Just the Zoo of Us

Just the Zoo of Us

By Christian & Ellen Weatherford
Join us, Christian and Ellen Weatherford, while we review your favorite species of animals and rate them out of ten in the categories of effectiveness, ingenuity and aesthetics.
Transcripts can be found at justthezooofus.com 😊
Got a species you want us to review? Submit your animal friend to us at ellen@justthezooofus.com and when we review your animal we'll give you a shoutout 😊
Cover art by Taylor Gordon Art!
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40: Harris's Hawk w/ Corina Newsome!
Join Ellen and special guest Corina Newsome for an animal review! In this week's episode, Corina shares her insight on Harris's hawk, with sharp talons and even sharper minds, as well as birding, wildlife education and science communication.
34:28
February 19, 2020
39: Fennec Fox & Horseshoe Crab
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen explains the special ears of the fennec fox & Christian gives us the story about the Atlantic horseshoe crab's blue blood.
1:04:03
February 12, 2020
38: Rothschild's Giraffe w/ Kattie Stoneman!
Join the Weatherfords and special guest Kattie Stoneman for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Kattie shares insight into the giraffe world from her experience working with these very tall friends.
58:08
February 5, 2020
37: Common Cuttlefish & Giant African Land Snail
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's mollusc mania, Christian hypnotizes us with cuttlefish wisdom and Ellen confronts some biases against snail intelligence.
59:29
January 29, 2020
36: Burmese Python w/ Corbin Maxey!
Join the Weatherfords and special guest Corbin Maxey from Animals to the Max for an animal review! In this week's episode, we get to know our wildlife expert friend and Corbin takes the reigns to rate and review the Burmese python.
57:58
January 22, 2020
35: Dik Dik & Bobbit Worm
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen whistles a tune about the antelope fairy, Kirk's dik dik, and Christian brings us back to the abyss of horrors with the Bobbitt worm!
44:15
January 15, 2020
34: Anglerfish & Desert Kangaroo Rat
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Christian lights the way with the humpback anglerfish & Ellen kicks back with the desert kangaroo rat.
38:47
January 8, 2020
33: Luna Moth & Koala
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen reviews the spectacular real-life fairy, the luna moth, and Christian rates the grey bag bear, the koala.
58:22
January 1, 2020
32: Inca Tern & European Eel
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Christian gives us a lesson on the role of the Inca tern's droppings in United States history & Ellen tells the story of the European eel doing the absolute most.
38:40
December 11, 2019
31: Sudan Plated Lizard & Orca (LIVE)
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's special live episode at Cultivate in Jacksonville Florida, Ellen meets a Sudan plated lizard face-to-face and Christian tells us why we would not want to meet an orca face-to-face.
40:12
December 4, 2019
30: Blue Footed Booby & Dingo
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Christian explains where the supremely elegant blue-footed booby gets its very serious and dignified name and Ellen howls about the controversial dingo.
36:17
November 27, 2019
29: Delacour's Langur & Komodo Dragon
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen reviews Vietnam's best-dressed citizens, Delacour's langur, and Christian backs up the Komodo dragon's swagger.
44:34
November 20, 2019
28: Great Potoo & African Giant Pouched Rat
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Christian does a spot-on impression of a potoo & Ellen drops some knowledge bombs about the African giant pouched rat.
40:46
November 13, 2019
27: Sentry Dragonfly & Leafy Sea Dragon
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's dragon-themed episode, Ellen focuses her complete attention on the sentry dragonfly and Christian spotlights the decorated diva of the sea, the leafy.
51:27
November 6, 2019
26: Black Widow & Vampire Squid
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's very special very spooky episode, Christian debunks some myths about the black widow spider & Ellen illuminates the mysterious vampire squid.
45:42
October 30, 2019
25: Capybara & Gaboon Viper
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen chills out in the capybara language & Christian begs you not to touch the Gaboon viper.
48:48
October 23, 2019
24: Tardigrade & Platypus
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Christian zooms in on the tardigrades & Ellen demystifies the unique platypus.
54:58
October 16, 2019
23: Roly Poly & Keel-billed Toucan
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this episode, Ellen conglobates with the roly poly and Christian revels in the fabulous keel-billed toucan.
50:50
October 9, 2019
22: Mata Mata & Emperor Penguin
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Christian educates us on the mata mata turtle and Ellen praises the world's most dedicated dad bod, the emperor penguin.
44:47
October 2, 2019
21: Coquí & Bombardier Beetle
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen sings the song of the coquí and Christian blasts us with some hot & spicy knowledge on the bombardier beetle.
42:24
September 25, 2019
20: Jaguar & Bearded Vulture
Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this week's episode, Christian spots South America's greatest overachiever, the jaguar, and Ellen "falls" in love with the clever bearded vulture.
51:06
September 18, 2019
19: Quokka & Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen poses for a selfie with the world's worst mom, the quokka, and Christian sees the true colors of the peacock mantis shrimp.
47:53
September 11, 2019
18: Giant Manta Ray & Red Panda
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode inspired by the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta, Christian reviews the alien spaceship of the sea, the giant manta ray, and Ellen gushes over the "original" panda.
47:14
September 4, 2019
17: Veiled Chameleon & Kea
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen explains how and why the chameleon changes its colors and Christian educates us on the Punk Rock Icon of New Zealand, the kea.
1:00:57
August 28, 2019
16: Blobfish & Three-Toed Sloth
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's episode all about dismantling unfair animal prejudices, Christian caves to peer pressure and sets the record straight on the blobfish, and Ellen shifts the narrative on the three-toed sloth.
52:08
August 21, 2019
15: Flying Fox & Honey Bee
Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this episode, Ellen cuddles up to the fluffy Malayan sky puppies and Christian gives us the buzz about western honey bees.
55:48
August 14, 2019
14: Botfly & Cownose Ray
Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this week's episode, Christian profoundly disturbs literally everyone by talking about the human botfly, and Ellen lightens the mood with some adorable sea puppies, the cownose rays.
45:10
August 7, 2019
13: Aye-aye & Raven
Join the Weatherfords for a weekly animal review! In this week's very superstitious 13th episode, Ellen demystifies Madagascar's tree goblin the aye-aye, submitted by Dustin Barnett, and Christian sings some praises for our spooky bird friend, the raven.
38:41
July 31, 2019
12: Golden Poison Frog & Tamandua
 Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this week's episode, Christian gives us a cellular biology lesson about the golden poison frog & Ellen tells youexactly why you do not want to come at the tamandua, bro.
44:34
July 24, 2019
11: Meerkat & Warthog
 Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen & Christian review the problem-free philosophies of the famous meerkat and warthog.
46:18
July 17, 2019
10: Atlantic Puffin & Aardwolf
Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this week's episode, Christian gushes over the Atlantic puffin & Ellen sheds a little light on the mysterious aardwolf.
46:06
July 10, 2019
9: Axolotl & Goblin Shark
 Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this week's episode, Ellen illuminates the axolotl's superpowers and Christian trashes the nightmarish horror of the deep, the goblin shark.
42:00
June 26, 2019
8: Florida Panther & Red Lionfish
Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this week's episode, Christian teaches us about the Florida panther and Ellen publicly calls out the lionfish for its egregious crimes. 
40:39
June 19, 2019
7: Asian Elephant & Immortal Jellyfish
Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this episode, Ellen fawns over the Asian elephant and Christian introduces us to a true hero, Mr. Immortal Jellyfish Man.
54:06
June 11, 2019
6: Canada Lynx & Shoebill
 Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this episode,  Christian respects the lynx's magnificent beard & Ellen has a few hot takes for the world's spiciest bird.
50:59
May 31, 2019
5: Blue Dragon Sea Slug & Water Moccasin
 Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this episode,  Ellen warns us not to touch the blue dragon sea slug & Christian defends our plump pals, the water moccasins.
44:18
May 24, 2019
4: Osprey & Arabian Camel
Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this episode, Christian teaches us all the osprey swoop & Ellen projectile vomits her very strong feelings about the Arabian camel.
37:56
May 17, 2019
3: Praying Mantis & Giant Panda
Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this episode, Ellen kinkshames praying mantises and Christian exposes the truly limitless laziness of the giant panda. LISTENER DISCRETION: We talk about reproduction in this episode.
45:05
May 14, 2019
2: Electric Eel & Okapi
Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this episode, Christian lays down some eelectrifying knowledge and Ellen talks about the mysterious, secretive okapi.
35:47
May 14, 2019
1: American Alligator & Florida Manatee
Join the Weatherfords for an animal review! In this episode, Ellen recalls her gator coven and Christian rejects the cetology of sea pigs.
49:25
May 14, 2019