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Kyle Gordon


Kyle was born and raised in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. His childhood was spent scurrying barefooted along the banks of various rivers and dams, fishing rod ever-in-hand, enjoying the beauty and freedom of outdoors. Kyle obtained a degree in construction from UCT ...

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on Ear to the Ground: Exploring Who Reigns Supreme in Lowveld’s Hearing Hierarchy

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Christa Blessing
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All Londolozi’s blogs are so interesting and one can learn so much. Thanks for this “hearing” blog, Kyle!

Michael Kalm
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Unfair to bats!

Just kidding. Really great article. Such variety! Of course, it reminds me of when my wife was sure I had a hearing problem and demanded that I be tested by an audiologist, specifically a female one. I complied, and after the testing, the audiologist told my wife, “Your husband does not have a hearing problem. He has a listening problem. He does not need a hearing aid. He needs a shock collar!”

Iren Juppa

I miss Othawa male lion a lot. He was a beautiful lion.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Kyle you have given us a food for thought about the different sound waves. Very interesting thanks for this interesting blog. Hope your ear drum is all well now. Very painful I’m sure.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Thanks Kyle, I did not guess elephants. Very interesting.

Ann Marie

But, Wait!!! You asked “Who has the ultimate ears?” If elephants are hearing through their feet, that’s cheating! 😉😉😉

Denise Vouri
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I’m sorry to learn of your temporary hearing loss, but out of that experience came this interesting article. I probably would have selected the elephant as well, even though technically their ears are not truly their main source of hearing. Actually I would have thought a few birds would have made the list besides owls, but that’s the difference between professionals who deal with sounds everyday and the novices that assign outstanding hearing to animals that really don’t qualify as reigning supreme.

Paul Canales
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Terrific post Kyle, but now you’ve got me thinking about bats!!

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