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James Souchon

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James started his guiding career at the world-renowned Phinda Game Reserve, spending four years learning about and showing guests the wonder of the incredibly rich biodiversity that the Maputaland area of South Africa has to offer. Having always wanted to guide in the ...

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on Celebrating a Valiant Frenchman

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Tam
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Souch – loved this. Such an interesting and different read. Walked away with some new knowledge 🙂 Thanks

Cindy Tyrrell
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An excellent and fascinating article James! Indeed, LeVallant was an amazing biologist and painter, as well as ‘a man without prejudice’…..something we could all try and emulate these days! It is tragic that he apparently died in poverty, after all he richly contributed to the recordings of ornithology and more.

David Attenborough
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Nice Blog, James and I’m with you in that I would have loved to have explored Southern Africa a hundred or more years ago

Lynne
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Thank you for that interesting story.

Jill Larone
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James, thank you for this very interesting blog and beautiful pictures!

Henk
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Love it Shoeshine!

Jacqueline Mervaillie
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James, you might wish to know that Levaillant’s surname translated into English means “the brave”. A well-deserved name…

James Tyrrell
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Merci, Jacqueline!
Indeed, a lot of English words, like ‘valour’ and ‘valiant’ are derived from French.
Looking forward to your visit this year 🙂 There are a few cubs around at the moment that I’m sure you’re eager to see.
Please give my best regards to Yves!

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