Animal exhibits have dramatically changed in the 140 years since The Maryland Zoo was founded. Once characterless concrete structures, now elaborate natural living spaces, today’s habitats are carefully crafted to suit species with a keen focus on the needs of each unique animal. The right space plays a critical role in the wellbeing and natural behavior of every zoo animal. That’s where the talents and knowledge of exhibit professionals make all the difference. On this edition of Off Exhibit, meet Steve Linda, Exhibits Specialist at The Maryland Zoo. Steve has nearly 30 years of expertise working on animal habitats and creating living areas that are both natural and wildly artistic. Find out what goes in to planning and creating spaces for wild animals and discover the unsung team that helps each animal thrive.
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Off Exhibit is podcast featuring in-depth discussions with animal professionals and wildlife experts from behind-the-scenes at the Maryland Zoo. Subscribe via iTunes, Android, or RSS. New episodes uploaded on Wednesdays.
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