Posts in category "Ecotourism"

Mountain Gorilla Homes, Rwanda

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Visiting Mountain Gorillas in their homes in Rwanda is the most spiritual thing I’ve ever done. Here, I am standing only about 10 feet in front of wild gorillas, no bars, no cages, and no fear on either side. Behind me, a giant silverback gorilla, a mom and toward the end of the video, you... Read more »

Niagara Falls with Two Birds

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In Guelth, Ontario, Canada,  I spoke at the Royal Canin offices, and heard others speak about pet nutrition, then toured the amazing pet food plant. After, the group took a trip to Niagara Falls. I posted this video so you can get a feel for the power of the falls (if you’ve never visited), but... Read more »

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 »
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Zoo Gorillas vs. Wild Gorillas: A Gorilla Baby Festival

Very attentive mom gorilla - newborn lowland gorilla at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Gorilla babies….Talk about culture shock, less than two months ago we were in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda with Terra Incognita Ecotours, coming face to face with wild mountain gorillas of all ages, from the largest silverback on the planet to tiny ones. The experience was a thrill of a lifetime. We twice hiked to... 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 »

What A Rush: Communing with Mountain Gorillas

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Visiting family is always fun, kind of wild….and these family members are really wild – mountain gorillas. I say family members because after all we do share about 98 percent of our genetic makeup with gorillas. I talk her about the experience of a lifetime, to commune with mountain gorillas – no bars, no cages.... 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 »

With Bill Leff on WGN Radio, from the Top of a Rwandan Volcano - About to Meet Golden Monkeys

With Bill Leff on WGN Radio, from the Top of a Rwandan Volcano - About to Meet Golden Monkeys
LISTEN Here to my conversation wilh Bill Leff of WGN Radio from the top of a volcano in Rwanda, Africa (from September 13). We had just completed the first of two tracks to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and how one adolescent male was smitten with my wife, Robin. Cell phones might be iffy talking... 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 »
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