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Guy Brunskill

Alumni Ranger

Guy worked as a ranger for Londolozi from 2017 until the end of 2021. He grew up in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. From a young age he visited the bush each holiday. It was during these early years that his passion and interest was ...

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on The Porcupine and the Tamboti Tree

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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?

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

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.

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?

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

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