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Kevin Power

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Kevin hails from the small town of George, but we try not to hold that against him... After obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance at the University of Stellenbosch, Kev realised that town life wasn't for him for the moment, and ...

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on The Lion King: Debunking Myths

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Sibu
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“I feel Disney owe the hyenas on the planet an apology” I completely agree with you Kev !!!! 🙂

Completely agree, they are actually so cute 😍

Senior Moment
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One of the great joys when I stopped at Londolozi was the Hyena den, a great joy and blew away all I thought I knew about them.

Laura Eberly
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Great way to start our Sunday, thank you! Yes The Lion King has always been in our movie library. It is an iconic film and fuels our American fascination with Africa!!

Jerry Saunders
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Nice, Kevin. Now, if you haven’t already, see “Zootopia”! We are just back from our second visit to Londolozi and made this recommendation to Nick Sims. A Cape Buffalo as a police chief; Tommy Chong as a stoner wildebeest; Shakira as a gazelle- we think you and all the staff will love it.

Vernon
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Well said Kevin!!

Wendy Hawkins
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Thanks Kevin, you have not stopped me from wanting to see the movie once again with my grandkids when I see them in May, but yes I do believe that the youngsters who don’t have the pleasure of going to a park & seeing the real thing will carry on believing this is “the real deal” until they are old enough to venture out to see the wild ones!!!

Alison Smith
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amazing analogy! thank you!

Lea
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Thanks for the story Kevin. I too loved the Lion King. Although Disney portrayed some animals in the wrong light, it did at least introduce kids to wild animals – good or bad – hopefully this encouraged them to love all animals. Would love to visit Londolozi one of these days – beautiful spot and beautiful people. Thanks again Kevin – Hakuna Matata……

Martina Welch
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I still haven’t seen the Lion King and after my visit to tree camp at Londolozi last week, I wondered how accurate the film was! I’ll have to watch it now, thank you !

Jill Larone
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Great blog Kevin! I think Disney really wasn’t fair to the Hyenas as well. They are quite beautiful animals and very interesting to see in the wild. I do love the Lion King though and saw it a few times when my children were small. It’s great to hear you commenting on the differences though, between the film’s portrayal and the actual behaviours of these animals.

Vicky Sanders
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HaHa! Wonderful article. I too love The Lion King, but people really should keep their perspective knowing it is a Disney animation. Hopefully it will give them a hunger to research, and learn more about all the wonderful creatures in Africa….yes, even the very interesting & complicated hyena.

Stephanie Freid-Perenchio
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Nice job Kevin- I love your honesty, humor, and respect for the wild animals and Disney.

Hi Kevin, Helene is askingif you could put a picture of the Lion King? Absolutely love your little reportage!

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