Posts in category "African Safari"

Mountain Gorilla Babies

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Gorilla, babies everywhere….I’ve beginning a new feature on my blog, that’s  to periodically offer short videos which are different from those found on my Steve Dale professional pet YouTube page. This new YouTube page will feature wildlife videos like this one I took in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda about two years ago. If it... Read more »

Teenage African Animal Killer

Teenage African Animal Killer
African wildlife is disappearing. That’s not my opinion, it’s a fact. In some places there are no rhino’s left  -none; hyenas in some places too numerous as a result of so few lion; African wild dogs are gone from much of their previous range and the same is true for a myriad of other animals;... Read more »

Greyhound vs. Cheetah: Who's The Fastest Animal?

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Dogs vs. Cats – that age old (and in my opinion, silly) rivalry….who’s faster? Greyhounds or Cheetah? What interesting isn’t so much who is faster, which is pretty predictable…it’s how they each do it. One price to pay in both cases (not mentioned in this video but true) for being SO fast, is that neither... Read more »
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Rwandans Love Mountain Gorillas, Now Warming Up to Pets

Rwandans Love Mountain Gorillas, Now Warming Up to Pets
RWANDA, AFRICA — In September, we flew into the capital city of Kigali before heading out to the Virunga Mountains with Terra Incognita Ecotours to see mountain gorillas. Instantly, it was apparent how much rebuilding and growth has occurred since the Rwandan genocide of 1994, when 800,000 men, women, and children were massacred, one of... Read more »

WGN Petcast: Getting Wild with Gorillas, Renting with Pets, Service Dogs for PTSD Veterans

WGN Petcast: Getting Wild with Gorillas, Renting with Pets, Service Dogs for PTSD Veterans
Listen HERE (may take a moment to load) to this adventurous WGN Radio Petcast…. Just returned from Africa trekking the Virunga volcanoes in Rwanda to see mountain gorillas. What was that like? Hacking our way through forest, we’d reach the gorillas, and often times as we observed they’d come within inches. In one case, my... Read more »

Out of Africa with Bill Moller, WGN Radio

Out of Africa with Bill Moller, WGN Radio
Click HERE for my conversation with Bill Moller about our recent face to face with mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The segment with Bill is sponsored by Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services & Special Center, and I talked with Bill about how there are veterinarians who similarly are on call for the mountain gorillas in Rwanda who... Read more »
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Gorilla Doctors Help to Save Mountain Gorillas

Gorilla Doctors Help to Save Mountain Gorillas
Rwanda, Africa. Veterinarians have all kinds of jobs, aside from helping pets. Some veterinarians work in agriculture, others in academia, for zoos, or in far-flung places in the field. Few are as deep into the field as the veterinarians of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project who trek high into the Virunga Mountains to study and... Read more »

Into Africa: Follow My Blog as I Meet Gorillas in Rwanda and View Kenyan Wildlife

Into Africa: Follow My Blog as I Meet Gorillas in Rwanda and View Kenyan Wildlife
Follow MY BLOG as I head into Africa. First we come face to face with mountain gorillas – no bars, no glass between us. These are the ancestors of the exact same gorilla families in Rwanda which Dian Fossey herself habituated. If you don’t know Dian by name, you likely know the biopic movie “Gorillas... Read more »