Introducing - The under appreciated animals podcast

Introducing - The under appreciated animals podcast

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Show notes:
A wildlife podcast focusing on a different animal species in each episode from horseshoe crabs to cassowaries to rock hyraxes and everything in between.

Join Tash, a self taught wildlife illustrator + life long animal lover, as she shares the weird facts + funny animal stories that made her fall in love with these under appreciated animals.

To nominate an animal for a future episode please email Tash at with the subject line "Podcast animal suggestion" and I'll get back to you as soon as possible! You'll also get a shout out in that episode if I am able to record one!

Check out Tash's small business;

Follow Tash on social media;

Podcast art by Tash
Music: Outdoors In Summer by Shane Ivers - 

Episode transcript

[intro music] Hello and welcome to the under appreciated animals podcast with Hatchling Makes. An animal facts podcast about species that aren’t always the main feature in nature documentaries but are getting a chance in the spotlight because they are so amazing and they deserve some attention too.

In each episode I will be chatting about a different under appreciated animal. From horseshoe crabs to cassowaries to rock hyraxes and everything in between. I’ll be sharing fun facts and telling you all about these incredible species from where they’re found to what they eat to just what makes them so special. And hopefully by the end of the episode you’ll love them just as much as I do.

My name is Tash Hatcher and as you’ve probably guessed, I’ll be your host for this show. I’m an animal illustrator and the small business owner behind Hatchling Makes, a wildlife inspired pin and stationery business where I illustrate animals to help raise awareness for them and every sale helps to fundraise for wildlife conservation.

I have an extra special place in my heart for under appreciated species and I champion them in my work because I really believe that more people need to know about these amazing animals.

Now before we get any further I just want to add in a disclaimer. I am not a wildlife professional in any way shape or form. I am just an extremely passionate animal lover with access to a microphone and recording software, but I will do my very best to research these creatures to the best of my abilities so I can bring you their stories as accurately as possible.

If you’d like to nominate your favourite under appreciated animal species for me to talk about then you’re in luck! I’m taking animal suggestions for future episodes. So head over to the show notes, to find out how you can get in touch and nominate a species. And if you suggest an animal I’ve never heard of before then you get a bonus point and a virtual cookie.

I’ll be releasing a new episode every other Friday starting from around early September 2022, so go ahead and subscribe to this podcast, wherever you’re listening to it, so that you don’t miss out on any future episodes and the first full episode will be dropping very very soon!

Until then if you‘d like to get in touch or if you want to check out my work you can head over to my website which is hatchling makes dot com, or you can follow me on social media - I’m at hatchling makes on all the major platforms and I will leave links to all of those in the show notes.

Thank you so much for tuning in and until next time, take care folks!

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