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The Animals at Home Network

Aug 30, 2020

Olly Wilson is a ZooKeeper and reptile keeper out of the UK. In this episode, we discuss the dissertation Olly wrote for his degree which focused on habitat preference of amphibians in Madagascar. We also discuss the day-to-day roles of being a zookeeper and the tactics Olly used to convince the zoo-owners to upgrade a...


Aug 23, 2020

In this episode, Arno Naude tells us how he got into treating snakebite throughout Africa. To date, he has personally dealt with close to 600 snake bites, with all that experience he explains how he has NEVER seen two bites that were the same. Arno shares some of the most common reasons venomous keepers get bitten and...


Aug 16, 2020

Lori Torrini, the founder of Behavior Education LLC, has 30 years of experience and education in animal training and behavior and in the last 3 years, she has shifted her focus to mainly working with snakes. Many of the snakes within Lori's collection are capable of behaviors that most keepers would think are...


Aug 9, 2020

In this episode, Wilnes explains how he is able to keep some of the most “difficult” species (dwarf bitis) and a lot of his success with them has to do with replicating nature in captivity. Airflow, heat, localities are all things you need to consider when you want to keep an animal properly. Not every animal in the...


Aug 2, 2020

Harvey Tweats and Tom Whitehurst are the co-founders of Celtic Reptile and Amphibian, UK based company dedicated to the conservation and education of European herptiles. Together they manage a lot containing several outdoor enclosures that are home to many native species including, Tree Frogs, Agile Frogs, Western Green...