Episode 709: Exotic Animals

Original Airdate: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - Sunday, November 8, 2015
Next Airdate: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - Sunday, May 29, 2016

Today we've got a lot of exotic animals. What better place to start than the zoo! Jordan visits the Oakland Zoo to learn about their conservation efforts around the world. She meets up with Teen Wild Guides and gets up close and personal with Squirrel Monkeys! It was a great day at the a zoo.

Then...lizards, snakes, tortoises, exotic birds...cool pets, right? Well...not really. When we think of environmental concerns, we probably don't think about exotic pets. But as Riley finds out at Star Eco Station, most of these critters should have been left in their own environment...for their own good, but also because they are a LOT more trouble than you might think.

And on to the ocean. Teens who have a passion for the outdoors and for the planet may not be so unusual. But Eco Company found a group of teens who are sharing their passion by mentoring younger kids. It's all part of the Headlands Institute's Teen Environmental Education Mentor program. Jalena caught up with them to see what it's all about!