31Aug

Technology continues to advance at a breakneck pace, but that does not mean that nature is left behind! Some of those new technologies are changing the landscape when it comes to conservation–and putting new and powerful tools in the hands of everyday people to make a difference for their…

24Aug

Trying to answer the ‘ticklish question’ was a lot of laughs, but hardly the whole story. Humor is a challenging concept for humans and even more challenging to establish for other species. CFAR Sounding takes a look at the social elements involved in humor among a few species, and…

17Aug

We’ve gotten several questions over time, but this one caused a thoughtful chuckle: Are tigers ticklish? For that matter–what the heck is tickle anyway? What can it tell us about the cats and ourselves? It turns out that it’s no laughing matter as Simba and Asli take on this…

10Aug

Our show starts off with a construction update! Get caught up on the latest happenings at the new facility. H.R. 1998 is all the rage in the big cat world–this bill, introduced in 2013 will amend the Lacey Act of 1981 and effectively alter the landscape for big cats…

03Aug

H.R. 1998 is all the rage in the big cat world–this bill, introduced in 2013 will amend the Lacey Act of 1981 and effectively alter the landscape for big cats in the United States.  But is it really the answer to the issue of big cats in the US?…

27Jul

CFAR Sounding pays tribute on the passing of Akicita.  Volunteers who have known him discuss his life, from cubhood into adulthood.  In this special extended show, hear in their own words how Akicita touched lives and made people smile.  He leaves a lion-sized hole in our hearts, and will…

20Jul

What’s the difference between big cats and small cats? Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer take on the challenge of this comparison to find out how much they are alike and also how different they are. In the conclusion of the series, we talk about some of the unique behavior…

13Jul

What’s the difference between big cats and small cats? Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer take on the challenge of this comparison to find out how much they are alike and also how different they are. In the second part of the series, we answer more questions about little…

06Jul

What’s the difference between big cats and small cats? Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer take on the challenge of this comparison to find out how much they are alike and also how different they are. In the first part of the series, Fifteen Freakishly Fast Fun Cat Facts…

29Jun

Working around big cats is best accomplished when the caretakers and the cats work together. In these episodes, we examine some philosophy behind handling and talk about how our understanding of the senses can help us act as better stewards. Philosophy and physiology come together to make for an…