Articles: gorillas

October 10 2017

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…

September 24 2017

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…

October 27 2016

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…

May 30 2016

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,…

November 23 2014

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…

January 9 2014

Betty White on Steve Dale Pet World, WGN Radio

The one and only Betty White joined me on my WGN Radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, if you missed it – listen HERE to my conversation with the most beloved person in America. We talked about everything from mountain gorillas to Johnny Carson, to dogs.  

November 24 2012

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…

September 28 2012

What A Rush: Communing with Mountain Gorillas

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.…

September 25 2012

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…

September 22 2012

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…

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