Cara Santa Maria takes a seat behind the microphone this week on The Wild Life. There's talk of lions and whale sharks, Cara tells Jason about her time studying rodent neurobiology, and Jason tests Cara's knowledge of dogs. Also, The Lion King. Follow Cara: @carasantamaria

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Jason is an animal behaviour researcher, science communicator and wildlife-nerd extraordinaire whose work has been featured in countless science blogs and publications (Scientific AmericanIo9 and Conservation Magazine to name a few). Each episode of The Wild Life is essentially an in-depth conversation with someone whose work or interests revolve around animals or wildlife, on topics ranging from the science of animal behaviour and conservation biology, to animal ethics, the wildlife in your own backyard – and beyond.

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