Dave Salmoni
Canadian zoologist
Dave Salmoni
Dave Salmoni is a Canadian animal trainer, entertainer and television producer. He has his own production company, Triosphere, which is based in South Africa and specializes in wildlife films.
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Animal Planet's 'Monsters' Visit WSJ
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
In honor of Animal Planet's "Monsters Week," host and predator expert Dave Salmoni joins Tanya Rivero with several of his favorite baby monsters, including Wyatt the tiger cub.
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U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to Kill Thousands of Cormorants: There Will Be Blood
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
In August 2014 I wrote an essay called "Birds and Us: Should Cormorants Be Killed to Save Salmon?" in response to Felicity Barringer's essay in the New York Times called "Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon." Ms. Barringer's essay dealt with the situation in Oregon's Columbia River where salmon living in the river were killed off due to hydroelectric dams, and are now increasing in number. Double-crested cormorants, who like to eat salmon, have become aware of this and are a threat to the fish. Many people, including conservation biologists, now say: "Shoot the birds." Others, such as the National Audubon Society's Stan Senner, argue that killing some of the birds who make up 25 percent of the birds' western population "is an extreme measure, totally inappropriate." Mr. Senner said "it was possible to shoo them away, noting 'They came from somewhere else. They can go back to somewhere else.'" He also notes, "We're not persuaded they have fully explored ways of improving ...
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Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: Misinformation, Abuse, and a Need for Change
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Filmmaker and professor at American University's School of Communication Chris Palmer's highly acclaimed new book, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King, is part memoir, part confession, and part indictment of the cable and television networks for failing to put conservation, education, and animal welfare ahead of ratings and profits. I highly recommend his book to you. For too long we have seen repeated instances of appallingly bad television shows which feature the horrific abuse of nonhuman animals (animals), and it has to stop. This book will help and shock you. Dr. Palmer says--and I believe him--that the state of the wildlife filmmaking industry worsens every year. He convincingly argues it's time for wildlife filmmaking to move in a more ethical direction. Broadcasters such as Animal Planet, Discovery, National Geographic, and the History Channel must do better. It's time for viewers and filmmakers to make t ...
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Emma Roberts Is Terrified Of 'American Horror Story: Coven,' Even Though She Stars In It (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Emma Roberts may be starring on "American Horror Story: Coven," but that doesn't mean she's immune to its fright factor. She revealed on "The Tonight Show" that while it's not frightening at all during filming -- it's just a regular work day -- when she watches it, she hides under the covers. "When they add the music and the sound effects, it’s terrifying," Roberts said. Of course, she also admitted that she still checks under her bed ... after about five minutes of mustering up her courage. She also admitted to being afraid of flying, and snakes -- so no "Snakes on a Plane" sequel for her! That latter fear was put to the test when animal expert Dave Salmoni brought out a giant python. She had a very controlled freakout. Viewers likely freaked out as well when -- SPOILER ALERT -- Emma's character was killed on the latest episode of "AHS." Fans of the franchise know that this doesn't necessarily mean she'll stay dead. In fact, when speaking to Buzzfeed, Roberts talked about reading ...
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Carson Daly, Dave Salmoni interviews on Leno (VIDEOS)
Monsters and Critics - about 4 years
Tonight Jay welcomes animal loving hunk Dave Salmoni back to the "Tonight Show" couch and a few of his animal
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Hotness rewind: Dave Salmoni and Daniel Craig interviews on Leno (VIDEOS)
Monsters and Critics - over 4 years
NBC wheeled out Dave Salmoni and Daniel Craig on Leno last night.
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Trainers in the Crosshairs
ABC News - over 4 years
Even trainers like Animal Planet host Dave Salmoni have tasted fear.
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Concord Hill Kids Win Sustainability Contest Again
Chevy Chase Patch - over 4 years
For the second year in a row, Chevy Chase's Concord Hill School is home to the grand-prize winners of a national sustainability challenge. Team Second Grade Science Club's project for reducing water runoff from its school campus nabbed the school a $5,000 grant and a special assembly by Discovery Education.  The fourth annual Discovery Education's "Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge" is "the nation’s premier national sustainability challenge designed to encourage ... students [in kindergarten through the 12th grade] to become true agents of change by tackling environmental issues in their own communities and across the globe," according to a statement by the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Chevy Chase Patch by signing up for newsletters here. The challenge-- more than 27,000 "elementary, middle and high school students were tasked with identifying an environmental issue in their schools, communities or worldw ...
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Thursday's Talk Shows
LATimes - almost 5 years
Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 22 - 28 in PDF format TV listings for the week of April 22 - 28 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Bill O'Reilly; Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS  Today Jenna Fisher; author Zac Bissonnette. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC  KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA  Good Morning America The cast of “One Day at a Time”; Olivia Newton-John; Katherine Jenkins performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC  Live With Kelly Jenna Fischer; Garry Marshall; co-host Matthew Broderick. (N) 9 a.m. KABC  The View (N) 10 a.m. KABC  The Talk Mary McCormack; Paul Bartolotta. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS  The Doctors The surprising places where creepy-crawlies lurk; germs, eye parasites, scabies and bedbugs. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS  Dr. Phil An addict's mother may be sabotaging her recovery. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS  The Dr. Oz Show Burning fat; losing weight quickly; bloating. (N) 3 p.m. KABC  The Ellen DeGeneres Show Adam L ...
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Completing the Impossible - Television Without Pity
Google News - over 5 years
Dave Salmoni builds up the final stage about as much as you can when it's been mostly camels, kayaks and hiking to this point. This will be a one-day stage. Not surprisingly, there will be no head start given. Salmoni says all teams will leave at the
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<em>Expedition Impossible:</em> ABC Worldwide Competition; Cancel or Keep It? - TV Series Finale
Google News - over 5 years
Hosted by zoologist Dave Salmoni, Expedition Impossible follows 13 teams of three people racing through the great outdoors — across barren deserts and over snow-covered mountains. Each week, a new part of the expedition is revealed to the contestants
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Expedition Impossible The Ultimate Victory - TVGrapevine.com
Google News - over 5 years
Adventurer, zoologist, big cat trainer and all around risk taker Dave Salmoni hosts the show. Featuring high adventure and human drama, &quot;Expedition Impossible&quot; follows 13 teams of 3, racing in a fun expedition across vast deserts, over snow capped
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'Expedition Impossible' eliminates The Cops, determines final teams - Reality TV World
Google News - over 5 years
Expedition Impossible&#39;s ninth episode began with host Dave Salmoni telling the five remaining teams that over the course of the ninth stage they would be required to white-water raft down a river, solve a riddle to unlock boxes secured with word locks,
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Couch Potato: Thoughts on 'Love in the Wild,' 'Big Brother' and more - Lynchburg News and Advance
Google News - over 5 years
The only thing I found remotely interesting about Expedition Impossible (9 pm Thursdays, ABC) was hottie host Dave Salmoni. … Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (10 pm Mondays, ABC) made me cry, in a good way, almost every single week
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Tie Me Animals Down, Sport - TIME
Google News - over 5 years
But try telling that to the show&#39;s frat-boy host, a Canadian animal trainer called Dave Salmoni. He approaches on an all-terrain vehicle and sets about acclimatizing the lions to humans — by repeatedly aggravating them. &quot;Right now, they&#39;re problem
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'Expedition Impossible' eliminates Country Boys in seventh stage - Reality TV World
Google News - over 5 years
Expedition Impossible&#39;s seventh episode began with host Dave Salmoni telling the seven remaining teams that they had to head to an overlook behind the kasbah fortress that were at and retrieve a map which featured six symbols
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The List: Ten things zoologist, lion tamer and host of the new reality TV show ... - Toronto Life
Google News - over 5 years
I&#39;ve had my single-blade, foldaway Buck knife for more than 20 years. It&#39;s probably been around the world with me 10 times. I rarely go a day without needing it for something. It has a barometer and a compass, which is good because I get turned around
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dave Salmoni
    TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 24
    Salmoni left Canada for South Africa in 2000 as part of the controversial Tiger "rewilding" project.
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  • 1999
    Age 23
    Dave Salmoni was attacked by one of his trained big cats named Bongo, a five hundred pound male African lion in August 1999 in Ontario, which inspired his making of After the Attack.
    More Details Hide Details He has hosted and produced several television documentaries, including Living with Tigers, which describes the progress he and John Varty made as part of a controversial Bengal Tiger rewilding project, Into the Lion's Den and Sharks: Are They Hunting Us?, both for Discovery Channel. He starred in the show Animal Face-Off as a host and expert. He currently hosts and produces the Discovery Channel show Rogue Nature, as well as After the Attack and Into the Pride on Animal Planet. Salmoni has been criticized by credentialed research biologists for his theatrics in an effort to make more entertaining television at the expense of wild lions. His antics have drawn much concern from the scientific community including the leading big cat conservationists affiliated with notable organizations like Panthera Corporation and the Wildlife Conservation Society. There is much sentiment that he is impeding conservation efforts in sub-Saharan Africa and conveys the wrong message about the human-cat interface to viewers in regard to safety, animal behavior and conservation.
  • 1998
    Age 22
    In 1998 Salmoni began his apprenticeship as an animal trainer at Bowmanville Zoological Park.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on September 4, 1975.
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