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Nick Sims

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Nick always had a love for nature. Growing up in Johannesburg, the annual family trip to the bush (particularly the Kruger Lowveld region of South Africa) became an escape from city life. When he and his brother weren't physically in the bush, they ...

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on The War of the Waterbuck

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Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Thanks, Nick, for the interesting article on waterbucks. It’s great that the guides of Londolozi provide us, the readers, with such a lot of interesting and entertaining information on animal behavior all year round.

Nick Sims
Contributor

It’s a pleasure Christa!

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Hi Nick, thanks for this lovely blog on your own local beautiful reindeer! They look exquisite and looking at their big liquid eyes its hard to believe they can be so hard, but life is hard. Do you have any details on bachelor seniors life?

Nick Sims
Contributor

Hi Francesca, once the bachelors are replaced by younger, stronger males, they live out the rest of their days as subordinate males.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Thanks for another great learning story Nick! We always enjoy learning something new!

Nick Sims
Contributor

Thanks the Klaubers!

William Paynter
Senior Digital Ranger

Thanks Nick, great information about the waterbuck population at Londolozi.

Nick Sims
Contributor

Thank you!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Super article – many thanks

Nick Sims
Contributor

I’m glad you enjoyed it!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Hi Nick, this is very interesting information on the waterbuck. They are such beautiful antelope and most certainly my favorite. The dominant male is a stunning buck and is a very proud antelope. The satellite buck helps the dominant male protect his territory, and stands in line if something happens to the dominant male. Thanks so much for this info it really helps us understand this antelope better.

Nick Sims
Contributor

They really are such beautiful antelope.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thanks for this informative story Nick in the development of waterbuck males, from weaning to a dominant bull. I really appreciate these articles about the various inhabitants within the Londolozi bush, allowing us to learn more about animal behavior.

Nick Sims
Contributor

Thanks, I pleased you found the blog useful.

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

Thank you for the information. I have often seen them usually alone. The system of hierarchy is complicated! Next time I see one I will have a better understanding. They are so beautiful and almost as regal as the wonderful stags with the huge set of antlers! Thank you and have a merry Christmas! Victoria

Nick Sims
Contributor

Merry Christmas to you too!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Super explanation Nick, always learning something new through all you rangers ! 🙏🏻❤️

Leonie De Young
Digital Tracker

An interesting blog Nick. Waterbuck are nice looking animals. I guess in nature,all the males vie for mating rights and sometimes it is deadly. Thanks for the pecking order they adhere to. You do learn something every day.

Vaseem Baig
Digital Ranger

Thanks Nick for such an interesting insight to the waterbuck world. as an ardent wildlife fan, I could not have asked for more.

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