South Africa’s own Steve Irwin, Dingo Dinkelman, has embarked on an international information-sharing expedition as he tours the United States of America, engaging with other world-renowned conservationists and YouTube celebrities.
“This is such a great opportunity to learn about the latest techniques in animal behaviourism while engaging with our international audience,” commented Dinkelman from the road. “We’re really using this platform to interact with existing followers and introduce new people to the natural world.”
The month-long US tour will include several stops at wildlife centres, meet-and-greets, podcasts and other engagements that give YouTube followers and audiences some amazing wildlife content. Starting in New York, Dinkelman is heading to Michigan where he will meet up with American YouTuber and vlogger, Brian Barczyk. His wildlife antics on SnakeBytesTV, AnimalBytesTV and Discovery channel’s series Venom Hunters have seen him gain more than 3.5million subscribers.
Barczyk and Dinkelman will meet up for a live podcast on Saturday (11pm South African time) following by some exciting filming and a meet-and-greet with fans on Sunday night – which sold out in a whopping 15 minutes! The engagement will be hosted at Barczyk’s Reptarium, home to an interesting variety of reptiles.
The following week, Dinkelman will meet up with another friend in conservation, Kevin McCurley, the owner and founder of NERD (New England Reptile Distributors) with a YouTube following of some 300 000 people. This organisation grew out of McCurely’s passion for reptiles and his own personal collection, becoming one of the largest reptile breeders in America’s Northeast.
After filming with McCurley, Dinkelman heads to Miami for a week to check out facilities and learn more about crocodilian behavioural work. Then it’s on to Chandler’s Wildlife north of Miami, founded by Chandler Kamenesh who’s show has 1.6million subscribers. Thereafter, it’s a visit to Gatorland in Orlando, the Alligator Capital of the World. This is home to forerunners in crocodile research, with work extending to places like Cuba and Jamaica. Finally, Dinkelman will stop in at Disney’s Animal Kingdom which is a celebration of all living things.
Don’t miss out on any of this exciting wildlife action. Check out Dingo’s videos and adventures by following ‘Dingo Dinkelman’ on Facebook, Instagram, Rumble, Patreon, and ‘Dingo Dinkelman Reloaded’ on YouTube. Dingo Dinkelman is proudly sponsored by Toyota. Visit www.dingowild.com for more information.