Episode 14: Great Horned Owl Ears

July 19, 2018

Asymmetrical ears and feathers modified for silent flight are just two of the factors that make great horned owls some of the most fearsome predators of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. 

For full transcript & show notes, visit the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary website.

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Episode 13: Bald Eagles

July 6, 2018

What better subject for the week of America's Independence Day than the conservation success story of the bald eagle? Our national bird came close to extinction, but concerted efforts have them back, strong and proud.

For full transcript & show notes, visit the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary website.

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Episode 12: Training

June 28, 2018

Animal training in zoos & wildlife sanctuaries isn't about performing tricks for an audience: it's about making the animals' lives healthier, happier, and safer.

For full transcript & show notes, visit the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary website.

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Episode 11: Coyotes

June 22, 2018

Coyotes are amazingly adaptable and resilient, and despite all attempts to wipe them out, they have not only survived, but thrived.

For full transcript & show notes, visit the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary website.

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Episode 10: Turkey Vultures

June 14, 2018

These much-maligned icons of the American West are only part-time residents of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, but they fill a critical ecological niche.

For full transcript & show notes, visit the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary website.

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Episode 9: Wildlife Safety

June 8, 2018

The recent spate of injuries in Yellowstone Park highlights the need to be aware of your surroundings around the big mammals of this ecosystem.

For full transcript & show notes, visit the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary website.

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Episode 8: Behavioral Enrichment

May 30, 2018

At a wildlife sanctuary, it's important to keep the animals both physically and mentally healthy, and behavioral enrichment is one of our key tools.

For full transcript & show notes, visit the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary website.

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Episode 7: Swainson’s Hawks

May 24, 2018

Masters of migration, Swainson's Hawks connect our Yellowstone ecosystem with one over 6,000 miles away in Argentina.

For full transcript & show notes, visit the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary website.

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Episode 6: Porcupines

May 17, 2018

Porcupines are the second-largest rodent in the Yellowstone ecosystem, and they fill a very important niche. Today's episode is all about the porcupines!

For full transcript & show notes, visit the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary website.

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Episode 5: What is the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem?

May 10, 2018

We've spent the last four episodes talking about aspects of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. This week, we talk about what that really means.

For full transcript & show notes, visit the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary website.

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