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Vint Virga Profile in the New York Times

Willie the donkey and Sukari, a Masai giraffe. (Photo: Robin Schwartz for The New York Times) Alex Halberstadt has published this in-depth look at the world of zoos in The New York Times Magazine. Here is an excerpt and a short video put together by the Times: [...]

By |January 10th, 2015|

Vint Virga Interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air

Virga says that animals in zoos, like this lion, need to have a bit of control over their environment. (Photo & caption via NPR)   In a recent interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross, Vint discusses how house cats, like lions, are more fulfilled when they forage for food [...]

By |July 1st, 2014|

Newburyport Literary Festival

Chilling rain this weekend (and even snow in the mountains) … still a wonderful time reading at the Newburyport Literary Festival. Photo by Vint Virga

By |April 26th, 2014|

The Snow Leopard’s Realm

A Menagerie, the fall issue of Conjunctions was released today. Thrilled my piece, The Snow Leopard’s Realm, is in such masterly company.

By |October 20th, 2013|

NPR’s Think with Krys Boyd

The podcast of my interview on Think with Krys Boyd - NPR / KERA. Hour 1:   How can the connections we forge with animals teach us about ourselves? We’ll talk this hour with veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Vint Virga, author of “The Soul Of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us [...]

By |July 25th, 2013|

Can Animals Make Us More Human?

Can animals make us more human? Martha Plimpton and I discuss. In this audio link, Martha Plimpton and I consider the inner lives of animals and the relationships we forge with them on WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show.Is there an animal in your life with whom you feel a [...]

By |July 10th, 2013|

Real Simple

A very nice item on The Soul of All Living Creatures in the latest issue of Real Simple ( July 2013, page 4 ).

By |July 2nd, 2013|

Kirkus Reviews

A wonderful review today from Kirkus Reviews for The Soul of All Living Creatures.  And another nice review from Booklist.    

By |May 19th, 2013|

A Magical Night

Last Thursday in Providence, I read Chapter Four on Responsiveness from my book, The Soul of All Living Creatures, at The Wheeler School as their 2013 Fox Family Speaker.  A hundred and forty gathered together in Wheeler Hall to hear this first reading.  Truly, in all ways, a magical night.

By |March 30th, 2013|