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Zoo Logic

Sep 19, 2019

This week's Zoo Logic episode is a mash-up of researchers, trainers, and news items from around the zoo and aquarium world following the recent professional joint conference for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums ( and the International Marine Animal Trainers' Association ( in New Orleans. Past guest Jeremy Hance, writer for ( shares insights into a species few have ever heard of. And, working with another past guest, Dr Jason Bruck, Samantha Sheppard describes new research suggesting dolphins use urine tasting to identify others! Hear from zoo media personality Stephanie Arne ( about conservation efforts to help the endangered black-footed penguin in need of guano for shelter. Wouter Stellard teases the new multi-species exhibit at the Columbus zoo and aquarium featuring more than a dozen pinnipeds ready in time for next year's annual AZA conference in Columbus.  And Shelley Ballman from Ocean Connections ( shares why training is so important for animals and their caretakers.

That Sounds Wild: Maned wolf bark.