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Rob Jeffery

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Rob joined the Londolozi team at the start of 2017. Having grown up on a farm in the Cape and spending many holidays traveling Southern Africa he developed a love for the outdoors and an appreciation for the natural world. After completing a ...

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on Who is Older: Rhino or Elephant?

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Interesting information Rob. We’ve got to do everything we can to ensure that these iconic animals do not become extinct. They are both under a huge threat from poaching syndicates.

Jeff Rodgers
Senior Digital Ranger

Great post and please keep ’em coming. The educational aspects of a safari make it so much more interesting than just the ‘there is an elephant, there is a giraffe, there is a rhino, etc.’ that so many game drives (though never at Londolozi) have devolved to.

Johanna Browne
Explorer

Great article! Thank you. I am working on a project and this information was just what I was looking for. Thank you also for the vital work you and the others with Londolozi do.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Digital Tracker

I really liked the image of the elephant trunk, Rob. It seems man has always hunted animals into extinction. Tragic that we have learned so little since then and continue to be so selfish regardless of the outcome. Good work is being done now, but I hope it’s not one of those scenario’s of too little, too late.

Denise Vouri
Digital Tracker

Terrific zoology lesson Rob. Your information is thorough without being too scientific. My hope is that continued education and anti-poaching legions will protect the remaining members of each species so they don’t go the way of dinosaurs. I’ve been fortunate enough to observe some of our endangered species whilst in Africa and other continents and have a deep appreciation for each of them, having learned more about their history from guides like you. Keep up the good work!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Interesting read!

Hanna Leisie
Explorer

Hi Rob! I have definitely compared a rhinos features to those of a dinosaur before – I can’t help but think it is the closest I’ll come to seeing one in real life. Learning more about the history of animals we see today is fascinating, thanks for sharing!

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