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Students returned to South Avondale School Friday, after a raccoon incursion this week. CPS officials ordered the school closed Wednesday until the raccoon could be caught and the school cleaned up.

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The next speaker in the 2019 Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is Anne Savage, Ph.D., founder of Proyecto Tití, a program designed to conserve Colombia’s most endangered primate, the cotton-top tamarin.

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Since 1993, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Barrows Conservation Lecture Series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.

Meet Thane Maynard

Dec 7, 2018

Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, has been hosting and producing The 90 Second Naturalist for more than 3 decades, providing a daily bite-sized look at the world’s wonders.

Thane’s mission, at the Zoo and on the radio, is to tell the story of biological diversity, natural history, and wildlife conservation to connect you to your innate love of nature.

The story that captured the nation's attention is now told by the man who oversaw every step of it. 

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The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s 2018 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series begins March 7. Since 1993, the zoo has invited naturalists and scientists to speak on wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. As a preview of this year's series, Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard recently talked with each of this year's speakers. For information and tickets to the 2018 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series, click here

The Wonders Of Nature Close To Home

Feb 12, 2018
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When he retired from his position as senior paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London, award-winning scientist Richard Fortey purchased four acres of ancient woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England. His latest book, "The Wood for the Trees: One Man's Long View of Nature," is the joyful portrait of what he found there. He spoke with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard about the wonders of nature to be discovered close to home, if you just look for them. 

Monitoring Ape Populations In The Congo Basin

Feb 5, 2018
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Dr. David Morgan is co-director of the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, a research program to monitor and document great ape health and behavior and examine ape population dynamics within the changing conservation landscape of the Congo Basin. He is also a Research Fellow with the Lester E.

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Jan 16, 2018
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Ken Muithya Mutinda works with the Mutinda Wildlife Education Center in Kenya, which is funded in large part by the Rotary Club of Troy, Ohio. The center provides educational programs for youth and visitors about wildlife and nature conservation. Ken Muithya discussed his work with the Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard.

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Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard is tired of 'doom and gloom' stories about nature. He's dedicating himself to focusing on optimistic ones in 2018 on his show The 90-Second Naturalist.

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The Yellowstone population of grizzly bears was designated as an endangered species in 1975, but this June, the Department of the Interior announced the bears would be removed from the Endangered Species List. 

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For 13 years, writer and artist Julie Zickefoose has been drawing, painting and writing about wild birds from her 80 acre sanctuary in Appalachian Ohio. 

What Drives Us: The Biology Of Human Behavior

Sep 7, 2017
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In his latest book, "Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst," Robert Morris Sapolsky explores why we do the things we do. The neuro-endocrinologist is currently a professor of biology, neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford

What Our National Parks Mean To Us

Aug 22, 2017
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Terry Tempest Williams is an American author, naturalist, and conservationist. With more than a dozen books published, Williams has been called "a citizen writer," who speaks, and speaks out, eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. She recently talked with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard about her work and writing. 

The Secret Lives Of Animals

Jul 26, 2017
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Dr. Roland Kays is renowned for his research on animal movement, using the latest technology to determine patterns of species as small as bats. He is the head of the Biodiversity Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science and a Research Professor in the Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Program at NC State University. He has also published “Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature,” the first major book to reveal the secret lives of animals through motion-sensitive game cameras. 

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Dr. Robin Ganzert is the president and CEO of the American Humane Association, which works to protect animals and children from abuse and harm. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the ALS Association, and on the advisory board for the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now.

Thane Maynard Talks To Novelist Lydia Millet

Jun 13, 2017
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Lydia Millet is a bestselling novelist, an op-ed writer for the New York Times and a staff writer for the Center for Biological Diversity. She joins the Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard to discuss the work of the Center and the impact of her environmental opinion pieces in the New York Times.

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One-time Cincinnati Post photographer Robert Clark is now an acclaimed freelance photographer who often goes on assignment for National Geographic

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Richard Conniff is a writer and speaker on human and animal behavior, author of several books including “House of Lost Worlds,” "Natural History of the Rich,” and “The Species Seekers.” 

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