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Join us, Ellen and Christian Weatherford, while we review your favorite species of animals and rate them out of ten in the categories of effectiveness, ingenuity and aesthetics. More information can be found at 😊 Got a species you want us to review? Submit your animal friend to us at and when we review your animal we'll give you a shoutout! 😊 Cover art... more

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4.9 out of 5 stars from 947 ratings
  • Asha

    I just listened to episode 200, and I wanted to tell you about a book called Seekers, by Erin Hunter about bears, I love it.

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    Canadian cats
    Canada16 days ago
  • One of my Faves

    Love this show so much! On top of all the amazing facts and hilarious side stories, yalls relationship is so sweet. I love how yall talk and listen to eachother with so much respect and enthusiasm. Definitely an example i try to use in my own relationships. The guests you bring on are always fantastic as well. Great work and great show more

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    United States18 days ago
  • 10s across the board! Best podcast ever!

    This podcast is the best if you love animals and people with lots of humor. I’ve been listening to this podcast for about a year, and it is absolutely amazing! I wish I discovered it sooner. Just the Zoo of Us has gotten me through so much, and I couldn’t recommend anything because this podcast is flawless. I am afraid of many animals, and when they do some of the animals I am afraid of, they give me a reason not to be afraid. I suggest this podcast. I don’t know who couldn’t give this a 5 star ... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States23 days ago
  • Amazing!!

    This podcast is so well made! It’s professional and informative, as well as wonderfully fun to listen to and learn all about these animals. The hosts sound like such nice people!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States25 days ago
  • Inspiring and fun!!

    Christian and Ellen have so much talent and passion and it shows. Every episode is so easy to listen to and learn from. My goal for life is to learn as much as I can about the nature that surrounds us and this podcast is a huge help in that journey. Thank you guys for reigniting my inspiration and love for this wonderful world!

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    Lilliana Sanchez
    United Statesa month ago

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