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Claws and Paws

With Bruce Crossey & Tshepiso Majelantle

Bringing the wild to you!

Claws and Paws is a show hosted by Bruce Crossey and Tshepiso Majelantle. This show aims to make the field of Zoology accessible to individuals from all walks of life. Whether you are a scientist, ardent conservationist, or an animal-mad wildlife enthusiast, Claws and Paws is here to discuss the burning topics, current issues, and in-depth questions that drive our understanding of the wonderful world of southern African wildlife.   

Claws and Paws – Season 1 on YouTube

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The problem with Anthropomorphism

Anthropomorphism is the act of giving human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object. In this episode of Claws and Paws the negative impact of trying to humanize or give human qualities to animals and insects.

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Is Hunting Ethical?

Hunting continues to be a controversial sport across the world – But what do hunters themselves believe? In this episode of Claws & Paws Bruce and Tsephi are joined by an ethical hunter who explains her point of view.

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The Insect Episode

Bruce Crossey and Tshepiso Majelantle are joined by Freddy and Johan from Science that Bugs you! So guess what we are discussing today? Insects! The topic is in the name!

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The Benefits of Poop

Yes, this is the poop episode where Bruce Crossey and Tshepiso Majelantle discuss why Zoologists have such a weird fascination with animal waste. From learning about hormones and stress levels all the way to communication, poop can be a great subject to study!

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The Ethics of Hunting

Hunting is currently one of, if not the most controversial act taking place within the realm of conservation and wildlife at the moment. A conversation with spokespersons on both sides and with pros and cons to each. In this incredibly difficult episode, Bruce and Tsephi will break down their personal opinions and beliefs on the matter.

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Animals & Intelligence

As humanity, we like to think that we are so incredibly smart and intelligent. In this episode of Claws and Paws Bruce Crossey and Tshepiso Majelantle discuss intelligence in regards to wildlife. In many regards intelligence is incredibly difficult to measure and many animals are intelligent in different ways. The duo will discuss all this and more in this episode.

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Animals in Captivity

In this episode shrouded in shades of grey, Bruce Crossey and Tshepiso Majelantle discuss keeping animals in captivity. From zoos to conservation programs and many other captivity schemes are all addressed in this episode.

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Fieldwork Stories

In this exciting episode, Bruce Crossey and Tshepiso Majelantle break down several of their adventures and journeys while conducting fieldwork and Field research. This is a great look inside the life of a zoologist and how they work with wildlife and nature

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What is Zoology?

Claws and Paws is a show hosted by Bruce Crossey and Tshepiso Majelantle. This show aims to make the field of Zoology accessible to individuals from all walks of life. Whether you are a scientist, ardent conservationist, or an animal-mad wildlife enthusiast, Claws and Paws is here to discuss the burning topics, current issues, and in-depth questions that drive our understanding of the wonderful world of southern African wildlife.

Claws and Paws – Season 1 on Spotify