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Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Saving Animals Podcast

Saving Animals with Blank Park Zoo airs on KFMG Radio.

Richard Boddington, writer, producer and director of Phoenix Wilder and the Great Elephant Adventure joins the program.

 

We talk with Iowa House Representative Scott Ourth.

Dr. Greg Rasmussen from Painted Dog Research Trust joins the program to talk about saving painted dogs in Zimbabwe.

CG Mitrisin from Recycle Me Iowa talks to us about recycling and reducing plastics.

Blank Park Zoo Chief Animal Veterinary Programs Officer June Olds, DVM, talks to us about caring for Blank Park Zoo's animals.

Zookeeper Jordan Longtin recaps her giraffe field conservation trip.

Learn about the Issac Walton League with Rick Cerwick.

Learn about chimpanzee field research with Kristine Micheletti.

Reiman Gardens' Nathan Brockman joins the show to talk about butterflies.

Molly Hanson talks about conserving Iowa's rivers through lobbying the legislature.

Jessie Lowry recaps the ZACC conference.

Wildlife photographer Ian Nichols talks about his adventures.

Zookeepers Lou Keeley & Jordan Longtin talk about saving animals in the wild.

Jessie Lowry talks about Blank Park Zoo's Plant.Grow.Fly initiative. 

Leland Brown is an expert on lead. Learn how to replace lead ammo without a decline in accuracy and performance.

Steve Nelson-Vaux talks about the history of parks and zoos in the Des Moines area.

Jim Pease talks about conserving and exploring Iowa's waterways.

Animal keeper Megan Woodall joins us to talk all about the lion cubs born at Blank Park Zoo on November 14.

Two DMACC college professors, Mel Sadeghpour and Kristina Walkup share their stories of how they became involved with conservation and how they approach teaching conservation in their classes.

Blank Park Zoo CEO Mark Vukovich joins the program to talk about how zoos are conservation leaders in saving wildlife.

Inger Lamb joins us and talks about planting a low maintenance garden - a native species prairie garden.

Patti Petersen-Keys joins the program to talk about education at Polk County Conservation.

Joel Van Roekel from Des Moines Parks and Recreation joins the program to talk about the fun and educational opportunities that are available for the whole family.

Kathy McKee joins the program to talk about conservation education and teacher workshops at Blank Park Zoo.

Stephanie Shepard talks about her role with saving wildlife at the Iowa DNR.

Melanie Lewis talks with us about the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

Michael Renner talks about saving chimpanzees in the Gishwati forest in Rwanda.

Angela Tague joins the program to talk conservation education at Blank Park Zoo.

John Swanson from Polk Water & Soil Conservation District joins the program to talk about water quality and how you can help improve water quality.

Leslie Berks joins the program to talk about Trees Forever.

Chris Eckles joins the program to talk about an innovative program that clears invasive plants from Des Moines Parks and provides tasty treats for Blank Park Zoo animals.

Sam Collison joins the program to talk about conservation education at Blank Park Zoo.

Molly Hanson joins us from Iowa Rivers Revival to talk conservation of rivers in Iowa

Kevin Drees joins the program one final time to talk about AZA's SAFE animal conservation program.

Vet tech Megan Wright Walker joins the program to talk about rescuing stranded sea lions in California.

Kevin Drees joins the program to talk about saving animals outside their natural habitat, that is, at zoos.

Animal Keeper Kyle O'Dea joins the program to discuss his conservation trip to Madagascar.

Animal Supervisor Lou Keeley joins the program to discuss his trip to Africa to help save wild rhinos

Animal Keeper Pat Nepp joins the program to discuss giraffe conservation in Africa.

Saving Animals Radio Episode 4: Kevin Drees joins the program to talk about Prairie Chickens.

Saving Animals Radio Episode 3: Trumpeter Swans. Kevin Drees joins the program to talk about trumpeter swans.

Episode 2: Jessie Lowry talks about Blank Park Zoo's pollinator initiative, Plant.Grow.Fly

Episode 1: Jessie Lowry talks about Blank Park Zoo's mission of saving wildlife.

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