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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 Hippos and Crocodiles: Friend or Foe?

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Lovely blog James. We might find it strange that hippo and crococodiles live “peacefully” together in the same river or waterhole but we have also observed many water birds on top of hippo and terrapins seem to love lying on top of them basking in the sun. Or are they sucking parasites of the hippo?

Simply said … amazing. Very well written and informative, James. Paul Danckerts’s image of the dead hippo and crocodile was timely placed within the piece and proved your point.

Great post James. I’ve often wondered about that relationship.

Thank you for clarifying what has seemed to be an anomaly in the predator/prey world. It seems you’ve done your research and we appreciate the results. I love the educational aspect of the Londolozi blogs. Thanks and have a great weekend!!

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glad to read a blog from you !Warm regards from Antwerpen , where it is very hot this month.

James great blog!
Would there be very large individual Crocodiles in the vicinity akin to Gustave in Rwanda that could pose a threat to a sub Adult Hippo??

Thanks for the insightful piece. Looking forward to more of your work.

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