In this episode we discuss the mechanics of ex situ (off site) conservation, the role zoos (and aquariums) have played and continue to play in species recovery, and what we think captive institutions should prioritize as we forge ahead in this era of collaborative conservation.

Sources & Links:
Read Jonah’s featured articles of the day:
On African Greys: 
And on the Sumatran rhino:

Visit the AZA’s SAFE program website:

Read more about the history of zoos:

And a thorough paper on the role of zoos in conservation:

Learn more about the species programs we mentioned:

And lastly, Jonah found this paper on collaborative cheetah conservation after we recorded:

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