Thursday, March 3, 2011

'Beast Hunter' Pat Spain talks creature conservation

Pat Spain shares a little about his life and the upcoming series.

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New Nat Geo show host, Pat Spain, works hard to share his passion for animals.

"Eating local and organic is a huge thing for me," says wildlife scientist Pat Spain, host of National Geographic Channel's new series "Beast Hunter," and an avid supporter of marine life and animal conservation groups like the World Wildlife Fund. As a crypto-zoologist specializing in strange creatures that just may be real rather than mythical, he's especially interested in what you might call monster conservation. "An area, a massive reserve, was just dedicated in the Himalayas for the Yeti," he points out. "Crypto-zoology benefits biology in ways that I think a lot of people don't realize. One of the main aspects of getting an animal named and in the public eye is it could lead to more conservation."

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