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Sean Zeederberg

Field Guide

As a young boy growing up on an agricultural farm in Zimbabwe, Sean spent every opportunity entertaining himself outdoors, camping in the local nature reserve and learning about all facets of the natural world. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental ...

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Sean I love these African stories. It touch my heart. It is part of our heritage. We do not hear it often enough. I feel someone should put it all in a book, if it is not published yet. Joy is such a great guy. He was our tracker once. Always a smile and so friendly. Every time we visit and we see him on game drives he always wave.

Darlene Knott
Senior Digital Ranger

I love old stories, folk lore, whatever you call the stories passed down from generation to generation. I would hope we do not lose them. Thanks for the joyful start to my lovely day!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Haha, I’ve read that folklore story before when I was a kid! Always find those more entertaining!

Penny Tainton
Explorer

One of the things I so love about my Africa is the vibrant story-telling, always entertaining, often with a wicked twist of humour. As you say, so important that we don’t lose these tales passed verbally through generations, as urbanisation changes the customs and habits. Thanks for sharing this one!

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