In my last post we were following a band of cheetahs across the red dunes of the Kalahari with researchers Gus and Margie Mills. The story continues…
From the crest of a Kalahari dune we watch as three cheetahs circle a grazing steenbok. To them it probably looks a bit like a Wimpy breakfast.
Capitalism is alive and well in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; it even went and moved the waterhole at Mata-Mata!
Walt Disney’s Lion King movie has a lot to answer for, particularly because its portrayal of lions as noble heroes and hyenas as demented schemers continues to influence how we see both animals. But you have to remember: all that is just fiction, so don't believe everything you hear about hyenas.
If you love wildlife and yearn to get away from the rat race to live a life that’s exciting and different, do yourself a favour and get hold of a copy of the book Hyena Nights & Kalahari Days (Jacana 2010) by husband and wife team Gus and Margie Mills.
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