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Dean de la Rey

Alumni Ranger

Dean was a guide at Londolozi from 2018 to 2022. He grew up in Johannesburg and it was from his very first trip to the bush at the age of two that he was captivated by this environment (he claims he can remember ...

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Dean, I saved the leopard🤗

We had once encountered a similar scene near a watering hole. A lion was feeding on a water buffalo. Another buffalo was nearby appearing to menace the lion. Hyenas and vultures approached and there was a series of backs and forths among the participants.

Vultures are vital to the Bush environment in so many ways! Interesting day for you and the hungry young leopard!

Very cool sighting Dean!

It seems the vultures have an amazing sense of smell, as do the hyenas when it comes to carrion. Do you think the waterbuck was stuck in the mud after being chased into this almost dry pan? So many adventures as of late!

What an exciting happening.

It usually means they have congregated at a kill and are hoping to join the feast.

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The circle of life and death …. fascinating.

When is the Ximungwe young male going to get his adult name?

Always wonderful to see the. stories from Londolozi.We look forward to them ea ch day.just this week there seems to be some hope for corona virus vaccines which we are hoping means we might be able to visit Londolozi in our fall /your spring! Fingers. crossed!! Victoria

Always wonderful action in the Bush! Great images as well.

Great morning for you Dean! The shot of the Ximungwe male is just wonderful on the dried mud! Thanks for sharing 🙏🏻💕

Dean, That’s a tough day for that young male. I’m sure he has a lot to learn, and knowing his lineage it won’t take him long!

These natural battles for survival are endlessly fascinating!

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