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Guy Brunskill

Ranger

Guy grew up in the city of Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. From a very young age he visited the bush each holiday. It was during these early years that his passion and interest was ignited for this incredible environment. After school he acquired a ...

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on The Porcupine and the Tamboti Tree

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

I love reading the blogs that you can learn something from. Interesting facts Guy. I did not know porcupines eat the Tambotie tree bark. What I love about the Tambotie is the jumping beans in, is it August?

Darlene Knott
Senior Digital Ranger

How very interesting, Guy! We have yet to spot a porcupine. Would love to see one!

Denise Vouri
Digital Tracker

Who would have thought innocently burning a log could make one sick? Really interesting article about the Tamboti tree and its most prevalent prey-the porcupine. I’ve only seen a few in the bush, but they are interesting creatures, albeit quite shy. Good to know you’re enjoying your new venture at Londolozi.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Everything is connected in nature and nothing stays on top for too long.
Question: when I did the iMfolozi Trail back in 2015 we burned old logs from umThomboti (Zulu name) trees and I was wondering if they are Tamboti trees or a different species?

Kimberly Salzer
Explorer

Okay, so you owe me a porcupine next time too, Guy!

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