. So we so the Toronto zoo is divided up regions of the world. So we're geographic and I think. think that's the problem. So we have a set of keepers for each team are each area. So within that area. There will be different routines based on the animals, and how many staffing you have. And then it's seniority we do have seniority. So obviously starting out as a new keeper you don't work with dangerous animals. You have some experience the more. You can know you're allowed to do that. So that's kind of really the only difference. And then at a certain number of years, you'd be come. You're basically become a senior keeper. So just you're more experienced. But there's really no we're all one team. Right. We all work together. Okay. So like if someone needs to lean into for something like that you're available to help in any way. Yeah. And the thing. Yeah. So are there specific animals that you look after or do you just kind of broadly look after so how has mentioned like the zoos divided up regions of the world? So I'm so part of the team for the Indo Malayan section which is. Mostly or all of our southeast Asian animals. So in my care, I look after greater one horned rhinos so much and Tigers macho and orangutans. Oh, my God cool onto fish for reptiles. So quite a variety of animals so any given day I could be looking after any one of those animals, I am trained to take care of them. All and then yes, which is just depend on their needs that day like who needs. It depends on like her staffing levels that day who kind of wants to do what if someone's got up project they want to work on with a specific animals. So we all discussed that in the morning and kind of then branch off and go look after those individual animals, and then we kind of get back together around lunchtime. And discuss more in. Okay. Those animals because some of those animals were you said like tiger. Right. A are there certain ones that you have to interact with like very differently like in terms of safety. Like, you said you're you're allowed to look after some of the more Santa animals how what is the difference between? And what's like, the safest animal you look after that, you can just like touching and the ones that you're like, okay. I have to be a little more aware here. So. Yeah. We have we have we go through training to look after all these animals, and we at at the Toronto zoo, we have something called protective contact which most us do. And that basically means so any dangerous animal we have protective context. So that means there's a barrier between us and them. So we're never, you know, directly sitting beside I never directly in those animals just for our safety and potentially their safety as well. But we still can't interact with those animals through the any sort of getting through their fencing, but it's all done in a safe manner..