S1 Episode 19: Vladimir Dinets


Charles and Jon talk with Vladimir Dinets, naturalist extraordinaire, about his adventures travelling the world searching for wildlife. We hear about a quest to Pakistan to be the first biologist to see a Woolly Flying Squirrel in the wild; and how 48 hours inside a Mexican hollow tree is the perfect place to recover from the flu and look for black Jaguars. And he remembers his first near death encounter, when a 14 year old Vladimir had to battle a monster bear in Siberia. Plus we hear from Howard Frederick about the animal behind his recording of the mystery mammal in episode 18.


Vladimir has a ton of trip reports up on mammalwatching.com : just search for “Dinets”. He has many more adventures and reports on his own website. Vladimir has written several books including Dragon Songs about his work with crocodilians, and guides to finding the mammals of North America and Japan. Cover Art: Vladimir Dinets in Siberia, 1997.