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Honored with both a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and a PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors) Award, VICKI CONSTANTINE CROKE has been writing about wildlife for more than two decades—tracking polar bears, Tasmanian devils, and Madagascar’s top predator, the fossa.

Currently, she covers animal issues on air for NPR’s national newsmagazine show Here&Now, as well as online for WBUR’s The Wild Life

She is the author of The New York Times Bestseller “Elephant Company,” the story of J.H. Williams and the elephants he led for the Allied Forces in WWII, “The Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China’s Most Exotic Animal,”  as well as “The Modern Ark: The Story of Zoos—Past, Present and Future.”

Vicki has worked on nature documentaries for Disney and for the A&E channel and anchored The Secret Life of Animals on NECN-TV. 

She wrote The Boston Globe’s “Animal Beat” column for thirteen years, and has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The London Sunday Telegraph, Time, Popular Science, O: The Oprah Magazine, Gourmet, National Wildlife, and Discover magazine, among others.