Articles: wildlife

January 1 2021

Sir David Attenborough Is Optimistic But We Must Take Action Now for the Planet

Many naturalists and biologists warned us about an impending pandemic, due to our increasingly close and often forced interactions with the wild world. Nowhere is this more evident than in so called ‘wet markets’ of the Far East, where species who would never, ever associate in the wild (as they live in different parts of…

December 29 2020

Rescuing a Trapped Dolphin

This is feel-good week. Why not? We all deserve this, especially this year….and in this video a bottlenose dolphin stuck on sandbar is rescued in Florida.

December 28 2020

Deer Rescue

Not sure this guy was risking his life – obviously at least one friend is there. Still, I don’t suggest this wasn’t a wonderful thing to do, to rescue this deer unable to stand on the slippery ice over a pond. I don’t know anything about this person, but what boggles my mind is that…

November 16 2020

We Need To Cooperate More

Warthogs receive spa treatment, and banded mongoose get lunch. Cooperation – we need more symbiotic relationships.

November 9 2020

Is SARS COV-2 Mutating in Mink? Calls Continue for Culling Mink

Denmark plans to cull its 17 million mink at mink farms. At this point, five different variant strains of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus-2 which causes COVID-19 have been found in mink. These are changes or variations in the spike protein the virus uses to attach to (and subsequently infect) cells. A mutation…

November 3 2020

How Animals Decide On Their Leaders

From politicking chimpanzees to elephants earning power using brain power to honeybees fighting for their lives, various animals have their own ways to elect their leaders, or their leaders elect themselves. In elephant groups the decision is an easy one. Both African and Asian elephants and their subspecies live in matriarchal societies. A female is…

September 29 2020

The Bear-Necessities

These ladies do have the bear-necesities, demonstrating exactly what to do if this happens to you as they’re approached by a curious black bear in Mexico. My advice: Never play poker with these ladies.

September 16 2020

Leopard Checks Out Al Fresco Dining Option

I know the focus these days is on outdoor dining due to the novel corona virus. But this really is wild – look who crashes the patio, albeit very stealthy. How would you like this African leopard company? Wonder if he had a reservation? I wonder if it matters.

September 8 2020

Laying an Egg with Madonna and John Landecker; Dogs with Odd Jobs

It’s been a long time since I’ve hung out on the radio with the one and only Radio Hall of Famer John Landecker. Listen HERE as we both reminisce about how back at WLS-AM (I was in my early 20’s at the time)  how I laid an egg, or John did as I covered a…

August 6 2020

Bats Caused the Virus; Bats Might Cure the Virus

Many humans cringe at the very thought or sight of bats. And some of those people may even have chiroptophobia, a fear of bats. True enough some bats are blood-suckers and some have a wingspan nearly the size of an average human. It’s also true that bats likely responsible, at least in great part, for…

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