It’s all about food as we get behind the scenes at the zoo and discuss one of L.A.’s most complicated diets with Zoo Nutritionist Emily Schwartz and Curator of Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish, Ian Recchio: the diet of the Butaan, one of the world’s largest lizards. After that, we talk about southern Californian indigenous food traditions and how to strike the balance between passing down traditions and depleting the land with Sherman High School Indian Museum curator and co-author of Cooking the Native Way Lorene Sisquoc.
For more information about programs at the L.A. Zoo, visit lazoo.org
To learn more about the Malki Museum: http://malkimuseum.org/
Buy the Chia Café Collective cookbook, Cooking the Native Way here and at many book sellers.
BiodiverCity is made possible with support from The Gottlieb Native Garden.
Dr Jake Owens, Director of Conservation, Los Angeles Zoo
Diane Shader Smith
Brenda Scott Royce
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