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A Zoo View




Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Atlanta, Georgia, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Louisville, Kentucky, San Diego, California

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2000-11-01

Duration: 00:18:57

Subjects: Environment | ZOOS | Animals | Zoo Atlanta | Pandas | Audubon Park and Zoological Garden (New Orleans, La.) | Tiger | ORANGUTANS | Sea lions | Elephants | Endangered Species | Sea World | Science | Educational films


  • Grandy, Greg Host
  • Azene, Hendekea Host
  • Booth, Holly Host
  • Cronin, Matt Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Maple, Terry Interviewee
  • Asprodites, Tran Interviewee
  • Maloney, Dan Interviewee
  • Ratliff, Cyndi Interviewee
  • Smith, Suzanne Interviewee
  • Crisler, Shammeia Interviewee
  • Daigle, Gavin Interviewee
  • Pagett, Alexandra Interviewee
  • Patton, Geoffrey A. Interviewee
  • Romance, Robert Interviewee


In this episode from the series “Enviro-Tacklebox” from November 1, 2000, host Greg Grandy and the Tacklebox crew explore the evolution of zoos. They first visit Zoo Atlanta and meet with Dr. Terry Maple, the zoo’s CEO, who discusses how the zoo moved from being one of the worst zoos in the country to one of the best and the importance of their panda exhibit. The crew then visits the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, where they talk to Tran Asprodites, a horticulturalist, about the exhibit design process, as well as Dan Maloney, a general curator, Cyndi Ratliff, a primate keeper, and Suzanne Smith, a senior trainer, about the zoo’s environmental enrichment programs for the tigers, orangutans, sea lions, and elephants. They also visit the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species and meet with participants in the Junior Zookeepers program. The crew also highlights the animal rotation program at the Louisville Zoo and the animal rehabilitation program at SeaWorld in San Diego. Host: Greg Grandy