Posts tagged "Terra Incognita Ecotours"

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 »

Pet Blogger Mary Haight, from the Amazon to Boycotting Chicken Jerky Treats

Pet Blogger Mary Haight, from the Amazon to Boycotting Chicken Jerky Treats
Mary Haight, my friend and colleague in this WGN Radio Petcast. LISTEN HERE. Mary is an important pet blogger….a queen of pet social media. She’s not afraid to stand to bark the truth for the Dancing Dog Blog. Her blogs may be on serious topics, ranging from the tainted chicken jerky treats (we we discuss... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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