Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Episode 41: Bison

Episode 41: Bison

October 29, 2021

Bison are one of the most iconic animals of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and for good reason. They are the national mammal of the United States and the largest animal in North America. They also have a dark — but successful — conservation story. Joining Gary and Eden to discuss the history, conservation, and management of bison in America is Dr. Chris Geremia, the lead bison biologist for Yellowstone National Park.

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 40: Wildlife Law and Accreditation

Episode 40: Wildlife Law and Accreditation

September 23, 2021

Can you keep a kangaroo as a pet? Why do Montana and Arizona have different laws? What does accreditation mean for a wildlife sanctuary or a zoo? Gary and Eden discuss all of this and more, and two distinguished guests join them to answer even more questions: Vernon Weir, Director of the American Sanctuary Association, and Jeff Ewelt, Executive Director of ZooMontana.

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 39: Red Foxes

Episode 39: Red Foxes

July 7, 2021

We haven't talked about red foxes since episode 17, way back in the "Two Minutes" days for this podcast. Today, we interview fox researcher Patrick Cross and discuss behaviors, genetics, the trickster foxes of legend, and much more. We dedicate this episode to Rex, our 12-year-old fox who passed away shortly after the interview was recorded.

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 38: The Bears Are Up

Episode 38: The Bears Are Up

June 2, 2021

It's springtime, which means the bears are awake. It is also time to introduce Gary's new co-host, Eden Wondra, the Education Manager from the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary. In this episode, Gary and Eden are joined by Kylie Kembel, a Bear Management Technician for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, to revisit a subject we discussed back in episode 3. This time, though, with our new long format, we have time to talk about bear safety, biology, "problem bears," bear encounters, and much more.

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 37: About This Podcast

Episode 37: About This Podcast

October 30, 2020

This episode is a history of the podcast and what it is. This is our first crossover episode, appearing both here in audio form and on YouTube in video form. That makes it a video about a podcast, which is — in itself — an episode of that podcast.

Watch this episode on our YouTube channel for extra video content.

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 36: How Animals End Up In Sanctuaries

Episode 36: How Animals End Up In Sanctuaries

January 24, 2020

One of the most common questions we get at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is, "Why is that animal here?" That's often a more complicated question than you'd expect. In this episode, Gary and Courtney are joined by Laurie Wolf, Acting Education Bureau Chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to talk about rehabilitation and wildlife Sanctuaries.

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

This episode is sponsored by Greater Montana Realty.

Episode 35: Chronic Wasting Disease

Episode 35: Chronic Wasting Disease

January 10, 2020

Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, has spread over most of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and is showing no signs of slowing down. In this episode, Gary and Courtney talk about what CWD is, how it spreads, and how it may affect you.

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

This episode is sponsored by Greater Montana Realty.

Episode 34: Wolves

Episode 34: Wolves

December 12, 2019

We have shed the restrictions of our old 2-minute radio show, and can now cover subjects in much greater depth. In this first episode with the new full-length format, we talk about wolves, from all of the "big bad wolf" legends through today's modern wolf management issues.

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

This episode is sponsored by Greater Montana Realty.

Episode 33: Wild Turkeys

Episode 33: Wild Turkeys

November 29, 2019

Ben Franklin said of the turkey, “He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage.” That may be so, but when you feed them in town, problems can develop...

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 32: Fire

Episode 32: Fire

November 25, 2019

As we learn more about wildfires and their effects on ecosystems, we are changing the way we deal with them.

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 31 - How Animals Get Here

Episode 31 - How Animals Get Here

December 19, 2018

How do wild animals end up living in a wildlife sanctuary instead of roaming free? In this episode, Gary looks at how it happens and what we can do to prevent it.

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 30: Western Screech Owl

Episode 30: Western Screech Owl

December 6, 2018

In this episode, we talk about a mighty little predator called the Western Screech Owl, whose call isn't quite what you'd expect it to be.

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 29: Bats

Episode 29: Bats

November 2, 2018

For this episode, we're wrapping up bat week (and recording on Halloween!), so the obvious subject is the bats of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem!

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 28: Raccoons and Rabies

Episode 28: Raccoons and Rabies

October 26, 2018

Raccoons are adorable. They can also be pests. But should we fear them? Are they just waiting outside to give us rabies? Let's find out...

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 27: Red-Tailed Hawks

Episode 27: Red-Tailed Hawks

October 18, 2018

If Western movies have taught us anything, it's what an eagle sounds like. But that sound most movies use isn't really an eagle. It's a different American icon: the red-tailed hawk.

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 26: Mountain Lions

Episode 26: Mountain Lions

October 11, 2018

The biggest wildcat in the country may be called the cougar, panther, painter, mountain lion, puma, or catamount. No matter what you call them, they are amazingly efficient predators.

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 25: When Migration Goes Wrong

Episode 25: When Migration Goes Wrong

October 5, 2018

Migration routes may be instinctive or they may be learned. What's the difference? What happens if things go wrong? And what if a black vulture shows up in Red Lodge, Montana?

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 24: Hyperphagic Bears

Episode 24: Hyperphagic Bears

September 28, 2018

Hibernation time is approaching, and the bears are eating everything in sight. Join us for a chat about hyperphagia and some news about the Sanctuary's new education exhibits.

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 23: Quoth the Ravens

Episode 23: Quoth the Ravens

September 21, 2018

Our "Talk Like a Pirate Day" episode discusses some extremely smart birds with some surprising behaviors. Yep. It should have been ravens on the pirates' shoulders.

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Episode 22: Animals Changing Their Environment

Episode 22: Animals Changing Their Environment

September 14, 2018

Some animals adapt well to changing ecosystem. Others take things in their own paws and make the changes in their environment all by themselves, intentionally or not.

The 2 Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem podcast is a production of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

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