What: The Los Angeles Zoo, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, and the Gottlieb Native Garden have launched a podcast called BiodiverCity, which focuses on urban ecology and conservation in Los Angeles. Host Dr. Jake Owens, L.A. Zoo’s Director of Conservation, introduces a range of diverse voices from experts.
All six episodes, along with bonus episodes, of BiodiverCity are available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Executive producers of BiodiverCity include L.A. Zoo CEO and Director Denise Verret, GLAZA President Tom Jacobson, and Gottlieb Native Garden’s Susan Gottlieb and Diane Shader Smith.
Discussion highlights include:
- L.A.’s famous mountain lion P-22.
- Efforts to save the endangered western monarch butterfly and southern mountain yellow-legged frog.
- Building native plant habitats.
- A rare bird’s journey to L.A. smuggled in a sock.
L.A. Zoo’s Director of Conservation Dr. Jake Owens interviews experts from the Zoo and beyond to discover how Angelenos and wildlife are thriving together, and help listeners deepen the connections between plants and wildlife and their daily lives.
Bonus episodes include a discussion with a renowned foley artist on the recreation of nature sounds in movies, a Watts hip hop performer and entrepreneur’s message of conservation to his community, and other unique and diverse voices.
Visit the L.A. Zoo website at www.lazoo.org.
Photo Credit: Jamie Pham/GLAZA