Just Animals

Just Animals

This podcast is for all the animal lovers out there that enjoy learning mixed with off the cuff humor and commentary. Each episode will focus on a specific animal giving insight into; size, stature, habitat, diet, behavior, unique characteristics, fun facts, conservation status and human encounters (if applicable.) *Warning there is some adult language and commentary.* We would love to hear from you! Send us feedback or an animal suggestion be sure to give us your name and location so we can give you a shout out! Shoot us an email at JustAnimalsPod@gmail.com

Episodes

March 31, 2024 51 mins

Join us as we discuss the only venomous primate with our guest expert Dr. Stephanie Poindexter from the University of Buffalo.


Dr. Stephanie is an anthropologist who specializes in primatology. To learn more about her click here: https://www.buffalo.edu/news/experts/stephanie-poindexter-faculty-expert-primate-evolution.html


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You may recall seeing videos of the notorious Neil the Seal this past December and January. That being said today we welcome our special guest Christine Heinrichs to discuss the cantankerous Elephant Seal.

Christine is a docent for Friends of the Elephant Seal and we cannot thank her enough for her time and knowledge.


To donate and learn more about Friends of the Elephant Seal Click here -> https://elephantseal.org


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January 28, 2024 80 mins

Join us as we welcome the phenomenal reptile enthusiast Crocodile Cam for a very special show and tell episode.


We recommend watching this episode to see all of his wonderful animals, link to our youtube/episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6fU-EnAXKQ


To learn more about Crocodile Cam and his lovely animals check out his socials! Links below.

YouTube: https://youtube.com/@crocodilecam_?si=bA_nEl_9TLbCw7KX

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For our American listeners you may recognize the name Punxsutawney Phil (aka the star of Groundhog Day). This well known rodent has a lot more tricks up its sleeves than predicting whether or not there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Joining us today to talk about his west coast relatives is Dr. Greg Florant, biology professor and director of the Graduate Center for Diversity and Access at Colorado State University.

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Join us as we talk about shark research with PhD candidate Jaida Elcock. Special thanks to her for her time and knowledge. To learn more about Jaida click here https://www.whoi.edu/jaida-elcock/ To learn more about MISS click here - https://www.misselasmo.org/ Support us and make your friends jealous with some of our official merch! Take a look here https://just-animals-podcast.myspreadshop.com/ As always send us an email at ...

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We're back from our summer break!


Joining us today is Dr. Andy Davis from the University of Georgia.

In this episode we unpack the controversial question of how well are our monarch butterfly populations really doing?


To quote Dr. Andy Davis "I have many research interests, although I consider myself an animal ecologist, with a strong emphasis on all things physiological. My work straddles the disciplines of p...

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Joining us today we have a very special guest Dr. Rebeca Quiñonez-Piñón (Climate-Resilient Habitats, Senior Manager, Chief Monarch Strategist of the

National Wildlife Federation).

We cannot thank Dr. Rebeca enough for her time and knowledge to learn more about her and the NFW click the link below

https://blog.nwf.org/authors/rebeca-quinonez-pinon/



Monarch Stewards Program

https://www.nwf.org/monarchstewards


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Join us today as we welcome back our special guest/ friend of the show Ecologist and Curator of Cologne (Kölner) Zoo, Dr. Alexander Sliwa!

Today Dr. Sliwa shares with us his knowledge and research on one of the most successful hunters, the Black-footed Cat!



Links for Dr. Sliwa

To learn more about Dr. Sliwa click here http://www.catsg.org/index.php?id=417

Black-footed Cat Working Group website http://www.wild-cat.org/nig...

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Today we discuss an animal near and dear to us here at Just Animals, the California Sea Lion! If you are familiar with the San Francisco Bay Area then you know that the Sea Lions who call Pier 39 home are a staple attraction for locals and tourists. Support us and make your friends jealous with some of our official merch! Take a look here https://just-animals-podcast.myspreadshop.com/ As always send us an email at justanimalspod...

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February 22, 2023 41 mins

Back again today to discuss these bizarre yet seemingly immortal rodents is Dr. Chris Faulkes Director of the Science and Engineering Foundation Program from Queen Mary University of London.   

 For part 2 we are focusing on Dr. Faulks research!    


To learn more about Dr. Faulks click here https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sbbs/staff/chrisfaulkes.html   

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Starting off the new year on a high note, today we discuss one of the most famous subterranean animals, the Naked Mole-rat!   

Joining us today to discuss these bizarre yet seemingly immortal rodents is Dr. Chris Faulkes Director of the Science and Engineering Foundation Program from Queen Mary University of London.   

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Today we discuss an animal that is prey sometimes turned predator, the African Buffalo. Joining us today for his first full length official episode is Jay the Zookeeper! Jay not only has great insight and knowledge about these animals but also works with them.  


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December 5, 2022 53 mins

Joining us today all the way from Sweden is Dr. Matthew Low from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Matt is a Veterinarian and Evolutionary Ecologist. To learn more about him and his studies click here: https://www.slu.se/en/ew-cv/matthew-low/



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November 11, 2022 24 mins

Joining us on the podcast we have Jay the ZooKeeper today! We are looking forward to him sharing his knowledge and experiences here with us on the show!



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Join us as we discuss one of natures most notorious animals, the Stingray! Just as exciting, this episode we are welcoming back Dr. Chris Lowe from the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab to educate us on these aquatic pancakes.   

To learn more about Dr. Lowe and the Shark Lab and also to donate click the link here https://www.csulb.edu/shark-lab  

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Joining us today to discuss this phenomenal experiment is the one and only Dr. Trevor Wardill of the Wardill lab at the University of Minnesota.   

To Learn more about Dr. Wardill and his lab, click here https://www.wardill-lab.com/ 

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Today we discuss one of the most ubiquitous animals of the African Savanna, the Meerkat!   


Also joining us to discuss these fascinating animals is friend of the show animal behavior scientist, Dr. Christine Drea from Duke University!   

To learn more about Dr. Drea click here https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/real-world-geography-christine-drea  


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Joining us today is Dr. Craig Packer, founder and director of the Lion Center and University of Minnesota/ Distinguished Mcknight University professor of Ecology Evolution and Biology.

Dr. Packer shares results from his various studies and stories from his field research!

To learn more about the Lion Center click here https://lioncenter.umn.edu/

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Joining us today is Dr. Craig Packer, founder and director of the Lion Center and University of Minnesota/ Distinguished Mcknight University professor of Ecology Evolution and Biology.   

Dr. Packer shares results from his various studies and stories from his field research!   

To learn more about the Lion Center click here https://lioncenter.umn.edu/ 


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Today we discuss the notorious Poison Dart Frog! Joining us and educating us about these amazing animals (with some general amphibian knowledge sprinkled in) is the one and only Dr. Cori Richards-Zawacki of the Richards-Zawacki Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Cori is an Ecologist/ Evolutionary biologist that focuses on amphibians. To learn more about Dr. Cori and her lab click the link here http://www.rzlab.pitt.edu/

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