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World Veterinary Day

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) celebrates April 27 as World Veterinary Day. This year, the theme is “The Value of Vaccination.” In part it is to counter the anti-vaxxer movement. WVA isn’t alone; the World Health Organization is also stepping up to counter misinformation regarding the notion that vaccines create all sorts of medical problems.…

Best of Steve Dale's Other World on WGN

Check out some of the best of my podcasts from Steve Dale’s Other World on WGN Plus, heard 2 – 5 a.m. filling in for Nick Digilio, right HERE. I replayed excerpts of some of my favorite podcasts from 2017, including: * Behind-the-scenes stories from the Lincoln Park Zoo with former Director Dr. Lester Fisher,…

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Gorillas in the Mist, a 1988 film starring Sigourney Weaver, was about the life of Dr. Dian Fossey. Today, 50 years after she began to study gorillas, her memory is being honored via continued conservation of her beloved great apes. Listen to this Steve Dale’s Other World WGNPlus podcast as I speak with Dr. Tara Stoinski, CEO/president and chief scientific…

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…

Ecotours.com: Bucket List Nature Trips, It's Wild!

Ged Caddick is a real-life, modern-day explorer and naturalist, and we chat on this WGN Plus Podcast, Steve Dale’s Other World.  We discuss how you can literally go along with the ride with Terra Incognita Ecotours. And here’s where they go: from the Amazon, to the Patagonia also in South America, to East Africa (Kenya to see…

Was Shooting the Gorilla the Best Choice?

The 17-year old male silverback gorilla was shot and killed after a 4-year old boy fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. It’s unclear exactly how the boy managed to get into the exhibit, but clearly he managed. The gorilla who happened to be closest to the boy was Harabe, a 450-lb. silverback,…

Ecotourism Truly is an Answer

Ecotourism is the way to go if you REALLY want to save animals, not hunting them. I speak with Ged Caddick of Terra Incognita Ecotours.  Listen HERE to my fascinating conversation on WGN Radio with Ged. I mention that even Illinois public officials were outraged when Cecil the lion was killed, and some of those…

Gorilla Doctors : Saving a Species One Gorilla at a Time

Mountain gorillas are the only great apes species that appear to be holding their own or better. With all the talk about the truly awful things happening to wildlife, often endangered….from exotic places like Zimbabwe Africa to downstate Illinois, check out the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project. This topic all came to light when an African…

Mountain Gorilla Homes, Rwanda

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…

Mountain Gorilla Babies

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…

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