On Wildlife takes you on a journey into the shocking world of animals. Your host, Alex Re is here to teach you everything you've ever wanted to know about your favorite animals. Let us bring the wild to you, every Wednesday. 🐍🐅🐋

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Sea Turtles with Joanie Steinhaus

The animal that we're talking about on this episode may be one of the most beloved creatures on the planet, but their populations are dwindling. Because their conservation is so important, Alex brought on expert Joanie Steinhaus, Program Director at the Turtle Island Restoration Network, onto the show to get some more information about these amazing animals. So, get ready to hold your breath for a while, because we're heading into the ocean to talk about sea turtles.

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00:26:12 8/17/2021

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This episode, Alex is talking about an animal that might have one of the weirdest head shapes in the animal kingdom. Alex got to sit down with expert Vital Heim, marine biologist and Zoology PhD student at the University of Basel in Switzerland. So, let's hop in our imaginary boat to talk about one of the most unique predators in the ocean: hammerhead sharks.

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00:28:47 8/10/2021
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The animal that you will learn about in this episode lives in a place that you wouldn't even think life could exist. Alex doesn't know much about these ecosystems, which is why he interviewed Dr. Nuno Simoes, the Marine Researcher in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. So, make sure you bring your flashlight, because we're heading under the water in caves to talk about predatory cave shrimp.

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00:23:41 8/4/2021
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The animal that Alex is talking about in this episode is a large reptile that likes the warm weather. In fact, they are the largest lizards in North, Central and South America. Some species are also some of the most threatened animals in the world. So, sit back and enjoy the tropical breeze, as we talk about some scaly, green reptiles: iguanas.

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00:16:03 7/27/2021
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We're sticking with our ocean theme from last week and heading back into the sea for this episode. The animal were discussing is objectively one of the most majestic creatures on Earth. However, Alex is not alone in this adventure, as he got the chance to sit down with Simon Hillbourne, the Digital Media and Communications Manager at the Manta Trust. So, get ready to catch some waves, because we're going to talk about one of the gentle giants of the ocean: manta rays.

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00:22:29 7/20/2021
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In this episode, Alex is talking about an animal that you might not have even known is an animal. They come in extremely bright colors, they're the homes for many different marine animals, and they're in some serious trouble. So, grab your snorkel, because we're heading under the sea to talk about corals.

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00:16:33 7/13/2021
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This week's animal is known for its bright pink color. But, there are so many other amazing things about these animals that Alex is going to teach you about. So, put on your rain boots because we're going to be stepping into some shallow waters to talk about flamingos.

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00:15:04 7/6/2021
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In this episode, Alex is heading underwater to talk about some of the most unique animals on the planet. Thankfully, he got to learn from Dr. David Harasti, the Senior Research Scientist at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute, to help answer some questions about these amazing creatures. So, grab your scuba gear, because we're diving into the sea to talk about seahorses.

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00:27:26 6/29/2021
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This episode's animal has a love-hate relationship with people. Without them, our environment as we know it would probably collapse, but at the same time, playing the sounds that they make could send chills down your spine. So make sure you've got a protective suit, because we're going inside of a hive to talk about some of the world's best pollinators- bees.

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00:16:34 6/22/2021
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Many organisms in the animal kingdom have stripes, but the animal that I'm going to be talking about today might have some of the most recognizable stripe patterns on the planet. And their stripes aren't their only feature that makes them stand out. So join me, as we travel to the planes of Africa, to talk about zebras.

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00:15:19 6/15/2021
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This episode, Alex is discussing the recent legislation passed in Idaho that allows hunters to kill around 90% of wolves in that state. He got to chat with expert Collette Adkins, Carnivore Conservation Director and Senior Attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, who explains the relationship between animal conversation and government policy. So, join Alex and Collette as they travel to the forests of North America to talk about one of the top predators in their respective ecosystems: gray wolves.

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00:21:57 6/8/2021
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This week, we're learning about a species of frog that you've probably never heard of before unless you live in the UK. Alex got to talk to Ben King, the Recovery Officer at the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, to learn all about this rare species. So, grab some boots, because we're heading to the ponds of England to talk about pool frogs.

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00:27:57 6/1/2021
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On this episode, we're talking about an animal that is oftentimes overlooked, but plays an important role in our ecosystem. If you like dirt, you're in luck, because these animals spend most of their time underground. So, get ready to go searching in the soil to talk about a gardener's best friend: earthworms.

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00:14:15 5/25/2021
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This episode, we're talking about one of the most majestic and mystical birds in the world. They have some of the largest wingspans of any bird and can spend weeks out at the open ocean without even seeing land. Sadly, their numbers are dwindling, which is why it's so important to talk about them. So let's hop on a ship, because we're heading to the oceans to talk about albatrosses.

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00:16:11 5/18/2021
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Once again, we're dealing with topics in paleontology. Alex sits down with Dr. Karen Chin, professor and curator of paleontology at the University of Colorado's Museum of Natural History to discuss one of the most rare fossils in the field of paleontology. So, you may want to grab your digging tools (and some toilet paper), because we're going fossil hunting to talk about coprolites (aka fossilized feces).

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00:30:02 5/11/2021

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