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In this episode, I interview Karie Kirkpatrick, blogger for “Zoo Walks Through History”. We discuss North American zoos in history and go over some of Karie’s favorite subjects including a Gibbon named “Bimbo”, the first Giant Pandas in the 1930’s, and how Bison were the inspiration for the National Zoo! We also discuss pioneers in the industry including Belle Benchley, the world’s first female zoo director at the San Diego Zoo.For more information, please visit: https://zoohistories.comFollow Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I interview one of my idols, Jungle Jack Hanna. We discuss Jack’s extensive career working with animals. Topics include Jack’s early childhood, what brought him to the Columbus Zoo as a director in 1978, Monkeys loose on the interstate (literally)!, David Letterman, and much more!Please visit Jack’s website for more info: https://www.jackhanna.comFollow Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this special holiday episode, I go over things you may not know about Santa’s reindeer! Merry Christmas Everyone!Follow Corbin MaxeyWebsite: YouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I interview Dr. Tara Stoinski, the chief scientist and CEO of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.For more information: https://gorillafund.orgFollow Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I interview executive director of ZooMontana, Jeff Ewelt. Jeff is most notable for reviving ZooMontana and re-establishing it as a respected organization in the community. We discuss Jeff’s early beginnings selling hotdogs at the Columbus Zoo, to working as a bird trainer for 10 years in Florida, to taking the polar plunge (literally) and moving to Montana to serve as the director of ZooMontana. We discuss zoo’s animal residents including Grizzly Bears, Tigers, Red Pandas, and Wolverines! Other topics include Jeff’s work on TV, loose llamas in New York City, and his future vision for the zoo.For more information, please visit: Check out Jeff’s YouTube Channel: Corbin MaxeyWebsite: YouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I give my top 10 tips to keep your pets safe during the 4th Of July and other holiday celebrations.Follow Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I discuss the highlights of each month to coincide with my 2017 Blog Recap. 
In this episode, I invite Chris and Angie from The All Creatures Podcast to have a round table discussion on Trophy Hunting. We take a scientific approach looking at the facts and data while analyzing the pros and cons of Trophy Hunting. Is Trophy Hunting helping wildlife conservation?Zebra Documentary Mentioned: All Creatures Podcast: http://allcreaturespod.comFollow Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I interview Erin Vargo, "The Cheetah Whisperer". Erin has been obsessed with cheetahs her whole life and has worked with over 70 individual cats. We discuss her first encounters with cheetahs volunteering for The Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. We then dive into her work training a cheetah cub named "David" at The Wildlife Safari Park in Oregon. We end our discussion talking about her current seasonal position at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the Animal Programs Department. Other fun topics include feeding baby warthogs, meeting Jack Hanna, and terrifying baboon encounters!Follow Erin The Cheetah Whisperer on Instagram: Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I interview Brandon and Dan, both keepers at the Australian Reptile Park. We discuss their early beginnings including their time working at the Australia Zoo alongside the Irwin’s. Other topics include close encounters with crocodiles, cuddling koalas, and walking Komodo Dragons!Follow Zoo Keeper Dan on Instagram: Brandon on Instagram: Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this interview, I talk to Camille Le Guen who is currently finishing up her PHD work on African Penguins and the effects of overfishing. We discuss her early beginnings studying the Little Blue Penguins in Australia. We then cover her experience living on South Georgia Island (north of Antartica) studying penguins and elephant seals. We finish up with her current work with the endangered African Penguins in South Africa.Follow Camille on Facebook: Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this special edition episode, I discuss my recent trip to the giant Redwoods and go over 10 fascinating facts about them.Follow Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I speak to Kate Shaw, the host of the very popular Strange Animals Podcast. We discuss some of cryptozoology's most famous animals including Big Foot, the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Chupacabra. We then cover extinct animals including the Tasmanian Tiger, the Passenger Pigeon, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Dodo, the Wooly Mammoth, and the Irish Elk. Check out the Strange Animals Podcast: Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I discuss my experience appearing on Megyn Kelly TODAY and the amazing animals I was able to work with. 
In this episode, I talk with sea lion keeper and trainer Sam Fantuzzi from The Turtle Back Zoo. We discuss her early beginnings training marine mammals and what led her to her dream job. For more information please visit Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I interview Dr. Scott Sampson from the popular PBS Kids "Dinosaur Train" program. We talk about his early beginnings and how that led him to become a paleontologist. We then touch base on the dinosaurs he's discovered and common misconceptions people have about them. We also talk about how he brought his passion for nature and paleontology to television audiences around the world. For more info on Dr. Scott please visit his website: http://www.scottsampson.netFollow Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this special edition episode for the “Animals To The MAX” one-year-anniversary, I feature highlights from interviews with animal experts, conservationists, rehabilitators, authors, TV Hosts, podcasters, biologists, zoologists, and more!Follow Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
Meet 11-year-old Addy. Since the age of seven, she has dedicated her life to raising awareness about saving the endangered Mountain Gorilla. From lemonade stands to galas, she is determined to make a difference!Learn more: Gorilla Heroes on Facebook: Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I talk about my recent experience traveling to Washington to release two Black Bears named "America" and "Liberty".For more information, please visit Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I give my thoughts on the 36-year-old Indiana woman who was killed by her pet 8 ft. Reticulated Python.Follow Corbin MaxeyWebsite: YouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Julian Fennessy from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Julian and his wife decided to start the GCF after realizing there wasn’t an organization solely focused on giraffes and their conservation. Today, there are fewer than 111,000 giraffe left in the wild. There are 4X as many elephants yet little is publicly known about the giraffe’s “silent extinction”. Topics include differences between the four giraffe species, interesting giraffe facts, and what YOU can do a home to help the world’s tallest mammal!Learn more at: https://giraffeconservation.orgDonate: Giraffe Conservation Foundation on Instagram: Corbin MaxeyWebsite: YouTube: Twitter:
In this episode, I interview Todd Montgomery from The Elephant Sanctuary, located in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Since 1995, the sanctuary has been home to 28 elephants retired from zoos and circuses. We discuss the difference between Asian and African Elephants. We then cover the early beginnings of elephants in captivity, life in the circus, and how perceptions of elephants in entertainment have changed in society.For more information, please visit: Shirley and Jenny: Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years: Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
Part 2 of my interview with Animal Planet’s Large Predator Expert, Dave Salmoni! Follow Dave on Instagram: Dave on Facebook:
In this episode, I speak to Josie from The Sea Turtle Second Chance Program at The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. We discuss sea turtle "cold stunning" and other obstacles they face out in the wild. We then talk about their rescue and rehabilitation program with the end goal of releasing them back into the wild. Learn more Follow Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:   
In this episode, I interview Kevin Richardson, the Lion Whisperer. Kevin has been working with big cats and large carnivores for over 20 years. He oversaw the complete production of Mia and The White Lion, now in theaters.For more information, please visit: Corbin MaxeyYouTube: Twitter:
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Nov 25th, 2017
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Feb 12th, 2020
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