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Sean Zeederberg

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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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Cheung Yc
Digital Ranger

Love is power of life

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

It was an incredible rescue Sean.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

I saw it on video and it was fantastically brave and kind.

I used to know someone who ran an open campsite in Tanzania and he said packs of wild dogs , leopards, elephants his staff wouldn’t turn a hair, a honey badger would clear the camp at a rate of knots

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Sean, loved the video🤗, rescuing honey badger!

Irene Henkes
Senior Digital Ranger

Lovely this…………. well done guys!!

Kenneth Macleod

well done guys thats a great story, lovely to see it all ended well

Dina Petridis
Senior Digital Ranger

congratulations !!!

I once had a lucky shot of a badger carrying her baby , it is on instagram

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

Such a wonderful story. I’m so glad you were able to help it free.

Johanna Browne

As I said before you two are the man…errr…the men! This made me tear up and is such a beautiful and touching story. It well highlights your hearts as well as the credo for Londolozi. Great job!!!

Laszlo Toth

It’s a fantastic story!
Well done, guys!
Thank you for sharing!

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

What an amazing event. I wonder if the honey badger will retain any memory of being rescued by humans.

Francesca Doria
Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you so much for helping this creature, it is so unusual to see and wow such a temper honey badger have… Londolozi definitely is the place of human compassion too

Keith Fincham

Just brilliant. Well done and thank you.

Terry Fowler

You guys are awesome! Thank you. I’m sure the little guy was grateful!!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Fantastic story & video!
Sean with the clean-shaven look for the narrative!

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

What a creative solution to this badger’s dilemma and the compassion you two exhibited was inspiring! Thank you for your kindness.

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Gold star for the two of you and happy that ut decided not to chase you!

Amazing Rescue, Proud of the work you guys did.

What a brilliant rescue Pete and Sean! You deserve the “Legion d’Honneur”, one of the highest french recognition medal. Or at least a beer from your colleagues rangers… Let’s hope that this honey badger will spread the word among his friends about humans being nice guys (no need to run away from them). And soon we will see honey badgers every night…

Jeff Rodgers
Senior Digital Ranger

A great story and very well told. Having been on hundreds of game drives, I am always curious where Rangers draw the line at helping animals vs. it’s the bush, things happen and Mother Nature is in charge.

Judy Koehler

Started following your posts a few weeks ago and you are the highlight of my day! Loved that the Honey Badger is free! I have your book “The Leopards of Londolozi by Lex Hes” published in 1991!

Mama Lioness
Digital Ranger

Hopefulful perseverance and joy speak best for this task and outcome. You definitely feel “Light” after all is said ad done, while seeing the badger be able to run free.

Christa Blessing
Digital Tracker

I firmly believe that this honey badger realized after his first fright that you wanted to help, especially when you started to give him water. Animals, in my opinion, can feel whether a person wants to harm them or not. It was really great that you rescued the poor badger! Of course, nature can be very cruel and if you had not accidentally come across this little guy, he would certainly have perished in a horrible way. So it was wonderful that the two of you saved its life. And it is so rare that one gets such great photos of a honey badger. I have only seen maybe two during a safari so far.

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

I’m sure it will be a story we all remember and share for quite sometime …so I can well imagine how you guys must feel. Such a brave, super kind deed very lucky Badger !!! Well done Sean and Pete 👌🏻🙏🏻💕

Trish Monck
Master Tracker

Sean, I love this, one of my favorite stories/sightings! So awesome you guys were able to save it. After the Honey Badger was freed, did you guys go back to the spot it was stuck to try to figure out further how it got in there in the first place and what it was stuck on?

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