In this episode number 054 we take a look at the fearsome Gila Monster and in our new Dogs and Cats Segment at the Sacred Birman Cat. We also read a list of animals that may be negatively affected by climate change. Our main podcast website is at https://www.zooanimals.info and the main author website is at http://www.frederickfichman.com. Please help support all things “Visit the Zoo” including eBooks on Amazon.com, print books on Amazon.com, audiobooks on Audible.com, and DVDs on Amazon-CreateSpace-Allied Vaughn-Midwest Tape, and this Podcast by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/visitthezoo. We also have just established a new financial support crowdfunding site at www.gofundme.com/visit-the-zoo-podcast. Help us to continue these podcasts and grow the “Visit the Zoo Podcast. Any donation to keep us going would be appreciated. ANNOUNCEMENT: Introduction will be given for the new ZooZwear apparel merchandise website, now open for business at https://www.zoozwear.com. The new site features ZooZwear merchandise of “Visit the Zoo” graphic design and photograph imprint apparel. A special introduction will be presented for a brand new line of Tshirts for the Top 25 Dog Breeds, The Top 10 Cat Breeds, and Wildlife photos and artwork just added to our merchandise stores. ZooZwear is also proud to introduce for this holiday season, “Christmas Animals.” This new page and collection of animals in their Christmas gear is now ready and open for business on the ZooZwear website. ANNOUNCEMENT: The “Visit the Zoo Podcast” is now available on all Amazon Echo voice-actuated devices. To access use the invocation phrase “Alexa, open Animals Podcast” or “Alexa, play Animals Podcast” or “Alexa, start Animals Podcast.” This new availability for the podcast will open up an entirely new, large, and growing audience. Amazon Alexa through the Amazon Echo line of sound devices dominates the voice-actuated device market with its 70% coverage. Approximately 35 million of these devices have already been sold by Amazon and as of this year some car manufacturers are including the Alexa icon on their dashboard media screens. So whether you are at home, office, or in your car equipped to open Alexa, you have a new and rapidly expanding venue to listen our weekly “Animals Podcast” on Amazon Alexa. ANNOUNCEMENT: Starting with episode of the "Visit the Zoo Podcast," Episode 053 , we are adding a new segment to each podcast, "DOGS & CATS." We will present breed descriptions, news stories, feature stories, hints, and tips from the experts.