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S02E59: The Chrises’ Favorite Ologist, Biologist Amanda Hipps

The Chrises are joined by Biologist and Conservationist Amanda Hipps. Forever an animal lover, Luna The Cat’s Mother reflects on her journey from almost going to veterinary school to protecting land and wildlife with WildLandscapes International. One of the organizations major successes has been protecting rhinos from poachers with Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya. Amanda and the rest of her team have been able to fundraise and work closely with locals to combat the lack of tourism revenue due to COVID-19.

The Chrises’ Favorite Ologist dishes on being the talk of her Sunshine State neighborhood: overcoming her fear of unexpected Huntsman spider roommates and being responsible for People’s hottest relationship of the year—Banchi the sulcata tortoise and his bowling ball girlfriend. With current and upcoming projects across the states, The Floridian is most excited about the impact she will have conserving some of her favorite childhood places—Big Cypress National Preserve and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge.

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