The Pondcast, Episode 79

Captive Animal Welfare

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with special guest Ryan Dumas, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

TheTurtleRoom brings you the The Pondcast, Episode 79: Captive Animal Welfare. An audio-only version is also available for download. Visit to learn more about the show.

In This Episode...

In this episode, the team chats with Ryan Dumas, the Head Keeper of the Herpetology and Fish at the Cincinnati Zoo. Ryan is very experienced in reptiles and their care, and has a love and appreciation for turtles and tortoises. In this episode, we discuss what it means to be a zookeeper, keeping reptile species that are meaningful to the keeper, and an animal wellness rating system that Ryan uses to audit current setups and identify areas needing improvement.

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