Episode #24

With more than 130 acres of land, 80+ buildings, and hundreds of animals there are bound to be some wild logistical challenges. Enter Cristina Lauri, the Maryland Zoo’s Animal Operations Manager. What exactly does the operation consist of? A challenging, fast-paced, anything-that-can-happen-will-happen set of daily scenarios. Working with wildlife and helping to manage the humans who care for them comes with both a lot of responsibility and a lot of creative solutions to problems. Discover the countless logistics that are worked out behind-the-scenes in the interest of animals, employees and guests. Plus, learn about the facilities and exhibit projects that are currently underway to improve spaces in some of your favorite parts of the Zoo.

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Off Exhibit is a 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.