Articles: African Safari

Big Game Hunting Quietly Supported by Trump Administration

While Sir David Attenborough and Charles Prince of Wales just announced renewed efforts to move to heal the planet and save species; the Trump administration has quietly moved to allow big game hinting and to allow for import big game trophies, including elephant tusks and lion hides, according to the New York Times and others.…

Celebrate World Gorilla Day: Beat Your Chest

World Gorilla Day September 24 celebrates us…or at least a species very close to us. First the good news: The Mountain Gorilla species are holding their own, even gradually building on their numbers in places. They are the only great ape species (all are endangered) that can make that claim. That is solely because of…

Bowling for Rhinos: Steve Dale's Other World Podcast

It’s said that there’s a podcast about everything, but this might be the first podcast in the history of podcasts that describes the five remaining rhinoceros species in detail, and is all about what you can do to help the plight of these beleaguered species by Bowling for Rhinos. Listen HERE as I am joined…

Species Survival, Future is Questionable in 2017

2017 may be a make-or-break year for many species. Cheetah numbers have become so small that genetic diversity is quickly disappearing, leading to disease and other problems. Some species are so small in number, they can’t find one another to reproduce. For example, Javan rhinos (the most threatened of the five rhino species) have only about…

Power of Puppies

We have puppies to be thankful for. Puppies (and kittens) can fix our world! Share this video to help homeless animals.  #Powerofpuppies  

Why Fear Free Makes for Happier, Healthier Pets

I’m kind of screaming about this topic because I care so much about it – the idea is called Fear Free. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lisa Radosta agrees that pets don’t need to be fearful of veterinary visits.  Most pet owners have become accepting of techniques which only increase a pet’s fear, anxiety and stress….and sometimes…

World Elephant Day

Pack your trunks – it’s World Elephant Day. Because they require so much space, the ability to travel and carry valuable tusks  – habitat needs and poaching for ivory pose an enormous risk to wild African and Asian elephants.  In places, this intelligent and social species is under enormous pressure. The Elephant Reintroduction Foundation is…

Flying Cat is Worried

Q: My 4-year-old cat is afraid of his own shadow. During the winter, we fly south, taking the cat along with us in the cabin of the plane. The first time, I gave him a tranquilizer, which worked. The second time, the same drug made him crazy; he scratched and his eyes rolled back in…

Trump Defends His Sons Hunting Exotic Wildlife

Donald Trump says that he  believes that his sons aren’t  wrong to hunt, and apparently that love crosses over to endangered species based on released internet images. At a press event in Ayrshire, Scotland, during the Women’s British Open he said, ‘My sons love to hunt. They are members of the NRA, very proudly. I am a…

Brother of Cecil of the Lion Killed

ZIMBABWE  UPDATE— The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, still appears to be ‘alive and well’ after false reports of the lion’s illegal killing. CNN first reported that Jericho was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. That information came from a senior park official, according to CNN. According to a Reuters…

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