All Creatures

The mission of the All Creatures Podcast is to educate listeners on the diverse animals that share our planet. We are in the midst of the Earth’s Six Mass Extinction and many animals need our help if they are to survive.

Listen to hosts Chris and Angie share their knowledge on a diverse cadre of species including mammals, birds, fish, insects and many others.

Learn about how these animals live, where they are from, what they eat, and what issues they are facing in trying to survive.

Share your knowledge with others. Together we can make a difference.

Episode 63: Panda Conservation and Care with Michael Brown-Palsgrove (12/2018)

As curator of Asia Trail and giant pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo, Michael Brown-Palsgrove directs the care of sloth bears, clouded leopards, fishing cats, Asian small-clawed otters, red pandas and giant pandas. He leads a team of 10 animal care staff in the management of these exhibits. He provides us with incredible insight into the care, conservation and management of Giant Pandas. 

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Episode 62: Popular as a Panda (12/2018)

The Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is one of the most iconic, endearing, and amazing animals that has captured hearts all over the world. They have an interesting history and unique physiology for being a bear that eats only vegetation. While their numbers are increasing, and China has put a priority on the preservation of this species, they still need our help.

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Episode 61: Almost Gone, the African Wild Ass (12/2018)

In honor of Chris’s book, we are launching our second year with a personal favorite to both of us, the Somali Wild Ass. The African Wild Asses are the wild counterparts to the world’s domestic donkeys. The Somali Wild Ass is the last remaining subspecies and is critically endangered with only 300 animals left worldwide.

The Handbook of Horses and Donkeys (Amazon-US)

The Handbook of Horses and Donkeys (5M)

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Episode 60: Spectacularly Spooky, the Vampire Bat (10/2018)

Absolutely terrifying in appearance and behavior, yet one of the most incredibly adapted mammals on our planet. The Vampire Bat has some incredible physiology that has been adapted over millions of year. They are the only mammal that survives on a diet entirely of blood.  

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The Week in Conservation for October 26, 2018 (10/2018)

This week we are joined with Jim Weinpress and discuss a variety of issues impacting seabirds, the walrus, vaquita porpoise and more. 

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Episode 59: Crikey, it's a Devil, from Tasmania (10/2018)

The Tasmanian Devil sounds ferocious, but is only the size of a small dog. Still, you wouldn’t want to tangle with one. They have a bite force of 1200 psi, greater than a lion and many other large carnivores. However, due to an incredibly rare cancer, these animals are facing extinction.   

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The Week in Conservation for October 18, 2018 (10/2018)

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Episode 58: Hoo, The Burrowing Owl, That's Who (10/2018)

The Burrowing Owl is one of the most unique owl species on the planet. Rather than nesting or living in trees, these owls find abandoned burrows from squirrels, prairie dogs and other species and claim them as their own. These charismatic birds are highly adapted to their life in the Americas.   

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Episode 57: The Wonderful Walrus (10/2018)

An iconic artic species, the Walrus is one of the largest and heaviest mammals on the planet.  Global warming is having a direct impact on the Walrus, similar to other arctic species. These incredible social animals while surviving near extinction in the 1930s, and now threatened once again.

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Episode 56: Stick Your Neck Out For, Giraffes (9/2018)

The tallest land mammal, the Giraffe was recently put on the endangered species list and is now vulnerable. One of the most loved and recognized animals on Earth is sliding towards extinction. These tall animals have evolved some of the most unique and specialized physiology to survive and thrive in Africa.

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